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Reflections on the real estate sector from our correspondents around the Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States region.

BRICKS & MORTAR: An outstanding year ahead for Romania’s industrial space market

March 29, 2021

Low vacancy rate to drive further development of Romania’s industrial real estate market that CBRE expects to grow by 50% within five years.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Renovation of apartment buildings has biggest potential for energy saving in Western Balkans

February 28, 2021

The potential for energy savings in the buildings sector — characterised by ageing, poorly maintained apartment blocks — is estimated at more than 50% of consumption, Energy Community report shows.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Cautious optimism on Romania's evolving real estate market

February 1, 2021

Despite a sharp fall in investment in 2020, CBRE report shows the real estate market is adjusting to new circumstances under COVID-19 but several large transactions are already under negotiation in 2021.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Rosier future beckons for CEE retailers after year of change and disruption

January 10, 2021

A gloomy start to 2021, but labour markets and purchasing power in the CEE region are in much better shape than after the 2008 financial crisis, indicating retail will bounce back from the coronacrisis, says Colliers.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Residential real estate sales soar on back of the government’s mortgage subsidy programme

October 23, 2020

The coronacrisis has hit the Russian construction business hard, but residential development is booming thanks to a generous 6.5% subsidised mortgage scheme the government introduced and has just extended for another year.