Bucharest Office Market Snapshot in the First Quarter of 2022

The year begins with a positive evolution in terms of the level of transactions, in the first quarter of 2022 being traded in Bucharest a total area 41% higher than in the same period of 2021.

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At the end of the first quarter of 2022 in Bucharest, five office buildings were completed or are very close to completion, with a total leasable area of 73,500sqm, of which 72% were already rented. All buildings are part of multiphase projects: the London and Oslo buildings within Sema Parc, the B1 and B2 buildings in @Expo project and the Tandem building in the project on Matei Millo Street.

Occupier focus

In Q1 2022 in Bucharest, a total area of 73,685sqm of modern office spaces was rented. 20% was represented by the extension of the lease contracts in the current premises and 80% by the rent of new surfaces (newly contracted offices and expansions in existing ones). The most sought-after area was the Center-West, with 27% of the companies’ preferences for renting new spaces, followed by the Center-North area with 25%.

The most active tenants were companies in the IT&Communication sector with 35% of the newly leased area, followed by companies in the Professional Services and FMCG sectors, with 19 and 10% of the leased area, respectively.

Main Transactions in Q1 2022

Main Projects to be Delivered in 2022

Area Project Name Delivery Surface (sqm) Location
CENTRAL-NORTH @EXPO – Building B1 S1 2022 11,000 Piata Presei
  @EXPO – Building B2 S1 2022 10,000 Piata Presei
CENTRAL-WEST Sema Parc – London S1 2022 21,500 Splaiul Independentei
  Sema Parc – Oslo S1 2022 10,000 Splaiul Independentei
  Afi Tech Park 2 S1 2022 26,000 Razoare
  ONE Cotroceni Park 2 S2 2022 34,000 Razoare
DOWNTOWN Tandem S1 2020 21,000 Universitate
  H Tudor Arghezi S2 2022 5,800 Universitate

Outlook

By December 31, 2022, the completion of a smaller number of office buildings than in the previous years is scheduled, with a total of 140,000sqm of office space.

The map shows the rent levels in the main business areas. During the year, some adjustments might take place due to the negotiations between the tenants and the landlords.

ESOP Partners in Time

ESOP’s portfolio includes, in addition to office buildings for rent in Bucharest, office spaces for sale in Bucharest, industrial parks and warehouses for rent, as well as office spaces for rent in the main cities of the country.

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Mirela Raicu

Founder Partner of ESOP Consulting CORFAC International, coordinator of the Corporate Office Spaces division, with 18 years of experience in real estate consulting and entrepreneurship.

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