Renting Historic Villas

The former headquarters of the Syrian Embassy will be transformed into a private high school

The real estate company ESOP Consulting brokered the rental of the villa in Lascar Catargiu no. 50, of 728 sqm, served as the headquarters of the Syrian Embassy in Bucharest, over 10 years. Private education provides a growing demand for rental space for children and students (whether it’s kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, or after-school activities).

“The renting of old buildings with period perfume by private educational units represents a niche in continuous development. Only this month we brokered two such transactions: renting a 728 sqm villa, in the Victoriei area, by the European School Bucharest, which intends to arrange it in a private high school and renting a 210 sqm villa, in the Cotroceni area, by Injoy, an after-school with summer school. Thus, only in the last two years, we have received a double number of requests, coming both from some private educational institutions that are being set up and from others that are expanding “, says Alexandru Petrescu, manager of the real estate company ESOP Consulting.

Description of the villa in Lascar Catargiu

The building in which the future high school Bucharest European School will operate was built in 1910. It remained for a long time in the heritage of RAPPS, being returned to the former owners only last year. In total, the villa has a rentable area of 728 sqm, arranged on the basement, basement, ground floor, first floor and attic, being served by four parking spaces and a yard of 490 sqm.

The building has a total of 18 rooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens, and numerous technical spaces. Located on Lascar Catargiu Street, no. 50, near Victoriei Square and very close to the Government, the future high school will benefit from easy access, from all areas of the Capital and to all means of transport: subway and RATTB.

Description of the villa in Cotroceni

The villa on Ion Manolescu street no. 10, where a before & after-school will operate, is located in the Cotroceni area, near the Cotroceni Palace and the Romniceanu Park. In total, the building has a leasable area of ​​210 square meters, seven rooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen, and technical spaces, arranged on several levels: basement, ground floor, first floor, and attic.

The European School in Bucharest was founded in 2001 and, at that time, had a single class with nine students. In 2012, it reached a total of 270 students enrolled, in 20 classes, from all cycles of education: primary, secondary, and high school. The villa rented through the company ESOP will serve to expand the activity of the high school.

As facilities, students enrolling at the European School Bucharest receive more attention from teachers – a class with a maximum of 15 students enrolled, library, sports field, canteen, transportation, extracurricular activities such as intensive language learning, design, theater, piano, guitar, dance, etc.

Injoy will open in June and will offer educational services before & after-school, summer school, as well as numerous courses for the little ones. Under the motto: Learn with joy !, children from five to 14 years old, will attend classes in acting, oratory, ballroom dancing, drawing and painting, chess, mind lab, guitar, singing, modeling, rhythmic gymnastics, good manners, English – with a native teacher, French and German.

During the school holidays, Injoy organizes a summer school, where children can spend all day in the company of other children, but learning new things or increasing their sports performance – swimming, tennis, horseback riding – and improving their knowledge of English and French, taught interactively. The mission of the team of pedagogues and professionals is to discover the talent of each child, to model it, to find what he likes and, thus, to learn with joy!


Maria Neda

PR & Media Coordinator, PR & Media Consultant, with background as a journalist in the economic press and experience as a consultant in Urban Development.

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