SEK Bucharest International School opens its first school from Romania, in Sema Parc

River Development announces that International Institution SEK Bucharest International School is opening its first school in Romania in a building in Sema Parc, for current educational activities and future expansion. The transaction was brokered by ESOP Consulting, a local real estate consulting firm.

Founded in 1892, the International Institution SEK Bucharest International School offers its students a program of trilingual studies and academic excellence that begins in the early education of children and can continue into doctoral programs at SEK universities. All 26 SEK schools are officially recognized in the 17 countries in which they operate, have modern educational infrastructure and first-class teaching teams.

The rented space in Sema Parc is in one of the existing buildings, completely modernized and authorized, with direct access to Splaiul Independenței and has an interior area of ​​2,553 square meters, arranged on two levels, as well as another 4,162 square meters of courtyard. interior, with green spaces and possibilities of arrangement in accordance with the requirements and needs of an educational unit. The building, which is located a few minutes from the Opera Română and the Parliament Palace and which has access to public transport, allows not only the organization of the current educational flow, but also the subsequent extension, from kindergarten and primary school to middle school and high school.

SEK Bucharest International School kindergarten and primary school open their doors in September 2022, and registrations start on May 3. Interested parents can schedule a meeting with the school management by accessing or at the email address [email protected]. Places are limited, with priority for those who work or will live in Sema Parc.

As educators, our main mission is to bring inspiration, knowledge and innovation to each of our students, to train them to reach their potential through academic activity. Through dynamic programs, we strive to develop individuals with strong collaborative, communicative, moral, and creative qualities, with a passion for lifelong learning. Because the place where we will carry out our educational activity is essential to be in accordance with our values, we chose to open our school in Sema Parc, in a building that has at first sight the air of a traditional school. We will open our doors in September with kindergarten and primary school programs, and as our students grow, we will expand our academic offer to middle and high school education.”- says Alina Pele, Director of SEK Bucharest International School.

A school in Sema Parc is what we looked for from the first moment we announced our intentions to develop this project. The fact that Sema Parc has been the chosen place by SEK Bucharest International School – an international school with a strong tradition, is a confirmation for the extraordinary potential of this place to grow and develop a community in the true sense of the word. We are excited to have such an important function, such as education, for the Sema Parc community. We are convinced that the benefit will be substantial for the entire city. ” – said Ioana Mușat, Lease Manager at River Development.

Finding a suitable building in the central area of ​​Bucharest for a private school, which focuses on both education and green space and freedom of movement, was a challenge for our colleague Bogdan Caraman, who attended SEK Bucharest International School in choosing their first location in Romania. Together with the River Development team, the developer of the Sema Parc project, we found the most suitable solution. We believe that this way the central-western area of ​​Bucharest will benefit from this year from a valuable educational alternative, both for those working in the second pole of large office spaces in Bucharest, and for the inhabitants of sectors 5 and 6, some one of the most populated sectors of the capital. ” – added Alexandru Petrescu, Managing Partner at ESOP Consulting | CORFAC International

About River Development

River Development is a real estate investor and developer with Romanian capital, with over 15 years of activity on the local market, supported by a team of professionals with extensive experience in planning, developing, and managing large real estate projects. River Development is developing two of the capital’s major urban redevelopment projects: Sema Parc – located on Splaiul Independentei – approx. 1,000,000 sqm GBA and The Light – located on Iuliu Maniu Boulevard, approx. 150,000 mpg GBA. Both are situated in the central-western part of the capital and is in various stages of development.

River Development has over 150,000 square meters of office space in its portfolio and has delivered over 38,000 square meters of new Class A buildings in the last three years, within the Sema Parc project, through the three Class A buildings – Brussels, Paris and Berlin. The London and Oslo buildings are being received and will add another 31,500 square meters (GLA) of Class A offices in the central-western part of the city.

As part of the second portfolio project – The Light, River Development has already delivered the first phase – The Light One, a Class A office building with a leasable area of ​​21,653 sqm and is in the process of approval and authorization. of the second building – The Light Two, also class A and with a leasable area of ​​28,589 sqm, with execution and delivery deadline Q2 2024.

All newly developed or under construction projects are certified according to Breeam standards for green buildings, with an Excellent rating.


SEK Bucharest International School is an international private school where all children benefit from continuously improved educational programs in English, Spanish and Romanian. SEK Bucharest International School is part of the International Education Systems (IES) organization and offers students recognized diplomas at European level.

Founded in 1892, SEK International Schools are places where innovation and pedagogical leadership are combined with tradition and history to provide unique educational programs. Students in SEK schools develop much deeper and lasting values ​​and skills: tolerance, justice, civic spirit, empathy, self-awareness and a desire for development and respect for the environment.

About ESOP Consulting CORFAC International

ESOP is one of the leading companies in the real estate market in Romania, being among the top 10 companies specialized in the commercial segment of the market.

Since 2013, ESOP has been an affiliate member of CORFAC International – Corporate Facility Advisors – an alliance of entrepreneurial real estate companies committed to providing quality services locally, nationally and internationally. CORFAC International offers real estate services with coverage in 61 locations in North America and in over 24 other countries internationally. In numbers – over 8,500 transactions per year, covering 55 million sqm and valued at over $ 5.2 billion.

CORFAC is recommended by customers through the entrepreneurial attitude of its members, reflected in a high level of involvement and personalization of solutions for partners. Over time, CORFAC members have assisted companies such as Amazon, Boeing, FedEx, General Electric, General Motors and McDonalds.

With over 20 years of experience and one of the largest teams of consultants in the segment of office and industrial spaces, ESOP has traded in the last 3 years over 120,000 sqm of office and industrial space. Among the clients who have chosen ESOP services over time are important companies such as: HARMAN Romania, HELLA Romania, IPSOS Interactive Services, Konica Minolta, Lugera & Makler, ENEL, Alcedo, Sygenta, SNC Lavalin, 1 and 1 Romania, Asseco etc.

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.

If you would like more information, please contact the ESOP team by filling this brief form, or by phone (+4) 0723.26.61.97 or (+4) 021.528.04.40. We’ll promptly answer your inquiry!

Alexandru Petrescu

Founding Managing Partner of ESOP Consulting | CORFAC International with 21 years of experience in real estate consulting and entrepreneurship.

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