Industrial real estate is thriving in the Czech Republic. In spite of the effects of epidemiological measures, this segment is constantly evolving. There is currently a lot of activity involving new construction, demand and renegotiation of existing contracts for logistics properties and production facilities. This activity is highlighted by, among other things, 680,000 m2 of new industrial premises, which developers plan to complete in the Czech Republic this year.
With new business arriving, Nela Švancarová has joined the Industrial & Logistics Agency at BNP Paribas Real Estate, the international consulting company, to help reinforce the current team. A graduate of the University of Finance and Administration and the CEVRO Institute, she has worked in leasing teams for many years - most recently, she was in charge of leasing retail space at OD Kotva.
Nela joins the team as a Consultant and, together with her colleagues, has already been involved in activities for current and potential clients. Due to her retail experience, she is acquainted with city logistics in the B2B and B2C segment, which is closely connected to e-commerce. However, with the gradual easing of restrictions, a revival of the classic shopping formats can be expected, including the supply of gastronomy.
Nela Švancarová, Consultant BNP Paribas Real Estate
"With her experience in the retail sector, Nela contributes greatly to the complexity and quality of our department's services. This will help us with the growing demand for warehouse space," said Dušan Drábek, Head of Industrial & Logistics Agency, where many interesting projects are already being implemented or are at the preparation phase.
Karel Bor, Managing Director of the Czech branch of BNP Paribas Real Estate, also confirms the growing importance of the regions, including Pilsen, Brno and Ostrava: “Thanks to the strong background of our company in Germany, Poland and France, we have solved dozens of new business cases for foreign companies. It's positive for the Czech Republic that these are very often manufacturing companies. These companies will bring higher added value to the regions, as well as vital jobs."