Prologis Announces 2017 Activity in Central and Eastern Europe

Record-breaking occupancy of 97.4 percent

6 million square metres of leased space

9 new development starts

15 buildings delivered

Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced full-year 2017 activity for its business in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Operating Performance 

The company leased 1.6 million square metres in CEE. New lease agreements accounted for just over 500,000 square metres and lease renewals for more than 1 million square metres, with the balance
short-term agreements. The CEE portfolio occupancy rate was a record 97.4 percent.

At year-end, Prologis’ CEE operating portfolio was 4.4 million square metres.

Notable new leasing activity included:  

45,100 square metres with Empik Group in Sochaczew, Poland

21,200 square metres with INTUON in Bratislava, Slovakia

19,600 square metres with a leading clothing and houseware retailer in Budapest-Gyal, Hungary

13,200 square metres with PST CLC in Prague-Uzice, Czech Republic

Notable lease renewals included: 

37,500 square metres with Auchan, in Budapest-Ullo, Hungary

36,900 square metres with Moto-Profil in Chorzow, Poland

27,600 square metres with NAY in Bratislava, Slovakia

13,700 square metres with L’Oréal in Prague East, Czech Republic

“It was fitting that Prologis should celebrate its 20th anniversary in Europe with another strong year for our business,” said Martin Polák, senior vice president, regional head, Prologis CEE. “Occupancy reached
a record 97.4 percent as the volume of lease renewals surged by 11 percent above 1 million square metres – a distinct sign that our customers value our well-located, high-quality facilities and superior property management services.”

Investment Activities 

In 2017, Prologis began construction of nine buildings totalling 170,200 square metres — 32 percent of that construction was build-to-suit and 68 percent was speculative development. This activity is part of Prologis’ selective development strategy in key markets with strong demand amid low vacancy rates.

Development starts: 

62,400 square metre speculative facilities (two) at Prologis Park Nitra, Slovakia

28,300 square metre speculative facility at Prologis Park Prague-Uzice, Czech Republic

23,700 square metre build-to-suit for VAFO PRAHA at Prologis Park Prague-Rudna, Czech Republic

16,200 square metre build-to-suit for Textile House at Prologis Park Bratislava, Slovakia

14,500 square metre speculative facility at Prologis Park Prague-Airport, Czech Republic

In 2017, Prologis delivered 15 buildings totalling 275,000 square metres; among those, three buildings were started and completed in the same year. All completed buildings were 95 percent leased.

Completed developments: 

56,000 square metre build-to-suit for Tesco at Prologis Park Galanta-Gan, Slovakia

42,300 square metre build-to-suit for Agata at Prologis Park Piotrków II, Poland

30,250 square metre build-to-suit for HP Tronic at Prologis Park Prague-Jirny, Czech Republic

21,200 square metre speculative facility at Prologis Park Bratislava, Slovakia

18,100 square metre build-to-suit for Arvato Polska at Prologis Park Stryków, Poland

Acquisitions & Disposals

Prologis acquired 81.59 hectares of land for Prologis Park Bratislava and a further 12.75 hectares for its new park, Prologis Park Nitra, in Slovakia.

During 2017, Prologis sold 10 facilities totalling 365,440 square metres and 25.86 hectares of land located in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.


Building 18, constructed for the leading Czech sports retailer Sportisimo at Prologis Park Prague-Rudna, became the first logistics facility in the Czech Republic to receive BREEAM’s highest accreditation rating of Outstanding. This is only the second such building in Central and Eastern Europe to receive this rating.

Prologis in the Czech Republic

In 2017 the company leased 168,600 square metres and ended the year with a record 97.5 percent occupancy. Prologis delivered three buildings totalling 57,000 square metres and began the development of three facilities totalling 66,500 square metres.

“In terms of demand, our portfolio in the Prague region was among our best performing European assets in 2017,” says Martin Baláž, director of leasing and development, Prologis Czech Republic and Slovakia. “Demand for our kind of quality facilities and services Prologis provides can clearly be seen by the strength of our operating statistics.”

With its active engagement in four CEE countries and an operating portfolio totalling 4.4 million square metres, Prologis is the leading provider of distribution facilities in Central and Eastern Europe (as of
31 December 2017).