Regional office markets in Poland – May 2021
JLL is pleased to present the latest report analysing regional office markets in Poland.
The regional office markets recorded a slow start to 2021 as the re-introduction of Covid-19 restrictions weighed on corporate planning and decision-making. Due to ongoing uncertainty, tenants continued to opt for renegotiations or short-term lease extensions, especially in the case of close expiry dates.
Similar to 2020, leasing activity in Q1 was driven by cmpanies in the technology sector, accounting for 36% of total transaction volumes. IT firms were involved in the largest deals recorded over the quarter, including 11,400 m² taken up by a confidential client in the Korona office complex, Intel in Gdańsk (9,800 m², Tryton Business House) and Unit4 in Wroclaw (4,200 m², Globis).
An increase in office sublease space has emerged as a key trend following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic as companies sought to mitigate its effects on their real estate portfolio. Out of the approx. 167,000 m² available for sublease outside of Warsaw, 28% is available in Wrocław, followed by Kraków and Tri-City (with 25% and 20% respectively). Sublease options range from less than 100 m² up to approx.11,000 m². Therefore, both small and large companies can opt for this solution.