Regional office markets in Poland October 2020
JLL is pleased to present the latest report analysing regional office markets in Poland.
2020 has been a year of disruptive changes that is challenging entire industries, businesses worldwide, and office markets. During the summer, some companies returned to their offices in various configurations. Some firms had their employees working in shifts, while some allowed only part of their staff to return to the office. Now, with the sharp increase in new COVID-19 cases, many firms are switching back to remote work. They have made such a decision in order to ensure the safety of their employees while maintaining business continuity. Moreover, for financial reasons, necessary to sustain business performance, some companies have decided to sublease part of their offices.
An increasing volume of office space that is being offered for sublease is currently one of the most visible trends on Poland’s office market. Out of the approx. 116,000 m² of such supply on the major office markets outside Warsaw, 30% is located in Wrocław, followed by the Tri-City and Kraków (with 23% and 22% respectively). Such offers vary from less than 100 m² up to approx. 5,000 m². This gives various companies (from small to large corporations) the opportunity to rent a traditional office for a shorter period of time and more favourable rent than that of a normal lease agreement. However, limited possibilities of changing the fitout, or often a strictly enforced atypical lease length may result in companies not choosing this option.