CTP and long-term financial partners, KB/SoGe, signed today a new loan facility of EUR 79.5 million, refinancing a portfolio of existing properties. The new agreement 'reaffirms an excellent long term relationship with our financial partner and confirms our shared commitment,' commented Zdeněk Raus, CTP Financial Manager.
The new loan facility follows upon a previous loan agreed in 2007, which was planned due in 2014, and extends the period through to 2019.
"We're pleased to maintain the mutually beneficial relationship with our financial parnters KB/SoGe and look forward to many more years of cooperation,' stated Raus.
On Thursday, 19th September, Smiths Medical held an official opening ceremony at their new 9,000 m2 manufacturing & completion facility at CTPark Hranice. A leading global provider of precision medical devices, Smiths Medical will use the facilities for high-tech production and completion to support its European activities.
The company took over the facilities in July, 8 months after signing a lease agreement, and have begun operations on plan. Full operations are expected to begin in H1 2014.
"We are pleased that a world leader in the medical industry chose Hranice, and CTP, for their operations. CTP was up for the challenge of building the required state-of-the-art clean rooms with strict requirements on the production environment, and getting it done on time," said CTP Project Manager David Chladek.
Smiths Medical is expected to invest over CZK190 million and create approximately 250 new high tech jobs to the area. Smiths Medical produces a range of high-tech medical devices used for surgical procedures and hospital care, including equipment for cardiovascular treatment, incubation and in-vitro fertilisation.
Remon Vos, CEO of CTP advanced on Wednesday to the final round in the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year contest organized by international consulting firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young). A dutch native, Vos took part in the Netherlands country competition representing his investment firm CTP Property NV in the category "Accelerating".
EY organizes the yearly competition in 50 countries around the world with the aim of recognizing successful entrepreneurs whose vision, passion and leadership can inspire and motivate a further generation of entrepreneurs. This year, candidates are measured on the criteria of
- how the entrepreneur made his company successful
- business strategy
- company performance
- and personal vision
The selection as finalist took place Tuesday Sept. 03 in Amsterdam following a series of intensive interviews and individual presentations. "Making it to the final round is a significant achievement given the current group of talented competitors', commented Vos.
The final competition will take place Saturday, October 5 in Rotterdam with the winner being announced later that evening. "I'm up for the challenge,' commented Vos on the final, citing the international nature of CTP, the economic and cultural exchange he promotes in his work, and the vision and leadership employed to build CTP from nothing in 1998 to the successful company it is today.
The full list of finalists by category can be found in the EY public announcement.
For more information about Remon Vos and CTP, please contact email@example.com
CTP is proud to announce the installation of a 'Fast Charge' electric car charging station at Spielberk Office Centre. As a leader in combining cutting edge technologies to create a more ecological and healthy workplace, CTP cooperated with international technology powerhouse ABB to achieve the latest goal.
The electric charging station—which is open for public use— is one of the first in Brno out of 6 in the Czech republic. According to ABB, the capacity of the 'filling' station allows for a charge in appx. 15-30 mins, ideal for getting a recharge during a company meeting or while at the fitness centre at Spielberk.
For the first month to encourage its use, CTP will allow charging at the station for free. Regular charge fees will start later and will be available through the purchase of 'credit' cards from Spielberk reception. Where applicable, the credit cards can be used to pay at other participating charging stations across the country.
CTP is happy that, with the support and cooperation of ABB, we were able to further enhance the green credentials of Spielberk which was recently awarded BREEAM Outstanding for the Tower, the first building to achieve this prestigious award outside the UK.
Ostrava: Wednesday 17 July, 2013
CTP and the City of Ostrava held the Grand Opening of an interactive pedestrian 'art tunnel' which connects IQ Ostrava to the city transportation system, providing the local community with an eclectic artistic passageway incorporating light, Cor-ten plate, technology and painting. A unique, high-tech piece of 'art of architecture', the tunnel expresses the dynamic spirit of modern Ostrava.
CTP is pleased that Ostrava Mayor Petr Kajnar was able to provide the opening remarks. Speakers included lead architect of the project, Václav Hlaváček of Studio acht, artists Marek Číhal and Zdeněk Sklenář who collaborated on the project.
Renowned Ostrava photographer Jindřich Štreit—whose photography adorns the interiors of IQ Ostrava—also spoke. CTP together with its parnters created an event for special guests and valued clients who were able to enjoy a night of art, drinks and music from bands Marow and Joy & The Tonesseekers.
CTP is proud to participate and make positive contributions to the communities in which we operate. As in Ostrava, CTP has created several projects such as the award-winning pedestrian bridge at Spielberk Office Centre and the Interactive tunnel in that park. You can see a video here about the Spielberk underpass in Brno.
On Thursday, June 20, CTP signed with one of its long term financial partners, Raiffeisenbank a.s. (Czech Republic), a long term facility amounting to EUR 32.75 million. The purpose of the loan is to refinance parts of CTP's current portfolio ranging from retail properties in the capital and regional cities and properties acquired from WDP in November 2012.
The new facility covers 23 properties in CTP portfolio.
"CTP is pleased at extending our cooperation with our valued partner Raiffeisenbank through this loan agreement," said Radek Zeman, CTP's CFO. "Raiffeisenbank has previously financed several of CTP investments, including production facilities and office projects. We are happy to deepen our relationship with a financial partner who values our business model and shares CTP's vision," said Zeman.
World’s First Office Building Outside the UK to Receive BREEAM Outstanding Rating
The Tower at Spielberk Office Centre in Brno, Czech Republic is the world’s first office building outside the UK to be awarded a BREEAM Outstanding certificate at the final, post-construction stage. This marks the culmination of a three-year process, following construction launch in 2010, and makes Brno home to the one of the world’s most advanced office buildings, underscoring the city’s emerging status as a major centre for high-tech investment.
The final BREEAM assessment for Spielberk Tower was administered by licensed assessor EC Harris who assessed the building in terms of Management, Health & Well Being, Energy, Transport, Water, Materials, Waste, Land Use & Ecology, Pollution and Innovation. The Tower’s high scores across all categories make it the first office building anywhere in the world outside the UK to achieve the BREEAM Outstanding rating, post-construction phase.
head of Property Management at CTP, Stefan deGoeij, noted: “We are delighted with the results of the BREEAM assessment for Spielberk Tower and the final designation of Outstanding. That CTP has successfully delivered the first BREEAM Outstanding building in continental Europe is a testament to our long-term commitment to developing premium-class properties at the highest standards. Further, it highlights the growing importance of Brno as one of Europe’s premier centres for modern, high-tech business.”
Since 2011, all of CTP’s premium-class office properties are built to high BREEAM sustainability standards. These include IQ Ostrava, CTOffice at CTZone Brno, and custom-built CTOffice developments, such as for Honeywell at CTPark Brno. Final post-construction BREEAM assessments for these properties are expected during 2013.
What is BREEAM?
BREEAM—the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for buildings—is the leading assessment method for sustainable building design, construction and use. For more about BREEAM, read here.
CTP has acquired a modern business park with 23.6 hectares of land and an existing, 36,000m2 A-class property in Zatec, north-west of Prague.
The acquisition, rebranded as CTPark Zatec, further strengthens CTP's presence in the Central Bohemian region, which has emerged in recent years as strategic European high-tech, automotive and R&D hub.
CTP has also signed a 15-year lease with German automotive components maker Grammer, an industry leader in developing and manufacturing components for car interiors, which will move into the existing building in July 2013, expanding its Czech operations.
CTPark Zatec is the newest member of CTPark Network. The acquisition in early Q2 2013 is CTP's third acquisition in less than a year of stategic land and high-tech premises, which complement and further expand the company's premium-class development portfolio.
Infrastructure preparation works are underway at Brno Retail Park, CTP's first large-scale retail development project. The 26-hectare site is strategically located near the intersection of the D1 and D2 motorways immediately adjacent to Brno's largest retail shopping area.
Home furnishing retailer XXX Lutz has signed a lease agreement to become the retail park's first tenant, and CTP is holding talks with other interested parties. Handover of the first buildings is scheduled in 2014.