Trading update 2020 for CTP
Europe’s top 5 and CEE market leader in industrial property enjoys strong 15.3% portfolio growth with robust occupancy, and confirms 10 million m² GLA target by end of 2023
Prague, February 8th 2021
CTP, CEE’s largest logistics property developer announces 15% annual growth to reach €344 million of annualised rental income by the end of 2020. With a portfolio of 6.3 million m² and 740 thousand m² under construction at year end 2020, CTP solidified its position as the largest logistics property owner and developer based on GLA in the Czech Republic, Romania and Serbia while announcing new developments in Austria, Poland and Bulgaria.
Strong results of CTP in 2020 were driven by several factors, including the continued strong growth of e-commerce, which saw further growth as a result of the Covid19 pandemic and drove up the demand for the logistics space in the region. With a substantial landbank across several CEE countries, with a total development potential of approximately 5.4 million m² of gross lettable area, CTP is ready to meet the future demand of its tenants. Over 65% of CTP’s landbank is adjacent to existing parks providing lower risk, profitable development opportunities for CTP in the years to come. Importantly, and congruent with CTP‘s long-term strategy, 82% of the landbank is around the CEE capitals or major cities.
As of year end 2020, 740 thousand m2 of developments was under construction to be finished during 2021. Of this, 63% was already pre-let to existing and new clients. Also, a total of €235million will be spent on capital expenditure to complete these developments during 2021. CTP’s available funding per year end 2020 consists of a mix of committed bank facilities plus a large cash position and is well in excess of the amount needed to complete these developments.
In 2020, CTP has grown its market share in the five key markets of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romanian and Serbia, cementing its leadership position as the largest property developer and owner of logistics‘ assets in the CEE region in terms of GLA.
CTP has recently announced two strategic deals.
- One transaction is a strategic partnership signed with local developer MDC² in Poland, where CTP aims to build and own a portfolio of full-service high quality business parks totalling at least 1.75 million m²of GLA until the end of 2025. Construction of the first three projects is expected to start in Q1 2021 in the Warsaw and Katowice areas with a total investment volume of approximately €200 million in 2021. Partnering with this team of seasoned local professionals will help CTP rapidly build a strong footprint in CEE’s largest logistics market.
- The other strategic transaction is in Austria, where CTP has acquired land in several locations around Vienna, with first construction activities scheduled to start this year.
In addition to using its retained profits to fund growth, further expansion of CTP will also be financed through green bonds. CTP’s first two bonds were issued in October and November 2020 respectively, raising in total over €1 billion. These largest green bond issuances for a CEE logistics property developer in history met significant interest among investors and have been trading well since then.
CTP chose to issue green bonds following its 2019 commitment to certify its entire portfolio of logistics and industrial projects to the highest BREEAM standards, the leading European validation process focused on sustainability and energy efficiency for commercial property. In January 2021, the company successfully obtained BREEAM certificates for its entire logistics and industrial portfolio: 292 completed buildings in some 100 different locations in six countries, with scores on its In-Use status as “Very Good“ or “Excellent“. CTP is widely recognised as a frontrunner on sustainability in the sector in Europe.
 Defined as rent roll including service charge income (base rent + other rental income + extras for above standard technical improvement + services rent frees).
 Based on a c.43% buildable ratio.
 WAULT refers to Weighted Average Unexpired Lease Term