Skanska sells office building in Poznan, Poland, for EUR 62 M, about SEK 590 M
Skanska has sold Maraton, an office building in Poznan, Poland, to a real estate fund managed by Union Investment. The value of the transaction is EUR 62 M, about SEK 590 M. The transaction will be recorded by Skanska Commercial Development Europe in the first quarter of 2017, with the transfer of the property scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.
Maraton, with a total leasable area of 26,000 square meters, is 70 percent leased. The building was commissioned for use in December 2016.
The building is located in the very heart of Poznan, in close proximity to the city's main railway station, the Old Square, the Old Brewery center of commerce and art as well as four parks. It is equipped with numerous green solutions and is LEED Gold pre-certified. The project’s other important advantages also include a publicly available patio with a fountain and green terraces on the roof which provide an opportunity to work outside.
Skanska is one of the leading development and construction companies in Europe. Outside the Nordics the company has its European operations in building construction and civil engineering located in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the UK. Skanska develops commercial properties in select local markets in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary, and residential developments in Prague and Warsaw. Skanska also offers services in public private partnerships. In 2016, Skanska had sales of SEK 36 billion and about 16,500 employees in its European operations.