ProLogis European Properties (Euronext: PEPR), one of Europe's largest owners of modern warehouse distribution facilities, today announces that it has completed seven lease transactions in Central Europe, totalling 63,800 m² metres of distribution space.
Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer and the largest in Europe, has signed a six-year lease renewal for 34,100 m² in Bedzin, south west Poland. The company has been leasing distribution space from PEPR since 2002.
Two lease agreements were signed with the leading provider of outsourcing solutions in Poland, Arvato Services Polska, part of international media and services group Bertelsmann AG, for 10,400 m² in Blonie, Poland. Arvato has agreed a six-year lease renewal for 6,700 m² of space and added a further 3,700 m² to its original lease. Both leases will expire in September 2016.
A new three-year lease agreement has also been signed with a European leader in the provision of advanced supply chain solutions for 10,300 m² of distribution space, expiring in February 2013, in Poznan, Poland.
The final three leases, covering 9,000 m² of distribution space, have been renewed until August 2013 with subsidiaries of Deutsche Post DHL, a leading global provider of third-party logistics services in ProLogis Park Prague, Czech Republic.
Simon Nelson, head of asset management for PEPR said: "We are delighted to maintain leasing momentum in Central Europe, particularly given the strong competition for occupiers in the region. These leases ensure portfolio occupancy in the region remains relatively stable. As we move into the second half of the year, we will continue to focus on maintaining high occupancy and generating cash flow from the portfolio."
The transactions were completed on behalf of PEPR by ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), manager of the PEPR portfolio.