AFI Europe Romania has rented approximately 3,000 square meters of offices spaces in AFI Park 4 & 5 to the SecureWorks® company, a global leader in the industrial services of information security, which provides solutions focused exclusively on protecting the customers from cyber attacks, said the company in a press release.
“Every renter of AFI Park has a unique set of requirements of its work, and we manage to support them and to offer them the best technical and administrative solutions from the market’’ , said David Hay, the CEO of AFI Europe Romania.
“This represents a major advantage, especially for the companies in the IT & C, that have rented spaces in AFI Park not only for the excellent location, but primarily due to the variety of the provided electromechanical solutions, including the information security ones and the options of back-up for utilities. By providing all these benefits and with trusted partners such as SecureWorks®, AFI Europe stands out as a top developer of offices on the Romanian market” , added David Hay.
AFI Park offers constant support, 24/7/365, thanks to the advanced back-up services, which include the power supply with high voltage from two different sources. Other excellent technical facilities of AFI Park 4 & 5 are: a surface of a typical floor of 3,000 square meters, an arrangement of the electrical network and HVAC for the needs of work spaces and the option of lighting with LED the office spaces. Through the smart technologies, such as the ability to schedule the HVAC system, controlled by a management system of the building (Building Management Systems – BMS), to save the energy, sensors for turning off the lights that are not in use and the irrigation of green areas with water originating from rain, AFI Europe Romania has made from the AFI Park offices project a hub for multinational companies in the ICT and BPO industries.
Furthermore, the buildings from AFI Park have obtained the LEED Gold certification, providing a reduction of around 40% of total energy and water consumption, compared to an ordinary office building. In addition, the work spaces receive natural light and fresh air into open-space areas.
The office buildings are in a central location, easily accessible by using the public transport, with the metro station Polytechnic located at just 250 meters away and 12 different lines of bus and tram that are serving the park of businesses and make the transport to and from the office to be more efficient and lead to the saving of time.
AFI Europe, a subsidiary of AFI Properties, is one of the leading development companies, management and investment in real estate, that operates in Central and Eastern Europe since 1997.
The diversified portfolio of AFI Europe includes shopping centers and retail properties, business parks and residential developments with large scale and with mixed use. AFI Europe operates in Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Latvia.
AFI Europe operates in Romania since 2005. The company has developed and manages AFI Palace Cotroceni, the largest and the most successful mall in Romania and one of the largest shopping centers in Central and Eastern Europe. The shopping center covers an area of over 82,000 sqm and offers the visitors a vast entertainment area with multiple options for leisure and over 300 local and international brands stores, visited in average by 50,000 customers per day.
Adjacent, but completely integrated in the AFI Palace Cotroceni shopping center, AFI Europe Romania has developed the AFI Park, the newest and most advanced business park of A class in Bucharest. The park offers 70,000 sqm of offices spaces, occupied by multinational companies in IT & C. The first three office buildings, with a rentable area of 38,000 sqm are rented in proportion of 100%. In February 2016, AFI Europe Romania completed the construction of AFI Park 4 & 5, which gives the project an additional leasable area of 32,000 sqm. AFI Park 4 & 5 has reached an occupancy rate of 70% through pre-rent to Cameron, SII Romania, ORTEC Central & Eastern Europe, FotoNation, TELUS International, Veeam Software and SecureWorks.
AFI Europe Romania currently plans to develop a shopping center with a rentable surface of 45,000 square meters and an office project of 20,000 sqm in the center of Brasov.
On the office buildings segment, AFI Europe Romania will develop AFI TECH PARK Bucharest, a class A business park having 50,000 square meters GLA, located in the vicinity of the J.W. Marriott hotel and the Parliament Palace. The business park will consist of two office buildings with reduced height and an office tower, with many green spaces, modern spaces, high tech, in an urban center with a central piazza and gardens. AFI TECH PARK will meet the needs of expansion of IT & C companies in Romania, giving them a suitable space in terms of technical specifications and growth opportunities. The fact that the office center is located in the center of Bucharest, not at the periphery, offers the project the unique advantage of being sought by multinationals companies in Romania.
Furthermore, AFI Europe Romania will develop two projects in the near future with mixed-use on the 80,000 square meters terrain that it owns in the city of Arad and on the 148,000 sqm terrain from New Bucharest in sector 1 of the capital.