AFI Europe Romania announces two new lease agreements for AFI Tech Park, the new business park the company is currently developing in Bucharest. RTC Proffice Experience, market leader in office stationery, leased approximately 650 sqm GLA in AFI Tech Park 1, and Ecovis Romania, a specialized international financial services company (with approx. 350 sqm), becoming the fourth and fifth tenants of the business campus, after World Class gym (1,500 sqm), Quick Service Restaurant “1 Minute” (110 sqm) and gaming company Game World (2,000 sqm).
Currently, the already signed lease contracts and other pre-agreements for different surfaces in the building represent an occupancy rate close to 40% in AFI Tech Park 1 and advanced discussions are held with additional companies from IT&C, pharma and FMCG sectors. The delivery of the first office building, which offers 20,000 sqm GLA Class A office spaces and 2,000 sqm retail area, is estimated in May 2018 and will accommodate up to 3,000 employees.
“AFI Tech Park, our new business landmark in Bucharest, is attracting more companies that understood the opportunity of leasing spaces in a newly constructed class A office close to the City Center enjoying the benefits of relocating back inside the City as opposed to the peripheral locations which became un-attractive and understanding the needs of their employees regarding minimizing travel time to and back from work,” says David Hay, CEO AFI Europe Romania.
AFI Tech Park comprises of two office buildings with 8 above ground floors and one office tower of 14 floors, totaling a gross leasable area of 56,000 sqm, all surrounded by over 5,000 sqm of green areas. The project is located 5 minutes away from city center Unirii, near JW Marriott Hotel and the Romanian Parliament. The office spaces in AFI Tech Park are delivered with high technical specifications, designed to obtain the highest recognition for green buildings, already receiving the LEED Platinum pre-certification for the use of construction, design and operating techniques and technologies with a minimum impact on the environment.
A unique service offered by AFI Tech Park is a 400 sqm conference hall to be shared by all tenants of the office buildings, which further strengthens the project’s money saving positioning on the market. Other benefits for the future tenants include “AFI Club”, which offers discounts for lunch and other services, also the first car sharing service in Bucharest.
The lease process was successfully intermediated by with Colliers International, namely consultants Lucian Opris and Alexandru Orzea which advised AFI Europe Romania.