PROFI, one of the largest retail chains in Romania, leases 800 sqm of office space in Anchor Plaza in Bucharest, owned by Anchor Grup. JLL represented Profi in the selection of the best location and in negotiation of the leasing conditions.
Mădălina Marinescu, Office Department Consultant JLL Romania, declared: ”PROFI is one of the most dynamic retailers and one of the largest employers in Romania, and therefore it was very important to find the office building that best meets the current and future needs of the company. Anchor Plaza is now in one of the growing sub-markets of Bucharest, Central – West, which will soon become one of the most important business hubs in Romania, being the top of the preferences of companies looking for office space.”
Profi will accommodate the 5th floor of the office building.
Gaetan Pacton, Expansion Director PROFI, commented: ”We relocated our secondary headquarters in Bucharest to a growing area that ensures better presence and visibility in the capital city. JLL helped us in identifying the best option on the market at this moment, which provides the best conditions for our employees".
With stores in 419 locations and a team of more than 14,000 people, PROFI is the modern retail network with the largest geographic expansion in Romania.
Affan Yildirim, General Manager Anchor Grup, said: “We welcome our new tenant to Anchor Plaza. We have made all the efforts to host PROFI employees and we believe they will enjoy all the benefits of this location. These include the benefits of a Class A building, as well as those provides by Plaza Romania, from the food court and the shopping experience to fitness and services"
Anchor Plaza, the first A Class office building in Bucharest, is integrated into a retail scheme. It provides a dedicated service area together with the closely located Plaza Romania.
Anchor Plaza is offering 25.000 sqm. of leasable area on 13 floors, indoor and outdoor parking spaces, 24/7 security and monitoring system.
Among the tenants are Bertrandt, Pole to Win, GfM Research Adobe, Euroweb, Caroli Foods, Credit Europe Bank, LC Waikiki, Marks & Spencer, Securitas, Essilor și Polisano. Adobe, Euroweb, Caroli Foods, Credit Europe Bank, LC Waikiki, Mark & Spencer, Securitas, Essilor Polisano and more. The occupancy of the building is cca 85%.
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At the end of March 2018, PROFI had 741 stores located in 397 localities in all counties and Bucharest. Since December 2016, the network is owned by Mid Europa Partners, one of the major investment funds in growing markets in Central and South East Europe. Mid Europa took PROFI from the Enterprise Investors investment fund through the largest deal in Romanian retail so far, against a record 533 million euros.
About Anchor Grup
Anchor Grup is one of the leading real estate developers. Active on the local market for over 20 years, the company has an extensive portfolio including Bucharest Mall, the first modern shopping center in Romania, Plaza Romania Mall, Anchor Plaza business center, Metropol Anchor Plaza and Plaza Romania Offices, as well as Pallady Towers and InCity Residences, a premium apartment complex in the center of Bucharest. Anchor Grup has invested over 400 million euros in Romania and continues to develop sustainable and long-term projects.