A new record level of industrial, office and retail projects is expecting to be delivered in 2020

Aurel Constantin 25/02/2020 | 15:02

A new record level of modern industrial, office and retail projects is expecting to be delivered in 2020, as developers announced projects of over 1.2 million square meters, according to the latest Bucharest City Report published by JLL.


“Continuing the very good evolution of last year, 2020 reconfirms the interest of the real estate developers and the potential tenants for new projects, both for industrial parks and offices and shopping centers. Important deliveries announced for 2020 meet the high demand and thus contribute to the creation of a healthy growth, which will be in the benefit of all the market players. On the other hand, the fact that the real estate investments are made on long-term, shows the trust of the companies in the future of the local market and also in the economic perspective of the country”, says Alexandru David, analyst of the Department of JLL research Romania.

The engine of the development market will be this year also the logistics and industrial segment, where the projects to be completed amount to over 830,000 square meters, respectively 68 percent of the total. Thus, the stock will exceed a new psychological threshold of 5 million square meters, reaching 5.29 million square meters.

In total, in 2019, approx. 650,000 sqm of modern industrial and logistics warehouses were delivered nationwide. Thus, at the end of Q4, the modern industrial stock in Romania reached over 4.46 million sqm.


Logistic and industrial pipeline 2020 (Selection)

Project Location Area (sqm) Type
WDP Stefanesti Bucharest 115,600 Extension
WDP Deva Deva 96,500 Extension
CTPark Bucharest West Bucharest 88,500 Extension
VGP Park Timisoara Timisoara 30,500 Extension
Eli  Park 1 Bucharest 30,000 Extension
CTPark Bucharest Bucharest 25,000 Extension
Global Logistics Chitila Bucharest 20,000 Extension
Southern Industrial



Craiova 19,400 Extension

Over the whole of 2019, the office stock in the city increased by 282,600 sqm to almost 3 million sqm. Another 205,000 sqm are expected to be delivered in 2020. This represents approximately 73 percent of the office stock delivered in 2019, which experienced record deliveries.

The important deliveries awaited for 2020 are Ana Tower in the North – Expozitiei sub-market, the third phase of Globalworth Campus, in Dimitrie Pompeiu sub-market, Globalworth Square and One United Tower, in Floreasca – Barbu Vacarescu. Combined, they will add 116,000 sqm to the modern stock.


Office projects pipeline for 2020 in Bucharest (selection)

Project Location Area (sqm) Developer
Ana Tower


Nord Expozitiei 34,700 Ana Holding


Globalworth Campus ph. 3


Dimitrie Pompeiu


32,000 Globalworth
Globalworth Square


Floreasca – Barbu Vacarescu


25,700 Globalworth

On the retail market, for the whole of 2019, in total 172,200 sqm of GLA were delivered in major retail schemes in Romania, almost 84 percent of which situated in secondary cities, bringing the total stock in Romania to almost 3.38 million sqm.

For 2020 it is expected the delivery of at least 180,000 sqm of GLA of new modern retail schemes, thus the stock will increase at 3.56 million sqm nationwide. Only 12.4 percent of all deliveries will be in Bucharest. The largest new project, expected to be opened by the end of 2020 is AFI Palace Brasov. The 45,000 sqm of GLA shopping center is being developed by AFI Europe, who also owns two other major schemes in Romania, AFI Palace Cotroceni in Bucharest and AFI Palace Ploiesti.

Another large project, Shopping City Targu Mures, will be delivered by NEPI Rockcastle during the first half of 2020, adding 41,300 sqm of GLA to the stock. A 33,000 swm of GLA shopping centre, Dambovita Mall, is expected to be delivered by Prime Kapital during Q2 2020 in Targoviste.

In Bucharest, 2020 will bring the opening of the extention of Colloseum retail park with Colloseum Mall in Bucurestii Noi, adding 16,500 sqm of GLA to the stock during the first quarter of the year. Also during Q1 is expected the delivery of the 6,000 sqm of GLA extension of Veranda Mall in Obor.


Retail schemes announced for 2020 in Romania (>10,000 sqm) 

Project Location Type Developer Area (sqm)
AFI Palace Brasov New project AFI Europe 45,000
Shopping City Targu Mures Târgu Mureș New project NEPI Rockcastle 41,300
Dambovita Mall Târgoviște New project Prime Kapital 33,000
Colosseum Mall București New project Colloseum Mall 16,500
Prima Shopping Center Sibiu

ph. 1


Sibiu New project Oasis Retail Development &

Consulting and Supernova

Sfantu Gheorghe Value


Sfântu Gheorghe New project Prime Kapital 14,800
Prima Shops Timișoara Timișoara New project Oasis Retail Development &





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