FORTIM Trusted Advisors, a Romanian company, member of the BNP Paribas Real Estate Alliance, has coordinated the relocation process for Bob Concierge, an innovative start-up, which has introduced automated devices for products and services within residential compounds. The new offices will occupy 1,058 sqm on the 3rd floor of One North Gate Pipera, part of One United Properties. The contract also includes 30 parking spaces and is valid for 5 years.
The relocation need came in the context of business development and team expansion, which required a larger space to conduct business. Bob Concierge, a Romanian startup, with capital invested by the American investment group NCH Capital, launched in 2019 the network of smart machines, located in the stairwells or in the lobbies of companies and it expanded ever since. FORTIM coordinated the relocation process, from consulting and identifying the best opportunities in the office segment to finalizing the lease of the new space.
“2021 has been very active in the office leasing and relocation market, therefore we keep our initial estimation of 15-20% market growth by the end of the year compared to last year. In addition, the Green Office quality of the new offices, the Breeam certification, the energy efficiency and modern space planning standards are in line with the needs of a fast-growing company like Bob Concierge, which focuses on innovation, flexibility and efficiency”, said Nicolae Ciobanu, Managing Partner – Head of Advisory FORTIM.
“The offices in the One North Gate Pipera building met our requirements. We wanted to provide our employees with a modern, comfortable workspace and ensure that we could work efficiently and develop the business quickly. Our new office will have better visibility, being in an easily accessible area and well connected to the business environment of the capital”, said Mihail Gîrneț, CEO Bob Concierge.
The transaction follows the relocation of Grohe Romania to Millo Offices, a Class A building where it occupies 520 sqm. This new transaction confirms that companies are aligning themselves with modern sustainability standards in the relocation process, choosing spacious and energy-efficient offices.
In terms of modern office availability, Fortim’s research indicates a total stock of 3.85 million sqm in Q3 2021, rising to 4 million sqm in 2022 as developers deliver new projects. The average value for “prime” rent remains constant at €18.5-19/sqm/month.