CTP has more than 600 clients in its domestic portfolio, which enables the developer to monitor the changing needs of companies. The interest in smaller spaces appears to be one of the growing trends this year. For start-up or smaller companies, this is a logical step in today's turbulent times, when they are not sure of further developments, for example energy costs. However, the demand for smaller spaces also comes from established companies that need more space for their operations.
"We notice that more and more companies are demanding smaller premises. We have over fifty units in our Ponávka complex in Brno, all of which are leased for the long term, and more requests are still appearing. Due to the great interest, we also offer these units in CTPark Brno Líšeň, where more than half are already rented, and also most recently in CTPark Hradec Králové. We believe that the possibility of operating in smaller, yet high-quality premises will help many companies grow," emphasizes Jakub Kodr, CTP's sales director for the Czech Republic.
The concept of Small Business Units is not yet very widespread on the Czech market, although its popularity is growing. "The CTP company is one of the few that specifically focuses on this market segment and promotes it in multiple locations over the long term. The main draw for tenants is the flexibility of the units, which allows for the location of various types of companies and spans multiple segments. The composition of tenants is thus very varied, from retail stores to small manufacturing. In recent times, demand is also being recruited from the e-commerce sector, and the premises are used as a shop, delivery point, offices and storage areas. For many companies, this is a welcome combination and solution of all corporate real estate requirements within one project, significantly increasing the efficiency and productivity of such operations. The whole concept thus contributes to the long-term sustainability of the development of many tenants, who can usually grow within one location without the need for relocation," confirms the trend Jiří Kristek, partner and head of leasing of industrial areas and shopping parks at Cushman & Wakefield.
As part of the revitalization of the former Zetor industrial area, now CTPark Brno Líšeň, the developer built two CTBox buildings, which are intended for these specific units. Each building of over 3,500 square meters can accommodate up to eight rental units, each starting at 400 square meters. CTP has recently expanded the portfolio of CTBoxes also within CTPark Hradec Králové, where seven of these units are available. The developer has been offering smaller spaces for many years in various locations throughout the country. There is also interest in CTBoxes in Brno, Ostrava and Pilsen, where they have been in place for a long time and are fully occupied.
"In CTBoxes, we have companies from various fields, for example a store, a warehouse and facilities for the assembly of car accessories, as well as a manufacturer of work protective equipment, a company for processing plastics or a warehouse for machines for the processing of secondary raw materials," says Martina Kratochvíl, junior business developer CTP for the Czech Republic republic.
CTBoxes combine spaces for storage or light production, but also for showrooms or retail. At the same time, however, they do not limit the client's growth. The units can be easily connected and adapted to the wishes of their tenants. While premises can be rented starting from 400 m2, their maximum size is limited only by the size of the building. Two such buildings were newly built by the developer in CTPark Brno Líšeň and are already more than half occupied.