15. September 2021
The sale of the units in the successful BERLITA residential projects is over. All 61 apartments have found their owners within only ten months since their sale was launched.
"The BERLITA apartment building showed great potential from the very beginning, especially due to the chosen layouts of the various apartments, the quality construction standards, and its location in a pleasant section of central Beroun. We're pleased that our clients appreciated these positive aspects and didn't hesitate to purchase units in this new residential project,” says Jan Mráz, Senior Property Consultant at Svoboda & Williams.
Construction of the BERLITA apartment building is continuing at a brisk pace. Currently, interiors in section A are being plastered, windows are being installed in sections A and B, and the roofs are being insulated. The building's HVAC system is also being installed.
07. September 2021
The sale of the houses in the Pálavská brána residential project is officially over. Within ten months since the start of the sale, all fifteen houses have found their owners, who can enjoy living or vacationing in the picturesque South Moravian countryside by the end of the year.
"The location was the biggest deciding factor when it came to the sale of the houses in the Pálavská brána project. Since they can be enjoyed year-round, clients saw them as a good investment opportunity, now multiplied by the growing demand for properties in recreational locations," says Lenka Kjučukovová, Property Consultant at Svoboda & Williams' Brno branch.
The construction of the Pálavská brána houses is now approaching the finish line. Doors and skirting boards are being fitted in the interiors, and the landscaping around the houses is also underway. This will be followed by the last thing to be done: the fences and gates. The houses will then be ready for approval and handover to their new owners.
More about the Pálavská brána residential project.
18. August 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has published its 7th Market Report, which summarizes the developments in the Prague premium property market in the first half of the year.
The first half of 2021 at Svoboda & Williams was marked by record-breaking demand for properties and real estate transaction speed. The availability of mortgages, whose total volume reached 224 billion crowns in June, was a major accelerator, as were expectations of the further growth of property prices and the need to secure funds. The total number of inquiries for properties from the portfolio of Svoboda & Williams in the monitored period increased by 27% in the year-on-year comparison. The incredibly strong first quarter of the year, which was the strongest in terms of demand in the last five years, had a major impact.
Along with the rising demand, the average achieved price of premium properties also increased: on average, clients of Svoboda & Williams paid CZK 134,200 per square meter for new builds and CZK 128,800 per square meter for resales. There was also a slight turnaround in the premium rental housing segment in Prague. According to the Rental Price Index by S&W + VŠE, it grew by 0.3% up to an average of CZK 32,600 per month.
Market Report H1 2021 focuses, among other things, on:
- the development of premium residential property prices in Prague;
- unprecedented interest in mortgages and its possible impacts;
- developments in the Prague residential rental market;
- the situation in Prague’s office market;
- recreational properties in the past and present.
The analyses in the Market Report are based on sales and rental transactions generated by Svoboda & Williams’ activities, to which are added data on real estate sales obtained from the Land Registry that correspond to the parameters of the monitored sample. The Market Report works exclusively with data based on actually achieved prices, the calculation of which includes the price for parking spaces and a proportion of the exterior. To recalculate the exterior area, this methodology uses a specially developed algorithm that progressively reduces the exterior area while also taking into account its ratio to the interior area.
Another useful tool for a more accurate interpretation of the development of the rental market is the Rental Price Index by S&W + VŠE, an analytical instrument developed by Svoboda & Williams in cooperation with the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics of the University of Economics in Prague. The data used in this index are the actually achieved rents of apartments listed by Svoboda & Williams and so it illustrates the impact that the absence of tourism had on rental prices in Prague.
16. August 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency welcomed many new faces this summer. The residential rentals, sales, marketing, and property management teams all acquired new colleagues.
In June, three new Letting Representatives were welcomed by the residential rentals team. Veronika Tykalová is currently studying tourism management at the University College of Business in Prague. Her work experience in the tourism industry includes a stint at the Emirates company and she lived in Dubai for two years. Veronika is fluent in English. Adam Bergmann received his master’s degree in public administration and regional development from the Czech University of Life Sciences and also worked in IT as a sales representative. He speaks English fluently and Russian at the basic level. In his free time, Adam enjoys scuba diving, floorball, and dance. Nicole Ebnerová is currently a student of marketing communication at the College of Business and Law and is also taking interior design classes. She speaks English, Russian, French, and beginner Arabic.
During the month of July, Michaela Prchalová and Kryštof Kovanda joined separate residential sales teams as Sales Representatives. Michaela, who studied acting at the Prague Conservatory, returned to Svoboda & Williams after a two-year break during which she worked for a construction company and in a marketing agency as an Account Executive. She speaks English proficiently. Kryštof has a degree in economics and management from the Czech Technical University and wrote his master’s thesis on the development of the housing market in Prague. He previously worked as a sales team leader in the energy sector. Kryštof is fluent in English and has working knowledge of German.
Zuzana Vemeová joined the marketing team in July as Senior Graphic Designer. She earned her master’s degree in graphic design at the Technical University of Košice and has worked as an art director in several creative agencies and also as a freelancer. Zuzana also designed the brand identity of the Formafatal architectural studio. She speaks English fluently and has good working knowledge of German as well as French, due to a semester spent in Paris.
The property management team welcomed Šárka Burianová, who is now its newest Property Manager. She is currently completing her master’s degree in tourism management at the University College of Business in Prague and holds an MBA specializing in real estate. Šárka first worked in the state administration, where she helped implement the eRecept system of electronic prescriptions. She then began working in real estate as a manager of the Prague Aparthotel and 65 other apartments and recently held jobs in property management and real estate consulting for expats and students. Šárka speaks English fluently.
New reception desk staff were also hired in June, both in the Na Perštýně office and at Offices Unlimited. Starting in September, Elen Grigoryan will be studying business management at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics. She previously worked in administration and speaks Czech, Russian, English, Armenian, and German. Adéla Drozdová will begin studying marketing and brand management at Newton University in Prague in September. She speaks both English and German fluently. Adéla Franclová now works at the Na Příkopě 15 front desk. She graduated from the English College in Prague, where she focused on translation and interpretation and is currently studying aviation operations at the University College of Business. Adéla speaks both English and Spanish.
01. July 2021
Work on the BERLITA apartment building, which is being built in the royal town of Beroun, is continuing according to plan. As the end of June approached, the concreting of the walls of the penultimate fifth floor began and so the building is finally taking shape.
The ceiling of the fourth floor and the internal partitions and dividing walls of the apartments are currently being built. The walls of the common areas on the first floor will be finished by the end of June and beginning of July. In the future interiors, it is already clear that the lower floors of the building will offer beautiful views of the surrounding greenery.
The BERLITA residential project will comprise 61 studio to three-bedroom apartments that provide sought-after living amongst greenery as well as excellent access to the town center. Only 16 apartments remain for sale in our portfolio.
Rough construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2021.
More information on the BERLITA project.
24. June 2021
Construction of the Pálavská Brána Project, which is being built in the South Moravian village of Brod nad Dyjí, is continuing according to plan. Currently, the final work on the facades and wood siding is taking place, and so it is possible to get a better idea about how the residential complex will look once it is finished.
The Pálavská brána residential project is being built as an architecturally compact complex consisting of fifteen single-story houses with private rooftop terraces that offer views of the local vineyards and the Pálava Hills. In June, the access road to the houses was almost completed. At present, the majority of the tiling in the bathrooms is almost finished and sanitary ware is being installed.
Only two houses remain for sale. The project is scheduled to be finished in the third quarter of 2021.
More information about the Pálavská brána houses.
18. June 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has expanded to Prague 7. Starting this June, clients can visit the new office at Komunardů 35, a building designed by architect Stanislav Fiala that also includes the Design Port designer furniture showroom (shortened to DEPO).
“It’s no longer the case that only the center of Prague or the city’s famous villa neighborhoods are considered premium residential locations. Holešovice, where many architecturally significant projects have recently been built, is a good example of this new reality. When the opportunity arose to open an office in the distinctive Komunardů 35 building, we didn’t hesitate. The building reflects exactly what we mean when we talk about premium real estate,” says Prokop Svoboda, owner of Svoboda & Williams.
The office was designed in cooperation with the Atelier SAD studio, which has long collaborated with Svoboda & Williams on many projects. The space is connected to the DEPO high-end furniture showroom, which was created by the eminent interior designer Ivanka Kowalski. The 1,000 sq. m. office features pieces by Vitra, Javorina, B&B Italia, Cassina Moroso, Knoll, Molteni, Flos, and others. You can therefore find inspiration for complete premium furnishings, all under one roof.
You can book a visit to the office by contacting our agents, weekdays from 9 am to 7 pm.
15. June 2021
Svoboda & Williams welcomed several new members this spring. The residential sales team, management, and marketing all have new colleagues.
The residential sales team acquired two new Sales Representatives. Alžběta Hochmanová, who has been with Svoboda & Williams since 2019, has a master’s degree in economics. She also studied in Canada and spent a semester in Austria as part of the Erasmus program. Alžběta speaks English fluently and has a basic working knowledge of German and Russian. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors. Matyáš Hložek is currently studying Marketing Communication at the University of Finance and Administration and also composes music and sings. He previously worked as an Account Manager in major media groups and as a personal fitness trainer. Besides his native Czech, Matyáš speaks English and has a basic grasp of German.
In March, Katalin Kis-Szemán joined Svoboda & Williams as Executive Manager. She has been working in the real estate industry for over ten years and was an international coordinator for Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Russia. She also has experience with digital marketing from her time as an Account Manager for the Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian markets. She speaks several languages fluently, such as Czech, Hungarian, English, and German. When not in the office, she is an attachment parenting ambassador and collects black metal on vinyl.
In June, the Marketing Team welcomed two new colleagues, Digital Media Specialist Sára Kocanová and Graphic Designer Alexandra Široká. Sára has worked in digital marketing for many years, especially in social media management, content creation, and communication strategies, and speaks English fluently. Alexandra studied Graphic Design at Prague College and also worked in digital marketing and photography. She spent a year in the United States and, besides her native Slovak, speaks Czech and English fluently and French at the basic level.
The new receptionist at Offices Unlimited is Vendula Vaculová, who studied at Charles University’s Romance Language Department and is currently studying painting at the Art & Design Institute. Vendula speaks Spanish and English, and has a basic knowledge of French.
14. April 2021
Only six months after its launch on the market, almost half of the apartments in the timeless BERLITA apartment building, which is being built in the center of Beroun, have been sold. The project proves that quality properties outside of Prague but within easy reach of the city are in great demand.
“Unfortunately, living in the center of Prague is unattainable for most people due to the upward tendency of property prices in Prague. However, in the beautiful historic center of Beroun, you can buy an apartment for an affordable price and have the Křivoklát forests or the Czech Karst practically in your back yard,” explains Jan Mráz, head of the team that has been charged with the sale of units in the BERLITA project.
Construction of the BERLITA apartment building began last October and work is continuing according to plan. The underground and above-ground floors of the garage are now complete and the walls of the second above-ground floor are currently being bulit.
Once finished, the BERLITA residential project will consist of 61 studio to three-bedroom apartments. There are currently 32 units for sale, all of which are equipped with large-format windows providing enchanting views of the surrounding area, as well as enviable airiness and an interior connected to the exterior.
Final approval of the building is planned for summer 2022.
More information about the BERLITA project.
06. April 2021
Among Svoboda & Williams’ listings, you will find the last four houses in the Pálavská brána residential project, which is currently being built on the western edge of the South Moravian village of Brod nad Dyjí, practically bordering the popular Mušov Lakes.
“Approximately half of the clients who have inquired about the houses in the Pálavská brána project live farther away, for example in Mladá Boleslav, Lanškroun, Jindřichův Hradec, or Plzeň. More than ever before, buyers are seeing this kind of property as an opportunity to purchase a second home in the countryside so that they can enjoy peace, quiet, and fresh air, and take a break from the busy tempo of city life,” says Lenka Kjučukovová, Property Consultant at Svoboda & Williams’ Brno branch.
The Pálavská brána residential project is an architecturally compact complex consisting of fifteen single-story houses with private rooftop terraces that provide far-reaching views of the omnipresent vineyards and the Pálava Hills. The houses will come in two-bedroom layouts and a floor area of 84 sq. m., with interiors connected to the garden. In March, their facades were insulated and work on the interior installations and plastering is almost finished. The insulation of the roofs began in early spring.
The planned completion of the project is expected in the third quarter of this year.
More information about the Pálavská brána houses.