25. January 2021
Construction work on the Pálavská brána residential project is proceeding according to plan. All of the houses now have roofs and windows. Interior partition walls are currently being installed and the rough construction phase is only one step away from being complete.
The Pálavská brána residential project offers a total of fifteen single-story houses, each of which will come with a private rooftop terrace and an adjoining garden. All of the houses have three-bedroom layouts and will be completed to a standard that includes ceramic tiles, brand-name sanitary ware in the bathrooms, triple-glazed insulated windows, and underfloor heating. Since the houses are being built in a sought-after recreational area, owners can use them as a pleasant primary residence or vacation home, but they are also a great investment opportunity.
The developer has estimated that the project will receive final approval in Q2 of 2021.
More about the Pálavská brána residential project.
18. January 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been providing comprehensive property and facility management services for many years now. Its team of professionals led by Věra Urbanová and Přemysl Kavan oversees the smooth running of residential units, apartment buildings, non-residential premises, historic buildings, and large residential complexes.
Property management is a multidisciplinary field, which includes both a total overview of the technical and economic aspects in order for everything pertaining to the property to run smoothly as well as being up-to-date on the relevant laws and regulations. “If you decide to create an investment property portfolio, you will soon find out that non-professional property and facility management will not only consume a large amount of your time, but, if set incorrectly, it will also increase the amount of uneconomically invested funds. Our team can turn your empty property into a source of long-term income and save you not only money, but also time. Clients can contact us whenever they are looking for a suitable investment property,” explains Věra Urbanová, Head of Property Management at Svoboda & Williams.
Our property management services include finding a creditworthy tenant (with the help of Svoboda & Williams’ real estate agents), technical management (beginning with an initial technical audit and ending with a detailed handover protocol that includes a technical manual), any complaints, all communication and coordination related to the property, ensuring emergency repairs and regular maintenance, representing the owner at apartment owners association meetings, negotiating with service providers, the correct setting of advance payments and billing—all with the maximum satisfaction of the property owner in mind.
14. January 2021
In the past several months, work on the foundation piles of the BERLITA apartment building finished and foundation concrete is currently being poured. The casting of the foundation slab is scheduled for the second half of January.
The BERLITA residential project is emerging in a peaceful part of Beroun that borders the historic center on one side and the confluence of the Berounka and Litavka rivers on the other. The apartment building will consist of two connected wings that together will offer 61 studio to three-bedroom units. The highest floor is reserved for generously apportioned rooftop penthouses.
The BERLITA residential project is scheduled to be completed in Q2 2022. The developer of the project is VENUS INVESTMENT GROUP.
More information on the BERLITA project.
16. December 2020
In the middle of December, Svoboda & Williams introduced its online magazine Selected, thereby entering the premium media segment. The new magazine will feature quality content that will acquaint readers with high-end brands, experiences, and real estate. Selected’s website is the work of Biceps Digital, a leading web design and development studio.
Svoboda & Williams created Selected Magazine with the ambition to become the leading authority on luxury living and the place for clients of the premium segment to get information in the Czech and Slovak online media space. Its editor-in-chief is Tomáš Otta, whose twenty-five-year career in journalism includes a stint as the editor-in-chief of ForMen. “Selected is an oasis in the media world. Readers can spend time here every day and find an expertly curated mix of information, from exclusive new products, authentic experiences, to inspirational tips from top professionals in various fields,” says Otta.
Selected is hosted on Svoboda & Williams’ website as well as on its own domain: selectedmag.cz. The online magazine was designed by Biceps Digital, who worked closely with Natalie Kuznetsová, Marketing Director at Svoboda & Williams. “Our goal is to offer quality content that reflects its online form of communication. Last but not least, we want it to be a place that supports talented artists, designers, and brands,” says Kuznetsová. Rudolf Matějček, Creative Director of Biceps Digital, had this to say about working with Svoboda & Williams: “Selected Magazine is a bold project in the domestic Czech market in terms of both style and content. We wanted to give as much space as possible to the strong content when we were designing the visual appearance of the magazine.”
For now, Selected is purely an online magazine, but next year we are planning to publish it in print on a biannual basis and distribute it directly to readers.
13. November 2020
Based on an exclusive agreement with VENUS INVESTMENT GROUP, the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency is launching the sale of 61 studio to three-bedroom apartments in the modern BERLITA residential project, which is being built in the very heart of Beroun.
The BERLITA residential project will consist of apartments in a timeless modern design. Their large-format windows not only ensure that interiors are bright and airy, but also let in plenty of natural light and offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. That each unit had to be bright was one of the developer’s main requirements when the project was being designed. Families with children will appreciate the amount of storage space and compact layouts provided by the apartments.
Construction of the BERLITA apartment house began in October. Final approval will take place in summer 2022.
More information on the BERLITA project.
13. November 2020
Svoboda & Williams is launching the sale of energy-efficient houses in the Pálavská brána residential project, which will stand on the western edge of the South Moravian village of Brod nad Dyjí. The houses will benefit from their location in a popular recreational destination right by the Mušov Lakes, and are therefore ideally suited both as a permanent residence or vacation home.
Once completed, the Pálavská brána project will offer fifteen single-story homes that are designed to blend seamlessly with the South Moravian landscape. Each house will have a two-bedroom layout with a private garden and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the countryside. The houses are also perfectly located—the sun reflecting off of the surface of the Mušov Lakes on one side and the picturesque Pavlov Hills on the other. Typical South Moravian vineyards stretch out as far as the eye can see.
In September, concrete foundation slabs were laid, rough construction of one third of the houses has been completed, and lintels are currently being installed. The developer has set the expected final approval date for spring 2021.
More about the Pálavská brána residential project.
13. November 2020
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively appointed by the Topestates development company to sell apartments in the Barrandez-vous residential project, which is emerging in an attractive location at the eastern edge of Barrandov. Construction was launched in September and completion is planned for the end of 2022.
“In the premium real estate segment, Svoboda & Williams is the best agency on the Czech market and we like to surround ourselves with professionals,” says Petr Teplý, co-founder of Topestates. “In the past, we’ve collaborated on the Barrandovská zahrada or Truhlárna projects so we expect to work together successfully this time as well,” he adds.
The Barrandez-vous project is conceived as a residential complex connected to a large park designed by Atelier Flera. Thanks to its location, residents will enjoy modern living with peace, quiet, and greenery, as well as easy access to the center of Prague. The project will consist of two apartment houses with a total of 169 studio to three-bedroom units whose layouts offer maximum privacy. Future owners will have the opportunity to furnish and equip their new homes according to their wishes.
The interior of most apartments will be extended by a balcony, terrace, or front garden, which will look out onto a park that winds between the two apartment houses. The apartments on the highest levels will come with a green rooftop terrace also designed by Atelier Flera. Large-format windows will flood the main living rooms with natural light and frame wonderful green views. The standard of completion also includes three-layer wooden floors available in three decors, wooden plank surfaces in the loggias, and bathrooms with ceramic tiles, large-format tiles, and designer sanitary ware. Each apartment comes with the option of buying a parking space in the underground garage and a cellar storage unit.
As Barrandez-vous is an on-trend, compact modern residential complex, it will therefore offer space for shops and services on the ground floors. The park will have a jogging track and outdoor seating for residents to spend their free time with family and friends outside. Chuchelský háj Park or the Prokopské údolí nature reserve are within walking distance and residents can also walk to a public transport stop with connections to the Smíchovské nádraží metro station.
More information on the Barrandez-vous project.
23. October 2020
In October, Prokop Svoboda, owner of the Svoboda & Williams company, participated in two conferences that focused on the current situation in the real estate market—Real Estate Forum and Real Estate Market. Panellists at both spoke about long-term trends as well as on new topics related to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the residential and commercial property markets.
The second year of the Real Estate Forum Conference, whose focus is on real estate in Brno and the South Moravian Region, took place on October 13th. Participants touched upon various topics, including investment opportunities, new construction projects in the residential and commercial segments, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing office space as we know it. Prokop Svoboda spoke about the office segment and how we can expect demands for greater flexibility in the rental relationship, and so landlords should consider adapting their offers accordingly. An important topic for the South Bohemian Region is also the Brno airport. Milan Kratina, co-founder of Accolade, noted that the airport is an important factor in the nexus of transportation and logistics, and so has the great potential to become the driving force of the economy in the region. Moreover, it will make Brno more attractive for companies, which will then have an impact on the development of the office market. Panellists also offered their views on Brno’s infrastructure and how crucial the adoption of the new Building Act is for its development.
The Real Estate Market conference was held on October 21st. This year, it was opened by a panel on real estate investments. Its participants agreed that it’s not the best time for speculative development given the current situation. Petr Vohralík of Česká spořitelna also confirmed that rental housing loans are gradually increasing. One of the panels was devoted to healthy housing trends, which are adapting to todays’ demands—people are now spending more time at home as well as working there, and so interest in a healthy home environment has gone up significantly. Jan Řežáb, owner of the JRD company, emphasized that developers can influence a large variety of parameters that have a deep impact on the health of future residents. However, in terms of the current trend of working from home, participants of the individual panels were largely in agreement that although this is a new challenge for the housing and office sectors and their development, they don’t foresee a dangerously low demand for standard offices in the long run. Regular face-to-face meetings and working together to create a corporate culture are essential for the sustainable functioning of a company.
The conference was concluded by a panel on the current situation in the apartment market, which Marcel Soural, owner of Trigema, described as an “island of stability in turbulent times.” In his presentation, Prokop Svoboda spoke about the premium segment and especially about the rental housing trend that is going to shape the Czech real estate market in the coming years. He also mentioned the growth of investment purchases, which, in his opinion, is a kind of third pension pillar. Radek Vachulka of Česká spořitelna addressed the prosperity of the residential segment, citing figures from the mortgage market: from January to September the volume of mortgage loans had a year-on-year increase of 35% up to 173 billion crowns and bankers expect it to rise to 230 billion crowns by the end of the year.
15. October 2020
Svoboda & Williams Launches the Sale of Family Houses in the Third Phase of the Na Pramenech Residential Project
In the middle of October, the Svoboda & Williams company launched the sale of the third phase of the Na Pramenech residential project. Eighteen houses have been added to its real estate portfolio, most of which are three-bedroom—the most sought-after layout.
Once completed, the Na Pramenech residential project will offer six types of two-story family houses, from the most spacious to the more affordably priced. The latter will be the most common layout in the third phase of construction. There will be a total of 15 efficiently designed Type B houses, which are the most in-demand and have already sold out in the previous two phases, as well as three larger four-bedroom houses.
Before the third phase receives final approval, a small shopping park will be built right next to the Na Pramenech residential project. These will be the closest civic amenities to the new houses.
The third phase will be move-in ready by the end of 2021. Currently, construction of the first phase has advanced significantly—outdoor work on most houses is almost finished and a large portion of the access road is completed.
More information on the Na Pramenech project.
14. October 2020
Fall was a time of new arrivals at Svoboda & Williams. Attorney Karla Kalecká joined the company at the beginning of October and new colleagues joined the Property Management and Commercial Leasing teams. Our Brno branch also welcomed a new member.
Our new in-house lawyer is Karla Kalecká. She has a master’s degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of West Bohemia and spent a year abroad at the University of Zurich. She has been working in law since 2010, including a five-year stint at Rödl & Partner, first as a law clerk and three years later as a lawyer. She currently cooperates externally with the Czech Bar Association. Karla speaks German and English fluently. Sports have been a big part of her life—she played floorball at a professional level for over fifteen years and also enjoys tennis, skiing, and biking.
The Property Management Team welcomed Přemysl Kavan, who works as a Senior Facility Manager. He has been working in facility management for several years and gained experience at the Kaprain Group. Přemysl speaks English proficiently and spends his free time playing golf, hockey, and biking.
Lukáš Machula joined the Commercial Leasing Team as a Senior Leasing Consultant. He has been active in commercial real estate for six years and previously worked for Procházka & Partners and Penta Real Estate. He earned a master’s degree in international business at the University of Economics and Business.
Our Brno branch welcomed Property Consultant Lenka Kjučukovová. She studied international business at the Business Academy in Brno. Lenka has been working in real estate for fifteen years as a manager of residential projects at construction companies, for private investors as well as for developers.