Portland Trust was established in 1997 to develop high quality, institutional, commercial real estate assets throughout Central Europe. Robert Neale is the owner and managing director of Portland Trust and has been based in Prague and operating in Central Europe since the early 1990’s. ARES Management is Portland’s long term equity partner who has been integral in expanding the business and undertaking larger projects. ARES has been investing across various property types and geographies in Europe since 1995.
Portland Trust has offices in Prague, Czech Republic and Bucharest, Romania and has focussed on new commercial projects. In Romania where there has been a specific focus on the development of prime quality office buildings and one large, light industrial estate. Portland has completed over 550,000m² of leasable space of new buildings.
Portland Trust is dedicated to a clear and simple environmental policy of using local, natural materials where possible, designing buildings in a fundamentally efficient manner, using modern technology and adhering to both local and international guidelines for energy efficiency.
The aim is to procure designs of buildings that integrate into the local surroundings and which minimize environmental impact. Many awards have been won for both design and sustainability.Read more
Bluehouse is a real estate investment and development firm with a focus in the property markets of Central and South East Europe. Bluehouse has established an operating platform that spans across CEE and SEE region, with presence in Romania, the Czech Republic and Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Greece, as well as Croatia, Serbia and Cyprus. Founded in 2004, Bluehouse has a strong track record in the office,Read more
Chapman Taylor is an international practice of architects, masterplanners and interior designers operating from 16 regional offices and with experience of working in over 80 countries around the world. Chapman Taylor are the concept designers and the main architects for EXPO Business Park whose mantra is to deliver award winning designs to enable a sustainable environment that people enjoy.Read more
The site comprises 4 hectares of land in Floreasca and was developed as a low rise, low energy business park in this northern suburb of central Bucharest. Building A totals 20,000m2 of net office space and is leased to Oracle as part of their ongoing expansion. Building B totals 24,500m2 and is leased to Medicover, Europe 2, BCR, Euler Hermes, Deloitte, Kambi and VIAVI. Building C will comprise 24,500m2 and will be constructed as phase 2.Read more
Floreasca Park has been designed to provide a combination of high specification, efficient office space with particular focus on low energy consumption in a pleasant, attractively landscaped plot of 1.5 hectares. The 37,000m2 A class offices were leased to excellent tenants and the development won CEEQA " Office Development of the Year 2014" and "Green Building of the Year 2015". The innovative ground sourced heat pump system is one of the first of itsRead more
Floreasca 169 is a 38,000m2 net office building completed in 2009. It is located in the Floreasca sub market just north of Bucharest city centre and adjoining Aurel Vlaicu metro station. The building was pre-leased to Oracle, Holcim, L'Oreal, DHL, Regus and other multinational companies.Read more
This was the first true suburban office park in Bucharest, developed on 2ha of land on Bucharest’s main route north of the city to Ploiesti, adjoining the famous “House of the Free Press”. It was designed with various interlinking office wings and its surroundings are attractively landscaped respecting Bucharest’s green boulevard from the airport to the center. The main tenants are IBM, BAT and various multinationals. The complex totals 24,500m2 net leasableRead more
A joint development with ECM, a Prague-based fund manager and property developer, for the construction of country headquarters for Nederlanden Asigurari de Viata (part of the ING group) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The 12,500m2 building is class A standard with 8 floors of office space and 2 underground parking levels. It overlooks the Dambovita River and the National Opera House, and is 50m from the Eroilor metro station. The building was completedRead more
Portland Trust has won various awards over the years, starting from the CIJ Shopping Centre of the year 2004 for Metropole Zlicin in Prague until the multiple success of Floreasca Park in Bucharest. These awards are testament to the care and attention to detail and the mantra to produce “best in class” buildings.
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