In 2018, CzechInvest received 156 enquiries from investors seeking business properties in the Czech Republic. They most frequently enquired about manufacturing facilities and industrial land in equal measure (45.5% of enquiries in each case), as well as office space (9%). Nearly 29% of all enquiries involved brownfields. In comparison with 2017, demand for manufacturing facilities increased slightly, whereas demand for industrial land plots and office space slightly declined.
Investors expressed the strongest interest in industrial land plots of up to five hectares in size (31%) and sites covering 5-10 hectares (23%). As in the past, a significant number of enquiries were focused on the Ústí region (19%), where interest in industrial land plots grew further in comparison with previous years. The Moravia-Silesia (15%), Central Bohemia (12%) and Zlín (11%) regions were also the subject of strong demand. Conversely, interest in the Karlovy Vary region was weaker than previously. Unlike the other regions, Karlovy Vary offers relatively few industrial land plots that are suitable for purchase.
Where enquiries for manufacturing facilities are concerned, investors were mainly interested in facilities with an area of 5,000-10,000 m2 (25%), facilities of up to 2,000 m2 (24%) and facilities ranging in size from 2,000 to 5,000 m2 (23 %). The preferred region was Ústí (14.4%), followed by the Plzeň and Central Bohemia regions (each with 10.4%).
Demand for office space did not deviate from the trend of recent years. Investors most frequently enquired about office space with an area of up to 500 m2 in Prague, Brno and Ostrava.
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