The Accolade group invests in business infrastructure in Europe.
We specialize in the development of rental space for light manufacturing, logistics and e-commerce. We invest in A-class manufacturing and warehouse facilities in high-potential locationswhere we lease our properties to well-known companies. Among our tenants can be find DHL, Tchibo, KION Group, ZF TRW, Oponeo, AutoDoc, DPD, DB Schenker, Pierce, Expondo, Gates, Vive Group, Iveco, Swiss Krono, Dachser and many other globally recognized brands.
For over six years of existence we have built a commercial property portfolio with over 1.1 million sqms across the Czech Republic and Poland. In 2018, we decided to invest in industrial projects in Germany. The value of our portfolio increased to EUR 827 million at the end of 2018 (more than CZK 21 billion).
Our goal is to support the long-term development of commercial infrastructure across Europe and to offer premium facilities for technology, e-commerce, manufacturing and logistics. We are financing not only the development of new projects but also the redevelopment of brownfields, to which we give a new face and make them relevant again in the industrial market. Our projects include the redevelopment the old Messerschmitt factory in Szczecin and the former chemical plant in Bydgoszcz.
Innovation is our highest priority. We implement projects that meet the highest technological standards while leaving the smallest environmental footprint. All our upcoming projects meet the requirements for BREEAM certification, which mainly assesses the environmental impact of the building and the quality of the working conditions, at least to the Good standard Good. In 2018, the Estée Lauder distribution centre operated by DHL in Cheb was awarded with the BREEAM Excellent certificate, making it one of the best-rated buildings in Central Europe.
At the end of 2017, we decided to invest in one of the key infrastructures in Central Europe and acquired the operator of the second largest airport in the Czech Republic in Brno-Tuřany. We would like to transform the airport, which handles over half a million people annually, into a major transport hub in our region. Already in 2018, we introduced new scheduled air connections and increased the volume of goods transportation and passengers.. Our plans include the modernisation of freight facilities, as well as passenger facilities, to give them greater comfort when travelling for pleasure or business.
Since 2018, we have been a proud partner of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival “KVIFF”. KVIFF is one of the most important cultural events in the Czech Republic, bringing the best contemporary films to Czech film fans and creating an opportunity to meet the stars of European and Hollywood cinema.
In the closest future, we plan to build a facility for the development and certification of self-driving vehicles in Stříbro in Western Bohemia. The “polygon” will foster cooperation between the Czech industry and global research and development centres and will be of national and European significance.