The Prague office market has frozen. The crisis will hit older buildings harder
High construction and relocation costs are behind the marginal movements on the Prague office market in recent months. Even if companies want to change their location, it is currently very difficult to secure a lease of around 5,000 sqm, especially in attractive locations such as Karlín, Anděl, Pankrác or Smíchov. Although buildings are gradually being completed (mostly pre-leased), which started to be realised at a time of cheaper bank financing, there is a noticeable lack of premium office space on the market. In fact, no new office buildings have started construction since spring 2022. These are the main outputs of the analysis of the office market development prepared by the Czech real estate consultancy 108 REAL ESTATE.