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Colliers concludes biggest ever American real estate investment in the Balkans - Largest business park in the region is sold for €180m

Colliers International Bulgaria today (subs: December 1st) concluded the final sales agreement for Business Park Sofia (www.businesspark-sofia.com). The deal, in which the American investment management company Gramercy purchases the park from the German construction firm Lindner, is the largest ever real estate investment in Bulgaria and the biggest ever American commercial real estate investment in the Balkans. It was achieved in co-operation with Colliers Germany and is worth a total of €180m.

Business Park Sofia is the largest business park in the region. Designed as a “city within a city”, it is spread over 220,000 m² of land with a combined built-up area of 330,000 m², with 35 buildings, 198 companies, 5000 employees and 2000 visitors daily. Upon completion, it will house 400 companies and 10,000 staff.

Colliers International Bulgaria has been the exclusive leasing agent for Business Park Sofia and brokered the sale. “The scope and size of this transaction represents a turning point in the investment market of Bulgaria,” said Philip Bay, Regional Director of Colliers International in Southeast Europe. “Gone are the days when a few apartments sold on the Black Sea constituted a big investment. Bulgaria has now become a serious opportunity for major investors on both sides of the Atlantic.”

(Philip Bay)

The Managing Director of Colliers International Bulgaria, Atanas Garov, welcomed the announcement. He said, “We are particularly pleased because we've played a big role in the success of Business Park Sofia. Colliers has been involved from the very beginning, ensuring a leading position for the business park in the market and achieving full occupancy of the premises.”

Colliers International Southeast Europe was awarded Consultant of the Year 2005 for Southeast Europe.

Contact information: Georgi Kirov, Manager, Investment and Corporate Advisory Services, Colliers Bulgaria. Tel: +359 2 9769976. Email: georgi.kirov@colliers.com

Notes to Editors: Colliers International is the world’s leading partnership of independently owned commercial real estate firms. The organization's 9,327 employees span the world in 241 offices in 54 countries. On a worldwide basis, Colliers manages 595,725,580 square feet, and has revenue of $1,442,478,223.

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