AFI Europe signs to purchase a 40,000 sqm plot in the City Center of Brasov to develop a Shopping Mall and offices project

AFI Park is a 70,000 sqm GLA award winning office project in Bucharest which is considered as Bucharest’s newest and most advanced business centre. The Park is located on Vasile Milea Blvd., 6th district, Bucharest, Romania.

AFI Park, linked to AFI Palace Cotroceni shopping mall, features the biggest complex of retail and business in Romania and one of the biggest in the CEE. The complex enables the most convenient business and personal lifestyle, a work environment which meets modern lifestyle the IT generation (“Generation Y”) is looking for, an all in one efficient, time saving immediate location. AFI Park manages to answer the expanding requirements of IT&C companies in Romania by offering the suitable space in terms of technical specifications and expansion needs within the required timeframe, thus enjoying an exceptional high demand for the project, consequently positioning the office complex as the major IT&C Hub in Bucharest.

AFI Park has been conceived and developed to the highest standards demanded by institutional multinational corporate occupiers, including technical specifications such as: 4-pipe HVAC, suspended ceilings, raised floor, 2.75 m finished clear height and curtain glass façade, exceptional cooling and back up capacities for server rooms, generator back up to ensure nonstop work capabilities and two sources of energy supply. The floor layout ensures full flexibility to multinational occupiers while maintaining efficiency and low operating costs.

AFI Park 1 which has been inaugurated in September 2012 offers 12,250 Sqm GLA of new Class A office space efficiently spread over 10 above ground floors serviced by 2 underground parking levels. The Class A office building is equipped with 6 elevators, an advanced BMS and most importantly is an efficient energy saving building.

Financing:Signed agreement with Unicredit bank.

Main Tenants:Microchip Technology, Sparkware Technologies,

Unique Technical Specifications of AFI Park:
Increased Generator Capacity;
Cooling system: backed up by the generator for the UPS and server rooms;
FCUs: Thermostats can be controlled and monitored by the BMS;
UPS: Central UPS systems for Tenant’s servers, 3 units of cooling type “Emerson Liebert” are installed;
Lights: Ceiling lights for open spaces – LED recessed luminaries for compact lamp with electronic ballast, Housing with seamless ceiling trim and white reflectors T5 – 4×14;
Fluorescent down light fixture with 2XTCAD 18W lamps, internal smooth reflector, chrome bezel ring, type ESASYSTEM;
Floor boxes: Electrical cables, sockets and floor boxes will be laid throughout the office area, For each workstation 3 power sockets and 2 communications RJ45 are allocated;
Humidifier system: an option to install Humidifier model HEATERSTEAM UR60HL001;
Thermostats: Thermostats type Siemens RDG100 KN;
Transformers: An option to Increase capacity of existing 2 transformers to 1,600 KVA each;
Elevators: Destination elevators are implemented;
Chillers: An option to upgrade capacity of the 3 chillers with 300 KW.

AFI Park 1 is the First Office Building in Romania to Obtain the LEED Gold Core & Shell Certification.

AFI Park enjoys very high occupier demand as tenants, especially those with engineering or IT profile increasingly, target the Center-West submarket due to the presence of the Technical University, which is a key recruiting pool. Being regarded as one of the leading office projects in Bucharest and the anchoring project for the Center-West submarket, AFI Park has secured a highly prestigious occupier lineup including Cameron (US, oil services), Electronic Arts (US, video gaming), Schlumberger, Veeam, Fotonation, SII Romania, ORTEC Central & Eastern Europe, Endava (UK, IT) Microchip Technologies (US, IT) and Telus International (CN, BPO).

Due to its proximity to the shopping mall the tenants, clients and visitors enjoy the best international fashion chains, 4 full menu restaurants and 15 fast food restaurants such as: Nordsea, Pizza Hut, Wu Xing, McDonald’s, KFC, Gyros, Italian Restaurant, Al Wady Lebanese Restaurant, Steak House, Chopstix, Azzuro, 6 coffee shops such as: Starbucks, Gloria Jeans, Paul Bakery, Café Zodiac, HighHeals, 2,000 sqm fitness gym, dry cleaning, 4 banks and the “Auchan” hypermarket. Clients and visitors are welcomed to the mall’s parking lot which offers 2,500 Parking places.