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Region with Great Potential Why did you decide to invest in this region and what are the region’s attractions? CTP company came to the Czech Republic almost 20 years ago and started operation in Humpolec. Then foreign owners of the company discovered the great potential of the Moravian-Silesian Region. Ostrava itself is the third biggest city in the Czech Republic, it has an international airport, good location. All the agglomeration has about a million inhabitants which makes the region and city worthy competitor of the capital Prague which does not have as much industry while Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region are well-known for their significant industrial history. CTP portfolio consists mostly of office and industrial buildings, successful construction and operation construction of which requires well-coordinated internal teams, good quality and reliable suppliers and partners. Partners including local politicians and councillors who actively support regional development and investments in the region; businesses, suppliers who know their environment, know where to get what, and capable of understanding and solving any technical challenge. Can you summarize motivation of your clients to start production in our region? In case of CTPark network, it is a combination of a few factors: firstly, it is the strategic position near or at a city; a good quality customized facility that CTP is able to build quickly. Another key feature is that CTP remains the owner of the buildings and is responsible for their maintenance. The investors therefore do not have to worry about construction of the facility and all necessary paperwork and permits, about maintenance and administration related to the buildings, and can fully focus on development of their business. Our clients (investors) choose from a large real-estate catalogue to get the
right place for industrial construction, or from existing facilities which is very attractive for investors who need to bring their intentions to life really quickly. As for the prices and expenditures in the Czech Republic, they are still more favourable than in West Europe so a German or Italian company will preferably start a production or storing facility in the Czech Republic. Have any of your projects in the region won awards for architecture? The office building IQ Ostrava (housing our important client TIETO) won BREEAM Excellent Certificate in international rating of environment-friendly facilities. This building also offers interesting design both in the interior and exterior. There is a restaurant, cafe and fitness centre, all of those services open to public as well. What do you plan for near future? We have been investing continuously in Ostrava since 2003, this year we celebrate 15th anniversary of our operation in the city and region. We own and develop quite a few projects in the Moravian-Silesian Region, e.g. CTPark Ostrava - Hrabová, custom-built administration building IQ Ostrava (for our important client Tieto), we own industrial parks in Nový Jičín, Nošovice, Karviná. In 2018 we intend to build new facilities for existing and new clients; and to provide for continuous growth of the company, we are buying more real estate. We are also busy preparing stage II of the administration facilities of IQ Ostrava in Náměstí Republiky.
Text & foto: CTParkl Ostrava