The landscapes of our region are changing. What are
you doing to make your properties sustainable, and
what impact do applied arts have on construction?
We know that society is changing and that there is an
increasing focus on sustainability. The next generation
rightly demands that we are energy efficient and
socially responsible. We recognize that this trend is
only becoming stronger, which is a good thing. For us,
it is natural to develop sustainable real estate because
we are constructing buildings for long-term ownership.
Therefore, it is in our own best interest to develop
projects that are sustainable over the long-term. As
a result, it is in our DNA to develop only high-quality
projects. Our projects are always developed to the
standard of BREEAM Very Good certification. Also,
we are continuing to improve the energy efficiency of
our buildings. Our warehouse facilities in the Czech
Republic are on average 7% more energy efficient than
the market standard, and our production facilities are
11% more energy efficient. In addition, we invest heavily
in smart buildings, including smart metering, with the
goal of improving energy efficiency. We do this in close
cooperation with our tenants because, in the end, it
will be up to people to manage the facility in the most
(energy) efficient way.
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office building and deliver it within their timeframe. We
completed the new office building in 2006 as part of
CTPark Ostrava in the Hrabova commercial zone and
they are still operating from the same space more than 10
years after making the big move. For us at CTP, investing
in Moravia-Silesia has been a great success which would
not have been possible without the proactive approach
of the regional (and national) authorities in attracting
new investors and supporting us in developing suitable
spaces to accommodate these companies and their
employees. For us, it is important that companies are
attracted to the region because they build the business
case for us. Without it we have no business. So in
addition to proactive authorities, the biggest benefit
of the region is its large, educated workforce and the
hard-working mentality of the people in Moravia-Silesia.
CTPark Ostrava is an obvious example of not only our
success but also the success of the city of Ostrava
and its people. Since we started development back in
2006, a total of sixty-nine companies are now active in
the park, providing a total of nearly 4,500 people with
fulfilling jobs. The park is almost full now, and so we are
making preparations to develop a new park of almost
80,000 sqm in Ostrava-Poruba.
Czech companies managed by experienced foreign
professionals seem “innovation incorporated”. What
innovations does your enterprise make come true?
We have to be innovative and always think a few years
ahead of time about what will be the next trend, because
real estate development is a long process—especially in
the Czech Republic due to the unpredictable and lengthy
permitting process—and because we maintain long-term
ownership of our buildings. At a very high level, typical
innovations in CTP have to do with the way buildings are
designed, constructed, and operated.
CTP is one of the most important investors with
Dutch capital in our region. Is your work comparably
significant in terms of social responsibility?
We have to be socially responsible because we are
a major developer and owner of many commercial
buildings in the region. These buildings are very visible,
they have a huge impact on the built-up environment,
and they provide people places where they spend most
of their day, away from their family and friends. These
are the places where future generations will earn a living.
Therefore, we very much feel socially committed to the
region and try to connect in as many ways as possible,
through charities and local partnerships with chambers
of commerce, universities, high schools, and other
Thank you very much for the interview.
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