AMBER FOREST

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Alesonor gets financing for green homes near Bucharest

Amber Forest will comprise around 500 green villas and 200 apartments. The first phase will have a construction cost of around €57.5 million. The developer says it has already sold 350 green homes in the project. Property Forum July 25th, 2022
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Alesonor has obtained financing from Banca Transilvania for the first 294 green homes

Obtaining the development capital is a reconfirmation of the value and trust that financial institutions have in the Amber Forest project, the first and only complete suburb in Romania. Amber Forestincludes approx. 500 green villas and 200 green apartments, developed on 31 hectares, with only 15% of the built area, with the lowest land use coefficient. The Diplomat July 25th, 2022
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Alesonor has obtained financing from Banca Transilvania for the first 294 green homes

Amber Forest suburb offers over 20 types of villas starting with 2 bedrooms and also 14 types of apartments starting with 2 rooms, in low buildings responding to multiple needs and preferences. More than 350 Amber Forest green homes have already been sold, and the construction works stared at the beginning of this year. StartupCafe July 25th, 2022
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Financing of 21 million euros from Banca Transilvania for green housing near the Capital

“We are happy to be part of this project, designed to develop energy efficient homes according to the latest European standards. The financing of this type of projects is part of Banca Transilvania’s sustainable development strategy, and each client, through its specificity, helps us to strengthen step by step the specific ESG competencies that derive from the rigors of the NZEB energy standard. We want to see as many projects of this kind in Romania because at BT we have a firm commitment to support the community and the environment.”, said Cosmin Calin, Executive Director of Large Corporate Clients, Banca Transilvania. Aleph News July 25th, 2022
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Alesonor has obtained financing from Banca Transilvania for the first 294 green homes

”Amber Forest homes are the first homes in Romania that meet the NZEB energy standard, set by the European Union since 2021. Being energy efficient buildings, and at the same time quality, sustainable constructions that integrate state-of-the-art technologies, Amber Forest homes are a safe investment, reconfirmed by obtaining from Banca Transilvania the capital for the development of the first green, energy efficient villas and apartments.”, said Alex Skouras, Managing Partner at Alesonor. Business-Review July 25th, 2022
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Alesonor gets EUR21M funding from Banca Transilvania to build 294 green housing units in Amber Forest project

Alesonor, the real estate developer that erected green luxury housing project Amber Gardens, has got a EUR21 million funding from Banca Transilvania for the construction of 294 green housing units in the first part of Amber Forest project due to be built in Tunari area of northern Bucharest. Ziarul Financiar July 25th, 2022
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The winner of the National Architecture Biennale designs green villas within the first complete suburb in Romania – Amber Forest

“Our strategy is committed to achieving outstanding standards in the development of high-quality, energy-efficient and environmentally responsible buildings, while forming communities that offer all the integrated facilities for a balanced lifestyle. Thus, we offer our clients the opportunity to have balanced relationships with family, friends and neighbors who share the same values, and with whom they can spend their free time on sports fields, in social areas or in the park, with children. Studio 1408 helped us to implement our vision both in a multitude of types of villas, adapted to all needs, but also contributing to the development of the project concept. Together we set a new standard both in the development of environmentally responsible residential buildings with an impressive design, but also in the development of complete communities, which offer a unique lifestyle in Romania”, said Alex Skouras, Managing Partner of Alesonor. Business-Review June 8th, 2022
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The winner of the National Architecture Biennale designs green villas within the first complete suburb in Romania – Amber Forest

“We believe that people benefit greatly from living in a sustainable, engaged community and we have been contributing with solutions, at both the masterplan and detailed-design scales, in order to achieve that in Amber Forest. Our approach to this project was to look at sustainability not only in terms of resources and consumption, but also in social and cultural terms, including all aspects that contribute to the wellbeing of residents: density of development, access to exterior space, feelings of security, privacy, connection to community. The spaces that we move through and share – streets, gardens, bike lanes – shape the way we meet and relate to our neighbors and have the potential to enhance those relationships or test them. For all living units, whether big or small, we committed to ensure comfortable and healthy indoor and outdoor spaces, by following design practices that take into account temperature, lighting, noise pollution, ventilation and quality of air”, said Diana Bugnariu, Studio 1408 Architect. Revista Biz June 7th, 2022
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Green villas in the first complete suburb in Romania – Amber Forest

Studio 1408’s team of architects has successfully implemented Amber Forest’s vision: modern design in impressive, energy-efficient buildings in harmony with nature, contributing to the mission to develop a sustainable community that integrates all facilities for a complete lifestyle within the first green suburb. HomeTalks.ro June 7th, 2022
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The winner of the National Architecture Biennale designs green villas within the first complete suburb in Romania – Amber Forest

Alesonor, the developer of the first complete suburb, presents the concept of the Amber Forest green villas. Some of the more than 20 types of green villas with different sizes and designs, to meet multiple needs and preferences, are designed by the architecture office Studio 1408. Forbes Romania June 7th, 2022
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CONFERENCE Profit.ro Real Estate Market: Alex Skouras, Managing Partner Alesonor: The Pandemic has accelerated the demand for housing on the outskirts of big cities

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the growth of demand for housing located on the outskirts of large cities, a trend anticipated even before the emergence of COVID, given the high population density - in Bucharest, for example, only 9% of those who work live outside the city , far below other capitals in the region, where the share is 50%, says Alex Skouras, founding member and managing partner of Alesonor, at the Profit.ro conference - The impact of the price crisis in the real estate market. 3rd Edition. Profit.ro May 20th, 2022
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PROFIT NEWS TV debates: Leonidas Anastasopoulos, Managing Partner Alesonor: There is a decrease in demand compared to previous months in the residential sector, but in the medium and long term, the demand for projects based on sound principles will become strong again

The war in Ukraine is now affecting the residential market by continuing to raise the prices of building materials and the challenges of purchasing them. There is a decrease in demand compared to previous months, but in the long term there is a very high potential for the development of residential projects based on solid principles, such as the segment represented by green houses, energy efficient and with generous outdoor spaces. At least in Bucharest and in the towns around the capital, where the population density is the highest in Eastern Europe, there is a need for projects that meet all these requirements, says Leonidas Anastasopoulos, Managing Partner of the developer Alesonor Profit.ro April 6th, 2022
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Demand for isolated houses with small bills

Alex Skouras, real estate developer: "Rising utility prices have caused people to look for much more affordable homes." Pro TV Prime Time News March 30th, 2022
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Alesonor partners with Reynaers Aluminium România for the Amber Forest complete suburb

Alesonor, the developer of the first complete suburb – Amber Forest, signs a partnership with Reynaers Aluminium Romania. The company will provide premium aluminium solutions for doors and windows: Reynaers Masterline 8 High Isolation, the latest system that incorporates high generation technology, for added energy efficiency and functionality. Investing In Property February 22th, 2022
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ZF Office and Residential Conference 2021. Home sales accelerated in 2021, developers rely on mixed projects to attract new demand for both residential and office – October 10th, 2022

The advantage in Tunari is that the administration understands the value of the investments and supports such projects as those of Alesonor. Not only does it not block, but it helps. For example, green projects are financially supported because they are a benefit to the community and we pay lower taxes.

Ziarul Financiar
September 22th, 2021

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Alex Skouras: You have to be patient and trust your vision; at the same time, you have to be agile and adapt to the dynamism of the market, without changing your solid principles.

My main goal in my current role is… to create the Amber Forest suburb, a community that offers everyone the opportunity to grow their families with people that share similar values.

Business Magazin
August 25th, 2021

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REALTY Forum 2021 | Alex Skouras (Alesonor): We envisioned a community, a lifestyle, and an ecosystem of families

With COVID coming, in my view, it worked as a catalyst accelerating the trends that were already there in the market. People started experiencing their homes. They were not just waking up in the morning going to the office and then coming back late at night and sleeping and the next day the same thing, but they started living in their house. They’re living in their home 24/7 for weeks and months, and they started realizing the quality of life that they are having, as business people, as husbands, wives, parents. And what we have seen coming pre-COVID, and after, when clearly the acceleration has been huge, was the importance of community which a real estate developer is able to create, first by designing it and then by building it.

Business-Review
August 13th, 2021

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Amber Forest, the first green suburb in Romania with the most carefully planned and well-organized community, high standard infrastructure and complete facilities

The first green suburb in Romania, Amber Forest, includes over 500 green villas and 200 green apartments, developed on 31 hectares, with only 15% of the built area, with the lowest land use coefficient. The suburb will have complete and high-quality infrastructure- 3 hectares reserved for school, kindergarten, afterschool and sport fields, 5.3 hectares for parks and green areas and also polyclinic, pharmacy, supermarket, restaurant and cafe, co-working space with conference rooms, bakery, market, running and bicycle tracks, as well as direct access to Baneasa forest, the largest forest around Bucharest.

Business-Review
August 10th, 2021

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14 km from Bucharest, the first green suburb in Romania is being built: 500 villas and 200 apartments

The NZEB standard - Nearly Zero Energy Buildings - in translation, buildings with near zero energy consumption, has become mandatory since the beginning of the year. In the case of constructions that belong to or are managed by public authorities, the standard was imposed two years ago.

PRO TV
August 9th, 2021

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Alex Skouras, Managing Partner Alesonor: “The tendency of people to move away from the city center and move to communities was visible even before 2020”

If in other summers the main topic of discussion in the business community was routine and holiday destinations, this time, Forbes Romania challenged the most well-known players in the local business environment to answer a short questionnaire, in a special context, in which in the summer of 2021 should represent an expected return to (new) normalcy.

Forbes Romania
July 27th, 2021

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Alex Skouras, Managing Partner Alesonor

We are now focused on developing the first complete suburb, spread across 31 hectares (85% free area, 15% built area) where, besides green homes and green apartments, we are building the community that our clients seek. Amber Forest will have 1 km opening to the forest, five hectares park, a kindergarten, a school, a supermarket, restaurants, polyclinic, sports facility, office hub etc.

Investment Reports
July 01th, 2021

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Revolution in urbanism. The main real estate developers in the Capital adapt their working techniques trying to comply with the sustainability criteria imposed by the EU

Green houses are built with sustainable materials and also designed so that there is no negative impact on the environment. They offer substantial savings in energy costs and provide quality, health and comfort as additional benefits compared to standard homes available on the market.

Adevarul
June 15th, 2021

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ZF Invest in Romania! Alex Skouras, Alesonor: In Bucharest only 9% of those who work live outside the city, compared to 40% in Warsaw. More and more real estate developers rely on the construction of “integrated” residential projects in the conditions in which the capital’s infrastructure remains much undersized

The residential market in Romania was changed with the appearance of the virus, and according to new studies, 1 in 3 Romanians is looking to buy a villa after the COVID-19 crisis, instead of an apartment. We have also noticed this upward trend, with a much higher demand in the last year from families who want to raise their children close to nature, outside the city center, in a residential complex that meets all needs, "said Alex Skouras.

Ziarul Financiar
June 9th, 2021

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Apartment in the city or house in the suburbs. What will Romanians prefer after the pandemic?

Even before COVID we started to reorient ourselves towards the so-called “passive houses”, ie homes equipped with many technologies such as those based on solar panels or advanced thermal insulation. The tendency of people to move away from the center of the plow and move to communities, away from the urban agglomeration, was visible even before 2020. The pandemic only made things faster, "said Alex Skouras - Managing Partner, Alesonor.

Wall-Street.ro
June 8th, 2021

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ZF Conference: Trends in the residential market. Alex Skouras, Managing Partner, Alesonor: We have seen a huge increase in demand for housing in all types of facilities

We have seen in the last three months, and even during the pandemic, that there is a great demand for housing. The COVID pandemic acted as a catalyst, accelerating a trend that was already present. We have seen a great increase in demand for housing in all types of facilities, all types that a Romanian family would need. We have sold 139 houses so far in our latest project ", said Alex Skouras during the ZF Tendenzi video conference in the residential market. How does home sales change home sales?

Ziarul Financiar
June 8th, 2021

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120 Amber Forest green villas were sold

Alesonor, the developer of the first complete suburb - Amber Forest, announces that since the first phase of the project, 120 green villas have been sold, with an average price of approx. 200,000 euros / villa + VAT. The first phase of the project will have 200 villas and 60 green apartments, as well as the complete infrastructure, the park and part of the commercial area. Clients are families who have chosen to live in a complete community.

Revista Biz
March 25th, 2021

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Record sales in the first complete suburb in Romania

Amber Forest homes are the first homes in Romania that meet the NZEB energy standard, imposed by the European Union since 2021. Being energy efficient buildings, and at the same time quality, sustainable constructions that integrate state-of-the-art technologies and smart homes, Amber Forest homes are accessible through the green mortgage loan, a loan specially designed by financial institutions to support the purchase of green, energy - efficient villas and apartments.

Forbes Romania
March 25th, 2021

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A developer has sold “green villas” worth about 24 million euros in northern Bucharest

On the outskirts of Bucharest, in the northern part of the Capital, the real estate developer Alesonor is building a real estate project focused on the concept of green suburb, which aims at the construction of 500 villas and 200 apartments.

Wall-Street.ro
March 25th, 2021

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ZF Live. Alex Skouras, managing partner, Alesonor: Amber Forest, a project estimated at 110 million euros, will be built in four stages and will include 700 homes, of which 500 houses with an average price of 200,000 euros

The COVID-19 pandemic, says Alex Skouras, managing partner of real estate consulting firm Alesonor, which raised the Amber Gardens luxury housing project three years ago, has been a catalyst for the company's new project, Amber Forest, estimated at 110 million euros, designed as a green suburb that will be able to accommodate about 700 families.

Ziarul Financiar
March 15th, 2021

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Alesonor is investing 42 million euros in the first phase of the Amber Forest project

The company recently obtained the PUZ for the construction of the Amber Forest project, which will be built on a 31-hectare plot of land, with a 1 km opening at the Băneasa forest. In total, the project will have over 500 green villas and 200 green apartments and requires an investment of 100 million euros.

Economica.net
March 11th, 2021
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REAL ESTATE Developer Alesonor gets PUZ for EUR 110 mln green residential project in northern Bucharest

Alesonor, a real estate developer founded by Greek investors best known for building the green residential project Amber Gardens in northern Bucharest, has obtained the Urban Zonal Plan (PUZ) for a new project – Amber Forest.

Romania Insider
March 10th, 2021
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Alesonor plans €100 million resi-scheme near Bucharest

Alesonor, the developer of the green residential complex Amber Gardens, obtained the PUZ for Amber Forest, a project with over 500 green villas and 200 green apartments near Bucharest. The zonal urban plan, PUZ in Romanian, is necessary for the process of obtaining the construction permit

Property Forum
March 10th, 2021
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Alesonor, the developer of Amber Gardens, expands the green community and obtains the PUZ for Amber Forest, the first complete suburb in Romania

Alesonor, the developer of the green residential complex Amber Gardens, obtained the PUZ for the first complete suburb - Amber Forest. The first green suburb in Romania, Amber Forest, includes over 500 green villas and 200 green apartments, developed on 31 hectares, with only 15% of the built area, with the lowest land use coefficient.

Business Press
March 9th, 2021

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The first green suburb in Romania is developing near Bucharest. It includes over 500 villas and 200 apartments

The suburb of Amber Forest will have complete, high quality infrastructure, school, kindergarten and afterscool, with over 5.3 hectares for parks and green spaces, grounds and gyms, running tracks and bicycles, spa and fitness room, supermarket, market, bakery, restaurants, cafe, pharmacy, polyclinic, co-working space with conference rooms, as well as direct access to Băneasa forest, the largest forest around Bucharest.

CPI
March 9th, 2021
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Alesonor expands the green community and obtains the PUZ for Amber Forest

Amber Forest is developed in the Tunari area, which has multiple investment advantages over other residential areas in the north: Tunari is the only residential area in the north of Bucharest that has quick access to the ring road of the city, DN1, Pipera-Tunari road, highway A3 and Henry Coanda Airport. Infrastructure under development, existing utility network, urban plan and reduced fees for green residential buildings in Tunari commune, public transport, expansion of northern business centers, network of schools and popular kindergartens, both public and private, recreation centers, the nearby Băneasa forest, demonstrates the long-term development potential of the area and are indications for increasing the value of investments.

Bursa
March 9th, 2021
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Alesonor launches Amber Forest, the first green suburb in Romania

Developed 14 km from Victoriei Square, on an area of ​​31 hectares, Amber Forest will have an opening of approx. 1 km to the Băneasa forest and stands out through a unique master plan: with 85% free construction land, the project has the lowest land use coefficient, being dominated by green spaces and low-rise buildings. 

Romania Journal
March 9th, 2021
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Alesonor expands the green community and obtains the PUZ for Amber Forest, the first complete suburb in Romania

“With Amber Gardens we have revolutionized the way a house is built, and now we intend to revolutionize the way a community is developed. A complete community offers you the opportunity to have balanced relationships with family, friends, neighbors who share the same values ​​and with whom you can spend free time on sports fields or in the park with children. We are glad that we can offer the possibility of a new lifestyle in a complete community, to as many families as possible”, continued Alex Skouras Managing Partner Alesonor.

Business-Review
March 9th, 2021
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Developer Alesonor gets Urban Planning Permit for EUR110M residential project

Alesonor, a real estate development firm held by Greek entrepreneurs, which erected luxury residential project Amber Gardens has obtained the urban planing permit for a EUR110 million residential project in the Tunari area, north of Bucharest.

Ziarul Financiar
March 9th, 2021
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Real estate developer Alesonor, which built the Amber Gardens passive house complex, is expanding the project with a new stage, the result of an investment of 110 million euros

We extend the forest, bringing it in the middle of the ecosystem we are developing, just 14 km from Victoriei Square. In addition to the facilities needed for a complete community - school, kindergarten, polyclinic, supermarket, restaurants, co-working hub - we have 5.3 hectares for park and green areas, playgrounds, sports fields, bike paths and running. We will also plant over 75,000 trees and shrubs inside the Amber Forest suburb,” said Alex Skouras, Managing Partner of Alesonor.

Business Magazin
March 9th, 2021
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Amber Forest suburb comprises 85% of free construction land

The first green suburb in Romania, Amber Forest, includes over 500 green villas and 200 green apartments, developed on 31 hectares, with only 15% of the built area, with the lowest land use coefficient.

Forbes Romania March 9th, 2021