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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian developer Iulius gets EUR 72 mln loan from IFC for green office complex

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will provide a EUR 72 mln loan to Romanian developer Iulius Holding for the construction of an eco-friendly 60,000-sqm information technology complex in Iasi, a city in northeastern Romania.

The building will be one of the country’s largest office complexes and is part of an IFC effort to help build green business infrastructure, attract foreign investment, and facilitate the diversification of Romania’s economy, according to a press release.

This is IFC`s first green loan to a Romanian-owned and -based company. Iulius Holding is a local developer of mixed-use real estate with a diverse portfolio of properties across Romania.

The new complex will obtain IFC`s Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification for buildings. EDGE buildings use at least 20% less energy and water than standard buildings, helping to mitigate climate change.

“Iulius is delighted to have the support of strong partners,” said Iulian Dascalu, president of Iulius Holding. “Obtaining a syndicated green loan from IFC for Palas Campus, the first loan of this kind in Romania, is a testament to the sustainable development and operational policy underlying this project. This endeavor will also open new horizons for the business community in terms of international investments.” 

The new complex will help Romania attract and retain foreign investors and businesses by providing them with modern green office space., according to IFC. The investment will also increase economic activity and employment opportunities in what is a more remote part of Romania.

“This operation supports Romania’s strategic objectives to attract investment in digital skills and jobs, foster regional development, and operate a green transition,” said Wiebke Schloemer, IFC Director for Europe and Central Asia.

editor@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Iulius)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian developer Iulius gets EUR 72 mln loan from IFC for green office complex

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will provide a EUR 72 mln loan to Romanian developer Iulius Holding for the construction of an eco-friendly 60,000-sqm information technology complex in Iasi, a city in northeastern Romania.

The building will be one of the country’s largest office complexes and is part of an IFC effort to help build green business infrastructure, attract foreign investment, and facilitate the diversification of Romania’s economy, according to a press release.

This is IFC`s first green loan to a Romanian-owned and -based company. Iulius Holding is a local developer of mixed-use real estate with a diverse portfolio of properties across Romania.

The new complex will obtain IFC`s Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification for buildings. EDGE buildings use at least 20% less energy and water than standard buildings, helping to mitigate climate change.

“Iulius is delighted to have the support of strong partners,” said Iulian Dascalu, president of Iulius Holding. “Obtaining a syndicated green loan from IFC for Palas Campus, the first loan of this kind in Romania, is a testament to the sustainable development and operational policy underlying this project. This endeavor will also open new horizons for the business community in terms of international investments.” 

The new complex will help Romania attract and retain foreign investors and businesses by providing them with modern green office space., according to IFC. The investment will also increase economic activity and employment opportunities in what is a more remote part of Romania.

“This operation supports Romania’s strategic objectives to attract investment in digital skills and jobs, foster regional development, and operate a green transition,” said Wiebke Schloemer, IFC Director for Europe and Central Asia.

editor@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Iulius)

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