Sonoma is a business development company that works with internal and external ideas and investors to create, build, and operate profitable businesses in Central Europe.
Finance and Investments
Sonoma has put to use the capital it has earned from its successful exits of previous projects. The Company is focused on investing in excellent management teams with high impact ideas.
Sonoma and its partner are creating an entirely new service for the modern, mobile lifestyle of today’s households, on-line self storage. Storage Port, conveniently located near the highway in Bratislava, offers various size storage units for individuals and businesses to securely store personal and commercial items long or short term.
Telecom and IT
Sonoma personnel were the founders, managers and major investors in two of Slovakia’s most successful startups in the field of telecommunications.
Start Date: 5.2001
Sold: to GTS/Nextra 12.2005
Datacube is the largest, most technologically advanced data center in the region. It was built to fulfil the requirements of the most demanding IT clients in Europe. Sonoma came up with the idea, created the plan for the data center, supervised the construction, and managed operations until its exit.
Start Date: 6.2008
Project size: 10 000 m2 data center complex
Sold: to financial investor 5.2018
Sonoma has developed and sold over 100 000 m2 of commercial real estate since 2005. Sonoma has become expert in all phases of property development, including legal and commercial due diligence on land and assets, property acquisition, design and permitting, construction management, property leasing/sale, and profitable asset sales.
Petrzalka Industrial Park
Sonoma acquired land in Bratislava from an international property fund and developed it into an industrial park for multinational and local clients. Sonoma performed legal, commercial, and technical due diligence, arranged project financing, purchased the land, identified clients, obtained permits, and profitably sold the land.
Start Date: 2.2014
Project size: 28 000 m2 of land
Prievidza Shopping Center
Sonoma identified an opportunity to build a retail center in an underdeveloped region of central Slovakia. Excellent site selection and efficient design produced a successful shopping center that has since been expanded to a second and third phase. The development was successfully sold to the Austrian-Israeli real estate group Alpha, in 2010.
Start Date: 6.2006
Project size: 28 000 m2 of land, 15 000 m2 of leasable space
Sold: to Alpha Development 2.2010
Presov Shopping Center
Created in partnership with the Austrian investment fund Immoeast GmbH, Sonoma developed a large shopping area in Slovakia’s third most populated city to serve as a retail destination for all of northeast Slovakia. Sonoma identified the site, performed extensive due diligence on the property, directed design, obtained permits, and agreed to lease terms with all key tenants. The project was acquired by Immoeast prior to the start of construction and later sold to local investors.
Start Date: 6.2006
Project size: 70 000 m2 of land, 35 000 m2 of leasable space
Sold: to Immofinanz GmbH, 2010
Sered Shopping Center
Sonoma purchased several strips of land in this town close to Nitra from their original owners and developed a vibrant local shopping center with Kaufland, Takko, Deichmann and Dracik.
Start Date: 5.2006
Project size: 18 000 m2 of land
Sold: 10.2009 to Kaufland Slovakia and private investors
Trnava Shopping Center
Sonoma developed the first stand-alone shopping center to be anchored by a neighboring hypermarket in Slovakia. The project was completed in 22 months from land purchase through permitting and construction, to leasing and sale as an income-producing asset.
Start Date: 3.2005
Project size: 8 000 m2 land, 5 000 m2 of leasable space
Sold: to Immoeast 12.2006