fbxl

International investment group

 

Real estate development     Manufactoring industry  Investment management
Pharmaceutical industry     Legal services

 

1
1.1 m. EUR
1.01 m. EUR
1
99 m. EUR
1.00 m. EUR
0 m. EUR
1000
1 mil. m²
1
1.1 mil. EUR
1.01 m. EUR
1
99 m. EUR
1.00 m. EUR
0 m. EUR
0.1 m. m²
1.000
1.000
0
1 mil. m²

News

Who we are

We are an international investment group managing a diverse portfolio of innovative companies and projects. The most dynamic area of our business is sustainable development, both residential and industrial.

In addition to real estate development, we are also involved in the manufacturing industry, development and production of sustainable materials (mycelium), development of food supplements, law and insolvency.

We own RD Rýmařov, a Central European leader in the production of wooden buildings with an annual turnover exceeding CZK 1.2 billion and a history of more than 50 years. Its products can be found in 15 European markets, where it represents an affordable and environmentally friendly housing option.

We are based in the Czech Republic, but are present in the whole Central Europe and our expansion continues to Western European markets. We are planning further organic growth by acquiring companies that will synergistically complement our portfolio.

OUR MISSION

“We invest in sustainable companies and projects with a higher purpose. We use our experience and love of progress to develop their potential and value. We invest to positively impact the life stories of all of us.”

Investment strategy

For us, business is the way to create value for ourselves, our investors and clients, as well as for our employees, business partners and the communities in which we operate.

Our financial group is built on solid foundations. We build on our experienced team and its knowledge, thorough analysis, strategic and operational management skills, and a professional and solid financial background. We systematically reinvest available funds in our companies, and in doing so, we support their further growth and increase their competitiveness.

“How can we look for groundbreaking answers that will have a big impact on our future if we don’t ask brave and honest questions? Every great idea, vision or exceptional change was invented by a brave and honest question. Despite the answers being not easy to find, you have us, so together we have the determination to solve them.”
–  Lukáš Foral, Co-Founder Progresus Invest Holding 

By acquiring traditional large companies, we have proven that we can creatively develop their potential and open doors to new business opportunities. At the same time, we support the growth of start-ups. For example, in the Harmonelo company, turnover grew fivefold from CZK 50 million in the first year to CZK 250 million CZK in the second year of its existence. 

We support the Green Deal for Europe and all investments must be in line with our comprehensive ESG strategy.

Portfolio

The fields in which we operate:

Real Estate Development
Manufacturing industry
Pharmaceutical industry
Legal Services
Investment Management

Development projects

We invest in a diversified portfolio of premium properties in residential housing as well as industrial parks.

For residential housing projects, we use the know-how of our production plant RD Rýmařov, which has been creating modern, fast and ecological housing for more than 50 years..

Together with GARBE Industrial Real Estate CEE, a leading international company founded in 1965, we invest in first-class industrial properties that meet the highest standards of sustainable construction.

Residential development

“We want to create sustainable neighborhoods of quiet family living, where several generations will live well.”

We are currently preparing 3 sustainable development projects for which we have land in Prague and its surroundings. These will be quiet locations with excellent transport accessibility and a sophisticated urban planning solution.

Our healthy living projects will become a source of greenery and a place for everyday community life.

Up to 5,000 people will find a new home in more than 2,000 apartments.

Urbanism
Low energy
Sustainability and CO2 neutrality
Speed ​​of construction

What will be part of our projects?

 780+ residential properties
 2000+ apartments
Elementary schools
Kindergartens
Libraries
Restaurants
Parks, orchards
Gardens, playgrounds
Fitness
Community center
Chapel

Upcoming healthy housing projects

In the Heart of Orchards

Healthy and affordable housing in the wider centre of Prague, which will become a source of greenery and a meeting place for all neighbours.

You can relax in the orchards with a pond, meet your neighbours in the community centre or in the shared gardens, which are perfect for neighborhood barbecues. Multifunctional sports field will offer you an active way to relax.

  • Location: Prague 8 (20 minutes from the centre of Prague)
  • Total land area: 43.120 m2
  • Family housing: 25 low-rise apartment buildings with a total of 75 housing units
  • Public space: ​​orchards with a pond, community centre, chapel, sports field

In the Wild Nature

Housing surrounded by wild nature and romantic cliffs like in the western movies.

The nearby woodland park with its massive oaks and meandering stream adds to the picturesque peaceful atmosphere of this location.

  • Location: Prague 5 (20 minutes from the centre of Prague)
  • Total land area: 111.907 m2
  • Family housing: a total of 351 housing units, 75 apartment buildings and 14 villas
  • Public space: parks, children’s playground and outdoor fitness

With Golf Course in Sight

Green housing on the border of Prague and the Central Bohemian Region, which will become a separate neighborhood within sight of the golf green.

If you are a golfer, this is the home for you. Family homes with spacious terraces will be located within walking distance of the 18-hole golf course. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of the legendary Scottish courses.

The housing complex will provide the functions of all civic amenities. A kindergarten and a primary school will be established in close proximity, so that the little ones do not have to commute.

  • Location: Prague East (30 minutes from the centre of Prague)
  • Total land area: 244.000 m2
  • Family housing: a new home for up to 3500 people
  • Public space: kindergarten and primary school, restaurant, parks, children’s playground and outdoor sports facilities, dog meadows, herb gardens

Do you own land?

We buy building plots for residential construction with a valid spatial plan.

In addition to the standard purchase of land, we also offer the possibility of cooperation on development projects or benefits arising from deferred repayment.

What land are we looking for?
=
=
=

Industrial development

Together with GARBE Industrial Real Estate CEE, a leading international company founded in 1965, we invest in first-class industrial properties.

We create business facilities for renowned companies in logistics, e-commerce and light manufacturing according to their requirements and needs.

Our logistics halls target the highest standards of modern sustainable construction according to the criteria of the international BREEAM certification as well as the requirements for economic efficiency.

The location of logistics halls is the most important aspect for tenants. Our halls are therefore built in strategic locations.

Good transport accessibility

Strategic location in relation to trade with neighbouring countries

Available workforce

By investing in industrial parks, we support the economic strength of the regions and create new jobs in the locations.

 

Industrial parks

GARBE Park Klášterec I

The GARBE Park Klášterec I industrial park builds on the existing GARBE Park Chomutov I industrial zone with a total gross leasable area (GLA) of 30,000 sq m. This new development project in the Verne industrial zone near Klášterec nad Ohří increased the original area by an additional 18,500 sq m. The new building meets ESG standards for sustainable construction of industrial properties according to BREEAM certification at the Very Good level.

Basic information

  • Leasable area: 18,500 sq m
  • Main tenant: ISOLITE GmbH

About the site

  • North Bohemia – Klášterec nad Ohří
  • Existing industrial zone Verne
  • Very good transport accessibility (road R13, motorway D7)
  • 12 km from Chomutov and 30 km from the German border

Wooden buildings for a CO2 neutral future.

ESG SOLUTIONS NOT ONLY FOR DEVELOPERS

Prefabricated wooden houses of RD Rýmařov, Central European leaders and leaders of our portfolio, are a quality solution for healthy living not only for families, but also an ESG solution for developers, construction companies or cities.

They excel in speed of construction thanks to their modularity and also in energy saving.

They are an (r)evolutionary ESG solution.

Our 

“We invest with respect for nature and society.
We invest with a higher purpose.”

“Our commitment is to be a trusted and responsible partner with a positive impact on the environment and our society.“
We will continue with our effort to reduce the carbon footprint and improve people’s lives in the context of the principles of sustainable development.”

 Lukáš Zrůst a Lukáš Foral, Founders 

We operate in accordance with a comprehensive corporate ESG strategy. For us, sustainability means respect.

We invest in a CO2 neutral future
(Environmental)

We prepare environmentally friendly and economically affordable housing in wooden buildings from our RD Rýmařov factory. Wood is a sustainable building material that effectively binds CO2 (up to one tonne of 1 ). At the same time, we are dedicated to the development and production of other sustainable materials such as mushroom mycelium.

Protection of the environment is a commitment for us, that’s why we support sustainable forest management, planting of new trees and care for the natural wealth of the forests in the Jeseniky mountains. Our development projects are aiming for the international environmental certification BREEAM.

Our goal is to achieve climate neutrality, and we are already taking the first steps.

We create value for society
(Social)

We are a socially responsible partner. We support projects especially in the areas of Czech culture, education and sports. Through our foundation Progresus SPOLU, we provide financial support to talents and children from socially disadvantaged families. We also finance a number of educational and scientific research programs. We support cultural and social activities in the locations where we operate.

We design our development projects so that they become good places to live. They will include elementary and kindergarten schools, parks, orchards and common gardens, sports grounds or community centers. The projects will suitably complement the existing urban units (municipalities, districts).

Every person is unique. We greatly value the diversity of our team and women in leadership positions. We employ in accordance with legal, ethical and professional standards.

We honour a transparent and fair approach (Governance)

We manage the Group responsibly to be a transparent and trustworthy partner for our investors, clients, suppliers, employees and government. We have a corporate Code of ethical conduct and require strict adherence to it.

We promote fair business and have zero-toleration to corruption. We support work-life balance. We invest in the professional development and training of our employees. We encourage their environmentally friendly behaviour and participance in charitable activities.

Our support

“We create value for society.”

“Good scenarios shouldn’t stay on paper.”

That’s our commitment. To us, a good scenario is any strong idea, a great thought that has potential or a project that benefits society. But a good scenario is also an exceptional talent that deserves our attention.

Progresus wants to be a socially responsible partner that helps bring these good scenarios to life.  

We direct our support to specific projects, especially in the fields of Czech culture, education and sport, but also to talents who, for financial reasons, can’t afford to develop their talents to the full. We provide financial support to talented children from socially disadvantaged families through our Progresus SPOLU foundation.

 But our fulfilled scenarios don’t end there…

What scenarios are we fulfilling?

INDRC

We are a proud partner of the scientific institute INDRC, founded by the leading Czech neurologist and scientist Martin Tolar, who specializes in research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, which also includes Alzheimer’s disease. Over 160,000 inhabitants suffer from it in the Czech Republic alone. The work of research teams in this field means hope for hundreds of thousands to millions of patients as well as a huge development of scientific capabilities of mankind.

30th CZECH LION AWARDS (ČESKÝ LEV)

Supporting Czech film is our long-term commitment and also a personal and emotional matter. The Czech Lion (Český lev) Awards are given for the best film, exceptional talent, they motivate young filmmakers and play a fundamental role in the development of Czech culture. We are delighted to be a proud partner of the awards on their 30th anniversary.

PORG GYMNASIUM

We believe that a quality education is the most valuable thing we can offer children. That’s why, together with entrepreneur and philanthropist Martin Roman, we are launching social scholarships for studying at PORG, an elite Prague gymnasium (general upper secondary school). We fully cover the tuition fees for children who have excellent academic results but can’t afford to study at PORG due to financial reasons. Because investment in education is worth it…

DOFE

Motivating young people to develop their talents and getting involved in philanthropy make sense to us. That’s why we’ve become a long-term partner of the DofE (The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award) programme, where young people aged 14 to 24 comprehensively develop their skills, both sporting and intellectual, and engage in volunteering activities. We direct our support to socially disadvantaged students so that they can develop their talents to the full. We believe that the DofE programme is a great incentive for young people to continually push themselves further in life and to be able to fulfil their potential.

 

SUPPORTING CHILDREN IN SPORT

Progresus makes the dream life stories of young talents come true. Whether it’s education or sport. Through our foundation, we help children who have a strong sporting talent but can’t develop it for financial reasons pursue their chosen sport to the full to fulfil their sporting dreams.

KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The world of film and the world of investment have a lot in common. There’s always a creative idea at the beginning that is followed by the threads of a story. If everything goes well, there’s success on the screen on the one hand or the successful realisation of an investment plan on the other. That’s why we’ve become a partner of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for three years, confirming our commitment to be a long-term partner of Czech culture.

VARIATIONS 2022

The Variations Festival is united by what we share and support in the long term. Be it film, music or talent. This unique cultural event, which took place for the second year under the direction of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and under the baton of the Czech Philharmonic, attracted both music and film enthusiasts to Karlovy Vary and proved that the spa town can live and breathe culture not only during the summer film festival.

CZECH PHILHARMONIC

Czech culture undoubtedly grows out of the music and composers of the calibre of Antonín Dvořák. We are incredibly proud of this cultural tradition and feel honoured to be a long-term partner of the Czech Philharmonic, one of the greatest Czech gems. As part of the Joint Orchestra educational project, we support sixty talented pupils aged 12 to 18 from selected music schools who develop their talents alongside professional musicians from the Czech Philharmonic. The year-long work of the pupils and their professional mentors will culminate in a joint concert on 26 June 2023 in the shrine of music, the Dvořák Hall of Prague’s Rudolfinum.

Our podcasts

Progress Your Mind

Throughout your life you meet many different people. Many of them have interesting life stories to tell. And they also inspire and motivate us at Progresus Invest Holding. In our podcasts, we share with you not only these stories that move us all forward.

PLAY ON:
 
Business Voice

Do you want to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s going on in business? We discuss with experts not only trends in the real estate market, investing and sustainability topics that move the world of business.

PLAY ON:
 
Business Voice Market Insight

Do you want to know what’s driving the economy at the moment? Over the course of a few minutes, Associate Professor Petr Budinský will guide you through the most important events, take a close look at the current economic situation and also give his outlook for the days ahead.

PLAY ON:
 
PLAY ON:
 
PLAY ON:
 
PLAY ON:
 

Our team

JUDr. Lukáš Zrůst

JUDr. Lukáš Zrůst

Ph.D., LL.M., MBA, BA (Hons)

Co-Founder
Progresus Invest Holding

Lukáš Foral

Lukáš Foral

Co-Founder
Progresus Invest Holding

Ing. Petr Heyduk

Ing. Petr Heyduk

Chief Financial Officer
Progresus Invest Holding

Ing. Martin Skalický

Ing. Martin Skalický

Chairman of Advisory Board
Progresus Invest Holding

Bc. David Havlík, MBA

Bc. David Havlík, MBA

Business Development Director
Progresus Invest Holding

Daniel Havlík

Daniel Havlík

Chief Executive Officer
Progresus RD Rýmařov Invest

Pavel Bříza

Pavel Bříza

External Financial Distribution Director
Progresus Invest Holding

Ing. Janka Borončová

Ing. Janka Borončová

Real Estate Development Director
Progresus Invest Holding

Ing. Jiří Buchal

Ing. Jiří Buchal

Chief Executive Officer
RD Rýmařov

Ing. Aleš Trojan

Ing. Aleš Trojan

Industrial Development Director
Progresus Invest Holding

Ing. Jan Nový

Ing. Jan Nový

ESG Director
Progresus Invest Holding

Contact us

Media contact:

pr@progresus.cz

PROGRESUS Group a.s.

Office address:

The Flow Building
Václavské nám. 47,
110 00  Praha 1
Česká republika

IČ: 10978216

© 2023 PROGRESUS Group a.s.