The DeveloperPortland Trust & ARES


Established in 1997, Portland Trust is a commercial real estate developer and asset manager with offices in Prague and Bucharest. Portland Trust has had a long term joint venture with ARES Management Corporation (formerly AREA Property Partners) who is a US-based fund manager with assets under management of approximately $165 billion.

The company has focused on the construction of new commercial property mainly in the office, retail and light industrial sectors, always in strong locations or where new infrastructure is being developed.

The company has undertaken a wide range of projects including supermarkets, an 85,000 m2 regional shopping centre, numerous office buildings and office parks and light industrial and logistic parks. The total amount of developed space is approx. 800,000 m2.

Architecture & Design


Chapman Taylor is an international practice of architects who have designed numerous award winning projects in Bucharest.

Chapman Taylor are the concept designers and the main architects for J8 Office Park.

20 years of experience

Latest projects

EXPO BUSINESS PARK Breeam Outsanding

Expo Business Park, Bucharest

38,000 m2 | Completed 2019

Oregon park Breeam Outsanding

Oregon Park, Bucharest

70,000 m2 | Completed 2016 (A & B), 2019 (C)

FLOREASCA PARK Breeam Outsanding

Floreasca Park, Bucharest

38,000 m2 | Completed 2013

Environmental Mantra

Portland Trust and Ares are dedicated to a clear and simple environmental policy of using local, natural materials where possible, designing buildings in a fundamentally efficient manner, using modern technologies and adhering to both local and international guidelines for energy efficiency. The aim is to procure designs of buildings that integrate into the local surroundings and which minimize environmental impact.

Portland Trust has won many awards for both design and sustainability.

Expo Business Park was recently awarded the first “BREEAM OUTSTANDING” certified building in Romania.

J8 Office Park is also targeted for “BREEAM OUTSTANDING”.


J8 Office Park

CEEQA 2022 - Aiming 4Net Zero Building of the Year
CEEQA 2022 - SEE Office Building of the Year
CIJ HOF Awards 2022 - Best of the Best Office Development of the year
CIJ HOF Awards 2022- Best New Office Leasing Transaction - Ubisoft

CEEQA award CIJ HOF award
Expo business park

CIJ Best Bucharest Stand Alone Office Development of the Year 2019
CIJ Grand Prix Award for Best Overall Development of the Year 2019
CIJ Best Office Lease of the Year 2019 - ING Bank Romania

Expo business award Oregon park

CEEQA SEE 2018 Overall Building of the Year
The Romanian Outsourcing Award For Excellence 2017 "Best Office Development for BPO/SSC Sector in Bucharest"


CEEQA - Office Development of the Year 2014
RoGBC - Green Building of the Year 2014
SEE REAL ESTATE Awards - Office Development of the year 2014
CEEQA - Real Green Building and Green Leadership Award of the Year 2015

Floreasca award Floreasca award Floreasca award awards

Green credentials

Romania Green Building Council Breeam