This raise was also experienced by Esop, as their transaction volume increased with 28% comparing to the same period of last year, with more than 8,000 sqm. “We estimate more than 40,000 sqm office transactions in 2013”, said Alexandru Petrescu, managing partner Esop Consulting. In the first quarter, Esop had ovevr 500 office requests, totalizing an area of more than 165,000 sqm, with 30% raise comparing to the similar period of last year. Regarding the budgets of the requests, the structure of the demand remained unchanged, with a slightly raised from 50% to 56% request for maximum 11EUR/sqm from the total of the office requests received, while the segment of requests between 11 and 15 EUR/sqm is 15%. A slight raise was registered by the premium offices (over 15 EUR/sqm), from 2% in Q1 2012 to 3% in. An important change affected the request with no specific budgets, from 33% last year to 26% this year. (source: