„U•Center 2 brings the right combination of features that will make it the ideal new home for Cognyte Romania,” said Razvan Duica, General Manager Cognyte Romania. „We’re excited to take our office experience to the next level, with a state-of the-art facility close to city center, with easy access to public transport and one of best parks in Bucharest, just across the street. Our employees will enjoy inspiring architecture, design, leading standards, all fitting with our passion for curiosity, innovation and our hybrid workplace concept. With our local R&D hub growing, we look forward to bringing in our expanding workforce to this first-grade facility”.


With this new lease agreement, the U•Center 2 office building, inaugurated by Forte Partners in September 2023, consolidates its position as one of the most important IT hubs in Bucharest. Over 32,000 square meters of the total 35,000 sqm GLA are currently leased, mostly to well-established IT & Technology companies.


„We welcome Cognyte to U•Center 2. The fact that a company of this size and scope has chosen our office project is a great honor”, said Elena Tecuță, Office Leasing Manager at Forte Partners. „We develop each new building with the thought of adding new amenities and features to our previous design. The high degree of digitization, sustainability, energy efficiency and healthy working environment are just some of the strengths of U•Center 2, and Cognyte's choice of our building is a validation of our strategy for developing office projects”, added Elena Tecuță.  


Forte Partners recently achieved LEED v4 Platinum certification after being evaluated on eight criteria, namely location and transportation, project sustainability, water efficiency, energy and climate efficiency, materials and resources used, indoor environmental quality, innovation, and regional priority.


“Cognyte's specific requirements prompted us to operate in an extended team to ensure seamless understanding and implementation. U•Center 2 is a building with a high-quality technical specification and Forte Partners has complemented the team idea with their flexible approach and creative solutions. This transaction is an outcome that illustrates the efficiency of collaboration oriented towards the wellbeing of the end user of office space”, explained Vlad Damian and Anca Păuna, representatives of CBRE Romania.


In line with Cognyte’s needs and Forte Partners’ ESG policies and related objectives, the company is ensuring that the buildings it develops are constantly improving in their energy efficiency and carbon footprint. This procedure, aside the certification process mentioned above, has led to U•Center 2 being a carbon neutral building in operation (S&C), incorporating, among the building’s many improvements, the sourcing of electrical energy from 100% renewable sources, reusing rainwater, weather forecasting for higher performance cooling.