Last June, global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield was appointed as an exclusive commercialisation agent for building “B” of the LIXA office complex being developed by Yareal in Warsaw’s Wola district. The first phase of the development project (buildings A and B) comprising 27,900 sq m of leasable space is expected to be delivered to the market in Q3 2020.
Mira Kantor-Pikus, Partner and Head of Equity, Debt & Structured Finance, Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield Poland, has become a member of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council of the Executive Club, a networking organisation of top management representatives of leading Polish and international firms.
Swedish fashion retailer H&M has decided to renew its 1,400 plus sq m lease at the Ferio Konin shopping centre. Union Investment, the owner of the complex, was represented in the transaction by global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. “H&M is the world’s iconic clothing brand offering fashion and quality at best prices in line with the sustainable growth concept. Its lease renewal will certainly please all customers of Ferio Konin. The presence of such brands as H&M is strong evidence that Ferio Konin is the most attractive location for leading brands in Poland wanting to build a presence in the region,” said Edyta Paszkowska, Associate, Retail Agency, Cushman & Wakefield.
Green certificates such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and GBS (Green Building Standard) have become widespread across the Polish commercial real estate market. Now the time has come for another one: WELL Building Standard, which focuses on human health and wellbeing.
Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield was named The Best Agency 208 by P3 in Poland at the P3 European Logistics Conference & Awards 2018 held by P3 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 13-15 June. The award was given following an assessment of cooperation with all advisory agencies in the last 12 months.
Eurofins GSC Poland has leased more than 1,700 sq m of office space at Katowice Business Point. Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield advised in this transaction an affiliate of a global investment firm represented in Poland by Syrena Real Estate. “Katowice Business Point is a landmark office building in Katowice. Its tenants include leading Polish and international firms. The building’s top location and exposure along the central highway (DTŚ) with convenient access to public transportation, and most importantly the high quality and efficiency of office spaces providing a comfortable working environment were the key reasons why Eurofins GSC chose KBP for its new office,” said Jacek Dymek, Negotiator, Office Agency, Cushman & Wakefield.
Due to a significant increase in market demand, and a growing list of projects in and around Wrocław, Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services (PDS) team in Poland is expanding outside Warsaw for the first time in its history. The company decided to open a new branch of their PDS Department in Wrocław. Piotr Piprek with a background in Building Services and FM join Cushman & Wakefield as Project Manager as of May 1st.
Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its Project & Development Services (PDS) team, to include a new Design & Build (D&B) platform. The new European service line is headed by Glyn Evans for the CEE region, based in Prague. Andrew Frizell, Partner and Head of Project Management CEE is leading the new service line in Poland supported by Glyn Evans.
CCC, a leading footwear manufacturer and distributor, has decided to renew its lease agreement at the Sarni Stock shopping centre in Bielsko-Biała and to expand its 700 sq m store to 1,328 sq m. In addition, CCC's store will be redeveloped and restyled in line with the tenant’s latest retail concept. The lease was brokered by Agnieszka Ługowska, Associate, Asset Services, Cushman & Wakefield.
Michał Sikora, Land, Technical and Special Economic Zone Consultant, Industrial and Logistics Agency, Cushman & Wakefield: The existing set of tools used to support direct investments in Poland is changing. Going forward, this may lead to a reduction in the scale of new projects breaking ground and to changes to project management.