Cushman & Wakefield has named Nathaniel Robinson as Global Chief Investment Officer & EVP of Strategic Planning. The promotion reflects Robinson’s strong background in helping build the firm’s strategic investment and M&A capabilities.
Clariant, the Swiss chemical giant, has announced that it will consolidate its existing offices in Łódź and open a new local headquarters in the mixed-use Monopolis project by Virako. Clariant has signed a contract for almost 4,000 sq m. of modern office space, with the possibility for further expansion. On the historical premises of the former vodka manufacturing factory, Clariant will locate its Shared Services Center responsible for providing services in the areas of procurement, logistics and finance to customers and business partners from around the world. The Lodz unit is one of three centers operated by Clariant’s Global Business Services organization which continues to expand in order to effectively and efficiently serve Clariant’s global network. Over 300 people will be based at the company’s office in Monopolis.
Via Carpatia is a long-awaited EU transport route that is expected to stimulate the economies of Eastern Europe, from the Baltic Sea to the Aegean Sea. The route will significantly strengthen the image of eastern Poland in the eyes of investors, particularly those operating in the logistics and warehouse sector.
Cushman & Wakefield is expanding its Project & Development Services (PDS) team, to include a new Design & Build platform. In Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the new service will be headed by Glyn Evans, based in Prague.
Strong-performing retail properties are amongst the most sought-after assets by investors. In 2017, they accounted for 37% or EUR 1,877,000 of Poland’s total investment volume that surpassed EUR 5 billion. Outlet centres which typically generate most of their footfall at weekends may see a decrease in turnover levels.
The Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARiMR) has leased approximately 5,000 sq m of office space in the ASTRIS office building in downtown Krakow. The lease was brokered by Julie Archambault, a Senior Negotiator in the Office Agency of global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, which is responsible for commercialisation of the scheme.