Poznań

Poznań - the capital of the Wielkopolska voivodeship and one of the oldest and biggest cities in Poland. Poznań occupies an area of 262 km2 and has a population of 550,000 inhabitants. Most of these are at the working age (67%). The city is a strong academic and scientific centre which holds a leading position in Poland. There are 25 universities in the city, educating more than 120,000 students. The largest university in Poznań is Adam Mickiewicz University, where prospective students can choose from over 150 fields of studies. The educational activity of the city's higher-education institutions is complemented by nearly 50 research and development facilities employing 5,000 people. IT sciences, biotechnology and genetics are particularly well developed.
City Poznań
General information about the city in relation to the real estate market Poznań - the capital of the Wielkopolska voivodeship and one of the oldest and biggest cities in Poland. Poznań occupies an area of 262 km2 and has a population of 550,000 inhabitants. Most of these are at the working age (67%). The city is a strong academic and scientific centre which holds a leading position in Poland. There are 25 universities in the city, educating more than 120,000 students. The largest university in Poznań is Adam Mickiewicz University, where prospective students can choose from over 150 fields of studies. The educational activity of the city's higher-education institutions is complemented by nearly 50 research and development facilities employing 5,000 people. IT sciences, biotechnology and genetics are particularly well developed.
Financial investment budgeted in public projects in 2017 in PLN 548 000 000 zł
The most important projects completed between October 2016 and September 2017 BPO/SSC, IT and R&D
1. Mobica
2. Etteplan
3. Nordcloud
4. Sii.
5. OI
6. Fabres
7. Rockwool
8. AutoVision
9. Seargin
10. Selvita
11. GSK
12. McKinsey
13. Franklin Templeton Investments
14. IKEA Business Service Center

Industrial and logistics
1. Unilever
2. Bridgestone
3. Sivantos

Offices
1. Skanska - Maraton
2. WCWI - Za Bramką

Hotels
Hampton by Hilton
Major projects planned for 2018 Skanska - Nowy Rynek project

Skanska has launched the construction works of the Nowy Rynek office project. The investment will help to redefine an important part of Poznan. A new city quarter, together with a market located in a complex of multi-functional buildings, will be developed on an area of 3.8 ha on the crossroads of Matyi and Wierzbięcice Streets. Furthermore, it will constitute one of the biggest urban enterprises in the history of Poznan as well as being Skanska's most complex developer project to date in Poland. During the first phase of construction works, the company will develop an office building offering 25,000 sqm of modern space.
Major current projects Skanska - Nowy Rynek project
Financial resources (in PLN) for investment in each of the last five years 2 709 000 000 zł (total for 5 years)
The proportion of the city’s budget invested in projects for buildings in relation to other expenditure (in pct and PLN) 15,8% of the year 2017 city bugdet
How many projects does the city carry out using EU funds, and what is their value? There are 26 infrastructure projects contracted so far in the UE financial perspective 2014 - 2020, total worth of approx. 1 254 000 000 zł
How open is the city to outside investors? Does it offer special incentives and investment development programmes? What are they? Support from the Investor Relations Department:
- Providing the investor with the necessary information and data,
- Organisation of the investor's visits to Poznań,
- Organisation of meetings with the Mayor, representatives of various offices in Poznań
- Assistance in establishing contacts with companies and organisations in Poznań - recruitment agencies, property brokers, universities, developers, etc.
- Customised services for key investors - an employee responsible for handling a specific investment project, assistance throughout the entire process of investment preparation and execution.
- Assistance in choosing the best location for the investment in Poznań; assistance in the process of obtaining administrative decisions required in the construction process.
- Support in recruitment:
- Assistance in establishing relations with universities and career offices run by universities,
- Supporting the investor's cooperation with universities and academic institutions.
Which factors make the city attractive to invest in? What is the potential of the city? (location, infrastructure, proximity to expressways connecting, human capital) * An attractive location, halfway between Berlin and Warsaw,
* Good road infrastructure: A2 motorway connection with urban road network and international airport,
* Absorptive local market: The Poznań agglomeration includes over 1 million inhabitants,
* Very good infrastructure for business-related services,
* A high quality labour market, favourable investment and socio-political climates,
* Particular concern for environmental protection.
Investor recruitment strategy for the City of Poznań has established two goals:
* Obtainment of new and support for current investors in branches generating a high positive value,
*Generation of demand for educated and well-paid employees in a knowledge-based economy.
The priority investment sectors for Poznań are:
* Technologically-advanced production,
* Business Process Outsourcing (BPO),
* Research and Development,
* Conference and exhibition activities,
* Recreation and entertainment infrastructure.
Which major real estate investors have decided to invest in the city in 2017? Who are the potential investors in the city? The major projects from the major real estate investors are:

Office investmnents
1. Skanska – Maraton
2. Garvest – Bałtyk

Hotel investments
1. Hilton - Hampton by Hilton

Services/Residential Investments
1. Inter Ikea Centre Group - Franowo Trading Center
2. Zajezdnia Poznań Complex - REF Eastern Opportunities
How good is the zoning plan coverage? around 45%
What is the waiting time for building permits? up to 64 days, often the waiting time is significantly shorter
Why does the city deserve the award? (please stress the most important factors that make the city friendly to investors) The City of Poznań is a perfect blend of higly skilled workforce, high level of education, high density of economic entities and superb location.

Almost 110,000 economic entities operate in Poznan and the number of entities with foreign capital is one of the highest in Poland. From 1990, the cumulative value of direct foreign investment implemented in the city amounted to 9 billion USD.
City
Poznań
General information about the city in relation to the real estate market
Poznań - the capital of the Wielkopolska voivodeship and one of the oldest and biggest cities in Poland. Poznań occupies an area of 262 km2 and has a population of 550,000 inhabitants. Most of these are at the working age (67%). The city is a strong academic and scientific centre which holds a leading position in Poland. There are 25 universities in the city, educating more than 120,000 students. The largest university in Poznań is Adam Mickiewicz University, where prospective students can choose from over 150 fields of studies. The educational activity of the city's higher-education institutions is complemented by nearly 50 research and development facilities employing 5,000 people. IT sciences, biotechnology and genetics are particularly well developed.
Financial investment budgeted in public projects in 2017 in PLN
548 000 000 zł
The most important projects completed between October 2016 and September 2017
BPO/SSC, IT and R&D
1. Mobica
2. Etteplan
3. Nordcloud
4. Sii.
5. OI
6. Fabres
7. Rockwool
8. AutoVision
9. Seargin
10. Selvita
11. GSK
12. McKinsey
13. Franklin Templeton Investments
14. IKEA Business Service Center

Industrial and logistics
1. Unilever
2. Bridgestone
3. Sivantos

Offices
1. Skanska - Maraton
2. WCWI - Za Bramką

Hotels
Hampton by Hilton
Major projects planned for 2018
Skanska - Nowy Rynek project

Skanska has launched the construction works of the Nowy Rynek office project. The investment will help to redefine an important part of Poznan. A new city quarter, together with a market located in a complex of multi-functional buildings, will be developed on an area of 3.8 ha on the crossroads of Matyi and Wierzbięcice Streets. Furthermore, it will constitute one of the biggest urban enterprises in the history of Poznan as well as being Skanska's most complex developer project to date in Poland. During the first phase of construction works, the company will develop an office building offering 25,000 sqm of modern space.
Major current projects
Skanska - Nowy Rynek project
Financial resources (in PLN) for investment in each of the last five years
2 709 000 000 zł (total for 5 years)
The proportion of the city’s budget invested in projects for buildings in relation to other expenditure (in pct and PLN)
15,8% of the year 2017 city bugdet
How many projects does the city carry out using EU funds, and what is their value?
There are 26 infrastructure projects contracted so far in the UE financial perspective 2014 - 2020, total worth of approx. 1 254 000 000 zł
How open is the city to outside investors? Does it offer special incentives and investment development programmes? What are they?
Support from the Investor Relations Department:
- Providing the investor with the necessary information and data,
- Organisation of the investor's visits to Poznań,
- Organisation of meetings with the Mayor, representatives of various offices in Poznań
- Assistance in establishing contacts with companies and organisations in Poznań - recruitment agencies, property brokers, universities, developers, etc.
- Customised services for key investors - an employee responsible for handling a specific investment project, assistance throughout the entire process of investment preparation and execution.
- Assistance in choosing the best location for the investment in Poznań; assistance in the process of obtaining administrative decisions required in the construction process.
- Support in recruitment:
- Assistance in establishing relations with universities and career offices run by universities,
- Supporting the investor's cooperation with universities and academic institutions.
Which factors make the city attractive to invest in? What is the potential of the city? (location, infrastructure, proximity to expressways connecting, human capital)
* An attractive location, halfway between Berlin and Warsaw,
* Good road infrastructure: A2 motorway connection with urban road network and international airport,
* Absorptive local market: The Poznań agglomeration includes over 1 million inhabitants,
* Very good infrastructure for business-related services,
* A high quality labour market, favourable investment and socio-political climates,
* Particular concern for environmental protection.
Investor recruitment strategy for the City of Poznań has established two goals:
* Obtainment of new and support for current investors in branches generating a high positive value,
*Generation of demand for educated and well-paid employees in a knowledge-based economy.
The priority investment sectors for Poznań are:
* Technologically-advanced production,
* Business Process Outsourcing (BPO),
* Research and Development,
* Conference and exhibition activities,
* Recreation and entertainment infrastructure.
Which major real estate investors have decided to invest in the city in 2017? Who are the potential investors in the city?
The major projects from the major real estate investors are:

Office investmnents
1. Skanska – Maraton
2. Garvest – Bałtyk

Hotel investments
1. Hilton - Hampton by Hilton

Services/Residential Investments
1. Inter Ikea Centre Group - Franowo Trading Center
2. Zajezdnia Poznań Complex - REF Eastern Opportunities
How good is the zoning plan coverage?
around 45%
What is the waiting time for building permits?
up to 64 days, often the waiting time is significantly shorter
Why does the city deserve the award? (please stress the most important factors that make the city friendly to investors)
The City of Poznań is a perfect blend of higly skilled workforce, high level of education, high density of economic entities and superb location.

Almost 110,000 economic entities operate in Poznan and the number of entities with foreign capital is one of the highest in Poland. From 1990, the cumulative value of direct foreign investment implemented in the city amounted to 9 billion USD.

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