DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 687bn of assets under management (as of 30 Jun 2018). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.
We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.
Office in Warsaw was established more than 10 years ago and currently employs 7 highly skilled professionals. DWS team in CEE has a long-term experience in commercial market, both in transaction and asset management roles.
Name of company DWS
Name of President or Managing Director for the region Marek Jakubiak
President or Managing Director for the region profile Marek Jakubiak - Head of Real Estate for CEE at DWS; based in Warsaw. Joined the Company in 2007 where is responsible for the asset management and the origination and execution of new business in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Current portfolio in CEE exceeds EUR 1.8bn. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. In 2018 he was involved in successful negotiations related to the purchase of Zalando logistics center in Szczecin and Premier Outlet in Budapest.
Description of company and team DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 687bn of assets under management (as of 30 Jun 2018). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.
We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.
Office in Warsaw was established more than 10 years ago and currently employs 7 highly skilled professionals. DWS team in CEE has a long-term experience in commercial market, both in transaction and asset management roles.
Regions active in (in which countries the company operates) Poland, Hungary
Portfolio of all properties currently held by your company Alfa Centrum, Gdansk
Focus, Warsaw
Green Corner A & B, Warsaw
Grunwaldzki Center, Wroclaw
Kopernik Office Buildings, Warsaw
Nefryt, Warsaw
Topaz, Warsaw
West Park Ozarow
West Park Pruszkow
Rondo 1, Warsaw
Metropolitan, Warsaw
ABC, Budapest
BC 140, Budapest
MoM Park, Budapest
Stary Browar, Poznan
Designer Outlet, Warsaw
Designer Outlet, Sosnowiec
Designer Outlet, Gdansk
Alchemia I, Gdansk
Zalando logistics center, Szczecin
Premier Outlet, Budapest
Office projects included in the portfolio Focus, Warsaw
Green Corner A & B, Warsaw
Grunwaldzki Center, Wroclaw
Kopernik Office Buildings, Warsaw
Nefryt, Warsaw
Topaz, Warsaw
Rondo 1, Warsaw
Metropolitan, Warsaw
ABC, Budapest
BC 140, Budapest
MoM Park, Budapest
Alchemia I, Gdansk
The value of office properties held by investor (in EUR) Over 1bn EUR
Retail projects included in the portfolio Alfa Centrum, Gdansk
Stary Browar, Poznan
Designer Outlet, Warsaw
Designer Outlet, Sosnowiec
Designer Outlet, Gdansk
Premier Outlet, Budapest
The value of retail properties held by investor (in EUR) EUR 570m
Warehouse projects included in the portfolio West Park, Ozarow
West Park, Pruszkow
Zalando logistics center, Szczecin
The value of warehouse properties held by investor (in EUR) EUR 170m
The largest purchase transactions between October 2017 and September 2018 (subject of the transaction, its total take up area and value in EUR) Premier Outlet, (Budapest, Hungary) - EUR 76m
Future plans We believe in CEE market and we plan to continue our expansion.
Acquisition activity across the CEE real estate markets between October 2017 and September 2018 Zalando (Szczecin, Poland)
Zalando logistics center comprises a grade A logistics warehouse with total GLA is of ca. 124,000 sqm upon a foot print of 94,000 sqm, a mezzanine level with 20,600 sqm and ca. 9,000 sqm office and social areas. The buildings and their surroundings were completed in 2017, although fit-out works are ongoing to two sections of the warehouse with an anticipated completion date before the end of 2018.

Premier Outlet Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)
Premier Outlet is situated, as typical for outlets, outside of the city center location with good ingress and egress, near the M1 motorway interchange and hence benefits from a good car connectivity. Premier Outlet is the largest of two outlet centers in Hungary. The complex incorporates 128 units, over 23,350 sqm of GLA, with national and international fashion, outdoor, sport and lifestyle brands offering 30%-70% discount all year long.
Why the company deserves the award (in a paragraph you can describe the specific achievements of the company) In 2018, DWS’s real estate investment business acquired Zalando logistics center in Szczecin and Premier Outlet Budapest shopping center in Budapest, Hungary.
The purchase of the logistics center and shopping center follows a string of other DWS landmark acquisitions in Poland and the neighboring region. Across Central & Eastern Europe, DWS’s real estate business currently holds EUR 1.8bn in assets under management as of end of August 2018 totaling 18 projects, including oustanding properties like Rondo 1 and Metropolitan in Warsaw or Stary Browar in Poznań.
Since the beginning of 2018 DWS in CEE signed 170 leases standing for 24k sqm of office, 20k sqm of retail space and 128k sqm of warehouse.
Company website www.dws.com
Name of company
DWS
Name of President or Managing Director for the region
Marek Jakubiak
President or Managing Director for the region profile
Marek Jakubiak - Head of Real Estate for CEE at DWS; based in Warsaw. Joined the Company in 2007 where is responsible for the asset management and the origination and execution of new business in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Current portfolio in CEE exceeds EUR 1.8bn. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. In 2018 he was involved in successful negotiations related to the purchase of Zalando logistics center in Szczecin and Premier Outlet in Budapest.
Description of company and team
DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 687bn of assets under management (as of 30 Jun 2018). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.
We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.
Office in Warsaw was established more than 10 years ago and currently employs 7 highly skilled professionals. DWS team in CEE has a long-term experience in commercial market, both in transaction and asset management roles.
Regions active in (in which countries the company operates)
Poland, Hungary
Portfolio of all properties currently held by your company
Alfa Centrum, Gdansk
Focus, Warsaw
Green Corner A & B, Warsaw
Grunwaldzki Center, Wroclaw
Kopernik Office Buildings, Warsaw
Nefryt, Warsaw
Topaz, Warsaw
West Park Ozarow
West Park Pruszkow
Rondo 1, Warsaw
Metropolitan, Warsaw
ABC, Budapest
BC 140, Budapest
MoM Park, Budapest
Stary Browar, Poznan
Designer Outlet, Warsaw
Designer Outlet, Sosnowiec
Designer Outlet, Gdansk
Alchemia I, Gdansk
Zalando logistics center, Szczecin
Premier Outlet, Budapest
Office projects included in the portfolio
Focus, Warsaw
Green Corner A & B, Warsaw
Grunwaldzki Center, Wroclaw
Kopernik Office Buildings, Warsaw
Nefryt, Warsaw
Topaz, Warsaw
Rondo 1, Warsaw
Metropolitan, Warsaw
ABC, Budapest
BC 140, Budapest
MoM Park, Budapest
Alchemia I, Gdansk
The value of office properties held by investor (in EUR)
Over 1bn EUR
Retail projects included in the portfolio
Alfa Centrum, Gdansk
Stary Browar, Poznan
Designer Outlet, Warsaw
Designer Outlet, Sosnowiec
Designer Outlet, Gdansk
Premier Outlet, Budapest
The value of retail properties held by investor (in EUR)
EUR 570m
Warehouse projects included in the portfolio
West Park, Ozarow
West Park, Pruszkow
Zalando logistics center, Szczecin
The value of warehouse properties held by investor (in EUR)
EUR 170m
The largest purchase transactions between October 2017 and September 2018 (subject of the transaction, its total take up area and value in EUR)
Premier Outlet, (Budapest, Hungary) - EUR 76m
Future plans
We believe in CEE market and we plan to continue our expansion.
Acquisition activity across the CEE real estate markets between October 2017 and September 2018
Zalando (Szczecin, Poland)
Zalando logistics center comprises a grade A logistics warehouse with total GLA is of ca. 124,000 sqm upon a foot print of 94,000 sqm, a mezzanine level with 20,600 sqm and ca. 9,000 sqm office and social areas. The buildings and their surroundings were completed in 2017, although fit-out works are ongoing to two sections of the warehouse with an anticipated completion date before the end of 2018.

Premier Outlet Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)
Premier Outlet is situated, as typical for outlets, outside of the city center location with good ingress and egress, near the M1 motorway interchange and hence benefits from a good car connectivity. Premier Outlet is the largest of two outlet centers in Hungary. The complex incorporates 128 units, over 23,350 sqm of GLA, with national and international fashion, outdoor, sport and lifestyle brands offering 30%-70% discount all year long.
Why the company deserves the award (in a paragraph you can describe the specific achievements of the company)
In 2018, DWS’s real estate investment business acquired Zalando logistics center in Szczecin and Premier Outlet Budapest shopping center in Budapest, Hungary.
The purchase of the logistics center and shopping center follows a string of other DWS landmark acquisitions in Poland and the neighboring region. Across Central & Eastern Europe, DWS’s real estate business currently holds EUR 1.8bn in assets under management as of end of August 2018 totaling 18 projects, including oustanding properties like Rondo 1 and Metropolitan in Warsaw or Stary Browar in Poznań.
Since the beginning of 2018 DWS in CEE signed 170 leases standing for 24k sqm of office, 20k sqm of retail space and 128k sqm of warehouse.
Company website
www.dws.com

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