POZNAŃ

Poznań occupies the area of 262 square kilometers and has around 540,000 inhabitants. The unemployment rate of 1,3 % together with relatively high salaries drive the strong inner demand for dwellings. Many existing and new international and Polish companies and low office space vacancy rate of 7,7 % encourage the office space developments. Over 110,000 students are a reason why more and more investors are willing to develop high quality student dormitories. The increasing number of aged citizens attracts the investors from the senior housing sector. Over the last years the number of tourists visiting Poznań has risen which makes it necessary to construct new hotels, especially the 4 and 5 star ones. The intensive activities on the real estate market has caused a strong rise of labor and material costs and plot prices. The waiting time for the land development decisions and the building permits are the shortest in Poland.
City POZNAŃ
Genearal information about the city in relation to the real estate market Poznań occupies the area of 262 square kilometers and has around 540,000 inhabitants. The unemployment rate of 1,3 % together with relatively high salaries drive the strong inner demand for dwellings. Many existing and new international and Polish companies and low office space vacancy rate of 7,7 % encourage the office space developments. Over 110,000 students are a reason why more and more investors are willing to develop high quality student dormitories. The increasing number of aged citizens attracts the investors from the senior housing sector. Over the last years the number of tourists visiting Poznań has risen which makes it necessary to construct new hotels, especially the 4 and 5 star ones. The intensive activities on the real estate market has caused a strong rise of labor and material costs and plot prices. The waiting time for the land development decisions and the building permits are the shortest in Poland.
Financial investment budgeted in public projects in 2018 in PLN 642 755 509 PLN
The most important projects completed between October 2017 and September 2018 BPO/SSC, IT and R&D
1. Sonalake – IT – a new trademark after
a merger with Verax Systems
2. Computacenter – IT - new
3. Sensire – IT - new
4. Homag R&D - new
5. Payworks – R&D - new
6. Fev – R&D - new
7. Hicron – IT – further development
8. Carlsberg – BPO/SSC – further development
9. Sii – IT – further development
10. Venture Devs – IT – further development
11. Volkswagen Group Services – BPO/SSC – further development


Industrial and logistics
1. Volkswagen – further development of the factory
2. Bridgestone - further development of the factory
3. Prologis -Park Poznań III

Offices
1. Garvest- Bałtyk
2. Everest Development- Kopanina
3. Garvest - Pixel II
4. WCWI (The Wielkopolska Center for Investment Support) – Za Bramką


Hotels
1. Hampton by Hilton
2. Park Inn by Radisson
3. Focus Hotel

Residential
Ataner – Nowy Marcelin – residential

Educational
The City of Poznań – the elementary school with kindergarten in the Umultowo district

Major projects planned for 2019 Skanska – further development of the Nowy Rynek project
Vastint - Stara Rzeźnia – mixed-use urban project
Vastint – Portowo – riverside residential
Major current projects Skanska - Nowy Rynek – mixed-use urban Project, Giant Invest - Giant Office – office space, Vastint – Business Garden II – office space, REF Eastern Opportunities - Zajezdnia Poznań – mixed-use urban project, EchoInvestment – Jackowskiego 47 – residential, Ataner – Towarowa 39, residential, Orpea – Senior Care Center Szkolna, Equal Capital S.A. – Bułgarska 59 – residential, Red Development – Red Park – residential, Altus Hotel Mięczkowski - Hotel Altus, Monday Development – Nowych Kosmonautów – residential, Bouygues Immobilier – Manufaktura – mixed-use urban project, The Wielkopolska Region Marshall’s Office – The Wielkopolska Child Care Center – hospital, Constructa Plus – reconstruction of a historical urban ,, iron building”,
Financial resources (in PLN) for investment in each of the last five years 2017: 439 779 198 PLN 2016: 585 930 519 PLN 2015: 770 352 872 PLN 2014: 305 232 189 PLN 2013: 499 719 038 PLN
The proportion of the city’s budget invested in projects for buildings in relation to other expenditure (in pct and PLN) 13,72% (546 342 182 PLN) of the city budget for 2018
How many projects does the city carry out using EU funds, and what is their value? There are 36 infrastructure projects in which the EU funds
in worth of 652 363 551 PLN are used
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 necessary information and data, - Organizing the investor's visits to Poznań, meetings with the Mayor and representatives of various offices in Poznań - Assistance in establishing contacts and cooperation with companies and organizations in Poznań: recruitment agencies, property brokers, universities, university career offices, other academic institutions, developers, etc. - Customized services for key investors: a dedicated employee responsible for taking care of a given project throughout the entire investment process - Assistance in choosing the best location for the investment in Poznań and in the process of obtaining administrative decisions necessary in the construction process. - Support in recruitment: -Scholarships for trainees -Promotion of German language in schools -The BPO/SSC week – promotion of the BPO/SSC companies in high schools and universities -Stay in Poznań – promotion of Poznań as a place to live
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 labor market, favorable investment and socio-political climate,
* 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 2018? Who are the potential investors in the city? 2018

The Marriott hotel chain
BPI Real Estate Poland Sp. z o.o.

Potential

Bouygues Immobilier
Linkcity
CityOne
Revive

How good is the zoning plan coverage? 46 %
What is the waiting time for building permits? 65 days. The waiting time is often significantly shorter. Poznań took 1st place in the 2018 ranking by The Polish Association of Construction Firms. The criteria were the waiting time for land development decision and building permits, as well as the zoning plan coverage.
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 highly skilled workforce, high level of education, high density of economic entities and superb location, completed by very high quality of life and a broad cultural offer.

Over 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
Genearal information about the city in relation to the real estate market
Poznań occupies the area of 262 square kilometers and has around 540,000 inhabitants. The unemployment rate of 1,3 % together with relatively high salaries drive the strong inner demand for dwellings. Many existing and new international and Polish companies and low office space vacancy rate of 7,7 % encourage the office space developments. Over 110,000 students are a reason why more and more investors are willing to develop high quality student dormitories. The increasing number of aged citizens attracts the investors from the senior housing sector. Over the last years the number of tourists visiting Poznań has risen which makes it necessary to construct new hotels, especially the 4 and 5 star ones. The intensive activities on the real estate market has caused a strong rise of labor and material costs and plot prices. The waiting time for the land development decisions and the building permits are the shortest in Poland.
Financial investment budgeted in public projects in 2018 in PLN
642 755 509 PLN
The most important projects completed between October 2017 and September 2018
BPO/SSC, IT and R&D
1. Sonalake – IT – a new trademark after
a merger with Verax Systems
2. Computacenter – IT - new
3. Sensire – IT - new
4. Homag R&D - new
5. Payworks – R&D - new
6. Fev – R&D - new
7. Hicron – IT – further development
8. Carlsberg – BPO/SSC – further development
9. Sii – IT – further development
10. Venture Devs – IT – further development
11. Volkswagen Group Services – BPO/SSC – further development


Industrial and logistics
1. Volkswagen – further development of the factory
2. Bridgestone - further development of the factory
3. Prologis -Park Poznań III

Offices
1. Garvest- Bałtyk
2. Everest Development- Kopanina
3. Garvest - Pixel II
4. WCWI (The Wielkopolska Center for Investment Support) – Za Bramką


Hotels
1. Hampton by Hilton
2. Park Inn by Radisson
3. Focus Hotel

Residential
Ataner – Nowy Marcelin – residential

Educational
The City of Poznań – the elementary school with kindergarten in the Umultowo district

Major projects planned for 2019
Skanska – further development of the Nowy Rynek project
Vastint - Stara Rzeźnia – mixed-use urban project
Vastint – Portowo – riverside residential
Major current projects
Skanska - Nowy Rynek – mixed-use urban Project, Giant Invest - Giant Office – office space, Vastint – Business Garden II – office space, REF Eastern Opportunities - Zajezdnia Poznań – mixed-use urban project, EchoInvestment – Jackowskiego 47 – residential, Ataner – Towarowa 39, residential, Orpea – Senior Care Center Szkolna, Equal Capital S.A. – Bułgarska 59 – residential, Red Development – Red Park – residential, Altus Hotel Mięczkowski - Hotel Altus, Monday Development – Nowych Kosmonautów – residential, Bouygues Immobilier – Manufaktura – mixed-use urban project, The Wielkopolska Region Marshall’s Office – The Wielkopolska Child Care Center – hospital, Constructa Plus – reconstruction of a historical urban ,, iron building”,
Financial resources (in PLN) for investment in each of the last five years
2017: 439 779 198 PLN 2016: 585 930 519 PLN 2015: 770 352 872 PLN 2014: 305 232 189 PLN 2013: 499 719 038 PLN
The proportion of the city’s budget invested in projects for buildings in relation to other expenditure (in pct and PLN)
13,72% (546 342 182 PLN) of the city budget for 2018
How many projects does the city carry out using EU funds, and what is their value?
There are 36 infrastructure projects in which the EU funds
in worth of 652 363 551 PLN are used
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 necessary information and data, - Organizing the investor's visits to Poznań, meetings with the Mayor and representatives of various offices in Poznań - Assistance in establishing contacts and cooperation with companies and organizations in Poznań: recruitment agencies, property brokers, universities, university career offices, other academic institutions, developers, etc. - Customized services for key investors: a dedicated employee responsible for taking care of a given project throughout the entire investment process - Assistance in choosing the best location for the investment in Poznań and in the process of obtaining administrative decisions necessary in the construction process. - Support in recruitment: -Scholarships for trainees -Promotion of German language in schools -The BPO/SSC week – promotion of the BPO/SSC companies in high schools and universities -Stay in Poznań – promotion of Poznań as a place to live
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 labor market, favorable investment and socio-political climate,
* 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 2018? Who are the potential investors in the city?
2018

The Marriott hotel chain
BPI Real Estate Poland Sp. z o.o.

Potential

Bouygues Immobilier
Linkcity
CityOne
Revive

How good is the zoning plan coverage?
46 %
What is the waiting time for building permits?
65 days. The waiting time is often significantly shorter. Poznań took 1st place in the 2018 ranking by The Polish Association of Construction Firms. The criteria were the waiting time for land development decision and building permits, as well as the zoning plan coverage.
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 highly skilled workforce, high level of education, high density of economic entities and superb location, completed by very high quality of life and a broad cultural offer.

Over 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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