Robert Dobrzycki as Chief Executive Officer oversees all aspects of daily operations and development for the company in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and recently also in the United Kingdom where Panattoni merged to form a new subsidiary with a first phase capital facility of £300m to spend on new land purchases and speculative development in the UK.
Candidate’s name Robert Dobrzycki
Current position Chief Executive Officer
Company’s name Panattoni Europe
Description of the position Robert Dobrzycki as Chief Executive Officer oversees all aspects of daily operations and development for the company in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and recently also in the United Kingdom where Panattoni merged to form a new subsidiary with a first phase capital facility of £300m to spend on new land purchases and speculative development in the UK.
Work experience in this position Robert was appointed CEO for Europe in January 2015. After managing the CEE region for the previous ten years and leading the operations there to successful first positions, Robert's goal was to activate Western markets starting from Germany. Currently, the German team counts 30 people and has moved from 18th to first position as one of the most active developers in Germany. The next big step was to set up operations in the UK. Panattoni Europe undertook an aggressive spec development programme in the UK in 2017. Nearly a year on after the merger with Panattoni Europe and First Industrial, Panattoni has now over £600m of development committed to build in the UK, with a strong list of projects in the pipeline. Overall Panattoni Europe boasts an over 6.7 million sqmeter-platform of properties. The team, to which the company owes this success consists of 300 people from 6 countries.
Description of business activity (profile, market sectors served, etc.)
Size of the company managed by the candidate (headcount, regions of activity) 300 employees in Europe (Poland, Germany, UK, Czech Republic)
The y-o-y increase in profits/income generated last year
Career path (Previous employers, professional progress, when was the candidate promoted to the current position, etc.) 1999 - 2005: Menard Doswell & Co., Industrial Real Estate Development and Management Company
• 1999 – 2000 Junior Accountant
• 2000 – 2001 Financial Analyst
• 2001 – 2002 Financial Manager
• 2002 – 2005 Managing Director – Poland
2005 – Present: Panattoni Europe
• 2005 – 2006 Managing Director – Poland
• 2006 – 2007 Managing Partner – Poland
• 2007 – 2015 Managing Partner Central and Eastern Europe
• 2015 – Chief Executive Officer, Panattoni Europe
Biggest business achievements, especially those made last year • 1.3 million sqm developed in Poland only within 2017, in the Czech Republic Panattoni developed 146 000 sqm, which accounts for 23 % of the total Czech market.

• 2 projects for Amazon (160k and 130k sqm) - the project in Szczecin being the most advanced technologically Fulfillment Center in Amazon european network, nominated in the Mipim Awards in the Best Industrial and Logistics Development category.

• Among developed projects there are LEED Gold certified H&M facility near Warsaw and BREEAM Very Good Amazon in Szczecin and in Sosnowiec.

• Volume of occupiable space leased in CEE and SEE markets during 2018 accounts for 1.8 million sqm.

• Record breaking deals with big names - 50k for OBI, 70k for SMYK, 70k for Media Expert, 100k for Castorama.

• Panattoni takes first place in European ranking by Property EU 2017 and 2018- the most active developer in Europe.

• Leader of space under construction in CEE – 1,6 m sqm by H1 2018

• 21 transactions accounting for 470m EUR.

• Panattoni, with a first phase capital facility of £600m to spend on new land purchases and speculative development in the UK market.

• Panattoni started its largest investment/ deal ever – 140 mln E 3 storey bldg. for Amazon in Gliwice, Poland.
Contributions made to the improvement of the CEE commercial property market The development of a platform of properties for businesses, which created thousends of jobs and also the investment of billion euros in the Polish real estate and infrastructure.
Other industry awards and prizes Robert Dobrzycki has received countless awards for his personal performance as well as the overall company's achievements in the past years. In 2018 Panattoni Europe was named Industrial Developer of the Year at CEEQA AWARDS. The verdict was announced on 25 April 2018 at the awards ceremony of the prestigious CEE Real Estate Quality Awards (CEEQA) 2018. This is Panattoni Europe’s sixth title in this category. In this year’s edition, a total of 12 industrial space developers from Central-Eastern and Southern Europe were nominated. Nominee evaluation, selection and award processes were overseen by the international advisory firm Deloitte. Also this year, in September, Robert was announced as Real Estate Professional of the year in the Property Prize competition organized by Propertynews.pl The online voting was carried out among representatives of the Polish real estate sector.
Candidate’s name
Robert Dobrzycki
Current position
Chief Executive Officer
Company’s name
Panattoni Europe
Description of the position
Robert Dobrzycki as Chief Executive Officer oversees all aspects of daily operations and development for the company in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and recently also in the United Kingdom where Panattoni merged to form a new subsidiary with a first phase capital facility of £300m to spend on new land purchases and speculative development in the UK.
Work experience in this position
Robert was appointed CEO for Europe in January 2015. After managing the CEE region for the previous ten years and leading the operations there to successful first positions, Robert's goal was to activate Western markets starting from Germany. Currently, the German team counts 30 people and has moved from 18th to first position as one of the most active developers in Germany. The next big step was to set up operations in the UK. Panattoni Europe undertook an aggressive spec development programme in the UK in 2017. Nearly a year on after the merger with Panattoni Europe and First Industrial, Panattoni has now over £600m of development committed to build in the UK, with a strong list of projects in the pipeline. Overall Panattoni Europe boasts an over 6.7 million sqmeter-platform of properties. The team, to which the company owes this success consists of 300 people from 6 countries.
Description of business activity (profile, market sectors served, etc.)
Size of the company managed by the candidate (headcount, regions of activity)
300 employees in Europe (Poland, Germany, UK, Czech Republic)
The y-o-y increase in profits/income generated last year
Career path (Previous employers, professional progress, when was the candidate promoted to the current position, etc.)
1999 - 2005: Menard Doswell & Co., Industrial Real Estate Development and Management Company
• 1999 – 2000 Junior Accountant
• 2000 – 2001 Financial Analyst
• 2001 – 2002 Financial Manager
• 2002 – 2005 Managing Director – Poland
2005 – Present: Panattoni Europe
• 2005 – 2006 Managing Director – Poland
• 2006 – 2007 Managing Partner – Poland
• 2007 – 2015 Managing Partner Central and Eastern Europe
• 2015 – Chief Executive Officer, Panattoni Europe
Biggest business achievements, especially those made last year
• 1.3 million sqm developed in Poland only within 2017, in the Czech Republic Panattoni developed 146 000 sqm, which accounts for 23 % of the total Czech market.

• 2 projects for Amazon (160k and 130k sqm) - the project in Szczecin being the most advanced technologically Fulfillment Center in Amazon european network, nominated in the Mipim Awards in the Best Industrial and Logistics Development category.

• Among developed projects there are LEED Gold certified H&M facility near Warsaw and BREEAM Very Good Amazon in Szczecin and in Sosnowiec.

• Volume of occupiable space leased in CEE and SEE markets during 2018 accounts for 1.8 million sqm.

• Record breaking deals with big names - 50k for OBI, 70k for SMYK, 70k for Media Expert, 100k for Castorama.

• Panattoni takes first place in European ranking by Property EU 2017 and 2018- the most active developer in Europe.

• Leader of space under construction in CEE – 1,6 m sqm by H1 2018

• 21 transactions accounting for 470m EUR.

• Panattoni, with a first phase capital facility of £600m to spend on new land purchases and speculative development in the UK market.

• Panattoni started its largest investment/ deal ever – 140 mln E 3 storey bldg. for Amazon in Gliwice, Poland.
Contributions made to the improvement of the CEE commercial property market
The development of a platform of properties for businesses, which created thousends of jobs and also the investment of billion euros in the Polish real estate and infrastructure.
Other industry awards and prizes
Robert Dobrzycki has received countless awards for his personal performance as well as the overall company's achievements in the past years. In 2018 Panattoni Europe was named Industrial Developer of the Year at CEEQA AWARDS. The verdict was announced on 25 April 2018 at the awards ceremony of the prestigious CEE Real Estate Quality Awards (CEEQA) 2018. This is Panattoni Europe’s sixth title in this category. In this year’s edition, a total of 12 industrial space developers from Central-Eastern and Southern Europe were nominated. Nominee evaluation, selection and award processes were overseen by the international advisory firm Deloitte. Also this year, in September, Robert was announced as Real Estate Professional of the year in the Property Prize competition organized by Propertynews.pl The online voting was carried out among representatives of the Polish real estate sector.

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