Office Developer of the Year, Poland

Open to any developer active in the office sector in Poland in 2017. The jury will consider the company’s presence, geographic range, reputation and leasing & financial figures, as well as the number, size, originality, variety and significance of projects completed.

Nominees

Echo Investment

Echo Investment SA is the biggest Polish developer which develops projects in three main sectors of the real estate market: residential, offices and shopping centres. Since 1996 the company has been quoted on Warsaw Stock Exchange. The company has completed over 130 projects with a total area in excess of 1,300,000 sqm in several dozen cities and towns in Poland. The company currently focuses on Warsaw and seven largest regional markets and on its development activity: in principle, shortly after the completion and lease of office buildings or shopping centre it is planning to sell them. The aim of the fast capital rotation is generating higher yields and annual dividend payments. Since 2015 the majority shareholder of Echo Investment is the PIMCO- Oaktree- Griffin Real Estate group, which is one of the most dynamic and active businesses in the real estate industry in Central and Eastern Europe.

Ghelamco Poland

Ghelamco is an unquestionable leader on the Polish commercial real estate market and a pioneer in sustainable development, creation of public space, smart buildings and innovations. Over the past 26 years the company has built its leading position as an investor, developer and general contractor by delivering over 1,100,000 sq m of best-in-class office, residential, commercial, and warehouse space. The company’s flagship investment is Warsaw Spire with Plac Europejski, awarded a title of the best office building in the world in a prestigious competition MIPIM Awards 2017. Currently, Ghelamco's largest project is The Warsaw HUB – complex of three tower buildings, which is being constructed at the Daszyński roundabout in Warsaw’s Wola district. The Ghelamco team is made up of more than 170 motivated professionals of real estate and construction field.

HB Reavis Poland

HB Reavis Group operates in office and commercial real estate. As an integrated, pan-European developer, the company designs, develops and manages buildings, carries out investment management and creates co-working spaces. The company’s mission is to bring remarkable experiences to people’s lives through its real estate solutions. That is why HB Reavis buildings have a positive impact on the efficiency and well-being of their users and local communities. With assets totalling EUR 2.1 billion and over 600 employees, HB Reavis is at the forefront of the European real estate market. The company currently operates in Poland, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany and Turkey, having completed 37 buildings with a total area of 1.2 million sq m to date. A total of over 60,000 people work in HB Reavis buildings every day.

Skanska Property Poland

Skanska Property Poland is an innovative developer of green and futureproof office buildings that create the perfect business environment. Skanska's projects offer comfortable and healthy working conditions that blend in with the surrounding urban tissue. The company aims to develop open, vibrant spaces where employees want to work, and which serve the local community. Skanska’s projects are LEED certified. Additionally, all new investments are constructed in order to be accessible for people with disabilities, seniors and parents with small children. Skanska Property Poland has been operating in Poland since 1997 and is currently present on seven Polish markets: Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan, Lodz, Krakow, Katowice and Tri-City. 2016 proved to be a record-breaking year for the unit with the company leasing over 80,000 sqm of office space in Poland. Furthermore, the company was recognized as Developer of the Year at both the prestigious 2016 CEEQA Awards ceremony, and at the 2016 Prime Property Prize Gala.

Torus Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.

Our company was founded in 2002. We began with office building renovation projects and gradually increased our presence on the Tricity market by expanding into hotel, residential and warehouse property sectors. From 2006 on, we carried out the construction, lease and sale of the first A-class business park in Gdańsk, Arkońska Business Park. Since 2011 we have been developing our largest and most ambitious creation to date, the mixed-use business and retail centre, Alchemia. The completion of Alchemia stages I and II equalled 50,000 sq. m of space supplied to the market. The LEED Platinum-certified buildings have since been successfully leased and sold to investment fund entities. In September 2017, ARGON (Alchemia III) was opened and it is currently 60% leased. Today, the key to our success lies in our team of 90 outstanding professionals in their respective fields. Most importantly - we are all true enthusiasts and not only in the real estate branch.

TriGranit

TriGranit is one of the largest, fully integrated real estate platforms in Central Europe, focusing primarily on quality retail and Class “A” office buildings in strategic urban locations. TriGranit conducts a full spectrum of real estate activities, including acquisition, development, and construction, as well as property and asset management. The team of TriGranit consists of 78 members currently working in 3 CEE countries in 4 offices: Budapest, Warsaw, Krakow and Bratislava. The company focuses on the so called Visegrád countries – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In Poland, they concentrate on Warsaw and secondary Polish cities. In the other three countries, they concentrate on the capital cities – such as Budapest, Bratislava or Prague. In its two decades of operation, TriGranit has developed nearly 50 landmark projects creating 2 million square meters of GLA in seven CEE countries and has won more than 50 highly prestigious international awards.

White Star Real Estate

White Star Real Estate is a highly respected international real estate company with a first-class track record. It has completed over 50 projects in Europe including a large portfolio of landmark office buildings. Other projects include warehousing, retail, leisure and residential developments. White Star Real Estate is also an experienced asset and property manager, providing these services to clients covering in excess of 2 million square meters of commercial properties. White Star Real Estate invests in projects alongside its investment partners, to ensure alignment of interests and to build its portfolio of assets.

Jury

Agata Demuth
Partner
Schoenherr Stangl sp.k.
Anna Wyrzykowska
Counsel, Head of Real Estate & Property Development
WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr
Artur Sutor
Partner, Head of the Office Department
Cresa Polska
Bartłomiej Krzyżak
Associate Director
Apleona GVA
Bartosz Pustuł
President of the Board
NAI Estate Fellows
Bartosz Trzop
founder & owner
TRZOP ARCHITEKCI
Brendan Long
Head of Property and Hotels Department
Bank Zachodni WBK
Daniel Kopania
Partner
Clifford Chance
Dominik Włodarczyk
Senior Engineer
Sweco Consulting Sp.z.o.o.
Dorota Ejsmont
Head of Landlord Representation
Savills
Ewa Kowalska-Ocneanu
Chief Sustainability
WSP Polska Sp. z o.o.
Gal Peleg
CEO
Golden Star Estate
Iain Leyden
Regional Director CEE
EUROPTIMA SP. Z O.O.
Ian Booth
Partner
BuroHappold Engineering
Joanna Wojnarowska
Partner
Baker McKenzie
Justyna Szwech
Local Partner
Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.
Karol Bartos
Executive Director
Tristan Capital Partners
Krzysztof Dziekoński
Partner
TPA Poland
Krzysztof Marzyński
Partner
Crido Legal
Łukasz Białecki
Director, Head of Real Estate Financing
Bank Pekao SA
Łukasz Wasilewski
Member of the Board
Nuvalu Polska
Maciej Brożek
Head of Asset Management, Vice President
State Street Bank International GmbH Sp. z o.o. Poland Branch
Maciej Wiśniewski
Head of Business Development
Apleona HSG Sp. z o.o.
Małgorzata Fibakiewicz
Head of Office Agency
BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland
Martin Lipiński
Head of Office - Leasing Agency
AXI IMMO Group
Monika Dębska-Pastakia
Chairman of the Board and Partner
Knight Frank Sp. z o.o.
PIOTR GRZONEK
PARTNER
DPPA LEGAL Grzonek Machczyński Świdnicki adwokaci i radcowie prawni sp. p.
Piotr Janiuk
partner
Galt
Radosław Pawlak
Director
CBRE
Robert Z. Karniewski
Partner, Director of Poland Regional Markets | Office Agency
Colliers International
Tadeusz Jachowicz
Regional Director CEE
Gleeds Polska Sp. z o.o.
Tomasz Czuba
Head of Office Agency
JLL
Tomasz Dyła
Managing Partner
Vertigo Property Group
Wojciech Koczara
Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Sawicki sp.k.

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