PRS Investor of the Year, CEE

Open to any Investor, Developer or General Contractor,  active in the living sector in CEE in 2022. 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.

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Nominees

Griffin Capital Partners

Griffin, being the most active and innovative investor in the region, together with its partners has introduced the first Polan’s residential-for-rent platform – Resi4Rent, which in 2021 was the largest private company offering subscription-based apartments in Poland, with 6,000 units being designed, 4 new investments delivered to customers, 2,300 apartments offered and an occupancy rate of 99%. R4R is adapting its offer to customers’ changing requirements, such as a possibility to conclude a rental contract for several months, flexible selection of the apartment size, including an option to change the premises during the term of the contract, as well as the optimal price and administrative and technical management in each building. In 2021 Griffin started Life Spot, offering affordable apartments for rent in mid-sized and large cities across Poland in in Warsaw and Gdynia, aiming at 10,000 units under management within 3-4 years in Lodz, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Krakow and Katowice.

NREP

NREP’s mission is to make real estate better by combining great ideas and solid insights with long-term capital and entrepreneurial people. NREP represents boldness in bringing new and innovative solutions and pushing the sustainability agenda in the Polish PRS market. Our Serviced Living offering, initially focused on the co-living format will be an innovative addition to the Polish PRS market. The co-living concept is about community, flexibility, services and providing the comforts of a hotel and the feeling of a home. We will offer our customers a fully equipped studio with its own bathroom and kitchen as well as regular cleaning. Tenants will also have common areas for their use featuring a gym, working areas, TV and gaming rooms and a common kitchen. Community is at the heart of the experience and will be facilitated by the onsite team. Our co-living solutions offer flexibility regarding length of stay, which can range from days to months and years. There are several co-livin

Student Depot

The company has been first PBSA provider in the market and operates from 2014 in 6 major Polish cities offering 2400 beds. Student Depot has performed well in case of difficult market conditions like in case of covid achieving full occupancy. Up to 46% of tenants prolong the tenancy with Student Depot for the following academic year proving that the offer has high value to money quality. Up to 40% of tenants are coming from recomendations strongly indicating that clients are satisfied with their stay and prefer to live with in such international community. Student Depot provides accomodation to clients from 50 countries and all backgrounds making sure that minory feels excluded. Such diversified community is vital in the turbulent times that we are facing. Student Depot should win to further promote open society model among the young generation.

Vantage Development Capital Group

In only 1,5 year VD was able to build a substantial land bank, which allows to reach the goal of creating thousands flats for rent by the end of 2028, The company created a product with contemporary interior design and outstanding functionality. Having ESG in mind, VD team prepared a new standard for buildings for rent: PV panels, energy efficient LED lighting, storage tanks, water purification filters and environmentally friendly home appliances in units. VD has an open communication policy with clients of different nationalities. Contact with advisors, rental agreements, financial verification (by Simpl.rent platform) are conducted in Polish, English and Ukrainian. Quality wise, the rental projects don’t differ from the sales investments and are located in attractive parts of the cities. The long term rental agreement gives tenants a sense of security, supports social mobility and fulfills housing needs on an expected level by clients, that can’t afford buying their own flat.

Zeitgeist Asset Management

For its commitment for developing the PRS sector in the CEE region, as well as widening the offer of student houses and mix-use properties. For an innovative, automized and modern approach to the rental process and tenants management. For very high experience in doing business in the CEE region and being one of the pioneers of PRS in Czech Republic and Poland. For a stable and long-term financial structure, safe for investors and partners. For promoting institutional rental projects among developers, convincing them to partner with funds offering forward purchase deals. For investing in pioneer ecology solutions for real estate. For developing a brand-new residential concept HOME by Zeitgeist, providing a safe lease with no commission or third party involved. All apartments and additionally, high-quality services are delivered directly from the owner to the tenants. For independent engagement in operating student houses i CEE, by ZEITRAUM, a daughter company of Zeitgeist.

Jury

Agata Demuth
Partner
Osborne Clarke
Alexander Morari
Managing Partner
PropertyTalents
Andrzej Chełchowski
Partner
Miller Canfield
Bartłomiej Kordeczka
Partner, Deputy Head of Real Estate in Poland
Dentons (Dentons Europe Dąbrowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. )
Bartłomiej Krzyżak
Senior Director, Investment
Avison Young
Dominik Stojek
Partner, Real Estate Advisory
Deloitte Audyt sp. z o.o. sp.k.
GRZEGORZ CHMIELAK
HEAD OF VALUATION & CAPITAL MARKETS
AXI IMMO GROUP
Grzegorz Skowroński
Partner
Wolf Theiss P. Daszkowski sp.k.
Jacek Korwin-Małaszyńśki
Board Member
APP-Projekt S.A.
Jacek Kostrzewski
Managing Director
Gleeds Polska
Jason Drennan
Head of Investments - Poland
Heimstaden
Justyna Kędzierska-Klukowska
Head of Berlin Hyp Warsaw Office
Berlin Hyp AG Przedstawicielstwo w Polsce
Kamil Kowa
Head of Corporate Finance & Valuation
Savills Poland
KINGA BARCHON
Partner
PWC
Konrad Płochocki
Vice President/General Director
Polish Association of Developers
Krzysztof Misiak
Executive Partner, Head of Poland
Cushman & Wakefield
Łukasz Białecki
Head of Real Estate Financing
Bank Pekao
Maciej Kamiński
Managing Director
Europtima
Maciej Runkiewicz
President
Kajima Poland Sp. z o.o.
Małgorzata Dankowska
Partner
TPA Poland
Marek Wojnar
Managing Partner
act BSWW legal & tax
Mariusz Majkowski
Director/Head of Landlord Representation
CBRE Sp. z o.o.
Mariusz Witkun
Board Member
Trebbi Polska Sp. z o.o.
Michał Matera
Partner, Head of Real Estate practice in Poland
Allen & Overy
Michał Wons
equity partner
Wardyński i Wspólnicy sp.k.
Mirek Bednarek
Regional Business Director Poland
Matexi Polska
Paweł Sztejter
Head of Residential
JLL Poland
Paweł Toński
Managing Partner, Head of the Real Estate Team
CRIDO
Piotr Paśko
Partner | Tax advisor
MDDP
Przemysław Kucharski
Managing Partner
Kucharski & Partners
Tal Roma
COO
AFI Europe Czech Republic

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