Globe Trade Centre (GTC)

The GTC Group is a highly-experienced real estate investor and developer focusing on Poland and capital cities located across CEE region. The company has been operating in Poland, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Zagreb and Sofia. Since 1994 when it was founded, GTC has developed 74 high standard, modern office and retail properties with a total area of over 1.3 million sq m. In each country of its operations, GTC has a regional office led by a country manager who is responsible for asset and facility management. Each of the regional offices employs highly-experienced and motivated team of leasing managers, asset managers and technical staff who are supported in each country by legal, marketing and accounting teams. GTC is also an originator and developer of some of the most characteristic facilities, such as Galeria Mokotów, Galeria Jurajska, University Business Park or GTC White House. 
Name of company Globe Trade Centre (GTC)
Name of President or Managing Director for the region Yovav Carmi, President of the Management Board
President or Managing Director for the region profile Yovav Carmi holds in-depth knowledge of GTC’s operations and activities in the region collected through 19 years of working for the company as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Board. Mr. Carmi leads GTC as the President of the Management Board since September 2020. He distinguishes with extensive knowledge of the European real estate market and an ability to foresee trends and take right decisions during hard times of the coronavirus pandemic.
Description of company and team The GTC Group is a highly-experienced real estate investor and developer focusing on Poland and capital cities located across CEE region. The company has been operating in Poland, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Zagreb and Sofia. Since 1994 when it was founded, GTC has developed 74 high standard, modern office and retail properties with a total area of over 1.3 million sq m. In each country of its operations, GTC has a regional office led by a country manager who is responsible for asset and facility management. Each of the regional offices employs highly-experienced and motivated team of leasing managers, asset managers and technical staff who are supported in each country by legal, marketing and accounting teams. GTC is also an originator and developer of some of the most characteristic facilities, such as Galeria Mokotów, Galeria Jurajska, University Business Park or GTC White House. 
Regions active in (in which countries the company operates) In order to take full advantage of local markets’ opportunities, GTC strategy assumes operating on the markets of CEE capitals in Poland, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Zagreb and Sofia. Eastern European regions allow GTC to seize opportunities in improving macroeconomic and property market conditions. Each market is managed by the well-experienced local team which knows the various conditions and is aware of trends and needs. It also allows to keep effectiveness in different countries and beat up recent successes such as the sale transaction of Neptun Office Center, an A-class office building located in Gdańsk, Poland, the lease agreement signed with ExxonMobile on renting the entire Pillar office building in Budapest or receiving the LEED Platinum certification for Matrix A and B office buildings in Zagreb.
Portfolio of all properties currently held by your company Currently, GTC actively manages a commercial real estate portfolio of 46 buildings providing nearly 750,000 sq m of lettable office and retail space. The projects are adjusted to demanding requirements of the LEED and BREEAM certificates to meet the highest standards in terms of their design and construction. 83% of all GTC assets have received a green certificate including 80% of office buildings and 87% of shopping malls. Those data proves the high engagement of the company in raising the sustainable attitude in the commercial real estate industry.
Office projects included in the portfolio The office portfolio of GTC includes 41 buildings managed effectively to provide a comfortable modern space for tenants and achieve the most efficient results in terms of sustainable solutions. Most of the developments have been awarded green certificates which proves the GTC’s affords to reduce an impact of buildings to the environment.

Poland:
Aeropark Business Centre (Warszawa)
Zephirus
Nothus
Corius
Artico
Korona Office Complex
Galileo
Newton
Edison
Pascal
Sterlinga Business Center
University Business Park A&B
Globis Poznań
Globis Wrocław
Pixel
Francuska Office Centre A&B

Bucharest, Romania:
City Gate
Cascade Office Building
Premium Point
Premium Plaza

Sofia, Bulgaria:
Sofia Tower
Advance Business Center I

Budapest, Hungary:
Center Point
Duna Tower
GTC Metro
Spiral

Belgrade, Serbia:
GTC House
Belgrade Business Center
19 Avenue
Green Heart complex
FortyOne complex

Zagreb, Croatia:
Avenue Centre
Matrix A
The value of office properties held by investor (in EUR) 1.2b
Retail projects included in the portfolio In the retail sector, GTC owns five shopping centers offering nearly 220,000 sq m of modern space: Ada Mall in Serbia, Galeria Jurajska in Częstochowa, Galeria Północna in Warszawa, Avenue Mall in Zagreb and Mall of Sofia in Sofia. Adjusted to demanding requirements of the LEED and BREEAM certificates, GTC’s projects meet the highest standards in terms of their design and construction.

Ada Mall (Belgrade, Serbia)

Galeria Jurajska (Częstochowa, Poland)

Galeria Północna (Warszawa, Poland)

Avenue Mall (Zagreb, Croatia)

Mall of Sofia (Sofia, Bulgaria)

(value for Avenue Mall includes Avenue Centre; Mall of Sofia includes Sofia Tower.)
The value of retail properties held by investor (in EUR) €800m
Warehouse projects included in the portfolio n/a
The value of warehouse properties held by investor (in EUR) n/a
The largest purchase transactions between October 2019 and September 2020 (subject of the transaction, its total take up area and value in EUR) n/a
Future plans The GTC strategy is based on three pillars: value-add acquisitions which provide tangible potential through re-letting and improvement of indicators such as occupancy and rental upside as well as converting ongoing projects into income-generating properties and selling non-core assets to unlock equity for new investments. This approach ensures a stable growth for the company and appeared to be a great solution to survive a stress test of the COVID-19 pandemic. An important aspect of the company's activities is the sustained-mindset and focus on ecological solutions which were introduced by GTC already a few years ago. Hence, 80% of all buildings have green certificates and meet stringent standards in the use of the highest quality materials and solutions to improve the quality of building use. GTC plans to continue this strategy as a responsible provider of commercial retail and office space in the CEE region.
Acquisition activity across the CEE real estate markets between October 2019 and September 2020 n/a
Why the company deserves the award (in a paragraph you can describe the specific achievements of the company) Over the past years, GTC has grown into a leading developer and investor in the commercial real estate sector, focusing on the Polish market and five CEE capitals. Due to the sustainability-focused mindset accompanying the investor, 80% of GTC projects are rewarded by the industry and distinguished with BREEAM or LEED certificates. For many years, GTC has been guided by those principles at every stage of the business: from purchasing new properties, through planning and implementing new ones, to modernizing existing ones. In this respect, GTC is ahead of market trends - already several years ago the company sought to optimize its properties so that they coexist with the natural environment and meet the sustainable standards. The GTC approach turned out to be resistant to COVID-19 pandemic effects: shopping malls distinguish with a gradual recovery in terms of footfall and turnover and office buildings have maintained a strong business position on the commercial rental market.
Company website https://gtc.com.pl/
Name of company
Globe Trade Centre (GTC)
Name of President or Managing Director for the region
Yovav Carmi, President of the Management Board
President or Managing Director for the region profile
Yovav Carmi holds in-depth knowledge of GTC’s operations and activities in the region collected through 19 years of working for the company as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Board. Mr. Carmi leads GTC as the President of the Management Board since September 2020. He distinguishes with extensive knowledge of the European real estate market and an ability to foresee trends and take right decisions during hard times of the coronavirus pandemic.
Description of company and team
The GTC Group is a highly-experienced real estate investor and developer focusing on Poland and capital cities located across CEE region. The company has been operating in Poland, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Zagreb and Sofia. Since 1994 when it was founded, GTC has developed 74 high standard, modern office and retail properties with a total area of over 1.3 million sq m. In each country of its operations, GTC has a regional office led by a country manager who is responsible for asset and facility management. Each of the regional offices employs highly-experienced and motivated team of leasing managers, asset managers and technical staff who are supported in each country by legal, marketing and accounting teams. GTC is also an originator and developer of some of the most characteristic facilities, such as Galeria Mokotów, Galeria Jurajska, University Business Park or GTC White House. 
Regions active in (in which countries the company operates)
In order to take full advantage of local markets’ opportunities, GTC strategy assumes operating on the markets of CEE capitals in Poland, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Zagreb and Sofia. Eastern European regions allow GTC to seize opportunities in improving macroeconomic and property market conditions. Each market is managed by the well-experienced local team which knows the various conditions and is aware of trends and needs. It also allows to keep effectiveness in different countries and beat up recent successes such as the sale transaction of Neptun Office Center, an A-class office building located in Gdańsk, Poland, the lease agreement signed with ExxonMobile on renting the entire Pillar office building in Budapest or receiving the LEED Platinum certification for Matrix A and B office buildings in Zagreb.
Portfolio of all properties currently held by your company
Currently, GTC actively manages a commercial real estate portfolio of 46 buildings providing nearly 750,000 sq m of lettable office and retail space. The projects are adjusted to demanding requirements of the LEED and BREEAM certificates to meet the highest standards in terms of their design and construction. 83% of all GTC assets have received a green certificate including 80% of office buildings and 87% of shopping malls. Those data proves the high engagement of the company in raising the sustainable attitude in the commercial real estate industry.
Office projects included in the portfolio
The office portfolio of GTC includes 41 buildings managed effectively to provide a comfortable modern space for tenants and achieve the most efficient results in terms of sustainable solutions. Most of the developments have been awarded green certificates which proves the GTC’s affords to reduce an impact of buildings to the environment.

Poland:
Aeropark Business Centre (Warszawa)
Zephirus
Nothus
Corius
Artico
Korona Office Complex
Galileo
Newton
Edison
Pascal
Sterlinga Business Center
University Business Park A&B
Globis Poznań
Globis Wrocław
Pixel
Francuska Office Centre A&B

Bucharest, Romania:
City Gate
Cascade Office Building
Premium Point
Premium Plaza

Sofia, Bulgaria:
Sofia Tower
Advance Business Center I

Budapest, Hungary:
Center Point
Duna Tower
GTC Metro
Spiral

Belgrade, Serbia:
GTC House
Belgrade Business Center
19 Avenue
Green Heart complex
FortyOne complex

Zagreb, Croatia:
Avenue Centre
Matrix A
The value of office properties held by investor (in EUR)
1.2b
Retail projects included in the portfolio
In the retail sector, GTC owns five shopping centers offering nearly 220,000 sq m of modern space: Ada Mall in Serbia, Galeria Jurajska in Częstochowa, Galeria Północna in Warszawa, Avenue Mall in Zagreb and Mall of Sofia in Sofia. Adjusted to demanding requirements of the LEED and BREEAM certificates, GTC’s projects meet the highest standards in terms of their design and construction.

Ada Mall (Belgrade, Serbia)

Galeria Jurajska (Częstochowa, Poland)

Galeria Północna (Warszawa, Poland)

Avenue Mall (Zagreb, Croatia)

Mall of Sofia (Sofia, Bulgaria)

(value for Avenue Mall includes Avenue Centre; Mall of Sofia includes Sofia Tower.)
The value of retail properties held by investor (in EUR)
€800m
Warehouse projects included in the portfolio
n/a
The value of warehouse properties held by investor (in EUR)
n/a
The largest purchase transactions between October 2019 and September 2020 (subject of the transaction, its total take up area and value in EUR)
n/a
Future plans
The GTC strategy is based on three pillars: value-add acquisitions which provide tangible potential through re-letting and improvement of indicators such as occupancy and rental upside as well as converting ongoing projects into income-generating properties and selling non-core assets to unlock equity for new investments. This approach ensures a stable growth for the company and appeared to be a great solution to survive a stress test of the COVID-19 pandemic. An important aspect of the company's activities is the sustained-mindset and focus on ecological solutions which were introduced by GTC already a few years ago. Hence, 80% of all buildings have green certificates and meet stringent standards in the use of the highest quality materials and solutions to improve the quality of building use. GTC plans to continue this strategy as a responsible provider of commercial retail and office space in the CEE region.
Acquisition activity across the CEE real estate markets between October 2019 and September 2020
n/a
Why the company deserves the award (in a paragraph you can describe the specific achievements of the company)
Over the past years, GTC has grown into a leading developer and investor in the commercial real estate sector, focusing on the Polish market and five CEE capitals. Due to the sustainability-focused mindset accompanying the investor, 80% of GTC projects are rewarded by the industry and distinguished with BREEAM or LEED certificates. For many years, GTC has been guided by those principles at every stage of the business: from purchasing new properties, through planning and implementing new ones, to modernizing existing ones. In this respect, GTC is ahead of market trends - already several years ago the company sought to optimize its properties so that they coexist with the natural environment and meet the sustainable standards. The GTC approach turned out to be resistant to COVID-19 pandemic effects: shopping malls distinguish with a gradual recovery in terms of footfall and turnover and office buildings have maintained a strong business position on the commercial rental market.
Company website
https://gtc.com.pl/