Award: The Real Estate Personality of the Year Award
Candidate’s name: Robert Dobrzycki
Company’s name: Panattoni Europe
Current position: Chief executive officer Europe, Panattoni Europe
Description of the position: As a Chief Executive Europe oversees the operations in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. Opened Panattoni CEE’s operation in 2005 and under his management Panattoni Europe achieved the position of market leader in Polish market and high brand recognition in Central Europe.
Work experience in this position: 2005–Present:Panattoni Europe,2005 Managing Director–Poland,2006 Managing Partner–Poland, 2007 Managing Partner Central and Eastern Europe,2015 – Chief Executive Officer, Panattoni Europe. Since 2007 PE is the most active developer on the Polish market year by year, with the vacancy rate 1,6%.
Description of business activity (profile, market sectors served, etc.): During 10 years under Mr. Dobrzycki management Panattoni Europe developed in Poland over 2,5 million square meters of warehouse space out of existing stock of 9.3 million square meters. Currently, the portfolio managed by the Company in Europe is 3,2 million sqm.
Size of the company managed by the candidate (headcount, regions of activity): Apart from Poland, Panattoni Europe has offices in the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Germany. Additionally, the company is paving the way in the build-to-suit segment realizing a lot of industrial projects in special economic zones in Poland.
The y-o-y increase in profits/income generated last year: confidential
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
Biggest business achievements, especially those made last year: Particularly noteworthy record-breaking projects include: - K-Flex BTS – 16,000 sqm - Polaris BTS – 34,000 sqm in Opole - Amazon in Czech Republic – 133,000 sqm - Faurecia BTS – 12,000 sqm in Gorzów Wielkopolski - GE BTS – 45,000 sqm of “Brilliant Facility”, in Bielsko Biała - UPS BTS – 14,000 sqm in Stryków - Faurecia - 25.000 m² Bad Rappenau, Germany - BLG Bremen II - 26.000 sqm², Germany - Uponor, Hassfurt 16.800 m², Germany .
- Contributions made to the improvement of the CEE commercial property market: Robert implemented a new, more independent, strategy towards business partners and extended the number of general contractors from one dominating firm to six offering to customers a more in-depth approach to different types of building.
Other industry awards and prizes: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2103, and 2014 - „Personality of the Year” and “Leadership of the Year” CIJ Awards .2010 - “Industry Professional of the Year 2009” CEE Real Estate Quality Awards. “Industrial Developer of the Year” 2012 CEEQA and “Industrial developer of the decade 2000-2010” for Poland at the Eurobuild Awards 2010.

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