Edition 9 (244) October 2019


A special issue for a special occasion

What could bring the sharpest cards on the office space market and its key advisors together at the same time, in the same place and at one table? There’s only one answer – proptech!

Ewa Andrzejewska
Warehouse & industrial

Panattoni busy in two lands

POLAND/slovakia Panattoni Europe in the last couple of weeks announced a number or large projects in Poland and Slovakia. This includes the planned developement of a BTS forklift factory in Kołbaskowo near Szczecin for Linde, a subsidiary of the German based Kion group.

Stock market report

Things are still good... despite everything

The trade war between the US and China continues to rumble on and cast a shadow over the global stock exchanges, reinforcing fears of a downturn. Neither the main nor the sector indexes in Poland have been making any great strides, but the economy is still doing well and it is developers rather than the construction sector who are reaping the benefits


Boldly biting the proptech bullet

Investing in proptech involves a degree of risk, but unless we do it, a real estate ‘Uber’ could emerge and make us all obsolete. However, the pioneers of the digital revolution on our market are still often greeted with reactions like: “Man, why are you stressing out about this so much?” – according to the experts and office developers taking part a debate organised by CBRE and ‘Eurobuild CEE’

Ewa Andrzejewska

All the mod cons

How technologically advanced are Warsaw’s office buildings? In order to answer this question CBRE has taken a closer look at 25 of the city’s office blocks, all of which are certified under LEED or BREEAM with ratings of ‘Very Good’, ‘Outstanding’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Platinum’ and put them under the microscope of direct comparison

Investment & finance

Showing the way to success

With the development and growing maturity of the market, investors’ expectations as to the scale and quality of available product have also grown. In order to meet these new challenges consultancies have been investing in broadening their range of services. Recently Colliers International has decided to strengthen its corporate finance division. We spoke with senior partner Dorota Wysokińska-Kuzdra, the head of corporate finance, about how the market has reacted to changes in the consultancy and the future of the investment market

Tomasz Szpyt-Grzegórski
Office & mixed-use development

The metamorphosis man

Richard Aboo, who has been a real estate broker in the Polish market since its earliest days, is now taking over as the chair of Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA office agency. In an exclusive interview he spoke to us about the journey he has taken and the remarkable changes he has seen and played a part in

Nathan North

BIM bam boom

Evolution or revolution? A wise investment or a mere marketing exercise? Building Information Modelling (BIM) seems to be the topic on everyone’s lips in the Polish logistics sector

Property management

Vegetating that’s good for you

Summer – and the lush greenery and intense colours outside – is now sadly behind us. However, there are ways to keep things summery for longer, even in the office. But you need to know how to do it...

Anna Korólczyk-Lewandowska
Eurobuild Awards

Personality with a capital P

The Personality of the Year category always generates special levels of excitement at the Eurobuild Awards presentation – since to be nominated you not only need to have an outstanding CV but also to have stood out against some particularly strong competition from all segments of the real estate market

Tomasz Cudowski

Full steam ahead (for now)

As the investment gold rush continues, new players from across the world are placing their money in Poland. Despite this, 2019 is unlikely to be a record year, due to slower global growth. Investors have also had their feathers ruffled by a raft of unhelpful new regulations, which include some confusing tax reforms – according to the speakers at the event organised by Eurobuild Conferences at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw on September 9th

Tomasz Cudowski

Visualise this

A well-known global design and architecture magazine was recently forced to remove an entry submitted by a Singaporean studio from the shortlist for its interior design of the year award. An observant reader had seen something the magazine’s editors hadn’t – instead of photos of the interior, the studio had sent in highly realistic visualisations. The shortlist then became even shorter and that should have been the end of the matter... but not quite

Tomasz Szpyt-Grzegórski