Edition 4 (277) April 2023


Come in your own comfortable shoes

MIPIM has changed – and that’s an undeniable fact. The way people dress at the trade fair has changed too. The grey suits buttoned up to the top with the shiny shoes have now been discarded, replaced by trainers and colourful, often fantastic clothing creations. And all of this is being done in the name of well-being!

Tomasz Cudowski, editor-in-chief
Small talk

Waiting for revival

Jakub Ziółek, the managing partner of tax and legal advisory Crido, give us his view of how the Polish real estate sector has been performing since the beginning of the year – and tells us why his greatest challenge involves swimming, running and cycling

Small talk

Windows on the West

Czech warehouse investor Accolade has been busy for a few years with building up its portfolio in Western Poland. Now it is looking to expand in the east of the country, despite (or because) of the war over the border – as Jarek Wnuk, the new managing director for Poland of Accolade, tells us

Small talk

A more logical state of affairs

Paweł Partyka, a partner at Cushman & Wakefield in Warsaw, give us his take on the more positive mood at MIPIM this year, despite all the economic and geopolitical uncertainty – and why retail is set for a comeback

Small talk

Racing into a greener future

Fresh from awarding the first BREEAM Final, New Construction ‘Outstanding’ certificate in Poland to Panattoni Park Szczecin III, Mariusz Górecki, the CEO of Atlas Ward Polska:, tells us about this and other ESG issues related to the warehousing sector, its increasing digitalisation and his love of rally driving

Stock market report

Shock to the system

The return of optimism to the stock markets has been put into reverse over the last few weeks by stubbornly high inflation and the problems banks have been mired in since the beginning of March, Share prices have been dragged down by nightmarish visions of a repeat of the financial crisis of 15 years ago – and the WSE has not avoided the turmoil. The Only good news was the performance of the construction sector


Leading the way to well-being

Warehouse developers in Poland have recently been waking up to the importance of ensuring that people are happy to work in their facilities. and the need for such measures has now become even more pressing as the EU enforces sustainability reporting

Nathan North
Country focus

Checking out the Czechs

While the Czech economy may have taken something of a battering from Covid-19, inflation and the energy crisis, the real estate sector seems undaunted and is eagerly expecting the economy to roar back into life once more

Alex Hayes

Everything totally under control

Arguments with colleagues about whether the office is too hot or cold, or too bright or too dim, should soon be a thing of the past. In our increasingly automated world, systems have already been developed that can look after each individual employee according to their personal preferences. And it also means lower electricity bills

Magda Rachwald

Going electric

As electric vehicles become more popular, charging stations are increasingly popping up everywhere. This has been enabled due to changes in the law as well as the raised awareness of ESG issues. Will real estate players be able to keep up with new legislation and the soaring demand when it comes to providing new stations?

Anna Korólczyk-Lewandowska

Another milestone

A draft amendment to the Law on Planning and Development, necessary to unlock funds from the National Reconstruction Plan, has been approved by the Polish government. The initial versions of the draft contained revolutionary proposals, which have been widely commented on (often critically) in the sector. But what is in the final version of the draft?

Weronika Guerquin-Koryzma and Kamil Matyśkiewicz of Baker McKenzie

That Cannes-do spirit

23,000 delegates representing 90 countries gathered on the French Riviera on March 14-17th, for MIPIM – the international event that brings together political leaders and the real estate community to find solutions to the challenges facing the built environment


Remembrance of things not quite yet past

When I moved from London to Warsaw, back in 1999, I turned up with a couple of cases, nowhere to live, no job and knowing hardly anyone in the city. I can’t go into the reasons why I took the decision to move here, because that’s a whole other story…

Nathan North