Changes at the top

This month I was going to write something about the Professional Latin American Dance World Championship, which is to take place in Poland for the first time in the history of the event in October this year.

I know that the samba, the cha-cha, the rumba, the jive and the pasodoble should definitely be listed as movables, but the idea was to contrast this with the hotel sector and even retirement homes, which we write about in this issue. My plan was also not to write about politics, in spite of the fact that Facebook et al were dominated by the Polish presidential elections, with the face of president-elect Andrzej Duda seeming to jump out at me from every corner. I tend to avoid politics, but I nonetheless fulfilled my civic duty according to the principle: if you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain – or to put it another way, to criticise. After all, this is our national trait: we like complaining. We have chosen a new president, so change is underway – and it’s a significant change too. And what changes should the Polish branch of CBRE expect? I do not mean due to any decision by the new Polish president but with the appointment of a new head for Poland. Congratulations to Daniel! This is the latest news, which is still unofficial at the time the magazine goes to print. The director of the office tenant agency is replacing Colin Waddell, who has spent almost five years in Poland. This means that the majority of international real estate agencies (Colliers International, Savills, JLL, CBRE and Knight Frank) are now under Polish management. Changes seem to be taking place everywhere, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. By the way, the head of CBRE Poland recently spoke to us about the unusually strong position of office tenants – a topic discussed in this month’s article with the slightly ominous title ‘The Road out of Mordor ’. But as ever there’s always a silver lining – so happy reading!