Our 13th Awards – the biggest and longest-running in the real estate sector – are just around the corner, but what I can guarantee is that it will be an extraordinary show and should go ahead as smoothly as always. And for the first time in the history of the magazine, the Gala Awards supplement is to be published separately and will come out on that very special evening of November 21st at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Warsaw. We’re not going to be leaking the list of winners any earlier than that, because then there would be no surprises – so in this way, nothing has changed. As I write these words, we already know that 184 jurors (would anyone else be able to bring together such an impressive range of top market experts for such an undertaking?) are currently sifting through 199 exceptional people, projects and campaigns to draw up their long list – in short, all the nominees for the 23 awards. Will their verdicts, when you find them out on November 21st, be fair? Of course they will be. Will everyone be happy with them? Of course not! Will both the lucky and less lucky ones enjoy themselves equally at the Eurobuild Awards Gala? We shall see. And that’s why you just have to be there on this superb and exclusive evening.
As usual, the November issue of 'Eurobuild' is brimming with articles covering all the hottest topics. The number one topic in the issue is the warehouse and logistics segment, which can hardly complain about bad luck, at least when compared to other sectors. We look into how manufacturing companies have risen to become among the most important occupiers of warehouse space tenants in recent months, and we also ask another group of key clients in the sector – the largest logistics firms – about the big box of their dreams. In addition to all this, we take a look at how much truth there is in what people have been saying about a potential collapse of the construction market and whether things could turn around, while Baker McKenzie writes about how a generative AI-driven digital transformation is set to revolutionise investment and real estate asset management models. We also share some great recent memories and photos – from our warehouse conference and from Expo Real – while our special correspondent will be taking you on a photo tour of The Bridge office building now under construction in Warsaw. If, by any chance, anyone hasn’t yet listened to our special reports from Munich prepared by another of our roving reporters, we invite you to listen in on them on Eurobuild FM – via a QR code that can be found in this issue, which will magically transport you from the paper magazine to the virtual world. We’ll be seeing you at the Hilton hotel in Wawer district on November 21st, and in the December issue we will publish the complete list of the winners of the Eurobuild Awards 2023 as well as a full commentary on these triumphs.