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Destination: Poland. Blazing a trail for e-commerce logistics.

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by Paweł Sapek, senior vice president, country manager at Prologis Poland and Jan Zombirt, associate director, research and consulting at JLL


Is the Polish warehouse market ready for a sector boom?

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Do fund managers and investors understand the investment opportunities for office property in Polish regional cities?

by Soren Rodian Olsen, associate, head of office & industrial investments, Cushman & Wakefield, Poland

The large regional cities of Poland

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Looking for the ‘Shopping Experience’

by Bożena Kozłowska, senior consultant, research, Knight Frank

The total modern retail space in Poland amounts to 10.6 million m². Traditional shopping centres constitute majority of this volume. There are also two other formats of retail projects: retail parks and outlet centres.

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It was a good year for commercial real estate

by Magdalena Sobota, senior account manager, real estate expert at Grayling Poland


Poland remains one of the best-performing markets in the CEE region. A good macro-economic situation, falling unemployment, an uninterrupted flow of EU funds, low interest rates and developed markets continue to stimulate investors’ curiosity in Polish commercial properties and this is not likely to change in the upcoming months. 

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Renovate or relocate? 10 tips that will help you decide.

by Jarosław Pilch, associate director, head of tenant representation at Savills Office Agency


It’s hard to define a good formula for a suitable working space that will please every company. Currently, average leases are signed for around five years. No later than one year before the lease agreement expires, a tenant should consider the future of their office space. 

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How does the office affect your work?

by Aleksandra Krawsz, marketing & PR manager, Kinnarps Polska Sp. z o.o.


Recent changes in the way of thinking about office architecture allow for higher work efficiency in any company. Today, the office is a place that creates opportunities for employees to effectively implement various tasks, develop personally – and rest.

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What’s the future for leisure investment in Poland?

by Christopher Lowe, CEO, Trebbi Polska


Before we ask ourselves about the future for leisure, we need to look to other countries which have developed a comprehensive offer, one that remains successful and profitable and hence can be deemed sustainable over the medium to long term.

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Student Housing – An Emerging European Investment Class – ‘Food for Thought’

by Joe Daniel FCIB FRICS, chairman, MRE Partners


Driving along Kraków’s ul. Reymonta towards the AGH University swimming pool facility, one cannot help but see the extent of the university campus with block after block of student accommodation.

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Minimising the risk when buying real estate property

by Tomasz Dobrzyński and Artur Dziubak, Hill International Sp. z o.o.


Buying a property can fall into one of these three categories:

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Risk factors in office lease agreements

by Tomasz Dyła, commercial real estate broker and managing partner, Vertigo Property Group.


The lease rent and other payments associated with the lease of a commercial office space constitute a significant part of costs incurred by a company. In the case of lease agreements, they also form long-term liabilities. Concluding a lease agreement therefore, although it undoubtedly offers a company many opportunities for development, may also  pose certain risks.  

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International architecture firm AHR champions Zero Carbon

by Judit Kimpian, director of sustainable architecture and research at AHR, and chair of the Architects Council of Europe Sustainability Group


‘Nearly Zero Carbon’ is great for architecture

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The road to maturity: Poland’s real estate and construction market since 1989

by Marcin Klammer, CEO and Peter Maitland, business advisory director Arcadis


Those who remember the Polish real estate and construction market as communism was ending are aware of just how far it’s come in such a short time.

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How hotels can save money with LED lighting

by Kinga Raczak, biuroKR architectural practice, and Mateusz Szubel, Estera Przenzak and Wojciech Goryl, AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels

Poland has over 2,250 hotels, of which over 350 are premium class, four- and five-star hotels1. These facilities are built with the intention to satisfy the customer by offering comfortable, functional space and also excellent service.