The industrial interiors of SOHO Factory and Industrial Developer Of The Year 2015 for Panattoni Europe. The award was presented on 14 April 2015, at the awards ceremony of the prestigious CEE Real Estate Quality Awards (CEEQA) 2015. This is the third time that the title has gone to the developer, who celebrates its 10 years in Europe this year. In this year's edition, a total of 8 prominent CEE industrial space developers were nominated. The jury, composed of respected senior representatives of market leading firms, assessed the nominees in terms of their last year's business achievements in industrial projects, company performance and contribution to the growth of the property sector. When it came to Panattoni Europe, there was a lot to assess - two projects for Amazon in Poland (a record transaction) with a combined space of 246,000 sqm and additional 123,000 sqm in the Czech Republic, 50,000 sqm for Castorama in Stryków, six new multi-tenant locations opened totalling 653,340 sqm, commencement of construction on the 45,000-square-metre intelligent factory for GE Industrial Solution in Bielsko Biała and, last but not least, the sale of logistics assets to the tune of EUR 268 million.
Industrial Developer of the Year 2015 is not the first CEEQA title under Panattoni Europe's belt. In previous editions the company had won the title for its business achievements in 2011 and 2012. Moreover, Carl Panattoni - the company's founder and owner, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate award, and Robert Dobrzycki was named Personality of the Year 2011. The latter offered the following comment on this year's award: " The year 2014 was extremely busy, not only for us, but for the whole industry. We developed and delivered 500,000 sqm to the market, signed leases for more than 650,000 sqm, not to mention the Amazon projects, both in Poland and the Czech Republic, and launching new locations. I won't try to hide how satisfied I was accepting the award for I dedicate it to the whole team who had worked so hard all year last year and definitely deserved it".
Panattoni Europe celebrates its 10-year anniversary in the European market. Since 2005, the developer has delivered 3.1 million square metres of space for more than 200 customers and together with Amazon closed a record-breaking lease transaction in the CEE region. The company is currently developing 290,000 sqm of new warehouse space across Poland.