Warsaw - Panattoni Europe was named developer of the year 2011 in Central and Eastern Europe. The leader in the warehouse space sector received as many as three awards in the prestigious competition Eurobuild Awards 2011. For the second time running, customers decided that the best warehouse in Poland is Panattoni Park Mysłowice, while the jury made up of leading professionals from the Polish real estate sector gave the best new project award to Panattoni Park Gliwice. The jury also recognised the developer's contribution to the growth of the industrial space sector - naming Panattoni Europe the Developer of the Year in the Warehouse Sector in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Eurobuild Awards gala took place on the evening of 8 December 2011 at the Hilton Hotel in Warsaw. Like last year's event inaugurating the competition, the gala was hosted by Grażyna Torbicka, an unquestionable style icon. Despite the short history of Eurobuild Awards, the initiative has been recognised as a prestigious event, bringing together renowned specialists and leading firms involved in the real estate market in Poland and the CEE region. At the same time, the competition gives the tenants themselves an opportunity to rate individual investments. The awards are granted in two categories - "Market Awards" selected by a jury and "Tenant Awards" decided by users of the facilities on the basis of a market survey. The opinion poll among customers, same as last year, was conducted by the research agency Millward Brown SMG/KRC.
Customers chose Panattoni Park Mysłowice - the best warehouse in Poland for the second time running!
According to warehouse space tenants, the "Best Warehouse in Poland" is Panattoni Park Mysłowice. This year's award confirms that the investment is truly exceptional - in last year's edition customers also recognised this distribution centre as the best. Panattoni Park Mysłowice is one of the largest parks in Poland, with planned total space of nearly 190,000 sqm. The facility's customers include: CAT, Coca-Cola, DPD, Inter Cars, Intermarché, Manuli Hydraulics, Magneti Mirelli, PartnerTech, Rohlig Suus Logistics and Ruch.
The market has spoken: Panattoni Park Gliwice I - the best New Warehouse Project of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe.
The jury, made up of consultants and agents, lawyers, bankers and engineers recognised Panattoni Park Gliwice I as the best distribution centre launched in 2011 in Central and Eastern Europe. The jury took into account the facility's reputation, occupancy figures, financial data, intensity of local competition, quality of design and specifications, as well as BREEAM/LEED certification and construction history of the facility.
Panattoni Park Gliwice I is one of the developer's six investments located in the most dynamically growing region of Poland, i.e. in Upper Silesia. Panattoni's project will comprise two buildings - the existing 11,165-square-metre BTS facility, dedicated to a logistics company, and the building with speculative space, currently under construction, featuring nearly 11,500 sqm. Panattoni Park Gliwice lies some 8 km from the centre of Gliwice, neighbouring with the Gliwice-Sośnica junction, connecting the motorways A1 and A4, in the north-west part of Upper Silesia, which enjoys growing interest from businesses due to the road investments under way.
Market recognition: Panattoni Europe named Developer of the Year in the Warehouse Sector in Central and Eastern Europe
The competition jury confirmed its appreciation of Panattoni Europe, which received the title of the Developer of the Decade last year. This year, the expert chapter of Eurobuild Awards 2011 recognised Panattoni Europe as the Developer of the Year in the Warehouse Sector in Central and Eastern Europe. The jury assessed the company's presence, scope of operations and reputation. In addition, the experts took into account leasing and financial data, as well as the number, size, originality, diversity and significance of completed projects.
As Robert Dobrzycki, Managing Partner for Central and Eastern Europe said: "Last year's awards given to Panattoni Europe by both the customers and the jury, who unanimously recognised Panattoni Park Mysłowice as the best project, and also named us Developer of the Decade, were a huge honour to me and the entire team. This year, I am accepting Eurobuild Awards, especially the title of Developer of the Year, with extreme gratitude and satisfaction. I am proud that the entire Panattoni team not only lived up to last year's opinion of the market, but worked very hard throughout the year to build the company's reputation, for which I am very grateful to all. Your commitment and dedication have been appreciated".