Panattoni Europe named unprecedented Developer of the Year 2014 in the CEE Warehouse Sector. The title was awarded by the independent Eurobuild Awards jury. In the same competition, facilities were evaluated by their own tenants, who decided that Panattoni Park Stryków was the best warehouse in Poland. Awards were presented on 4 December, during a gala ceremony in the Warsaw Hilton.
Panattoni Europe was named Warehouse Developer of the Year 2014 in the CEE Region in the fifth edition of the Eurobuild Awards competition, organised by the industry monthly Eurobuild CEE. The independent jury evaluated such factors as the firm's presence, scope of operations and reputation, as well as tenancy figures and the number, size, diversity and impact of ongoing projects. The jury also took into account the statistics and the developer's market leader position over three quarters of the period under consideration. In 2013 the developer signed leases on 646,000 sqm, and finalised a record-breaking transaction in CEE with Amazon, thereby gaining a 34 per cent market share. Moreover, there were 317,000 sqm under development and, finally, 108,000 sqm of completed space in H1 of 2014, as well as: 300,600 sqm built in September and 345,300 sqm in completed projects. What is more, Panattoni Park Stryków was recognised as the Best Warehouse in Poland in the eyes of the tenants, who chose this modern distribution centre totalling in excess of 107,000 sqm out of many other entries. The survey was carried out by questionnaire rating the various aspects of facilities participating in the competition which was filled out by their tenants. The survey was conducted by Millward Brown, a market research company.
Commenting on the awards, Robert Dobrzycki, Managing Partner Panattoni Europe, said: "The year 2014 was very good for us not only in terms of the volume of our ongoing investment projects, but also in terms of the awards we received - in total as many as 9, with three titles for the Developer of the Year 2014. In my boldest dreams I had never imagined such success, but I am deeply convinced that these projects, let alone the awards, would never have happened if it hadn't been for the hard work of the entire Panattoni Europe team - the best industrial space specialists in the CEE region. Thank you for all the great effort and commitment.
Panattoni Europe has been recognised in the Eurobuild Awards several times. In previous editions, it was named "Developer of the Decade" and "Warehouse Developer of the Year, CEE" in 2011 2012 and 2013. Moreover, Panattoni Park Gliwice was chosen as the "Best New Warehouse of 2011", and Panattoni Park Mysłowice was acknowledged as the "Best Warehouse in Poland" in the professional ranking and twice in the Tenant Awards category.