Panattoni Europe comes out top among ten contestants! The jury of this year’s edition of the prestigious CEE Quality Awards (CEEQA) 2016 decided to award the company its fourth Industrial Developer of the Year title. The awards ceremony took place on 12 April 2016 at the SOHO Factory and was attended by more than 700 people from 50 countries.
The Industrial Developer of the Year title for the year 2015 goes to Panattoni Europe. The award was presented on 12 April 2016 at the awards ceremony of the prestigious CEE Real Estate Quality Awards (CEEQA) 2016. This is Panattoni Europe’s fourth title in this category. In this year’s edition, a total of 10 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 business achievements in industrial projects last year, company performance and contribution to the growth of this property sector.
Panattoni Europe was found to be the best. This is evidenced by business figures at the end of 2015 – 804,000 sqm of space delivered in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany, as well as 1,019,250 sqm under development in those markets. In Poland alone, the developer worked on projects totalling 567,000 sqm, which accounted for 73 per cent of the total supply under development. The most interesting investments included the construction of the largest logistics centre in Germany for JAGO AG, featuring 120,000 sqm, the completion of a 123,000-square-metre facility in the Czech Republic for Amazon, which was successfully certified under BREEAM International with a score of 76.8% and the Excellent rating, as well as the execution of last year’s biggest lease deal in Poland – 53,000 sqm for Leroy Merlin in Stryków, not to mention the extensions of own parks and the development of manufacturing facilities – 45,000 sqm for GE in Bielsko-Biała and 19,400 sqm for Bombardier Transportation, a rolling stock manufacturer.
Industrial Developer of the Year for 2015 (at CEEQA 2016) is the fourth CEEQA title won by Panattoni Europe. In previous editions the company won the award for its business achievements in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Moreover, Carl Panattoni, the company’s founder and owner, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate, while Robert Dobrzycki was named Personality of the Year 2011. Dobrzycki offered the following comment to this year’s award: “The year 2015 was very busy for us – apart from 804,000 sqm of space delivered in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany, as of the year-end we had a total of 1,019,250 sqm under development, and what is more Panattoni Europe announced the opening of its office in Romania, pursuing its expansion strategy in the Old Continent. I won’t try to hide how satisfied I am with this award. I dedicate it to the whole team who had worked so hard all of last year and definitely deserved it.”
Panattoni Europe is part of the Panattoni Development Company, one of the largest industrial developers in the world, with 26 offices in North America and Europe. Panattoni has been present in Central Europe since 2005. To date, the developer has delivered more than 3.2 million sqm of modern industrial space altogether in Poland and the Czech Republic. A dedicated department responding to individual tenants’ needs – build-to-suit projects – is also located within the Panattoni Europe structure. Among key tenants are companies such as Amazon, Coty Cosmetics, DSV, GE, H&M, Intermarché, Kellogg’s Company, K-Flex, Leroy Merlin, ND Logistics, Still, Schenker, UPS and Tesco. Apart from Poland, Panattoni Europe has offices in the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Germany and now also Romania.