Panattoni Europe, leader in the logistics and industrial real estate market in Europe, develops its capital market structures. The team has been joined by Karel Klečka, who assumed the position of Director of Capital Markets Czech Republic and Slovakia. He will be responsible for ensuring the optimal cooperation between Panattoni and its capital partners and investors in logistics real estate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Karel Klečka has been professionally involved in real estate and financial markets for more than 10 years. Most recently, he served as a director and board member at Patria Investment Company – the real estate investment and asset management structure within Patria/CSOB Group. In that capacity, he was responsible for the market launch of the organisation, which included securing the relevant permits and licences, structuring of the first investment funds, acquiring clients-investors and conducting real estate acquisitions. Earlier, he had worked at the Czech and UK branches of international real estate advisory firms – DTZ, JLL and King Sturge, fulfilling various functions, including recently that of the head of real estate appraisals. He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, majoring in Economics and Real Estate Management, and also studied at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.
Panattoni Europe is part of the Panattoni Development Company, one of the largest developers of logistics and industrial facilities 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 facilities totalling more than 6 million sqm altogether in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany. The company offers its clients a broad range of multi-functional logistics and industrial buildings, including build-to-suit projects, tailored to the individual expectations of their users. To grow its operations, the company also buys land in the best, most strategic locations in Europe, conforming to client expectations. Tenants include such companies as Amazon, Arvato, Carrefour, General Electric, Kellogg’s, Bosch, DHL, Kaufland, Dachser Coty Cosmetics, DSV, H&M, Intermarché, Leroy Merlin, ND Logistics, Still, Schenker, Selgros and Tesco. Panattoni Europe is present in the United Kingdom, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Romania and Luxembourg.