November 03, 2014

CEE’s top investors, developers and professionals recognised at the Investment Awards for 2014

EuropaProperty would like to thank all those that attended the 4th annual CEE Investment and Green Building Awards, held in Warsaw’s Intercontinental Hotel. The awards ceremony looked fantastic, and was witnessed by a select group of senior European and Central European real estate professionals; affirming the event’s status as a true landmark event for the investment sector. Companies recognised at the awards included: investors, developers, bankers, agencies and many others from throughout the CEE region.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management was a multiple award winner at the 4th annual CEE Investment & Green Building Awards held in Warsaw on Thursday 30th October 2014. Apsys, Echo Investment, Mayland Real Estate, Amazon, Panattoni Europe and JLL also walked away with some of the big company prizes.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, one of world’s biggest institutional real estate funds, with a strong investment footprint in Europe and Poland, was the big winner of the event, collecting three awards on the night for Office Investor, Investment Deal and Overall Investor of the Year. Other Investment winners included GLL, Deka Immobilien, Tristan Capital Partner, Europa Capital, PointPark Properties, Griffin Real Estate, and Atrium European Real Estate.

Bogoljub Karić founder and CEO of BK Group received this year's life time achieve award. The award is in recognition of his outstanding services to the Eastern European real estate sector and his company’s extensive international achievements. Born in 1954 in the former Yugoslavia, Karić grew his business into a multi-billion dollar corporation, now known as the BK Group, which operates in the following industry sectors; manufacturing, civil engineering, construction, International wholesale, export & import, telecommunications, electronic media, banking, finance, and media. He also founded the first private University in Serbia & Russia, the BK foundation helping children and he founded the first association of Industrialists Entrepreneurs as well as establishing the first private bank and insurance company in Russia-CIS.

Amazon's Director of EMEA Operations and Real Estate Raimund Paetzmann was named this year’s Industry Professional of the Year. Amazon, the online giant, has made quite an impact in the CEE region opening three new fulfillment centres in Poland, with another on its way in the Czech Republic.

Panattoni Europe was named Industrial Developer of the Year and won the award for CEE Investment Development of the Year for developing two of the Amazon facilities. Robert Dobrzycki, Managing Partner Panattoni Europe, made no secret of his delight, commenting: "It is a huge honour and privilege - to win two awards at such a prestigious event. Each one is special and exceptional. Both of them are a testament to the great determination and professionalism of the best team I have ever worked with - Panattoni Europe."

Echo Investment picked up three awards. The real estate developer received Office Developer of the Year, Office Project of the Year and a special commendation for their new office development in Warsaw Q22, which recently received a BREEAM Design Phase Certificate with the rating 'Excellent'.

New for this year’s awards ceremony, accentuating the strength and interest in the region’s investment sector, were the Investment Brokerage and Investment Broker Awards. JLL's Troy Javaher won the Investment Broker of the Year and CBRE walked away with the Investment Brokerage Firm of the Year award. JLL also collected Professional Service Provider of the Year.

Mayland Real Estate collected a brace of awards for its Riviera Shopping Centre in Poland, including Overall Project of the Year. Apsys, a retail developer and property manager, picked up three awards including Overall Company, Property Manager and Retail Developer of the Year categories. The City of Warsaw, Unibail Rodamco, Bluehouse, S+B Gruppe, Pekao Bank, Dentons, First Title, Kurylowicz & Associates and Gleeds were also among the award winners.

On behalf of our sponsors, judges and attendees, we offer our congratulations to all the winners. Foundations are already in place for next year’s event, which promises to be even bigger.

The fifth annual CEE Investment & Green Building Awards will be held on October 29th, 2015.

Company of the Year

Professional Service Provider of the Year


BuildGreen Romania

JLL - Winner

Manhattan Software, a Trimble company

MK Illumination

Process Solutions


VvS | Architects & Consultants

WSP Group

Title Insurance Provider of the Year

Dual Group

First Title - Winner

Stewart Title

Architectural Firm of the Year

APA Wojciechowski

Groupa 5 Architects

Kurylowicz & Associates - Winner

PRC Architekci

Law Firm of the Year

Andrzej Lulka Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego

Dentons - Winner

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Hogan Lovells




Project Management Firm of the Year

Arcadis EC Harris

Cushman & Wakefield

Gleeds - Winner

Property Management Firm of the Year

Apsys- Winner

BNP Paribas Real Estate


Colliers International

Cushman & Wakefield


Echo Investment


Knight Frank

TriGranit Management Corporation

Upside Property

WX Management Services

Property Manager of the Year

Gabriela Matysek - Cushman & Wakefield

Michal Gerwat - GTC

Joanna Pergol - JLL

Jacek Kocialkowski - WX Management Services

Justyna Druzynska - Colliers International

Andrzej Borowka - Avestus Real Estate

Emilia Zaluska - Unibail Rodamco - Winner

Aleksandra Dyla - CBRE

Bank of the Year

Aareal Bank

Helaba Bank

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

PEKAO Bank - Winner


Investment Brokerage Team of the Year

BNP Paribas

CBRE - Winner

Colliers International

Cushman & Wakefield



Investment Broker of the Year

Del Chandler – BNP Paribas Real Estate

Mike Atwell – CBRE

Neil Gregory-Eaves – Colliers International

Soren Olsen – Cushman & Wakefield

Troy Javaher – JLL - Winner

Retail Developer of the Year

Apsys - Winner

Atrium European Real Estate

Echo Investment


HB Reavis

Immofinanz Group

Inter IKEA Centre Group Poland

Liebrecht & Wood

Metro Properties

TriGranit Development Corporation

Industrial Developer of the Year


MLP Group


Panattoni Europe - Winner


Office Developer of the Year


Capital Park Group

Echo Investment - Winner


HB Reavis

Immofinanz Group

Liebrecht & Wood


TriGranit Development Corporation


WX Management Services

City of the Year Short-list






Warsaw - Winner

Project of the Year

Project of the Year awards were presented to the best sustainable developments from across Central Europe. Projects were primarily rated on environmental development principles and practices as well as quality of design, building efficiency, quality of location and commercial success.

BREEAM Design Phase Certificate (commendation)

Q22 - Echo Investment – Poland (excellent)

BREEAM in Use 2014

Eurocenter at Hradec Kralove - Bluehouse - Czech Republic

Euromarket in Krakow - Bluehouse - Poland - Winner

Interspar Znojmo - Bluehouse - Czech Republic

Park Inn - Bluehouse - Bulgaria

Hotel Development of the Year

Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre - S+B Gruppe – Poland - Winner

Mercure Bucharest City Center - Dentotal Investment - Romania

Refurbishment/Retrofit Project of the Year

Arkadia - Unibail Rodamco - Poland

Galeria Mokotow - Unibail Rodamco - Poland - Winner

Jindřišská 16 - Immofinanz - Czech Republic

Spektrum Tower - WX Management Services - Poland

Warehouse Development of the Year

Goodman Amazon Wroclaw - BTS

Panattoni Amazon Wroclaw & Poznan - BTS - Winner

Prologis Park Prague D1 West DC4

Prologis Park Szczecin DC 2

Prologis Park Wroclaw DC5

Prologis Park Bratislava DC8

Prologis Park Wroclaw III DC 1

Prolgis Park Bratislava DC 7

Retail Development of the Year

Nova Park - Futureal/Caelum Development - Poland

Atrium Felicity - Atrium European Real Estate - Poland

Riviera Center - Mayland - Poland - Winner

Office Development of the Year

Alma Tower - UBM - Poland

Atrium 1 - Skanska - Poland

Enterprise Park Phase 2 - Avestus Real Estate - Poland

Eurocentrum Office Complex - Capital Park Group - Poland

Eiffel Palace - Horizon Development - Hungary

Gdansk Business Center - HB Reavis - Poland

GPP Office Park - Gornoslaski Park Przemyslowy - Poland

Olivia 4 - Olivia Business Centre - Poland

Park Rozwoju - Echo Investment - Poland - Winner

Riverview - Skanska - Czech Republic

The Park - AIG/Lincoln - Poland

Váci Corner Offices - HB Reavis - Hungary

Investor of the Year

Criteria: Investor of the Year awards recognised and honoured excellence in the CEE region’s investment sector. The awards were presented to companies and individuals that demonstrated the best overall performance during the past year as well as highlighted investment transactions that produced consistent results, and a high likelihood that the investors will not be disappointed in the future.

Opportunistic Investor

Bluehouse Capital

Capital Park

Griffin Real Estate - Winner

Europa Capital

Kulczyk Silverstein Properties

Master Management Group

Revetas Capital Advisers

Tristan Capital Partners

Value Add/Core+ Investor

Arka Property Fund

Atrium European Real Estate

Bluehouse Capital

CBRE Global Investors

Europa Capital

Kulczyk Silverstein Properties

Master Management Group

Revetas Capital Advisers

Tristan Capital Partners - Winner

Joint Venture Investment

Europa Capital - Winner

Kulczyk Silverstein Properties

Master Management Group


Tristan Capital Partners


Warehouse Investor of the Year

CBRE Global Investors

Europa Capital

PointPark Properties (P3) - Winner


Retail Investor of the Year

Arka Property Fund

Atrium European Real Estate - Winner

Bluehouse Capital

Capital Park Group

CBRE Global Investors

Griffin Real Estate

Europa Capital

Kulczyk Silverstein Properties

Immofinanz Group

Inter IKEA Centre Group Poland

Master Management Group

Revetas Capital Advisors

Tristan Capital Partners

Office Investor of the Year

Arka Property Fund

Bluehouse Capital

Capital Park Group

CBRE Global Investors

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management - Winner

Europa Capital

Griffin Real Estate

Kulczyk Silverstein Properties

Immofinanz Group

Revetas Capital Advisors

Tristan Capital Partners


Investment Deal of the Year - €20-50 million

GLL acquired Green Day from Skanska - Winner

Hillwood acquired Panattoni Park Wroclaw from Standard Life

Octava FIZAN acquired six office properties from Arka Property Fund

Prologis acquired Zeran Park 1 from Heitman

SEGRO acquired a logistic portfolio in Czech Republic

Investment Deal of the Year - €50 million+

CBRE Global Investors acquired Galeria Mazowia Plock from a Private Investor

Deka Immobilien acquired Atrium 1 from Skanska - Winner

Immofinanz acquired Galeria Pila from Rank Progress

Prvý realitný fond acquired River Garden Office I from HB Reavis Group

SEGRO acquired a logistic portfolio in Poland

Investment Deal of the Year - €100 million+

Atrium European Real Estate acquired Focus Mall Bydgoszcz from Aviva Investors

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management acquired Rondo 1 from BlackRock - Winner

Logicor acquired a logistics portfolio from Standard life

P3 acquired logistics portfolio from VGP and Tristan

Resolution and ECE Fund acquired Poznan City Center from TriGranit/Europa Capital/PKP

Starwood Capital Group acquired three office projects from Ghelamco

WP Carey acquired Lipowy Business Park from CA Immo


Overall Company of the Year - Apsys

Overall Project of the Year - Riviera

Overall Investor of the Year - Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Overall Professional of the Year - Raimund Paeztmann - Amazon

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bogoljub Karic - BK Group

SAVE the DATE: 5th Annual EuropaProperty Investment Awards - October 29th Warsaw, Poland.

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