Galeria Katowicka joins the management portfolio of Apsys Poland
Having included Galeria Katowicka into its management portfolio, Apsys Polska is now responsible for managing 22 shopping centres with gross leasable area of 835,000 sqm. This makes up almost 10 percent of the total amount of floor space offered by shopping centres in Poland.
The management portfolio of Apsys Poland has grown by 22 percent during the year 2015. The company signed 5 contracts for management of: Galeria Katowicka, Europa Centralna in Gliwice, Focus Park in Rybnik, CH Tulipan in Lodz and CH Kometa in Torun, which offer a total of 205,000 sqm of GLA. Thereby, Apsys Poland increased its market share to almost 10 percent of the leasable area of all shopping centres in Poland. The centres managed by Apsys are located in 15 cities and visited by about 110 million customers each year. The company reported a very dynamic, 73 percent increase in the number of lease contracts – from almost 1,050 at the end of 2014 to more than 1,820 today.
“In an era of increasing competition in the market of shopping centres and evolving consumer expectations, the keys to success are building long-term relationships with tenants, introducing modern solutions in the field of customer service and engaging in relevant marketing and ecological activities. To better anticipate changes that take place in our industry and respond to them effectively, we started the Apsys Lab. Its experts monitor novelties and enrich customer experience with new quality of services, new technologies and social media,” said Fabrice Bansay, CEO of Apsys Poland.
Apsys Poland, a global operator in the shopping centres industry, acts not only as a manager, but also as a developer, investor, project manager and leasing agent. In 2015 the company completed the modernisation of two 1st generation shopping centres in Poland – Rondo in Bydgoszcz and 3 Stawy in Katowice, transforming them into modern commercial objects that meet the requirements of the twenty-first-century customers. Currently, Apsys is realising two more development projects with total leasable area of 122,000 sqm. In Poznan, the company is building its new flagship project – Posnania Center, which is one of the largest modern shopping and entertainment centers in the country and also the largest investment in the retail sector in Central Europe. In turn, in 2016 Apsys will begin expansion of Centrum Janki, located near Warsaw.