January 22nd Warsaw, Poland – Semi-final results are now in for the upcoming EuropaProperty CEE Retail Real Estate Awards representing the most outstanding and accomplished projects, companies, retailers and individuals throughout the region in 2013. The anticipated celebration, which will be attended by some of the region’s leading firms and individuals, will take place on February 13th 2014, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw, Poland.
Craig Smith, publisher and founder of EuropaProperty, the leading commercial real estate media firm which organises the CEE Retail Awards Gala & Forum, the CEE Green Building Awards Gala & Forum and the SEE Real Estate Awards Gala & Forum in Bucharest, Romania as well as several other high-impact events and conferences throughout the region, remarks, “Once again I am excited to welcome a sell-out crowd to our sixth annual Central and Eastern European Retail Real Estate Awards. It pleases me greatly that this year we have received a record number of nominations. The sponsors, attendees and judges are senior level European or Central European directors, which affirms the CEE Retail Awards as a true industry landmark event.”
This year 38 projects from across the region have made the short-list and will compete for “Retail Project of the Year” awards in eight different retail development categories, including Turkish Shopping Center of the Year. Projects are rated according to quality of design, building efficiency, quality of location, environmental concerns and commercial success.
“Company of the Year” awards will be presented to the leading developer, investor, bank, consultant/letting agent, professional service provider, law firm, project management firm, property management firm, architectural firm and tax & financial adviser in Central and Eastern Europe for activities and accomplishments during 2013. Companies are judged on their overall market contribution, quality of customer services, market innovation, commercial success, leadership and market penetration.
“Retailer of the Year” awards will be given to retailers active throughout the region based on their market innovation, expansion, contribution to the market, market share, concept and design, and commercial success. (The retailers’ short-list will be announced in the first week of February).
Awards will also be given for “Overall Project of the Year”, “Overall Company of the Year” and “Overall Retailer of the Year” in addition to “Overall Professional of the Year.”
The semi-final results have been narrowed down, by an independent jury of judges, from a field of over 400 nominated companies and projects to determine the following semi-finalists:
Professional Service Provider of the Year • Antal International • Atalian Global Services • First Title • Hays • Manhattan Software Group • RegioPlan • Reveal Systems • TPA Horwath
Architectural Firm of the Year • APA Via and Partners • Bose International • Chapman Taylor • DEDECO • Grupa 5 Architects • Ozone Architectural Studio • PRC Architekci • SUD Architekci
Law Firm of the Year • Allen & Overy • Clifford Chance • Dentons • Greenberg Traurig • Hogan Lovells • Trusiewicz/Siwko • Magnusson • White & Case • Wolf Theiss
Tax & Financial Adviser of the Year • Deloitte • Process Solutions • TPA Horwath
Project Management Firm of the Year • Cushman & Wakefield • EC Harris • Gleeds • TriGranit
Property Management Firm of the Year • Apsys Group • CBRE • Cushman & Wakefield • DTZ Property Management • ECE Projektmanagement • Master Management Group • Metro Properties • TriGranit Management Corporation
Consultant / Letting Agent of the Year • CBRE • Colliers International • Cushman & Wakefield • DTZ • Jones Lang LaSalle
Bank of the Year • Aareal Bank • Bank PEKAO • Bank Zachodni WBK S.A • Helaba Landesbank • pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank • UniCredit Bank
Investor of the Year • Atrium European Real Estate • CBRE Global Investors • Immofinanz Group • London & Cambridge Properties • Portico Investments • Tristan Capital Partners • Unibail-Rodamco
Developer of the Year • Acteeum • ECE Projektmanagement • Echo Investment • Immofinanz Group • Inter IKEA Group • Liebrecht & Wood • Mayland • Multi Development • Neinver • TriGranit Development Corporation • Katharsis Development
Turkish Shopping Center of the Year • Armada Shopping and Trade Center – Sogutozu Construction and Management Corporation • Forum Gaziantep – Multi Development • Maltepe Park – ECE Projektmanagement • Prime Mall Gaziantep – Prime Development • Zorlu Center Shopping Mall – Zorlu Property Group
Best Performing Factory Outlet Center of the Year • Fashion House Gdansk – Fashion House – Poland • Fashion House Warsaw – Fashion House – Poland • Outlet Park Szczecin – Echo Investment – Poland
Factory Outlet Center of the Year • Factory Annopol – Neinver – Poland • Manufaktura Outlet Village – ADC Group – Ukraine • One Fashion Outlet – Rioja Developments – Slovakia
Retail Park of the Year • Dekada Grójec – Dekada – Poland • FamilyPoint Głogów – Tradeland Development – Poland • HopStop Radom – Katharsis Development – Poland • H-Park Brno – Raiffeisen Leasing – Czech Republic • Marcredo Center Szczecin – elbfonds – Poland • My Box Retail Park – EyeMaxx – Poland
Mixed-Use Project of the Year • Bonarka City Center and Bonarka 4 Business – TriGranit – Poland • Galeria Katowicka – Neinver – Poland • Plac Unii – Liebrecht & Wood – Poland • Poznan City Center – TriGranit – Poland
Extended/Refurbished Project of the Year • Árkád 2 shopping centre – ECE Projektmanagement – Hungary • Atrium Kasztanowa – Atrium – Poland • Centrum Černý Most – Unibail-Rodamco – Czech Republic • Franowo Retail Park – Inter IKEA Group – Poland • Klif Warsaw – AEW Europe – Poland • Riviera – Mayland – Poland
Retail Project of the Year medium: 15,000 sqm to 35,000 sqm GLA • Árkád 2 shopping centre – ECE Projektmanagement – Hungary • Brama Pomorza – Rank Progress – Poland • Galeria Solna – ACE 1 – Poland • Galeria Veneda – Echo Investment – Poland • Plac Unii – Liebrecht & Wood – Poland • Stara Kablownia – C.H. Stara Kablownia – Poland • Trzy Korony – CD Locum – Poland
Retail Project of the Year large: over 35,000 sqm GLA • Centrum Černý Most – Unibail-Rodamco – Czech Republic • Europa Centralna – Helical – Poland • Galeria Bronowice – Immochan – Poland • Galeria Katowicka – Neinver – Poland • Galerie Šantovka – Dandreet – Czech Republic • Poznan City Center – TriGranit – Poland • Riviera – Mayland – Poland
Professional of the Year • Katarzyna Cyz – Atrium European Real Estate • Martin Erbe – Helaba Landesbank • Philip M. Evans – TriGranit Management Corporation • Jonathan Hallett – Cushman & Wakefield • Artur Kazienko – Kazar • Maciej Kiełbicki – Mayland • Dieter Knittel – pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank • Beatrice Mouton – Jones Lang LaSalle • Eric Rosedale – Dentons • Barbara Topolska – Neinver • Eduard Zehetner – Immofinanz Group
The award recipients will be chosen the evening before the awards gala by a group of active commercial real estate professionals with vast market experience, who have come together to form an academy of jurors.
Furthermore, to complement the sixth annual CEE Retail Real Estate Awards Gala, EuropaProperty is organizing a series of discussion panels which will provide current analysis on the rapidly developing markets in the region from the perspective of retailers looking to enter and expand in Central and Eastern Europe.
In addition to offering the opportunity to meet and network with leading market players, the panel discussions will examine, in detail, the retail real estate and investment markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Baltic’s. The schedule includes morning and afternoon networking coffee breaks and lunch.
As with all EuropaProperty events the 6th Annual CEE Retail Real Estate Awards and Retail Forum will pride itself on an unrivalled format that brings together top professionals in an environment conducive to offering the opportunity to meet and network with leading market players.
Current Partners, Sponsors & Supporters Premier Partners: CBRE Global Investors, TriGranit Management Corporation, Mayland, Inter Ikea Centre Group Associate Partners: TPA Horwath, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Atrium Award Sponsors: Manhattan, Dana Holdings, MK Illuminations Travel Partner: Airfrance KLM Wine Partner: Mielżyński Energy Software Partner: IBC Luxury Spirit Partner: Polugar Exclusive Business Club: Pure Sky Club Auditor: EY Car Rental Partner: AVIS PR Partner: Mosaic PR Charity Partner: Stamm Sport Promotion Supporting Partners: Rosa, RICS Media Partners: Retail SEE Group, BizPoland, BiznesPolska Chocolate Partner: Manufaktura Czekolady Cocktail Partners: MONIN, Stumbras Knowledge Partner: Reidin