Michał Świerczyński appointed new COO of G City Europe
Michał Świerczyński assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer CEE Retail and Development at G City Europe (formerly Atrium European Real Estate), the owner, manager and developer of shopping centres in Central and Eastern Europe, replacing Scott Dwyer, who had previously held this position.
Michał will be responsible for the operational activities of G City Europe’s €2.3 billion portfolio, managing the retail part of the business, which includes 21 shopping centres as well as the company’s development activities, which are currently focused not only on shopping centres but also on rental apartments.
Michał has an educational background in business, marketing and PR. Over the last 25 years of his career, he has gained broad experience and expertise in the development and management of retail, residential and office assets. Lately, Michał was a member of the Management Board of EPP Polska in charge of new projects, asset management, leasing and redevelopment of retail and office facilities. He headed a team of 25 people and managed 29 shopping centres and 6 office buildings across Poland.
Mr Świerczyński will take over development responsibilities from Graham Kilbane, who will continue to share his expertise with G City Europe as a consultant and support the company.
“We are very lucky to have this opportunity to benefit from Graham’s extensive experience and unmatched know-how in the field of development in Central Europe. I would like to express my gratitude to Graham for his relentless energy, effort and persistence in our retail projects both in Poland and the Czech Republic, and also for his instrumental role in getting our residential for-rent business up and running. I am delighted that he will continue to support us as a consultant,” says Ryan Lee, CEO of G City Europe; and adds: “I’m also glad to welcome Michał Świerczyński on board of G City Europe, and to have the opportunity to work with him on the long-term growth of the company. At this point, I would like to thank Scott for his leadership and contribution over the past 8 years to both our Polish business as CEO Poland, and subsequently as the Group’s Managing Director Retail. When Scott joined our company, we had about 160 assets in all sorts of sizes and shapes. Today, our portfolio consists of around 25 dominant retail assets in major cities, mainly in Poland and the Czech Republic. A huge thank you to him for helping us get to this point. His feel for the market, an excellent network of contacts and of course his expertise in retail, have proven to be invaluable. We wish him every success in his future endeavours.”