Recently, a 43-member independent jury in Warsaw chose the best commercial real estate investors in Central and Eastern Europe. This year, the “Retail Leasing Specialist of the Year“ award was presented to the CEE team of CBRE Global Investors.
The annual ceremony for the “CEE Retail Real Estate Awards“ was staged in Warsaw in mid-February already for the 7th time. This year, the team of CBRE Global Investors won the day in the „Retail Leasing“ category: “This is a major achievement for our CEE operation and the group of leasing managers supporting us”, says CEO of CBRE Global Investors CEE, Martin Sabelko, proudly commenting on his company’s success.
The team received the award, which was presented to CBRE Global Investors Head of Asset Management Poland Karel Zeman and Head of Finance Roland Bebcak in Warsaw, for its activities in Poland, such as the leasing of the Shopping Centre Mazovia, SC Ogrody, SC Zlote Tarasy, SC King Cross and SC Sarni Stock, and also for the relettings in SC Olympia and SC Nisa in the Czech Republic and major successes in the Polus and Campona shopping centres in Hungary, and SC Europa in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. “We enjoy a reputation as retail experts who strive for quality and high targets while keeping in mind long term strategy for our properties with very demanding tenants”, stressed Karel Zeman to more than 450 guests at the CEE Retail Real Estate Gala in Warsaw.
Despite an ever challenging regional market environment, Martin Sabelko sees great enthusiasm in Central and Eastern Europe: “We are detecting great interest among our investors for new investments primarily in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, and we are confident that some major deals will again be closed in the current year 2015. We expect the first closing in late March.”
The CEE Retail Real Estate Award was presented for the 7th time this year. The Jury consisted of 43 international retailers, developers, and institutional investors. The evaluation of the winners was supervised by EY.