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Region’s top real estate firms recognised at EuropaProperty’s 6th annual CEE Investment & Green Building Awards

EuropaProperty has successfully completed its 6th annual CEE Investment and Green Building Awards at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw, Poland. The awards gala was heralded a great success, and was well received by all winners and their guests.

The awards ceremony looked fantastic, and was once again witnessed by a select group of around 350 senior European and Central European real estate professionals; affirming the event’s status as a true landmark event for the investment sector.

Griffin Real Estate was this year’s big winner, collecting multiple awards across all the main investment categories. Europa Capital, Griffin Real Estate, Panattoni Europe, Ghelamco, Apsys and Rockcastle also walked away with some of the big prizes.

Griffin Real Estate was deemed this year’s best Overall Investor collecting a number of investment awards largely on the back of its record breaking transaction that saw the company acquire Echo and split the development business (Echo Investment) from the yielding business (EPP) in 2015 and then sell 75 percent of EPP to Redefine, in June 2016, who then, with Griffin, built a management team and listed EPP in at a 45 percent premium.

Other big investment winners included Europa Capital, winning four awards as this year’s most successful Office Investor, Investment Asset Management Firm, Core+/Value Add Investor, and for its disposal of Eiffel Square in Budapest to KGAL.

Rockcastle was recognised as Retail Investor for its prolific acquisition strategy throughout the region, and it’s record breaking purchase of Bonarka City Center in Krakow for €361 million.

More investment recognition went to Union Investment as Core Investor, WP Carey as Warehouse Investor, and Golden Star Estate was recognised for its acquisition of Yareal’s Oxygen Park in Warsaw.

Ghelamco’s Jeroen van der Toolen was named this year’s Industry Professional. The developer, one of Poland’s most prolific, with a successful sustainable-development model across the country, also walked away with the Office Developer of the Year prize.

The Jury once again awarded Panattoni Europe as Warehouse Developer, and also selected one of their BTS projects from Poland as Warehouse Development of the Year.

Echo Investment’s Q22 office project in Warsaw collected this year’s Green Building of the Year. The recently acquired office tower was deemed by the Jurors to be the best example of a sustainable office development. Other office developments recognised by the awards included S+B Gruppe’s Krowlewska, Skanska’s Corso Court and Hines’s Proximo I in Warsaw.

Accentuating the strength and interest in the region’s investment sector, were the Investment Brokerage and Investment Broker Awards. Michal Cwiklinski from Savills won the Investment Broker of the Year, and JLL once again walked away with the Investment Brokerage Firm award.

Another personal award was handed out to GTC’s Michal Gerwat for Property Manager of the Year.

Apsys, a retail developer and property manager, picked up a hat trick of awards. Retail Developer of the Year, Retail Development of the Year for Posnania, their recently opened record breaking development in the Polish city of Poznan, and for their continued excellence in property management they were awarded Property Management Firm of the Year

Further company awards went to Tara Consulting for Professional Service Provider of the Year. TPA was once again voted this year’s best Tax And Financial Adviser, and Stewart Title was voted the best Title Insurance Provider. Other industry winners included, Dentons, Berlin Hyp, Gleeds, Chapman Taylor, and Bilfinger.

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 better.

The seventh annual CEE Investment & Green Building Awards will be held on October 26th, 2017

Full List of Winners for 2016

Company Awards

Professional Service Provider




Merrill Corporation

PSI Polska


Tara HR Consulting – Winner

Facility Management

Bilfinger HSG Facility Management – Winner

General Property


Tax & Financial Adviser

Hogan Lovells



Taylor Wessing

TPA Poland – Winner

Title Insurance


First Title

Secure Legal Title

Stewart Title – Winner

Architectural Firm

Broadway Malyan

Chapman Taylor – Winner

Kurylowicz & Associates

PRC Architekci

Law Firm

BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak

Dentons – Winner

Hogan Lovells



Taylor Wessing

White & Case

Project Management



ECE Projektmanagement

Gleeds – Winner


Property Management

Apsys – Winner



Knight Frank

Metro Properties


Property Managers

Kinga Antosik – BNP Paribas Real Estate

Andrzej Borówka – Avestus

Agnieszka Sławomirska-Chmarzyńska – Savills

Hanna Choszczyk – CBRE

Damian Dudziak – BNP Paribas Real Estate

Małgorzata Garganisz – Hines

Michał Gerwat – GTC – Winner

Tomasz Hofman – Cushman & Wakefield

Agata Janowska – Savills

Małgorzata Ruchała – Knight Frank



Bank Pekao

Berlin Hyp – Winner

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Erste Group


Raiffeisen Bank

Investment Agency

BNP Paribas Real Estate


Cushman & Wakefield

JLL – Winner


Sharman Church

Investment Broker

Michal Ćwikliński – Savills – Winner

Sean Doyle – CBRE

Soren Olsen – Cushman & Wakefield

Warehouse Developer



Panattoni Europe – Winner


Retail Developer

Apsys – Winner


Caelum Development

ECE Projektmanagement

Echo Investment


HB Reavis


Office Developer

AFI Europe

Echo Investment

Ghelamco – Winner

Golub Gethouse


HB Reavis





Project Awards

Warehouse Project

IDL Logistics – P3 – Poland

TNT – Panattoni Europe – Poland – Winner

VF Corporation Expansion – P3 – Czech Republic

Volkswagen Group – SEGRO – Poland

Retail Project

ParkLake – Sonae Sierra/Caelum Development – Romania

Posnania – Apsys – Poland – Winner

Shopping City Timisoara – NEPI – Romania

Zielony Arkady – ECE Projektmanagement – Poland

Small – under 10,000 sqm GLA

Bonarka 4 Business (F) – TriGranit – Poland

Classic 7 (Phase III) – AFI Europe – Czech Republic

Krolewska – S+B Gruppe – Poland – Winner

Medium – over 10,000 sqm GLA

ASTORIA Premium Offices – Strabag Real Estate – Poland

Corso Court – Skanska – Czech Republic – Winner

Green Court Bucharest (C) – Skanska – Romania

Metroffice, part of Iride City – Immofinanz – Romania

Pegaz – UBM – Poland

University Business Park (II) – GTC – Poland

Large – over 20,000 sqm GLA

AFI Park 4&5 – AFI Europe – Romania

Atrium 2 – Skanska – Poland

Eurocentrum Delta – Capital Park – Poland

Nordic Light – Skanska – Hungary

Prime Corporate Center – Golub Gethouse – Poland

Proximo I – Hines – Poland – Winner

Tryton Business House – Echo Investment – Poland

Mega – over 40,000 sqm GLA

Gdański Business Center II (C+D) – HB Reavis – Poland

Hermes Business Campus (B+C) – Atenor – Romania

Q22 – Echo Investment – Poland – Winner

Warsaw Spire (A+C) – Ghelamco – Poland

Investor Awards

Warehouse Investor

Hines Poland Sustainability Income Fund

Integrated Finance Group



WP Carey – Winner

Retail Investor

CBRE Global Investors

Deutsche Asset Management

Diófa Asset Management

Griffin Real Estate


Rockcastle – Winner

Union Investment

Office Investor

Bluehouse Capital

CBRE Global Investors

Europa Capital – Winner

Golden Star Estate

Griffin Real Estate


Hines Poland Sustainability Income Fund


Integrated Finance Group

REINO Partners

Sharow Capital

Union Investment

WP Carey

Investment Asset Management Firm

Bluehouse Capital

CBRE Global Investors

Deutsche Asset Management

Diófa Asset Management

Europa Capital – Winner

Griffin Real Estate


Sharow Capital

Opportunistic Investor

Bluehouse Capital

Europa Capital

Golden Star Estate

Griffin Real Estate – Winner

Integrated Finance Group


Sharow Capital

Core+/Value Add Investor

CBRE Global Investors

Europa Capital – Winner

Golden Star Estate

Griffin Real Estate

Hines Poland Sustainability Income Fund


Sharow Capital

Core Investor

CBRE Global Investors

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Diófa Asset Management

Hines Poland Sustainability Income Fund


Union Investment – Winner

Investment Deal €20-50 million

Forum Business Center I – HB Reavis – ČS nemovitostní – Slovakia

Green Court Bucharest B – Skanska – Globalworth – Romania

Malta House – Skanska – Bluehouse/REINO Partners – Poland

Okraglak and Kwadraciak – Sharow Capital/Benson Elliot

Oxygen Park – Yareal – Golden Star Estate – Poland – Winner

Pixel Office Building – Garvest Real Estate fund – GTC – Poland

Zaułek Piękna – Invesco – GLL – Poland

Investment Deal €50-100 million

Corso Court – Skanska – Invesco – Czech Republic

Eiffel Square – Europa Capital – KGAL – Hungary – Winner

Ferio Shopping Centre – Rockspring – Union Investment – Poland

Forum Liberec – Tesco – Rockcastle – Czech Republic

Galeria Jantar – Tristan Capital Partners – CBRE Global Investors – Poland

Platan Shopping Center – TRIUVA – Rockcastle – Poland

Prime Corporate Center – Golub Gethouse – Warburg-HIH Invest – Poland

Váci Corner – HB Reavis – Zeus Capital Management – Hungary

Portfolio of logistics/industrial assets – HB Reavis – Macquarie – Czech Republic/Slovakia

Investment Deal €100 million plus

Bonarka City Center – TriGranit – Rockcastle – Poland – Winner

Gdanski Business Center – HB Reavis – Savills Investment Management – Poland

Konstruktorska Business Center – HB Reavis – Golden Star Estate – Poland

Office Portolio (Kapelanka 42 A, Axis, Silesia Business Park A, Silesia Business Park B) – Skanska – NIAM – Poland

Retail Portfolio – Focus Park/Focus Mall – Aviva Investors – Rockcastle – Poland

Retail Portfolio – Karolinka/Pogoria – Blackrock – Rockcastle – Poland

Sibiu Shopping City – ARGO – NEPI – Romania

Stary Browar Poznan – Fortis Nowy – Deutsche Asset Management – Poland

Overall Awards

Deal of the Decade

Griffin Real Estate

Investor of the Year

Griffin Real Estate

Professional of the Year

Tomas Buraz – Savills

Robert Dobrzycki – Panattoni

Anna Duchnowska – Invesco

Gábor Futó – Futureal

Stanislav Frnka – HB Reavis

Mieczysław Godzisz – Hines

Marek Jakubiak – Deutsche Asset Management

Adrian Karczewicz – Skanska

Thomas Kurzmann – GTC

Nicklas Lindberg – Echo Investment

Mikhail Merkulov – Arricano

Steven Sewell – Macquarie

Nebil Senman – Griffin Real Estate

Jeroen van der Toolen – Ghelamco – Winner

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