PwC, a global advisory services company, has signed a lease renewal agreement for 510 sq m of office space at Katowice Business Point. Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm that has served as the property manager of Katowice Business Point for the past five years, acted as the agent on the transaction.
An international consulting firm founded over 150 years ago, PwC has operated in Poland since 1990. The organization employs more than 2,000 professionals in Warsaw and in six regional cities: Gdańsk, Katowice, Krakow, Łódź, Poznań and Wrocław. PwC, which was the first tenant of Katowice Business Point, will take up 510 sq m in the building.
“We’ve been operating in Katowice for ten years and we’ve been present in Katowice Business Point since it was built. In 2009 our Service Delivery Center (SDC) took up another floor in the building. Today, our Katowice regional office providing business, legal, tax and audit services and our SDC have together nearly 1,000 employees,” said Tomasz Reinfuss, Managing Partner in PwC’s Katowice office.
Katowice Business Point is an 11-storey, Class A building offering 17,000 sq m of office space. Its location in the heart of Katowice’s city centre, close to the Silesia City Center, provides tenants with easy access to the building. The ground floor of the property features retail and service amenities, while office space is located on the upper floors. A three-level underground car park offers more than 200 parking spaces.
Katowice Business Point was refurbished in accordance with top-quality standards and has been awarded a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) certificate for sustainability. A controlled affiliate of leading global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group acquired the building – along with two properties in Warsaw – in August 2014.
“Cushman & Wakefield has accommodated the parties' interests in the key areas of the transaction. We are pleased that Katowice Business Point meets the most demanding requirements of international clients such as PwC, which appreciates the standards and location of this office building,” said Krzysztof Misiak, Partner and Head of Regional Cities in the Office Department of Cushman & Wakefield.