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Cushman & Wakefield wins two CEE Quality Awards

Charles Taylor
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  • CEE Retail & Leisure Agency Firm of the Year 2017 
  • CEE Property Management Company of the Year 2017

Cushman & Wakefield was named CEE Retail & Leisure Agency Firm of the Year 2017 and CEE Property Management Company of the Year 2017 at the CEE Quality Awards organised by CEE Insight Forum in association with the Financial Times. The event was held on 26 April in Warsaw. Cushman & Wakefield beat a shortlist of 7 companies in the retail sector, including CBRE, Colliers International, Engel und Voelkers, JLL, Newsec, REAS, and Retmo. In the property management category there was a shortlist of 9 companies: Apsys Group, BSC Real Estate Advisors, CBRE, Colliers International, ECE Projektmanagement, Echo Polska Properties, JLL, Knight Frank, and SB Property Services. 

The aim of CEE Quality Awards is to recognise excellence and promote the achievements of the emerging Europe real estate sector to the regional and international investment arena. The awards procedure was overseen by the leading global consulting firm Deloitte.

Jonathan Hallett, Executive Partner, Head of Central & Eastern Europe, said: “Cushman & Wakefield continues to help transform the retail landscape across Central Europe, and the award is the appreciation that our staff are at the cutting edge of our industry. We also offer fully integrated property management, facilities management and consultancy services, supported by leading agency teams across the whole CEE region. We provided an outstanding level of service resulting in an impressive record of new mandates throughout 2016 and 2017. We are grateful to our clients for their trust and we look forward to continuing to work together.”

Jan Kotrbáček, Partner, Head of Retail CEE, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “It is great recognition of the fantastic results that are now being achieved across CEE. Last year we closed deals covering 320,000 sq m in 1,160 transactions, we won 640,000 sq m new mandates. We provide retail leasing services to a portfolio of iconic assets totaling 234 properties and closely cooperating with our Retail Asset Services. We represent also such renowned newcomers to the market as i.e. Forever 21, Pupa, Tezyo, Philip Morris, and support tenants already operating in the region such as Foot Locker, Levi’s, Claire’s, Vodafone, KappAhl, AmRest brands, Camaieu, Estee Lauder group, VF Corporation brands.”   

Christopher Rasiewicz, Partner, Head of Asset Services, Cushman & Wakefield in Poland, said: "This achievement reflects the strength and expertise of our strong global network and demonstrates that we are able to deliver the very best property management service and solutions to our clients in CEE. Our Asset Services team comprises 380 dedicated employees. We have over 3.5 million sq m under management, including 1.66 million sq m of retail, 1.08 million of office, and 0.80 million sq m of industrial and logistics area. We provide high quality services for 5,726 tenants across 196 assets. The total rent roll amounts to more than EUR 425 million. Our 20-year experience in developing our systems has made us a trusted advisor in the analysis and interpretation of detailed property metrics and benchmarking. This together with our innovative approach makes us well placed for the market demands for tailored solutions to both premium assets and the repositioning requirements of older stock.”