Our Katowice office has been operating since 2015.
Katowice is the capital of the Silesia Voivodeship, as well as the seat and heart of the first metropolitan union in Poland, the Górnosląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolis (GZM), combining 41 cities and municipalities, inhabited by 2.3 million people. It is ranked 16th among all EU cities in terms of GDP.
Katowice is a city of great transformations that has been going on for several years. Until recently, the City, like the whole region, was associated with heavy industry and mining. Now the structure of our economy is changing. Thanks to appropriate human resources, scientific back-up facilities and favorable location and unusual values of this area, Katowice and the Metropolis are an ideal place to invest and live. The city is characterized by an unusually large share of green areas, which represent almost a half of its area.
With the best developed road network in Poland the city is well connected internally and externally.
Strong assets of the region lay in its location in the centre of the Eastern and Central Europe, availability of highly skilled human potential, well developed transport infrastructure, investment incentives and business environment.
The presence of the Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSSE) is extremely important in encouraging new companies to locate their business in the town and in the region; due to offered tax incentives over 350 companies established their operation within the KSSE and invested more than 7.5 billion EUR, employing over 75,000 workers. (Source: http://en.invest.katowice.eu)
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KATOWICE OFFICE MARKET
At the end of 2018, the total office stock of Katowice, Poland’s fifth largest office market, stood at 519,300 sq m. Last year’s new supply amounted to 50,800 sq m (+218% y/y) delivered across 10 office projects, the biggest completions being .KTW (18,200 sq m), Silesia Business Park IV (10,700 sq m) and GPP Business Park IV – Bloch (7,500 sq m).
“Katowice witnessed a historical fall in office vacancy rates in 2018. The downward trend is likely to intensify further due to robust occupier demand for Class A office space in central locations. Established tenants continue to look for expansion opportunities, driven by strong growth powered largely by easy access to talents in this metropolis with a population of over two million,” says Tomasz Dyba, Negotiator, Office Agency, Cushman & Wakefield.
The largest transactions signed in 2018 include Fujitsu Technology Solutions at .KTW (6,300 sq m), Perform Media at Business Park II building A4 (3,100 sq m) and Farmacol (2,100 sq m).
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Our offer is based on our concept of integrated real estate services. Our goal is to deliver transaction advisory and representation services as well as guarantee technical support and project management within one team. We provide very experienced and forward-thinking specialists with years of industry on-the-job experience. The benefits of our offer are considerable time and cost savings resulting from a wide range of integrated services.
We specialize in providing comprehensive services for occupiers and investors including:
Design & Build
What can we do for you?
Cushman & Wakefield is a great partner to lead the search for perfect locations that will serve as a catalyst for a company’s innovative growth. This is turn encourages and motivates human capital which in turn drives performance.
With the support of our in-depth market knowledge of Kraków, a keen ability for market forecasting and strategic problem-solving, our experts effectively create and leverage opportunities in the marketplace to secure the most advantageous transaction structure. Our cooperation is of the utmost importance to us and we dedicate a team of experienced professionals to every project to ensure delivery of exceptional results.
Contact us for integrated tenant representation services
We always have a finger on the pulse of the local market — we know active occupiers and bring them to you.
Our strategic expertise for property owners and investors maximizes asset awareness, stabilizes occupancy through leasing and tenant retention, achieves optimal rents and enhances investment value.
Strategic asset analysis
Comprehensive property positioning
Broker relationship campaigns
Prospective tenant analysis and canvassing programs
Letter of intent and lease negotiation
Regular client reporting
Coordination of additional real estate services