25
Annual Property
market Convention
26 November 2019
Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44, Warsaw, Hotel Bristol a luxury collection hotel

It’s been another excellent year for the Polish real estate market, and the overall good mood has not even been dampened by the occasional signs of a possible cooling of the economy. But are we going to be able to say the same next year? For now, however, buildings are still going up and the banks are still lending. So let’s get together, share our thoughts, and find out what the forecasts are – from the market elite who have been regularly attending the Eurobuild annual convention for the last quarter of a century.

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Conference

Day 1
26.11.2019
8:30
8:30
Registration, welcome and coffee
9:00
9:00
The opening of the conference
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9:10
Discussion
9:10
Investment market: The star of the region and beyond (Discussion)

In the first six months of the year, half of the transactions finalised on the real estate market in the CEE region took place in Poland – EUR 2.72 bln flowed into the country from investors’ pockets. And that’s only the start – at the end of December, Poland could be approach last year’s record-breaking  volume. So far, the office market has dominated in terms of the value and the number of deals; retail and warehouse properties are also popular. Asian investors, especially from South Korea, have been particularly active – in terms of transaction volumes, Asian capital accounted for more than a third of acquisitions. What could threaten the stability of yields and their expected further compression?

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10:00
Sparring
10:00
Retail market: Creativity and symbiosis (Sparring)

Shopping centre owners have managed to live with the effects of the Sunday retail ban by strengthening their entertainment and food & drinks offers. Retailers’ lives, meanwhile, have not been made any easier by the ever-growing competition from the e-commerce sector – but in this case symbiosis seems the way to survive and succeed, through combining the traditional sales model with online channels. The openings of regional shopping centres this year, however, can be counted on one hand, whereas smaller retail parks are springing up like mushrooms. Instead, renovation and/or expansion work on some malls or other is getting underway almost every day. Is this still down to the cautiousness of investors or are we already entering the twilight of the titans?

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10:30
Presentation
10:30
Construction market: Still building come rain or shine (Presentation)

“This will be the most difficult year of the decade,” – according to the president of one of the largest Polish construction firms. The construction sector is still fighting for survival as it struggles to maintain its profitability and revenues. Large public tenders are being annulled and contractors on ongoing projects are being evicted from building sites. Many have fallen into the trap of taking on contracts worth hundreds of millions, which – due to the rising costs of materials and labour as well as being inadequately costed – have since become vastly unprofitable. There is an estimated shortage of 150,000 construction workers on our labour market and things are only set to get worse, as workers from abroad are preferring to work in the West rather than on Polish building sites. Will the Polish construction sector ever achieve the stability it so desires – and if so, when?

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10:50
Discussion
10:50
Residential market: The developer and the investor – competitors or partners? (Discussion)

What product do residential developers want to and are able to provide, and what do investors expect from them? The parameters of a ‘good’ apartment for rent (size, layout and standard) – what’s perfect for the developer and what’s ideal for the investor. Are there locations that are ideal for both sides of the investment process? Which projects/apartments sell the best and which ones can be rented out quicker? The rates of return of projects for rent – what are the main trends? Returns in the short and long term. Will the involvement of new investors in Polish developers accelerate the growth of the PRS segment? Which direction is the market growing in? The drivers and obstacles in the way of its further growth.

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11:30
11:30
Coffee break
12:00
Discussion
12:00
Office market: Tired of Warsaw, but not of life (Discussion)

In the last quarter, regional cities once again managed to overtake the Polish capital in terms of the total office area under construction – and almost half of this space is being developed in Kraków and Wrocław. Despite the significant amount of new office space, the average vacancy rate for regional cities remains stable and is not exceeding the safe level of 10 pct. These cities still offer qualified staff as well as relatively low labour costs and office rents, which is mainly drawing in companies from the business services sector. Meanwhile, there has definitely been less interest in office space from flexible space operators – is this a sign that the co-working and serviced offices market in Poland is becoming saturated?

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12:50
Presentation
12:50
Property management market: What goals should you set your manager? (Presentation)

The duties of a shopping centre’s facility or property manager are increasingly coming to resemble that of an asset manager. The FM or PM now has to think about every aspect of how a property operates – including looking after its value. Providing such a service is a particular challenge when it comes to smaller shopping centres. Grzegorz Mroczek, a deputy CEO of CREAM, outlines the approaches his company has adopted.

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13:20
Discussion
13:20
Warehouse market: 10, 20, 30 questions to... Robert Dobrzycki (Discussion)

The head of Panattoni Europe will answer questions about the current situation and future of the warehouse market in Europe. As well as summarising the operations of his company, he will also tell us all about his passions and how he spends his free time. Anyone can ask a question – before and also during the conference.

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13:50
13:50
Lunch

Speakers

 Ewa Andrzejewska
Ewa Andrzejewska
Editor in chief, Eurobuild CEE
 Paweł Dębowski
Paweł Dębowski
Partner at Dentons and Co-Chairman of the Europe Real Estate Group
 Łukasz Duczkowski
Łukasz Duczkowski
Head of Investments, Globalworth
 Agnieszka Jachowicz
Agnieszka Jachowicz
Member of the Management Board, Polish Commercial Real Estate Chamber
 Leszek Sikora
Leszek Sikora
Managing Director, ECE Projektmanagment Polska
 Piotr Zamkotowicz
Piotr Zamkotowicz
Co-Founder and Partner, Augusta Cracovia - representing ISOC Group
 Kirill Zavodov
Kirill Zavodov
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
 Lucyna Śliż
Lucyna Śliż
Associate, Head of Retail Business Development, Cushman & Wakefield
 Karol Bartos
Karol Bartos
Group Head of Asset Management, Atrium European Real Estate
 Jacek Wesołowski
Jacek Wesołowski
Managing Director, Trei Real Estate Poland
 Bartłomiej Sosna
Bartłomiej Sosna
Ekspert Rynku Budowlanego, Spectis
 Dariusz Węglicki
Dariusz Węglicki
Country Manager and Advisor to the board, Catella Real Estate Investment Management
 Piotr Gromniak
Piotr Gromniak
Member of the Board, Resi4Rent
 Cezary Jarząbek
Cezary Jarząbek
Founder & CEO, Golub GetHouse
 Tomasz Łapiński
Tomasz Łapiński
CFO, Cordia International
 Ewa Surowska
Ewa Surowska
Senior Consultant, Property Manager, Leach & Partners
 Monika Sułdecka-Karaś
Monika Sułdecka-Karaś
Partner and Regional Director, Knight Frank
 Anna Celichowska
Anna Celichowska
Board Member, Commercialization Director, Virako
 Piotr Szafarz
Piotr Szafarz
Partner, Head of Real Estate Poland, Dentons
 Grzegorz Trawiński
Grzegorz Trawiński
Head of Real Estate Finance, mBank
 Sebastian  Świstak
Sebastian Świstak
Dyrektor Komercjalizacji, Cavatina Holding S.A.
 Grzegorz Mroczek
Grzegorz Mroczek
Vice President, CREAM
 Robert Dobrzycki
Robert Dobrzycki
Chief Executive Officer Europe, Panattoni Europe

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