The awards ceremony looked fantastic, and was once again witnessed by a select group of around 400 senior European and Central European real estate professionals; affirming the event’s status as a true landmark event for the investment sector.
Apleona was this year's big winner, collecting four awards. Not only did the service provider win Newcomer, Hotel Advisory, and Facility Management Firm of the Year, Managing Partner Michal Cwiklinski was also named this year’s Industry Professional.
Griffin Real Estate, Deutsche Asset Management and Europa Capital all won multiple awards across the main investment categories. Panattoni Europe, GTC and Echo Polska Properties 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 transactions that saw the company create around €2 billion in deals.
Other big investment winners included Europa Capital, winning three awards as this year's most successful Office Investor, Hotel Investor, and for its acquisition of the Radisson Blu hotel in Warsaw.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management was recognised as Retail Investor as well as Core Investor largely for its acquisition and record breaking purchase of the Fashion House portfolio in Poland for around €260 million.
CPI Property Group won this year’s Investment Asset Management Firm award, after its regional acquisition of a multiple asset portfolio from CBRE Global Investors. In turn investment recognition went to CBRE Global Investors as this year’s Warehouse Investor, and the company also received recognition for its acquisition of Prologis Park Ostrava in the Investment Deal Category.
Core+/Value Add Investor went Echo Prime Properties as the Jury recognised the company’s ambitions plans to become Poland’s number one retail investor. Invesco Real Estate won Investment Deal of the Year, in the €100 million plus category, for their acquisition of Echo Investment's Q22 office project in Warsaw.
HB Reavis, a prolific developer, with a successful sustainable-development model across the region walked away with the Office Developer of the Year prize.
Olivia Business Centre won Office Development of the Year. The office complex in Gdansk, Poland was deemed by the Jurors to be the best example of a sustainable office development out of all the shortlisted nominees.
GTC was recognised as Retail Developer largely on the back of its latest opening in Warsaw, the impressive Galeria Polnocna, which also won the award for Retail Development of the Year.
The Jury once again awarded Panattoni Europe as Warehouse Developer, and also selected their BTS project for Amazon as Warehouse Development of the Year.
Other project awards went to The Designer Gallery in Galeria Mokotów by Unibail-Rodamco in the Extension and Refurbishment category, and Immofinanz’s STOP SHOP retail park concept won The Retail Park Chain of the Year. Special recognition also went to Warszawa Modlin Smart City by Grupa Konkret in the MEGA Mixed-Use Project category.