CBRE at Shopping Center Forum in Warsaw

CBRE presents its platform of integrated services for the retail sector

- CBRE’s stand at 6.3 features experts from the Retail, Capital Markets and Asset Services departments

Warsaw, 17 September 2014 – CBRE, a leading global advisory company in the commercial real estate sector, is once again participating in the Shopping Center Forum & Trade Fair in Warsaw. The company’s stand, No. 6.3, features numerous retail projects currently in CBRE’s portfolio on display for visitors. Representatives of CBRE’s integrated business lines: Retail, Capital Markets and Asset Services, present the company’s detailed scope of services as well as projects represented by CBRE.

“We are keen to participate in the Shopping Center Forum as it is the biggest event dedicated to the retail sector and attracts the most important tenants as well as developers, general contractors and investors on the market. It is the perfect platform to meet people from the industry, present our services and capabilities, and to establish business contacts,” says Magdalena Frątczak, Director at Retail Department in CBRE.

At the fair, CBRE is presenting their entire portfolio of retail projects as well as new contracts including Gemini Park Tychy, totalling 32,000 sq. m of GLA, where CBRE is the sole leasing agent. CBRE also presents the changes planned for the re-commercialisation and revitalisation of shopping malls that are being managed by the company, such as Galeria Kazimierz in Krakow.

Piotr Karpiński, Head of Retail Asset Services, is representing CBRE on a discussion panel entitled “The shopping centre market in the age of balanced development” run by the United Nations Global Compact.

Shopping Center Forum & Trade Fair is the largest event in Central Europe dedicated to both the tenants and developers of shopping centers. The forum has been a biannual event since 2005, and this year’s autumn forum will be attended by approximately 1,200 individuals, 300 different tenant representatives, and will feature the presentation of 170 developer projects. During September 17th and 18th, the forum will also have an additional feature aimed at helping participants to make introductions more easily. The Speed Networking Zone is an area for quick and informal meetings between developers and key tenants and helps to improve lines of communication between shopping malls and their tenants. As the Shopping Center Forum continues to grow, the event will expand to include not just the Polish market but the broader CEE market as well.

“We would like to invite everyone to come visit us at our stand 6.3. CBRE has its directors of Retail, Asset Services and Capital Markets departments on hand to meet directly with forum participants. These directors are also available to answer questions about CBRE’s services regarding retail properties, present the company’s portfolio of projects, and provide insight to the market,” says Beata Kokeli, Senior Director of Retail Department in CBRE.

“We see the Shopping Center Forum as an important place to meet with both our current clients as well as potential future partners. The forum also gives us a chance to acquaint potential clients with the way we operate and to discuss the integrated nature of our services across each CBRE business line. This close cooperation allows us to provide our clients with a services package perfectly tailored to their individual requirements,” adds Beata Kokeli.