News Article Bank Pekao HB Reavis office Poland Warsaw
by Property Forum | Office

In one of the largest transactions on the Warsaw office market in recent months, HB Reavis has leased 18 floors (30,000 sqm) in the Forest skyscraper to Bank Pekao. The second-largest bank in Poland will become the main tenant of the building. 

Established in 1929, Bank Pekao serves over 6.1 million customers and every second corporation in the country and provides private banking, asset management and brokerage services. A bank with a bison in its logo is eager to blaze new paths - in the past, it launched the first ATM in Poland, issued the first credit card, opened a brokerage house, used biometrics and its offer went beyond traditional banking. Currently focuses, inter alia, on striving for climate neutrality of its business activities, e.g. through pro-ecological improvements in branches, as well as on activities increasing the attractiveness of the workplace and the satisfaction of its employees. 

Inspired by nature, the creators of Forest planted 200 trees and as many shrubs in its open courtyard and recreational rooftop terraces. The building provides above-standard indoor air quality and good access to natural light thanks to the innovative, energy-saving facade. The design of the HRA Architekci studio, confirmed by ecological BREEAM and WELL certificates, helps to reduce the carbon footprint and consumption of raw materials, including the reuse of rainwater.

Forest offers a total of 78,000 sqm of space in the 120-meter tower and the lower campus part. The entire project is already 80% leased.