News Article Generali Real Estate investment MDC2 Poland warehouse
by Property Forum | Investment

Generali Real Estate has completed the acquisition of MDC2 Park Kraków South, a logistics development project in Poland, located in Skawina, Kraków area, on behalf of the pan-European Generali Real Estate Logistics Fund managed by Generali Real Estate S.p.A Società di gestione del risparmio. The development will be carried out in collaboration with MDC2, a warehouse and logistics space developer operating on the Polish market. The price has not been disclosed.

MDC2 Park Kraków South is a development project for a distribution and logistics hub, which will be developed in three phases and comprise three buildings, for a planned total GLA of more than 90,000 sqm, over a 19 ha land area. The development project is located in Skawina, a well-established and sought-after logistics location in close distance to the Kraków city centre, at the junction of key international logistics corridors and motorways.

In line with Generali Real Estate focus on sustainability, MDC2 Park Kraków South is designed with ESG at its core, and aims to reach the BREEAM New Construction Excellent certification thanks to the best practices and requirements in terms of sustainable construction, e.g. construction materials 95% recyclable, and PV-ready roofs.

Pierre-David Baylac, Head of Logistics at Generali Real Estate, commented: “After entering the Polish logistics market in 2021, with successful acquisitions in Gdańsk and Kraków, we are happy to consolidate our position in Krakow, one of the most sought-after logistics markets in the country. This development project will enrich the GRELF Fund portfolio, mainly composed of logistics parks in France, Italy and Poland, with a new park fully in line with our high-level sustainability requirement.”

“We have selected this development due to its outstanding location but also a very low availability of industrial space in this part of Poland.” – said Maciej Madejak, Chief Development Officer of MDC2. “We will also make sure the project meets the highest standards of sustainable development and will serve the tenants for years to come.”

Generali Real Estate currently manages a portfolio worth around €1.3 billion. The company was advised by Greenberg Traurig, PWC, Gleeds and Knight Frank. MDC2 was advised by Dentons, Savills and ARC Capital Markets in the transaction.