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by Property Forum | Investment

Kajima, the pan-European real assets business, has announced it is opening a Warsaw investment office following the appointment of Jan Trybulski as Investment Director and Head of Poland. Jan will be working closely with Kajima’s existing logistics, living and renewables teams to support current operations and drive the expansion of the company’s project pipeline in Central Europe.

Joining from Griffin Capital Partners, Kajima’s JV partner in the renewables sector (PADRES) and the purpose-built student accommodation sector (Student Depot), Jan was responsible for the creation and management of the Resi 4 Rent platform, the largest institutional rent company in Poland, as well as support in logistics and renewables portfolios. Prior to Griffin, Jan worked in banking after completing his MSc in Business and Economics. Jan’s wealth of expertise and wide network within Poland will play a key role in growing Kajima’s Polish operations.

Kajima’s Polish portfolio contains assets under management worth approximately €1.5 billion, with projects across numerous sectors including 550,000 sqm of logistics, over 500MW of operational renewable energy capacity, 2400 student accommodation rooms with 1400 more under construction and their first PRS project due to open in Gdansk this spring.

Jan Trybulski, Investment Director and Head of Poland at Kajima, said: “Having worked with Kajima through their acquisition of the Student Depot JV and PADRES platforms, and knowing their ambitious plans in the region, I am looking forward to driving the company’s expansion in Poland by assisting the team in managing and growing the portfolio across key sectors.”

Jan will join Ewa Cebula, who joined in July, as Kajima actively looks to bolster the Polish team further to assist its business in the region.

John Harcourt, Managing Director at Kajima said: “After substantial investment over the past six years in Poland across numerous sectors, we felt it long overdue to have local representation and I’m really pleased to have someone of Jan’s calibre join as our Head of Poland to support our growth. It’s a clear sign of our continued commitment to the country, which remains one of Europe’s most dynamic economies. Poland will continue to provide real asset investment and development opportunities across sectors central to our pan-European business strategy including living, logistics and renewables in particular.”