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by Property Forum | Investment

A specialist real estate investor has purchased the Panattoni Park Poznań XI for €92.5 million. The centre is one of the main logistics hubs for Zalando, a leading European fashion platform for its operations.

“The recent sale of Panattoni Park Poznań XI, along with the earlier sale of Panattoni Park Wrocław West Gate in March, highlights our ability to swiftly finalize major transactions in a very short period of time. These deals reflect the high quality of Panattoni's industrial parks and their attractiveness to international investors. The increasing activity of specialized investors demonstrates the strong fundamentals of the Polish market, enabling the implementation of sector-oriented growth strategies. The investors aim at well-positioning themselves within the current phase of the cycle and accessing top-quality assets - driving demand for Panattoni's properties", comments Michał Stanisławski, the Head of Asset Dispositions at Panattoni. 

Panattoni Park Poznań XI is a fully commercialised complex in Żerniki just outside Poznań comprising two buildings. The tenants are DHL Supply Chain and Arvato, two international supply chain management companies. 

The larger of the two buildings is a BTS development constructed for DHL Supply Chain to provide logistics services for Zalando. The operations include the distribution of goods to many European markets including Poland and Germany. 

Poznań facility has been certified under BREEAM with a rating of Excellent, but for three of the assessment categories – Water, Waste as well as Health & Wellbeing – it received the highest rating of Outstanding. Thanks to the solutions used, water use was reduced by over 60% and power usage was down by 18% on the average baseline model. The selection of the materials and the solutions applied are to protect them from severe weather. A Centre Adaption Strategy has also been drawn up for possible changes in usage and the Building Life Cycle Analysis confirms that reductions to power usage, emissions and harm to the environment have been maximised over the entire life cycle of the building.