Kajima has appointed Michał Obara as the Managing Director of Student Depot, Poland’s largest student accommodation provider. The appointment follows Kajima acquiring Griffin Capital Partners’ shareholding in Student Depot and opening nearly a thousand additional beds in 2023.
A new premium-quality privately-owned student residence has been launched as part of the Student Depot chain. Offering a total of 540 rooms and located at the junction of Modzelewskiego Street and Wilanowska Avenue in Warsaw, the facility was constructed on a turnkey basis by Kajima Poland.
Student Depot plans to complete two new investments in Warsaw and Łódź in the autumn. Both student residences will open at the beginning of the academic year 2023/2024, thereby increasing Student Depot's portfolio by nearly a thousand beds. The new residents will find fully furnished rooms, coworking areas, multimedia rooms, as well as fitness zones.
Kajima Europe and Griffin Capital Partners acquired a 70% stake in HYMON, Poland's leading photovoltaic installation company. This is the second joint initiative by these partners in Poland's renewable energy market, having taken a majority stake in PAD RES, a leading developer in Poland's clean energy asset space, in 2021.
Peakside Capital Advisors has selected a general contractor for phase 1 redevelopment of the City Point Targówek urban logistics park. The contract will be executed on an EPC basis by Kajima Poland. Phase 1 demolition work is currently in progress. Ultimately City Point Targówek is to provide nearly 100,000 sqm of warehouse and office space, meeting the highest standards in sustainability. Handover of the first building to tenants is expected to take place by the end of this year.
Kajima Student Housing and Griffin Capital Partners have completed the development of a 795-bed Student Depot dormitory in Kraków, its largest residential scheme in Poland since the partnership entered the Polish market in 2019. The construction of the 11-storey, 25,000 sqm building took 17 months, making it one of the fastest large-scale residential developments with fit-out completed in Poland.
Kajima Properties has completed the development of one of Gdansk’s first built-to-rent schemes. A joint venture with local investor Tonsa and Olivia Business Centre, it marks Kajima’s first built-to-rent project in Poland and delivers a range of units from studios to three-bedroom family apartments. The building has been incorporated within the new @Home operational platform and has quick access to central Gdańsk, Olivia Business Centre and the rest of the Tri City area. The 3,185 sqm building has been fully let.
Rossmann drugstore, Itaka travel agency and Świat Pierogów restaurant have joined the group of tenants at the Silwana retail park in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The premises leased by Rossmann will cover an area of 550 sqm, while Świat Pierogów will occupy a space of 65 sqm.
CCC and HalfPrice are joining the tenants of Pasaż Ciechanowski. The brands will occupy a total of more than 2,500 sqm. The opening of the retail park in Ciechanów is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2025.
The Media Expert chain has joined the group of tenants at Nowa Sukcesja. The electromarket will occupy an area of over 900 sqm in the Łódź facility. The opening of Nowa Sukcesja is planned for the fourth quarter of 2024.
Gellért Berkes has been appointed as Head of Property Management at ConvergenCE. He has been a member of the real estate development team for two and a half years. He has nearly 15 years of professional real estate experience.
MLP Group has announced that Tomasz Zabost has resigned as a member of the management board with immediate effect, without stating the reasons for his resignation. He became a member of MLP Group's management board in January 2015.
Aleksander Loster has been appointed as Director in Savills Poland investment team, headed by Mark Richardson since 2023. In his new role, he will be responsible for working with international investment funds during the sale and acquisition of retail, industrial, warehouse and alternative assets.
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