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Avison Young in Poland is launching Office Agency
January 2, 2023
Avison Young in Poland is launching Office Agency
Since launching its presence in Poland in 2019, global real estate advisor Avison Young has been providing a growing roster of clients with investment advisory and technical advisory / project management services. Following a service line expansion in August 2021 to include Valuation and Advisory, Avison Young continues this momentum and is announcing its latest investment in growth. On October 1 this year, Avison Young will welcome a team of market experts and launch a new - Office Agency service. The new team members’ experience will allow Avison Young to smoothly enter a market segment, providing an enhanced service offer to clients and further cementing its presence in the region. Robert Pastuszka, Maksymilian Sobczak and Przemysław Urbański join the team. In December, Dominik Pawlak joined. In January, Kamila Oleksiak joined. In April, Filip Filipowicz joined. Robert Pastuszka(taking the role of Director), has over 20 years of experience in the real estate market. Currently he is specialized mostly in tenant representation in the fields of office space rental and property purchase. A significant number of his clients are public institutions. He has cooperated with such clients as:Public Transport Authority, Comp S.A., Hochtief Polska S.A, Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw, Markant Polska, Mitsubishi Motors (MMC Car Poland), Maspex Group, e-Service. In his career, he has also gained extensive experience in representing landlords, providing advisory to such companies as Immofinanz or Liebrecht & Wood, giving him an insight into the needs of both sides. Before joining Avison Young, he worked for almost 9 years at Nuvalu Polska. Maksymilian Sobczak (taking the role of Associate Director), has been active in the commercial real estate market since 2013. In his professional career, he worked in consulting companies, specializing in tenant representation. He conducted relocation and renegotiation processes in Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków, Rzeszów and Łódź. He also supported landlords in the processes of building commercialization, working for Ghelamco, Liebrecht & Wood, BPH TFI. Maksymilian has represented clients including Abris Capital Partners, Fujitsu, MDDP Outsourcing, Moet Hennessy Polska and tenants from the public sector - Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (Polish national development bank), the General Inspectorate of Road Transport, the Supreme Court, and the Public Procurement Office. Maksymilian joins Avison Young from Nuvalu Polska. Przemysław Urbański has been active in the commercial real estate market for 7 years. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Since the beginning of his career in the industry, Przemysław has worked in the tenant representation department, leading relocation and renegotiation processes throughout Poland. So far, he has worked with notable clients, such as – among others - Flying Wild Hog, Fujitsu, Abris Capital Partners, Technical Inspection Office, Moet Hennessy Polska, District Court in Warsaw, Devire. Before joining the Avison Young team, Przemysław worked at Nuvalu Polska.
Dominik Pawlak takes the role of Director in the Office Agency department at Avison Young, where he will be responsible for the company's key clients as well as training junior team members. Dominik has been active in the real estate market for 14 years already. Before joining Avison Young, he worked for 9 years at Nuvalu Polska. In the searching process of new office space, he advised such clients as – among others - House of Skills, Opera Software, Customs House, Regional Labor Inspection, Villeroy & Boch, Hill International, Outbox, Stena, Imperial Cinemapix, BGK, GITD, Supreme Court, PAP, Securitas Polska, BDO, ADP. Dominik has also successfully represented property owners in the commercialization processes of the office buildings: Cosmopolitan, Mokotów Plaza, Atrium Centrum, Atrium Plaza, Stratos Office Center, an many more.
Kamila Oleksiak takes the role of Senior Property Broker in Office Agency at Avison Young, where she will be supporting tenants in renegotiation processes of the leasing agreements as well as leasing new office space. Kamila has been active on the commercial property market for 5 years. She started gaining her experience in the retail sector, supporting tenants in matters related to leasing contracts. For the last several years she has been operating in the office market only, both in Warsaw and Poland’s regional cities. She cooperated with such renowned clients as – among others - OTCF, ING Bank Śląski, CCC, Martes Sport, Rossmann, Euronet, Pepco, Anegis, Grafotronic and BDO.
Filip Filipowicz takes the role of Consultant. Filip is a graduate of the faculty of Management with a specialization in Negotiations and Sales. He started his career in the real estate market in the residential sector, by acquiring new clients, presenting properties, conducting negotiations, etc. Before joining Avison Young, he worked at Nuvalu Polska, where he participated in the processes of relocating clients and renegotiating contracts, e.g. Free Now, Cerrad. At Avison Young, Filip will support tenants in acquiring new office space and will also participate in contract renegotiation processes.
“I am very proud that the development process of Avison Young in Poland is proceeding as planned and a year after the opening of the Valuation Department, we are expanding our services to include Office Agency, - comments Michał Ćwikliński, Principal, Managing Director at Avison Young in Poland - The new team are renowned market experts with extensive experience, enabling us to better respond to the needs of our clients and present a more complex offer of services." “Welcoming the new team to expand our office agency capability into Poland is an important step in building out our services as part of ambitious EMEA growth plans, – adds Jason Sibthorpe, Principal and President EMEA at Avison Young. - Their local market expertise and established relationships with leading private and public-sector clients will be backed by our global platform and technology-led insights. This serves the ultimate goal of delivering best-in-class advisory and transactional real estate services in Poland and globally.”