Griffin Premium RE has obtained two tenants for in its mixed-use building in Katowice. The agreements were signed with Polish subsidiaries of two American companies, which leased 3 500 sq. meters in total in Supersam.
The first tenant is Jamf, based in Minneapolis, which is specialized in software management of Apple. The firm already opened 1 200 sq. meters office in the building. In Katowice, it hires software and test engineers.
The second company, Groupon Shared Services Poland will occupy 2 300 sq. meters in Supersam. It will move to the upper floor of the building where 250 persons will work focusing on customer service. The new office of the company that services international operations for the whole group will be opened this summer. For the lease deal, the tenant was represented by CBRE.
„Following the take-over of new 1 200 sq. meters office space by Jamf in Katowice’s Supersam a few weeks ago, the new lease with very recognizable company such as Groupon is the next big lease in the building with tenants from IT sector and the best possible confirmation that offices in Supersam are highly attractive for tenants” – said Artur Apostoł, head of real estate operations in Griffin Premium RE.
Supersam is located in the very center of Katowice, at 6 Piotra Skargi St. It is a mixed-use building with its total gross leasable area of 24 200 sq. meters, including 6 500 sq. meters of office space. A-class office space has been equipped with raised floors, suspended ceilings, air condition, wiring, access control system and BMS. The building has also a parking for about 400 cars.
Griffin Premium RE was founded in December 2016 through a carve-out of nine existing properties from a portfolio created and managed by Griffin Real Estate, an investor active on the commercial property market in Poland.
The total market value of properties in the company’s portfolio as at the end of 2016 was approximately EUR 514 million and annualized net operating income from lease of these properties and lease guarantees granted by selling shareholders was approximately EUR 34 million. The company is incorporated in the Netherlands and operates in a structure similar to a real estate investment trust, i.e. an entity that generates income primarily from renting real estate and regularly pays out its earnings to shareholders in the form of a dividend.
It currently comprises nine commercial properties with its total GLA of more than 170 000 sq. meters, including six pure office projects and three mixed-use buildings. They are all in prime locations in the city centre or along the main streets of five of the seven largest Polish cities: Katowice, Kraków, Łódź, Warsaw and Wrocław.