Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, acted as an agent in two office leases in Katowice. Pramerica Życie TUiR SA leased 310 sq. meters in the Kostki complex while Atena SA converted 301 sq. meters at Nowe Katowickie Centrum Biznesu into its sales office.
Pramerica Życie TUiR SA is part of the capital group of Prudential Financial, Inc., a leading global financial services company. Pramerica Życie TUiR SA, which offers insurance to both corporate and individual clients, has acquired around 60 000 clients in Poland over the last thirteen years.
The Kostki office complex, renovated in 2012, comprises three buildings totalling around 3 900 sq. meters. It is located at 108 Chorzowska Street, a major thoroughfare in Katowice, opposite the Silesia City Center, the largest shopping centre in the region. The Kostki complex offers good city and international transportation connections. Pramerica Życie TUiR SA moved to the Kostki complex in June 2013.
Founded in 1991, Atena SA with its head office in Sopot offers comprehensive IT systems for businesses. It specializes in large implementation projects. Its revenue in 2011 totalled nearly PLN 100 million. In 2012 Atena SA was included in the prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing companies in Poland prepared by Forbes and Dun & Bradstreet. It is opening a new sales office in Katowice following its growing range of services.
Nowe Katowickie Centrum Biznesu (NKCB), which was completed in 2012, is a modern eight-storey office building located at 6 Chorzowska Street in Katowice. Its office space totals around 13 000 sq. meters. Atena SA moved to Nowe Katowickie Centrum Biznesu in July 2013.
“Katowice is a growing regional office market with a very low vacancy rate. It is the third lease in Nowe Katowickie Centrum Biznesu in which C&W has advised recently. Earlier we represented a leading FMCG company* in the lease of nearly 5 500 sq. meters which moved to this office building in early 2013. In addition, we also helped one of the world’s largest insurance companies** lease around 300 sq. meters in Nowe Katowickie Centrum Biznesu,” said Krzysztof Misiak, Associate, Regional Cities Manager in the Office Department at Cushman & Wakefield.
* The fore-mentioned FMCG company is Unilever, which have already extended its 5 500 sq. meters office by another 1 950 sq. meters in Q2 2013.
** The insurance company is Prudential.