Krakow, 26 July 2016 – With two companies recently signing a lease agreement in Building E, the fifth building in Krakow’s most popular office building, Bonarka for Business (B4B), has reached 100% occupancy level. Gerda Broker Sp. z o.o. leases 301,91 sqm GLA on the ground floor of Building E, while Skelia Poland Sp. z o.o. takes 511,21 sqm GLA on the 4th floor. B4B adds almost yearly approx. 10 000 sqm GLA new office space to Krakow’s office market, and TriGranit, the developer of the B4B buildings plans to go on with this trend.
Gerda BROKER is a consulting company providing a wide range of financial services with a headquarter in Warsaw. The company was established 3 years ago to meet the growing demands of financial advisory market in Poland.
Skelia is a global IT company operating in 12 countries providing software development, quality assurance, consulting and outsourcing services. They help European and US startups as well as international corporate customers with the best IT experts of Eastern Europe. Headquartered in Europe, Skelia operates through a global network of offices in Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland and the United States.
“Building E is the fifth of the Class A objects of our B4B project in Krakow, delivered in January 2015. We are extremely happy, that only one year after the launch, the office building is operating on 100% occupancy level but not only Krakow’s and Poland’ office market is so active, but the whole Central European market is live again“- says Tomasz Lisiecki, Chief Investment Officer of TriGranit.
JLL, one of the leading real estate advisory companies in the world, is the exclusive leasing agent of the second phase of Bonarka for Business buildings (E, F, G).
TriGranit is one of the largest fully integrated, privately owned, real estate platforms in Central Europe, focusing primarily on quality retail and Class “A” office buildings in strategic urban locations. TriGranit conducts a full spectrum of real estate activities including acquisition, development, construction, and as property and asset management. In its two decades of operation, TriGranit has developed nearly 50 landmark projects creating 1 million square meters of GLA in 7 CEE countries and has won more than 40 highly prestigious international awards.
Poland is one of the focus markets in the region for TriGranit in the future, the company sees great potential for the next years in the Polish market for shopping centres in regional cities with a population under 500,000 and also for office building developments in Poland’s large regional cities. Currently, the company has a pipeline of over € 500 million of developments in Poland, consisting of 2 retail projects with 160 000 sqm GBA and 8 office buildings offering around 135.000 sqm GLA, all of which are scheduled for completion within the next 3 to 5 years.
About Bonarka for Business
At completion, the B4B project will consist of 10 buildings with a total area of 95.000 sqm GLA in an overall investment amount of EUR 200 million. After opening Bonarka City Center in 2009, the first two buildings, A and B of the Bonarka for Business opened up in 2011, followed by Building C in 2012, Building D in 2013 and Building E in 2015. These 5 buildings already provide 45,000 sqm GLA for the tenants like Alexander Mann Solutions, State Street, Pega, Pure Jatomi Fitness, Euroclear, Herbalife, RWE and Lufthansa Global Business Services among others. Building “F”, the 6th Building was delivered in July 2016. The 8 storey building with 10 000 sqm GLA will offer a modern, employee friendly office space with BREEAM certification at ‘very good’ level, fully taking into consideration the tenants needs. After Building F, building G is scheduled for first quarter 2017.
The unique location in Krakow’s Podgorze district, the expansion possibilities and the awards gathered for the best public space, made B4B the number 1 choice office complex.