November 18, 2011
MAPIC 2011 – Poland: land of opportunities for investors and tenants. Still a key target for international retailers?
Purchasing power is growing and the outlook is bright for retailers in Poland. What are some of the challenges they face?
Poland is one of the last places in Europe where client purchasing power is growing and economic indicators are optimistic. From the investor’s perspective, however, the situation is difficult, as there are still not enough brands in Poland to position more than 380 shopping centres in the country.
For retailers, competition is not as strong as in other countries. Our panel answers two burning questions: How can Polish shopping centres attract new tenants? And what is the future of the Polish shopping centre market in the long run?
Marcin Klosowski, The Real Estate Voice Director, Warsaw Voice SA (Poland)
Aleksander Kowalski, Leasing Director, TriGranit Development Polska (Poland)
Marek Noetzel, Partner in Retail Department, Cushman & Wakefield Polska Sp z.o.o. (Poland)
Marcin Materny, Shopping Centre Department Director, Echo Investment (Poland)
Elżbieta Dmowska Mędrzycka, President, Polish Council of Shopping Centers (Poland)
For more analysis, why not check out the latest Marketbeat Poland report by Cushman and Wakefield?