At the beginning of May, DTZ was appointed by Macquarie Capital Funds (Europe) Limited to provide property and asset management services for five retail properties in Poland which exceed a total area of 300,000 m². After taking over the new portfolio on July 1, DTZ is now the largest independent property management firm in Poland with 33 properties under management, of which 16 are shopping centers, with a total managed space surpassing 1.5 million m².
Centrum Handlowe Turzyn in Szczecin, opened in 2001, is a dual shopping gallery with two levels of covered car parking comprising 810 parking places. Among the anchors is Carrefour accompanied by 81 stores of a total space of almost 27,000 m².
Centrum Handlowe Borek in Wroc³aw was opened in October 1999 and is a single level shopping gallery with a small mezzanine area and large car park with 1,223 parking places. Apart from Carrefour, there are 75 stores of a total leasable space exceeding 32,000 m².
Centrum Handlowe D¹brówka in Katowice was also opened in October 1999 and is a single level shopping gallery with a large car park for 1,040 cars. The total leasable space exceeds 23,000 m² and again Carrefour is the anchor, accompanied by 23 smaller stores.
Centrum Handlowe Arena in Gliwice was opened in September 2006 and is a single level shopping gallery with a large car park for 1,350 cars. The total leasable space of 25,000 m² comprises a Carrefour hypermarket and 76 stores.
Centrum Handlowe Zakopianka in Kraków was opened in October 1998 and is a single level shopping gallery with a cinema complex and large car park for 2,200 cars. The total leasable space exceeds 48,000 m² and includes a Carrefour hypermarket and 83 stores.
The scope of services provided by DTZ property management will include marketing, property accounting, corporate accounting, credit control and facilities management. The Portfolio Property Manager appointed to manage the portfolio from DTZ is Agnieszka Mu¿.
"I'm very excited about this new project and I'm convinced that our property and asset management services will provide satisfaction for the owner, tenants, clients and local society. I'm looking forward to cooperating closely with the existing teams, which are already present on the sites," said Agnieszka Mu¿, Portfolio Property Manager in DTZ.
DTZ will takeover of the portfolio on July 1, 2010 and between May and July DTZ team reviewed the properties and available documentation.