Bonarka City Center, the Hungarian majority owned TriGranit's latest development was awarded by the property professionals. The largest urban center in southern Poland became the laureate of one of the most prestigious real estate competitions in Europe, the CEE Real Estate Awards, in two main categories: the most important Project of the Year 2009 and Shopping Center (mega) of the Year 2009.
To recognize the importance of the retail market in the Central and Eastern European region, EuropaProperty hosted the annual CEE Retail Real Estate Awards Gala last week. Countries covered in the awards include: Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Austria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova and Albania.
"By winning two awards, including the most important one, the Project of the Year 2009 which was also deemed as the Best Shopping Center (in the mega category: 75,001 + m² GLA), the Bonarka City Center confirmed its contribution to the development of the retail real estate market in the region for 2009.
"I am pleased that the international jury comprised of 70 experts in the commercial real estate sector appreciated the quality and comprehensiveness of measures related to the professional preparation of the whole investment" - says Dariusz Rudziñski, Managing Director of the BCC. "This important award shows that, despite the crisis, it is possible to successfully complete a project thanks to a clear and effective strategy." - adds Tomasz Lisiecki, Managing Director of TriGranit Poland. Apart from the Bonarka City Center, the company's investments in Poland include the Silesia City Center project in Katowice, and investments in Bydgoszcz and Poznan that are currently at the preparatory stage.