A PineBridge Benson Elliot and Sharow Capital owned portfolio of six grade-A office buildings (“PRO Portfolio”) located in Polish major regional cities has obtained WELL Building Standard and BREEAM In-Use certifications. The portfolio comprises Diamentum Office in Wrocław, the Okrąglak and Kwadraciak buildings in Poznań, Forum 76 in Łódź, Opera Office in Gdańsk and Vinci Office Center in Kraków. All properties obtained the recognition following property manager MVGM’s certification process.
The WELL Building Standard certification confirms that the portfolio’s assets adhere to the highest standards of building safety and support the health and well-being of occupants, while the BREEAM In-Use certificate certifies the buildings’ sustainability credentials and the quality of property management.
“As workers increasingly return to offices and a new post-pandemic reality begins, issues of preventing the spread of illness in enclosed spaces have come to the fore, with owners and property managers facing the challenge of raising trust and rebuilding communities. The certificates we have obtained for the six office buildings in our client’s PRO Portfolio confirm that these buildings have a positive impact on the well-being of their occupants, but most importantly, they meet the highest safety standards and create the right environment for work and social interaction”, comments Łukasz Mazurczak, Managing Director of MVGM.
“The management methods we have implemented in these office buildings have scored highly in the BREEAM In-Use certification, which confirms that the solutions we offer as a property manager not only meet the needs of the owner and tenants, but also meet key environmental standards. At MVGM, we take a range of actions to reduce the carbon footprint of our buildings, to promote green solutions and to implement innovation. We guide our clients through green certification processes and recommend specific steps they can take to care for the planet. A strong competence related to building certification is our distinctive feature, and one of the services we provide as part of our comprehensive customer service”, emphasises Katarzyna Jaskiewicz, Director of the Office and Warehouse Property Management Department at MVGM.
“The PRO Portfolio has performed extremely well throughout the pandemic, a testament to the high asset quality and standard of management for these assets. Q1 2022 has been a particularly successful quarter, with over 7,000 sqm of leasing activity across the five properties. Tenants recognise the great locations of these buildings, but also the modern specifications, high level of capital investment and now the portfolio’s ESG credentials.” – says Angus Wade, Sharow Capital.
PRO PORTFOLIO DETAILS
Diamentum Office is a grade-A office building offering 9,000 sqm of space spread over eight floors. It is located on Przemyslowa Street, close to Wroclaw City Centre, which provides tenants with fast links to the rest of the city.
Okrąglak and Kwadraciak are office buildings located in the centre of Poznań. Okrąglak was built in 1955 and underwent a complete refurbishment in 2012, following which it offers 7,000 sqm of modern leasable space, 800 sqm of which is retail. Located in the immediate vicinity is Kwadraciak a grade-A building that provides 950 sqm of office and retail space.
Forum 76, located on the corner of Piłsudskiego and Kopcińskiego Streets in Łódź, is a seven-storey office building offering a total of approx. 8,000 sqm of modern space. The building was one of the first grade-A office buildings in Łódź – it created new standards in the Łódź office market and today continues to offer top quality space for its tenants.
Opera Office is an office building located near the centre of Gdańsk, by the main traffic artery of the Tri-City – Zwycięstwa Avenue. The building, with a total leasable area of 8,300 sqm, is distinguished by the high quality of finish in common areas and modern technological solutions. The unique feature of the office building is its clear and modern architecture with a glazed green patio inside the building with growing trees.
Vinci Office Center, the largest building in the PRO Portfolio offers 20,000 sqm of offices across fourteen storeys. The building is distinguished by its excellent location – located on the main traffic arteries of Kraków, near the intersection of national roads 7 and 79 – 10 minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from Kraków-Balice airport.