Rossmann chemist’s at GTC’s Galeria Wilanów shopping mall in Warsaw

Globe Trade Centre S.A. (GTC), one of the leading commercial real estate companies in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, has signed a lease contract with Rossmann. Shop of this brand will open in the planned Galeria Wilanów in Warsaw, Poland.

Rossmann is present in 930 locations in 380 Polish cities. This leader of chemical and cosmetic market has decided to lease 570 sq m of commercial space in the planned shopping mall.

“We are very pleased with Rossmann joining one of our key projects. I am convinced that the Rossmann brand, already familiar to the clients throughout Poland thanks to its complete and competitive product offering, will be an outstanding addition to Galeria Wilanów, which will be one of the most modern shopping malls not only in Warsaw but also in Poland” – said Jacek Wachowicz, GTC Board Member.

“Galeria Wilanów provides a major retail location in Poland, but also meets the demand from our Clients residing in Wilanów. This is a very attractive location for Rossmann” – said Marek Maruszak, Chairman of Rossmann Poland.

“We are extremely satisfied that Rossmann joins the group of Galeria Wilanów’s tenants, where it plans to open a concept reserved for dominating shopping malls in Poland. We are convinced that the synergy between tenants of the centre will create a unique and optimal offer” – said Teresa Pieczonka, Senior Consultant at JLL, agent responsible for commercialization of the project.

Rossmann is yet another renowned retail chain that signed a lease contract for Galeria Wilanów. Earlier, Carrefour hypermarket chain has decided to lease 6,300 sq m of space in the mall and 9,300 sq m in Galeria Północna, GTC’s planned second shopping mall, to be built at Warsaw’s Białołęka district. Another key tenant anchoring Galeria Wilanów mall is LPP SA, one of the world’s fastest growing fashion companies. The GTC mall will feature the entire range of LPP’s clothing brands: Reserved, House, Mohito, CroppTown and Sinsay. LPP’s shops in Galeria Wilanów will occupy a total area of 4,680 sq m. The agent exclusively responsible for leasing scheme is JLL.

Galeria Wilanów, along with its sister Galeria Północna, are in the final stages of formal preparations which precede construction works. The construction of the mall will begin immediately after obtaining the building permit and it will take from 20 to 24 months.

The unique design of Galeria Wilanów, which was prepared by APA Wojciechowski and Moshe Tzur, internationally recognised architectural studios, opens the building to the exterior and blends it with the surrounding green areas, playgrounds and recreational areas. State of the art environment-friendly solutions, already confirmed by the ecological LEED gold certificate awarded to the project, will ensure that the mall will have minimal impact on its surroundings. Among green solutions used there will be i.a. rainwater recycling system and solar batteries.

Galeria Wilanów will offer its tenants over 61,000 sq m in ca. 250 stores and service points.
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The GTC Group, established in 1994, is one of the leading commercial real estate companies in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. The Group operates in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

GTC develops and actively manages real estate portfolio in two sectors of the market: office buildings and retail centres. Since its establishment, the Group has developed 43 office buildings and 12 shopping malls with a total net space amounting to more than 1 million sq m. GTC currently manages 28 commercial real estate projects with a total commercial space of over 589,000 sq m.

GTC S.A. is listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange on WIG30 index. The company’s shares are also included in the international indexes: Dow Jones STOXX Eastern Europe 300 index, GPR 250, which comprises the 250 largest and most liquid real estate companies of the world and the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Emerging Index.
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The first Rossmann chemist’s in Poland was opened in 1993 at Piotrkowska street in Łódz. After years of its business activity the company has 900 stores in nearly 380 towns and cities. Rossmann is present both in biggest cities’ shopping centres as well as in towns. The chemist’s can be found in such prestigious locations as for example Krupówki in Zakopane, Bohaterów Monte Cassino in Sopot or at ul. Floriańska in Cracow. Its domestic detergents-cosmetic business market share is 22%. Each day 600,000 people shop at Rossmann. Rossmann’s headquarters are in Lodz. The company employs 12,000 workers.

Rossmann Poland is a part of capital-purchasing group composed of Rossmann GmbH and A.S. Watson. It includes 11,000 chemists in 33 countries in Europe and Asia. The group employs in total over 100,000 workers. Rossmann’s logo is a centaur – half-horse, half-man, inscribed in the letter “o”. This trademark is also a visualization of the company’s founder and owner’s surname (Ross – steed, Mann – man).
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JLL is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $4.0 billion, JLL operates in 75 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of over 280 million square metres worldwide and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $48 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, please visit www.jll.pl.

GTC breaks ground at Fortyone office complex in Belgrade, the first LEED Gold certified building in Serbia

GTC Serbia, part of the GTC S.A. Group, one of the leading commercial real estate companies in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, has broken ground at “Fortyone” class A office complex, its newest investment in Belgrade, capital of Serbia.

On 1st October 2014, GTC conducted an official ground breaking ceremony for its newest project in Serbia – the class-A Fortyone office complex – with the presence of Sinisa Mali, Mayor of the city of Belgrade, and Thomas Kurzmann, GTC’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We are very satisfied with the performance of our existing office portfolio in Belgrade. Pretty strong tenants’ demand, beyond availability of space, is supporting our decision to start construction of the new office building. We are proud to say that the first building of the Fortyone office complex is 60% preleased before the first shove was put in to the ground.” – said Thomas Kurzmann, GTC’s CEO.

Fortyone office complex will add over 27,000 sq m of class A office space to the market, in three separate phases. The first building will offer its tenants approx. 10,000 sq m. The building, featuring raised floors and offering flexible floor division, will allow its tenants to efficiently plan their office space and to create comfortable work environment for their employees. Phase one of the investment is planned for completion  in the third quarter of 2015.

“We are proud to be able to deliver the first office building in Serbia designed and constructed in accordance with LEED Gold standards. It will provide the highest standard of office environment in combination with low energy consumption and optimized operating expenses.  Additionally, it will be the first complex larger than 5,000 sq m to be delivered in Belgrade during the last 5 years.” – added Thomas Kurzmann.

Fortyone will be located in the prominent corner of New Belgrade, at the intersection of Milutina Milankovica Boulevard and Umetnosti Boulevard, a place both close to center of the city and the airport, as well as one conveniently connected with the main highway. For the convenience of the tenants, the building will offer close to 500 ground and underground parking places. Each of the buildings will include retail facilities to improve the working environment of the its tenants.
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The GTC Group, established in 1994, is one of the leading commercial real estate companies in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. The Group operates in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

GTC develops and actively manages real estate portfolio in two sectors of the market: office buildings and retail centres. Since its establishment, the Group has developed 43 office buildings and 12 shopping malls with a total net space amounting to more than 1 million sq m. GTC currently manages 28 commercial real estate projects with a total commercial space of over 589,000 sq m.

GTC S.A. is listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange on WIG30 index. The company’s shares are also included in the international indexes: Dow Jones STOXX Eastern Europe 300 index, GPR 250, which comprises the 250 largest and most liquid real estate companies of the world and the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Emerging Index.