Despite the pandemic, JLL Poland ended 2020 with many successes. The company adapts to changes in the real estate market with the aim to better respond to the challenges of the future. JLL expands its model of cooperation with clients to a more holistic approach, covering various aspects of the business and the economic environment.
To enable this, JLL Poland is setting up a Strategic Advisory Panel to the Management Board to provide a more comprehensive and objective view of economic and real estate market evolution. The panel, operating in a think tank format, aims to integrate JLL's comprehensive knowledge from many real estate areas. It will also invite external experts from such diverse fields as technology, data analytics or leadership.
We are striving for an even stronger partner relationship with our clients based on our unique knowledge and extensive market experience. Our goal is also to strengthen our advisory competencies and to build a broader, independent outlook on economic and real estate market trends. This is why we have decided to create the Strategic Advisory Panel, chaired by Kazimierz Kirejczyk.
The enhancements to the operating model are also linked to leadership and organisational changes which are part of the succession plan at JLL Poland.
Promotions and changes in the capital markets team
JLL has appointed Tomasz Puch to the Management Board, who will also take on the role of Head of Capital Markets in Poland. Tomasz has 21 years’ experience in the commercial real estate sector and prior to his promotion, was the long-time leader of the team responsible for sales/acquisitions of office and industrial assets. The volume of transactions concluded with his advisory totals around EUR 11 billion.
At the same time, Agnieszka Kolat is promoted to the position of Executive Director, Retail Investment. In her role, she will focus on further developing the retail deal business as JLL fundamentally believes in the long-term value of this segment and the need to strategically support its clients.
Promotions and changes in the office team
Tomasz Czuba also joins the JLL Management Board and is appointed Head of Office Agency and Tenant Representation. With 18 years’ experience in the real estate market, Tomasz has been leading the landlord representation team, acting on behalf of developers and investment funds. The office portfolio that the team is currently working on exceeds 500 thousand sqm.
The office landlord representation team will be led by Piotr Kamiński, who has broad experience in commercial real estate and is responsible for cooperation with the company’s strategic clients. At the same time, Michał Lis will be promoted to the position of Senior Director and will be responsible for enhancing the landlord representation business in regional markets.
Promotions and changes in the residential team
In the second half of the year, Paweł Sztejter will also join the Management Board of JLL in Poland, taking over from Kazimierz Kirejczyk, with whom he currently manages the Living department. With more than 25 years’ experience in the residential market, Paweł is now responsible for JLL's residential sector relations and the company's activities in development and transaction advisory.
Changes in the leadership of the project & development services team
At the beginning of February, Artur Pakuła will join JLL and take over the position of Head of the Project & Development Services team. He has 20 years’ experience gained in all sectors of the real estate market. Artur has delivered projects in cooperation with leading commercial developers, global financial and technology institutions, investment funds, corporate tenants and individual investors. At JLL, he will be responsible for business development in the area of project management and technical consultancy, focusing on technological innovation, with a particular emphasis on sustainability services. This is one of the company's priorities worldwide.
At the same time, Anna Młyniec has decided to take a career break. Her role will be taken over by Tomasz Czuba, who will be responsible for the long-term strategy and development of the office practice. However, as one of the most renowned market professionals in the country, Anna will remain an independent advisor on the JLL PL Strategic Advisory Panel.
"I would like to congratulate all of the leaders who have been appointed to their new roles. I am convinced that together, we will continue our close cooperation and strengthen our partnership with clients. I would like to thank Anna Młyniec and Agata Sekuła for their years of work, building JLL's leading position in the Polish market, and best-in-class teams, as well as for the preparation and implementation of the succession plan. I would also like to congratulate them on their new challenges. I believe that these changes will have a positive impact on the future development of the real estate sector in Poland and Central Europe", concludes Mateusz Bonca.