The newly opened office is located in the modern Olivia Business Center office building on the main thoroughfare of Gdansk, ul. Grunwaldzka. The role of regional director in the Tri-City has been taken on by Błażej Kucharski, who has been operating in the local market with success for years.
The Gdank office is the company’s seventh branch office in Poland, and the sixth located in a regional city. Other regional offices are located in Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Szczecin and Katowice. The company’s headquarters are in Warsaw.
The ceremony to mark the opening of the Colliers office in Gdansk took place on June 5 at the conference venue Centrum Stocznia Gdańska, located in the historic Lenin Shipyard. Those who attended the event included representatives of the Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia local authorities and representatives of the business community in the region.
“Characteristic of the Tri-city market is the dominance of local developers, which gives it an investment rhythm. In terms of available office space, Tri-City is the third largest among regional cities. By 2014, supply will grow here by 42,000 sqm. We anticipate that the average deal size will increase by approximately 15%. There are a number of reasons for that – the economic stability of the region and the high rating of the Tri-City job market among external investors,” said Błażej Kucharski
The opening ceremony was hosted by Monika Rajska-Wolińska, Managing Partner of Colliers International in Poland.
“The future of regional markets is BPO and SSC. In the field of outsourcing Poland has become a leader on a European scale. The last conference organised by ABSL in Poznan confirmed the results of our research showing that this sector will continue to grow in Poland. Our role, as advisers, is to convince investors that it is worth locating their businesses in Poland and not in the other cities of Central and Eastern Europe. It is up to the individual cities and their authorities to determine the extent to which they open up to investors and new opportunities. These are huge, but cities must be prepared; they must have an adequate supply of office space, educated staff and infrastructure. We have opened an office in Tri-City because it has these strengths and I am confident that it will soon attract more companies from the BPO/SSC sector, such as the Austrian Competence Call Center, which recently opened its office in Gdansk,” says Monika Rajska-Wolińska, Managing Director of Colliers International in Poland.