In cooperation with eight Polish cities, and with the support of real estate agencies, Warsaw has prepared a report for prospective investors. “Poland your place to invest 2017” is an English-language publication drawn up on the initiative of the City of Warsaw.
“Warsaw is the most attractive place for investments in Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw’s market provides capable human capital, with highly educated, well-qualified and experienced human resources, and its continuously developing infrastructure has been taking life to a higher level year by year,” says Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw.
“The capital has recently retained the title of fDi’s Polish City of the Future. It has also been recognised by the Financial Times for its economic potential, quality of life, human potential and transport accessibility, among other qualities,” adds Michał Olszewski, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw.
The report primarily focuses on the office-property sector but it also provides information concerning the labour market, investment advantages, and high-quality infrastructure in Poland. The document also contains an analysis of the investment potential of our entire country, and the details of the cities that cooperated to implement the project. They include Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Tricity (Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot), Katowice, Poznań and Łódź. The chapters devoted to particular cities contain figures pertaining to the number of square metres, not only of the existing, but also of the planned, office area. The report further provides the numbers of students (prospective employees), hotels, and average salaries for each city.
It has been for some years now that Warsaw has maintained the highest possible foreign credit rating. According to the Financial Times it is the fourth-most-business-friendly city in Europe. Today Warsaw provides 5 million sq m of office area, and in 2017 another 370 thousand sq m will be made available.
The report is the first edition of a semi-annual magazine. It is already available online, and its official launch is planned in a week’s time at the MIPIM 2017 investment exhibition in Cannes. Its next edition will be presented in the second half of the year, also during the EXPO REAL 2017 in Munich.
The report was compiled with the support of real estate agencies affiliated with PORF (The Polish Office Research Forum) – CBRE, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, Knight Frank and Savills, the Randstad Recruitment Agency and The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (formerly The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency)