Warsaw has won the Prime Property Prize 2021 ahead of Gdańsk, Łódź, Szczecin and Wrocław. The statuette has been awarded to recognise the city’s efforts to drive investment and also the quality of its business support services.
International businesses operating in Warsaw bring not only prestige, but also new jobs for residents of Warsaw and the metropolitan region. Poland's capital city continues to position itself as a trustworthy and reliable partner for long-term investment. And this is reflected in its high ratings.
A total of nearly 3 million people live in the Warsaw agglomeration, and they are educated and well-prepared for the job market. We are the leader of Poland in terms of office space and a dynamic, vibrant city that attracts investment, talent and innovation. We are very excited to be awarded in the Investor-Friendly City category. The prize proves that this is the way to go for Warsaw in terms of providing effective and comprehensive investor support, said Karolina Zdrodowska, Director-Coordinator for Entrepreneurship and Social Dialogue at the City of Warsaw.
Providing comprehensive and effective support to both existing and potential investors is one of Warsaw's priorities included in the city’s development programme. “Invest in Warsaw” is one of the detailed objectives of the #Warsaw2030 Strategy. It is meant to drum up interest in the city as place worth investing capital in. This is one of the reasons why in 2019 the City of Warsaw set up the Investor Support Division, which operates within the Economic Development Department. The Investor Support Division team provides assistance to investors looking for new locations, and maintains ongoing cooperation with companies already operating in Warsaw, as well as with industry organisations, government agencies and a network of consulting agencies.
The Prime Property Prize contest aims to recognise companies and projects which had the biggest impact on the commercial real property market in the last year. Awards were also given in such categories as Property Developer of the Year (Cavatina Holding), Green Building (Skanska for its Generation Park Y), Architecture (the Skyliner skyscraper), Coworking of the Year (Mycowork) and Propertynews.pl Man of the Year (Ms. Monika Rajska-Wolińska). The event was hosted by Grupa PTWP, which owns the propertynews.pl, propertydesign.pl, housemarket.pl and propertystock.pl portals, and organises such events as the European Economic Congress and 4 Design Days.