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2019-02-19

Yareal has chosen a contractor for its flagship office investment – the LIXA project

The construction of Yareal’s newest office investment, the LIXA project, has begun.


The company PORR S.A. was chosen as the general contractor for the investment. The first stage of construction will erect an exemplary office building with an area of 22,000 sq. m., where BNP Paribas bank will locate its main headquarters, as well as a smaller, more intimate 6,000 sq. m. office building. Yareal’s flagship investment will offer tenants modern, class A office space and an indoor green garden unique among office buildings at Daszyński roundabout.

 

LIXA construction has begun

Construction of the LIXA complex, which will be part of a new business hub that is being developed at Warsaw’s Daszyński roundabout, was preceded by the demolition of the former Kredyt Bank office building. So far, a diaphragm wall has been put up and a foundation slab is being constructed beneath the first two buildings of the complex, at the intersection of Kasprzaka and Karolkowa streets. BNP Paribas bank will locate its main headquarters at the larger of these two buildings.

 

LIXA is the most prestigious office investment in Yareal’s history. That’s why we’re cooperating with PORR S.A., one of the most highly experienced general contractors in the construction industry. We place a huge emphasis on our partner’s experience because our LIXA complex offers excellent quality office spaces for the most demanding of tenants. The combination of original architectural design and solid workmanship will provide future tenants with the possibility of individual, non-standard space arrangements and access to a green garden, which isn’t available in high-rise buildings in the area” – says Eric Dapoigny, President of Yareal Polska.

 

We’re building the LIXA complex with the conviction that, thanks to this investment, we’ll have the opportunity to construct large and architecturally unique structures near Daszyński roundabout. PORR has built such buildings as the University of Warsaw Library, the Warsaw Stock Exchange headquarters, and the Sea Towers in Gdynia. We want the LIXA complex to not only be an excellent representation of Yareal, but of our company as well” – says Dariusz Wietrzyński, responsible for residential, office and industrial construction at PORR S.A..

 

65 thousand sq. m. across three stages

The LIXA complex will be completed in stages: two buildings with a total of 28,000 sq. m. of class A office space will be built along Karolkowa street during the first stage. The LIXA complex will offer a total of 65,000 sq. m. of office space. Offices at the LIXA complex will provide comfortable working conditions for the largest international corporations. Employees working at offices in LIXA will have convenient access to their workplace thanks to a nearby metro station, trams and buses. The complex itself will be multifunctional, offering access to restaurants, cafes, and other services essential to any business hub. The LIXA complex will be built around a university campus-style courtyard and garden – an element that will appeal to younger employees. In addition to lush greenery, the central part of the garden will include a pavilion connected to a lobby, which will offer conference and restaurant space for organizing various meetings and events.

The LIXA complex will be certified by the international BREEAM system, which assesses the implementation of solutions related to sustainable construction. Yareal’s flagship office investment will receive an “Excellent” rating.

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2019-12-05

Yareal has a new general manager

Jacek Zengteler, Yareal Polska Board Member and the head of Residential, has been appointed the company’s new general manager.


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In his new role, Jacek will be responsible for overseeing all operational departments.

 

Over the last 15 years, the company has built a sizable land portfolio with multiple projects in various stages of development and become an important player on the residential and office market. Currently, Yareal is preparing the next stage of its expansion / growth and that prompted the company`s Board to create a new position of the general manager responsible for implementing the strategy and overseeing the results.

 

Jacek Zengteler, who joined Yareal four years ago as head of Residential, has been in real estate development for 17 years. Since September 2016, as a Board Member responsible for residential projects, he not only increased the number of housing investments but also significantly expanded Yareal’s operations.

 

An experienced General Manager will ensure the Board remains focused on its strategic, long-term goals and will provide strong grounds for the company to successfully take on any new challenges That`s why, together with our shareholders, I decided to appoint Jacek Zengteler as the General Manager of Yareal Polska ” – says Eric Dapoigny, the President of Yareal.

 

What makes Yareal a truly exceptional company is the fact that we constantly strive to set the bar ever higher in every aspect of our operations, while also making sure the entire team is satisfied with the fruits of our labor. Yareal always pays great attention to even the smallest of details in both our office and residential projects, allowing us to seek added value for our customers while taking into account the many social and environmental aspects of our work. Each of Yareal’s projects becomes our flagship development, garnering recognition from customers and generating very satisfactory business results. One of our major challenges is maintaining our strong growth dynamics while preserving current standards and the company’s DNA. In the upcoming months, apart from working on our ongoing projects, we will continue with our further expansion by launching new office and housing developments across the country. We are also planning some improvements to the company's inner workings that will allow us to more flexibly adapt to the constantly growing scale of our operations. We have a great deal of potential for further growth, and we as a company look forward to new projects in Warsaw, the Tricity and maybe in other parts of the country too." – says Jacek Zengteler, General Manager of Yareal Polska.

 

 

Yareal is currently undertaking the biggest office investment in its history. The LIXA complex, located near the Daszyńskiego Roundabout in Warsaw’s Wola district, will offer 65,000 square meters of office space, a third of which will be occupied by the new headquarters of BNP Paribas. Two buildings to will be erected in the project’s first stage have already been purchased by a South Korean fund, Hana Investment Co. Ltd. Additionally, Yareal has been finalizing the lease of Nowogrodzka Square, a cozy office complex located in the center of the Polish capital, in recent months. This prestigious 11,500-square meter office building, located near the Central railway station, has already leased 80 percent of its available space. Moreover, the company has just completed the lease of another investment located in Warsaw’s Służewiec district. The entire second building of the Neopark complex, which covers 24,000 square meters, was let to cellular telecommunications provider Play. By the end of 2019, Yareal wants to deliver several hundred apartments to buyers in three completed investments in the Szczęśliwice, Wilanów and Stare Włochy districts. These are the first multi-family properties developed by Yareal to be awarded with BREEAM certificates. Meanwhile, the company is also working on six more residential investments in Warsaw, and is planning to launch its first project in Gdańsk early next year. All of Yareal’s housing investments have received BREEAM certification for sustainable building, becoming a new standard for Yareal’s office and residential projects.

 

More information on the office and residential investments, as well as on the eco-friendly solutions employed by Yareal, are available on the company’s website www.yareal.pl/.

 

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2019-10-31

Construction has commenced for the first stage of SOHO by Yareal

Yareal has just launched construction of the SOHO 18 residential building, the first to be developed as part of the SOHO by Yareal mixed-use residential project located in Warsaw’s Praga Południe district.


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SOHO 18 will consist of 131 flats of different sizes, ranging from 30 sq. m. studio apartments to 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom units spanning over 100 sq. m. SOHO by Yareal will be situated on brownfield land in the Kamionek neighborhood in Warsaw’s Praga Południe district, at the corner of Żupnicza and Chodakowska Streets. This project is a vital element of a wider urban renewal scheme for this part of the city. Unibep S.A. has been selected as the general contractor for SOHO 18.

 

Although construction of SOHO by Yareal has just begun, over 40 percent of the investment’s apartments have already been sold. SOHO 18, designed by the prestigious Hermanowicz Rewski Architekci studio, blends in seamlessly with the residential and historic industrial buildings surrounding the SOHO by Yareal complex. An urban development plan for this entire area was created in consultation with Warsaw’s authorities as well as the city’s Historic Preservation Officer, thanks to which this unique architectural concept spanning over 5 hectares and bounded by Mińska, Chodakowska, Żupnicza and Bliska Streets will be a perfect fit into the district’s urban fabric, complimenting historic loft buildings hidden amongst modern residential and retail architecture. Ultimately, SOHO by Yareal is to become a multi-purpose and diverse building complex that offers comfortable living conditions as well as opportunities for residents to spend their time in an attractive metropolitan setting.

 

The multi-stage project will combine post-industrial elements, that this particular area is well known for, with modernist design. In the future, SOHO by Yareal residents will have direct access to an internal linear park surrounded by apartments, gardens and recreational areas, as well as multiple service and retail points that will enrich the district’s current cultural, artistic and restaurant offer. The SOHO 18 residential building is the first stage of a project creating a multi-purpose urban complex that will comprise of historic post-industrial landmarks, current residential architecture and future stages of the SOHO by Yareal investment” – explains Jacek Zengteler, Yareal Polska Board Member and the head of the Department of Housing Investment.

 

The entrance to the mainly south- and west-facing Soho 18 building will lead through an impressive, irregularly-shaped, two-story lobby and reception area. Cascading balconies and terraces will culminate at a linear park that will include sport and recreation areas and as well as playgrounds for children. The modernist character of SOHO 18, inspired by its surrounding loft buildings, will be expressed by the use of industrial materials such as raw concrete, Corten steel as well as steel finishes.

 

Under the requirements of sustainable building, SOHO 18’s location and its surrounding public transport amenities had an impact on the investment’s evaluation. The building itself, as well as the entire complex, will be BREEAM certified which signifies their compliance with the highest green building standards and confirms the use of environmentally-friendly solutions. Moreover, every owner of a SOHO 18 apartment will receive a cutting-edge smart home starter pack which will include wireless systems for remote home management by leading smart home solutions manufacturer FIBARO. These solutions will allow residents to, among others, remotely manage their power consumption and home security.

 

SOHO by Yareal will stand in the vicinity of the second largest park in Warsaw – Skaryszewski Park and Kamionkowskie Lake – in the increasingly popular southern part of the capital’s Praga district. Residents will have access to numerous public transport links including trams, buses, and a third metro line in the future – one station of which is to be built in Kamionek. Residents can also get to Warsaw’s city center, which is located just 5 km away, by using one of the urban trains departing from the nearby Warsaw Wilenska Station, or via the recently extended second line of the Warsaw Metro.

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2019-09-03

Yareal to build the Pozytywny Mokotów estate in Warsaw’s Służewiec district

Yareal Polska is to start the first stage of the construction of the new Pozytywny Mokotów estate.


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Two buildings, which will host a total of 125 apartments, will be erected at the corner of Postępu and Konstruktorska Streets. Nearly half of all the estate’s available apartments have already been sold. As part of the project’s first stage, Yareal Polska will rebuild a section of Postępu Street located near the estate, adding new pavement and a bike lane. Finetech Construction Sp. z o.o. has been chosen as this investment’s general contractor.

 

The new estate will be located on a 2-hectare plot that’s only a short walk away from the Galeria Mokotów shopping center. As part of the investment’s first stage, Yareal is building a 102-apartment housing estate at the corner of Postępu and Konstruktorska Streets. Another building with the capacity of 23 apartments will be built right next to it. The real estate developer still has apartments ranging from 34 to 108 m2 on offer.

 

"Pozytywny Mokotów fits perfectly into the district’s transformation plan, which has been in the works for several years. People who work in nearby offices or invest in apartments for rent tend to most willingly buy real estate located in the Służewiec district. Yareal's investment doesn’t just include residential and commercial premises, but also an internal garden around which the entire estate will be based. All of the estate’s buildings will have access to this over 200-meter-long pedestrian zone, which will feature a garden that will complement the estate with its carefully selected greenery. This zone will feature both community areas with squares and playgrounds, as well as private gardens" – explains Jacek Zengteler, Yareal Board Member responsible for the development of the company’s housing investments.

 

many positive changes have taken place in the Służewiec district over recent years, leading to an elevation in the area’s role as a residential zone and the improvement of its infrastructure. Thanks to numerous housing investments, the district’s post-industrial-office character has finally been dispelled. Moreover, it is now much easier to commute by car, public transport, or tram now that Marynarska Street has been rebuilt. A project to create a linear park along the former railway siding from Suwak to Postępu Streets is also in the works.

 

Ultimately, Pozytywny Mokotów will include 7 buildings offering over 600 apartments. These apartments will be of the most sought-after type, i.e. small- and medium-sized flats. Building frontages will feature both commercial and community spaces.

 

An underground garage for the estate’s first phase will offer 148 parking spaces, some of which will be equipped with individual electric car charging stations. The Pozytywny Mokotów project has been certified with the BREEAM sustainable development certificate and has been awarded a Very Good grade. This is the highest grade that has been awarded to only a handful of housing investments in Poland. Moreover, as a standard, all apartments will be equipped with smart home management solutions developed by the industry-leading company Fibaro.

 

The first stage of the Pozytywny Mokotów estate is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2021. The next phase of the investment is scheduled to begin next year. Hermanowicz Rewski Architects, a very reputable architectural studio, is responsible for the investment’s architectural design.

 

More information on the Pozytywny Mokotów estate, on demonstration apartments found at the Yareal sales office on Konstruktorska Street, and on BREEAM-required green solutions can be found under: https://yareal.pl/pozytywny-mokotow.

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2019-07-23

PLAY chooses a Yareal office building for its new headquarters

PLAY’s new headquarters will occupy 11,000 sq. m. of office space at the NEOPARK complex.


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The telecommunications operator will occupy most of building B of the NEOPARK office complex located in Mokotów’s business district. A lease agreement has been signed for 5 years.

 

NEOPARK consists of two office buildings that are mirror images of one another. PLAY’s headquarters will occupy all of the available space at building B, which was completed just a few months ago.

 

Moving headquarters is an important moment in PLAY’s history. Our new office meets our employees’ most vital needs offering great location, good transport and a modern environment. Our new headquarters reflect the character of our company and I’m convinced that this will prove to be a perfect place for further creative work for us all” – said PLAY CEO Jean Marc Harrion.

 

The estate’s low-key buildings are significantly different from other offices that can be found around the Służewiec district thanks to their glass façades and large, sunny terraces which cascade down towards the complex’s green courtyard. NEOPARK offers an attractive metropolitan environment, and the diverse residential, office and service functions of this part of Mokotów make this a neighborly place for both work and leisure.

 

The fact that such a big company as PLAY selected the NEOPARK complex for its new headquarters is proof that Yareal has adopted the right strategy. The Służewiec district has always been and will remain Warsaw’s true business district. The reason behind NEOPARK’s commercial success was that we tailored the location and the buildings’ characteristics to the needs of its tenants. We’ve designed a complex that’s composed of two low-rise, four-story buildings adorned with elegant façades and an open courtyard filled with lush greenery. All of NEOPARK’s future tenants are well-established companies and we are delighted to welcome PLAY as our new key tenant” – said Eric Dapoigny, President of Yareal Polska.

 

The JLL real estate company was involved as Landlord Representative during this transaction.

 

I’m very glad that we could provide counsel with such an important process as moving PLAY’s headquarters to the NEOPARK complex. This transaction is evidence of global companies’ continued interest in the Służewiec district as a long-term business location. Numerous transportation upgrades, including the work on Marynarska Street, make this office hub an attractive option for prospective tenants” – said Karol Patynowski, Director of Office Real Estate at JLL.

 

The buildings that make up the NEOPARK office complex were completed in 2017 and 2018. They offer a total area of 24,000 sq. m. of contemporary class A office space. NEOPARK has been equipped with numerous environmentally friendly solutions, as confirmed by its “Excellent” BREEAM green building certification.

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2019-07-23

A law firm in the Nowogrodzka Square office building

The Ożóg Tomczykowski Law Firm will move its offices to the prestigious Nowogrodzka Square office building


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The company will be renting over 830 square meters of class A office space on the top floor of Yareal’s newest office building.

 

The Ożóg Tomczykowski Law Firm will take up the remaining available space at the Nowogrodzka Square office building this September. In addition to the top-class office space, company and its team will have access to a rooftop terrace offering a stunning view of Warsaw’s skyline.

 

Nowogrodzka Square met our and our clients' expectations in terms of location, architecture, green solutions and office space. The decision to move into a new office stemmed from the need to find ourselves in a more prestigious environment that would reflect the high quality of the services we offer. We also wanted our new location to meet our employees’ expectations. That is why we found such aspects as common areas, a relaxation zone and greenery and a garden quite important. We found all these things at our new headquarters” – said Paweł Tomczykowski, President of the Management Board of Ożóg Tomczykowski.

 

Ożóg Tomczykowski is one of Warsaw’s leading law firms, specializing in tax and financial  consultancy. The firm takes top spots in both domestic and foreign legal industry rankings year after year

 

Other tenants of Yareal’s newest office building will surely appreciate the proximity of a well-respected law firm. I’m convinced that moving the company’s headquarters to a modern, upscale office building will be conducive to the continued growth of the law firm’s team and client base. We made every effort at the design and construction stage so that our tenants can now enjoy perfect working conditions and attractive surroundings – especially the beautiful terraces and the urban walkway, which doesn’t just connect Aleje Jerozolimskie with Nowogrodzka Street, but also offers the chance to get some rest and relaxation among greenery” – said Eric Dapoigny, President of Yareal Polska.

 

Nowogrodzka Square, Yareal’s flagship investment, was recently awarded by the Polish Green Building Council for best completed certified green building. Moreover, it was designed and constructed in accordance with sustainable building requirements, which is confirmed by the Excellent rating on its BREEAM certification.

 

Nowogrodzka Square is modern office building located amidst Aleje Jerozolimskie’s majestic tenement houses dating back to 1930s. One of its many advantages is its close proximity to numerous commercial and service points, as well as many public transport connections. An innovative project, Nowogrodzka Square embodies high construction quality and modern ecological solutions that are compliant with the highest environmental protection standards. Its impressive façade of precious onyx and raw concrete distinguish the investment from its  surroundings. Nowogrodzka Square’s architectural plan was drafted by the Hermanowicz Rewski Architekci studio.

 

For more information on Nowogrodzka Square, please visit: https://www.yareal.pl/nowogrodzka-square.

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2019-06-12

Yareal will build apartments surrounded by lush greenery in Warsaw’s Dolny Mokotów district

Yareal will soon begin construction of three private apartment buildings located in Warsaw’s Mokotów district.


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Pre-sales of the first 27 apartments in two-story, low-rise buildings situated near a 6-acre park have just been launched. Yareal’s latest investment, which will provide a total of 93 apartments, is part of a larger urban development plan for the vast green area below the Warsaw Escarpment, which extends all the way up to the intersection of Sikorskiego and Wilanowska Streets.

 

Dolina Mokotów Residence will be located in the Warsaw Protected Landscape Area. According to the district’s urban development plan, all residential investments below the Warsaw Escarpment are to form a garden district where at least 60% of the area must be “biologically active”, which will provide residents with access to large, freely accessible green areas. From the west, Yareal’s low-rise private apartment buildings will overlook a big public park. Apart from various trees, shrubs and bodies of water, the 6-acre green enclave right next to Dolina Mokotów Residence will also feature active rest infrastructure.  

 

Dolina Mokotów Residence’s functional, south-facing two-story apartment buildings will overlook several interconnected green courtyards that will end in a large garden square bordering a park. The majority of apartments will be large, featuring 30% more window space than traditional flats, as well as spacious balconies and loggias surrounding the building. Apart from large green areas and quiet surroundings, Dolina Mokotów will offer its residents plenty of privacy with only 3-4 apartments per stairwell” – explains Jacek Zengteler, Board Member and head of Housing Investments at Yareal Polska.

 

The complex will mainly feature four-room apartments spanning between 90 and 117 square meters, as well as smaller two and three-room flats (41-71 square meters). The developer’s offer ranges from single-person studios (ca. 32 square meters) to five-room condos spanning up to 140 square meters.

 

Another noteworthy solution developed by Yareal is apartments specially designed for modern, multigenerational families. These apartments allow for the arrangement of a second, independent entrance that leads to a private section with a fully independent bathroom and kitchenette – ideally suited for, for example, one’s grandmother. This unique approach ensures that a senior citizen has the comfort and privacy of running an independent household, all while living in the immediate vicinity of their relatives. This is also a great solution for families who use the services of a nanny or housekeeper in the long term.

 

Residents will be able to install air conditioning in all apartments, as all the necessary installations as well as discreet rooftop spots designed to fit AC units have been taken into consideration during Dolina Mokotów Residence’s design stage.

 

The residence’s underground garage will include 127 parking spots adapted for installing private electric vehicle charging stations as per residents’ requests, each individually fitted with an independent energy meter. The investment will be BREEAM certified confirming its green status. The project aims to receive the highest “Very Good” rating, which until now has been awarded to only to a handful of housing investments in Poland. All apartment owners will receive smart home automation packages. Intelligent solutions provided by Poland’s leading smart home company, Fibaro, will let residents manage their homes and household appliances via smartphone or tablet.

 

Construction of Dolina Mokotów Residence is scheduled to begin this fall. For more information about this investment, please visit: https://www.yareal.pl/.

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