Sepia Investment Management, a developer specialized in the construction of Small Business Units (SBU) projects, has announced the introduction of a new commercial real estate format that will combine retail/exposition space with relatively small warehouse and office modules. Called City Link, the developer’s new mixed-use business centers will be mainly targeted at e-commerce companies needing elegant retail areas for multi-channel distribution. According to Sepia, demand for this kind of schemes is set to rise as the number of online stores in Poland continues to grow.
“The value of the Polish e-commerce market is now estimated at PLN 35 billion, a figure that could grow to even PLN 60 billion by the end of the decade,” said Artur Braniec, the investment and leasing director at Sepia. The majority Polish e-commerce companies are small and medium-sized businesses that need relatively small but well located urban logistics areas. City Link developments will offer their tenants areas sized from approximately 400 sqm. The first investment of this kind will soon be developed on Al. Krakowska in the Włochy district of Warsaw. Sepia is also planning City Link-branded projects in regional cities including Wrocław and Katowice.