Market giants triumphed at the 16th CEEQA Gala, the main annual real estate awards ceremony in the CEE/SEE region that brought together nearly 900 guests from around 50 countries. Panattoni Europe was crowned overall company of the year as well as industrial developer of the year. Skanska took home four awards – as developer and construction company of the year, as well as in two green building categories. JLL, too, won in four categories winning the property management, retail agency and industrial agency awards.
The prestigious industry professional of the year award went to JLL’s regional managing director Tomasz Trzósło with the other two agent of the year awards – for capital markets and office agency – having been taken by CBRE. Dentons was once again named best legal firm. In other company recognitions, fund manager Globalworth picked up their first ever CEEQA statuette as the sector’s best investor, while pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank was again named lender of the year. This year’s rising star was industrial developer 7R.
The winning buildings were H.E.S.A.’s Raffles Europejski Warsaw Hotel (best hotel and overall building of the year), Immobel’s CEDET (also in Warsaw, named best office development) and Multi’s Forum Gdańsk (best retail project). The overall building of the year for SEE was The Chedi Lustica Bay 5* hotel in Tivat, Montenegro by Orascom Development.
(Warsaw Business Journal)