Golub GetHouse has finalised a lease agreement at the PRIME Corporate Center building, currently under development at Grzybowska Street in Warsaw, with Raiffeisen Polbank for 19,500 square metres of office space with an additional retail-services space.
The firm will move into the building in the first half of 2016.
The agreement between Golub GetHouse and Raiffeisen Polbank is the largest office space lease transaction in Poland this year, as well as being among major deals of this kind in Europe in recent months. The bank has leased over 90 per cent of office space available in PRIME Corporate Center, also signing the entire retail space of the building’s ground floor.
Czarek Jarząbek, president of Golub GetHouse, says: “We are proud of the trust bestowed upon us by Raiffeisen Polbank in selecting PRIME Corporate Center for its future headquarters. The bank has spent a significant amount of time engaged in analysis and evaluation of class A office projects available on the Warsaw’s market. PRIME has been chosen, not only due to its strategic location and unique building’s features, but also for the reputation of its developer. This confirms the 25-years-long experience of Golub GetHouse in delivering office investments in Poland and Eastern Europe.”
“The new bank headquarters will partly be an opening of a new stage in Raiffeisen Group’s history in Poland. Employees so far scattered in a few Warsaw locations will move to an office building perfectly adjusted to our needs, which will allow our organization to generate significant financial savings and at the same time operate more effectively. Naturally, the new headquarters will be suited to our clients’ needs, where model branches will await our individual as well as corporate customers,” says Piotr Czarnecki, chairman of the Board at Raiffeisen Polbank. “Thanks to the cooperation and agreement with an experienced partner such as Golub GetHouse, we will be able to both locate and mark our presence in the new business heart of the capital.”
The construction of PRIME Corporate Center began in the first quarter of 2014 and will last about 22 months. The investment’s general constructor is WARBUD – one of the largest construction companies in Poland.