Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield launches a workshop program C&W ASSET LAB for its clients in Poland

C&W ASSET LAB will comprise thematic workshops and meetings to discuss key issues currently confronting the commercial real estate market. It has been designed for clients facing the challenges resulting from changes across the commercial real estate industry.

Asset services solutions delivered by Cushman & Wakefield and underpinned by ongoing analyses of local and global trends serve as the basis to develop efficient, tailor-made operational models which help significantly optimize clients’ asset portfolios.

“We keep a close eye on market sentiments and the economic environment, which has driven us to develop a project that combines workshops, expert meetings, case studies and networking. To meet the expectations of our clients, we have created a unique workshop program to help them gain a deeper insight into new trends and consumer behaviour we have recently seen on the Polish market,” said Zuzanna Paciorkiewicz, PhD, MRICS, Head of Asset Services, Cushman & Wakefield.

The first C&W ASSET LAB workshop titled “Retail market dynamics” will take place at the National Stadium in Warsaw on 2 December 2019 and will focus on the challenges of tenants’ financial liquidity for the retail property sector. Guest speakers will include Sławomir Lisiecki from Argon Legal.

“A competent property manager with responsibility for the strategy for a shopping centre, office building, warehouse or hotel should think of ways of driving building performance costs down and plan both short- and long-term actions. Whilst having in mind lease lengths, typically being a few years, the property manager should also focus on the here and now to demonstrate flexibility in the face of new emerging trends, growing consumer expectations and progressing changes. As part of our C&W ASSET LAB, we would like to share our experience and expertise and to show our clients the most efficient solutions and tools. I am confident that this new project perfectly fits in with our complementary offer and will be a unique added value for our clients,” says Joanna Kłusek, Partner, Retail Asset Services, Cushman & Wakefield.

C&W ASSET LAB | WORKSHOP AGENDA FOR 2 DECEMBER 2019

  1. Retail market dynamics

  2. Analysis of the retail sector’s health and trends

  3. The lead-up to bankruptcy – “symptoms” on the tenant’s side

  4. What if a tenant declares bankruptcy or undergoes restructuring?

  5. Recovery of receivables and premises

  6. Polish and overseas case studies

  7. “Winter is coming” – how to prepare a portfolio for a recession

  8. Best practices from the property manager’s perspective

SŁAWOMIR LISIECKI | ARGON LEGAL
Sławomir Lisiecki provides legal assistance to real estate clients (developers, investment funds, and retail, office and industrial project contractors), advising in particular on acquisitions, sales, leases, investments, development and construction projects, and financing. Sławomir has assisted clients since 2003. Prior to establishing Argon Legal, he worked for PwC (tax department), CMS Cameron McKenna and Clifford Chance (real estate department).

JOANNA KŁUSEK | CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
Joanna joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2015 as Head of Retail in Retail Asset Services and is now responsible for a retail portfolio comprising approximately 375,000 sq m of GLA. Joanna is a CCIM and has more than 11 years of professional experience in commercial real estate industry, including portfolios of traditional shopping centres, retail parks, convenience and outlet centres. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Joanna was Investment and Development Director at BOIG (The Blue Ocean Investment Group).

PAWEŁ ROWICKI | CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
Paweł has 15 years of professional experience in global corporations. As a team leader over the past 11 years, he has successfully managed to build and restructure departments and entire business lines in line with LEAN methodology and key operational risk management methods. Paweł has a strong track record in budgeting and cost forecasting as well as large-scale recruitment projects and global migrations of complex processes. He has also gained practical experience in employee training, development and coaching, and incentive techniques he uses in day-to-day business management.