Reflecting its continued growth in Poland, JLL is bringing all of its business lines in one location. Ultimately, the company’s new headquarters will occupy 13,700 sq m on nine floors (25-30 and 32-34) in Warsaw Spire, and in the process will become JLL's largest office, in square meters, in Europe.
Experts from JLL’s consulting business relocated to the company’s new office in May 2016 and occupied floors 29 and 30. In August, they were joined by the team from the EMEA Centre of Excellence - specialists from Corporate Solutions (floors 27 and 28). In the next phase of consolidation, scheduled to take place by the end of 2016, further floors will be occupied by specialists from the rest of the EMEA Centre of Excellence: Finance Services Group and IFM (Integrated Facilities Management).The EMEA CoE will ultimately occupy 6.5 floors.
The EMEA Centre of Excellence currently employs over 500 specialists, offering a wide range of services to clients from Europe, Middle East and Africa under one name. The EMEA CoE includes:
Corporate Solutions Centre of Excellence (provides strategic support for the biggest corporate clients in the region).
Regional Centre of Integrated Facility Management (IFM).
Finance Services Group (conducts projects in the areas of finances and accounting for other JLL units in Europe and the MENA region – Middle East and North Africa).
Additional support functions in areas including market research and analyses, marketing, knowledge management, HR and IT.
Tétris will move to Warsaw Spire in 2017.
In total, approx. 1,000 specialists will be working in the new office covering all of the company’s business lines.
Joanna Gajewska-Sokołowska, Director, JLL EMEA Centre of Excellence, adds: “The consolidation of all JLL services, which are provided for European clients in one location, is not merely an operational enhancement. It also allows our clients to receive even more complex services thanks to easier knowledge exchange between JLL’s teams. Furthermore, I am sure that our specialists – regardless of their business line – will recognize Warsaw Spire as one of the premier office buildings in Poland.”
Tomasz Trzósło, Managing Director, JLL Poland, says: “The dynamic development of JLL in Poland has encouraged us to expand the office space that we are currently occupying in the Warsaw Spire office complex. After the completion of this consolidation, we will occupy 13,700 sq m of space, making our new office the largest JLL office in Europe. This also recognizes Poland as one of the most important locations for the company’s development in this part of the world.”
Warsaw Spire, whose investor and developer is Ghelamco, is one of the most important and well-known investments on the Warsaw business map. The project consists of a 220-meter-high skyscraper and two 55-meter-high buildings. In total, the complex provides 109,000 sq m of space equipped with the most up-to-date technological solutions. The complex is distinguished by its excellent location (in close proximity to Daszyńskiego Roundabout, near the metro station) as well as Plac Europejski Square which has a number of restaurants and entertainment venues. The 1.5 ha urban square, which is open to the public, can be a place to have business lunch or to meet up with friends or colleagues after work.
“From the very beginning, thanks to an innovative approach, Warsaw Spire attracted a great deal of interest from tenants. We are glad that global companies such as JLL have selected our project for their offices. This also illustrates Warsaw’s importance in the eyes of worldwide investors and shows that the Wola district is fast becoming the new business district in the capital city”, comments Jarosław Zagórski, Commercial & Business Development Director, Ghelamco Poland.