Real estate advisory firm Savills has extended its service offering to property investors, developers and owners in Poland to include strategic consulting. The new business line will be spearheaded by Krzysztof Sakierski and Kamila Pereta-Krawczyk, who joined Savills in early October.
“With new challenges to manage on the commercial property market, real estate advisory companies require a strong team of specialists in HBU analyses of land, repurposing existing assets or developing new, more efficient projects to replace them. And to embrace change it is no longer possible to stick to well-trodden paths at all times. The strategic consulting service will provide our clients with a broader perspective and out-of-the-box solutions backed by an in-depth analysis and scientific methodology,” says Tomasz Buras, CEO, Savills Poland.
Savills new business line is the answer to the growing demand for mixed-use projects and last mile logistics, retail evolution and the impact of the pandemic and the hybrid working model on the office market. Benefiting from the interdisciplinary character of the strategic consulting services, Savills clients will be offered not only concept designs, but also implementation of recommendations through close cooperation with the firm’s building & project consultancy, leasing, valuation, investment advisory and property management teams.
Savills new experts will leverage modern tools and launch Savills Map on the Polish market, one of Savills flagship high-tech solutions for geospatial analytics. The strategic consulting department will work closely with the local Warsaw-based innovation team, which – as part of the international Insight & Data team – supports Savills offices across the globe in data analyses using business intelligence technologies.
The foundation for the further development of Savills strategic consulting team will be laid by Krzysztof Sakierski and Kamila Pereta-Krawczyk, who have worked closely with each other for nearly five years. Their professional paths first crossed in consulting firm PwC and then in NGL Advisory, where they successfully led advisory projects for the public sector (local governments and State Treasury companies) and private investors (funds and developers) in HBU analyses covering development of both individual properties and entire districts, as well as dispersed investment portfolios.
Krzysztof Sakierski has been appointed Head of Savills Strategic Consulting. He has over 15 years of real estate experience. He specialises in optimization, restructuring and revitalisation projects in line with the Polish landscape law, conducting many public consultations with city inhabitants across Poland. He has also assisted clients in sales transactions and leases of office, service, logistics and warehouse space.
Krzysztof graduated in Finance and Banking from the University of Gdansk, where he is also a guest lecturer in post-graduate property and development project management programmes. He completed postgraduate studies in Real Estate Valuation at the Warsaw University of Technology. Krzysztof is a member of the CCIM Institute and the RICS, and sits on the audit committee of the Polish Council of Shopping Centres.
Kamila Pereta-Krawczyk has been appointed to the position of Associate in Savills Strategic Consulting team. She has worked in real restate since the very beginning of her professional career, gaining experience in a real estate agency and international and local advisory firms. She is skilled at using GIS tools for analysing and processing geospatial data. She has prepared a number of HBU analyses and masterplans and been responsible for many commercial due diligence processes for Polish and cross-border clients.
Kamila holds a master’s degree in Land Management from the Warsaw University of Technology, majoring in Urban Planning, and completed postgraduate studies in Real Estate Valuation at the Warsaw School of Economics.