Colliers has announced the launch of a new business line – Living Services – which will focus “exclusively on projects in the living sector and will be offered to clients operating not only in Poland but in the entire CEE region.” Recently hired Michal Witkowski will head the new business line. The company explained that, as a result of the business line addition, the Corporate Finance department has “expanded its scope of activities, which now include: supporting clients with strategic advice and establishing investment platforms, obtaining various forms of financing (debt, equity, and fundraising), and all transactions in the living sector,” with support offered to “clients at every stage of building investment platforms in all classes/types of assets: living, office, warehouse, industrial, and various types of retail and mixed-use schemes, hotels, as well as data centers, life science, and a new real estate sector based on modular construction.”
Witkowski’s responsibilities will include the expansion of residential real estate services for Colliers’ clients – from advisory and support in conducting the living sector projects (including residential for rent (PRS), student housing (PBSA), senior housing, and also residential for sale), through business development, to asset management, including leasing and sales on behalf of investors and developers. According to the company, he gained his experience in the real estate market “while being Partner, Business Development Director at Platinum Group; Sales, Customer Care, Marketing & Communication Director and Board Member at Skanska Residential Development in Poland, as well as Sales and Marketing Director at Atlas Estates Polska.”
“I have been active on the residential advisory market for years and I am convinced that my experience will significantly contribute to making Colliers the first choice for clients when it comes to this type of advisory, asset management, and other services on this market,” commented Witkowski. “I am glad that my knowledge will serve both the clients already active in this sector and new ones who want to actively participate in its development.”
At the same time, several changes in the structure of the department were announced with Dorota Wysokinska-Kuzdra being appointed as the Head of Corporate Finance and Living Services for Central and Eastern Europe.