Monika Janczewska-Leja appointed a new director at Savills

15 February 2018

Monika Janczewska-Leja has joined global real estate advisory firm Savills as Head of Retail Advisory & Transactions with a major role to implement the firm’s new strategy and develop its retail property services.

 

Monika Janczewska-Leja has 20 years of experience in the real estate market, having worked at managerial positions in GTC, Immochan and Kleppierre. With a strong command of three foreign languages she has successfully delivered a large number of cross-border projects. Throughout her professional career she has advised on commercialisation processes of such retail schemes as Sadyba Best Mall in Warsaw, Galeria Jurajska in Częstochowa, Galeria Kazimierz in Cracow, Novy Smichov in Prague and a portfolio of 22 Auchan hypermarkets. Monika graduated from Warsaw University, Faculty of Law. She also studied at the University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

 

“The recent changes on the Polish retail market, including the rapid growth of e-commerce and rising saturation levels in some regions, are calling for a new approach to retail properties and a broader range of advisory services for both tenants and property owners. I am confident that Monika is the right person to tackle these market challenges and to bring in a fresh, new insight. She will be also working with our other business lines. Savills is a leading retail property valuer in Poland and has a broad experience in retail investment transactions, delivering comprehensive client advisory services,” says Tomasz Buras, Managing Director, Savills Poland.

 

A new offer of Savills’ Retail Advisory & Transactions Department (formerly Retail Agency) comprises an extended range of tenant and landlord services, support of the firm’s investment team in asset acquisitions and disposals, and in-depth consulting through its global skills platform. To complement this, Savills will further enhance client representation services for expansion in high streets and through ground-floor retail and service units in office buildings.

 

Savills’ retail sector clients in Poland currently include Costa Coffee, Gravity, Komfort, North Food, LeCreuset and retail schemes commercialized on an exclusivity basis: Bolesławiec City Center, Centrum Krakowska 61 (CK 61), Galeria Rumia, Kalinka Retail Park, Karpacka Retail Park, Morski Retail Park, Plac Vogla, Stalchemia Retail Park and convenience shopping centres owned by Arcona Capital Real Estate Poland.

 
 

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