Colliers sets up corporate finance department in CEE

Colliers International has appointed Dorota Wysokinska-Kuzdra as partner and head of a new corporate finance department in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

The new business line will provide advice on customers’ financial needs, including debt financing, mezzanine financing, raising capital and gaining capital partners, and also offering support in acquiring companies and listing on the stock exchange.

Before joining Colliers, Wysokinska-Kuzdra spent 11 years as senior partner at Griffin Real Estate, where she was responsible for the group’s management and investments, and also for the first mezzanine fund operating in Poland. Recently, she has been involved in the creation of a logistics platform co-managed by Griffin.

Earlier, as CEO at Griffin Premium RE, the first REIT fund, she successfully launched the fund on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. She was a member of the team responsible for acquiring shares in Echo Investment, one of the biggest transactions on the Polish real estate market. Before joining Griffin, for over 10 years, she held director positions at the HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit Group and their subsidiaries, monitoring real estate investment banking and managing real estate. 
'In line with our strategy we offer customers an integrated platform of services to support them at every level of business decisions. As part of our investment platform we could not have ignored finance advisory. I am sure that Dorota’s 20 plus years of experience in real estate, finance and banking will create added value for our customers, and her competences gained in management positions will help to lead the new team,' said Monika Rajska-Wolinska, managing partner at Colliers International in Poland.


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