G City Europe, formerly Atrium, names new COO for CEE

G City Europe, formerly Atrium European Real Estate, has named Michal Swierczynski chief operating officer CEE retail and development.

Swierczynski replaces Scott Dwyer, who had previously held this position.

Swierczynski will be responsible for the operational activities of G City Europe’s €2.3 bn portfolio, managing the retail part of the business, which includes 21 shopping centres as well as the company's development activities, which are currently focused not only on shopping centres, but also on rental apartments.

He has an educational background in business, marketing and PR. Over the last 25 years of his career, he has gained broad experience and expertise in the development and management of retail, residential and office assets.

Lately, Swierczynski was a member of the management board of EPP Polska in charge of new projects, asset management, leasing and redevelopment of retail and office facilities. He headed a team of 25 people, and managed 29 shopping centres and 6 office buildings across Poland.

Swierczynski will take over development responsibilities from Graham Kilbane, who will continue to share his expertise with G City Europe as a consultant and support the company with advice.

Ryan Lee, CEO G City Europe, said: 'We are very lucky to have this opportunity to benefit from Graham’s extensive experience and unmatched know-how in the field of development in Central Europe.

'I would like to express my gratitude to Graham for his relentless energy, effort and persistence in our retail projects both in Poland and the Czech Republic, and also for his instrumental role in getting our residential for rent business up and running. I am delighted that he will continue to support us as a consultant.'

G City Europe (formerly Atrium) is part of G City – and owner, manager and developer of retail and residential rental properties in Central Europe.

G City Europe specialises in shopping centres with a particular focus on Warsaw and Prague. Its portfolio currently includes 21 properties with a total market value of €2.3 bn and a total gross leasable area (GLA) of more than 680,000 m2.

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