Global real estate advisory firm Savills has established a dedicated industrial investment team in Poland and hired three new professionals, including John Palmer as head of the team.
Daniel Oponowicz has been appointed as an associate director and Krzysztof Skrodzki as a consultant.
As head of industrial investment at Savills in Poland, Palmer will focus on the development of services for investors interested in the acquisition or disposal of assets within the industrial and logistics market.
Previously, he worked for BNP Paribas Real Estate as head of valuation and later as director of capital markets, industrial investments, Central and Eastern Europe. Before that, he held the position of CEE director of industrial investment at CBRE.
'Drawing on the broad experience of John and our new colleagues, and on our current team’s insight, we now have the skills that make us the leading warehouse and industrial investment team in Poland,' said Tomasz Buras, managing director, Savills Poland.
The industrial sector has been a growing target for investors, according to Savills. The sector accounted for a record €41 bn of capital deployed in real estate in 2017 across Europe.