An international consulting firm founded over 150 years ago, PwC has operated in Poland since 1990. The organization employs more than 2 000 professionals in Warsaw and in six regional cities: Gdańsk, Katowice, Krakow, Łódź, Poznań and Wrocław. PwC, which was the first tenant of Katowice Business Point, will take up 510 sq. meters in the building.
„We have been operating in Katowice for ten years and we have been present in Katowice Business Point since it was built. In 2010 our Service Delivery Center took up another floor in the building. Today, our Katowice regional office providing business, legal, tax and audit services and our SDC have together nearly 1 000 employees” – said Tomasz Reinfuss, managing partner in PwC’s Katowice office.
The company also has been present in its second location in Katowice since February 2015 (6 800 sq. meters in building A of Silesia Business Park), where PwC based a Service Delivery Center (SDC). Previously the SDC had been situated in KBP but has been moved to Silesia Business Park. The regional office of PwC stayed in KBP and now decides to renew the lease agreement.
Katowice Business Point is an 11-storey, class A building offering 17 000 sq. meters of office space, delivered in April 2010. The ground floor of the property features retail and service amenities, while office space is located on the upper floors. A three-level underground car park offers more than 200 parking spaces.
„Cushman & Wakefield has accommodated the parties’ interests in the key areas of the transaction. We are pleased that Katowice Business Point meets the most demanding requirements of international clients such as PwC, which appreciates the standards and location of this office building” – said Krzysztof Misiak, partner and head of Regional Cities in the Office Department of Cushman & Wakefield.
Katowice Business Point was refurbished in accordance with top-quality standards and has been awarded a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) certificate for sustainability. A controlled affiliate of leading global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group acquired the building – along with two properties in Warsaw – in August 2014 from Ghelamco.
Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, has served as the property manager of Katowice Business Point for the past five years.