From 4–6 October 2023, Munich is hosting Europe’s largest real estate and investment fair, Expo Real. It is, along with MIPIM in Cannes, one of the most important industry events. Invest in Pomerania presents a wide and diverse investment offer of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
Expo Real, a three-day fair held in Munich since 1998, attracts real estate professionals from all over the world. Last year, nearly 40.000 participants from 73 countries attended. Around 1.900 exhibitors representing 33 different countries presented their stands on 75,000 m² of exhibition space in seven huge halls.
The fair is an excellent opportunity to establish numerous business relations through networking meetings. Expo Real is also a rich programme of conferences and seminars on topics such as the real estate market and financing, the economy and the potential of selected sectors, as well as urban issues and sustainable development. The organisers have planned 185 different events this year, which will be attended by 562 experts from various specialisations.
Invest in Pomerania is the organiser of the Pomeranian Voivodeship’s stand at Expo Real. Together with representatives of the cities of Gdansk and Gdynia, as well as the Gdansk Economic Development Agency (InvestGDA), the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone (PSEZ) and Rumia Invest Park, it will promote the rich investment offer of the Pomeranian region.
Investment opportunities of the region
The Pomeranian region stands out for its attractive investment conditions. Potential industrial plots remain competitive due to the accessibility to the airport and the network of road connections to Western and Southern Europe.
– Due to the location and transport – a developing port, expansion of roads – we are observing a very high interest in land among logistic and industrial investors. It is worth noting that land located closer to the centre of the agglomeration, and thus more expensive, as well as land on the outskirts of the Tricity and in the region’s hinterland, attracts attention – comments Mikolaj Trunin, Deputy Director, Invest in Pomerania.
The total stock of office space in the Tricity exceeds 1 million m², which ranks the Tricity third among all regional cities in the country. In 2022, approximately 50.600 m² of modern office space was delivered to the market through three projects: Airport City Gdansk Alpha, Format and Palio Office Park B. In Q1 2023, the occupancy permit for the Officer project in Gdynia was obtained. At the beginning of 2023, more than 93,000 m² of office space was under construction, with completion scheduled for 2023–2025. Currently, a dynamically developing location is Young Town in Gdansk. Monthly rental rates in A-class buildings range from PLN 62.2 to 71.4/m², while in B/B+ buildings they range from PLN 39.2 to 59.9/m².
Investment offer of Pomeranian voivodship
Individual cities in the Pomeranian Voivodeship present diverse, attractive offers that have great development potential and may attract potential investors. They focus primarily on promoting prestigious plots of land in the centres and in the vicinity of important transport hubs. They are intended for office, tourist services, residential, as well as production and logistics development.
Gdynia has ready-made areas in Orłowo and Chwarzno-Wiczlino, intended for both tourist and business services investments.
– Gdynia’s presence at Expo Real, one of Europe’s most important property and investment fairs, is an excellent opportunity to promote the city and present its investment offer. Gdynia is a city that guarantees its inhabitants the highest quality of life and public services. Our city’s attractiveness is also influenced by its unique coastal location and the fact that we are part of the Gdańsk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area with a population of over 1.5 million. These are the most important factors that cause Gdynia’s offer to be noticed by investors and companies from all over the world. During the Munich fair, we want, among other things, to present to investors the potential we see in the development of two city properties: A 60-hectare site in the Chwarzno-Wiczlino district and a plot of land on Folwarczna and Wrocławska streets in Orłowo. We want the new investments in these areas to create friendly and multifunctional spaces for residents, businesses and tourists visiting our city. We will discuss such solutions during meetings with potential investors – explains Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, Gdynia’s Deputy Mayor for the Economy.
Gdansk’s offer is very diverse. In Phase II of the Pomeranian Investment Centre, industrial plots with a total area of 10.14 hectares are available for logistics, production and service investments. In addition, key projects for the residents of the voivodship’s capital will be presented:
– Gdansk has prepared a wide range of investment projects for this year’s fair. Among them is the ‘Wrzeszcz Transport Hub’ project, concerning the development of the area by the railway station in Gdansk-Wrzeszcz, where investors are sought who are interested in realising a commercial goal in the form of a service building, as well as a public goal, i.e. a bus terminal with social rooms, adaptation of the road system and a car park. In addition, this year’s offer from Gdansk also includes a residential and service project at the former Wrzeszcz Depot and Uczniowska Street in the Brzezno district, as well as the development of sports, training and recreational infrastructure at the Ergo Arena on the border of Gdansk and Sopot. The projects also include industrial areas and logistics parks managed by the municipal company Gdansk Economic Development Agency (InvestGDA), such as the Pomeranian Investment Centre, the planned Gdansk South Investment Park or investment areas with a service function in Gdansk Smegorzyn – says Piotr Grzelak, Deputy Mayor of Gdansk for Sustainable Development and Investment.
Also noteworthy is the ambitious project of the New Centre Gdansk South, in the promotion of which Invest in Pomerania is actively involved. The total area of the concept, which was presented in more detail at this year’s Trako fair, is 38 ha, of which 7.2 ha is earmarked for office, residential and service investments. Developed in a public-private partnership formula, the park is located in a key part of the Gdansk South district, with a population of around 114.000. The investment is accompanied by the reconstruction of the transport system at the Havla–Orlat Lwowskich junction, and the construction of a new PKM line St Wojciech Route (centre)–Kowale.
Rumia will promote an investment area located on Kazimierska Street.
–Rumia is a city for which sustainable development is a priority. Our offer includes an attractive plot of 7.15 hectares, with the land designated for production and service purposes. This site offers great potential for investors who are looking for a place to develop their business. With its convenient location and terrain, it is an ideal proposition for companies from various sectors.We invite you to familiarise yourself with our offer and to contact us – says Agnieszka Rodak, President of the Rumia Invest Park Company.
Representatives of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone will also be present at the fair.
– This year, during the Expo Real, we will focus not only on promoting the Polish Investment Zone, which enables entrepreneurs to obtain income tax exemptions for new investments, but also the exceptional investment areas that distinguish our region. The strategic location, a strongly developed transport network and highly qualified personnel are invaluable assets for starting investments in our country. I believe that the meetings with investors scheduled during the fair will contribute to the realisation of new investments in the Pomeranian and Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship – says Przemysław Sztandera, President of the Management Board of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone.