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Pomorskie in Cannes: MIPIM 2022 starts today

The real estate offer of the Pomorskie Voivodeship will be presented at MIPIM, the world’s leading real estate event, held on 15-18 March, 2022 in Cannes. This year’s edition, under the theme Driving Urban Change, will gather representatives from 100 countries, 480 speakers, and 3,800 exhibiting companies.

The Pomeranian real estate market is one of the fastest growing markets in Poland. Rapidly growing office and warehouse space, the housing market of the Tricity, in turn, for years remains one of the most attractive in the country.

Tricity is currently the 3rd largest regional market in Poland in terms of office space, with a total supply of 963,000 m2 at the end of 2021. The pandemic did not significantly affect the market, which is largely determined by the excellent condition of the BSS sector, which already employs more than 32 thousand specialists in the Tricity.  On the other hand, changes in consumer behaviour due to repeated lockdowns and, consequently, the acceleration of e-commerce have given a very strong impetus to the development of the warehouse market. Pomerania was the fastest growing market in Poland last year. The current supply has exceeded one million square metres, another 900 thousand are under construction or planned. An obvious competitive advantage of the region are the constantly developing ports: Tricity remains the largest container hub on the Baltic Sea, and further investments in both Gdańsk and Gdynia will strengthen this position.

For years, as a region, we have been developing as a modern and sustainable location with a variety of investment opportunities. We are an integral part of the European and global economy. At present, in the face of dramatic events beyond our eastern border, it is absolutely crucial to intensify our activities in the field of economic promotion in order to further strengthen our position on the economic map. Therefore, our participation in trade fairs such as MIPIM, where we have the opportunity to strengthen our relations with Western partners, is more important today than ever –  says Łukasz Żelewski, President of the Board of the Pomerania Development Agency.

The Pomorskie Voivodeship will be represented by members of the marshal’s office, city halls and Invest in Pomerania. Together with our partners, we have gathered the most attractive real estate offers to showcase the investment potential of the region.

Gdańsk

The City of Gdańsk has prepared a comprehensive package of 17 investment offers for this year’s MIPIM in Cannes, presented by both the commune and municipal companies (InvestGDA, AG, GIWK, GAIT, Lech Wałęsa Airport). These properties are intended for housing, residential and service, hotel and leisure development purposes, and are located in very attractive parts of the city. Gdańska Agencja Rozwoju Gospodarczego Sp. z o.o. (InvestGDA) also presents areas with an industrial-logistic and industrial function located in the immediate vicinity of the Port of Gdansk and the DCT terminal – Pomeranian Investment Centre. Gdańsk Airport presents its Airport City project and the possibility of renting space in office spaces developed by the company in the immediate vicinity of the airport. A very interesting project is the revitalization of Nowy Port, which the city wants to implement in the Public-Private Partnership formula. The city is considering various forms of land disposal, from sale, through lease to PPP.

We are glad that after 2 years of absence due to the pandemic, we can return to Cannes, where the whole world of European and global real estate meets in one place. We are looking for investors, but also for inspiration for new projects to be implemented in Gdańsksays Alan Aleksandrowicz, Deputy Mayor of Gdańsk for Investments.

Gdynia

This year’s investment offer of the City of Gdynia concerns three facilities: at ul. Folwarczna and Wrocławska, at ul. Orłowska and in Chwarzno-Wiczlino.

Gdynia is a young, developing city that wants to attract new, interesting projects at this year’s MIPIM fair that fit in with the city’s character and directions of development. – says Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, Gdynia vice-president for economy. We want to attract potential investors to real estate located in the dynamically developing district of Gdynia, Chwarzno – Wiczlino. It is an area with great potential, which is to fulfil a number of supra-local service functions, incl. health care for the elderly together with housing facilities, or the development of advanced technologies, excluding burdensome functions. Our offer also includes real estate in Orłowo, intended for development with tourism and cultural facilities.

Sopot

This year, Sopot will mainly present an investment offer of its tourist infrastructure. Construction of hotel facilities is still very attractive for potential investors.

In the summer season, finding accommodation in Sopot is not easy, so I am convinced that the last plots that can be used as hotel facilities are real gems. The offer includes both the very centre of the city, as well as areas located near the Sopot Hippodrome and ERGO ARENA – says Jacek Karnowski, Mayor of Sopot. – In order to keep the number of tourists at a high level, also outside the high season, the city wants to develop health tourism. Sopot is a health resort and we would like to make the most of this potential, hence the unique offer to build a health facility located by the sea – adds Jacek Karnowski.

Pruszcz Gdański

Investors expect plots with infrastructure, with a flood protection system, and easy access. When preparing the land for investment, we try to ensure that each plot meets these criteria from the very beginning.

Currently, an EU project is being implemented to build a rainwater retention reservoir and a rainwater drainage system. The areas covered by the project are located in the southern part of the city, it is an undeveloped area so far, but very attractive in terms of location for a potential investor. Thanks to the actions taken by us, the investment potential of this region will be much greater – says Janusz Wróbel, the Mayor of Pruszcz Gdański.

Pomorskie on the rise

The Pomeranian Voivodeship has proved to be one of the most attractive mid-sized regions in terms of its FDI strategy, as evidenced by the recently published fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future 2022/2023 ranking. The Pomeranian Voivodeship was ranked seventh in the FDI category of Mid-sized European Cities and Regions of the Future. Gdańsk was awarded as a medium-sized business-friendly city, and Gdynia’s FDI strategy was awarded in the small-city category.

This event is an opportunity to further promote the attractiveness of the region, especially for potential investors.

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