Karolina is Leasing Director at Greenman Poland and has been part of the Group since February 2021, previously with Newbridge. We interviewed her to find out more about her role, about how it is working in the real estate sector and how she sees the Polish retail market.
Hi Karolina, tell us a bit about yourself and what you enjoy most about working as Leasing Director?
I have been working in the leasing department around three years where I am responsible for the development and implementation of new lease strategy for our portfolio of shopping centres and retail parks with approx. 93.000 m2. Before I joined the company in 2021, I’ve been working at Colliers International for 6 years. What I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to build relationships with a wide range of people from the real estate industry. I work with brokers, property owners, tenants, and colleagues from various departments. It’s a great feeling when I can successfully negotiate a lease agreement that meets everyone’s needs and interests. Being able to connect with people and build lasting partnerships is very rewarding!
What fascinates you about the real estate industry?
I am fascinated by the fact that the real estate industry is incredibly diverse and constantly evolving. Every property and every deal is unique, which means there is always something new to learn and explore. I have to think outside the box to differentiate our properties from competitors and find new ways to attract and retain tenants. Additionally, the industry is always changing, with new trends, technologies, and regulations emerging all the time. It’s fascinating to stay up to date with these changes and adapt to new market conditions.
What do you find most interesting about the Polish retail market?
In my opinion, the most interesting aspect about the Polish retail market is that it is extremely dynamic and rapidly growing in the recent years. With a population of almost 40 million and a strong economy, Poland has become an attractive destination for international retailers looking to expand their operations in Europe. Additionally, the Polish consumer market is becoming increasingly sophisticated and demanding, with a growing interest in high-quality products and experiences, making my job very innovative and challenging.