Colliers and ABSL renew their strategic partnership
Warsaw, February 15, 2022 – The Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL), an organization representing the modern business services sector, and Colliers, a global leader in real estate and investment management, renew their cooperation.
Under the renewed strategic cooperation, ABSL and Colliers will place special emphasis on further strengthening of Poland's position as an attractive location for foreign investors and companies already present on the Polish market. Both organizations will continue to cooperate in to the benefit of companies from the modern business services sector. Basing on their broad experience, the partners will support ABSL’s member companies in their business challenges and provide solutions tailored to the rapidly changing market needs, by means of active participation in meetings of the association, cooperation on projects as well as sharing knowhow and expertise.
“In terms of FDI, Poland is an undisputed regional leader. Among the numerous reasons why companies wish to invest in Poland, the office infrastructure available on the Polish market is one of the first that comes to mind. Also essential is the presence of experienced partners who assist foreign investors in launching their operations on this particular market. One of these organizations is our strategic partner, Colliers, whose experts have been advising companies from our sector in the field of office space rental and property management for many years. We want companies from the business services sector to make the best use of Polish offices, while promoting solutions, including those dedicated to offices, which will benefit foreign investors. This is precisely what we aim to achieve by opening a new chapter in the strategic partnership with Colliers,” said Jacek Levernes, Honorary President, ABSL.
Colliers is a global real estate services and investment management company that employs more than 15,000 professionals in 65 countries worldwide. Together with ABSL, Colliers experts will continue to support member companies to maximize the value of properties for tenants, owners and investors alike by virtue of extensive market research, lease negotiations, location strategy, work environment strategy and change management consulting, architectural design, project management, and innovative proptech dedicated to modern offices.
“The first year of our partnership with ABSL was marked by many inspiring projects with one key objective – the dynamic development of companies in the modern business services sector. The versatile competences of our experts, which go far beyond the real estate sector, are already an important factor in this process. However, the market is constantly changing and we are the first to respond to these changes, anticipating the challenges that our business partners will face. This is why we place so much emphasis on continuous development in today's key areas such as ESG and proptech. We will do our best to ensure that the next year of Colliers' cooperation with ABSL will bring ABSL member companies many answers, inspiration and opportunities to exchange experiences and knowledge,” says Monika Rajska-Wolińska - General Director of Colliers for Central and Eastern Europe.
Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 65 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to real estate occupiers, owners, and investors. For more than 26 years, our experienced leadership with significant insider ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. With annualized revenues of $3.6 billion ($4.0 billion including affiliates) and $46 billion of assets under management, we maximize the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people.
Colliers has been active in the Polish market since 1997 and operates through offices in Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, Katowice and Łódź with 300 employees in total. The company has been often honored for its achievements by industry organizations such as Eurobuild, CIJ Journal, CEE Quality Awards and the International Property Awards. Colliers’ distinctions include the “Outsourcing Star”, given in recognition of its status as one of the most active real estate advisors in the outsourcing sector; and the “Gazele Biznesu” for being one of the most dynamically developing companies in Poland.
Together with ABSL, Colliers' experts support member companies in the field of real estate, including market research, lease negotiations, location strategy, advice on creating work environment strategies, change management, architectural design, project management, as well as new technologies dedicated to office space
The Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) gathers over 200 world’s largest companies representing modern business services sector which employs over 355 thousand specialists. Over 1,6 thousand services centres located in over 50 cities create an ecosystem that supports innovative solutions implemented by international corporations. ABSL’s goal is to build attractive and sustainable ecosystems which can create new, valuable jobs and foster business and investments within local communities.