Press releases

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Organization Changes in Czech Republic and Slovakia Office

White Star Real Estate is proud to announce the promotions of Roland Bebčák to Country Partner for the Czech Republic and Slovakia and Steven Tichy will move up to focus full time on his role as Regional Partner. Since joining White Star Real Estate in 2017 as Acquisition and Development Partner, Roland Bebčák has done an excellent job strengthening White Star Real Estate’s position in the Czech and Slovak markets. As of September 2019, Roland will assume responsibility for leading the management of the Czech business, and continue to lead the pursuit of acquisition and development opportunities. Steven Tichy is now dedicating his time fully to the role of Regional Partner, managing all asset and property management activities, as well as operational initiatives throughout the region. Over the past years, Steven has managed to make the Czech and Slovak office one of the strongest in the White Star Real Estate group, and now will bring his expertise to White Star Real Estate’s operations throughout the CEE region.


White Star Real Estate acquires Liberty Technology Park from Fribourg Development

Liberty represents 18,000 square meters of former industrial buildings, redeveloped over the last six years by Fribourg into a modern, industrial feel office park. The technology park comprises five Class A office buildings, BREEAM certified with innovative, eco-friendly and energy efficient technologies, with an additional 3 hectares of land for further development. White Star Real Estate and its investment partner, a large US university endowment fund, co-invested in a joint venture, for the purposes of acquiring Liberty Technology Park and its further development. White Star Real Estate will manage the existing property as well as the development of the next phases of the project.


Korean – US Investors team up to acquire prime Prague Real Estate

On May 29, Hana Alternative Asset Management and White Star Real Estate completed the acquisition of “Rustonka”, one of Prague’s newest office centers. The office complex is conveniently located next to the Invalidovna metro station in Prague’s “Karlin” district, and is 3 kilometers from the heart of Prague’s historic Old Town. J&T REAL ESTATE CZ developed the property in 3 phases from 2017 to 2019, it has been constructed at a high standard and has been awarded the prestigious LEED GOLD green building certification.


Urban Outfitters enters Central Europe and will open its first flagship store at Elektrownia Powiśle in central Warsaw

For several years, results of surveys presenting the most desirable brands not yet available in Poland placed Urban Outfitters in the Top 5. They are one of the most recognizable brands in the world and will open its first flagship store in Central Europe at Elektrownia Powiśle, a former power plant that’s currently being restored. Urban Outfitters is a unique American multi-brand concept, famous not only for its original fashion and accessories collections, but also for their outstanding store design and unforgettable in-store atmosphere.


Weekday enters Central Europe market – iconic fashion brand will open its first store at Elektrownia Powiśle

Weekday – one of H&M Group fashion brands, will open its first store in Central Europe at Elektrownia Powiśle. The new store will offer over 450 sqm. shopping spread out over three floors, where customers will find unique clothes and accessories, complemented by external brands such as Fila, Champion, Birkenstock and Vans.

park22 - Business Park at Campona

One of the region’s long-standing property developers is offering high-quality warehousing and modern office space, satisfying today’s requirements, in its soon-to-be-launched park22 development.


How to combine fashion with business - secret of mixed-use projects. Paprocki&Brzozowski will move their atelier to Elektrownia Powiśle

Paprocki&Brzozowski is a brand that needs no introduction. Famous Polish designers’ duo decided to move their atelier to Elektrownia Powiśle this year. New atelier with over 220 sqm. floor area will be located on 1st floor of B1 building. Presence of such a well-known fashion brand in an office space in Elektrownia proves that mixed use projects perfectly combines their different functions in a non-obvious way.


Place like no other – „Niewinni Czarodzieje 2.0”. Kuba Wojewódzki and Józef Krawczyk will open their first, joint restaurant in Elektrownia Powiśle

Elektrownia Powiśle is a place which attracts unique concepts and people. Business duo - Kuba Wojewódzki and Józef Krawczyk - will open their first, joint restaurant here that will soon become one of the top locations for Warsaw’s residents and tourist visiting the city. „Niewinni Czarodzieje 2.0” will combine exceptional flavours, passion for music and the best entertainment.


Holistic approach to beauty. Beauty Skin Klinika Zdrowa i Urody will open at Elektrownia Powiśle.

Beauty trends might be suprprising for some people. On one hand access to beauty treatments wasn’t as easy as it is now, on the other no one ever said that much about reasonable and healthy approach to your appereance. Although on every corner clinics encourge us to use their more and more effective treatments that will make us look younger, more beautiful and feeling better with ourselves, still the most important elements are professionalism and selection of treatments, which are right for us. This holistic approach together with many years of experience defines new tenant of Elektrownia Powiśle - Beauty Skin Klinika Zdrowa i Urody that will open in the project towards the end of the year.

12 months filled with good energy at Elektrownia Powiśle

Beginning of new year is always a good time to sum up the past year, but also to define plans and set up goals for the next 12 months. 2018 at Elektrownia Powiśle was full of intensive work and dynamic development of the project. All was done to make sure that this year heart of Warsaw will beat here, giving positive energy to everyone. Here, the prewar history will meet the modern design and wide retail and entertainment offer, being an answer to the changing needs and expectations of customers – both purchasing and social ones. In 2019, a new star will shine on Warsaw’s map – a place like no other in the city.


COS will open its store at Elektrownia Powiśle

A well-known Swedish brand COS will open its store in the revitalized space of the former Power Plant. Its clothes and accessories are famous for their original design and timeless classic style. Polish women love this brand for its simplicity, minimalism and high-quality.


Mixed-use projects attract unique brands: Marc O'Polo Denim will open its first store in Poland at Elektrownia Powiśle

For the last few years there is a trend in the real estate market to transform existing buildings, old factories or production halls, into mixed-use developments. These projects create a unique urban space, bringing together several functions like retail, entertainment, food & beverage, as well as office and residential. Elektrownia Powiśle is undoubtedly such a project, which will be opened in Warsaw this year. The best proof of uniqueness and diversity of this project are brands that have decided to open their stores in the post-industrial interiors of Elektrownia. One of them is Marc O'Polo Denim, until this year available only online, which will open its first store in Poland in Elektrownia Powiśle.


Campus Science Park Brno – Soon to Offer a Smart Phone Application

Campus Science Park Brno is the city´s first office property to offer its tenants a tailored mobile phone application as a portal to a number of smart functions and services.

This application, configured by the White Star Real Estate management team, fits the needs of the Campus Science Park to serve as a communication platform for all its users. They can easily report service and maintenance requirements; book the use of the sport and leisure areas; check the daily menus of nearby restaurants, or see the timetables of the public transportation. More functionalities are planned for the future, such as booking meeting rooms or reserving a shared bicycle.

Using the application is highly intuitive and makes life more comfortable for the tenants, their employees and their guests. It supports a virtual reception, digital signage and other functionalities. With the application employees can use their mobile phone in place of an entrance card. The app can be used to send visitorsa QR code, which will expedite their entrance to the building and assign them a parking place thanks to a plate number recognition system.

This fall the application will be available free at the App Store and Google Play. The application was designed by Sharry Europe, a company that has already launched similar applications in premium offices in Prague and Bratislava and is about to expand to other countries.


WSRE appointed to manage Metronom Business Center

White Star Real Estate is pleased to announce its appointment as property manager for Metronom Business Center, by its new owner REICO investiční společnost České spořitelny.

This 10 floor office building was constructed in 2015, and holds an “Excellent” BREEAM IN USE environmental certification. It offers over 34,000 square meters of space and 528 parking places making it one the largest building in the office quarter of Nové Butovice in Prague.


Europa Capital and White Star sell Plac Malachowskiego

Europa Capital and White Star Real Estate have completed the sale of Plac Malachowskiego in central the Generali Group’s Warsaw to Generali Real Estate, on behalf of GEIH fund.

Malachowski Square Close to Fully Occupied

Europa Capital and White Star are pleased to announce that the 14,434 sq. metre Malachowski Square is now close to being 90% leased with a pipeline to reach 100% occupancy by the summer. New tenants include the law firm WKB and the co-working space operator, Rent24, taking a combined 4,600 sq. metres.


Elektrownia Powiśle – a New Energy for Warsaw

The beautiful and historic space of the former Powiśle power plant will be renovated and given back to the residents of Warsaw. It will become a must-see and must-be spot in the capital city – the first project of its kind in Poland that merges leisure and entertainment activities with complementary shopping typical for modern, futuristic shopping centres in the most energetic and aspiring markets around the world.

New Tenants in Małachowski Square

Berlin Hyp, eWork Group and Bastion Group have opened their headquarters in the historic Count Raczyński’s residence owned by Europa Real Estate Fund V and White Star Real Estate.

Elektrownia Powiśle gains new tenants

New tenants in Elektrownia Powiśle office buildings. Lease agreements for the total of 4 762 sqm were signed by Guess, ALD Automotive and CI Games. White Star Real Estate is also planning to move its office to Elektrownia Powiśle. First out of the three office buildings will be finished in the first quarter of next year (2018).


Elektrownia Powiśle Springs into Life – Two Office Buildings Soon to Be Handed Over to Tenants

Intensive work related to the pending technical commissioning of the first two office buildings is continuing on the construction site of Elektrownia Powiśle. The first tenants will be able to move into their new headquarters in May and June this year. In addition to the newly built office area, retail, leisure space is currently being created in the former power plant buildings. Luxurious rental apartments and a boutique hotel will be located in the buildings adjacent to the historic power plant. The individual elements of the development will be completed and opened in stages.

Elektrownia Powiśle secures new tenants

Elektrownia Powiśle has secured three new office tenants. Lease agreements for over 3 500 sqm have been signed with Guess, ALD Automotive and CI Games. Additionally, White Star Real Estate, the developer of Elektrownia Powisle, is planning to move its headquarters to the Project.


Galeria Słoneczna to change owners

Warsaw, 4 th October 2017 – Czech fund Reico IS ČS acquired Galeria Słoneczna shopping centre in Radom. The fund purchased the scheme from Legend Eastern Europe Poland, part of international company - White Star Real Estate LLC. The volume totaled approximately €164 million, and, excluding portfolio transactions, currently constitutes one of the largest transactions concluded on the retail market in Central Europe in 2017. The vendor was advised on the commercial side of the transaction by both JLL and CBRE.