Again now holidays…
Upcoming summer holidays time shall be as hardworking as the rest of the year. Currently working on numerous projects, cmT is not slowing down, in the last week cmT has acquired technical due diligence works for almost 200.000 m2 of buildings in Polish cities, i.e. Warsaw and Cracow. We keep taking up various challenges and we are very proud that current clients trusted us and continue with cooperation with us. What is more, we have convinced the new clients to take us on board, as many offers keep coming to us.
cmT opens first branch office in Barcelona
Done! We open our first office in Barcelona. cmT Hiszpana S.L. will take care of our clients in Spain and the spanish market. We start with a core team, which worked in the last years for our Warsaw office. Of course the team uses the ressources and know-how of the team in Warsaw and that’s why from the first moment on we can provide all our services in familiar quality and in time as our clients are used to it.
P20 Office & Business – Piękna 20
cmT and GerPlan teams were invited to perform a multi-discipline project and Construction and Project Management service considering revitalisation of an office and service facility on Piękna street in Warsaw. The total space of this 8-storey building will amount to 21 000 m2, and the tenants will be provided with 18 000 m2 of retail space. The completion of the works is planned on the third quarter of 2018.
Forum Gdańsk - Multi Poland
The 2nd June 2015 was the official date of the groundbreaking event of the shopping centre Forum Gdańsk in Poland. Multi Poland is responsible for the realization of the inner-city project. Forum Gdańsk is perfectly located in the city center of Gdańsk, in the vicinity of the Railway Station, the Old Town and other important urban locations.
Forum Gdańsk was designed with a view to revitalizing the historical areas of the former Hay and Crayfish Market.
On the both sides of the canal in Radunia there are enormous objects being built, which will be filled with shops and restaurants. Forum, which will spread over 62 000 m2, will provide the space for 200 shops. Over them there will be a glass ceiling, foot-bridges will connect the floors, letting people to walk from one side to the other. What is more, a preserved historical bridge will function as well as a connection between the shopping center sides.
The grand opening is planned for 2018.
Beginning of 2018 cmT has joined the Multi Poland as support for Investor, working together on the construction site of Forum Gdańsk, with full support related to contacts with General Contractor (Warbud SA), Tenant Coordination and Quality control on site.
In the Lower Silesia region, in Jawor, a new stage of building of the Mercedes Factory has started
The building of the Mercedes-Benz’s engine factory in Jawor in the Lower Silesia region is speeding up. Only six month after the foundation works have been initiated, on the 5th of February 2018 the first steel prop for the plant’s largest production and assembly hall was installed. In the final stage there are going to be 650 of the steel props in the hall. STRABAG, TKT Engineering and Elektromontaż-Poznań consortium are now the main executors of the structural works. In the production hall, which is currently under construction, ultra-modern and highly advanced machining and assembly lines will be installed, which will be able to produce 600 000 engines per year. The building of the production hall (excluding the production technology), together with the adjacent office building, with the total usable floor space of 98 200 m2 is planned by the Consortium - the main constructor - to be carried out by the end of 2018.
Back to our (German) roots: cmT opens first branch office in Hamburg
Done! Near Hamburg harbour we open our first German office. We start with a core team, which worked in the last years for our Warsaw office yet. Of course the German team uses the ressources and know-how of the team in Warsaw and that’s why from the first moment on we can provide all our services in familiar quality and in time as our clients are used to it from our Polish office. cmT in Hamburg starts with a retail project, an automotive development in Czech Republic and a large project in NRW.
13th – 16th of March: MIPIM 2018 Cannes - International Property Event
The cmT company shall be presented once again during the most prestigious property exhibition event in Europe – MIPIM 2018, which will take place in Cannes, France, from 13th – 16th March. The cmT will join Warsaw stand and it shall present its wide range of services that aim at technical support of the investors in the process of investing their capital in the real estate by the Vistula river.
During the four days of events, lectures and conferences on investment market almost 25,000 of participants from 100 countries and the most influential specialist in their fields will attend the trade show in The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the most interesting projects and the most innovative facilities around the world will be presented.
The construction of Holiday Inn Warsaw City Center has finished
The cmT company completed the Investor’s supervision of Holiday Inn City Center, the project of UBM Twarda Sp. z o.o. The supervision included construction and electrical works as well as sanitary installations throughout the entire period of project duration.
Holiday Inn is a modern hotel located at the junction of Żelazna and Złota Streets. The 55 –metre- high building has 17 storeys, 15 of which, with 256 rooms and fitness room on the 16th floor are used for hotel purposes. On the ground and first floor there is a restaurant and conference rooms, whereas 2 underground storeys were designed for 27 parking spaces, technical rooms and hotel and restaurant’s facilities. The construction of the building started in April 2016 and completed in December 2017.
Renewed Atrium Centrum that delights with its interior
cmT carried out comprehensive refurbishment of lobby, entresol and common areas lending elegance and modern appearance to the interior of the Atrium Centrum building. The entresol located on the 1st floor has been equipped with comfortable and functional furniture which serve as a relaxation area and place for meetings. There are small areas sectioned off that offer less formal atmosphere and can be used an alternative place to business meetings. Moreover, the building has areas with natural greenery keeping its colour throughout the year what provides unique microclimate in the entire space of the building.
The building which will change the skyline of Warsaw – the construction of Central Point –a high-class office building
cmT company participates in the execution of new investment of Immobel Poland Sp. z o.o. company – the construction of modern office building Central Point located at the junction of Świętokrzyska and Marszałkowska Streets. cmT is responsible for the management of technical part of the project as well as for tender process. Furthermore, GerPlan company, which belongs to cmT Group, will prepare M&E design.
21-storey Central Point building will be 93 m high and will offer to its future tenants 18 000 sqm of A+ class office space as well as around 1 000 sqm of commercial space. There are also 4 underground storeys designed, which will provide 83 car spaces. The office space located on the last floor will have an entresol offering a splendid view over the city of Warsaw. The end of construction is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.
cmT participates in the execution of Wroclavia - the most modern shopping centre in Lower Silesia
cmT took part in the execution of one of the biggest shopping centres in Wrocław. The company was responsible for coordinating the start-up of the safety installations as a part of preparation for obtaining the occupancy permit. Cmt verified the proper functioning of fire safety installations and was also accountable for representing the Investor during the fire safety control.
Wroclavia shopping centre is a 6-storey object with usable area of 71 000 sqm, including 64 000 sqm of commercial space with over 200 shops, restaurants, fitness club and IMAX cinema, the first one in Wrocław city. The remaining part of the usable area will used for office premises. What distinguishes Wroclavia is ecological solutions and modern architecture, illuminated facade, glazed entrances and roofs. The opening of the centre is planned for 18th October 2017.
The construction of Mercedes-Benz factory in Jawor has started
cmT becomes again the Partner of the City of Warsaw at the International Trade Fair For Property and Investment – Expo Real
cmT company, as a partner of the Capital City of Warsaw, this year will also participate and co-organize the largest investment fairs in Europe – Expo Real, which will be held from 4th to 6th October in Munich. cmT will present the projects in Warsaw and other cities in which the company was involved having at the same time an influence on the economic growth of the capital city and of the whole country. The presented projects aim at showing the capital city of Warsaw as CEE leader.
The Fairs in Munich serve as an international business platform for the real estate and investment sector and allow for the exchange of experiences, establishment of cooperation with potential investors, as well as for a unique promotion of the company and the capital city.
Works in Huuuge Games have finished
cmT company has finished fit-out works in Huuuge Games office area, located in Chmielna 132/134 office building. cmT was responsible for coordination of design works, coordination and technical supervision of execution works and handover of premises to tenant. Works were executed on the total area of 462 sqm. Office premises are designed in accordance with the latest trends of interior design, combining modernity with functionality. Numerous facilities and relaxing area ensuring high level of comfort at work, have been also provided.
Busy holiday season for cmT. Due diligence for one of the biggest investments in Poland
In spite of the holiday season, cmT company conducts due diligence inspections of office buildings and commercial facilities of a total area exceeding 300 000 sqm as a part of one of the biggest real estate transactions in Poland. Due diligence services have been commissioned by international investors responsible for prestigious investments in many cities across Poland.
cmT finished works in Sollers Consulting office area
Works for one of the most modern offices in Poland have finished. cmT company was responsible for coordination of design works, coordination and technical supervision of execution works and handover of premises to tenant. Works were commissioned by UBS company, the owner of the building.
Sollers Consulting premises is located in Koszykowa 54 Trade Center – an office building in the centre of Warsaw. At the beginning, the company housed one floor, but due to its fast development, it expanded to 3 floors, with the total area amounting to c. 2 5000 sqm. High standard office premises have been designed with the use of innovative and ecological solutions. The most modern audio-visual systems, numerous facilities, space enhancing creative work and relaxation rooms provide high level of comfort at work and enhance work effectiveness. Last year, Sollers Consulting office was nominated to Eurobuild Awards in category “ Office Tenant of the Year”.
Thanks to excellent cooperation in the construction of the main headquarters in Warsaw, cmT also advised and coordinated the construction of Sollers Consulting’s local office in Poznań in Szyperska Office Center where the company leases the area of 600 sqm and plans further expansion.
Refurbishment of Atrium Centrum
CmT is responsible for the construction management process associated with the refurbishment of the Atrium Centrum building located on Al.Jana Pawła II in Warsaw. The works consist of refurbishing the property’s common areas (i.e. main lobby on the ground floor and lift lobbies) and canopies above entrances, which in aggregate amount to a surface area of 1,700 sqm.
The design has been prepared by JMW Architekci. They have applied modern and elegant elements giving the feeling of timeless sophistication which will be exemplified in the main reception desk which will have a unique design utilizing high quality materials.
To see how the building is undergoing renovations, please visit: https://youtu.be/ixkdFvdiD8g
cmT participates in a new project in QatarcmT company has been involved in a Building Project located in Qatar, North of Doha within Lusail at Energy City . cmT has been engaged for construction management of MEP works as well as for finishing works. The project consists mainly of three primary buildings linked together via an enclosed atrium streetscape with a total gross floor area of 81000m2. The buildings accommodate offices , restaurant, cafeteria, banking operations , a data center and a 3 level underground car parking space
The value of the project is estimated at USD 140 million.
Implementation of the modern SAP property management system in GerProp company
In connection with dynamic development of GerProp company and taking over the management of new office buildings , the company implemented an integrated Property Management system for SAP Business One. The system was introduced by SUPREMIs company - SAP’s Gold Partner. It is a comprehensive and integrated solution which provides a thorough insight into information about the managed properties. It also offers functionalities automating standard operations such as invoicing of rents and other periodic payments, utilities settlements, common fees . Furthermore, it includes the features providing technical support of the property.
The system supports the following areas:
management of facilities and keeping facility records
tenancy and contracts management
automatic indexation of rents
monitoring bank guarantees and security deposits
monitoring tenants ’insurance policies for renting offices
Detailed information concerning our services and cooperation can be obtained by contacting us at http://www.gerprop.net/index.php/pl/kontakt
GerPlan will design a conference center in KeniaGerPlan company, the member of cmT Group, will design a conference and hotel complex in Kisumu, in Kenia. The entire complex will be developed near Victoria Lake. The conference part will comprise, among others, the main hall housing 4 thous. persons, 2 halls for 400 people, 4 big conference rooms, a restaurant and car park with 1 thous. parking spaces available. The hotel facilities will include, among others, a 5-star hotel offering 500 rooms. The investment project also involves the development of a commercial area and promenade with marina along the lake.
cmT participates in the biggest project in Wyspa Spirzchów, in Gdańsk
Immobel Poland has contracted out management services to cmT company for the 1st phase of development project of the northern headland of Wyspa Spichrzów, which will be executed in PPP system. The entire multifunctional investment consists of few phases and will involve the construction of hotel, commercial and apartment buildings as well as renovation of road infrastructure. The value of the investment is estimated at PLN 400 m.
For more information, please visit: http://www.granaria.pl/
Author of the design and visualisation: RKW Architektur +Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky GmbH Düsseldorf
II edition of Real Estate Team Table Tennis Tournament
cmT is inviting for the 2nd Real Estate Team Table Tennis Tournament for representatives of the real estate, construction market and their families. Children are also welcome to participate in the tournament since they will compete in a separate category. The event will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at Fundacja Primus in Warsaw.
It will be an integration, social and sports meeting for anyone who likes to spend their free time actively and who enjoys sport and healthy sportsmanship.
More information can be found on: http://tabletennis.eurobuildconferences.com
cmT as a Partner of the City of Warsaw at MIPIM Fairs
Property Fairs in Cannes have once again proven that the City of Warsaw is a very attractive investment region. Warsaw, together with its Partners, presented a wide investment offer and displayed the projects which evince about Warsaw’s dynamic development and illustrate the city as a leader in the property market in the Central and Eastern Europe.
According to figures published by Rzeczpospolita, commercial investments in the property market, in the Central and Eastern Europe increased by 11% in 2016 and reached the value of Eur 11 billion*.
- Source: Rzeczpospolita,Nieruchomosci 2017 Cannes, Mipim
MIPIM Fairs 2017 in Cannes
From 14th to 17th March, cmT will again take part in the International Property Fairs in Cannes. This year cmT will join the group of Partners of the City of Warsaw and present modern projects creating new quality of space, which can help to define Warsaw as the city with huge investment potential.
Mipim Fairs are one of the most prestigious events on the property market which annually attract thousands of investors from dozens of countries, and are visited by over 20 thousand people each year.
GerProp company manages Atrium Plaza and Atrium Centrum
At the end of January, GerProp company took over the management of Atrium Plaza and Atrium Centrum – 7-storey office buildings located in the centre of Warsaw offering together over 32 thous. sqm of leasable office space. GerProp is responsible for comprehensive property management, i.e. negotiations of service contracts, tenders, preparation and control of the budget as well as for supervision of renovation, maintenance or repair works in both buildings.
GerProp has extensive experience in property management services and it offers optimal solutions, adjusted to Clients’ needs.
cmT supports education for children in Cameroon
As a supporter of corporate social involvement, cmT has once again decided to involve in charity, this time by supporting the community living in the village of Doumaintang, in Cameroon. This year, the company organized fundraising and collected essential resources for Doumaintang inhabitants. The collected funds will be allotted for education of 20 children. However, cmT does not want to provide only first aid but aspires to give conscious and intentional support. Therefore, one of the company's managers decided on a nearly two-week stay in Cameroon in order to gain better understanding of the problems and difficulties faced by the Cameroon population and to learn more about their real needs. That visit motivated the Management Board to establish a foundation for children in Cameroon. It will aim at taking long-term actions which will help ensure access to education and provide children with basic skills, thus reducing poverty and social inequalities what will eventually contribute to the improvement of living conditions.
Zielone Arkady win the category of New Shopping Centre of the Year
On the 6th of December, another edition of Eurobuild Awards was held. Experts in the property market selected the most influential investments in the Polish construction and property markets in 2016.* In the category of “New Shopping Centre of the Year” , Zielone Arkady won chosen for the award. It is the biggest shopping centre in Bydgoszcz offering over 50 000 sq.m of retail space. What distinguishes Zielone Arkady is its unique and modern architecture.
Zielone Arkady is one of the key projects that cmT company was involved in. The scope of services provided by cmT company included, among others, carrying out Technical Due Diligence, verification of the design documentation, including Building Permit and Tender design documentation as well as environmental verification. Moreover, cmT was responsible for monthly Project Monitoring during the Construction Phase and drawing up final Technical Due Diligence Report.
I edition Real Estate Team Table Tennis Tournament
cmT was the main sponsor and organizer of the 1st edition of „Real Estate Team Table Tennis Tournament” which was held on 26th November 2016 at „Spójnia” Sports Club in Warsaw. The Tournament gathered the representatives of such companies as : ECE, Strabag, UBM, Warbud, JLL or Mercury Engineering. The Tournament was intended to support integration of the real estate and construction related companies in the spirit of sports rivalry. The main attraction of the event was a demonstration-match by professional players from „Spójnia” Sports Club.
In spite of the fact that the tournament involved a lot of sport competition, it was held in a friendly atmosphere which enabled to strengthen business relations.
After the final match, the best players received commemorative cups which were awarded by the owner of cmT company, Ferdinand Baggeorer.
International Trade Fair For Property and Investment – Expo Real 2016
cmT company, as a partner of the Capital City of Warsaw, will once again take part in the largest Real Estate Fairs in Europe – Expo Real, which will be held from 4th to 6th October in Munich. In the most modern exhibition centre in Europe, cmT will have an opportunity to present its projects in Warsaw participating at the same time in the economic growth of the capital city and of the whole country.
The Fairs in Munich serve as an international business platform for the real estate and investment sector and allow for the exchange of experiences, establishment of cooperation with potential investors, as well as for a unique promotion of the company and the capital city.
cmT advises Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate on purchase of Aleja Pokoju 5
Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate bought Aleja Pokoju 5 from Buma Group. During the purchase process of the building, cmT company advised Warburg-HIH in technical matters.
Located in Cracow, Aleja Pokoju is a modern, 11-storey, A-class building offering 13 000 m2 of office space. The object was built in line with principles of sustainable development and has obtained BREEM certificate with Excellent rating.
More information on the purchase of Aleja Pokoju 5 can be found in Eurobuild (September edition)
DD-Ex. Application for defects monitoring.
cmT has finished works on its original DD-Ex application which serves for controlling and monitoring defects as a part of Technical Due Diligence and supervision services with the use of mobile devices.
At the moment, mobile application runs on iOS operating system, however, a version for Android system is also being prepared. It will be available to other entities after the completion of tests.
The system provides high functionality and user-friendliness allowing for recording defects with the use of mobile devices (tablets). Identified defects are entered regularly with the information on their location on plans and they can be documented in the form of images, description and voice memo. Recorded defects are synchronized with the central database what allows for their further processing on a computer and enables to generate reports. Relevant reports can be sent to a contractor or investor and there is a possibility of interactive (online) updating of the progress of defects removal and their acceptance.
The application is already used as a part of due diligence and fit out works executed in an office building and coordinated by cmT company.
More information on the application will be on a dedicated website DD-Ex.eu which is to come soon.
Corrugated cardboard factory in Trzcinica
In April this year, Prowell Sp. z o.o., which is part of Progroup AG consortium, began construction of its tenth corrugated cardboard factory located in Trzcinica, in south-western Poland. Thanks to immediate vicinity to and close cooperation with Janmar Centrum - manufacturer of corrugated cardboard packaging - a modern packaging park will be created. When constructing its factories, Prowell pays special attention to the energy efficiency, environmental protection and latest technologies.
The opening of the factory is planned for the fourth quarter of 2016.
Within this investment, cmT is responsible for the control of the Design process, schedule, cost control and construction works supervision.
New project in Wola district in WarsawAt the junction of Twarda, Żelazna and Złota Streets, a 4 star hotel, belonging to the InterContinental Hotels Group, is being erected. A new , 16-storey corner building with partially glazed façade will offer over 250 hotel rooms, several conference rooms as well as fitness club and bar. According to preliminary assumptions, the execution of the investment will take 22 months. As a Site Inspector , cmT company is responsible for controlling the execution of works and at the same time for successful completion of the project.
II Edition of OFF-ROAD PIASECZNO Rally
The second edition of Off-Road Piaseczno rally for Lajtowy Puchar Samochodów Turystycznych (Tourist Cars Contest for Light Cup) will be held on the 21st May. CmT Off-Road Team will again compete with many contestants on a difficult, full of challenges route. This attractive event, supported by cmT company which is one of Off-Road Piaseczno Partners, promotes car tourism as well as Mazovia regions.
For more information on the rally, visit: www.offroadpiaseczno.pl
Riviera und Dominikanski Square – die größte Transaktionen auf dem Immobilienmarkt in 2015
Gemäß den neuesten Daten der Monatszeitschrift Forbes sind die Investitionen auf der Liste der größten Transaktionen auf dem Kommerzimmobilienmarkt in Polen gefunden, an welchen cmT teilgenommen hat. Auf der ersten Stelle befindet sich in dem Geschäftssektor das Handelszentrum Riviera. Der größte Investition im Bürosektor war Dominikanska Square. Beide Immobilien wurden durch Union Investment Real Estate gekauft. [Forbes, März 2016]
Der Arbeitsbereich von cmT hat u.a. die komplette technische Audit, Brandschutzteste der Systeme, Aufsicht auf der Mängelbeseitigung, Aufsicht auf der Baustelle im Bereich des Erwerbs der Nutzungsgenehmigung und die Ausführung der Ausbauarbeiten für die Mieter umgefasst.
Riviera and Dominikanski Square - the biggest transactions on the property market in 2015
The latest edition of Forbes magazine features the ranking of the biggest transactions on the commercial property market in Poland. The first place in the commercial sector belongs to Riviera Shopping centre, whereas the biggest project among the office buildings is Dominikanski Square. Both properties were bought by Union Investment Real Estate. [Forbes, March 2016]
cmT company was significantly involved in projects that happen to be at the top of the Forbes list. The scope of services provided by cmT company included, among others, carrying out technical due diligence, fire tests, monitoring the removal of defects, carrying out fit-out works for tenants and monitoring the construction from the point of view of obtaining occupancy permit.
MIPIM fairs in Cannes
From 15th to 18th March, cmT company participated in MIPIM fair – the International property event which was held in Cannes. It is one of the most prestigious events on the property market which annually attracts thousands of investors from several dozen of countries. The fair’s extensive programme covered numerous meetings and discussion panels. Participation in this event allowed cmT to exchange experiences as well as to establish and strengthen relations with many investors.
For more information on fairs, please visit the following website: www.mipim.com
cmT company has joined the group of Sponsors of Offroad Piaseczno, which is responsible for the organization of InterCars 4x4 rallies. The first edition of Lajtowy Puchar Samochodów Turystycznych (Offroad Car Contest) will be held on the 27th February, in which cmT. Offroad team will also take part. Periodic rallies pose great entertainment not only for contestants but also for all visitors, they help to improve team work and strengthen team spirit. Moreover, these contests allow for promoting the city and county as a location for active recreation, help to discover the region and promote car tourism.
21st Annual Commercial Property Market Conference
As an expert in construction management, Ferdinand Baggeroer was invited to take part in a panel discussion on construction market, where perspective and vision of the future for construction companies and Polish construction market was under debate considering the horizon of the EU funding. The future of PPP scheme in Poland has also been discussed.
It is the second time when cmT has attended the largest real estate and investments trade in Europe and joined the prestigious group of Warsaw City Partners. Participation in this special event allowed for promoting both the company and the city as well as for establishing cooperation with potential investors interested in the Polish real estate market.
"When construction margins are falling, claim management specialists are never short ofwork. In such times firms fighting for every penny need to look after their businesses more carefully – and whether a profit or loss can be made out of a contract often depends on how good it is at pursuing claims."
Eurobuild TV Interview with Ferdinand Baggerorer, the owner of cmT company.
"These days many developers are choosing not to work with general contractors. This is not to save money, but because they believe it is a more convenient and secure model for their projects."