In her new function, Ewa Szafranska-Madry will be responsible for the development of the company’s property portfolio in Central and Eastern Europe. She will support existing business areas and promote new ones, including property acquisition and developing the company’s range of services with regard to complex asset and property management and improving the development process during the execution of new investments. She will also be responsible for the company’s administrative and organizational structure in the CEE region.
Ewa Szafranska-Madry brings 16 years of experience to Balmain, gained in different areas of the real estate sector in the CEE region, from the management of development processes in different commercial property sectors or investment fund assets, through the project organization and funding, to the creation and implementation of market investment strategies.
Accepting the position of the Managing Director of such a multidisciplinary organization as Balmain is a challenging prospect, considering that Balmain is rapidly increasing its property management port-folio and has expanded its team to over 50 employees.
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“I am delighted to be joining the Balmain team as they expand their portfolio of managed properties in Poland and extend the scope of their activity in other countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
With such vast experience and skills, Balmain can offer comprehensive services in the following areas: property and asset management, project development co-ordination, and commercial leasing,” says the new Managing Director, CEE.
Group Managing Director James Turner added: “We are delighted to welcome Ewa on board our growing business. With her previous experience and skills, she will be able to develop enhance Balmain’s portfolio in the CEE region and make the company an even more attractive proposition in the eyes of investors.”
For the past seven years, Ewa Szafranska-Madry, who graduated from the Technical University of Wroclaw with a degree in architecture, was Executive Director for Azora International Management. Prior to that, she worked as the Development Director at Apsys Poland and was a Senior Project Manager at TK Development and Carrefour Poland.
Established in 2003, Balmain Asset Management is a specialist in the investment, asset management, leasing and development of shopping centers and retail properties. The company has operated in Poland since 2004 where it is based in Warsaw with an experienced local team. Through the team’s experience and diverse backgrounds in retail property, Balmain is able to source, acquire and fund the purchase of retail property assets and sites with identified asset management and development opportunities and then deliver the strategies through its leasing and development teams based locally. The company has over €500m of retail property assets under management containing in excess of 1,000 tenancy units in 25 properties welcoming over 40 million customers annually.