Five parks are already confirmed to be in the development pipeline, the first of which will be located in Chorzów in the Silesian voivodeship, and it is expected to open before the end of Q4 2021. The other four towns are Otwock, Łapy, Skarżysko-Kamienna and Siedlce.
Funding for the acquisition comes from Patron Capital’s recently closed Fund VI. Avison Young Poland advised Patron Capital and Trei on the transaction.
Wiktor Lesinski, Principal at Patron Capital, said: “Due to the continued strong fundamentals that underpin the Polish market and the evolving consumer preference towards convenience-driven shopping, this joint venture represents an attractive opportunity for our strategy and builds on our previous experience in Poland.”
Pepijn Morshuis, CEO of Trei Real Estate, said: “We will soon achieve the objective of holding 50 Vendo Parks in our proprietary portfolio but see potential for further developments in Poland. The collaborative venture with Patron will give us an opportunity to step up the pace of expanding and scaling our business. We also realized over the past years that the demand for retail parks in the smaller towns of Poland is bigger than initially assumed.”