Paul Gheysens honoured with the Vector Award
Paul Gheysens, CEO of the Ghelamco Group, was honoured with the Vector statuette – a prestigious award handed out by the Employers of Poland organisation to the institutions and individuals who managed to achieve an outstanding success in the last year or had a significant impact on the development of the Polish economy and entrepreneurship.
Paul Gheysens, CEO of the Ghelamco Group received the Vector 2016 statuette on Thursday. The prestigious distinction was handed out personally by Andrzej Malinowski, President of the Employers of Poland Organisation, during the official award ceremony in Brussels. The CEO of Ghelamco was honoured for his great contributions, which led the company to achieve the leading position on the Polish market of commercial real estate, as well as for the unique architecture of Ghelamco’s designs, which enriched the Polish cities.
“I am honoured to have this opportunity to receive the award. In this case, it is not a distinction for an individual investment, but instead, it sums up our achievements to date, as well as our significant contribution to the development of Polish economy, especially its real estate market”, said Paul Gheysens, CEO of Ghelamco Group. “Our flagship investments, such as the Warsaw Spire or the Warsaw Hub, which is currently in development, are innovative projects, which created thousands of new jobs and they have a real impact, improving the standards of employment on the office market in the capital of Poland.”
The Vector statuettes have been awarded annually for the last 15 years by the Employers of Poland Organisation. The Awards are handed out to outstanding individuals from the world of business, politics, culture and media, who – thanks to their everyday work and their operation set new trends and create innovative solutions – important from the standpoints of the Polish economy, social life and the development of entrepreneurship.
Ghelamco Poland has been operating in Poland for 26 years. Being an investor, developer and general contractor, the Belgian company managed to achieve the leading position on the Polish commercial real estate market by carrying out a series of spectacular investments, such as the award-winning Warsaw Spire office complex, which was named the best office building in the world in the MIPIM Awards 2017 contest. Since the first days of its operations in Poland, Ghelamco has been successfully carrying out all the projects, bringing about new quality to the space of the Polish cities, setting new directions for the entire office real estate sector in the country.
Ghelamco’s portfolio comprises over 1 100 000 square metres of office space, with more spectacular investments to come, including the Warsaw Hub – a skyscraper complex in the Wola district. The Belgian company has proven itself as a visionary in the real estate industry, and its operations exceed the traditional framework of real estate development, confirmed by city-forming designs, such as the Warsaw Spire with the Europejski Square – an example of innovative approach and commitment of the developer to creating valuable public spaces. The company also discovered the potential of the Wola and Mokotów districts with regards to commercial real estate, introduced a concept of a business park to the Polish market and – as the first company on the market – certified its office buildings in the prestigious BREEAM system.