Head of Divestments CEE
Skanska Commercial Development Europe
Adrian Karczewicz is the Head of Divestments for Skanska’s commercial development unit in CEE. Responsible for sourcing buyers and conducting transaction processes in four CEE markets: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.
Adrian has over 20 years' experience in the real estate market dating back to 1997 when he became an analyst at Gerald Eve International. He continued his career at Knight Frank in Warsaw, and GE Capital Golub Real Estate. Prior to joining Skanska in 2013, he worked for Polish developer Echo Investment as the director responsible for the company’s asset divestments.
While working at Skanska, Adrian and the transactions teams have divested over 35 office buildings totaling almost EUR 1.6 bn. He has also expanded Skanska’s clients portfolio by 15 new buyers. Adrian was involved in the sales process of Skanska’s asset in London – the Monument office building (GBP 118 M) and just recently in divestment of Skanska Neon project in Helsinki (EUR 135 M).
Adrian is a devoted CEE commercial real estate ambassador who promotes the region among foreign investors all over the world. Being strongly focused on investor-oriented activities, he conducted numerous market tours to Germany, the UK, and Asia. As a renowned expert, Adrian is often invited as a speaker to many events regarding European and CEE real estate market. Adrian’s proactive approach and relationship-building were recognized by the Skanska Group worldwide with the 2017 Market Maker Award.
In addition, Adrian is the initiator of the CEE Investment Report, which is one of the most important publications promoting the CEE region among stakeholders. Its latest 5th edition was published in October 2019.