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Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch concentrates her practice on real estate transactions and the financing of real estate projects. She represents developers, project financing banks, institutional clients and real estate funds in construction projects in Poland. She is widely recognized in the real estate market and has been involved in major transactions involving commercial, office, and logistics properties, including the construction of the largest shopping centers in Warsaw, as well as cross-border deals throughout Europe.

Jolanta assists local and international clients investing in real estate in Poland, advising on the structure of transactions, the acquisition and sale of building sites, the preparation of the investment process, and the negotiation and drafting of construction, development, and real estate contracts. She has also been involved in numerous arbitration proceedings in Poland.

Concentrations

  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate private equity
  • Real estate tax and REITs
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Real estate development
  • Hotels and leisure
  • Commercial litigation
  • Banking
  • M&A and Joint Ventures

Capabilities

Experience

  • Advised the WING Group, one of the largest privately-owned real estate companies in Hungary, in connection with the indirect acquisition of 55.95% of shares in Echo Investment S.A., through the acquisition of Lisala sp. z.o.o. owned by Oaktree and PIMCO, from Echo Partners B.V.
  • Advised Tritax EuroBox plc, a fund investing in Continental European logistics real estate assets, on the acquisition of a technologically advanced logistics facility in Stryków, Central Poland, from one of the Panattoni Europe group companies.
  • Advised Madison International Realty in connection with the indirect acquisition of a majority stake in Capital Park S.A., the investor in the ArtN complex in the Wola district of Warsaw.
  • Advised Madison International Realty in connection with the acquisition of 50% of the Warsaw Spire A office building and a joint-venture agreement with Ghelamco Group.
  • Advised Centrum Haffnera Sp. z o.o. in connection with the sale of the Centrum Haffnera commercial and service complex in Sopot, Poland.
  • Advised Union Investment Real Estate in connection with the purchase of the Manufaktura shopping center located in Lódz and the Riviera shopping center in Gdynia.°
  • Advised RREEF Investment GmbH in connection with the acquisition of the Metropolitan office building in Warsaw.°
  • Advised Union Investment Real Estate in connection with the purchase of the Hampton by Hilton hotel in Warsaw.
  • Advised Heitman on the sale of the Europlex office and retail center to GTC.°
  • Advised RREEF Investment GmbH in connection with the acquisition of the Stary Browar shopping center in Poznan.°
  • Advised Citi Property Investors in connection with the acquisition of five real properties developed with commercial centers.°
  • Advised Heitman International in connection with the sale of the Manhattan Business & Distribution Center in Warsaw to CBRE Global Investors.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Nowakowska-Zimoch prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year for CEE, 2019
  • Legal 500 EMEA: leading lawyer in Real Estate, 2017-2019
  • Legal 500 Hall of Fame: honored in Real Estate, 2018
  • Chambers Europe: Band 1 in Real Estate, 2012-2014, 2017-2019
  • IFLR1000: Notable Practitioner in Real Estate, 2018-2020
  • Rzeczpospolita: leading lawyer in Real Estate (2019); recommended in Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Best Lawyers: recommended in Real Estate, since 2010
  • Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law: Best in Real Estate, 2019 
  • Top Woman in Real Estate: Business Management Award, 2019
  • Eurobuild Awards: “Real Estate Personality of the Year”, 2018
  • Who’s Who Legal: expert in Real Estate, 2018-2019
  • Member, Bar Association of Warsaw

Credentials

Education
  • Advocate, 1995
  • Master of Law, 1980
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent