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Małgorzata Kercz focuses her practice on real estate. She assists foreign and domestic investors in real estate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals of commercial real estate properties and mergers and acquisitions of real estate companies. Additionally, Małgorzata’s practice includes providing advice on real property leasing and development, in particular with respect to shopping centers, office buildings and logistics parks. Małgorzata assists investors in real estate matters relating to commercial, administrative and civil law. She also deals with corporate matters relating to company mergers and transformations, as well as corporate restructuring processes of investors from the real property sector.

Concentrations

  • Real Estate Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Lease
  • Corporate Law
  • Administrative Law

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a private equity fund Innova Capital in connection with real estate aspects of the acquisition of a stake in Bielenda Kosmetyki Naturalne from its current owners.
  • Represented Hines Pan-European Core Fund in connection with the acquisition of a mezzanine warehouse facility in Wrocław from GLL Real Estate Partners, manager of a fund in the Macquarie Group.
  • Represented Somerston Group, an international investor engaged primarily in real estate investment and development, through its affiliate Newbridge Poland, a Warsaw-based investment and development firm, in the acquisition of three shopping centers in Toruń (Centrum Handlowe Bielawy), Kraków (Centrum Handlowe Czyżyny) and Łódź (Centrum Handlowe Guliwer).
  • Represented an international investor in connection with the acquisition of the Prosta Office Centre and Trinity Park II office building through the acquisition of special purpose vehicles holding the above real properties.
  • Represented Credit Suisse Asset Management Immobilien Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH in connection with the acquisition of Prosta Tower, an A+ class office building located in Warsaw at Prosta St.
  • Assisted Buma Group, a Polish developer, in connection with the sale of an office building at aleja Pokoju 5 in Kraków.
  • Represented an international investor in connection with the acquisition of a warehouse-production facility in Bielsko-Biała leased to GE Poland.
  • Assisted Pinnacle in connection with all aspects of the contemplated acquisition, development and leasing of retail parks, flexi parks and logistics centers in Silesia.°
  • Participated in the work for Invesco in connection with the sale of a logistics park in Bielsko-Biała.°
  • Participated in the work for Menolly Poland in connection with the sale of a developed real property in Warsaw.°
  • Participated in the work for Aviva Investors in connection with the sale of an office building in Warsaw.°
  • Participated in the work for Goodman in connection with the acquisition of logistics parks in Wrocław and Bielany Wrocławskie.°
  • Participated in the work for Heitman in connection with the acquisition of Galeria Malta through a Luxembourg joint-venture structure with Neinver.°
  • Participated in the work for Pradera in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of four shopping centers situated in Gdańsk, Łódź, Toruń and Sosnowiec.°
  • Participated in the work for Invesco in connection with the acquisition of an office building in Warsaw.°
 
  • Assisted Invesco and other international real estate investors in connection with corporate restructuring of the group companies.°
  • Assisted Invesco and Pinnacle in connection with acquisitions of Polish companies.°
  • Assisted Pinnacle, Pradera and Crowley Data Poland in connection with day to day corporate matters.°
  • Assisted Invesco and NBGI in connection with liquidation step-ups.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Kercz prior to her joining GREENBERG TRAURIG Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński sp.k.

  • Participated in a due diligence analysis of the company maintaining the Hard Rock Cafe in Poland in connection with the acquisition of the shares in this company.°
  • Participated in a due diligence analysis of the companies from the TAURON group, in connection with the initial public offering of Tauron Polska Energia S.A.°
  • Participated in a due diligence analysis of the company A.Blikle, in connection with the acquisition of the shares in this company.°
  • Participated in due diligence analyses of companies, logistic centers, shopping centers, office buildings in various Polish cities, in particular in the scope of the title to the real property, lease and tenancy agreements, corporate issues and intellectual property rights.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Member, Bar Association of Warsaw

Credentials

Education
  • Advocate
  • Master of Law, The University of Warsaw
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent