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Agata Jurek-Zbrojska is a partner based in Warsaw. She is a qualified legal advisor and holds a master’s degree in economics. She has more than 15 years of experience in advising clients from around the world on the CEE real estate market. During her career she has also gained experience in other jurisdictions, i.e. in Germany and Spain. Agata has participated in the biggest transactions on the Polish market as well as in many cross-border transactions in Europe. The value of the transactions she has advised on amounts to billions of Euro. She specializes in real estate transactions. She helps clients to strategically structure real estate deals and prepares joint venture contracts.
Agata has advised many developers, banks, financial institutions and investment funds on legal issues related to the construction process, including the drafting and negotiation of development management contracts, building contracts, agreements with architects, and key lease agreements. She also advises on renewable energy projects, including development agreements related to the sale of wind farm projects.

Agata constantly seeks to expand her knowledge of economics. She has lectured at the Warsaw School of Economics, where she also completed her doctoral studies, during which she analyzed the economic and legal aspects of urban revitalization projects.

Concentrations

  • Real estate investment
  • Planning, zoning and land use
  • Real estate finance 
  • Real estate private equity
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate funds

Capabilities

Experience

  • Advised Marvipol Development on the sale of a PLN 380.9 million residential built-to-rentportfolio to be developed by Marvipol in Warsaw to Heimstaden Bostad.
  • Advised AEW, acting on behalf of a German investor, on the acquisition of a city logistics project near Warsaw.
  • Advised Swiss RE, represented by CBRE GI, on the acquisition of two office buildings in Gdańsk and Wrocław and logistics properties in Warsaw.
  • Advised Benson Elliot, a leading independent pan-European private equity real estate fund manager, on the acquisition of Diamentum Office in Wrocław.
  • Advised Akron Investment Central Eastern Europe II and Heitman, acting as the asset manager, on the sale of the Warsaw Trade Tower office building to Globalworth Poland Real Estate.
  • Advised Immobel in connection with the sale of the iconic CEDET office building in Warsaw (the former Smyk Central Department Store).
  • Advised Bluehouse on the acquisition of Marynarska Pont 2 office building in Warsaw.
  • Advised Mazovia Capital on the sale of the Mazovia Plaza office building to M7, a pan-European investor and asset manager.
  • Advised Vantage Development in connection with the sale of the Delta 44 office-retail complex in Wrocław.
  • Advised Nepi Rockcastle on the acquisition of the Alfa shopping center in Białystok.
  • Advised Benson Elliot on the acquisition of the Vinci office building in Kraków.
  • Advised DWS on the acquisition of the Metropolitan office building in Warsaw.°
  • Advised DWS on the acquisition of the Stary Browar shopping center in Poznań.°
  • Advised GTC S.A. on the acquisition of an office building portfolio located in Łódź and Gdańsk from Hines.°
  • Advised Rockcastle Global Real Estate on the acquisition of the Focus Mall shopping center portfolio from Aviva Investors.°
  • Advised Rockcastle Global Real Estate on the acquisition of the Galeria Warmińska shopping center in Olsztyn.°
  • Advised Rockcastle on the acquisition of two shopping center complexes – Pogoria in Dąbrowa Górnicza and Karolinka in Opole.°
  • Advised Heitman on the sale of the Europlex office and retail center to GTC S.A.°
  • Advised PHN on the JV with Menard Doswell and Hillwood related to logistics projects near Warsaw.
  • Advised Logis on the JV with Hillwood in relation to logistics project.°
  • Advised GLP in connection with the acquisition and development of several logistics projects.
  • Advised Bluehouse in connection with the acquisition and development of several logistics projects.
  • Advised Hillwood in connection with the acquisition and development of several logistics projects.
  • Advised Goodman in connection with the acquisition and development of several logistics projects.
  • Advised Polski Holding Nieruchomości in connection with a joint-venture transaction regarding the development of a logistic center in Parzniew.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: "Women in Business Law," 2021
  • Chambers Europe: Band 4 in Real Estate (2019-2021): Up and Coming in Real Estate (2017)
  • IFLR1000: Notable Practitioner in Real Estate (2018-2020); listed as Notable Practitioner in Real Estate (Finance and Acquisitions) (2021)
  • EMEA Legal 500: recommended lawyer in Real Estate (2019, 2021)
  • Top Woman in Real Estate: Tax and Law (2019)
  • Member, Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law

Credentials

Education
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2007
  • Doctoral Studies, Economics, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
  • M.A., Economics, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
  • Master of Law, Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • German, Fluent
  • Spanish, Fluent