BikeDAY in New City – two wheels for everyone.

Professional bicycle services, games and contests with prizes, tests of various kinds of bikes and the possibility to try your skills at a professional trainer. All this waits for New City tenants on Friday, June 23rd, in ​​the New City complex.

 

On 23rd June, Hines, in collaboration with Bike2Box organizes BikeDAY for the third time. The event aims to encourage as many people to choose cycling as an alternative mode of transport to the workplace.

On the New City complex there will be available for you professional, free bicycle service. Anyone who comes that day to work by bike can leave two wheels to service and also get an expert advice on bike maintenance.

Throughout the day it will be also available to take part in a first aid course run by a paramedic, next to the test zone.

 

The event begins at 8:30 am and for the participants we have prepared a few surprises. On the test zone tenants will be able to try their skills at different kinds of bikes. During the competition tenants can take part in the race cycling on the trainer. 5 minutes of workout on this device will make them forget about work and de-stress on Friday afternoon.

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BURDA PROLONGS THE LEASE AGREEMENT IN THE NEW CITY

Hines, the international real estate firm and owner of  New City building in Warsaw has renewed the lease agreement with Burda International Poland – one of the world's largest media and technology groups. The tenant will occupy more than 4,000 square meters of office space on the top floors of the complex.

 


At present, advanced modernization and arrangement works are being carried out, aimed at adapting the new office space to the needs of Burda International Poland. The project has put a lot of emphasis on creating modern functional space that will provide the most comfortable conditions for editorial and creative teams. The office space will include a professional photo studio and specially arranged fashion and beauty rooms for styling and the realization of photo session.

 


“In line with the philosophy ‘Tenant Comes First’, the primary goal of Hines Polska is to provide tenants with the most friendly and comfortable working conditions. The effectiveness of our actions is reflected in the satisfaction of firms like Burda International Poland, which after five years of leasing the office space in New City, decides to continue the cooperation,”  said Julia Racewicz, asset manager, Hines Poland.

 


The new tenant's office will be located on three floors of the building (the entire floors nine and 10 and half of the eighth floor).

 


Multimedia reception will be located on the top floor of the office with connection to a large Burda Café – dedicated to business meetings and guests of the company. The arrangement of this part of the office will include creation of a two-level relaxation zone with comfortable sofas and long wooden tables that will facilitate the integration of employees. The open spaces were complemented by a variety of informal meeting places that will be separated by a high back couches. In addition, designated places will also feature silenced telephone booths. Resting areas as well as individual work places were also taken into account. There will also be plenty of flexible space for organizing training and thematic events for clients and readers. The interior design will be complemented by natural elements of greenery and a view of the panorama of Warsaw.

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New locker rooms and showers for cyclists were opened

New locker rooms and showers for cyclists were opened in the New City building immediately after the first weekend of May.


These facilities add to the existing ample cycling infrastructure in the building. They are located in a mezzanine above the main lobby, right beside the NEW rest and relaxation zone.

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New fitness club called Zdrofit in New City

In April, a new fitness club called Zdrofit was opened in New City. The change in fitness operator received a positive response from our Tenants.

 

To Celebrate Earth Day last month, we organized a collection of waste electronic equipment in New City. Over the several days of the initiative, our Tenants and their personnel had the opportunity to dispose of obsolete electronic devices in exchange for an environmental giveaway.

 

Another initiative in New City that month was the launch of an umbrella rental service. On cloudy and rainy days, the New City personnel and visitors may now collect umbrellas from the reception free of charge to protect themselves from rain.

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International Women’s Day in New City.

At the beginning of March, we celebrated International Women's Day. This was a good occasion to present all women with flowers.

 

SNA Europe, a supplier of professional hand tools and our long-standing Tenant, decided to renew its tenancy in the New City building for several more years.

 

Also in March, the New City lobby was used as a set by a film crew shooting a new HBO series.

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DJI Drones in New City

Poland’s first-ever DJI Drones (DJI) showroom has just opened at New City, an office complex at ul. Marynarska 15 in Warsaw managed by Hines Polska for Hines Global REIT. The lease agreement was signed for five years. DJI is the largest and most recognizable drone manufacturer in the world, with its products designed for both professionals and beginners. The store located on the ground floor of New City was leased by RCpro, distributor and dealer for DJI.


“With its perfect visibility, proximity to bus and tram stops, as well as avaiability of a parking lot for visitors and customers, New City is attracting tenants looking for commercial space. A testament to this is the opening of Poland’s first DJI Flagship Store providing a range of top-quality products for both professionals and amateurs,” said Przemysław Iznerowicz, managing director, Hines Polska.


New City tenants can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a state-of-the-art carpooling system and a dedicated Veturilo bike station, as well as the first bike rental box in Poland. Recently, Hines has completely renovated the common areas – the mezzanine and terrace – available to complex employees and visitors.

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Minor renovation improvements completed

Last month, we completed minor renovation improvements in the elevator lobbies and in the corridors leading to the Tenants' space. The aim of the work was to maintain the shared spaces in perfect condition at all times and the work will be continued in the coming months.

 

The Olimp Restaurant prepared a special offer for New City personnel by inviting the Tenants for free soft drinks.

 

Following negotiations lasting nearly one and a half years, February saw the signing of a tenancy agreement with New City's largest Tenant.

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Reconstruction of Marynarska street – ncreased the numbers of driveways available

Due to the continuing reconstruction of Marynarska street, we are making every effort to ensure that the investment affects our Lessees as little as possible. Recently, we have increased the numbers of driveways available from the side of Cybernetyki street and we are now conducting a short survey among our Lessees pertaining to the reconstruction of that street. Opinions and comments thus gathered will be forwarded to bodies managing the investment.

 

Also in November, a new Lessee – Fabryka Okularów – opened an optical salon as part of its Doktor Marchewka network in New city. On this occasion, a Health Day was organised, as part of which it was possible for Lessees to have their eyesight tested, get advice about choosing glasses and advice about eye makeup, and to take part in simple tests to check their physical constitution.

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New City Provides new amenities for tenants

Hines Polska, the manager of the Warsaw New City office complex for Hines Global REIT, has introduced a number of changes and amenities in the building located at 15 Marynarska Street. Its tenants can now enjoy refurbished common areas, the mezzanine and terrace, as well as one of the world’s first folding bike rental boxes.


The New City complex has long boasted numerous green solutions and transport facilities, as well as excellent amenities for bikers. Apart from the dedicated Carpooling system and a Veturilo station, Hines provided the tenants with Poland’s first folding bike rental box offering the #CHANGE service, which enables them to move around the city on Strida bicycles.


“We always encourage our tenants to choose alternative green modes of transport, and the bicycle is the greatest remedy for gridlocked streets and crowded trams. That is why we worked with Bike2Box, a company with which we regularly organize the Bike Day, to propose the bike rental box, an innovative and practical solution. Light, compact, folding bikes are perfectly suited for city rides,” says Tomasz Sasin, Hines sustainability manager.


Regardless of the mode of transport, New City complex employees can expect a seamless commute to work, despite the ongoing roadworks in Marynarska Street. New City, as the only building in this part of the Mokotów district, can be accessed from three directions, including Cybernetyki Street.


In addition, as part of its continuous effort to improve comfort of the tenants and respond to their needs, Hines has completely renovated the common areas – the mezzanine and terrace – which are already available to complex visitors and employees. The new mezzanine serves as both a relaxation area and meeting venue. Fitted with modern and comfortable furniture, the terrace is located on the X floor of the building and can be accessed by all New City tenants.

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Leasing milestones at New City office complex

The New City office complex located at 15 Marynarska Street in Warsaw has gained a new tenant, Fabryka Okularów. Hines Polska, the building manager for Hines Global REIT, has also announced lease renewal agreements with several existing tenants for approximately 5,000 square meters.


Fabryka Okularów, the owner of optical practices and Doctor Marchewka optical stores across Poland, will occupy over 900 square meters of space, planning to expand it by an additional 213 square meters in 2017. Throughout the negotiations, Fabryka Okularów was represented by the Walter Herz consulting firm.


This November, Fabryka Okularów is opening the Klinika Wzroku eye care clinic, a 300-sqm facility featuring specialist offices provided with state-of-the-art equipment, a vision therapy clinic and an optical store with a dedicated area for children.


In addition, several tenants renewed their lease agreements at New City for a total of 5,000 square metres, including Rainbow Tours S.A. travel agency, Hair & Nail Concept beauty parlour, Valeant Sp. z o.o. Sp. j. and VP Valeant Polska Sp. z o.o., Awbud S.A., as well as Cheil Germany GMBH Sp. z o.o.


“Our tenants are essential to the success of our properties. In line with the philosophy ‘Tenant Comes First’, our task is to address the needs of both the old and new occupants. We are happy that our efforts have been appreciated by tenants who choose New City,” said Przemysław Iznerowicz, managing director, Hines Polska.

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Numerous attractions for out Lessees

October was also a month during which we prepared numerous attractions for out Lessees. During Heart Day, we made it possible for employees of the New City complex to donate blood, receive advice free-of-charge, and have the composition of their body examined. There were also trainers at the disposal of our Lessees who helped them go through short endurance and constitution tests. New City employees were also able to take advantage of a special offer prepared by T-Mobile, one of our Lessees.

 

Close to the end of October, we organised a Halloween event in New City, inviting our employees to take part in carving jack-o’-lanterns. All events evoked significant interest among our Lessees. Last month, the manager of the building changed his location. As of now, he can be found in new premises in the entresol.

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September in New City was full of events for Lessees

At the beginning of the month, a stall of dr Irena Eris was opened in the main hall. While it was open, ladies had a chance to learn more about cosmetic products sold under that brand, get professional advice from consultants, and have their complexion examined.

 

We also promoted commuting by public transportation. As part of the World Car-Free Day, we organised a draw with prizes for people who decided to support the initiative. Also in September, as part of our cooperation with Lindt, we offered chocolate to New City employees.

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