Westbridge opens headquarters in Warsaw - Danuta Grzywacz appointed Country Head for Poland
Specializing in ESG policy and optimization of operating costs, Westbridge Advisory (Westbridge) opened a new headquarters in the capital of Poland in April 2022. Danuta Grzywacz has been entrusted with the duties of the headquarters at Rondo ONZ 1. As Country Head for Poland, it will report directly to the Managing Director of Westbridge Advisory International AG, Hajo Engelke. From now on, Westbridge's expertise is available locally to investors and asset managers operating on the Polish real estate market.
Westbridge's international division is currently represented in Europe by two branches outside Germany: the existing office in Zurich and the newly established branch in Warsaw. In this way, the company wants to strengthen its leading position in consultancy in the field of sustainable development and energy efficiency in the commercial real estate sector.
After graduating in finance and management, Danuta Grzywacz started in 2002 as a Senior Sales Specialist at BPH bank. Four years later she joined Raiffeisen Bank Polska. Then she changed positions several times, managing sales teams and winning, among others experience in the field of digital transformation as a Business Development Manager at Econocom. While working at Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) in Warsaw as the director responsible for Sales Management and Clients Growth, she became interested in the subject of sustainable development in the commercial real estate industry. This was an incentive for her to deepen her knowledge of zero net energy consumption and to join Westbridge, a specialist in ESG.
Danuta Grzywacz declares: “Our goal is to significantly increase the awareness in Poland of the importance of ESG and to strengthen Westbridge's position as a strategic and operational expert in this field. At the same time, we will strive to further expand our existing mandates in Poland and, at the same time, expand the group of our regular clients with important players in the commercial real estate sector ”.
“The opening of our representative office in Poland gives new impulses to the growth of our company on a European scale. The new headquarters in Warsaw will allow us to enter this very important market and intensify our support thanks to greater customer proximity,” explains Hajo Engelke, Managing Director at Westbridge. “We are happy to have joined our company by such a proven expert as Danuta. Thanks to its extensive experience, it will be a perfect complement to our team. Danuta will help strengthen our position on the Polish market and will support our clients on their way to achieving climate neutrality”.