WOOD & Company real estate team has a new leasing director
Prague, September 12, 2022. In September, Jan Mechl joined WOOD & Company Real Estate as Director of Leasing, responsible for office leasing in the CEE region.
Jan Mechl has worked in the real estate market for 17 years. He gained experience at JLL, where he worked his way up from junior positions to Director of Office Leasing, and brokered a number of office lease transactions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with volumes of tens of thousands of square metres, on behalf of both owners and users.
During his professional career, he has worked with developers of and investors in many major projects such as Waltrovka, Enterprise, ArtGen, Harfa Office Park, Blox and Myslbek. His services in complex lease transactions, renegotiations and relocations have been retained by SAP, Newton University, Deutsche Bank, Ogilvy, L’Oréal, Kantar and Doctors Without Borders, among others.
At Wood & Company, Jan will lead the office leasing department and be responsible for managing the agenda across the CEE region. “The past year and a half has been very dynamic for us in terms of acquisitions,” says Jiří Hrbáček, Portfolio Manager and Vice-Chairman of the Board of WOOD & Company, “In addition to the Czech and Slovak markets, we have also entered the Polish market, where we are negotiating the purchase of another office building. We are growing and this requires reinforcement of our team. I am convinced that Jan, with his many years of experience in the commercial real estate segment, will be a valuable asset and a guarantor of satisfied tenants.
“WOOD & Company’s real estate team is made up of experienced real estate and investment experts whose work and track record of long-term appreciation and above-average returns speaks for itself. I am glad to have become part of it and to be able to contribute to its further success,” Jan Mechl added.
Jan holds MSc degrees from Sheffield Hallam University and Nottingham Trent University. He is fluent in English. His interests include cooking, mountaineering, skiing, music and sports. He enjoys spending his free time with his children, adventuring and exploring the world.
WOOD & Company entered the real estate market in 2016. Its real estate funds focus on the acquisition and management of high-quality office and retail properties in the CEE region, with good investment potential. By the end of 2021, the value of assets under management by the WOOD & Co. real estate funds exceeded CZK 25 billion and the total leasable area had increased to 340 thousand sqm.
WOOD & Company is a major financial and investment group with a leading position in the Central European market. It was founded in 1991 and has offices in seven major European cities – Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Milan, Bucharest, Dublin and London. The company focuses on providing services in the areas of corporate finance and capital markets, securities trading and asset management.
TheWOOD & Company Real Estate Fund is one of the local leaders in the commercial real estate segment, with more than 340,000 sqm of leasable space. Following the acquisition of Green Point, WOOD & Co.’s portfolio of real estate consists of seven buildings in Bratislava, five buildings in Prague and one in Warsaw.
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