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Senior Partner, Head of Corporate Finance CEE, Colliers International, Poland
Dorota has over 20 years of experience in real estate, finance and banking. As Senior Partner and Head of the Corporate Finance business line she provides advice on customers’ financial needs, including debt financing, mezzanine financing, raising capital and gaining capital partners, and also offering support in acquiring companies and entering the stock exchange. In May this year, Dorota advised on the first investment transaction in the student housing sector in Poland.
Prior to joining Colliers International, she was a senior partner at Griffin Real Estate for 11 years, where she was responsible for the Group’s management and investments, and also for the first mezzanine fund operating in Poland. She co-created the logistics platform that is co-managed by Griffin. Earlier, as CEO at Griffin Premium RE, the first REIT fund, she successfully launched the fund on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. She was a member of the team responsible for acquiring shares in Echo Investment SA, one of the biggest transactions on the Polish real estate market, in which she was responsible for due diligence and financing the acquisition. Before joining Griffin, for over 10 years, she held director positions in the HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit Group, and also in their subsidiaries, monitoring real estate investment banking and managing real estate. Dorota Wysokinska-Kuzdra has graduated from SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the University of Cologne and the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Dorota also chairs the Polish branch of the Urban Land Institute – an international non-profit organisation supporting responsible planning and sustainable development of cities and providing a platform for the exchange of knowledge between leading experts and participants in the real estate market in Poland and abroad.