Tishman Appoints New Leasing Manager for Sofia Airport Center

Properties | April 28, 2011, Thursday // 13:34|  views

Olga Stoichkova is the new leasing manager for Tishman's Sofia Airport Center. Photo by M3 Communications

Los Angeles-based Tishman International Companies, a leading international commercial real estate development and management company, has hired Ms. Olga Stoichkova as the new Leasing Manager for Sofia Airport Center (SAC), announced Arlene Pepp, Vice President and International Portfolio Manager for Tishman International.

In her new position, Ms. Stoichkova will work closely with the brokerage community identifying prospective tenants to lease space at SAC for both the Logistics and the Class A office space. With her vast industry knowledge and established contacts, she will actively track the market and identify new trends. In addition to handling all lease negotiations, her responsibilities include representing Tishman International at industry events, conferences and presentations. Ms. Stoichkova will also be involved with the marketing for the project.

Prior to joining Tishman, Ms. Stoichkova was a chief leasing consultant responsible for the exclusive office project and negotiations with tenants at Forton International associate partner of Cushman & Wakefield and, before that, was in charge of office and industrial space at EltaConsult for CBRE. She holds a masters degree in geography from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and she has attended the Foreign Language High School – Vidin.

"We are pleased to have Olga join our team and we're looking forward to working with her. Her industry experience will prove invaluable as we continue to lease up our project", said Ms. Pepp.

SAC, a joint project of Tishman International and GE Real Estate, has successfully pioneered the use of green design in the first LEED-certified commercial office building in Bulgaria. Energy efficient buildings that offer lower communal expenses for electricity, gas and water, and reduced operating costs, such as SAC, offer a competitive advantage for tenants who will benefit from these reduced operating costs.

SAC's design has a planned 165 000 square meters of high-tech commercial space, including Class A offices and prime logistics space with state-of-the-art security and safety systems, amidst a lush landscape campus with a central lake, green areas and winter gardens. An international hotel with dining, recreational, and conference facilities is also planned as part of the project.

Tishman International Companies is currently active in the United States, United Kingdom and Central & Eastern Europe including Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. The firm specializes, in the acquisition, development, management and financing of commercial real estate.

Tishman has been a consultant and joint venture partner to some of the world's leading institutions and private investors and has recently been appointed by a UK Fund to provide asset and development management services for a portfolio of 12 properties located in Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia.

In 1986, Tishman International established its European headquarters in London, England. Since then, the company has developed and managed in excess of six million square feet of premier office and commercial space in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Tishman has provided acquisition and management expertise for millions of square feet of prime real estate assets in Europe, including several Supermarket Centres in the Czech Republic for an International Supermarket Company. Its prestigious roster of clients and partners has included Metropolitan Life, New York Life, Teachers Insurance, Bank of America, Grosvenor International, Citibank, American Express, Fidelity Investments, Lend Lease, HVB Real Estate, and many others.

GE Real Estate currently has over ?1 billion invested in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company has invested or developed in the retail, office, residential and logistics sectors in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. The Company made its first investment in Turkey in 2006.

GE Real Estate is one of the world's premier commercial real estate companies with more than US billion in assets and a presence in 31 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. GE Real Estate offers a comprehensive range of capital and investment solutions including equity capital for acquisition or development, as well as fixed and floating rate mortgages for new acquisitions or re-capitalizations of commercial real estate.

With a 28% compound annual growth rate since 1993, GE Real Estate is one of the world's fastest growing and most profitable real estate enterprises. This extraordinary record of success grows out of a reputation for collaboration and partnership; a depth of knowledge and experience and a history of building relationships, finding opportunities and opening doors for more than 5,000 owners, builders, borrowers and brokers worldwide.

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Tags: Sofia Airport Center, SAC, Tishman, Tishman International, Tishman International Companies, Olga Stoichkova, Forton International, Arlene Pepp, office space, logistics, logistics park, logistics center


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