I. The future is marked by large-scale projects – the housing sector in Silesia benefits from the economic prosperity. How to invest in order to succeed?
The shortage of dwellings and the economic prosperity in the housing industry have whetted the appetites of Silesian developers. They build courageously and on an increasingly greater scale. How is the housing gap being bridged in the region? How many flats are missing? What potential is there in the context of both planned and completed investment projects?
There is euphoria, but there are challenges as well. Costs in the construction business are mounting, whereas the prices of dwellings in Silesia remain among the lowest in Poland: Does the housing industry in that part of Poland make it possible to earn money? How will prices be shaped in the next few years? Will the market accept price increases?
Spatial planning, the openness of local authorities, and the quality of life: What is the key to combating housing problems in the region effectively? The bank levy and the increase in the own contribution level to 15 per cent. How do legislative changes impact the dynamics of purchasing decisions of customers?
What types of dwellings is the Internet generation looking for? Are the suburbs becoming passé? How to tap into the potential of central locations?
II. ‘Genius loci’ is in demand. Where to look for it in Silesia and how to revive it?
The fashion for revitalisation is alive and well. There is a growing number of post-industrial buildings and pre-war tenement houses, as well as post-industrial sites being given a new life. Thanks to the passion of investors and architects, there are incredible flats, apartments or lofts being created in the old walls, and the demand for them is constantly growing.
How to utilise post-industrial sites and historic facilities as part of developer investment projects? What can be built, and where? Architectural treasures in the region. Costs versus result: What to pay attention to when investing in property ‘with a past’? What changes does the Act on revitalisation introduce?
III. Mieszkanie Plus (‘Housing Plus’) in Silesia: Is it a positive or negative phenomenon? The point of view of developers
Katowice, Chorzów, Gliwice, Tychy and Zabrze – these are among the Silesian cities where residential facilities will be built as part of the Mieszkanie Plus (‘Housing Plus’) Programme. How to utilise it effectively and adjust it to local needs? Is and will the programme be the driving force behind new investment projects tailored to the pockets of the inhabitants of Silesia? Advantages and disadvantages of the new support in the eyes of local authorities. Can the programme possibly be in competition with the operations of developers? Opinions expressed by developers, and prospects for business.
IV. REITs for the housing industry. Will they catch on in Poland?
Will REITs catch on in Poland? How is the potential of REIT vehicles for the housing market being assessed by Silesian developers? How will REITs impact the housing market in the region?
V. The housing industry is tempting for investors. A recipe for a rental business
The stable economy and good results of the residential sector have prompted the big players who invest in residential property intended for rent to zero in on Poland. Among the largest Polish cities, it is Katowice that still has the least-developed rental market. Is the Silesian housing market becoming an increasingly luscious treat for investors? What types of flats – standard or luxury ones – do investors seek? What types of projects in Silesia can become a magnet for them? The sector of apartments for rent in the eyes of developers.