JLL joins the Polish Wind Energy Association
JLL’s ESG advocacy through the partnership with the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA)
JLL is consistently pursuing its ESG presence strategy. So as part of this initiative, the firm has partnered with the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA), which further underpins its position as an ESG advocate for the asset market in Poland.
Supporting change that matters
As a global advisor for asset-related transactions, JLL also places a strong emphasis on (RES) assets such as wind power as well as in real estate. Establishing a partnership with the Polish Wind Energy Association is another step in strengthening JLL's position as a leader in ESG areas in Poland. This follows the company’s joining of the Polish Photovoltaics Association, announced in early 2022.
Energy and & Infrastructure Advisory
As of the end of 2021, JLL Poland had expanded its advisory competencies to include an Energy and Infrastructure Advisory, thus becoming the fourth country in Europe, after the UK, Spain and Italy, to offer the firm's expert RES services. The European Energy and Infrastructure team ranks among the most active RES transaction advisory practices in Europe and comes in first globally for the number of energy storage transactions.
Consolidation of renewable Energy
"The energy transition requires intensive development of both onshore and offshore wind energy. JLL Poland wants to actively participate in this transformation by developing our transactional advisory range of services in the area of renewable energy. Thoughtful investment decisions today require an increasingly broader approach to analysis that takes into account global ESG and energy security challenges. As part of the new Energy and Infrastructure Advisory practice in JLL's Capital Markets department, we are working closely with Corporate Finance and Capital Raising experts from Frankfurt, London and New York and are rapidly becoming a driving force for business development in Poland, " emphasizes Rafał Skowronski, Head of Energy and Infrastructure Advisory Poland, JLL.
Business potential of Poland's energy transition
"Energy and infrastructure are natural growth directions for JLL. Being an ESG advocate for the real estate sector, we want to support the Polish renewable energy sector more intensively in its ability to access development capital," comments Pawel Okoński, Deputy Head of Energy and Infrastructure Advisory Poland, JLL. It is worth emphasizing that Poland is one of the most interesting RES markets in Europe due to the need of radically changing the energy mix in the country. The international investors which we are currently advising with regard to transactions in Poland see very favourable potential in our market and want to actively invest in RES projects at every stage of development. Local developers, on the other hand, are open to working with investors in different formulas and appreciate our track-record in the RES area as well as the extensive network of investors we have access to as part of the European Energy and Infrastructure team. As part of our cooperation with developers, we focus on raising equity and mezzanine financing for projects in the development phase and bridge financing up to the construction phase, as well as attracting investors for projects already in operation " - Okoński adds.
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