Jonathan Tinker

Managing Director and CEO, Helical Poland sp. z o.o., Poland

Jonathan Tinker established Helical Poland with London based developer Helical Bar plc in 2004 to develop and manage retail parks. The company completed the first of its Mlyn retail parks in Wroclaw in 2008 and has developed retail projects in Opole (40,000m2) and Gliwice: Europa Centralna, a 67,000 m2 first phase retail park and shopping centre opened on March 1, 2013. A programme of further Mlyn retail parks across Poland is planned during 2016-2017.

Jonathan is a former partner of Richard Ellis and was between 1991 and 1997 Managing Director of Richard Ellis Structured Finance (RESF), the specialist real estate project and corporate financing business created through a joint venture between Richard Ellis (CBRE) and HypoVereinsbank (HVB). In addition to its advisory business, RESF operated as a principal financier, typically providing mezzanine capital for investment and development projects.

Jonathan has been operating in development in Poland since 1995 and arranged the financing and sale of the first building at Wisniowy Business Park, Warsaw to CU Polska and subsequently the financing and sale of 3 further buildings at Wisniowy Business Park to  AMRO bank and Heitman/GE Capital.  Jonathan has significant experience of undertaking real estate transactions in Poland and Continental Europe, and has been involved in real estate developments and investments totalling some Euro 750 m.

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