Managing Partner | Poland
License # 12 507
Monika’s page: http://www.colliers.com/en-pl/poland/experts/monika-rajska
As Managing Partner of Colliers International in Poland, Monika is responsible for all strategic and operational activities of the company. She has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the CEO Round Table, Young Presidents' Organization and Women Leadership in Business Foundation. Monika is a licensed property manager passionate about real estate and delivering tailor made solutions. In April 2015, Monika was named Professional of the Year in the prestigious CEE Quality Awards organised in cooperation with the Financial Times. Monika is one of the twelve members of the Colliers EMEA Board, which sets the direction of the company’s development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Monika graduated from the Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Development and Society, and holds an MBA from The Polish Open University affiliated with Oxford Brookes in London. She is a local patriot promoting Poland among foreign investors and tenants. A real fan of innovative, out-of-the-box solutions taking business to the next level of development.
Some of the key accomplishments of Colliers in Poland since Monika’s promotion to Managing Partner in 2011 are:
• Revenue increase by 35,7%
• EBITDA increase by 11,9%
• Employment increase by 58,9%
• Establishment of new service lines: Green Building Certification, Landlord Representation within Office Agency, Facility Management and Development Advisory Services,
• Opening of new regional offices in: Wrocław, Poznań, Szczecin, Trójmiasto and Katowice,
• Office Agency Team of the Year 2013, Eurobuild Awards
• Industrial Agency Team of the Year 2013, Eurobuild Awards
• Number 3 Agency in Poland, Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2013
• Industrial Agency of the Year 2012, CEE Quality Awards
• Property Management Company of the Year 2012, CEE Quality Awards
• Office Agency Team of the Year 2012, Eurobuild Awards
• Warehouse Agency Team of the Year 2012, Eurobuild Awards
• Retail Agency Team of the Year 2012, Eurobuild Awards
• Agency of the Year 2012, CIJ Awards
• Best Industrial Real Estate Agency 2012, Panattoni Awards
• Tomasz Kasperowicz - Best Industrial Real Estate Agent 2012, Panattoni Awards
2009 - Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Development and Society, MSC Property Appraisal and Management;
2005 - Postgraduate Studies in Real Estate Valuation, High School of Real Estate Management;
2005 - MBA degree, The Polish Open University (Affiliated with Oxford Brookes, London);
2002 - Property Management License No. 12 507 (issued by the State Office for Housing and Urban Development);
2010 - Colliers University; Expedition 2010: Europe, Leadership track;
2009 - Challenger, Leadership Development Programme, Daniel Lewis;
2008 - Colliers University, The Solar Selling System, Dave Hibbard;
2007 - Colliers University, Brentwood, “The Climb”;
2007 - Colliers University, Market Force Express, Travis Carson;
2007 - Shirlaws Coaching, Capacity Strategy, David Good;
2007 - MP Associates, Asset and Property Management Team, Mark Pepper.
Memberships & Involvements
RICS, CEO Round Table, YPO, ULI
Europa Capital, Mayland, UBS, IVG, Yareal, Immofinanz, Prologis, Panattoni, Skanska, Ghelamco, Inter IKEA, Griffin, Helical, Adgar, Medicover, BZ WBK, Provident, Castorama, Intermarche, Tristan Capital Partners
"I am very impressed with Monika’s management style. Everything she does, she does with the incredible passion and enthusiasm, and as a leader she has a great influence on other members of her team. It was a pleasant experience to witness the handover process of our 170 tenants Polish property portfolio by the Property Management team at Colliers International, led by Monika. This is a good example for a partnership approach. We felt secure knowing that our properties are in hands of a senior manager who cares, who has an extensive knowledge, and professional approach of property management services.” - Klaus Kuncar, Associate Director, Asset Management UBS Real Estate Kapitalanlagengesellschaft mbH, Munich.
“Monika is one of the most interesting, ambitious and motivated people. She has excellent understanding of her clients’ needs. She is very demanding in terms of professional needs when it is necessary. I chose to work with Colliers 3 years ago, and my decision was mainly based on that skills of Monika.” – Eyal Litwin, Vice President at Adgar, Investments & Development
“Monika’s nomination is highly deserved. Her engagement in the dynamic development of Colliers in Poland and the real estate sector in general is absolutely amazing. With the great success Monika has achieved over the last two years she has managed to keep excellent relations with clients and built an energetic and committed team of professionals working in a family-like atmosphere.” – Maciej Zajdel, Managing Director, IVG Poland Sp. z o.o.