In 2012, the Hines Global REIT acquired five logistics facilities in Poland totaling 2,443,428 square feet located in Warsaw (Distribution Parks Okecie and Annopol), Upper Silesia (Distribution Park Bedzin and Distribution Park Sosnowiec) and Wroclaw (Distribution Park Wroclaw).
The modern buildings in Distribution Park Sosnowiec (DP Sosnowiec) were constructed in 2005 and contain a total of 506,980 square feet of high-quality warehouse area for use as storage and office space. DP Sosnowiec is located in a strategic location of the Upper Silesia area. The advantage of the region, on the border of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, is the proximity of the S1 expressway, the A4 motorway connecting Germany with Ukraine and the E40 leading to Kraków and Wroclaw. DP Sosnowiec benefits from good connections via the E75, which runs southwest to Cieszyn and north towards Gda?nsk, offering connections with more distant places in Poland and Europe. Moreover, Katowice airport is only 30 kilometers north of the park, offering good connections to most major European cities.