Los Angeles-based Tishman International Companies, a leading international commercial real estate development and management company, hosted its second annual "Tenant Appreciation Day" to show its appreciation of the tenants of Sofia Airport Center (SAC) in Sofia, Bulgaria. Tishman International's SAC, is a mixed-use commercial development and a Sofia landmark. The SAC property team warmly welcomed their tenant guests to a lavish evening of celebrity entertainment, music, games and refreshments. This years' event was held in one of the offices in the Logistics Center, that was transformed into a lively entertainment area.
The stars of the evening were Bulgarian star actor and television host Dimitar Rachkov and singer-songwriter DJ Aivan. Mr. Rachkov entertained the crowd with comic sketches, including one as the outrageous "SAC landlord" that was written and performed especially for the tenant event. Tenants overcame their early shyness and after a short while, began participating in karaoke. SAC's staff went all out to provide festive decorations, lighting, a cocktail bar and scrumptious catered food.
Another highlight was a raffle, with a holiday in Italy as the Grand Prize, which was presented by Mr. Rachkov. "This was a day devoted to our tenants and we were happy to see them having a great time together at SAC. Creating a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere and giving them the opportunity to network is one of our many goals. We look forward to continuing to engaging the SAC tenants and surprising them with a brand new concept next year," said SAC Property Manager Malinka Marinkina, who MC'd the event. The event was attended by approximately 100 employees of a dozen companies that are headquartered at Sofia Airport Center. Some guests stayed until midnight, singing and enjoying their special day.
With the introduction of a special tenant appreciation event in 2011, SAC broke new ground in commercial real estate practices in Eastern Europe. Known as an innovator, Tishman International is dedicated to sustainable design and green real estate development, and the SAC's office component is Bulgaria's first LEED-certified commercial office building. The SAC offers 165,000 square meters of high-tech commercial space, including Class A offices and prime logistics space with state-of-the-art security and safety systems, amidst a lush landscape with a central lake, green areas and winter gardens. An international hotel with dining, recreational, and conference facilities is also planned for future development at the SAC.