SEE Property Forum 2017 - Bucharest, Romania

2017.03.29

Topics:

  • International investors’ roundtable: meet the potential new investors of the Romanian market
  • Economic outlook for Romania – A view from London
  • Secondary cities on the rise: Cluj, Iasi, Timisoara
  • Market insights: office, retail, logitics, residential
  • Who will be the new office tenants in Bucharest? – Shared service centeres, local SMEs, etc.
  • Proptech: technology and real estate – Innovations and future directions in the real estate industry

SEE Property Forum is a leading international and Southeast European conference in Bucharest, organized since 2015. Real estate executives from Romania and the SEE region. Investors from Western Europe. Presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities. The conference is organized by Portfolio Conferences in association with RICS. 50 speakers, more than 200 visitors.

Property Forum is a leading event hub of the CEE real estate industry with nearly 10 years experience.  We organize real estate focused conferences, business breakfasts and workshops in London, Vienna, Milano, Germany, Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava and Prague. We strongly believe the principles that made our conferences successful: the inspired format, the quality of content, the commitment to seek out the most interesting and most inspiring speakers in the industry and let them share their knowledge and passion. We have a deep understanding and knowledge of the drivers that affect the European property industry.

Our Speakers:

  • Dan Bucsa PhD, Lead CEE Economist, Unicredit Bank AG in London
  • Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa FRICS, Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
  • Darren Blanchard (FIH), Senior Director of Business Development, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Mihai Dudoiu, Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
  • Michaela Lashova MRICS, CEO, Forton, Alliance Partner of Cushman & Wakefield for Bulgaria and FYROM, RICS SEE Ambassador
  • Frank Reul, Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria & Macedonia, AccorHotels / Orbis
  • Mateusz Skubiszewski MRICS, Director Capital Markets Central & Eastern Europe, BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • Andrei Vacaru, Associate Director Capital Markets, JLL Romania
  • Robert Neale FRICS, CEO, Portland Trust
  • Alexandru Cristea, Tax partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
  • Ana Dumitrache, Country Manager, CTP
  • David Hay, CEO, AFI Europe Romania
  • Razvan Iorgu, Managing Director Management, CBRE Romania
  • Gijs Klomp MRICS, Investment Director, New Europe Property Investments
  • Robert Miklo, Associate Director of Investment Services, Colliers International
  • Stamatis Sapkas, Deputy CIO, Globalworth Real Estate Investments
  • Antoanela Comsa, Managing Director, Gran Via Romania
  • Raluca Crişan, Marketing Manager, Immochan Romania
  • Adrian Erimescu, CEO, Imobiliare.ro
  • Kazimierz Kirejczyk FRICS, Co-founder and President of the Board, REAS
  • Rafaela Nebreda, Managing Partner, Imoteca
  • Ilinca Paun, Managing Partner Romania, Colliers International
  • Raluca Munteanu, Business Development Manager, Iulius Group
  • Antoniu Panait, Managing Director, VASTINT Romania
  • Ovidiu Sandor, CEO, Mulberry Development
  • Sorin Visoianu, Country Manager Operations Romania, Immofinanz
  • Antoniu Panait, Managing Director, VASTINT Romania
  • Sorin Visoianu, Country Manager Operations Romania, Immofinanz
  • Elina Grigoriou, Chair of the RICS SKA Rating Technical Committee, Grigoriou Interiors
  • Ali Ergun Ergen, Managing Partner, TBE Business Solutions
  • Oana Iliescu, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Echinox
  • Luiza Moraru MRICS, Head of Retail Department, CBRE Romania
  • Ingo Nissen, Managing Director Romania, Sonae Sierra

Participants of SEE Property Forum 2017:

AFI Europe Romania, al albayt university, Anchor, ASOCIAŢIA GREEN BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT, Bancpost SA, BCR, Bluehouse Capital Advisors LTD, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Bouygues Romania, CA Immo, CBRE, CEH Inc., CMS Cameron McKenna SCA, Codic International, Colliers International, Confluence Property Management, CTP, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD | FORTON, Deloitte Consultanta SRL, Delta Real Estate, DTZ Echinox, EMEU Property Services SRL, First Title Insurance plc, Fortis Global Management, Forton MKA Doo, Fullscreen Digital SRL, Globalworth Real Estate Investments, Heta Asset Resolution d.o.o., Howden UK Group Limited, immigon portfoliabbau ag, Immofinanz, Imobiliare.ro, Indotek Befektetési Zrt., Iulius Group, JLL, KÉSZ, Knigth Frank, KONSULTSTER EXPERT, KR Group, London Partners, Metro Group Asset Kft., Metro Group Retail Real Estate Romania, Modatim Group, New Europe Property Investments, OTP Factoring Srl, Plaza Centers N.V., Porr Construct, Portico Investments Romania, Portland Trust, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, REAS, Reff & Associates SCA, River Development, SC DARIAN DRS SA, Sierra Hellas SA, Skanska Romania, Sonae Sierra, Southern Properties EOOD, Stewart Title Limited, TBE Business Solutions, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Tuca, Unicredit Bank AG in London, Uniqa Real Estate, United Media Corporation, VASTINT Romania, Zeus Capital Management ...

 

THE EVENT:

DATE: 29th March, 2017

LOCATION: Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest

Hotel Information, MAP & Location

The SEE Property Forum is bilingual: English-Romanian with simultaneous interpretation during the whole conference.

Number of participants: 150-200

COST: EUR 195 or RON 885 / person + VAT (19%)

DISCOUNTS:
- 20% discount is available for 4 or more registrations,
- 30% for RICS members.

Discounts can not be combined.

 

SPECIAL HOTEL RATE FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS:

We offer a special rate for conference participants at Radisson Blu Hotel:

  • Single room: EUR 120 + 9% VAT / room / night

Prices contains accommodation on 28th March with breakfast and tourist tax. This special rate is available only with a reservation through our company. Therefore, we would like to kindly ask you to do not pay to the hotel directly. Extra services (minibar etc.) should be paid at the reception. Cancellation is possible until 20th March.

Please don't hesitate to contact us regarding reservation: info@property-forum.eu

 

We do not send any kind of ticket or voucher. Each participant is added to the conference registration list upon online check-in, which also includes the lecturers and the sponsors' guests. The participants will only need a business card and a signature at the conference location, entering the event at the registration desk. Following a quick registration our guests may enter the area of the event.

 

OVERVIEW:

Portfolio Conferences are organized by NET Media Inc, member of Central European Media and Publishing Group. Portfolio Conferences cover 7 different industries and attract more than 8000 participants annually.

Portfolio Conferences a leading event hub of the CEE real estate industry. We organize real estate focused conferences, business breakfasts and workshops in Belgrade, Budapest and Vienna.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the official event partner for CEE Property Forum in Vienna, SEE Property Forum in Belgrade, Portfolio.hu Property Investment Forum in Budapest and RICS-Portfolio Valuation Conference.

Portfolio Conferences are characterised by high-level networking opportunity and unique professional content.
 


RICS:

RICS is the world’s leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction.

We are an independent professional body, committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity - providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society. RICS is a regulator of both its individual members and firms enabling it to maintain the highest standards and providing the basis for unparalleled client confidence in the sector.


Who should attend?


The conference may provide essential information to
  • real estate professionals in Romania
  • banking professionals in Romania
  • developers based in Southeast Europe
  • investors interested in the region
  • bankers, advisors, law firms, agencies, property managers
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :

Program:
Csanád Csűrös, Business Development Director, Mobile: +36 30 235 8149, E-mail: csuros@property-forum.eu
Anna Orcsik, Regional Manager CEE, RICS, E-mail: aorcsik@rics.org

Sponsorship:
Attila Bacsa, Senior Sales Manager, Mobile: +36 30 650 9833, bacsa@property-forum.eu

Organization, general questions:
Fruzsina Koncsek, Event Organiser, Phone: +36 1 327 4088, E-mail: info@property-forum.eu


 

SEE Property Forum 2017 - Bucharest, Romania

2017.03.29

Chair :

Silviana Petre Badea

Managing Director - Romania, JLL

Silviana Badea has over 12 years of experience on the real estate market. Throughout her career she has been involved in all aspects of property asset management on one side and advisory on the other side. Her specialties are disposal and acquisitions, office and industrial leasing negotiation, property and asset management, financing, property reporting and development. Her most significant assignments since joining JLL are the completion of the sale of Victoria Center to GLL, Buy Side Advisory for GLL on Floreasca Park, Due Diligence for Logicor on the acquisition of the Immofinanz CEE Portfolio, Financing of Sibiu Retail Park.

Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa, FRICS

Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa is Partner at Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii, having built up a career of almost 20 years of legal experience in real estate, corporate/M&A, and taxation. He has been directly involved in many of the most important projects taking place in Romania, including acquisitions and disposal of real estate, investment and development real estate projects, and real estate finance. He regularly offers planning advice on investments to major institutional investors, as well as international companies from a variety of industries, such as retail, consumer goods, steel, energy, telecommunications, oil and gas, pharma. In addition to his role as coordinator of the firm’s real estate practice group, Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa co-heads the firm’s specialised tax division, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii Tax SRL. Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Robert Neale, FRICS

CEO, Portland Trust

Robert Neale has worked real estate since 1982 and worked in London and Brussels for Lambert Smith Hampton until 1991. He established Ryden/KFR in Prague then became equity partner of Healey and Baker in 1994. In 1997 he left Healey & Baker o set up the development company Portland Trust, based in Prague. During the past 10 years Portland has had an exclusive JV with the Apollo Real Estate Advisors, now AREA, and is currently in its fourth fund having developed over 300,000m2 of new commercial space. Better known developments include Metropole Zlicin, one of the first non-food anchored regional malls in Prague, Bucharest Business Park which is acknowledged as the first true class A business park in Bucharest.

Ionut Oprea

Brand Manager, Transilvania Business

Experienced journalist and B2B strategist, business promoter, contributing editor for print and online media, PR consultant, brand manager for the monthly magazine - Transilvania Business and Publisher of 2016 Yearbook: Office, Logistic and Industrial Parks in Romania - edition 4 (the most comprehensive investment guide for Romanian market with commercial presentations in dedicated chapters).

Ilinca Paun

Managing Partner Romania, Colliers International

Ilinca is an entrepreneur with 18 years of experience in business and real estate consultancy. She joined Colliers in 2000, after previously being involved in the development of the first shopping center in Romania. Since then, Ilinca has had a significant contribution to the growth and sustainability of Colliers International in the Romanian real estate market, widely recognized through its thought leadership, innovation spirit and its leading position among real estate consultancy companies. As the Managing Partner of Colliers International Romania, Ilinca has been driving innovation processes throughout all company levels, guiding some of the major company initiatives and landmark transactions in the market. With Ilinca as ambassador, in 2013, Colliers International Romania was the first company in the region to create and propose companies a new style of working, under the form of a prototype of the Generation Y Office.

Speakers:

Darren Blanchard (FIH)

Senior Director of Business Development, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

A graduate in Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management from Brighton University, and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (FIH). With almost 35-years of hotel & catering experience in operations, consulting and business development, Darren joined the Carlson Rezidor development team in Moscow in March 2006. Previously engaged with Starwood, De Vere, Forte, Renaissance, and IHG in the UK, USA, Bermuda and Hong Kong he initially worked in Eastern Europe in May 1992. Since he has resided the past 25-years in Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group have 1,400 hotels in operation and under development, with a global footprint covering 115 countries and territories. Within Eastern Europe Carlson Rezidor manage 100-hotels with over 23,000-guestrooms open and in operation including the Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest and the Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest.

Dan Bucsa PhD

Lead CEE Economist, Unicredit Bank AG in London

Dan Bucsa works as CEE economist at UniCredit Bank AG in London. He joined the bank in September 2012, transferring from UniCredit Tiriac Bank (Romania) where he was the chief economist. Dan has five years of experience as chief economist in the Romanian banking system. Before joining the private sector, Dan taught at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and worked in the Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting Department of the National Bank of Romania, where he was involved in developing the forecasting framework used in inflation targeting. Dan holds a Ph.D. in macroeconomics and an M.Sc. in finance from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania.

Antoanela Comsa

Managing Director, Gran Via Romania

Raluca Crişan

Marketing Manager, Immochan Romania

Customer experience, customer service and customer satisfaction – all of Raluca's career was animated by these approaches of a client driven marketing. She experienced it in retail networks during her 10 years activity as a consultant for the one of the major customer experience management consultancy agencies in France – Qualimetrie. She was able to deploy it directly as a Marketing Project Manager for Coresi Shopping Resort, after joining Immochan Romania in 2013. Thanks to its revolutionary concept, Coresi positioned as a reference for the Romanian retail market and the 8 million visitors the first year after the opening. Together with Immochan's growth as the biggest shopping centres network in Romania (managing 23 centres), Raluca built the B2B2C marketing strategy and team for Immochan, branded as 10xClient (=thanks client) Marketing. She is also at the heart of Retail United, Immochan Romania's initiative for collaboration in retail.

Alexandru Cristea

Tax partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Mihai Dudoiu

Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Mihai Dudoiu is Partner at Romanian law firm Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații and Head of the firm’s Banking and Finance practice group. He is advising on all legal aspects related to project finance, having acted as the Romanian leading lawyer in transactions with an aggregated value in excess of EUR 3 billion. His professional experience includes acting for local and international credit institutions financing real estate developments (commercial, office, residential and hotels), projects in the energy field with a particular focus on renewable energy (such as wind, hydro, photovoltaic, biomass, biogas and cogeneration), acquisitions and green-field investments in the energy sector. The credit and financial institutions, the investment companies and funds as well as the non-banking financial institutions are among his clients. More recently, Mihai Dudoiu has also specialised in providing assistance in relation to restructuring of non-performing loans, trading of distressed assets and insolvency matters. He is fluent in English.

Ana Dumitrache

Country Manager, CTP

Mrs. Dumitrache is a Romanian native with extensive experience in real estate and finance. She built a successful carrier in banking with a long term focus on real estate. During her career, while she worked at the largest bank in Romania which was the primary underwriter of real estate finance in the country, she has acquired strong market knowledge, cooperating with top developers in CEE and becoming one of the most respected professionals in the industry in the country. Mrs. Dumitrache will be responsible for funding, finance & accounting, focusing on business development in particular, and will support the overall operations of CTP in Romania. Her target within CTP will be to replicate her success in the banking industry, bringing strength and professionalism to the team, creating bridges with partners and supporting the dynamic growth of the company. She believes that a champion will always be a champion with the right support, and says her decision to join CTP in a new career was quite easy.

Ali Ergun Ergen

Managing Partner, TBE Business Solutions

Graduate of the Istanbul Technical University, with a MSc. in Civil Engineering, majored in Construction Management, Ergun Ergen, shaped the Romanian real estate market for the last 18 years with projects like the first modern shopping center in Romania, Bucuresti Mall. He has managed a total of €250 million development budget and also operated approximately 180,000 square meters (GLA) of commercial real estate. As founder of TBE Business Solutions, Ergen is set to transform the landscape both locally and nationwide, due to his innovative management techniques, his 360 degrees focus and commitment to building long lasting lifestyle destinations like Coresi Shopping Resort in Brasov, and many others projects in Romania and abroad. Ali Ergun Ergen was also Chairman of ICSC Romanian National Committee (2008-2011) and part of ICSC European Advisory Board.

Adrian Erimescu

CEO, Imobiliare.ro

Adrian Erimescu, entrepreneur from Timisoara, is the co-founder and CEO of Imobiliare.ro – the leading property website in Romania and one of the most successful online projects in the country, with over 1.4 million monthly unique visitors and a network of over 4,000 real estate brokers. Adrian is also the initiator of the Real Estate Professionals’ Club (Clubul Profesionistilor in Imobiliare), an online and offline community of real estate brokers active in the residential market from Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Constanta and Brasov.

Elina Grigoriou

Chair of the RICS SKA Rating Technical Committee, Grigoriou Interiors

Elina Grigoriou is a London-based Interior Designer and Sustainability Expert who passionately believes that "fashionable" and "green" need not be mutually exclusive. With particular expertise in sustainable interior design for the commercial sector, Elina's work ranges from corporate offices to business clubs, restaurants and car showrooms. Specific projects have included designing a Training Centre and main base facility for Virgin Atlantic, as well as the flagship for The B.Hive Club in Covent Garden, London and Starwood Hotel & Resorts Trade Show 2012Concept in Berlin, Germany (2013 Sustain Award Finalist). Prior to setting up her own practice in March 2009 with her sister Angeliki, Elina worked at PDP Group for 7 years and 2 years at careyjones interiors as a senior Interior Designer. A leading industry figure in interior design and environmental change, Elina is a RICS Accredited SKA rating assessor, and her support and technical involvement in the SKA rating initiative has been instrumental in bringing the system into effect. She represents GI as a RICS SKA Development Partner, is the Technical Editor, and chairs the Technical Committee, in addition to advising on its future development and international expansion. Voted one of the Top50 Rising Stars of Sustainability in Building magazine (March2012), Elina raises awareness of good design, wellbeing issues and sustainable practice to the industry through articles, cross industry debates, award ceremonies and speaking at events in addition to her own company’s work. Recent significant industry contributions include the 2014 WGBC report ‘Health Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices” and a 2014 FGF white paper ‘Wellbeing Matters; assessing views on the impact of the built environment on wellbeing.’ In March 2013, Grigoriou Interiors co-founded the Feeling Good Foundation with The Building Centre Trust following on from Elina’s efforts to raise awareness around the impacts of the built environment on wellbeing. Elina contributes to and chairs numerous industry events and workgroups on wellbeing in the built environment, in addition to guest speaking in conferences and private organisations.

David Hay

CEO, AFI Europe Romania

David Hay joined AFI Europe in March 2006 as business development manager and in 2007 was appointed as AFI Europe’s regional Director for the CEE. In 2009 David was appointed as CEO of AFI Europe Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Latvia and in 2011 as AFI Europe’s CEO in Romania David brought with him over 20 years of experience in international real estate development, marketing and management in the US, Africa and Israel where he served as VP of Hail Holdings a listed company on the TLV stock exchange. David graduated from Buckingham University with an LLM in Commercial law.

Oana Iliescu

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Echinox

Oana Iliescu has been the Managing Director of DTZ Echinox since 2010. She joined the DTZ Echinox team in 2004 and has successfully established and managed the retail team which in 4 years boasted over 400,000 sqm of exclusive retail projects. Oana provided retail consultancy advice for dominant shopping centres projects working alongside architects on the optimization of layouts & concepts, determining the correct positioning of the schemes and the most suitable leasing strategies. Oana has been involved in major leasing transactions including six H&M stores, a ZARA flagship store in Sibiu downtown, a Peek&Cloppenburg store in Timisoara Shopping City, a Carrefour hypermarket at AFI Palace Brasov, etc. Oana has been working closely with the Property Management department, being actively involved in the management of projects within the retail portfolio: Iris (Auchan) Titan Bucharest, Sibiu Shopping City, Felicia Iasi, Suceava Shopping city.

Razvan Iorgu

Managing Director Management, CBRE Romania

Razvan Iorgu is Managing Director of CBRE Romania since 2011, with 15 years of growing career within the company. Prior to 2011, Razvan worked for CBRE as COO, starting 2009. As Managing Director, Iorgu coordinates a team of over 160 people in order to improve CBRE’s market leader position in Office, Retail, Industrial and Valuation segments and also for consolidating the proficient project management and property management teams he developed four years ago. Under his mandate, CBRE Romania achieved outstanding results. In 2015, CBRE Romania won four industry prizes of the year in CIJ Awards Gala and this year won all the industry prizes in Europa Property Awards: Best Property Management Company, Best Industrial Agency, Best Retail Agency, Best Office Agency, Best Investment Agency, Company of the Year and Professional of the Year. CBRE Romania is also the real estate consultant with the largest number of retail property management, with seven shopping centers in administration.

Kazimierz Kirejczyk FRICS

Co-founder and President of the Board, REAS

Kazimierz Kirejczyk is the co-founder and president of the Board at REAS advisory company, serves as its key analyst and comments on the developments taking place on the housing market in Poland. He is one of the leading experts on the housing market in Poland and has supported its development since early 1990s. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology, where he was a lecturer for a few years. He is also professionally involved with the PP PKZ state-owned enterprise engaged in conservation of historical monuments and runs his own design studio. Between 1991 and 1997 he participated in an advisory programme of the World Bank, USAID and the Ministry of Construction, aimed at supporting the reform of the housing sector in Poland. The programme involved, among all, coordinating a team of consultants advising the first Polish developers on preparing residential projects. He broadened his knowledge of development processes and financing projects at Bausparkasse Schwaebisch Hall and Wharton Real Estate Center at the University of Pennsylvania. For several years Kazimierz Kirejczyk has been giving lectures and training on financing residential projects and the development process. He is also the author of tens of articles in specialist press as well as a number of trade publications offering analyses of the housing market in Poland. Since June 2015 he has been sitting on the Warsaw Architecture and Public Space Council, an advisory body to the Mayor of Warsaw. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a member of the Polish Association of Real Estate Advisers (PAREA), the Association of Polish Architects (SARP) and the Mazowieckie District Chamber of Architects (MOIA). As one of the founders of the European Property Institute, he continues to sit on its policy council.

Gijs Klomp MRICS

Investment Director, New Europe Property Investments

Gijs Klomp is currently working in the transaction department of NEPI covering the CEE markets. Gijs Klomp is a Dutch citizen and specialist in real estate management, who attended the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. He had his first contact with the Romanian market back in 2000, during his internship and at "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. Upon graduation in 2002, he joined ING Real Estate Investment Management in The Hague as a Research Analyst, covering the Dutch real estate market. After 3 years, Gijs Klomp relocated to Prague, taking over the CEE Research role. He was involved in numerous acquisitions and attained capital markets and property valuation proficiency. In 2006, Mr. Klomp set up the ING Real Estate Investment Management business in Romania, moving to Bucharest, where he lived for two years. He was responsible for sourcing investment opportunities in the office and retail sectors and as such explored several acquisition possibilities throughout Romania. ING Real Estate Investment Management (ING REIM) was bought in 2011 by US property company CBRE, and became CBRE Global Investors, while Mr. Klomp was promoted to CEE Transaction Manager. Starting May 2013, Gijs Klomp joined Jones Lang LaSalle in Romania as Managing Director, after 11 years spent in ING REIM and subsequently CBRE Global Investors. In early 2015, Mr. Klomp returned to CBRE head CBRE’s Romanian capital markets practice and later also became head of capital markets CEE. As of July 2016, he moved to New Europe Property Investments (NEPI), a public property company that specializes in retail real estate to become part of their investment team. NEPI is the largest retail property landlord in Romania and is expanding its geographical coverage through investments in the Czech Republic, Serbia and Slovakia. Also other CEE markets are currently being targeted.

Michaela Lashova MRICS

CEO, Forton, Alliance Partner of Cushman & Wakefield for Bulgaria and FYROM, RICS SEE Ambassador

Michaela Lashova joined Forton as Head of Investment Consultancy & Valuation department after a five-year career at UniCredit Leasing, part of the largest financial institution in Bulgaria UniCredit, where she headed the department of large corporate clients and real estate. While at Forton, Mrs. Lashova helped to attract and retain as clients key international investors and developers. At her initiative, Forton opened up to the banking sector. Presently, a number of banks turn to Forton for pro-active management of their real estate portfolios. She has 18 years of total experience and 6 years of experience at Forton.

Robert Miklo

Associate Director of Investment Services, Colliers International

Robert has been part of the Colliers team since 2006 when he started in the Consulting Division. After only two years he joined the Investment Services team as Analyst. Subsequently Robert’s responsibilities developed towards transaction management and negotiations. Post-crisis, Robert and his team in Romania have been market leaders in terms of the number of closed transactions, including: Dacia Warehouse Pitesti (2017), Premium Point and Premium Plaza (2016), Floreasca Park (2015) and Europolis Industrial Park (2015).

Luiza Moraru MRICS

Head of Retail Department, CBRE Romania

Luiza Moraru is one of the most important members of CBRE ROMANIA team in her 14 years within the company. Under her management, CBRE Retail Agency became market leader many years in a row in the last decade. As manager of CBRE Retail Agency since 2003, Luiza has worked with all the major players on the market and her actions were decisive for investment transactions (like sale of Craiova Mall to Sonae Sierra) and exclusive & co-exclusive representation mandates (Parklake, Veranda, Sun Plaza, Arena Mall, Adora Mall, Cora portfolio). She worked for the biggest brands in retail industry - Collective, Zara, H&M, C&A, Cinema City, Carrefour, Cora, Tati. Luiza is also coordinating the Asset Services division within CBRE since 2013, when she built from the scratch the only asset services platform fully integrated with retail leasing and consultancy services, as well as fulfilling the role of Head of Retail. She is overseeing the general management and extension project in Sun Plaza. Luiza is also running the CBRE Property Management business line. Her team manages almost 300,000 sq m, in 8 properties with 1,000 tenants.

Raluca Munteanu

Business Development Manager, Iulius Group

Raluca Munteanu joined the IULIUS Company in 2012, first as Marketing Specialist and then in 2013 was appointed as Business Development Manager. She has accumulated experience in the field of both marketing and retail, working in the shopping center industry over the last eight years. In her capacity as Business Development Manager she helped improve the management activity for the United Business Center office buildings, namely the office component of Palas Iaşi, which includes a total of 70,000 sqm of office premises. Raluca Munteanu’s current role within the IULIUS Company is to facilitate the implementation of numerous group-wide strategic initiatives, as well as to identify new opportunities. She is currently part of the development team working for the Openville Timişoara project, the second mixed-use project in the IULIUS Company portfolio. The project is set to include over 130,000 sqm of office spaces, as well as another 131,000 sqm of retail premises.

Rafaela Nebreda

Managing Partner, Imoteca

Ingo Nissen

Managing Director Romania, Sonae Sierra

Ingo Nissen joined Sonae Sierra in 2000, when the company began its operations in Germany. In 2007 he was appointed Director of Developments in Romania, with particular responsibilities for the shopping centre development activities in that country. Ingo has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University in Braunschweig. He gained his PhD at the Tachnical University in Munich.

Antoniu Panait

Managing Director, VASTINT Romania

Managing Director for VASTINT Romania since 2009, Antoniu Panait has an executive experience of more than 10 years, mainly in real estate. With a strong foundation, built on legal studies, embracing diverse operational responsibilities including administrating complex portfolios and evaluating investment opportunities, at only 31 years old he took the challenge to build and grow the VASTINT team and projects in Romania. Antoniu Panait is now in charge of a portfolio of three major projects in Bucharest. Timpuri Noi Square is located in district 3, with up to 100,000 sqm of Class A office and retail as well as 50,000 sqm residential space planned, and Business Garden Bucharest, located in district 6, will bring up to 43,000 sqm of Class A office and retail space to the market. VASTINT has also acquired a 48 Ha site in the Sisesti area, in close proximity to the Straulesti terminal, with a subway station and park-and-ride facilities, with a view to develop a mixed use, primarily residential development.

Frank Reul

Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria & Macedonia, AccorHotels / Orbis

Frank is the current Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia for AccorHotels / Orbis. He has extensive experience in hotel management and operations. He started his career in 1988 in Brussels and Bruges in Belgium in senior operational roles at AccorHotels. He quickly got promoted to Director of Food and Beverage at the Novotel Sheremetyevo-2 in Moscow, Russia in 1992. After spending three years in Moscow he moved back to London to and begun his ten years long career in the United Kingdom at AccorHotels. He started at one of the most busiest airport’s Novotel, at the Heathrow as an Operations Manager. He then held several General Manager positions across the United Kingdom: Novotel Preston, Novotel Southampton, Novotel Milton Keynes, Novotel Bristol Centre. In 2006 he moved to Turkey, where he directed and managed one of the key hotels in Istanbul, the Novotel Istanbul. He then spent two years as a General Manager at Novotel Trabzon. After more than 20 years of service at AccorHotels he had appointed to Area General Manager for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, then from 2014, he is the Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia where he oversees of operations and development including development in the Balkans and Croatia. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and speaks German as well. He is an avid fan of history, wines and the Arsenal.

Ovidiu Sandor

CEO, Mulberry Development

Ovidiu Sandor is a Romanian entrepreneur from Timisoara best known for his investments in major award-winning office projects, such as City Business Centre in Timisoara and The Office in Cluj-Napoca. He recently announced a major investment in ISHO, a mixed real estate project with about 1,200 apartments and 50,000 sq m of new generation offices right in the heart of Timisoara.

Stamatis Sapkas

Deputy CIO, Globalworth Real Estate Investments

Mr Stamatis Sapkas has c.13 years of experience in real estate advisory and investment. He joined Globalworth in 2013 and his current position is that of Deputy Chief Investment Officer. Prior to his current position, Mr Sapkas spent was for c.7 years, a member of Citigroup's Real Estate and Lodging investment banking team based in London (most recently as Vice President) and prior to that he spent approximately 3 years with EFG Eurobank Ergasias (and Eurobank Properties). He has been involved in transactions exceeding a total of €13 billion in M&A, Equity Offering, Debt Financing and NPL in the Real Estate and Lodging sectors and has worked in a number of jurisdictions in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr Sapkas holds a BSc in Management Science with Computing from the University of Kent and an MSc in Banking & International Finance from the Cass Business School.

Mateusz Skubiszewski MRICS

Director Capital Markets Central & Eastern Europe, BNP Paribas Real Estate

BNP Paribas Real Estate has been joined by Mateusz Skubiszewski, who has assumed the position of Director in the Capital Markets Department and advises clients already present on the markets in this part of Europe, as well as those only now seeking investment opportunities in this area. The Capital Markets Department in Central and Eastern Europe provides services from within the field of transaction advisory, which covers individual property and property portfolio acquisitions and sales, as well as in the area of institutional restructuring and property finance. Mateusz Skubiszewski has more than 15 years of experience in key positions within finacial institutions and companies from the property sector. Prior to joining the BNP Paribas Real Estate advisory, he worked for, among others, the ING Group, the mBank Group (formerly BRE Bank), as well as for LHI Group. Mateusz Skubiszewski graduated from the European University Viadrina at Frankfurt. Additionally, he graduated from the Academy of Strategic Leadership organized by the Canadian Management Institute, and partook in a PhD studies programme run by Akademia Przedsiębiorczości i Zarządzania im. Leona Koźmińskiego (Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management). Mateusz speaks English, German and French.

Andrei Vacaru

Associate Director Capital Markets, JLL Romania

Mr Andrei Vacaru is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions in Romania. He provides advisory services for disposals and acquisitions, portfolio transactions, as well as financing deals, throughout the entire transaction process. Experience Mr Andrei Vacaru has almost 11 years’ experience on the Romanian real estate market which spans over different segments including capital markets, consultancy, retail leasing and retail tenant representation. He joined JLL in May 2007 as Senior Consultant in the Retail Department. He then managed the Retail and after the Research and Consultancy departments. He worked with clients such as: AFI Europe, AEW Europe, PPF, Atenor, GLL, Logicor, Argo, Bluehouse, Raiffeisen Evolution, P3, Sonae Sierra, EBRD, BCR (Erste Group), Elliott Advisors, Echo Investment, Liebrecht & Wood, Immobiliare Grande Distribuzione (IGD), GTC, Baneasa Investments, TriGranit. Since joining the Capital Markets Department in 2014, he participated in deals totaling approximately €578 million. His most significant track record includes the deals of Promenada Mall, Bucharest (€148 million sale on behalf Raiffeisen Evolution), Europolis Park, Bucharest (over €100 million acquisition on behalf of P3), Victoria Center, Bucharest (€27 million office sale on behalf of Bluehouse), Floreasca Park, Bucharest (over €100 million office acquisition on behalf of GLL), Prologis Bucharest (€39 million sale on behalf of Prologis) and Immofinanz industrial portfolio in Romania (over €40 million on behalf of Logicor). In 2015 Mr Andrei Vacaru has temporarily relocated to Warsaw, Poland, to work alongside the CEE Retail Capital Markets team.

Sorin Visoianu

Country Manager Operations Romania, Immofinanz

Mr. Sorin Visoianu is leading as Country Manager Operations Romania for IMMOFINANZ, being responsible, amongst others, of Asset and Center Management, as well as of the local development activity of the company. Sorin Visoianu has been with IMMOFINANZ in main positions since 2009, initially as the Head of Asset Management, then as Country Manager Office & Logistics for Romania and Bulgaria. Prior to that time he served, aside from others, as the Technical Director for Drees & Sommer Romania and the Director of Real Estate Development for River Invest. Mr. Sorin Visoianu has over 19 years of real estate business experience.

SEE Property Forum 2017 - Bucharest, Romania

2017.03.29
2017.03.29

08:45-09:15 Registration, Coffee and Breakfast – Networking

SECTION I: Investment trends and opportunities

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome remarks

09:30 - 09:50

Economic outlook for Romania and SEE – A view from London

Macro-economic overview of the Romanian economy and the Southeast European region. Global and European outlook: our world after Brexit and Trump and how these challenges will impact the real estate business.

Speaker:
Dan Bucsa PhD , Lead CEE Economist, Unicredit Bank AG in London

09:50 - 10:30

International investors’ roundtable

Discussion topics: CEE and SEE investment outloook for 2017. Potential impacts of Brexit and of de-globalisation trends on the European/SEE/CEE property markets. Low interest rates, relatively easy bank financing: but for how long? New source of capital for Romania and Bulgaria in 2017.

Chair : Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa FRICS , Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Conversation participants :
Darren Blanchard (FIH) , Senior Director of Business Development, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Mihai Dudoiu , Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
Michaela Lashova MRICS , CEO, Forton, Alliance Partner of Cushman & Wakefield for Bulgaria and FYROM, RICS SEE Ambassador
Frank Reul , Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria & Macedonia, AccorHotels / Orbis
Mateusz Skubiszewski MRICS , Director Capital Markets Central & Eastern Europe, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Andrei Vacaru , Associate Director Capital Markets, JLL Romania

10:30 - 11:10

Panel discussion: Senior developers, investors

Discussion topics: Outlook for Romania in 2017. How has logistics become one of the sexiest sub-markets? Secondary cities on the rise: opportunities in Cluj, Iasi, Timisoara. Regulation issues in Romania. Local investment/development strategies: exit opportunities, holding strategies, etc.

Chair : Robert Neale FRICS , CEO, Portland Trust

Conversation participants :
Alexandru Cristea , Tax partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
Ana Dumitrache , Country Manager, CTP
David Hay , CEO, AFI Europe Romania
Razvan Iorgu , Managing Director Management, CBRE Romania
Gijs Klomp MRICS , Investment Director, New Europe Property Investments
Robert Miklo , Associate Director of Investment Services, Colliers International
Stamatis Sapkas , Deputy CIO, Globalworth Real Estate Investments

11:10 - 11:30

Coffee and snacks – Networking

RICS Photo Session - All RICS members are welcome to join

SECTION II: Market insights: residential, office

11:30 - 12:10

Panel discussion: Opportunities on the housing market

Discussion topics: New developments. Price expectations. The past and the future of Prima Casa. Opportunities in secondary cities.

Chair : Ionut Oprea , Brand Manager, Transilvania Business

Conversation participants :
Antoanela Comsa , Managing Director, Gran Via Romania
Raluca Crişan , Marketing Manager, Immochan Romania
Adrian Erimescu , CEO, Imobiliare.ro
Kazimierz Kirejczyk FRICS , Co-founder and President of the Board, REAS
Rafaela Nebreda , Managing Partner, Imoteca

12:10 - 12:50

Panel discussion: Office market insights

Discussion topics: Who will be the new office tenants in Bucharest in the future: Shared service centeres, local SMEs, etc? Trends impacting the office market: new needs of Generation Y and Z employees, Outlook for the Bucharest office market: rents, vacancy, new pipeline of office space, etc. Office market and new developments in major secondary cities.
 

Chair : Ilinca Paun , Managing Partner Romania, Colliers International

Conversation participants :
Raluca Munteanu , Business Development Manager, Iulius Group
Antoniu Panait , Managing Director, VASTINT Romania
Ovidiu Sandor , CEO, Mulberry Development
Sorin Visoianu , Country Manager Operations Romania, Immofinanz

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch – Networking

SECTION III: New projects, future trends in office and retail

13:50 - 14:20

Speed session - 7 minutes project presentations

Speakers:
Antoniu Panait , Managing Director, VASTINT Romania
Sorin Visoianu , Country Manager Operations Romania, Immofinanz

14:20 - 14:45

The future of workspace, the future of office buildings

London based Elina Grigoiou is an industry expert on sustainability, wellbeing and design for interior spaces. A frequent contributor to articles on design, wellbeing and sustainability, Elina is regularly invited by industry bodies to participate in steering meetings, speak at public events, participate in sector debates, contribute in research work, and judge awards and project competitions. Elina was voted by Building magazine as one of the ‘Top 50 Rising Sustainability Stars’. 

Elina is an industry expert on sustainability, wellbeing and design for interior spaces. Her interior design career began at PDP Interior Design, which included a six-year project for the Virgin Atlantic Airways Training Base facility.

Speaker:
Elina Grigoriou , Chair of the RICS SKA Rating Technical Committee, Grigoriou Interiors

14:45 - 15:30

Panel discussion: Retail trends, new developments, repositioning experiences

Discussion topics: The future of retail – Trends in the US and the UK and how they will be translated into Romania and othere CEE/SEE countries. Impacts of e-commerce and the trend sin changing customer behavior. New developments in Romania. Succesful cases of refurbishment and respositioning.

Chair : Silviana Petre Badea , Managing Director - Romania, JLL

Conversation participants :
Ali Ergun Ergen , Managing Partner, TBE Business Solutions
Oana Iliescu , Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Echinox
Luiza Moraru MRICS , Head of Retail Department, CBRE Romania
Ingo Nissen , Managing Director Romania, Sonae Sierra

15:30 - 16:00

Closing remarks and coffee break

SEE Property Forum 2017 - Bucharest, Romania

2017.03.29


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