SEE Property Forum 2017 - Bucharest, Romania

2017.03.29

Topics:

  • International investors’ roundtable: meet the potential new investors on 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

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

Property Forum is a leading event hub in the CEE real estate industry with nearly 10 years’ experience.  We organise conferences, business breakfasts and workshops focused on real estate, in London, Vienna, Milan, Germany, Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava and Prague. We strongly believe the principles that made our conferences successful: the 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
  • Darren Blanchard (FIH), Senior Director of Business Development, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Mihai Dudoiu, Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
  • Andreas Ridder, Chairman CEE, CBRE
  • Michaela Lashova MRICS, CEO, Forton, Alliance Partner of Cushman & Wakefield for Bulgaria and FYROM, RICS SEE Ambassador
  • Valentin Lupu, Associate Director Capital Markets, Knight Frank
  • 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
  • Dorel Niță, Head of Research, AnalizeImobiliare.ro
  • Kazimierz Kirejczyk FRICS, Co-founder and President of the Board, REAS
  • Rafaela Nebreda, Managing Partner, Imoteca
  • Ilinca Paun, Managing Partner Romania, Colliers International
  • Geo Margescu, Founder & CEO, Forte Partners
  • Timea Henter, Senior Consultant, Knight Frank
  • Sorin Visoianu, Country Manager Operations Romania, Immofinanz
  • Antoniu Panait, Managing Director, VASTINT Romania
  • 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
  • Carmen Ravon, Head of Retail Leasing, CBRE Romania
  • Ingo Nissen, Managing Director Romania, Sonae Sierra

Participants of the SEE Property Forum 2017:

AccorHotels / Orbis, Advance Valuations OOD, AFI Europe Romania, Al Albayt University, Anchor Grup, Appraisers bureau Bulgaria, Asociaţia Green Building and Development, Banca Comerciala Romana, Bancpost SA, Bluehouse Capital Advisors LTD, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Bouygues Romania, Bucuresti Turism SA (Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest), CBRE Romania, CEH Inc., CITR Filiala Bucuresti SPRL, CMS Cameron McKenna SCA, Codic International, Colliers International, Confluence Property Management, Coreside/Savills, Crosspoint Real Estate, Crosspoint Valuation, CTP, Cushman & Wakefield FORTON, Cushman & Wakefield ECHINOX, Day Group, Deloitte Consultanta SRL, EMEU Property Services SRL, Eurobank Property Services SA, First Title Insurance PLC, Fivestar Hospitality SRL, Fortis Global Management, Forton MKA d.o.o, Fullscreen Digital SRL, Furore Holding & Consult SRL / Spiegelfeld International, Futureal, Globalworth Real Estate Investments, Gran Via Romania, Grigoriou Interiors, GTC Romania, Heta Asset Resolution d.o.o., Howden UK Group Limited, IKEA Romania SA, Immigon Portfoliabbau AG, Immochan Romania, Immofinanz, Imobiliare.ro, Imoteca, Indotek Befektetési Zrt., Investromania, Iulius Group, JLL Romania, KÉSZ Group, Knight Frank, Konsultster Expert, KR Group, London Partners, McCann PR, METRO Group Asset Kft., Metro Group Retail Real Estate Romania, Metro Properties Holding GmbH, Modatim Group, More Real Estate Services, Morphosis Capital, New Europe Property Investments, Noerr, Orbis SA, OTP Factoring SRL, Plaza Centers N.V., Porr Construct, Portico Investments Romania, Portland Trust, Property Forum (Portfolio), Quarsis Consulting, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, REAS, Reff & Associates SCA, River Development, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 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, Transilvania Business, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii, Unicredit Bank AG in London, Uniqa Real Estate, United Bulgarian Bank, United Media Corporation, VASTINT Romania, YES Communication, 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 throughout the 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 119,05 / room / night

Price includes accommodation on the 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 not to pay the hotel directly. Extra services (minibar etc.) should be paid at the reception. Cancellation is possible until the 20th March.
Please don't hesitate to contact us regarding your 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, when entering the event at the registration desk. Following a quick registration our guests may enter the area of the event.

OVERVIEW:

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

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

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

Portfolio Conferences are characterised by high-level networking opportunities 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.

Mihai Dudoiu

Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Mihai Dudoiu is a Partner at the Romanian law firm Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații and Head of the firm’s Banking and Finance practice group. He advises on all legal aspects related to project financing, 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.

Robert Neale, FRICS

CEO, Portland Trust

Robert Neale has worked in 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 to 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 300,000 sqm 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 the 2016 Yearbook: Office, Logistic and Industrial Parks in Romania - edition 4 (the most comprehensive investment guide for the 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, innovative 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 to 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 then he has resided the past 25 years in Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has 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 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

Csanád Csűrös

CEO, Property Forum

Csanád is the CEO of Property Forum with more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. Property Forum is a leading event hub of the CEE real estate industry with conferences, business breakfasts and workshops in London, Vienna, Milan, Germany, Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava and Prague. Csanád strongly believes the principles that made his conferences successful: the 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. Csanád holds an economics Master’s degree from Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and undergaduate degrees from the Budapest Business School in Hungary and from Avans University (the Netherlands). Before joining Portfolio's team, he worked for Bank Austria-Creditanstalt in Vienna. Besides his native Hungarian he speaks German and English.

Ana Dumitrache

Country Manager, CTP

Mrs. Dumitrache is a Romanian native with extensive experience in real estate and finance. She built a successful carreer 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 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, major 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-degree 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 the ICSC Romanian National Committee (2008-2011) and part of the ICSC European Advisory Board.

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.

Timea Henter

Senior Consultant, Knight Frank

Timea has over 8 years of experience in real estate consulting services both on local and international level, having advised investors and multinational companies in Romania as well as in Ireland, where she resided for 4 years. The Knight Frank office team where she is a senior member, has been market leader for the past 5 years, having intermediated the most notable and complex transactions on the local market. Timea developed excellent business relationships with the most active developers and commercial property owners on the market and her tenant portfolio includes high profile companies in various sectors such as banking & finance, law, FMCG and IT&C. She is a board member of the Romanian Irish Business Association (RIBA) as she is passionate about the creation of a strong and stable local business environment.

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.

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 the 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 the 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 others, 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 the 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.

Aurelia Luca

Country Director, Skanska Property Romania

Valentin Lupu

Associate Director Capital Markets, Knight Frank

Valentin has over 13 years of experience in corporate finance and strategy advisory. He joined Knight Frank team in 2014 as Head of Strategic Consultancy and Research. Over the years Valentin developed excellent business relationships with the most representative companies operating in various industries (oil & gas, real estate, food & drinks, IT&C, pharma). Previously, he gained experience in corporate finance services, corporate risk analysis and strategic development.

Geo Margescu

Founder & CEO, Forte Partners

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).

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 Technical University in Munich.

Dorel Niță

Head of Research, AnalizeImobiliare.ro

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.

Carmen Ravon

Head of Retail Leasing, CBRE Romania

With 10 years’ experience in commercial real estate and passionate about retail, Carmen coordinates the Retail Leasing for the CBRE mandates, counting 300 000 sqm in 7 properties. With 250 deals signed in 2016 by the leasing team comprising 12 talented people, Carmen and CBRE leasing team succeeded to deliver the most important Retail projects opened in 2016 in Romania, Parklake and Veranda. Carmen has previously worked with most of the brands in the retail industry; amoung them H&M, C&A, LC Waikiki, Nespresso, Decathlon, Starbucks, Jysk, World Class, Adidas; and with clients like Immofinanz, AEW Europe, Pradera, Carrefour, Sonae Sierra, Argo Capital, Revetas Capital.

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 and began his ten-year-long career in the United Kingdom at AccorHotels. He started at one of the 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 was appointed to Area General Manager for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and since 2014, he is the Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia where he oversees 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.

Andreas Ridder

Chairman CEE, CBRE

Andreas is Chairman Central & Eastern Europe, CBRE. He manages and coordinates CBRE offices in the region. Andreas has extensive real estate knowledge, particularly in the investment market. He combines this experience with a particular focus on every client’s business needs. Prior to joining CBRE, Andreas worked for Bank Austria/Creditanstalt. He was involved in the bank’s real estate investments and real estate development projects in Austria. Andreas joined CBRE in 1991 as Managing Director of the newly founded office in Austria. In this role, he has first established the Vienna office and later the CBRE network in Central and Eastern Europe.

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. 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 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

Opening remarks

Speaker:
Csanád Csűrös, CEO, Property Forum

09:30 - 09:50

Economic outlook for Romania and SEE – A view from London

Macroeconomic 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: Mihai Dudoiu, Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Conversation participants:
Darren Blanchard (FIH), Senior Director of Business Development, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Michaela Lashova MRICS, CEO, Forton, Alliance Partner of Cushman & Wakefield for Bulgaria and FYROM, RICS SEE Ambassador
Valentin Lupu, Associate Director Capital Markets, Knight Frank
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
Gijs Klomp MRICS, Investment Director, New Europe Property Investments
Robert Miklo, Associate Director of Investment Services, Colliers International
Andreas Ridder, Chairman CEE, CBRE
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
Kazimierz Kirejczyk FRICS, Co-founder and President of the Board, REAS
Rafaela Nebreda, Managing Partner, Imoteca
Dorel Niță, Head of Research, AnalizeImobiliare.ro

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:
Timea Henter, Senior Consultant, Knight Frank
Geo Margescu, Founder & CEO, Forte Partners
Antoniu Panait, Managing Director, VASTINT Romania
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-minute project presentations

Speakers:
Aurelia Luca, Country Director, Skanska Property Romania
Antoniu Panait, Managing Director, VASTINT Romania
Sorin Visoianu, Country Manager Operations Romania, Immofinanz

14:20 - 14:45

Designing for wellbeing – the next office market trend

Changing occupier needs is going beyond traditional project targets such as budget, programme delivery, re-stack and ‘green’ offices. Interior design can be an effective tool in attracting and retaining a talented workforce as well as contributing to sustainable business growth. Elina's talk will highlight the power of good design in office environments, touching upon:

  • High level design strategy – circular economy, wellbeing and technology
  • Integrating occupier wellbeing as a key project objective
  • User Profiles
  • ‘A better place’ - how to measure wellbeing and identify financial value

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 other CEE/SEE countries. The Impact of e-commerce and the trends in changing customer behavior. New developments in Romania. Successful 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
Ingo Nissen, Managing Director Romania, Sonae Sierra
Carmen Ravon, Head of Retail Leasing, CBRE Romania

15:30 - 16:00

Closing remarks and coffee break

SEE Property Forum 2017 - Bucharest, Romania

2017.03.29


195 EUR + VAT/person

885 RON + VAT/person
-20% discount
-30% discount



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