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2005 Jury

Industry Operators

    • Otis Spencer, President, Peakside Polonia Management

      Otis was hired in September 2013 as the President of the Board of PPM. He is responsible for the asset management for Polonia I and Polonia II, the origination and execution of new business in Poland, as well as the managerial oversight of Peakside’s office in Warsaw. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and has executed transactions and functioned as a fiduciary in North America, Europe and Asia. He was until recently the Co-Head/Managing Director of KSP Real Estate Investment Management. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Spencer was active as Managing Director/Co-Head Europe and member of the Investment Committee with Heitman. During this time he directed the Portfolio Management for Heitman’s European Private Equity group and was the Portfolio Manager for Heitman European Property Partners IV. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, Mr. Spencer was active in originating transactions and capital raising efforts as well as contributing to the strategic development of Heitman’s European platform.

      Prior to Heitman, Otis worked for ABP Investments (“ABP”) in the Netherlands where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager. In this capacity, he was responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing non-listed real estate investments on behalf of ABP’s European and Asia Pacific Strategic Funds. During his time at ABP, Mr. Spencer identified and completed ABP’s first real estate private equity investments in Central Europe and Asia. Otis graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and real estate. He also has master’s degree in real estate designation from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Mr. Spencer holds a dual citizenship from the Netherlands and the United States, and is based in Warsaw, Poland.

Quality Awards

    • Andreas Ridder, Chairman CEE, CBRE

      Andreas is Chairman Central & Eastern Europe. He manages and coordinates the 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 where he was involved in the bank’s real estate investments and real estate development projects in Austria.
      He joined CBRE in 1991 as Managing Director of the newly founded office in Austria, in this role he established the Vienna office and later the CBRE network in Central and Eastern Europe. He is a Doctor of Law and holds an MBA from INSEAD and an Austrian real estate brokerage license.
    • Ben Bannatyne, Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe, Prologis

      Ben leads the team and company operations across Central & Eastern Europe for Prologis, the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate throughout Europe, Americas and Asia is responsible for all activities of Prologis in the CEE region (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia). He joined Prologis in 2008 from Jones Lang LaSalle where he was the Managing Director for Central Europe. In this role, he was responsible for Poland, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic, including the daily management of the Warsaw office and operations in Prague and Budapest.

      Ben has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, of which 15 years have been spent in Central Europe with Jones Lang LaSalle and Prologis. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in Land Economy. He is also a UK-trained chartered surveyor.

    • Doris Pittlinger, Fund Manager, Invesco Real Estate

    • Kilbane, Managing Director Poland & Russia, Eurohypo

    • Neil Gregory-Eaves, Director CEE, Colliers International

    • Peter Morris, Owner & Managing Director, Gage Partners

      Peter has developed and acquired 105 million Euros worth of retail real estate in Estonia and Lithuania since 2011. His most recent property launch is the NØRDIKA Shopping Valley in Vilnius, Lithuania, built with Venturecorp Property Holdings. NØRDIKA Shopping Valley opened in September 2015, with phase II opening in May 2016, totalling 35,000 sqm net leasable area.

      Peter managed Ober-Haus Real Estate Advisors in four countries from the company start-up in 1994 through its sale in June 2007. At the time of its sale, Ober-Haus Real Estate Advisors was the largest property brokerage and advisory firm in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 35 offices and 350 real estate professionals in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, offering asset acquisition and disposal, property valuations, property asset management, investment brokerage and property advisory services. Peter is originally from New York, USA, and graduated Yale University.

 
 

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