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2007 Jury

Quality Awards

    • Alan Colquhoun, Head of CEE, DTZ

      Alan Colquhoun is DTZ’s Head of Central & Eastern Europe based at the Warsaw office and have day-to-day responsibility for DTZ’s Polish business. Alan, who returned to DTZ Poland in April 2013, previously headed DTZ’s Polish business from 1999 until 2009 and was responsible for Central Europe after 2006. He also spent six years at DTZ in the Czech Republic and has worked at DTZ in Canada and the UK. Alan is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

    • 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.

    • David Dixon, Partner, Norton Rose

      David leads the Norton Rose Real Estate Team in Warsaw and his Europe-wide practice focuses on real estate, restructuring, banking and finance, corporate and securities transactions, telecommunications, and mergers and acquisitions. In his 30+ year legal career he has led teams advising on mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies, real estate transactions, debt and equity offerings and strategic investments, debt restructuring and restructurings of companies, telecommunications projects, privatization and financing transactions in both market and regulated economic environments.

      David has been listed annually in European Legal Business as a preferred legal provider for banking and finance since 2001 and intellectual property, IT and telecommunications since 2003. The Chambers Europe 2008 analysis of real estate lawyers in CEE stated: “David Dixon is the key partner for cross border work. His approach is described as pragmatic and realistic: when lawyers are at loggerheads he takes control of the situation.” The Chambers Europe 2009 analysis of real estate lawyers in Poland elaborates that “clients prize his international law knowledge and broad experience.” Legal 500 recognizes Mr Dixon as a leading lawyer in real estate and M&A practice in Poland.

      David received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Colgate University in 1977, where he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980 where he was a member of the Management Board of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is a member of American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Michigan, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Texas.

    • Eli Alroy, Chairman, GTC

    • Hadley Dean, (MRICS) Chief Executive Officer, EPP

      As CEO of EPP Hadley brings more than 20 years of real estate experience to Echo Polska Properties. Most recently the CEO of Compass Offices’ European, Middle Eastern, and African operations, Hadley helped Compass grow to become Hong Kong’s largest serviced office provider with a network extending to Australia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.

      Prior to Compass Hadley served as a Managing Partner at Colliers International, an industry-leading global real estate services company operating in 66 countries. Responsible for Colliers’ Eastern Europe region, he managed the business across twelve countries, sixteen offices and more than 750 employees. He was also a Colliers’ EMEA Management Board Member.

      Hadley holds a BSc from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a Property valuation and Management degree from Sheffield Hallam University. He is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

    • Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe, Ghelamco

      Jeroen joined Ghelamco as Managing Director for Poland in 2003, presiding over three times growth in the Belgian developer’s business and securing its status as a leading and well recognized provider of modern business space within the region.

      Since the company expanded its activities to the East European Countries, Jeroen van der Toolen has been involved in the co-creation of Ghelamco’s offices in Russia and Ukraine and in 2006 he was appointed Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe. Currently he is responsible for all of Ghelamco’s Central and Eastern European operations comprising a portfolio of over 600,000 sqm.

      Ghelamco’s rapid growth has encouraged the company to realise more investments in Warsaw and regional markets. Ghelamco Poland has delivered over 400 000 sqm of high standard office and warehouse facilities and has over 160,000 sqm under construction in 2012. The company’s high capabilities have been widely recognized by the market, including the most prestigious tenants like: PKN Orlen, T-Mobile, Rabobank Polska, Cargill, Medicover, Hyundai Motor Poland, PTU, LEGG MASON, BRE Bank, Euronet, Discovery and Oriflame. Jeroen has also been responsible for the implementation of sustainable development solutions by the company. This resulted in establishing the most popular European ecological certificate BREEAM as a standard for all Ghelamco investments. He has also introduced a completely new brand, Ghelamco Residential, under which Ghelamco is undertaking residential projects. In 2012 Ghelamco Poland leased over 56 000 sqm, the best score in the Polish real estate market also a record result in the company’s history. In 2012 Ghelamco opened the first phase of it’s 240,000 sqm logistics park in Russia.

      Jeroen graduated from the Vrije Univerisiteit Amsterdam where he finished his studies in the Business Economics. Before joining Ghelamco, he worked for the Unilever Moscow office and DTZ. In 1997 he did also a project for Rabobank in Ukraine. He is married and has two children. His hobbies include traveling, backpacking, sailing, snowboarding and discovering new cuisines.

    • Karl Wilson, General Manager Central Europe & Russia, Aareal Bank Group

      Karl Wilson is the Managing Director for Aareal Bank in Central Europe & Russia with the core focus being on Poland. Aareal Bank have a full Bank Branch in Warsaw and a Representative office in Moscow. Karl has been with Aareal since 2000.

      Prior to this position, he worked initially in Frankfurt and thereafter in London within Real Estate Banking and thereafter in Prague for what is now PWC, co-ordinating their CEE corporate finance real estate activities. He holds a degree in estate management from Trinity College Dublin.

    • Omar Sattar, Managing Partner Czech Republic, 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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Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine

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