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2013 Jury

Agent & Industry Partners

    • Brian Burgess, Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe, Savills

      Brian was responsible for establishing the Savills office in Poland in 2004 and in 2014 was appointed to expand the business across the CEE region. In addition to managing the business he is is active securing new clients for Savills in Poland as well as liaising with exiting worldwide clients, either directly or via the international network of the firm, having also personally lead the investment department until October 2010. He was involved in some of the earliest transactions in Warsaw including Wisniowy Business Park A and Renaissance Tower. Brian was previously engaged in consulting, including appointments with DTZ and EC Harris, and was Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis Polska (1996-2001) where he was responsible for setting up operations and growing the business of the company.
      Brian is a fellow of RICS, having served on the board of RICS Europe as Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman (2003-2004) and as Chairman of the Polish Association of Chartered Surveyors (now RICS Polska). He is British and a fluent Polish speaker.

    • Charles Taylor, Managing Partner Poland, Cushman & Wakefield

      A Partner at Cushman & Wakefield with over 20 years experience in the property profession, Charles is currently Managing Partner of the firm’s Polish offices. He was previously Managing Director of Hungary and Head of Capital Markets for the CEE region, having been based in Hungary for 15 years. He has a significant track record of closing successful transactions across the region.

    • Colin Waddell, Managing Director Poland, CBRE

      Colin Waddell has been working for CBRE in CEE for over 12 years. Over the last six years Colin has been integral in setting-up and expanding CBRE’s platform in the region which has meant that CBRE now operate as a full-service entity in CEE. Colin’s geographical experience covers all of the principal regional markets and his professional career involves a range of investment consultancy, brokerage and valuation work (including development consultancy) over all sectors of the property industry, up and above his management duties. Before entering the Central & Eastern European market, prior to CBRE, Colin worked for King Sturge in Edinburgh and London for four years.

      Colin graduated from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh with an honours degree in Estate Management and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    • Hadley Dean, Chief Executive Officer EMEA, (MRICS) Compass Offices

      Hadley joined Compass Offices in 2015 with a remit to open 80 high specification serviced office centres within Europe, Middle East and Africa during the next 3 years. Prior to joining Compass, Hadley was Managing Partner Eastern Europe for Colliers International, having joined the firm in 2001 as Managing Director for Poland, where he enjoyed considerable success building the business in all areas across the CEE, SEE, Russia and CIS regions.

      During Hadley’s tenure with Colliers International the company was awarded the key industry award, CEEQA, in 2004 and each year from 2009 to 2014. He is a member of Young Presidents Organisation and a Member of RICS.

    • Jonathan Hallett, (MRICS) Managing Partner Central & Eastern Europe, Cushman & Wakefield

      Jonathan has international retail experience gained over 23 years working in Brussels, Paris, London and Central Europe. As Managing Director for the CEE region he oversees Cushman & Wakefield’s operations across Central and Eastern Europe, with over 880 staff in 7 countries, and involved in all aspects of property Services.

      Jonathan is also currently overseeing the C&W Alliance partners in a further 11 countries across the CEE region. He is an EMEA Board Member of Cushman & Wakefield and the Managing Partner of Cushman & Wakefield in the Czech Republic. He became a Partner in 2001 and is a member of the RICS and the ICSC.

    • Joseph Borowski, Managing Director Poland, Knight Frank

      Joseph has been active on the Polish commercial property market for some 20 years.  His experience includes development finance raising, leasing and investment sales in the office sector throughout Poland’s major cities.  He has also advised some of Poland’s largest banks on corporate portfolio restructuring.

    • Richard Laird, Head of Investment CEE, Knight Frank

      Richard is a Partner of Knight Frank with 12 years of transactional experience in cross-border European real estate investment, across the key markets. Richard has worked in Knight Frank’s London based European Investment Team since its inception over a decade ago. He has specific responsibility for leading Knight Frank’s Central European Investment business, working on daily basis with the local teams across the region.

    • Tomasz Trzoslo, Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets Poland, JLL

      Tomasz is the Managing Director of JLL in Poland since March 2013. He also continues in his role as the head of Polish capital markets team at JLL and the member of JLL’s EMEA Capital Markets Strategy Board.

      Tomasz has over 18 years’ experience in the Central European real estate markets. He has participated in numerous transactions across the CEE, including investment deals (sales, acquisitions, sale and leaseback transactions) and corporate finance transactions (development debt, investment debt and equity raising and structuring projects).

Industry Operators

    • Arpad Torok, (MRICS) Chief Executive Officer, TriGranit

      Arpad has been in the international property development and advisory business for more than 20 years including 15 years with TriGranit, having previously held senior management positions at Cushman & Wakefield in Hungary and Greece. He was appointed to CEO of TriGranit in 2009, taking over the position during the most demanding global economic and market conditions. The company has sincesucceeded to obtain over 1 billion Euros in financing and refinancing to develop around 950,000 m² of projects completed or currently under construction. Asset disposals in Central Europe – including the purchase of TriGranit by TPG – with a cumulative transaction volume of EUR 1,7 billion, both retail and offices were completed with his active participation like Bonarka for Business office complex in Krakow, Poznan City Center in Poznan or the Arena Centar in Zagreb.

      TriGranit is one of the largest fully integrated real estate investment, development and management company, operating in Central Europe. The company’s focus is on mixed-use “City Center”, office and retail developments in strategic urban locations.

      Arpad holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College for Foreign Trade and the University of Humberside, an MA in business management and an MBA in European business administration from the University of Lincoln. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary – Golden Cross by the President of Hungary in 2012. His vision and professional approach has been appreciated by his peers and colleagues several times: received in 2011 by CIJ Real Estate Awards – Industry Leadership Award; in 2015 by Iroda.hu – Real-estate Market Personality of the Year; in 2016 by Finance-Monthly – CEO of the Year; and by Global Brands Magazine –  Most Inspiring Real Estate CEO.

    • Arvydas Avulis, Chairman & Owner, AB Hanner

      Arvydas obtained a master degree of Civil Engineering from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in 1978.

      In 1991 Arvydas established AB Hanner, and from 1995 the company commenced investment in real estate. AB Hanner grew into leader of Baltic region and in 2004 received a CEEQA award for mixed use real estate development of the year for the Europa project in Vilnius. From 2005 AB Hanner started investment in foreign markets and currently develops projects in six countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Belarus.

    • 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.

    • Daniel Harris, Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe, Tristan Capital Partners

      Daniel Harris joined Tristan after successfully working with the EPISO Fund investment team at AEW Europe since 2010. Previously he spent five years with MGPA where he was Head of CEE. His responsibilities included acquisitions in the region, which amounted to over €1.5 billion over the five-year period, and the management of the Warsaw office which he established in 2008. Additionally he undertook pan-European transactions and established a logistics joint venture in France. Prior to working at MGPA, he spent three years at Heitman working on both Central European and Western European transactions.

      Daniel was awarded Professional of the Year at the CEE Retail Awards in February 2010.

    • 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.

    • David Hay, Chief Executive Officer, AFI Europe

      David has over 20 years of experience in international real estate development and management in Europe, the US and Africa. He joined AFI Europe in March 2006 as business development manager. In January 2009 David was appointed as CEO of AFI Europe Czech Republic and as AFI Europe NV Regional Director for the CEE in charge of the company’s operations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Hungary and Latvia. In January 2011 he was appointed as CEO of AFI Europe Romania.

      David previously served as the General Manager of Victoria Garden City, a 2000 private Luxurious residential units development in Lagos, Nigeria and as Vice President of Hail Holdings, a publicly quoted real estate development and management company which was traded on the TLV stock exchange. David graduated from Buckingham University in the UK with an LLM.

    • Dennis Dart, Managing Director, Co-Head, KSP REIM

      Dennis participates in all facets of executive management of the firm including development and execution of the firm’s strategic objectives and business plan.

      Before establishing KSP REIM Dennis was Executive Vice President of Heitman European Private Equity. While at Heitman from 2000-2012, he participated in over €3.5 billion of transaction closings and also led joint venture and loan restructurings. Before joining Heitman, Dennis was General Counsel of Commonwealth Property Investors, a venture capital firm focusing on investments in Russia and the CIS. Dennis was responsible for executing joint ventures for the development of a Class A office building in St. Petersburg, for the development of a Class A office building in Kiev, Ukraine, as well as development and roll out of the CIS Dominio’s Pizza franchise.

      Dennis has a BA from the University of California at Davis and JD and LL.M degrees from the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California. Dennis was in house legal counsel for FIA Associates, an early pioneer in commercial real estate investing for public employee retirement systems in the United States.

    • Gabor Czike, Partner, Head of CEE Real Estate & Construction, CMS Cameron McKenna

      Gábor has more than 12 years experience in advising many of the major market players on property acquisitions, developments, constructions and leasing involving retail, office, warehouse and residential properties in Hungary and CEE. He is the only Hungarian lawyer amongst RICS members.

    • George Mula, Principal, Integrated Finance Group

      George Mula is the Principal of IFGroup. He has been active in Poland and the CEE Region for over 20 years overseeing investments of well over a billion Euro. He first came to Poland in 1989 in a British Government mission and holds the Polish Silver Cross of Merit (Civil).

    • Gerhard Dunstheimer, Deputy CEO, ECE Projektmanagment

      Gerhard was appointed Deputy CEO of ECE in 2009. Prior to this he was Managing Director for Project Development of ECE since 2006, Deputy Managing Director of ECE since 2004, and was previously Divisional Head of Leasing for the North and North-East since 2002. He joined the company as Assistant to the CEO in 1998.

      Prior to joining ECE, Gerhard was a Consultant at INTES Zürich in Switzerland. He studied economics at WHU Koblenz (Germany), LUISS Rome (Italy) and PennState University Philadelphia (USA). He obtained a degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) in 1996. He is currently a member of ULI, ICSC, GCSC and ZIA.

    • Gordon Black, Senior Managing Director & Co-Head Europe, Heitman International

      Gordon leads Heitman’s European Private Real Estate Equity group and is an equity owner of the firm. Since 1995 he has had primary responsibility for Heitman’s investment activities in Europe. Heitman has participated in European real estate transactions totaling over €5 billion to date, and Gordon has been involved in global acquisition and disposition activity totaling just under €8 billion. He is a member of Heitman’s Executive Committee, Board of Managers and European Investment Committee.

      Gordon received a BA in Finance from Michigan State University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. He is based in Heitman’s London office.

    • Isabelle Clerc, Head of Asset Management Central Europe, AEW Europe

    • Jason Sharman, Joint Managing Partner, Sharman Church Chartered Surveyors

      Jason is a founding partner of Sharman Church, a niche real estate practice focusing on Central and Eastern Europe established in 2012. He has twenty years experience in commercial real estate brokerage and consulting including 16 years in Central & Eastern Europe with DTZ, Jones Lang LaSalle and King Sturge. Before establishing Sharman Church, Jason presided over a period of significant growth and success for King Sturge’s Poland operations from 2003 until the firm’s acquisition by Jones Lang LaSalle in 2012, winning numerous awards. Appointed initially as Managing Director for Poland, he was elected Equity Partner in 2007 and eventually Head of Central Europe in 2010.

      Jason began his career in London as a West End Office Agent working for Grimley JR Eve (now GVA), before joining DTZ in 1997 holding roles as head of office agency for Ukraine and head of office and industrial agency in the Czech and Slovak Republics. From 2001 to 2003 he served as National Director and head of offfice, industrial and tenant representation business for Jones Lang LaSalle in Poland. He also served Jones Lang LaSalle as a Regional Director and Head of Asset & Financial Management for Central & Eastern Europe following its acquisition of King Sturge in 2012.

      During his time in the CEE region Jason has managed key relationships and commissions with organisations such as AVIVA, Heitman, Guardian Managers, Helical, Balmain Asset Management, Catalyst Capital, AIG/Lincoln and Panattoni Europe. He studied Estate Management at the University of the West of England and is MRICS qualified. He speaks basic Polish and Russian.

    • 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.

    • Kirsten Felden, Senior Investment Manager, Asset Management Europe, Union Investment Real Estate

      After graduation to European Business Manager, Kirsten worked for advisory and management company ITC where she was responsible for development of new Shopping Center schemes as well as refurbishments of retail galleries throughout Germany. She experienced the Russian retail market and started at Union Investment with acquisitions in emerging markets like Turkey and Mexico. Becoming an expert in CEE region since 2009 she has built up a portfolio including investments like Horizon Plaza, Zebra Tower, Krisztina Palace and Lipinski Passage.

      Hamburg based Union Investment is one of Europe`s leading property investment management companies with open-ended real estate funds with an asset value of more than EUR 19 billion. Established since 1965 Union Investment´s long-term investment strategy is based on stable returns in commercial real estate: offices, shopping-centers, hotels and logistics throughout Germany, Europe and abroad.

    • Maciej Zajdel, President of the Management Board, IVG Poland

      For the past 14 years Maciej has been connected with the commercial and industrial real property sector. He is currently, within the framework of a newly established fund, IVG Warsaw Funds, with a target value of 250-300 million euros, undertaking new office real property purchases and supporting the efforts to attract new investors. His previous projects include office and retail developments; completing a number of production plants, warehouses, as well managing the development process of  large number of petrol stations for Shell  in Poland.  For several years, he has also been responsible for some of NATO’s infrastructure investments in Poland.

      Maciej trained as a construction engineer (Technical University in Delft, Holland and Wrocław Technical University) and economist (MBA, University of Calgary, Canada). He became a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member, CCIM Institute Chicago) in 2010.

    • Marcin Klammer, Chief Executive Officer Poland, Arcadis

      Marcin became Chief Executive Officer for Arcadis EC Harris in Poland in January 2013, having been jointly held the roles of CEO of Arcadis and Managing Director of EC Harris since the merger between the two companies in 2012. As the CEO Marcin is responsible for growing the ARCADIS business in the Polish market with a particular focus on ensuring that the benefits of the merger with EC Harris are fully realised so that the two firms can offer clients a broader range of consultancy skills and high quality services.

      Marcin joined EC Harris in 1998 and was appointed Location Leader for Poland in 2005. During his tenure he has significantly grown the business in this market, diversifying into new areas such as highways and the public sector as well as maintaining a strong presence in the lenders & investors, commercial, residential and CRE sectors. He has worked on a number of large programmes including third generation shopping centres, five star hotels and waste water treatment plants as well as other infrastructure projects. He holds a professional license from the Polish Chamber of Architects and is an accredited member of RICS.

    • Mariusz Kozlowski, Member of the Management Board, GTC

      With GTC since 2000, Mariusz has been a member of GTC`s management board since 2002, currently as International Retail Director. He formerly held positions of Leasing and Marketing Director and Investor Relations Director. Between 1994 and 1996 he served as Marketing Director at DML brokerage, and from 1997 to 1999 he was Head of Equity Sales at ABN AMRO Securities S.A. in Warsaw.

      Mariusz holds a Master of Economics degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and is a licensed stockbroker.

    • Mark Rea, Managing Partner, Sentient

      Mark is the Managing Partner of Sentient, one of the largest Project & Cost Management Consultants operating throughout Central & Eastern Europe and beyond. After over 22 years with Gardiner & Theobald, rising to Equity Partner, in 2013 Mark led the successful buyout of the G&T CEE operation together with the other regional partners. With the rebranding completed in October 2013 Sentient has established Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and Croatia, the company also works in and has experience of neighboring countries providing the same high quality services.

      Mark has been based in CEE for 18 years and has experience throughout the region. He is a Member of the Institute of Royal Chartered Surveyors.

    • Mark Richards, Business Development Director, Mace

      Mark is Mace’s International Business Development Director and a member of the international Board. He has been involved with the construction and property industry for over 30 years and has extensive experience internationally, having lived and worked in Germany, Poland, Ireland, Italy and the UK.

      Mark has opened up a number of new markets for Mace, sourcing opportunities and establishing relationships in locations including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia. Based out of the global head office in London, he travels extensively for Mace, which operates in more than 70 countries, supporting emerging markets, including the Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific regions, as well as our established businesses in Europe and the Middle East. He also has a number of years’ experience managing a property business specialising in the development of factory outlet retail centres across Europe.

    • Markus Leininger, Managing Partner, SIMRES Real Estate

      Markus has eighteen years experience in corporate banking and for more than 15 years has been a leading real estate financier in Central Europe, principally with RHEINHYP and EUROHYPO. In 1997 he set up RHEINHYP’s Central European property lending division, and in 2001 he helped to set up its US operations. In 2002 Markus took over EUROHYPO’s CEE division, including Austria, and served as Head of CEE & Northern Europe and Israel from 2007 to mid 2012. During this time he sourced more than EUR 10bln of CRE debt, with the largest refinancing in CEE of approx. EUR 750mln.

      In October 2012 Markus became a partner in SIMRES Real Estate, a Luxembourg based real estate private equity boutique. He serves as a director of Revetas and Pradera in Luxembourg and is a member of the Advisory Board of Grand City Properties SA. He is a respected voice on commercial real estate issues at international market conferences and events.

    • Martin Erbe, Head of International Real Estate Finance Continental Europe, Helaba

      Martin heads up real estate financing in Continental Europe for Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, which belongs to the German savings bank network. Based at the bank’s Frankfurt headquarter he manages the origination for Central Europe and Benelux. He has worked on a wide range of financing transactions in the past and has more than 21 years of real estate experience in the European markets. Helaba currently manages a loan book of around EUR 35 bn in commercial real estate, almost half of this amount representing the bank’s international business in Europe and the US. Helaba’s relationship-oriented strategy remained unchanged during the crisis and is consistently directed towards its target markets. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 Helaba was awarded “Lender of the Year” by the CEEQA Jury.

    • Mieczysław Godzisz, Managing Director Poland, Hines

      Since joining Hines in 1997 MieczysÅ‚aw has worked to effectively position Hines in Poland’s real estate market. He played a key role during the development process of Metropolitan project, an award winning 37,000 sqm office development in Warsaw designed by Norman Foster, and has been instrumental in securing several new residential and office projects in Warsaw, Gdansk, Lodz and Krakow for Hines-managed funds. He has led or participated in more than 4000,000 sqm of usable space completed or under construction and also played a leading role during the logistics assets acquisition for Hines Global REIT investment fund expanding the firm’s industrial portfolio by 220.000 sqm across four cities.

      Since joining Hines in 1997 Mieczysław has built a team of more than 40 people in four offices in Poland with planned expansion to other Polish cities. Prior to his career at Hines he was a business adviser at Arthur Andersen (1992-1997). He has an MA degree in Arabic Language and Culture from the Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Krakow (1992) and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago (2001).

    • Nicklas Lindberg ., President, Skanska Commercial Development Europe

      Nicklas has been the President of Skanska Commercial Development Europe since 2011. He is responsible for the company’s operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Nicklas is highly experienced in transactions of acquiring land, project development, leasing and property divestment. He is also a green pioneer who introduced sustainability standards to the office markets in the CEE region. Nicklas joined Skanska in 2001 in Sweden. During the years he has been working at top managerial positions as President of Skanska Property Poland, Skanska Residential Development Poland and Skanska Russia. He holds an MBA degree in management of Lunds Universitet.

    • Nicole Poetsch, Senior Acquisition Manager on biog, Allianz Real Estate

      Since joining Allianz Real Estate, Nicole has been managing office and retail acquisitions in Germany, CEE and Scandinavia, investing funds on behalf of the Allianz Group. Before joining Allianz Real Estate in 2010, Nicole spent six years at Goldman Sachs & Co in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area based in London, where she was involved in the acquisition, financing and asset management of larger real estate portfolios across Europe on behalf of the Whitehall Funds.

    • Pawel Debowski, Partner, Chairman Real Estate Europe, Dentons

      Pawel is a partner at global law firm Dentons and Chairman of the European Real Estate Group of more than 250 lawyers across twelve countries. He is one of the most widely recognized and respected real estate M&A and investment professionals in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.

      Pawel acts as legal counsel to numerous institutional clients, including investors, developers, lenders, construction companies and occupiers. He has unique expertise in the office, retail and hotel sectors. In professional practice for over twenty years, Pawel was involved in structuring real estate investments in Poland back in the early days of the free market economy.
      His outstanding and sustained contribution to the CEE real estate sector has resulted over the years in multiple recognitions as the leader in this field. Chambers Europe legal directory rates him as a Band Star. It lauds Pawel as “a brand of his own”. He is singled out as “one of the icons of the market,” and “a very technical, robust lawyer,” whose “reputation speaks for itself.”

      Pawel is repeatedly recommended as a leader in the field of real estate law by both Polish publications (namely Forbes and Rzeczpospolita) as well as international legal directories and guides (such as The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, European Legal Experts or Who’s Who Legal). In 2013, for the second time, he was named Professional of the Year at the CEE Quality Awards organized by Imagine Live Media in cooperation with the Financial Times.

    • Philip Wood, Head of CEE Transactions, GLL Real Estate Partners

      Based in Munich, Philip is responsible for transactions across CEE on behalf of GLL Real Estate Partner’s managed property funds and segregated accounts.  He has 18 years’ professional experience in commercial real estate sales, leasing and development, corporate real estate advisory, and property investment in the UK and across Central & Eastern Europe.

      He began his property career in London specialising in Leasing and Tenant Representation, and while working with DTZ he moved to their office in the Czech Republic as Head of Agency in 2005. Philip then worked for 3 years in the Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets team in Prague before relocating to Germany to join GLL in 2011. Philip graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Estate Surveying, and is a Chartered Surveyor

    • Robert Dobrzycki, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Panattoni Europe

      Robert set up Panattoni Europe’s headquarters for the CEE region in Poland in 2005 and in 2014 he was appointed CEO for Europe. In 11 years under Robert’s management the company has developed 3.2 million sqm of warehouse and industrial space out of existing stock of 10 million sqm in Poland. Since 2007 PE has been the most active developer on the Polish market year by year with a 2% average vacancy rate of portfolio under management, the current portfolio under management totaling 1.3 million sqm.

      Robert began his career with Menard Doswell & Co., an industrial real estate development company, had has over 15 years experience in the real estate business. He is a Warsaw University graduate and has a Masters in Business Management degree.

    • Robert Martin, Principal, Head of Central Europe, Europa Capital

      Robert is a co-founder and principal at Europa Capital. He started his real estate career in 1991 at Herring Baker Harris in London, specializing in office and industrial property. He then moved to St Quintin, where he worked in the logistics and distribution sector in South East England. In 1998, having completed an MBA at Cape Town University, Robert joined Beckwith Property Fund Management (the fore-runner to Europa Capital), working on investment in Central Europe and the UK.

      As one of the five founding partners of Europa Capital in 1999, he focused primarily on investment in Germany, Austria and the countries of Central Europe, where he has now been active for seventeen years. Robert has been actively involved in the establishment and acquisition strategies of Europa Funds I, II, III & IV and the Europa Emerging Europe Fund.

    • Walter Hampel, Managing Director, Head of Origination CEE, Austria & Switzerland, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

      Walter is a Managing Director for Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG and is based in Munich, dealing with clients active in the CEE Markets as well as responsibility for Switzerland and Austria. Walter has been active in the CEE property markets for more than twelve years, including seven years based in Prague between 1995 and 2001 as a real estate lender for Austrian and German banks.

    • Yannis Delikanakis, Partner, Bluehouse Capital

      Yannis is a founding Partner of private equity investment management firm Bluehouse Capital with a focus on real estate investments in Emerging Europe.  He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate from Harvard University, holding a MSc in Project Management from the University of Texas at Austin.

 
 

Cee Markets:

Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine

See Markets:

Albania, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia

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