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CEEQA 2015 SPECIAL REPORTS


CEEQA 2015 Review (52pg).


Financial Times Special Report (8pg).


WBJ Observer Special Report (16pg).

CEEQA 2015 ITINERARY

>> CEEQA@MAPIC 2014
20th November 2014
Call for award entries
New Europe Cocktail & Insight Summit
Palais des Festivals, Cannes

>> CEEQA@MIPIM 2015
11th March 2015
Awards short list announced
New Europe Breakfast & Insight Summit
Palais des Festivals, Cannes

>> CEEQA 2015 GALA
14th April 2015 Awards dinner & presentations SOHO Factory, Warsaw

CEEQA 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

>> CEEQA 2014 Winners
View the winners of this year's CEEQA Awards.

>> CEEQA 2014 Short List
Short list for this year's main CEEQA Awards announced.

>> CEEQA Gala 2014
Tuesday 8th April 2014
19.00 11th annual CEEQA Gala – dinner and awards ceremony

CEEQA 2014 SPECIAL REPORTS


Financial Times Special Report (8pg).


Read WBJ OBSERVER report (16pg).


Read MIPIM NEWS report (p21).


Read CEEQA 2014 Value Report (44pg).

RECENT ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

>> CEEQA@Mipim 2014
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - Digital Revolution in CEE Real Estate insight summit & CEEQA@Mipim cocktail reception

>> CEEQA 2013
AWARD WINNERS

>> CEEQA 2013
GALLERY

Tenth annual CEEQA Gala
Tuesday 23rd April 2013
SOHO Factory
Old Praga, Warsaw

CEEQA 2003-2013 Jury & Partners Lunch
Tuesday 23rd April | 12.30-14.30
H15, Warsaw
Gathering of past & present CEEQA jurors and business partners

CEEQA 2013 Jury Dinner
Monday 22nd April | 18.00-22.00
Hyatt Regency Warsaw
Final voting, 2013 Awards

CEEQA@MIPIM reception
Tuesday 12th March | 17.00-18.30
Palais des Festivals, Cannes
2013 Short list and Real Green awards announced

Back to the future >> The next ten years
Tuesday 12th March | 17.00-18.30
Palais des Festivals, Cannes
CEEQA@Mipim market insight forum, business leader level presentations and discussion panels

ELITE PARTNERS

The CEEQA Gala 2015 (There's only one)

SOHO Factory, Warsaw, 14-April 7pm—Late.

>> CEEQA 2015 Results
>> CEEQA 2015 Shortlist
>> CEEQA 2015 Jury

THE YEAR THAT WAS

The international profile of CEEQA is central to its credibility, status and all round value as the New Europe property sector’s main annual industry awards and respected market insight platform.

Following a dynamic year for the sector with a convergence of international market trends combining to trigger capital activity in company acquisitions, project and portfolio transactions, coupled with a high level of project completions, we’re proud to report that CEEQA 2015 achieved record participation as well as unprecedented levels of regional and international exposure supported by expanded regional and global publicity partnerships across the awards programme and four separate events: CEEQA@Mapic, CEEQA@Mipim, the Jury Dinner and twelfth annual CEEQA Gala, undoubtedly our most successful cycle of market events to date.

CBRE, Griffin, HB Reavis, P3, David Mitzner & Hot Chocolate steal the show at 2015 edition of CEEQA Gala, Monika Rajska-Wolinska named Industry Professional of the Year!


CEEQA 2015 Review (52pg).

International advisors CBRE shone brightest at this year’s CEEQA Gala with a hat trick of awards in the Property Management, Office Agency and Capital Markets categories, their first CEEQA awards since 2000. Other big winners on the night were Griffin Real Estate, named overall Company of the Year as well as Rising Star, industrial developer and investor P3 Logistic Parks with the Investor of the Year category and HB Reavis were named Developer of the Year for the first time, while Monika Rajska-Wolinska of Colliers Poland became the second woman to lift the award for Industry Professional of the Year and Dentons retained the Legal & Financial Services award once again. Also among the company winners were Panattoni Europe (Industrial Developer), Colliers International (Industrial Agency), JLL (Retail Agency), Helaba (Lender), Arcadis (Development Services) and Skanska SA (Construction). The building awards went to Eiffel Palace in Budapest (Office Development), Atrium Felicity shopping centre in Lublin Hilton (Retail Development) and Hilton Kiev (Hotel, Leisure & Residential Development), while Quadrio in Prague and AFI Park 2&3 in Bucharest were named overall buildings of the year for CEE and SEE respectively.

The dinner and awards ceremony was hosted as ever by leading Polish broadcaster Monika Zamachowska and was opened by special guest Pawel Tamborski, President of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, as a total of 700 regional and international real estate leaders from more than 50 countries gathered to celebrate the successes and success stories of the New Europe property sector during the past calendar year. After dinner the legendary soul funk band Hot Chocolate lit up a night of outstanding entertainment and hospitality, supported by acrobatic dance group Red Pop Dance Creator and DJ Trent, while earlier in the evening rising Polish stars Kuba & Sabina, the Mimellos and CEEQA stalwart Albert Kurowski kept the troops’ spirits high. Gala guests raised nearly 20,000 euros for children’s charity Fundacja Dziecieca Fantazja.

Floreasca Park shows leadership in green building

Prior to the Gala in March, this year’s four RealGreen awards for green building were presented at the CEEQA@Mipim New Europe Breakfast. In its fourth year, CEEQA@Mipin provides an important focal point for the sector at the Mipim global real estate fair in Cannes. For the third year in succession the Skanska Commercial Development Europe were named RealGreen Developer of the Year, RealGreen Investor was Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, RealGreen Service Provider was Arcadis and Portland Trust’s Floreasca Park project in Bucharest was named RealGreen Building of the Year. Floreasca Park also took this year’s overall Green Leadership Award at the Gala, cited for outstanding leadership in raising the certification of the building from BREEAM Very Good to BREEAM Excellent in the year following its completion, having lifted the title of joint Office Development of the Year and Building of the Year SEE in 2014. More on p19.

David Mitzner 100

The biggest highlight of the night was a live video link-up with sector legend David Mitzner at his base in Houston, and a standing birthday tribute on the occasion of his 100th birthday. A previous winner of CEEQA’s Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate award, he was presented this year with a unique award for Double Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by the Financial Times. A typically fiery and uplifting acceptance speech was followed by presentation of the award, after which gala guests stood in unison and raised their glasses to one of the sector’s greatest heroes with the most extraordinary back story and sang a resounding and memorable Happy Birthday in English and Polish. Certainly one of CEEQA’s finest moments.

Special reports


Financial Times Special Report (8pg).

The Financial Times eight page property special report tie-in with CEEQA, published each year on the day of the Gala in print and online, is one of the highlights of the CEEQA programme, shining a global light on the key issues, trends, companies and people of the New Europe property sector. This year’s report looked at the increasing push into regional cities in the more mature Central Europe markets, both because of core city saturation in some segments and as a result of burgeoning BPO activity, as well as the emergence of the Romanian market as a serious investment target, and the recent re-emergence of Hungary – despite the backdrop of market unease about Ukraine situation and the economic effects of international sanctions against Russia.

The annual WBJ Observer pre-Gala 20 page report provided an in depth review of the important trends affecting the market place addressed by CEEQA’s two insight summits at the recent Mapic and Mipim real estate fairs, as well as a round of past CEEQA Galas and plans for 2015. Both reports are available to download on the CEEQA website.

Insight summits

Our study last year of the wider impact of the digital revolution on global and New Europe real estate led us inexorably in the 2014-15 campaign to an examination of two separate but converging trends at our CEEQA@Mapic and CEEQA@Mipim Insight Summits in Cannes, both delivering clear and imposing outputs for market participants. The first on the The Future of Fashion Retail at the Mapic retail real estate fair in November analysed how online fashion retail could be an important partner for retail landlords. With challenges major fashion retailers are facing servicing their e-retail platforms serving to drive their online customers back onto the shop floor, retail landlords could capitalise in various ways as long as the current mode for turnover rents can be adjusted to register footfall and even footflow success. More on p15.

Either way, warehouse developers look set for a long term windfall as a forward shortfall of e-commerce distribution facilities across the region, and across Europe in general. An issue that took centre stage at the CEEQA@Mipim event which examined the basis and prognosis of the current Wall of Capital pouring into the region with industrial real estate – and developers themselves – a natural target in the context of the resulting forward demand, with BPO not far behind. A sea change for the markets, or a sugar fix?

Decision makers


WBJ Observer Special Report (16pg).

Vital to CEEQA’s role and place in the market is the composition and function of the CEEQA Jury. Our gratitude to this year’s jury members for their time, knowledge, expertise and patience. Comprised of senior representatives of market leading companies, places on the jury are rotated each year among developers, investors, lenders, advisors and services providers, with five major international agents operating across the region retaining permanent seats on the jury: CBRE, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and Knight Frank. The rotated places are decided by a selection process led by this group of Agent Partners and coordinated by the CEEQA Team in consultation with our awards supervisor, Deloitte, to ensure the jury as a whole has a functional and fair geographical, disciplinary and segmental balance, as well as the required market overview and seniority.

The jurors decide the shortlist in all award categories through a rigorous assessment and scoring of more than 500 entries from across the sector. The shortlist for the main CEEQA awards as well as the winners of the four RealGreen awards are announced each year at the Mipim global real estate fair in Cannes, before the jury panel convenes in Warsaw prior the CEEQA Gala to select the final winners of the CEEQA awards announced at the CEEQA Gala.

Monika Zamachowska

This being her seventh year anchoring the CEEQA Gala and also playing a key role at CEEQA@Mipim each year, it is fitting that we give a special thanks to Monika Zamachowska (previously Monika Richardson) for her immense contribution to the professionalism and appeal of CEEQA. So much more than a common or garden celebrity presenter, an experienced journalist and broadcaster, Monika has worked closely with us at all levels of the operation over the years, and hopefully for many years to come. Some things change, some things are better remaining the same.

Partners

Finally we say a big thank you to all our commercial, media and operational partners. In the Genesis of CEEQA over the past dozen years to its role and place in the market today we have come to work with some of the best service providers in the region and most important sector and international business media platforms, which have been vital to the growth and success of CEEQA. We also owe a huge debt of thanks to our many commercial partners and customers at all levels whose participation and constructive contribution in sharing of our strategic vision makes possible all the value and enjoyment CEEQA provides to the market place today. We look forward to reengaging in the coming year as we lay the foundations for CEEQA 2016.

We wish everyone an equally fruitful and enjoyable year ahead. Thank you once again.


For more information about CEEQA 2015:

For information about the awards entry visit CEEQA 2015 Awards
For information about the winners CEEQA 2015 Winners
For information about the jury visit CEEQA 2015 Jury
For information about CEEQA@Mapic go to CEEQA@Mapic 2014
For information about CEEQA@Mipim go to CEEQA@Mipim 2015
For information about 2014 awards & events visit CEEQA 2014 Archive
To reserve event tickets or package discounts visit Book Tickets




CBRE, GRIFFIN, HB REAVIS, P3, DAVID MITZNER & HOT CHOCOLATE STEAL THE SHOW AT 2015 EDITION OF CEEQA GALA

14th April 2015 [CEEQA]

International real estate advisors CBRE picked up their first CEEQA awards since 2009, hitting back with a hat trick of awards for Capital Markets and Office Agency of the year as well as Property Management Company of the Year, at the twelfth annual CEEQA Gala at SOHO Factory in Warsaw on 14th April 2015. Dentons retained the Legal & Financial Services award once more while other big winners on the night were Griffin Real Estate with awards for overall Company of the Year having already landed the award for Rising Star as nearly 700 regional and international real estate leaders from more than 50 countries gathered to celebrate the successes and success stories of the New Europe property sector during the past calendar year, and legendary soul funk band Hot Chocolate lit up a night of outstanding entertainment and hospitality...
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CEEQA GALA CHARITY OF THE YEAR: Fundacja Dziecieca Fantazja

10th April 2015

We are delighted to support a small local charity this year, where the funds raised on the night can really make a big difference. Guests will enjoy a range of fun activites and challenges dreamt up and provided by the staff and volunteers of Fundacja Dziecieca Fantazja – the Foundation for Children’s Dreams...
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THE CEEQA GALA 2015 – ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO

7th April 2015

Only one week to remaining to reserve tickets for this year's CEEQA Gala. This year the legendary soul funk band Hot Chocolate will lead a stirring line up of entertainment as 700 of the sector's business leaders meet to celebrate the successes of the past calendar year and look forward to the year ahead. Don't be afraid to join us...
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DAVID MITZNER – 100 YEARS OF FORTITUDE

7th April 2015 [CEEQA]

This year's gala guests will share a fitting celebration of the life and work of David Mitzner, founder and President of RIDA Corporation and Apollo Rida, and a former winner of the Financial Times sponsored CEEQA award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate, who this month reaches the grand age of 100 years old. Sto lat!...
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WARSAW STOCK EXCHANGE PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS GALA GUESTS

31st March 2015

Among a range of business, cultural and entertainment highlights, the President of the Warsaw Stock Exchange will address this year's gala guests. The WSE has played an important role in promoting and encouraging enterprise in the New Europe region including numerous real estate company listings...
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THE WALL OF CAPITAL: CEEQA@Mipim Insight Summit

11th March 2015 [CEE INSIGHT]

Amid the positive mood in Cannes last week, the undoubted highlight of the CEEQA@Mipim activities was the annual CEEQA@Mipim Insight Summit which this year took a look at the recent huge increase in international investment in European real estate including the CEE markets - the Wall of Capital. A keynote by the JLL European Capital Markets team and top tier panel debate dug deep into the issue...
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2015 REALGREEN WINNERS

11th March 2015 [CEEQA]

At CEEQA@Mipim 2015: Portland Trust's Floreasca Park in Bucharest named RealGreen Building of the Year, Skanska lifts the award for RealGreen Developer of the year of rate thirds year running, the RealGreen Investor of the Year is Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and RealGreen Service Provider of the Year is Arcadis, recognising outstanding achievement in green building and CRE investment across 18 countries in the CEE and SEE property markets during the past calendar year......
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2015 CEEQA SHORTLIST

11th March 2015 [CEEQA]

At CEEQA@Mipim 2015: The full shortlist for the main CEEQA 2015 awards has been announced, recognising outstanding achievement in commercial real estate across 18 countries in the CEE and SEE property markets during the past calendar year......
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2015 REALGREEN SHORTLIST

9th March 2015 [CEEQA]

The shortlist for the CEEQA 2015 RealGreen awards has been announced, recognising outstanding achievement in green building and CRE investment across 18 countries in the CEE and SEE property markets during the past calendar year...
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AT THIS YEAR'S CEEQA GALA: There's only one

27th February 2015 [CEEQA]

Among an array of world class entertainment, this year's gala guests will be treated to a live performance by 70s/80s soul disco legends HOT CHOCOLATE, renowned for global hits like Everyone's a Winner, It Started With a Kiss, So You Win Again and the ubiquitous (I Believe in Miracles) You Sexy Thing. Roll on 14th April...
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SAVE THE DATE: CEEQA@MIPIM 2015

2nd February 2015 [CEEQA]

On 11th March in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, CEEQA will lead off the first ever New Europe at Mipim Day dedicated to the CEE & SEE property markets with two events in one - an Insight Summit on the impact of the current 'Wall of Capital' on the region's capital markets, preceded by a New Europe Breakfast mixer and 2015 awards announcements. If you're at Mipim this year be sure to SAVE THE DATE....
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CEEQA 2015 AWARD ENTRIES CLOSED - JURY NOMINEES EXTENDED DEADLINE TO 6TH FEBRUARY

22nd January 2015 [CEEQA]

Entries for this year's CEEQA and RealGreen awards are closed, however for companies, projects or industry professionals who have received email notification of a JURY NOMINATION an extended deadline to 6th February applies. With more than 300 entries expected across 26 categories, the shortlist for the 2015 edition of CEEQA and winners of the year's RealGreen awards will be announced at CEEQA@Mipim in Cannes on 11-March, the winners of the CEEQA awards will be announced at the 12th annual CEEQA Gala in Warsaw on 14-April...
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CEEQA@MAPIC 2014 - ONLINE FASHION AN OPPORTUNITY NOT A THREAT

20th November 2014 (CEE Insight)

Online fashion retail is an opportunity not a threat for shopping centres in New Europe acording to regional and international real estate leaders meeting at the CEEQA@ Mapic insight summit at Mapic 2014 global real estate fair in Cannes to discuss the future of fashion retail in New Europe. The advantages of additional footfall driven by m-commerce, click & collect and in-store returns from fashion retail will in the future outweigh the pitfalls of the digital revolution - as long as rents can be linked to footfall rather than of turnover...
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CEEQA 2015 AWARD ENTRIES OPEN - ENTRY DEADLINE 20-JANUARY

20th November 2014 (CEEQA)

Entries for the 2015 CEEQA awards for business achievement in commercial real estate in New Europe as well as the 2015 RealGreen awards for green building were launched at Mapic on 20th January. A total of 26 categories will be presented during 2015, the deadline for entries is 20th January...
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CEEQA 2015 ADVANCE INFORMATION

24th July 2014 [CEEQA]

The twelfth edition of CEEQA presents an exciting programme of topical summits on emerging market trends, meetings and events for industry operators and investors active in the New Europe market place culminating in the sector's showcase annual event, the 2015 CEEQA Gala in Warsaw...
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CEEQA 2014 IN WORDS & PICTURES | Full Report and photos of the 2014 CEEQA Gala

11th April 2014 [CEEQA]

Congratulations to all CEEQA 2014 award winners and our gratitude to all sponsors, partners and guests. Enjoy our final report and photos, we look forward to seeing you next year...
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CEEQA 2014 GALA HIGHLIGHTS | Skanska, Tristan Capital Partners, Portland Trust, Penta Investments, Raiffeisen Evolution and Neinver big winners as Kim Wilde rolls back the years

9th April 2014 [CEEQA]

CEEQA 2014 GALA HIGHLIGHTS: Swedish developer and constructor Skanska racked up five awards including Industry Professional of the Year for Nicklas Lindberg and joint overall Company of the Year with Tristan Capital, the building awards were won by Floreasca Park (Bucharest), Florentinum (Warsaw), Galeria Katowicka (Katowice), Promenada in Floreasca City (Bucharest) and Bristol Hotel Odessa in Ukraine, while Kim Wilde rolled back the years with a stunning acoustic show as the more than 650 guests rocked till dawn ...
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CEEQA 2014 GALA ENTERTAINMENT | Kim Wilde, Natalia Sikora, SOMA, Art Color Ballet, Albert Kurowski

2nd April 2014 [CEEQA]

Celebrated for its unique blend of serious business and world class entertainment, this year's CEEQA Gala will present an array of internationally celebrated and young Polish and regional talent. Don't miss it for the world...
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CEEQA 2014 GALA ENTERTAINMENT | Kim Wilde, Natalia Sikora, SOMA, Art Color Ballet, Albert Kurowski

2nd April 2014 [CEEQA]

Celebrated for its unique blend of serious business and world class entertainment, this year's CEEQA Gala will present an array of internationally celebrated and young Polish and regional talent. Don't miss it for the world...
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CEEQA 2014 Lifetime Achievement | Paul Gheysens

27th March 2014 [CEEQA]

The recipient of this year's CEEQA award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate is Paul Gheysens, founder and president of leading international real estate development company Ghelamco, in recognition of his services to the international real estate sector and his company's extensive and award winning achievements in the Central & Eastern European market place...
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CEEQA 2014 WINNERS | RealGreen winners - Skanska dominates again!

12th March 2014 [CEEQA]

Leading international real estate developer Skanska Commercial Development Europe continued its domination of the annual CEEQA RealGreen Awards announced yesterday at the CEEQA@Mipim reception in Cannes, winning for the second year running two of the four awards on offer. Deka and Arup also joined the show...
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CEEQA 2014 SHORT LIST | New faces among nominees for the main CEEQA awards

12th March 2014 [CEEQA]

As the economic storm recedes further into the distance a number of new faces enter this year's CEEQA Short List announced yesterday at the CEEQA@Mipim reception in Cannes, the winners of the awards in 22 categories will be announced at the CEEQA Gala in April...
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CEEQA 2014 UPDATE | Judging in progress, join us for CEEQA@Mipim announcements

21st February 2014 [CEEQA]

The first round of judging is under way, join us for CEEQA@Mipim on 11th March in Cannes for announcements of this year's short list, as well as this year's RealGreen award winners...
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CEEQA 2014 UPDATE | Legendary entertainer Kim Wilde to headline at this year's CEEQA Gala

12th February 2014 [CEEQA]

The entertainment at this year's CEEQA Gala will be spearheaded by legendary entertainer Kim Wilde with a special show for the last leg of her 2014 European tour - book tickets soon to avoid disappointment...
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CEEQA 2014 UPDATE | Awards entries closed

22nd January 2014 [CEEQA]

Award entries for the 2014 edition of CEEQA are now closed. For special dispensations please contact Asia Sobierajska on T +48 502 201 080. The short list for this year's CEEQA awards and winners of the RealGreen awards will be announced on 11th March at the CEEQA@Mipim reception in Cannes...
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CEEQA 2014 | SAVE THE DATES

21st November 2014 [CEEQA]

The eleventh edition of CEEQA gets under way on 21st November with the annual Call for Entries for the 2014 awards including announcement of the award categories, jury, judging schedule and full CEEQA 2014 activity and events programme...
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CEEQA 2013 WINNERS | Skanska, JLL big winners, Rondo 1 is Building of the Decade - Bananarama and Edyta Gorniak entertain

23rd April 2013

The tenth anniversary edition of the CEEQA Gala shook the post-industrial foundations of 'Old Prague' in Warsaw on 23rd April and further raised the bar as the sector's showcase annual event and principal industry meeting point, with over 600 guests from more than 50 countries gathering at SOHO Factory on Warsaw's east bank to celebrate a year of success and high achievement in commercial real estate investment in Emerging Europe...
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CEEQA 2013 SPOTLIGHT | WBJ and FT special reports

18th April 2013 [CEEQA]

Each year the Financial Times publishes a property special report tie-in to CEEQA on the day of the CEEQA Gala focused on the Emerging Europe real estate market place, casting a helpful international spotlight on the sector. Additionally this year, on the occasion of CEEQA's tenth birthday, leading regional business newspaper Warsaw Business Journal published a 12 page report insert into their weekly edition looking back at the achievements of the sector and the history of CEEQA over the past ten years ......
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CEEQA 2013 GALA UPDATE | Edyta Gorniak to be accompanied by Adam Sztaba

17th April 2013

One of the highlights of this year's 2013 CEEQA Gala in Warsaw on 23rd April will be a special live performance by two of Poland's biggest entertainment stars. Arguably Poland's biggest entertainment star today, Edyta Gorniak will be accompanied by renowned Polish composer, music producer, conductor, arranger and pianist Adam Sztaba - surely not to be missed...
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CEEQA 2013 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD | Brian Patterson

4th April 2013

Brian Patterson, Managing Partner of leading commercial real estate development and property management company AIG/Lincoln will receive this year's CEEQA award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate.The award will be presented at the CEEQA Gala in Warsaw on 23rd April...
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CEEQA 2013 GALA UPDATE | Bator Tabor Foundation chosen as 2013 Gala charity partner - Let's help rebuild a lake!

27th March 2013 [CEEQA]

We are delighted to welcome Bator Tabor Foundation for the third year in succession as the official charity partner for this year's CEEQA Gala. During the past two years we have raised nearly 20,000 euros towards important projects improving the foundation's facilities and services, this year's fundraising target is to kick-start the revitalisation of the camp lake...
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CEEQA 2013 WINNERS | Skanska dominates RealGreen Awards

12th March 2013 [CEEQA]

The winners of the 2013 CEEQA RealGreen Awards for business achievement in green building and CRE investment, announced at this year's CEEQA@Mipim reception attended by more than 200 guests, were dominated by Skanska...
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CEEQA 2013 SHORT LIST | This year's awards short list announced

12th March 2013 [CEEQA]

The full short list for the 2013 CEEQA Awards in all categories has been finalised following the first round of judging, this year's winners will be announced at the tenth annual CEEQA Gala in Warsaw in April ...
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CEEQA 2013 GALA UPDATE | Bananarama to return, Edyta Gorniak and Wetfingers complete headline line up

12th March 2013 [CEEQA]

The headline entertainment for this year's CEEQA Gala has been announced. In line with CEEQA's tenth anniversary theme looking back over the past ten years and into the future, an extensive line up of premium regional and international entertainment will include a special performance by Poland's biggest entertainment star today, Edyta Gorniak, as well as return visits to CEEQA by popular demand for eighties global chart toppers Bananarama who performed at CEEQA 2009 and more recent hit machine Wet Fingers...
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CEEQA 2013 UPDATE | CEEQA@Mipim panelists focus on access to money, impact of online revolution and green refurb - and where they all converge

12th March 2013 [CEEQA]

Elite panels containing some of the sector's most prominent developers, investors, financiers and consultants discussed the future of real estate finance and development in the Emerging Europe market place at a CEEQA@Mipim conference Back to the Future >> The next ten years for the CEE & SEE property markets...
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CEEQA 2013 UPDATE | RealGreen Awards short list announced

12th March 2013 [CEEQA]

The short list for the 2013 CEEQA Awards for business achievement in commercial real estate in Emerging Europe was announced at this year's CEEQA@Mipim reception at Mipim 2013, attended by more than 200 guests... Read more... ...
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CEEQA 2013 UPDATE | CEEQA@Mipim conference to showcase the future of the CEE & SEE property markets

14th February 2013 [CEEQA]

Elite panel announced for this year's CEEQA@Mipim conference on 12th March, to be followed by the CEEQA@Mipim cocktail announcing the short list for the 2013 CEEQA awards as well as the winners of this year's RealGreen awards...
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CEEQA 2013 UPDATE | Entries closed, awards short list and this year's RealGreen awards to be announced at Mipim

5th February 2013 [CEEQA]

Entries for the 2013 awards are now closed. The short list for the 2013 CEEQA awards and winners of this year's RealGreen awards will be announced at the CEEQA@Mipim cocktail reception on March 12th at Mipim 2013...
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CEEQA 2013 UPDATE | Meet the jury

14th January 2013 [CEEQA]

Introducing the members of this year's CEEQA Jury...
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CEEQA 2013 UPDATE | WBJ Interview, ten years of CEEQA

14th January 2013 [CEEQA]

Warsaw Business Journal discusses past highlights and challenges in ten years of CEEQA in an interview with CEEQA founder and Managing Director Richard Hallward...
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CEEQA 2013 UPDATE | Back to the future, tenth anniversary schedule announced

20th November 2012 [CEEQA]

Call for entries for the 2013 awards announced...
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CEEQA 2012 WINNERS | Colliers International nets hat-trick of awards, TriGranit is Developer of the Year - Wet Fingers and Ada Szulc entertain

18th April 2012 [CEEQA]

Colliers International nets hat-trick of awards, TriGranit named developer of the year and Neinver's Barbara Topolska the first woman to be honoured as Industry Professional of the Year at ninth annual CEEQA Gala & Industry Awards...
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CEEQA 2012 UPDATE | RealGreen - money taking over from ethics as the key driver for green building and investment in emerging Europe real estate

18th April 2012 [CEE INSIGHT]

Green building taking over as a driver of value for developers, investors and tenants of commercial buildings as the business case crystallizes the resounding message at the CEEQA RealGreen Symposium & Fair...
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CEEQA 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD | Richard Clare

29th March 2012 [CEEQA]

Richard Clare, Group Chairman of EC Harris for 15 years and Corporate Senior Vice President of Arcadis has been elected to receive the CEEQA 2012 award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate...
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CEEQA 2012 SHORT LIST | This year's awards short list announced

7th March 2012 [CEEQA]

The short list for the ninth annual CEEQA industry awards has been announced...
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CEEQA 2011 CHARITY UPDATE | Gala guests raise 9,000 euros for Bator Tabor Foundation

10th November 2011 [CEEQA]

The eighth annual CEEQA held in March 2011 a total of raised a total of nine thousand euros was raised for the Bator Tabor Foundation. The Budapest based charity organises therapeutic holiday camps for seriously ill young children in central Europe...
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CEEQA 2011 WINNERS | Jones Lang LaSalle, Skanska dominate - Katrina and the Waves, Me Myself I, Shemoans entertain

3rd March 2011 [CEEQA]

Winners of the CEEQA 2011 awards for business performance and achievement in emerging Europe...
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CEEQA 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD | Carl Panattoni

3rd March 2011 [CEEQA]

Carl Panattoni, the founder, owner and Chairman of Panattoni Development Company and numerous business entities under the Panattoni brand, including Panattoni Construction and Panattoni Europe, is the winner of the 2011 CEEQA award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate....
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CEEQA 2011 UPDATE | Green Debate - the business case for green building examined

3rd March 2011 [CEE INSIGHT]

An outstanding cast of investors, innovators, thought leaders and business minds gathered in the morning preceding the CEEQA Gala for a full frontal assessment of the opportunities and challenges on the road to deeper green...
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CEEQA 2011 SHORT LIST | This year's awards short list announced

22nd February 2011 [CEEQA]

A gradual pick up in transactions, increased green building momentum and signs the development pipeline is starting to flow once more are the main themes among entries for this year's CEEQA awards...
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CEEQA 2011 UPDATE | Buying Signals - Now's the time to dig into the southeastern European real estate markets

Friday 5th November [CEE INSIGHT]

Business leaders encouraged by medium term outlook for SEE real estate markets as nearly 150 industry executives descend on Zagreb for BUYING SIGNALS forum...
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CEEQA 2010 WINNERS | GTC, JLL are big winners - Tara McDonald, Flori Pari entertain

1st March 2010 [CEEQA]

Winners of the 2010 CEEQA awards for business performance and achievement in Emerging Europe...
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CEEQA 2010 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD | Eli Alroy

1st March 2010 [CEEQA]

Eli Alroy, the driving force and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GTC [Globe Trade Centre SA], has been awarded the 2010 CEEQA Lifetime Achievement award for outstanding and durable contribution to Central & Eastern European real estate...
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CEEQA 2010 SHORT LIST | This year's awards short list announced

23rd February 2010 [CEEQA]

The short list for the 2010 CEEQA awards highlights boldness of vision, with new projects and market operators reaching for new standards and ideas against an unhelpful economic backdrop leading the way...
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CEEQA 2010 UPDATE | Through the Looking Glass - Ccasino not yet open

30th September 2009 [CEE INSIGHT]

One of the sector's top lenders warns 'casino is not yet open' despite encouraging signs for the markets the at autumn CEE Insight Forum event and launch of CEEQA 2010 award entries...
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CEEQA 2009 WINNERS | Cushman & Wakefield, AIG/Lincoln big winners - Bananarama, Audiofeels entertain

25th February 2009 [CEEQA]

Despite the economic gloom more than 500 business leaders from 30 countries packed the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre on Wednesday for the 6th edition of the annual CEE Real Estate Quality Awards Gala...
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CEEQA 2009 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD | Werner Otto

25th February 2009 [CEEQA]

Werner Otto, founder and honourary Chairman of the Management Board of ECE Projektmanagement, has been announced as the winner of the CEE Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by the Financial Times...
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CEEQA 2009 SHORT LIST | This year's awards short list announced

6th February 2009 [CEEQA]

Sector heavyweights dominate the 2008 award short list as CEE real estate markets gain further strength amid twin pressures of a more challenging economic environment and an increasingly mature market...
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CEEQA 2008 INSIGHT | Tropical Storm - crisis in the global economy, how will CEE markets respond?

22nd October 2008 [CEE INSIGHT]

Cash is king and quality rides high were the twin messages emerging from CEE Insight's TROPICAL STORM forum in Budapest as the region's top financiers, investors, developers and consultants convened to discuss the impact of the global economic crisis on the emerging Europe property sector ...
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CEEQA 2008 INSIGHT | Green Debate - The Future is bright green

27th February 2008 [CEE INSIGHT]

Senior industry figures gathered at the new Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Center on the morning of the 5th annual CEE Quality Awards gala to participate in The Green Debate, a CEE Insight Forum looking at ways in which the CEE real estate sector can address the challenges of climate change...
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CEEQA 2007 INSIGHT | Square Deals - Established players box clever as land prices soar.

10th January 2007 [CEE INSIGHT]

With some banks now ready to lend on land in the more mature CEE markets, promising to free up development equity for further growth at lower risk, it could also trigger a new wave of activity and turbulence throughout these markets while "new" developing markets to the east and south face familiar obstacles of zoning, ownership and valuation. How will these changes affect land acquisition and valuation trends, what are the implications for investors and developers, and is the climate for responsible and effective planning improving?...
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CEEQA 2007 INSIGHT | Retail Revolution - CEE retail investment stumbles as credit crunch bites...

16th October 2007 [CEE INSIGHT]

The credit crunch and green design were the twin focus as more than 100 of the sector's top professionals gathered at the Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel to hear leading investors in the region predict a squeeze in financing for secondary city investments and also retail projects in the "new" markets of Bucharest and Kiev directly as a direct result of the transatlantic credit crunch...
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CEEQA & CEE INSIGHT SUMMITS HIGHLIGHTS



CEEQA 2015 GALA DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY: CBRE, Griffin Real Estate, HB Reavis, P3, David Mitzner and Hot Chocolate steal the show at 2015 CEEQA Gala, more than 700 guests gathered to celebrate the successes and success stories of the sector year. More info >>



DAVID MITZNER 100 — STO LAT! This year's gala guests shared a fitting celebration of the life and work of David Mitzner, founder and President of RIDA Corporation and Apollo Rida, and a former winner of the CEEQA award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate, who reached the grand age of 100 years old and was presented with CEEQA’s first Double Lifetime Achievement award More info >>











CEEQA@MIPIM 2015 NEW EUROPE BREAKFAST & REALGREEN AWARDS: The 2015 CEEQA RealGreen Awards were presented and the shortlist for the main 2015 CEEQA Awards announced at the annual CEEQA@Mipim reception in Cannes. The award winners were Portland Trust’s Floreasca Park in Bucharest, Arcadis, Skanska Commercial Development Europe and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.



CEEQA@MIPIM 2015 INSIGHT SUMMIT - THE WALL OF CAPITAL: A keynote presentation by the JLL European Capital Markets team set the scene for a powerful panel on the impact and implications of the current ‘wall of capital’ for the New Europe property markets.




CEEQA@MAPIC 2014 INSIGHT SUMMIT & NEW EUROPE COCKTAIL: Some of the sector’s leading investors, developers and consultants discussed The Future of Fashion Retail in New Europe including opportunities as well as challenges for retail development and asset management in the digital retail age followed by a cocktail announcing the launch of the 2015 CEEQA awards.



CEEQA 2014 THE MOVIE



CEEQA 2014 IN PICTURES: Swedish developer and constructor Skanska racked up five awards including Industry Professional of the Year for Nicklas Lindberg and joint overall Company of the Year with Tristan Capital, the building awards were won by Floreasca Park (Bucharest), Florentinum (Warsaw), Galeria Katowicka (Katowice), Promenada in Floreasca City (Bucharest) and Bristol Hotel Odessa in Ukraine, while Kim Wilde rolled back the years with a stunning acoustic show as the more than 650 guests rocked till dawn >>



LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN REAL ESTATE | PAUL GHEYSENS: The 2014 award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate was presented to founder and president of real estate developer Ghelamco for services to real estate and significant and durable contribution to the New Europe property sector >>



CEEQA 2014 ENTERTAINMENT: An outstanding concert by legendary entertainer Kim Wilde led the entertainment at CEEQA 2014, which also included performances by Natalia Sikora, SOMA, Art Colour Ballet, Dziubek Band and Albert Kurowski >>



CEEQA 2014 JURY: A group of 34 senior representatives of market leading companies judged more than 400 entries for the 2014 awards, the final award selections were made at a meeting of the jury the night preceding the CEEQA Gala >>



CEEQA 2014 MEDIA WALL




CEEQA@MIPIM 2014 COCKTAIL RECEPTION: A large crowd were treated to cocktails and live music by Balearica Unplugged as this year's RealGreen award winners and 2014 CEEQA Short List were announced by Monika Richardson and Richard Hallward in the Deep Design Restaurant at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.



CEEQA@MIPIM 2014 'DIGITAL REVOLUTION' INSIGHT SUMMIT: The Blue Room conference hall was packed to hear a key note address by Amazon's EMEA Director of Real Estate Raimund Paetzman, followed by two elite panels of market leading investors, developers and consultants discussing technical and financial approaches to the considerable challenges presented by the rapid pace of change in digital technologies and e-commerce.

PAST CEEQA & CEE INSIGHT FORUM EVENTS



CEEQA 2013 PHOTOS | THE AWARDS: A total of 22 awards were presented for business excellence in Emerging Europe real estate during the previous calendar year. International consultants Jones Lang LaSalle shone most brightly with a hat-trick of awards including Company of the Decade 2003-2013 voted electronically by guests at the event, Skanska also picked up three awards on the night bringing their annual haul to an unprecedented five awards including the two RealGreen Awards presented at CEEQA@Mipim in March. Other major award winners on the night included Pawel Debowski of Dentons (Industry Profesional of the Year and Legal & Financial Consulting Firm of the Year, Rondo 1 (Building of the Decade 2003-13), Le Palais, Warsaw (Office Development of the Year and overall Building of the Year SEE), Palas Iasi (Retail Development of the Year and overall Building of the Year SEE), Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, Panattoni Europe, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Union Investment and Arcadis EC Harris. The awards ceremony included a special live performance by Polish star Edyta Gorniak supported by renowned Polish musician, composer and producer Adam Sztaba.


CEEQA 2013 PHOTOS | THE PARTY: The anniversary party following the awards dinner had guests rocking the warehouse to live shows by eighties global chart-toppers Bananarama and Polish DJ due Wet Fingers, with a late night slot by DJ Dred.


CEEQA 2013 PHOTOS | THE RECEPTION: More than 600 guests attended the tenth edition of the CEEQA Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony at SOHO Factory in Warsaw. As guests arrived for the CEEQA 2013 Gala they were treated to a live performance by Manila based young violinist Bryson Andres as well as a range of charity activities including human one-arm bandits, a floating shark and an exhibition of Ten Years of CEEQA as well as a Brief History of Praga.


CEEQA 2013 PHOTOS | LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: The highlight award of CEEQA 2013, for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate, was presented to Brian Patterson, founding partner and Managing Partner of real estate developer AIG/Lincoln.


CEEQA 2013 PHOTOS | THE JURY: A group of 44 senior representatives of market leading companies comprised the 2013 CEEQA Jury. The final award selections were made at a meeting of the jury the night preceding the CEEQA Gala and was followed by a CEEQA 2003-2013 Jury & Partners Luncheon on the day of the gala.


CEEQA 2013 PHOTOS | THE ENTERTAINMENT: Polish star Edyta Gorniak raised the roof with a stirring live performance during the awards ceremony, accompanied by leading composer and entertainer Adam Sztaba among a string of entertainment highlights at the 2013 CEEQA Gala >> More info


CEEQA 2013 PHOTOS | THE CHARITY: Bringing their own brand of fund to fundraising activities on the night, Central European charity Bator Tabor foundation organised numerous activities including air shark racing and a human one-arm bandit, as well as a charity auction and a raffle. Guests this year raised 12.000 euros for the foundation towards the revitalisation of the camp lake.


CEEQA 2013 PHOTOS | THE MEDIA WALL


CEEQA@MIPIM 2013 photos: More than 200 guests attended the second CEEQA@Mipim cocktail reception and preceding Back to the Future conference in Cannes on 12th March, including the presentation of the 2013 RealGreen Awards and announcement of the Short List for the 2013 CEEQA Awards in all categories.


CEEQA 2012 GALA DINNER & PARTY in pictures. Nearly 600 guests were present at the sector's flagship annual event in Warsaw to celebrate the outstanding business achievements & achievers in emerging Europe real estate in 2011 and were treated to four course dinner and dazzling array of production and entertainment >>


CEEQA 2012 AWARD WINNERS in pictures. A total of 23 awards were judged by 30 jury members for the ninth edition of the CEEQA Gala & Industry Awards >>


CEEQA 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD movie. This year's award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate was presented to Richard Clare, Group Chairman of EC Harris for 15 years. On hand to assist with the presentation was last year's recipient of the award, Carl Panattoni >>


CEEQA 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in pictures >>


REALGREEN 2012 in pictures. The CEEQA Gala was preceded by a full day symposium and fair focusing on the business case for green building in the region, four new CEEQA RealGreen awards were presented for achievement in development, investment, green building services and the green building of the year >>


CEEQA 2012 JURY DINNER in pictures. A total of 23 awards were judged by a jury panel of senior representatives of market leading investors, developers, banks, consultants and service providers active across 18 countries in the emerging Europe market place >>


CEEQA GALA RAISES MORE THAN €10,000 FOR CHARITY: Guests at the CEEQA Gala helped raise a total of €10,300 on behalf of Budapest based charity Bator Tabor Foundation, which organises therapeutic holiday camps for seriously sick children across Central Europe. The money raised at CEEQA 2012 will be spent on the maintenance and the development of the charity's high-ropes course program, the only wheel-chair accessible high ropes course in the region >>


CEEQA@MIPIM 2012 PHOTOS: More than 200 guests attended the awards short list announcement cocktail in Cannes on the opening night of MIPIM and were treated to an electric live show by soul disco legend Gloria Gaynor >>


8TH ANNUAL CEEQA GALA: A packed house of 530 business leaders from more than 40 countries gathered at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel on 1st March 2011 to celebrate the sector's achievements in 2010. The crowd paid tribute to a fallen soldier, Marcin Kania, with a minute of applause >>


8TH ANNUAL CEEQA GALA IN PICTURES >>


THE GREEN DEBATE 2: The second Green Debate insight forum in the morning preceding the CEEQA Gala focused on the business case for green building on emerging Europe real estate - Demand for green buildings is on the rise, but what are the funds thinking?


BUYING SIGNALS: Nearly 150 business leaders met in Zagreb on 4th November to discuss investor sentiment, challenges and opportunities in the SEE markets led by the EBRD, GTC, Heitman and Jones Lang LaSalle. The forum was opened by Croatian Minister of Economy Djuro Popijac and also presented the launch of the 2010 CEEQA awards.


7TH CEEQA GALA DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY: Nearly 600 business leaders from 38 countries attended the 7th annual CEEQA Gala at the Warsaw Royal Castle Kubicki Arcades on 3rd March. The success of the event underlined the underlying momentum of the CEE property sector and raising hopes of a return to business in 2010.


7TH CEEQA GALA in pictures.


THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: The 7th annual CEEQA programme commenced with a market insight forum discussing the new shapes and patterns in the post-crisis CEE market place and launch of award entries, presented by Polish TV presenter Monika Richardson and CEE Insight Forum director Richard Hallward.

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