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2015 Jury

Agent & Strategic Partners

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Ilinca Paun, Managing Director Romania, Colliers International

      Ilinca is an entrapreneur with 15 years of experience in business and real estate consultancy. She joined Colliers in 2000 after previously being involved in the development of the first shopping mall in Romania. Since then, Ilinca had a significant contribution to the growth and sustainability of Colliers International in the Romanian real estate market. In the 14 years with Colliers International, Ilinca was noted by outstanding spirit of innovation and polyvalence, which allowed her to acquire a substantial track record in virtually all market segments, from office to residential, being involved in some of the major company initiatives and landmark transactions in the market. Based on her large and complementary expertise, understanding of the clients’ needs, as well as proven leadership skills and ability to drive innovation processes throughout all company levels, Ilinca was appointed Managing Director of Colliers International Romania in 2010. In this role, she has been guiding the integration of the Romanian office in a global platform of information, bridging corporate services, market insights and comprehensive business solutions into a single point of contact, which the objective to offer all Colliers clients the highest-possible standards of service quality.

      With Ilinca Paun as ambassador, in 2013, Colliers International Romania was the first company in the region to create and propose companies a new style of working, under the form of a prototype of the Generation Y Office.

    • 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.

    • Jos Tromp, Head of CEE Research & Consulting, CBRE

      As Head of Research & Consulting for CBRE in CEE and Africa, Jos is responsible for CBRE’s research in Central, Southeastern, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Northern and sub-Saharan Africa. With a total of over 30 researchers in 15 countries across the CEE region, and a center of excellence in Johannesburg working closely together with in-country specialists in a number of African countries, CBRE is able to provide a high quality advice on a broad range of topics in the most quickly emerging parts of EMEA.

      Jos’s role is to deliver a best-in-class research platform for and across CEE & Africa and support the company’s business needs in a broad range of fields. He is a regular speaker at real estate conferences. Jos is also a member of the CEE board of directors at CBRE.

    • Mike Atwell, Head of Investment CEE, CBRE

      Prior to joining CBRE as Senior Director of Capital Markets CEE Mike was a Partner and Head of C&Ws Middle East operations based in Dubai and Bahrain. He has over 22 years of experience including 9 years in Central Europe.

      During his time in CEE between 1999 and 2008 he was Head of C&W’s Capital Markets for Poland and CEE and was involved in some of the highest profile transactions across the region including the sale of the Warsaw Trade Tower for Apollo, the sale of the Metropolitan for Hines and the sales of the Casino Portfolio and the Simon Ivanhoe Portfolio. In 2013 Mike was successfully involved in the acquisition of the office buildings in Warsaw such as Mokotow Nova by Tristan Capital Partners, Senator by Union Investment, Green Corner by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and New City on behalf of Hines. Mike has also led the acquisition process of Galeria Kazimierz on behalf of Invesco as well as the disposal of Charter Hall Portfolio.

      Prior to his time in Capital Markets Mike was responsible for CEE Retail Asset Management involved in providing design consultancy to retail projects across Central Europe.

    • Monika Debska-Pastakia, (FRICS) Partner, Chairman of the Board Poland, Knight Frank

      Monika is a UK chartered surveyor (FRICS), chartered town planner (MRTPI), Polish licensed valuer and a licensed broker with over 28 years of experience in development advice, property finance and investment, valuation as well as property and asset management. She graduated in Town Planning at the South Bank University in London and Estate Management at College of Estate Management in Reading, UK. For several years, she worked for a chartered surveying firm of Montagu Evans in London as a Development consultant.

      Monika joined Price Waterhouse CEE in 1991 and has gained extensive experience of the real estate markets throughout Central and Eastern Europe. In 1995 she was appointed a Director of Price Waterhouse Real Estate and became a Chairman of Knight Frank in Poland in 1998, currently overseeing Asset Management as well as Valuation services. In 2011-2014 she was a Chairman of RICS Polska and currently heads up the RICS Arbitration Working Party aiming to introduce alternative dispute resolution  services in the Polish property market.

    • 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

    • Agnieszka Stankiewicz ., Partner, Greenberg Truareg

      Agnieszka is a partner and the head of the real estate team at Norton Rose Fulbright Piotr Strawa and Partners, LP. She is experienced in corporate finance and has extensive knowledge in real estate transactions. Her practice focuses on assisting a variety of foreign and domestic investors in acquisitions, mergers, takeovers, joint ventures, corporate and organizational restructuring, acquisitions and divestments of real estate or real estate holding companies, the financing and refinancing of real estate acquisitions, forward purchase and leaseback transactions, all aspects of real estate development projects as well as the due diligence of companies and assets and the restructuring of their financial indebtedness.

      In addition, Agnieszka assists SC Consulting, an advisory firm, in training the commercial community in the scope of M&A and real estate transactions as well as the due diligence process. She is recommended as a leading individual and key individual in real estate by Chambers and Partners Legal Directory and Legal 500 in 2013

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Bruno Ettenauer, Chief Executive Officer, CA Immo

      Bruno is Chief Executive Officer of CA Immo, a real estate company listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, which is investing mainly in office real estate in the Germany, Austria and the CEE/SEE region. In this capacity, he is responsible for the real estate investment, asset management, development and financing activities of the group´s € 3.5 bn property portfolio. Beyond that, Bruno is a legally sworn and court-certified expert for property valuation.

    • 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.

    • Dieter Knittel, Director Europe, PBB Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

      Dieter Knittel is a Director Europe for pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and is based in Munich, dealing with Key Account Clients active in Europe with main focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Dieter has been active in the CEE market for more than twenty years, including five years based in Warsaw between 1997 and 2002 as Head of Credit and Senior Risk Management

    • Dietmar Reindl, Chief Operating Officer, Immofinanz Group

      Dietmar has a master’s degree in social economics and can look back on many years of experience in the development, management, marketing and sale of real estate. Prior to joining IMMOFINANZ Group, he held management positions, among others, with Inter IKEA and the Falkensteiner hotel group, in both cases with a strong focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Reindl has been with IMMOFINANZ since July 2012 and was initially responsible for Asset Management Office, Logistics and Hotels in all Group countries. Since May 2014 Dietmar has been the company’s COO and is responsible for the management of commercial office, retail and logistics properties (asset management) and for marketing.

    • Edgar Rosenmayr, Managing Director, Kulczyk Silverstiein Properties

      Edgar joined Kulczyk Silverstein Properties in September 2010, additionally, he was appointed Board Member of Kulczyk Real Estate Holding S.à r.l., Luxembourg. He was previously COO and Board Member at Immoeast AG (02/2008-04/2010) and before, starting from late 2004, head of the company’s Asset Management Division. He also held numerous Board of Directors positions and seats on Investment and Advisory Committees of real estate and private equity funds e.g. Europolis Invest (Austria), Polonia Property Fund (Guernsey) or FF&P Russia Fund (Guernsey).

      Edgar joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 1998 as Director of the Property, Tourism and Shipping division. Forming part of his responsibilities with EBRD, he held many Board positions with real estate companies including TriGranit, IRIDE, European Property Group or St. Petersburg Property Development Company. Prior to this he worked for Creditanstalt Group as Assistant General Manager, Head of International Project Finance and Consulting Department.

      Edgar was an Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the University of Economics in Vienna. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and a Doctor’s Degree in Technical Sciences, both from the Technical University in Vienna, additionally he is licensed as Chartered Management Consultant and holds a degree of Academic Management Consultant. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, MRICS.

    • 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.

    • Ian Worboys, Global CEO, P3 Logistic Parks

      Ian has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate sector, specifically in the warehouse and industrial sectors. He began his career at Strutt & Parker in London in 1981 where he spent 16 years, eventually becoming a commercial partner within the firm. He is a former Chairman of the Industrial Agents Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). Ian joined Gazeley Properties in 1997 as Development Director UK before leading them into Europe and later became a Managing Director, responsible for Belgium, France and Spain. During his 10-year tenure at Gazeley, Ian was responsible for UK developments in London and Southern England. In Western Europe, he secured over 850 hectares of development land and successfully developed over 350,000 SQM GLA of warehouse space on behalf of Gazeley.

      Ian briefly joined Parkridge Holdings in 2006 and left when it was sold to ProLogis, then joining Panattoni as Managing Director Western Europe in 2007 where he was responsible for development, including warehouse and out-of-town retail space. He also served on the Panattoni European Management Board.

      In 2009 Ian left Panattoni to become the Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle s.r.o. (now P3). Mr Worboys was educated at Whitgift School in Croydon, England and at Bristol Polytechnic (now University of the West of England) in Bristol, England where he completed a Diploma in Valuation and Estate Management.

    • Jaroslav Kaizr, Business Director, CTP

      Jaroslav has more than 11 years of real estate experience. He joined CTP as Business director in spring 2014 being fully responsible for the business development of the 2,2 million square meter CTP portfolio in Central Europe. Previously he was Partner at Cushman and Wakefield Prague managing the Czech and Slovak industrial agency teams.

      Jaroslav has master degree from the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Finance and Accounting, and from the Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Real Estate Investment and Management. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Czech National Board of RICS.

    • 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.

    • Keegan Viscius, VP European Acquisitions, Starwood Capital Group

      Keegan is a Vice President at Starwood Capital Group based in London. Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate. Since its inception in 1991 the Firm has raised nearly $31 billion of equity capital and currently has more than $42 billion of assets under management.
      Over the past 24 years, Starwood Capital has acquired more than $63 billion of assets across virtually every real estate asset class. Keegan’s focus within Starwood Capital Group is working to originate, underwrite and execute opportunistic real estate private equity investments across the Northern and Central & Eastern European markets. Keegan has two Masters degrees from the RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

    • Leszek Sikora, Managing Director Poland, ECE Projektmanagement

      Leszek has been active on the Polish development market since 1999, primarily with Metro AG, ExxonMobil Poland and Clairmont Global. He joined ECE Projektmanagement in 2005 as development manager and from June 2011 to September 2013 he was head of development for Poland and proxy. Currently Leszek is managing director and member of the board of ECE Projektmanagement Polska.

    • 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.

    • Marek Jakubiak, Director, Head of Real Estate CEE, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

      Based in Warsaw, Marek joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly RREEF) in July 2007 where is responsible for the asset management and the origination and execution of new business in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. He has over 16 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to DAWM he worked for Heitman, where was responsible for creating their central European asset management platform, with an emphasis on real estate development joint venture projects in the region. Before that he spent four years as senior finance manager at ING Real Estate Investment Management in Warsaw, setting up their financial activities in Poland. Other experience included financial positions in real estate at Central European Retail Property Fund and Genesis Hotels Poland. He holds a Masters degree in Finance & Accounting from the University of Economics in Poznan, Poland.

    • Marek Koziarek, Managing Director Commercial Real Estate Finance, Bank Pekao

      In banking since 1990, Marek currently works for Bank Pekao SA (UniCredit Group) as Managing Director in the company’s Structured Finance and Commercial Real Estate Department. He previously held roles at BISE Bank (1998) and HVB Mortgage Bank (2002) as Credit Department Deputy Director and Director and in 1999 he was head of the USAID Training Program on real estate and housing finance for the Association of Polish Banks. From 2002-2007 at Bank BPH SA he held the roles of Credit Analysis Department Director and latterly as Managing Director of the Commercial Real Estate Area. Marek holds an MBA and is a graduate of the Warsaw University.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Pinnacle REI

      Based in Warsaw from Q3 2014, Philip is a seasoned property professional with 35 years experience in asset management, repositioning and development across most asset classes and since 1991 has been active in numerous Central European markets. His move to Pinnacle continues long-term working relationship with Martin Carr since 1994.

      Philip has expertise in motivating cross-cultural asset management/development teams and managing joint ventures. His experience includes the asset management and development of shopping centres, business parks, offices, hotels, distribution parks, land development, industrial space, residential complexes, mixed portfolios and specialist sectors including data centres, live-work, studios and health infrastructure. He is a Chartered Surveyor and an Estate Management graduate of the University of the West of England.

    • 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.

    • Roger Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer, Avestus Real Estate

      Roger joined Avestus Real Estate as CEO in April, 2006 bringing more than 20 years of experience in the real estate business. From its headquarters in Prague, Roger oversees the continued development of ARE’s portfolio of residential, office and retail properties, a number of large mixed-use developments, and the company’s ongoing expansion into new territories across CEE. Prior to his current position with ARE.

      Roger held Managing Director and CEO positions at leading real estate entities in the UK, including: 2002–2006, Divisional Managing Director of Gleeson Homes, a wholly owned subsidiary of MJ Gleeson Group; 1999–2001, residential Managing Director at Chelverton International; 1996–1999, Managing Director, South Thames division of Countryside Properties. Roger is a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

    • Thomas Kurzmann, Chief Executive Officer, GTC

      President of GTC`s management boardsince 2014, Tomasz graduated the Federal Higher Technical Institute in Graz (Civil Engineering). In 1995-99 he worked for Wayss & Freytag AG as Director of Wayss & Freytag AG Poland and Managing Director of Wayss & Freytag Poland Sp z o.o. In 1999-2003 moved to West GkA Management GmbH to become Director of Project Development. Between 2003 and 2005 he was a Managing Director at IBI Real Estate GmbH. In 2006, he became Head of Deka Real Estate Global Funds at Deka Immobilien GmbH. Between 2007-2009 Thomas Kurzmann served as CEO at BV Development Company in Moscow and in 2009 he joined Europolis AG as the CEO. After the sale of Europolis and its integration into CA Immo AG in 2011, Thomas went back to Volksbank AG

    • Tomas Picha, Director Central & Eastern European Transactions, Invesco Real Estate

      Tomas joined Invesco in 2007, has over 12 years’ experience in the CEE region and previously worked for Sachsenfonds Czech Asset Management where he was head of the CEE acquisitions team, and for Volksbank CZ as a senior real estate manager. Invesco Real Estate, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based investment manager Invesco, has 300 employees in 16 offices and manages €27bn AUM focused on cross-border property investment

    • Tomasz Klodowski, Managing Director CEE, Stewart Title

      Tomasz is responsible for the business activities of the world’s leading title insurers in Poland, Turkey, Romania and Hungary.

      TK was a pioneer in the Title Insurance sector in the region, introducing the product to the Polish market in 2002. Over the past ten years Stewart has issued in excess of 10 billion euros worth of cover, and over 7 billion within Poland alone.

      In addition to his role at Stewart, TK is an active developer in the boutique residential sector and his houses are featured in many design magazines, adverts and TV shoots. He has also worked as development partner at AIG/Lincoln, Marriott Hotels and Accenture (Andersen Consulting). He is a graduate of Cornell University.

    • Vladimír Bolek, Fund Portfolio Manager, IAD Investments

      Vladimir studied social sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava and law and economics at Nottingham Trent University and Brno International Business School in the Czech Republic. He began his career in 1994 in public administration at central level in Bratislava. Later, after the transition to the private sphere, he became asset manager specializing in real estate investments. After the establishment of specialized real estate mutual funds in Slovakia in 2006, he became the portfolio manager of specialized real estate fund in Erste Asset Management in Slovakia. Later he participated in portfolio management of corporate real estate company Slovnaft as. In 2010 he became a portfolio manager of the “First real estate fund“ of IAD Investmetns and deputy of several real estate companies incorporated in the structure of the first real estate fund of IAD Investments.

      Vladimir is also a contributor to professional publications dealing with the issue of investment and asset management of real estate.

    • Volodymyr Tymochko, Partner, Dragon Capital

      Volodymyr is a partner and Co-Head of Private Equity at Dragon Capital. Since joining the first in 2007 he has been responsible for the company’s proprietary real estate investments, including in an AIM-listed property developer Dragon-Ukrainian Properties & Development (DUPD LN) with 10 active real estate development projects in Ukraine. He also serves as a non-executive director on the board of Arricano Real Estate, the largest developer of shopping centers in Ukraine listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

      Prior to joining Dragon, Volodymyr worked as an Associate Director for Consulting and Investment Services at Colliers International (Kyiv, Ukraine), responsible for real estate valuation, investment consulting and concept development of shopping centers and mixed-use development projects. Volodymyr graduated from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with a Master’s in Economic Theory. He is based in Kyiv.

 
 

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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