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2019 Judging & Jury

There was an imposter – actually a whole band of imposters – at the cocktail preceding the 2019 CEEQA Jury Dinner. The Boomtown Rats!

The annual meeting of the full jury, gathered for the final round of judging and culmination of the rigorous nominations and online voting rounds that make up the widely trusted CEEQA judging process, was about to get under way when the pre-dinner cocktail was sotormed by The Boomtown Rats‘ band members Bob Geldof, Garry Roberts, Peter Briquette and Simon Crowe for a 20 minute meet-and-greet that strayed over an hour, clearly enjoying themselves and delaying the start of the judging dinner. Who wouldn’t love that?

Serious process

Each year the CEEQA Jury is selected from the most experienced and influential operators across the CEE and SEE property markets through a process led by members of the Agent Partners Group, this year comprising BNP Paribas, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and Savills. Once elected, they are charged with nominating candidates in 23 award categories, before inviting them to submit entry forms. The jury then assesses all the entries to decide on the short list and eventual winners through a rigorous procedure closely monitored by Deloitte.

Perhaps more than most years, the 2019 group were faced with a number of very tough decisions and close calls, with very few “slam dunk” winners where a shortlisted candidate scores the highest average score as well as aggregate score in the first “online voting” judging round. In the end many of the “usual suspects” came out on top, but it may have been very different.

For a full list of this year’s victors and nominees visit our 2019 Winners page, for a full write up of what happened where, including the CEEQA Gala that followed, visit our 2019 Review page.

Judging from experience

The year’s judges are selected to ensure balanced geographical and segmental market coverage in collaboration with the CEEQA Agent Partners group of international agents currently comprising BNP Paribas, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and Savills.

Once the jury is selected they are asked to make their nominations for the year’s awards in all categories, the nominees are then invited to submit an entry form.

All entry forms are reviewed and scored in an online voting process (first round of voting) to provide the awards short list. The winners in each category are selected from the short list at a meeting of the jury on 14th May, the day before the CEEQA Gala (final voting round). All voting and results are kept strictly confidential prior to the announcement at the CEEQA Gala.

The annual CEEQA Gala attracts 900 of the sector’s most influential business leaders and decision makers in commercial real estate investment from more than 50 countries and is the sector’s flagship annual gathering.

We’re pleased to present the members of the 2019 CEEQA Jury.

Industry Operators

    • Arkadiusz Rudzki, Managing Director Poland, Skanska Commercial Development Europe

      Arkadiusz has over 20 years of experience on the real estate market that he has gained through his work with leading financial institutions, advisory firms, and private equity funds operating in the real estate sector. He was appointed Managing Director at Skanska Property Poland in January 2016 with responsibility for the company’s operations and strategic decisions in Poland. He is currently temporarily serving as the company’s regional leader.

      Since his appointment as Managing Director, the company has continuously achieved record-breaking results in development and leasing, and continues to expand its land parcel portfolio with the most attractive areas in key markets across Poland, with special focus on city centres. Skanska’s Poland unit sets the standards for innovation in the building industry and developing innovative workplaces, and has consistently led the way in sustainable development and business practices. The company has introduced its proprietary software, Connected by Skanska, which will be integrated with all new office projects in the area of Central and Eastern Europe.

    • Arvi Luoma, CEO, Blackbrook Capital

      Prior to founding Blackbrook in 2020,  Arvi was Head of European Investments at W. P. Carey.  Blackbrook is a specialist investor focused on future-proof supply chain infrastructure, with approximately €1 billion of assets across Europe.  Arvi has more than 15 years of direct investment experience extending to over €5 billion of acquisitions across 20 countries in all major asset classes including industrial & logistics, office, retail, healthcare and hospitality.

    • David Yearn, Managing Director, REassurance

      David heads the strategic growth, development and management of REassurance through CEE and Europe. Based in Poland , David has lived and worked across CEE and SEE for more than 20 years. The last 15 years of his career has meant direct involvement with some of the region’s largest real estate transactions and he has worked with many leading developers, banks, lawyers, investment funds and advisors providing solution driven transaction insurance. David has worked on numerous, office, retail, logistic, hotel and green-energy projects both as single assets or large portfolios across CEE.

      REassurance is an independent boutique insurance broker with specialist focus upon commercial real estate, M&A and renewable energy. They offer insurance solutions in respect of most real estate transactions. Whether it is a single asset acquisition, portfolio disposal or cross-border transaction they have experience with all requirements. Their combined legal and insurance knowledge especially relating to the legal ownership or use of real estate and transaction risks allows us to fully understand their client needs and deliver to them the ideal solution that is appropriate and cost effective.

    • Dieter V. Knittel, Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Finance International Clients CEE, Pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

      Dieter Knittel is Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Finance International Clients CEE at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. Dieter is responsible for the bank’s lending portfolio in the region. The regional focus is on Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Dieter has been active in the CEE market for more than twenty years, including five years based in Warsaw as Head of Credit and Senior Risk Management.

      Phone: +49/89/288028-270

      Mobile: +49/172/8618807

      Email: Dieter.Knittel@pfandbriefbank.com

    • Evan Lazar, Co-Chairman, Global Real Estate, Dentons

      Evan is Co-Chairman of the Global Real Estate Group at Dentons. He is in the top tier group of attorneys specializing in cross-border and emerging markets property investment and finance matters, and is widely recognized as one of the leading real estate investment and property finance lawyers in Europe.

      Evan handles major real estate mergers and acquisitions for international real estate funds and private equity organisations, as well as joint ventures, developments and financings throughout Europe and on other continents. His extensive experience in all areas of cross-border transactions has placed him at the forefront of many of the region’s most important property and finance deals, including major retail, hotel, office, logistics and residential developments, financings and institutional investments. Evan acts for numerous leading institutional clients, including AIG Global Real Estate, Blackstone, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Heitman International, Morgan Stanley, Round Hill and Starwood Capital Group.

      He served as the Co-Chair of Salans’ Global Real Estate Group for ten years before Dentons was founded. Prior to that, he was the founder of the Central European Real Estate Practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and later Co-Chairman of their European Property and Finance Group. Before moving to Europe in 1993, Evan was a real estate lawyer in Philadelphia with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP.

    • Ferdinand Baggeroer, Board Member, cmT

      Ferdinand graduated in engineering from Hanover University with international experience in construction management; founder and President of the cmT Group consisting of: cmT Sp. z o.o. specializing in construction and project management, GerPlan Sp. z o.o. responsible for mechanical and electrical design as well as for architectural design services and GerProp company which is accountable for property management and minor project execution.

      Mr Baggeroer is managing the big variety of significant and demanding projects of different nature executed by all companies.

    • Gijs Klomp, Investment Director, NEPI Rockcastle

      Gijs joined NEPI Rockcastle in 2016 to cover the CEE markets, having previously worked for CBRE and JLL in capital markets advisory from 2013, following over a decade with ING REIM in the Hague, Prague, Bucharest and Budapest in varying roles from research analyst to acquisitions and divestments, and asset management, since graduating in real estate management from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2002.

      NEPI is one of the largest retail property landlords in CEE with assets in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.

    • Ian Booth, Partner, Head of Poland, BuroHappold Engineering

      Under Ian’s leadership the practice has earned a leading position on the Polish market proven by prestigious project portfolio and high client opinions. Ian promotes the concept of sustainable construction that positively affects the health of its users. BuroHappold’s Warsaw office is the first WELL Building Standard certified project in Poland and the CEE. Ian is a clients’ needs orientated building services engineer with over twenty years of international experience in the office, retail, residential and industrial sectors. The leader of such prestigious projects as Q22 in Warsaw, the British Embassy in Warsaw and the new venue of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.

    • Ioana Niculeasa, Head of Real Estate, NNDKP

      Ioana leads NNDKP’s Real Estate practice and is a seasoned lawyer with 18 years of professional experience. A partner of the firm since 2009, she has outstanding experience in real estate projects involving the full spectrum of assets from office buildings and shopping centres, to residential, logistic and industrial developments. Ioana is acknowledged as a Leading Lawyer by reputed international legal guides that describe her as “always trying to find solutions” as “she really knows what she’s talking about“.

    • Kirsten Felden, Senior Investment Manager CEE, Union Investment Real Estate

      Kirsten Felden graduated at the EBC University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg with a Masters Degree for International Management in 1993. She has 10 years experience in development, restructuring and leasing of shopping-centers. She joined Union Investment in 2004 and was responsible for investments in Turkey, Benelux and Mexico until 2007. Since 2008 she is responsible for property acquisitions and sales in CEE region.

      Union Investment is a leading international property investment company specialising in open-ended real estate funds for private and institutional investors and has assets under management of some € 35 billion in 20 real estate funds. The current portfolio comprises 365 properties and projects throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia/Pacific. Union Investment operates as an institutional investor, landlord and developer in 23 countries around the world, with approximately 60% of property assets located outside Germany.

    • Liad Barzilai, Group CEO, Atrium European Real Estate

      Liad joined Atrium Group in 2008; until 2015 Liad was the Group Chief Investment Officer responsible for the Group’s pipeline of acquisitions and divestments, and from November 2015 until December 2016 he was Chief Investment Officer at Gazit-Globe. He has a BA in Business Economics & Management from Guilford Glazer School of Business & Management, Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from Reccanati Business School, Tel Aviv University.

      Atrium European Real Estate is a leading owner, operator and redeveloper of shopping centres and retail real estate in Central Europe. The Group’s portfolio includes 34 shopping centres and retail properties in four countries, with the market value of €2.8 billion and gross leasable area of over 900,000 square meters. Atrium is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam under the ticker ATRS.

    • Mark Rea MRICS, Managing Partner, Sentient

      Sentient is one of the largest Project & Cost Management Consultants operating throughout Central & Eastern Europe and beyond. Following 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 is now firmly established throughout the region with offices in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and Croatia, together with extensive experience in many of the neighbouring countries, including into Italy and Austria – all based on the provision of high quality, client-focused services.

      Mark has been based in CEE for over 20 years and has experience throughout the region. He is a Member of the Institute of Royal Chartered Surveyors.

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

      Martin is responsible for real estate lending across continental Europe for Helaba Landesbank Hesse-Thuringia, which belongs to the German savings bank network. Based at the bank’s Frankfurt headquarter, he manages the origination for Central Europe and Benelux. Martin has worked on a wide range of financing transactions in the past and has more than 22 years of real estate experience in the European markets.

      Helaba currently manages a loan book of around EUR 34 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 has remained unchanged for years and is consistently directed towards its target markets.

    • Nicklas Lindberg, CEO, Echo Investment


      Nicklas Lindberg joined Echo Investment in the first half of 2016 and, as chief executive officer, is responsible for all areas of the company’s activity. In 2001–2015, Nicklas was with Skanska, where he worked as President for Skanska Commercial Development Europe (CDE), Skanska’s business unit that develops properties in Central and Eastern Europe, and as the head of Skanska Property Poland, a unit within Skanska Commercial Development Europe. Prior to that, he had worked with Residential Development in the Nordics and for Skanska Russia as both CFO and CEO.

    • Peter Heckelsmueller, Head of Acquisition CEE, Deka Immobilien

      Peter is responsible for all acquisitions and sales across CEE, Switzerland and Austria on behalf of Deka Immobilien GmbH. Deka Immobilien is one of Europe’s leading real estate investment managers. In his role,he has acquired a comprehensive portfolio of office, logistic, hotel and retail properties around the region. He is based in Frankfurt, has a wealth of experience in real estate and an 18-year track record of closing successful transactions.

    • Peter Morris, Owner & Managing Director, Gage Partners

      Peter has developed and acquired over 200 million Euros worth of real estate in Estonia, Lithuania, Czechia and Portugal.

      Through its subsidiary Golden Visa Property Investment, Gage Partners is investing in and developing Portuguese properties to be sold to foreigners seeking to benefit from Portugal’s unique visa and personal tax incentive programs, as well as Portugal’s surge in popularity as a tourism destination.

      The most recent investments are the five star Lumiares Hotel and Spa in Bairro Alto neighbourhood of Lisbon, and the five star Vintage Lisboa Hotel, as well as a handful of 18th and 19th century residential properties in Lisbon under redevelopment as apartment buildings.

      Gage Partners owns retail real estate in the Baltic States, including Sikupilli Shopping Center in Tallinn. Gage Partners sold NØRDIKA Shopping Valley in Vilnius in 2016.

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

    • Peter Szamely MRICS, Head of Department, Real Estate Finance, HYPO NOE

      Peter leads the Department for Property Project Lending at the HYPO NOE Landesbank AG in Vienna. Responsible for property lending in CEE & Austria, Germany, and Benelux countries.

      Peter has gained a wealth of property experience in various positions over  his carrier of  35 years.  Prior to joining to HYPO NOE in 2008, Peter was head of the Representative office of Eurohypo AG in Budapest, Senior Manager at Jones Lang Wotton and Head of Property Acquisitions at Kuwait Petroleum. Peter has an education in Economics, Finance and Land Economy and is an active member of RICS.

    • Petr Panek, Head of CEE Real Estate, White & Case

      Petr Panek is a Czech and US law-qualified deal leader heading the CEE real estate team at White & Case. He acts for a wide range of sponsors, developers, banks and other clients on real estate matters across all market segments, with a particular focus on large ticket deals, portfolio and cross-border transactions.  Over the years he has advised on some of the most significant real estate deals in CEE.

    • Rafal Nowicki, CEO Poland & Russia, Apollo RIda

      Rafał Nowicki holds the position of CEO of Apollo-Rida Poland. With nearly 25 years of experience in commercial real estate he is responsible for the company’s business in Poland, Russia, and Germany. Throughout his career he has been involved in many benchmark setting investment, financing and leasing transactions. Most recently Mr. Nowicki led the EUR 1bln disposition of the Metro retail portfolio as well as the leasing of a portfolio of 12 DIY stores to the OBI Group.

    • Richard Wilkinson, Chief Financial Officer, CTP

      Richard started his role as Group CFO for CTP in July 2018, which includes looking after the refinancing of CTP’s portfolio of over 4.5 million sqm of premium industrial property. Prior to joining CTP, Richard ran the CRE business of Erste Group across CEE for 14 years, turning it into one of the leading CRE banking franchises. He has a Law degree from the London School of Economics.

    • Robert Dobrzycki FRICS, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Panattoni

      Robert is the CEO & Co-Owner of Panattoni Europe, UK and India. Panattoni is the largest logistics developer in Europe with completed portfolio of over 19 million sqm of completed floor space in the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands,  Austria, Hungary, Czechia, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Sweden and Italy. In the last five years Panattoni has been ranked as the top logistics developer by PropertyEU magazine due to having delivered the largest volume of space in Europe.

      Before joining Panattoni, Robert Dobrzycki was employed by industrial developer Menard Doswell & Co. In 2005, he established Panattoni headquarters in Poland for the region of Central and Eastern Europe, became CEO of Panattoni for Europe in 2014, and assumed his current role as CEO and Co-Owner in 2021. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and holds a master’s degree in business management from Warsaw University.

    • Tomasz Stasiak, Co-Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss

      Tomasz Stasiak is the Co-Managing Partner of Wolf Theiss in Poland. He is also the head of the Polish Real Estate & Construction practice, which has expanded significantly since he joined the firm in 2017. Tomasz has over 20 years of professional experience on the CEE real estate market, which coincides with the growth of the modern, institutional real estate market in Poland. Tomasz has represented major international investors and developers in a number of landmark projects in Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Lithuania. Tomasz’s experience encompasses all industry sectors, from logistics and office to retail, leisure and residential; and from land acquisition through the development process, including permitting, financing and leasing, to de-investment and portfolio transfers. Tomasz also has experience assisting international manufacturing corporations operating in Poland with respect to construction and labor matters. Lately, Tomasz has been advising on restructuring of major real estate portfolios, including re-zoning, conversion of yielding assets and forming development-focused joint ventures. Tomasz has acted as an arbitrator in real estate disputes. He cooperates on a daily basis with other Wolf Theiss offices providing unified cross-border advice. Prior to joining Wolf Theiss, Tomasz worked at other prominent international law firms in Warsaw and Kyiv.

    • Victor Constantinescu, Partner, Head of Real Estate SEE, Kinstellar

      Victor is the Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s Bucharest office and the Co-Head of the firm-wide Real Estate practice.

      With almost 20 years’ experience in real estate focusing on Romania and the wider SEE region, Victor represents an array of international real estate funds and other real estate players across all sectors. Victor has built a reputation for efficiency and a “no-nonsense” commercial approach in organizing and closing transactions in the billions of EUR over his career and for building long-term relationships – skills that have earned him recognition as a top real estate practitioner for years in a row by major legal guides.

      A Canada-born, native English speaker, he began his career in the United States. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a graduate degree in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Toronto, and  law degrees from McGill University in Canada. He is admitted to the New York and Bucharest Bars. Before joining Kinstellar, Victor had worked for law firms in Romania and the US. While he has been tasked with various managerial roles in the firm, Victor is a transaction lawyer at heart, and enjoys what he does.

      Leading international legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 or other benchmark publications recommend him for being “very approachable and easy to engage in any project”. He is further recognised for “his deep knowledge of the industry”, as well as “leading understanding and application of law coupled with transactional experience.” Other interviewees praise him: “Victor Constantinescu is very hands-on, provides very good advice, has a lot of experience and knows how to handle any problems.”

    • Vladimir Bolek, Member of the Board, IAD Investments

      Valdimir has been a member of the Management Board of IAD Investments since 2015. He is responsible for all of the company’s portfolio management activities, having joined the company in 2010 as portfolio manager for its “First Real Estate Fund”, where he was also involved as deputy of several real estate companies incorporated in the structure of the fund.

      Vladimir began his career in 1994 in public administration at central state administration level in Bratislava. Later, after the transition to the private sphere, he became asset manager specialising in real estate investments. After the establishment of specialised real estate mutual funds in Slovakia in 2006, he became portfolio manager of a specialised real estate fund in Erste Asset Management in Slovakia. He also created and managed portfolios for a private banking department. Later, he participated in portfolio management of the corporate real estate company Slovnaft a.s., before joining IAD Investments.

      Vladimir is also a contributor to professional publications dealing with the issue of investment and asset management of real estate in Slovakia. He studied social sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava and later law and economics at Nottingham Trent University and Brno International Business School in the Czech Republic.

Agent & Strategic Partners

    • Ben Maudling, CEO Czech Republic & Slovakia, Savills

      Ben Maudling leads Savills activities in the Czech & Slovak Republics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 26 years working experience in Central Europe. In the year 2000, Ben sold to CBRE a Czech property consultancy that he owned and had built since 1995. Ben went on to establish and head up the CEE operations of INVESCO Real Estate and Palmer Capital. In January 2017, Ben established Savills Czech and Slovak operation with the clear goal of making it a market leader within three years. Surprising a few doubters, after just 18 months the company has 50 high-quality employees, and is well established with growing service lines.

      Noteworthy achievements to date of Savills CZ include the acquisition of SB Property Services property management company, securing sale instructions for property with a value over EUR 700 million, establishing a property management department which manages buildings with a value over EUR 750 million and creating an industrial leasing department which has acted on 65,000 sq m of leasing instructions in less than a year.

    • Charles Taylor MRICS, Advisor to the Board & Shareholder, Bracken Consulting

      Charles moved to Central Europe in 1998, residing initially in Budapest and then Warsaw. He is regarded as one of the region’s leading commercial real estate experts. As Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield in both Hungary and Poland, Charles was responsible for the substantial growth and financial success of these businesses including the successful merger of DTZ and C&W in Poland, creating a market leading real estate consultancy, employing over 440 people.

      Charles has been instrumental in developing the region’s investment markets since the first institutional capital was deployed back in the early 2000’s. Transacting in the core markets of CE plus Croatia and across all commercial sectors, he has worked with a broad spectrum of clients including DWS, Union Investment, Skanska, Ghelamco, Heitman, Invesco, CBRE IM, Griffin Capital Partners and Credit Suisse. He advised Wing on the successful acquisition of a majority stake in the leading Polish developer Echo Investment and Charles remains a key advocate for the region’s continued success, especially Poland.

      Recently, Charles has been advisor to the Board and Shareholder of iO Partners – a JLL Preferred Partner, with 250 people and offices in Czech, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Serbia. Through Bracken Consulting Ltd, Charles continues to work with select investors targeting Poland.

    • Daniel Bienias, (MRICS) Managing Director Poland, CBRE

      Daniel leads the team of over 450 professionals for CBRE in Poland. He joined CBRE in 2010. Previously, Daniel headed the Tenant Representation division in the CBRE’s Office Agency. Daniel has over 20 years of real estate experience. During his career, he has provided advice to many local, international and global companies. Daniel graduated from the University of Szczecin and postgraduated from the Warsaw University of Technology and Sheffield Hallam University. He is a Member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and holds a Real Estate Broker and CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) license.

    • Erik Drukker, Managing Director Central and Eastern Europe, BNP Paribas Real Estate

      Erik holds the position of Board Member and Managing Director for Central & Eastern Europe overseeing the company’s services in the region in the areas of Capital Markets, Property Management, Transaction, Consulting and Valuation. He is responsible for all Agency & Valuation service lines. During his 23-year-long career in Poland,he mostly worked for DTZ in the position of Deputy Managing Director and board member, where his day-to-day duties also included the running of the Office and Industrial Agencies.

      Erik represented numerous developers and corporate occupiers in the acquisition and/or disposal of their real estate. He uses his vast experience in implementing new services and solutions in the rapidly changing real estate market throughout CEE.

    • Jonathan Hallett MRICS, Executive Partner, Head of Central & Eastern Europe, Cushman & Wakefield

      As Head of Central & Eastern Europe, Jonathan oversees Cushman & Wakefield’s operations across the region, with over 1100 staff in six countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Turkey) and Cushman & Wakefield Alliance partners in a further nine countries across the CEE region.

      Jonathan is a European Executive Committee Member of Cushman & Wakefield and the Managing Partner of Cushman & Wakefield in the Czech Republic. He is a member of the RICS, IBF Board Member (International Business Forum), and BGMC Board Member.

    • Marcin Klammer, Chief Executive Officer Central and Eastern Europe, Investment Design

      Marcin is the founder and the creative director of Investment Design, a company combining the solid financial/ commercial approach to real estate developments with innovative architectural and industrial design. The company concentrates on own real estate development projects and joint ventures taking the role of a development manager.

      He is a recognized real estate professional on the European real estate market with 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, infrastructure, design and real estate development. In the capacity of CEO in Poland he led the final phases of HB Reavis landmark developments: Forest and Varso Tower in Warsaw. His role included strategic leasing, overseeing the finalization of the construction process, commissioning and laying the grounds for consecutive company’s developments. During his career he was the development director at Unibail Rodamco Westfield, the CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate agency in the CEE region encompassing Romania, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia and Poland.

      As CEO of Arcadis, Marcin was responsible for strategic infrastructure projects, large environmental and water management investments and landmark placemaking real estate projects. In his role as the leader of the leading engineering and consulting company (EC Harris, Arcadis) he was responsible for the Manufacturing and Technology Sector across Europe.

      Marcin is a licensed architect experienced in leading teams, managing companies, projects and large development programmes.

    • Mike Atwell, DHL

    • Richard Curran, (MRICS) Managing Director Czech Republic, CBRE

      Richard Curran, the Managing Director of CBRE in the Czech Republic, has over 19 years of experience in the Czech commercial real estate market. He has led the CBRE Czech office since 2008, having joined the company in 2004 to lead the Agency side of the business. During this time, he has overseen the growth of the office from 35 people to over 300, and has been involved in the establishment of the industrial, retail and project management business lines. He has also overseen the acquisition of the EMCM and Impact Corti businesses, and their subsequent mergers into the CBRE Czech business.


      Richard has an honours degree from the National University of Ireland and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS).

    • Tina Paillet, (MRICS) Chair of the Board, Europe, RICS

      Tina is currently Chair of the RICS Europe Board, where she will focus her tenure on preparing the profession for the PropTech revolution. She holds a Master’s degree from ESSEC School of Management, Paris, and graduated as Architecte DPLG from the Ecole d’Architecture de Versailles.

      Tina is an international real estate executive and brings to the table a wealth of real estate experience, including most recently the completion of a 420 000 sq ft office development in the City of London for Generali Real Estate (€26 billion AUM), where over the past nine years she has held the positions of Global Head of Asset Management, Head of UK and North America and Global Head of Projects and Technology. Across these roles, Tina has overseen major projects for the Group, including office and retail developments in France, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Spain. Tina sits on GRE’s Investment Committee and has also sourced deals for the group’s UK and North American pipeline.

    • Tomasz Trzoslo, Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe, JLL

      Tomasz is now Managing Director for JLL in the CEE, having taken over the role in the CEE at the end of 2018. He oversees JLL activities in the region (offices in Bucharest, Budapest, Bratislava and Prague, and JLL activities across all countries in the CEE/SEE region). He also continues as the Managing Director of JLL Poland.

      Tomasz has over 20 years of experience in the Central European real estate markets. He has run Polish capital markets team since 2005, and the wider CEE capital markets from 2008 to 2013. He has participated in numerous transactions across the CEE, including investment, structured equity, fund raising and debt deals. One of his recent accomplishments in his MD role at JLL is the acquisition of REAS, a residential consultancy based in Warsaw, thus allowing JLL to cover all sectors of real estate in Poland, with the plan to roll out the residential advisory services across the region.

For further information about awards and jury participation, or event tickets, please get in touch info@ceeqa.com.

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