Full list of CEEQA 2015 Winners
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 2009.
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.
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.
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.
The CEEQA awards are judged each year by a panel of senior representatives of market leading companies active in the New Europe arena. The election of jury members each year as well as all aspects of the judging process is supervised by globally trusted consulting firm Deloitte.