Attila Kovacs, (MRICS) Managing Partner, Horizon Development
With a Master of Science degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Budapest, allied to substantial theoretical knowledge and subsequent hands-on international experience gained in the USA, Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom, Attila established Budapest-based Horizon Development in 2006 and has turned it into a key player on the Hungarian real estate development and property investment market. He has developed office buildings, shopping and logistic centers, industrial parks, showrooms and luxury residences, recent projects associated with his professional leadership include internationally acclaimed, certified sustainable commercial buildings Eiffel Square (2010) and Eiffel Palace (2013). The latter is a recipient of 11 global awards, among them the World Green Building Council European Leadership Award, FIABCI, CEEQA and the European Property Awards. Recently completed and ongoing developments are mixed-use commercial properties: European Property Awards winner Váci 1 (2016), Promenade Gardens (2018) and Szervita Square (2019).
As an acknowledgement of his contribution to the enhancement of real estate development and the field of architecture in Hungary, Attila received the Office Market Professional of the Year People’s Choice Award in 2011. He is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.