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We stand resolutely with our regional partner Ukraine

CEEQA always has and always will stand by Ukraine since it’s inception in 2003.


A live video link-up with a seasoned Ukraine real estate operator and a guest table of Ukrainian real estate professionals are among the initiatives planned for next week’s CEEQA Gala. However, this morning’s news that Ukraine has officially been granted EU Candidate Status by the European Commission is undoubtedly the best news our Ukrainian partners could have wished for at this hugely difficult moment in this senseless, unprovoked war with Russia.

A number of Ukrainian buildings, companies and industry professionals are included in the nominees for the awards including some strong contenders that are now seriously damaged or completely destroyed by Russian bombs.

As one of the 18 CEE & SEE country markets within CEEQA’s coverage since 2003 we have always stood united with Ukraine. We wish all the Ukrainian entries well and look forward to initiating the conversation of how to take the first steps towards supporting the rebuilding of Ukraine.

We stand fully with Ukraine and Ukrainian defenders of their homeland, refugees and their relatives everywhere at this hugely difficult time following the recent Russian invasion and ongoing war.


Numerous awards have been won by Ukrainian projects and companies across the 17 years of CEEQA and many Ukraine based professionals have participated on the CEEQA Jury, and attended CEEQA events including the gala.

In recent years Hilton Hotel in Kyiv, Hotel Bristol in Odessa and Multi Forum in Lviv has been between the winners of the significant CEEQA awards.

We have also had the pleasure to co-operate and connect with many business leaders from the country and both Volodymyr Tymochko, Partner at Dragon Capital as well as Maksym Gavryushyn, Chief Operating Office at Budhouse Group have taken seats on the CEEQA jury.

In solidarity with Ukraine:

  • Entries from Ukraine for the qualifying years will be warmly received. We will work with our colleagues and associates active in Ukrainian territory to avoid any barriers to entry, and will accept entries in any format
  • Representatives of any Ukraine based award entrants will be offered a free-of-charge ticket to the CEEQA Gala. Further actions by CEEQA and its partners to support Ukraine and Ukrainians affected by the ongoing war and future redevelopment are also being considered.

Ahead of the curve

In addition we will consult widely with sector leaders on what further positive action we and the sector can do to support Ukraine, ahead of the question of rebuilding following Russia’s attempted invasion.

We encourage the CEEQA community of sector leaders to use now the time to think, plan for positive action we and the sector can do to support Ukraine and the rebuild of this important partner of Europe.

Please contact us directly to facilitate and we will help in any way we can, or if you have an idea of how we can all work together and separately to help.


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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