Emerging Europe Property Forum - London 2016

Date: 8th November 2016    Venue: RICS at Parliament Square - Lecture Hall, London, United Kingdom


12:50-13:10 - Registration - Coffee

1st Session: Global picture

13:10 - 13:15

Welcome speech

13:15 - 13:35

Presentation: European property investment trends for 2017-2018 with special regards to CEE and Russia


  • Thomas Mundy, Director EMEA Capital Markets Strategy & Research, JLL

13:35 - 13:55

Presentation: Challenges for the real estate world in 2016-2017 - Brexit, new source of capital into Europe, outlook for the European economy


13:55 - 14:45

Panel discussion: European property investment debate

Impacts of Brexit: Which region’s property markets will benefit most from Brexit? Future of the EU, potential consequences of the US Presidential election. Long-term expectations regarding US and European interest rates. Are real estate investors worried about the slowing globalisation, the slowing of the world economy?

Chair: Noah Steinberg FRICS, Chairman & CEO, WING

Conversation participants:

14:45 - 15:10

Coffee break – Networking

2nd Session: Investment opportunities in Emerging Markets in Europe

15:10 - 15:25

Property lending in Emerging Europe


  • Andrea Sartori, Global Head of Sports, and Head of Real Estate, Leisure and Tourism in Central & Eastern Europe, KPMG

15:25 - 16:15

Panel discussion: Investing in Emerging markets in Europe – Where, how, why?

  • Investment opportunities in Emerging Markets in Europe. Recent transactions in Prague, Poland, Budapest, Bucharest.
  • Will Brexit have any negative or positive impact on CEE property investments?
  • New source of capital in CEE and SEE: South-African investors, Norwegian Government Pension Fund (Norges Bank Investment Management), etc.
  • Political risk in Emerging Europe. Is it significant for investors?
  • CEE real estate market within Europe: will the significance of the region increase?
  • Southeast Europe: time to invest now?
  • Terrible demographics trends all around in Central and Eastern Europe: should property owners and investors be worried?
  • Banking finance and alternative financing opportunities in CEE

Chair: David Hutchings, International Partner, Head of Investment Strategy - EMEA Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield

Conversation participants:

  • Georg Blaschke, Vice President - International Real Estate Finance Continental Europe, Helaba
  • Balázs Hornok, Acquisitions Director Europe, Rockspring Property Investment Managers
  • Gijs Klomp MRICS, Business Development Manager, WDP
  • Andrea Sartori, Global Head of Sports, and Head of Real Estate, Leisure and Tourism in Central & Eastern Europe, KPMG
  • Árpád Török MRICS, Chief Executive Officer, TriGranit


Closing remarks

16:15 - 16:30

Discover our history: RICS HQ Building Guided Tour followed by Group Photo Session

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