SEE Property Forum 2017 - Bucharest, Romania

Date: 29th March 2017    Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest


08:45-09:15 Registration, Coffee and Breakfast – Networking

SECTION I: Investment trends and opportunities

09:15 - 09:30

Opening remarks


09:30 - 09:50

Economic outlook for Romania and SEE – A view from London

Macroeconomic overview of the Romanian economy and the Southeast European region. Global and European outlook: our world after Brexit and Trump, and how these challenges will impact the real estate business.


  • Dan Bucsa PhD, Chief CEE Economist, Unicredit Bank AG in London

09:50 - 10:30

International investors’ roundtable

Discussion topics: CEE and SEE investment outloook for 2017. Potential impacts of Brexit and of de-globalisation trends on the European/SEE/CEE property markets. Low interest rates, relatively easy bank financing: but for how long? New source of capital for Romania and Bulgaria in 2017.

Chair: Mihai Dudoiu, Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Conversation participants:

10:30 - 11:10

Panel discussion: Senior developers, investors

Discussion topics: Outlook for Romania in 2017. How has logistics become one of the sexiest sub-markets? Secondary cities on the rise: opportunities in Cluj, Iasi, Timisoara. Regulation issues in Romania. Local investment/development strategies: exit opportunities, holding strategies, etc.

Chair: Robert Neale, Board Member, RICS in the Czech Republic

Conversation participants:

11:10 - 11:30

Coffee and snacks – Networking

RICS Photo Session - All RICS members are welcome to join

SECTION II: Market insights: residential, office

11:30 - 12:10

Panel discussion: Opportunities on the housing market

Discussion topics: New developments. Price expectations. The past and the future of Prima Casa. Opportunities in secondary cities.

Chair: Ionut Oprea, Brand Manager, Transilvania Business

Conversation participants:

12:10 - 12:50

Panel discussion: Office market insights

Discussion topics: Who will be the new office tenants in Bucharest in the future: Shared service centeres, local SMEs, etc? Trends impacting the office market: new needs of Generation Y and Z employees, Outlook for the Bucharest office market: rents, vacancy, new pipeline of office space, etc. Office market and new developments in major secondary cities.

Chair: Ilinca Paun, Managing Partner Romania, Colliers International

Conversation participants:

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch – Networking

SECTION III: New projects, future trends in office and retail

13:50 - 14:20

Speed session – 7-minute project presentations


14:20 - 14:45

Designing for wellbeing – the next office market trend

Changing occupier needs is going beyond traditional project targets such as budget, programme delivery, re-stack and ‘green’ offices. Interior design can be an effective tool in attracting and retaining a talented workforce as well as contributing to sustainable business growth. Elina's talk will highlight the power of good design in office environments, touching upon:

  • High level design strategy – circular economy, wellbeing and technology
  • Integrating occupier wellbeing as a key project objective
  • User Profiles
  • ‘A better place’ - how to measure wellbeing and identify financial value


  • Elina Grigoriou, Chair of the RICS SKA Rating Technical Committee, Grigoriou Interiors

14:45 - 15:30

Panel discussion: Retail trends, new developments, repositioning experiences

Discussion topics: The future of retail – Trends in the US and the UK and how they will be translated into Romania and other CEE/SEE countries. The Impact of e-commerce and the trends in changing customer behavior. New developments in Romania. Successful cases of refurbishment and respositioning

Chair: Silviana Petre Badea, Managing Director, JLL Romania

Conversation participants:

15:30 - 16:00

Closing remarks and coffee break

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