News Article conference coronavirus Property Forum report webinar
by Ákos Budai | Report

Property Forum’s first virtual event will bring together influential investors, bankers and advisors to analyse the potential short- and long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis on property investments in the CEE region.

The coronavirus outbreak has every real estate professional facing an unprecedented challenge. Buildings are meant to connect people and even though technology allows to do more and more things online, in-person meetings are still a crucial part of every real estate transaction.

With the vast majority of industry professionals now working from home, online meetings are becoming part of the daily routine. Property Forum invites its readers to attend its first online panel and learn more about the potential impacts of the coronavirus crisis on property investments in the CEE region.

You can join the discussion on your computer, phone or tablet, wherever you are. As an audience member, you’ll have the opportunity to submit your questions during the panel or to ask them live at the end of it.

Attending the online panel is free of charge but registration is mandatory.

The discussion will be moderated by Csanád Csűrös, CEO of Property Forum, with the following speakers joining:

Hannes Wimmer

Hannes Wimmer

Executive Director, Loan Syndication
Erste Group Bank AG

Hannes Wimmer is responsible for Real Estate Loan Syndication at Erste Group Bank AG which is heading the Austrian savings bank sector. Based in Erste’s Viennese headquarters he manages the syndication of real estate transactions in Austria and CEE. Hannes Wimmer has worked in various positions in the industry including origination as well as restructuring, accumulating a 20 years’ experience in the field. Erste Group Commercial Real Estate is the specialist of Erste Group for real estate financing, investment, asset management, real estate development and technical advisory in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. In total across the region, Erste Group manages a commercial real estate portfolio of more than €13 billion with an annual deal flow of more than €2.5 billion.

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Luke Dawson

Luke Dawson

Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets CEE
Colliers International

Luke oversees Colliers International's businesses and Capital Markets teams across Central Europe. He has been with Colliers for over 10 years and 15 years in the industry, having worked in North America, Europe and the Middle East. He has extensive expensive in both real estate and corporate acquisitions and dispositions. In addition to his experience within Colliers, Luke has overseen the asset management and acquisitions/dispositions for one the largest private family offices in the Middle East. More »
Adrian Karczewicz

Adrian Karczewicz

Head of Divestments CEE
Skanska Commercial Development Europe

As Head of Divestments for Skanska CDE, Adrian Karczewicz is responsible for sourcing buyers and conducting the deal process in four CEE markets: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. Adrian started his professional career in 1997 as an analyst at Gerald Eve International, going on to work for Knight Frank in Warsaw, and GE Capital Golub Real Estate. Prior to joining Skanska in 2013, he worked for Echo Investment as the director responsible for the company’s asset divestments.  More »
Noah Steinberg

Noah Steinberg

Chairman & CEO

Noah Steinberg is the chairman and chief executive officer of WING, the market-leading office developer in Hungary and one of the largest privately held Hungarian real estate companies of which he is a shareholder. An American citizen, he has worked in Hungary since 1990. In his current position since 1999, he was responsible for establishing WING and oversees the company’s investment and development businesses, its office, retail, industrial, hotel and residential projects and its real estate services. He is also the Chairman of RICS in Hungary. Mr. Steinberg is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (BA), and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in Austria (MA). He speaks French, German, Spanish, Hungarian and English. More »
Gijs Klomp

Gijs Klomp

Head of Investment Properties Romania

Gijs Klomp is Head of Investment Properties within CBRE Romania. Gijs has over 17 years of experience in real estate and was involved in investment transactions worth more than €2.00 billion in Central and Eastern Europe. As a Dutch citizen, Gijs had his first contact with the Romanian market back in 2000, during his internship at "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. In 2006, he set up the ING Real Estate Investment Management business in Romania. ING Real Estate Investment Management (ING REIM) was bought in 2011 by US company CBRE and became CBRE Global Investors. Starting May 2013, Gijs joined real estate consultancy JLL Romania as Managing Director and in early 2015 returned to CBRE to head CBRE’s Romanian and later CEE capital markets department. In July 2016, Gijs joined New Europe Property Investments (NEPI), the largest retail property landlord in Romania, to become part of their investment team that was expanding its geographical coverage through investments in Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Lithuania. When Gijs was acting on the principal side, at NEPI Rockcastle and CBRE Global Investors, he was involved in well over €1.50 billion of transactions in CEE. More »


  • Are we really looking at the worst recession since WWII?
  • How will government measures and incentives impact property markets?
  • When will the market bounce back?
  • Which will be the most resilient assets and asset classes?
  • Lease compromise strategies – Tenant requests and landlord actions
  • Can you close a deal without travelling?
  • How will this crisis accelerate the adaptation of technology?

The registration link is available on our website.