News Article Carmen Ravon CBRE CEE retail Romania shopping
by Property Forum | Career

CBRE has appointed Carmen Ravon as Head of Retail Occupiers for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in a bid to consolidate operations in the region.

Ravon has more than 15 years’ worth of experience in real estate and was previously Head of the Retail team at CBRE Romania.

In her new CEE role, Carmen will also work closely with the Industrial & Logistics teams, as e-commerce development involves supply chain and logistics investments in all CEE markets.

“With the knowledge of CEE Retail teams, we will support retail occupiers in making profitable decisions for their business, by expanding in CEE regions that benefits from a stable economic climate, advantageous fiscal conditions, educated workforce and, most importantly, increasing spending power. I saw how all the retail occupiers that entered in CEE countries based on strategic expansion plans had been very successful and now, given the supply chain disruptions, retailers are exploring to open logistic facilities in CEE region, to support offline and online sales,” explained Carmen Ravon, Head of Retail Occupiers CEE.

Romania’s modern retail stock reached 3.98 million sqm at the end of the third quarter of 2021, encompassing as retail formats both shopping centres and retail parks.