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by Property Forum | Career

Bence Balázs is the new Head of Real Estate at Diófa Asset Management. Bence Balázs has gained 13 years professional experience on domestic, regional and international commercial real estate markets. He joined Diófa Asset Management in 2019 as portfolio manager responsible for real estate investment funds. As head of real estate at Diófa Asset Management, his responsibilities include the coordination of the asset management, fund management, leasing and investment management operations of the company. Bence aims to further expand the core real estate portfolios of Diófa, to refine the asset and fund management systems of the company and intends to ensure stable and predictable return levels towards the retail and institutional investors of the funds. In addition, he intends to launch new funds and investment products together with the Diófa team

Before joining Diófa Asset Management, he led the asset management division of Australian-based real estate investment management firm Marprop in Sydney for 2 years. Between 2010 and 2016, Bence was the responsible Senior Asset Manager for the Central and Eastern European real estate portfolio of GLL Real Estate Partners, a German, global institutional investment management company. He began his career at the international real estate advisory company, DTZ in 2007 as a commercial real estate consultant and was part of DTZ’s regional (CEE) real estate valuation and consultancy team

Bence graduated in 2007 at the Luigi Bocconi University of Economics in Milan with a degree in Financial Markets and Business Administration. In 2011, he completed a degree in real estate investment at the University of Reading, England. Bence is a postgraduate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 2012.

„The company’s continuous dynamic growth has shown that we are on the right track and have chosen the proper strategy for growing a quality commercial real estate portfolio of 320,000 sq m since 2012. We are grateful for all the efforts that Balázs Czifra has invested during his 3 years at Diófa Asset Management and wish him the best for his future endeavours. We are certain that with Bence Balázs’s international experience and leadership Diófa Asset Management will reach new milestones," highlighted Gergely Biró, CEO at Diófa Asset Management.