by Property Forum | Report

Property Forum’s series of virtual events, organised in partnership with the RICS, continues with online panel discussions focused on the leasing issues that arise during the COVID-19 lockdown. Three events, focused on the Czech, Polish and Romanian property markets, will bring together landlords, tenants, legal advisors and other industry experts to shed light on the issues currently on the mind of market participants and to help provide an overview of the potential immediate and long-term implications of the coronavirus crisis. Our diverse group of panellists will answer all the burning questions that may arise in this unprecedented situation.


With the vast majority of industry professionals now working from home, online meetings are becoming part of the daily routine. Property Forum is now organising a series of online panel discussions on the potential impacts of the coronavirus crisis on various segments of the property market. You can join the discussion on your computer, phone or tablet, wherever you are. As an audience member, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the discussion.

The first of next week’s events will focus on COVID-19’s potential implications for the Czech market, with the following speakers:

Jaroslav Kaizr

Jaroslav Kaizr

Executive Director of the MBA program in Real Estate
University of Economics Prague

Jaroslav holds Masters degrees from the University of Economics in Prague and Sheffield Hallam University.

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Markéta Cvrčková

Markéta Cvrčková

Partner
Taylor Wessing

Markéta Cvrčková is a partner and a member of the Real Estate & Construction team. In addition, Markéta specialises in advising national and international clients in all areas of corporate matters and M&A transactions. She has a particular industry focus on Consumer & Retail as well as Financial Institutions. More »
Maxim Shkolnick

Maxim Shkolnick

Partner
Focus Estate Fund

10+ year experience in real estate investments. In 2009 co-founded a Ukrainian real estate brokerage firm which generated €150+ mln in sales. As a real estate investor participated in deals with a total exit value of €55+ million. Founder of Address.ua – a leading real estate portal in Ukraine. Formerly managing partner at venture capital firm Technobridge, SVP of Viewdle (acquired by Google in 2012). ML in International Law.

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Hubert Abt

Hubert Abt

CEO / Principal
New Work Offices

Hubert Abt has been working in the real estate industry for over 30 years. He worked in the land banking sector and provided equity and Mezzanine capital for various real estate projects. In 2013 he founded NEW WORK Offices in Budapest, which provides various flexible office solutions. Since then he developed the business model further and grew the company to 25 locations in 5 countries making NEW WORK Offices the fastest growing workspace solution provider in the CEE. He incorporated NEW WORK into a closed joint-stock company in 2018 and now leads the company as CEO while focusing on investor relations, and developing NEW WORK Living and other innovative product lines. More »
Jan Kotrbáček

Jan Kotrbáček

Head of Retail Agency CEE
Cushman & Wakefield

Jan is Head of Retail Agency CEE and is responsible for 70 people across the CEE region. Jan has more than 17 years of experience in retail real estate. He builds and maintains relationships with local and international landlords and retailers seeking consultancy on leasing, development or expansion in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Central Europe. Jan is a member of International Retail Board at Cushman & Wakefield and is also the Vice Chairman of ICSC in the Czech Republic. More »

Topics:

  • How has COVID-19 impacted the Czech property market so far? How long will the current situation last?
  • How are different asset classes impacted by the crisis?
  • What are the current legal actions available for tenants not being able to pay rent?
  • What are the current legal actions available for landlords with missed rental revenues?
  • What kind of legislative response can be expected from the government?
  • How will government stimulus measures affect the real estate market?
  • What are the lockdown’s possible implications for co-working operators?
  • How should future lease agreements prepare for unprecedented situations like this?
  • Will this crisis accelerate the adaptation of technology in the development/leasing/selling process?

More information on the event is available on our website.