JLL Slovakia announced the appointment of Rudolf Nemec, MRICS as the new Head of Capital Markets, effective from 1st of September. Rudolf has had an intensive 6 years of professional experience at JLL during which he has worked on all major real estate transactions in Slovakia. In his new role, Rudolf will be responsible for building and maintaining strong business relationships with existing and new clients active predominantly in Slovakia and CEE. He brings expertise, enthusiasm, profound market knowledge and a clear understanding of the Capital Markets transactional business.
Miroslav Barnáš MRICS, CEO CZ & SK JLL, adds: „Looking back at our track record of successfully facilitated transactions over the past 6 years in Slovakia, we genuinely believe that Rudolf’s talent for proactive client approach, unconventional thinking, knowledge and experience will further enhance our performance within Capital Markets. Rudolf’s appointment underlines our commitment to keeping professional and career development of our employees and talent among our priorities. Investing in the right talent is key to ensuring we can deliver what is best for our clients.“
Mike Atwell, Head of Capital markets CEE, JLL, adds: „Since 2016 we see record-breaking volumes transacted in Slovakia and we are proud that the JLL Investment team was able to secure several milestone deals and currently holds the largest track-record by the number of deals and by investment volume. As No.1 in investment sales and acquisitions of commercial properties in Slovakia, it is critical for us to appoint an experienced professional with enthusiasm and ability to not only respond to but to identify new market trends and new clients' needs.“
Rudolf joined JLL in 2013. He has been providing a full range of buy-side and sell-side services, covering offices, retail, industrial and hotel sectors. Together with his team, he transacted more than Eur 1bn worth of real estate assets in Slovakia. He graduated with an MSc in Real Estate from Cass Business School, London, UK. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors & recipient of RICS' Chris H. Bennett Memorial Award.
Track record worth €1 billion
Since 2006, the Slovak Investment team at JLL has built up its reputation of the go to investment advisor to local and international clients in Slovakia. Only in the last 12 months, JLL advised its clients on property transactions worth more than €325 million and in the last 5 years worth of €1 billion.
The team with proven experience was present on the majority of significant investment deals in Slovakia - from advising to Allianz on the acquisition of the Central Shopping Center, participating in two strategic office acquisitions in Slovakia of the Wood & Company´s real estate fund - Lakeside Park (26,000 sqm) and Aupark Office Building in Bratislava (35,000 sqm) followed by facilitating entrance of a new international capital to the Eastern Slovakia with the purchase of Business Center Tesla 2 developed by Penta Investments.
Since 2013, JLL team facilitated milestone industrial and logistic deals in Slovakia, providing advisory to SachsenFonds and JTRE during the sale of DNV park, to Macquaire Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) during the acquisition of Vector parks, industrial portfolio from HB Reavis, to AU Optronics on disposal of their Trencin Industrial Park up to securing the largest single asset logistic deal ever closed in the CEE region (both by area and investment volume), sale of the Prologis Park Galanta Gan (240,000 sqm) to the Chinese sovereign fund CNIC.
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