With 20+ years of hotel and resort industry experience including renowned international and regional groups in SE Europe such as Valamar Hotels & Resorts, Vienna International, Adriatic Luxury Hotels and MK Group hospitality, he brings know-how to all phases of hotel property management from concept and development to operational execution and long term planning. Nikola Avram is from 2019 a founder of Alpha Hotel Management and currently serves as CEO. He is responsible for the company vision, business development and operational execution.
Licensed in Law and having earned an MBA degree, with an extensive experience of more than 20 years in real estate developing. Starting with the year 2000, he has chosen entrepreneurship, founding companies that are part of the Pazo Group, representative as a model of successful and visionary business. Often quoted as an authority on the market, with numerous listings in the press (Ziarul Financiar, Luxury, Wall-street.ro, Business Construct, Money.ro). His professional background positions him as an expert in the Romanian real estate market evolution, as he participated both personally and as a consultant to developing thousands of real estate properties. Lucian Azoitei coordinates the long time strategic development of Forty Management.
RICS World Europe Board
Real estate senior executive with broad commercial CEE real estate market knowledge. Expert in real estate fund and asset management as well as in corporate strategic facilities management with experience gained from global companies like Citibank and Liberty Global. She has wide expertise in commercial real estate portfolio management (office, retail, logistic); preparing and implementing real estate strategy for organization; introducing organizational process improvements, implementing real estate innovations and proptech solutions, big teams management and documented cost optimization with savings up to 30%.
Professional Member of RICS (MRICS) World European Regional Board; Polish Licensed Property Manager and Licensed Real Estate Agent. RICS Accredited Mediator. IFMA member and previous IFMA Poland Chapter Board Member.
Project Manager Project Engineering,
Laura Baciu co-founded The Estate in 2012, after 6 previous years of experience in the residential real estate market. She was a Sales Broker in Colliers International Romania and then part of the Asmita Gardens project sales team. The need for the property management service was highlighted by some clients who left the country around 2011 and this is how The Estate began. Laura is now in charge with the business development, while also advising clients who want to diversify their portfolio.
Badea Silviana Petre
Silviana Badea has over 12 years of experience on the real estate market. Throughout her career she has been involved in all aspects of property asset management on one side and advisory on the other side. Her specialties are disposal and acquisitions, office and industrial leasing negotiation, property and asset management, financing, property reporting and development.
Her most significant assignments since joining JLL are the completion of the sale of Victoria Center to GLL, Buy Side Advisory for GLL on Floreasca Park, Due Diligence for Logicor on the acquisition of the Immofinanz CEE Portfolio, Financing of Sibiu Retail Park.
Silviana Petre Badea
Tangible Assets Valuation Director,
John is the Tangible Assets Valuation Director for RICS, with a remit covering residential and commercial property across UK and Europe. John is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked in the property sector for more than 25 years, from day to day surveying and valuation work to being the Ombudsman at Ombudsman Services: Property where he led the property and professional services sectors. John has written several journal articles and spoken on R4 and other radio stations about property and consumer issues during his tenure as Ombudsman.
Alex’s background is physics, both at Oxford University and then a PhD at Imperial College London, where he also made a short documentary on melting tropical glaciers. Alex has consulted on corporate behavioural innovation projects, and knows first hand how difficult it is to change human nature.
Alex is now the co-founder of LightFi, a smart building insight and automation IoT solution that has seen early funding from Climate-KIC and Shell, with a mission to make energy efficiency easily accessible to every building and reduce global emissions by 1%.
Founder & CEO,
Retail Tech X
Alex is the Founder and CEO of Retail Tech X, a value-driven tech start-up with the mission of impacting peoples retail experiences and contribute to a better world. He has 13+ years of experience in the digitalisation of retail with positions such as CMO, Disruption Facilitator, Chief Commercial Officer both in the start-up scene but also at Swedish FMCG giant ICA Group as head of concept for digital in-store and innovation. He is a keynote speaker and lecturer in retail, disruption and innovation, in addition to being an investor and partner in tech start-ups focusing on data, machine learning and customer experience for retailers.
VP, Country Manager Czech Republic and Slovakia,
Martin Baláž joined Prague team in the role of Senior Leasing & Development Manager Czech Republic & Slovakia in September 2014. In February 2019 he has been promoted to VP, Country Manager Czech Republic & Slovakia.
Prior to joining Prologis, Martin had 6 years experience in Real Estate working for Cushman & Wakefield holding recently a position of Associate Partner Head of Industrial and Retail Warehouse department in Slovakia as well as Head of Industrial Department Czech Republic.
He graduated Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia Faculty of Marketing and International Trade as well as MBA in Construction and Real Estate at College of Estate Management in UK.
Executive Director - Real Estate,
Diófa Asset Management
Specialized in project and financial management, Mr. Didier Balcaen has over 20 years of experience in the international construction and real estate market, out of which 11 in Romania. He is a Belgian National, who, after 5 years of contracting experience in Belgium, explored part of the world for the next 5 years as an expat project manager in U.A.E, Singapore, Saudi-Arabia, Indonesia, Qatar and Mauritius. After returning from his exotic travels, he fulfilled the role of Chief Operations Officer in real estate development in Poland, Russia and Romania until founding Speedwell in 2015. He is the founder and CEO of Speedwell SRL, a full service real estate development company with a focus on medium to large scale offices, retail and residential projects in Romania.
Property Forum is a leading event hub in the CEE real estate industry with nearly 10 years of experience. We organise conferences, business breakfasts and workshops focused on real estate, in London, Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest, Bratislava and Prague, amongst other locations.