Head of EMEA Workplace Solutions,
JanJaap and his team help organizations rethink the way they work and develop new work- and office concepts that impact on organizational goals, productivity, engagement and health of employees. Office concepts are translated to requirements for location, building and interior. JanJaap is specialized in developing work concepts and requirements for corporate clients by balancing corporate best practices and specific local demands based on local conditions, specific workprocesses and country culture.
Previously he held a senior role with Atos Consulting where he developed innovative work and office concepts for a variety of clients mainly in the public sector. He joined the AOS Group in 2012 and since Colliers International acquired the company in 2015 he has been advising a variety of clients on workplace solutions including IBM, Deloitte, ING and many more.
Gábor Borbély has been working for CBRE, the world leading real estate advisor, since 2006. The senior analyst became an eastern European analyst, where he coordinated the work of the regional market research team for a year. In 2011 he got promoted to become the analysis and advice leader of the Budapest office. His duty was to lead the market research department, as well as the cooperation with the valuer and investor team regarding different advisory tasks. Besides the regular reports, he also takes personalized market research jobs as well. He became a deputy director in 2012. He is a member of RICS Hungary since June 2012.
Head of Real Estate Management,
HETA Asset Resolution
Business Development Director,
Paulinyi-Reith & Partners Zrt.
Szilvia Bősze is responsible for the identification and development of new business opportunities and services at Paulinyi-Reith & Partners, maintaining the company’s position as the leading expert of sustainable architecture and innovative planning solutions in Hungary and broadening its presence in and outside the country. With numerous office, retail, edutainment, commercial, historical building renovation/reconstruction, and city scale complex projects in the firm’s portfolio, and sustainability and ethical design at the center of its philosophy, her daily work is about future generations oriented buildings and services, bringing the P-R&P slogan ‘Our architecture, your tomorrow’ to life.
NAI Romania / VP ROGBC
Andrei is leading NAI Global in Romania; one of the leading global commercial real estate service providers. Andrei has been involved in land and commercial real estate investment in Romania for more than 10 years and is currently doing an MBA with the University of Wales. Andrei has strongly supported the Green Building concept in Romania contributing as a Research Partner for Romania Green Building Council and other private and public institutions. He is an active member of ANEVAR – the Romanian Association of Valuers - and teaches the "Financial Considerations of Green Buildings" course for the RoGBC's Green Building Professional program.
Bálint has 10+ years of experience in real estate development and portfolio management.
He holds a degree in Economics from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics with a major in Rural and Urban Development. He pursued extensive financial studies at the CFA Institute (Virginia, USA). Since 2012 he has been executive director of Rigg Wealth Management cPlc. and between 2014-2017 he acted as Investment Manager at Tippin Corporation.
He is co-founder and managing partner of the Forestay Group, accountable manager for several development projects, such as the 418-keys MILESTONE BUDAPEST Semmelweis student hotel. He is the founder of Forestay Fund Management Ltd.
Forestay developes, operates hotels and student hotels with focus on Hungary.
Head of Collateral Management Unit,
UniCredit Bank Serbia
Brajovic Petar MRICS
Manager of Expansion and Development Croatia,
SES Spar European Shopping Centers
Boštjan Brantuša is the Manager of Expansion and Development, Croatia for SES Spar European Shopping Centers. SES is the strategic real estate and shopping centre division of SPAR Austria. SES currently operates about 30 shopping centres in six countries. Boštjan Brantuša has over 18 years of experience in the field of real estate and shopping centre management. He began his professional career in 1994 as a Managing Director and an Area Sales Officer at two regional trading companies in Slovenia. He joined SPAR/SES in 2004 as a Center Manager and continued his career as an SES Country Manager for Slovenia and Croatia. In 2016, he took over the responsibility for the Expansion of SES in the Croatian market as the Manager of Expansion and Development.
Founder and Executive Director,
Thomas Brezina heads a strategic advisory boutique focused on opportunistic property investment and development in SEE and CEE, combining institutional finance with hands-on entrepreneurial real estate experience totaling 15 years and €10+ billion track record to date. Notably former Business Development Director of Porto Montenegro until successful exit to Investment Corporation of Dubai, still based partly in Tivat and Prague. Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in finance from Canada and England. Fluent in English, French, Czech and basic Russian.
Senior Associate, Head of Real Estate,
Taylor Wessing Slovakia
Jana Brezinová is a senior associate and a member of the Banking & Finance team. She also advises national and international clients within the Real Estate & Construction as well as the Corporate and M&A team. In addition, Jana has a particular industry focus on Financial Institutions, Hotels & Leisure as well as Insurance.
Senior Vice President,
David has 30 years of experience acquiring, developing, managing and disposing of property companies and portfolios in Europe and the US. He has been working in Central and Eastern Europe since 1994 and residing in the region since 2004. David currently holds the position of Senior Vice President at Heitman Financial with portfolio management responsibilities for the Heitman European Property Partner funds. He relocated from the London office to Warsaw in 2013 to lead the Heitman Central European Income Fund. Prior to joining Heitman in 2010, he was the CEE regional Development Director/Asset Management Leader for GE Real Estate based in Prague. Previously, he led a pre-EU accession fund investing in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Turkey based in Vienna and was the Managing Director of the CBRE Russia office in Moscow. David holds an MBA degree from George Mason University in Washington DC, a BS in Finance from Syracuse University in New York and has received professional designations from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI). He was a founding member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) District Councils in Russia and CEE and is currently engaged in the executive committee to establish a District Council in Poland.
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.