Co-Founder & Vice President,
Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise
Jo Bronckers is Co-Founder and Vice-President of FIBREE, the Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise (www.fibree.org) and owner of Blockchain2RealEstate. He has 20+ years of experience in Real Estate in Finance and Institutional Investment with various Dutch real estate corporates like FGH Bank and Rabobank Real Estate Division, DLL, IVBN and Vesteda. From his innovation and business development background he is investigating blockchain technology since 2014, with specific focus to its applicability to real estate processes.
Senior Partner and UK Head of Development Strategic Planning and Head of Social Value,
Louise is an Equity Partner of Arcadis LLP, the Global Consultancy for the Built Environment, where she is UK Head of Development and Strategic Planning and Head of Social Value. As a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Town Planner with experience drawn, over 30 yrs, in the UK and overseas, she advises on strategic real estate matters for a range of national and international clients for the public and private sector.
Prior to this, she was the CEO of Brooke Smith Planning, a UK based Planning & Development Consultancy, established in 1994, serving a wide range of international clients.
Louise was the first female Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (2014-15). Inter alia, she championed diversity & inclusivity and led a series of ground breaking initiatives including the RICS Inclusive Employers Quality Mark and the Property Strategy for Sub Saharan Africa.
She is a Freeman of the City of London and her various accolades include; Outstanding Woman in Construction (2015), National Achiever in Construction (2015) and was shortlisted for the First Woman Awards in 2014 and 2015. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Wolverhampton, Sheffield Hallam and Birmingham City.
Louise is retained as a UKGov adviser, a Governing Board Member of Birmingham City University and is Chairman of All We Can – the International Aid Agency.
Head of Transaction Services,
Markus Brugger is the Head of Transaction Services for the CC Real Group and is based in Vienna, dealing with Central Europe and Austria. Markus has been active in the CEE market for 10 years and has gained experience in valuing real estate and all phases of real estate investments. His education includes the FH Kufstein and MSc, Real Estate from the University of Reading, UK.
RICS in Austria
<p>Frank Brün FRICS is the managing Partner of Phorus Management GmbH. He is an independent real estate consultant based in Vienna and services structured investors, family foundations, and private individuals investing in real estate and manages their property portfolios in Austria and Germany and has long-standing management and leadership experience in the real estate and financial investment sector in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, and Hungary. Frank Brün is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and chairs the RICS Österreich Board.</p>
Datascience Service GmbH
RICS in the Czech Republic
William Bucknell has been leading the real estate team since joining Flow East in 2005. William has a degree in Quantity Surveying from Reading University and qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with Gardiner & Theobald in London. He has experience in the UK, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Ukraine. William has overseen more than 250,000 m2 of development projects and is an experienced asset manager with responsibility for 400 tenants and over EUR 15 million of income per year. William is based in Prague and is Chairman of the board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the Czech Republic.
Chief CEE Economist,
Unicredit Bank AG in London
Dan Bucsa works as CEE economist at UniCredit Bank AG in London. He joined the bank in September 2012, transferring from UniCredit Tiriac Bank (Romania) where he was the chief economist. Dan has five years of experience as chief economist in the Romanian banking system.
Before joining the private sector, Dan taught at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and worked in the Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting Department of the National Bank of Romania, where he was involved in developing the forecasting framework used in inflation targeting.
Dan holds a Ph.D. in macroeconomics and an M.Sc. in finance from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania.
CEO for Czech Republic & Slovakia,
Miroslav is a real estate professional with over ten year experience with commercial and residential properties. His main focus is advising tenants and landlords, sellers and buyers on the leasing, acquisition, disposals and development of commercial and residential space in the CEE region. For the past 10 years he was also responsible for development, management and driving forward the business of JLL in Slovakia. In January 2017, Miroslav was appointed to lead JLL´s business in the Czech Republic alongside his existing responsibilities as country manager for JLL Slovakia. Today he oversees the team of more than 110 real estate professionals in both the Czech and Slovak republics.
Besides the managing responsibilities he heads the Capital Market team - the most experienced Capital Market team in the Slovak and the Czech market. He is responsible for ensuring that a best practice, client care, proactive communication and appropriate technical knowledge is provided by all team members. By market he is perceived as an ambassador of ethical approach and transparent dealing.
Miroslav is a qualified surveyor and member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Barnas Miroslav MRICS
Deputy Managing Director EMEA,
Duarte Cabral began working in TMN (Portugal Telecom group) before joining Sonae Sierra in 2001 as deputy shopping centre manager. He later managed two other shopping centres before taking the role of Operations Manager in Greece in 2009. In 2011 he was appointed General Manager of a JV between Sonae Sierra and a local partner in Algeria to provide property management and leasing services in that country. In 2013 he moved to China as Head of Property Management & Marketing in a JV between Sonae Sierra and Citic Capital to provide property management and leasing services in that country. Since March 2019 he assume the role of Business Development Manager. Duarte Cabral has a degree in Industrial Design and a Master in Industrial Design and Product Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona).
Ionut Cabuz studied Nuclear Energy Engineering and has a Master's degree in Radiation Protection Procedures. He started his career in the wholesale sector for Romstal moving than for AHI Carrier Romania and taking part in some of the most challenging HVAC projects. He has more than 10 years experience in the Romanian market, and for the last two has worked as the Sales Manager for Uponor Romania.
<p>Ivan Cakarevic is Managing Director of Rooftop Capital, a property investment firm targeting attractive real estate opportunities in South-East Europe. With over 12 years of hands-on property development experience, Ivan has been involved in the conception, development, and commercialization of the leading masterplan developments, such as Porto Montenegro and Belgrade Waterfront. He specializes in mixed-use urban and resort projects featuring residential, hotel, office and retail components. Ivan holds a Master in Business Administration degree in Finance from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, USA, and is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).</p>
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.