Managing Director, Czech,
Omar joined Colliers International in 2011 as the Managing Director of the Czech business. He is involved in all aspects of our business operation and also actively involved in servicing the needs of many clients. Prior to joining Colliers, he was an Investment Director and then Country Manager with Quinlan Private / Avestus Real Estate, where he closed property transactions with a total value in excess of €500 million. At Orco Property Group he held the post of Investment Director. While working for DTZ in Prague, he spent 3 years focussing on various aspects of valuation, investment, office agency and property research. Thereafter, he was promoted to the position of Joint Managing Director, which he held for 4 years.
Director Development Germany South, Austria & CEE,
Motel One Development GmbH
Astrid Schafleitner joined the development team of the expanding hotel group Motel One in 2011. She holds the position of Director Development and as such is responsible for the expansion of Motel One in South Germany, Austria and CEE. Ms Schafleitner graduated in Business Science from the University of Linz, and has gained comprehensive operational hotel experience, among others, with the highly regarded hotel consultancy group PKF hotelexperts.
MPC Micro Living Development
Christian Scheuerl is COO for Micro Living / Student Housing and has been with MPC Capital for two years. Previously he worked as a development manager at ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H & Co. KG in Hamburg, Germany. He has 8 years of experience in the area of Real Estate and Asset Management and a German law Degree from Bucerius Law School Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaften.
Partner, Real Estate & Construction,
Taylor Wessing Austria
<p>Mario Schiavon is a partner and a member of the Real Estate team at Taylor Wessing in Vienna, Austria. He specialises in all areas of real estate law and has many years of consulting experience with regard to real estate projects - from the initial planning stage over drafting transaction documents up to the structuring of real estate projects as well as acquisitions and their processing in Austria and abroad. Mario regularly advises clients in connection with due diligences and the safe transaction of properties and construction projects, condominiums and appraisals.</p>
Head of Group Commercial Real Estate,
Erste Group Bank
<p>Karin Schmidt-Mitscher was appointed Head of Commercial Real Estate and Leasing of Erste Group in Summer 2017 where she focusses on further developing the successful real estate business of Erste Group in CEE and Austria. In addition, she is responsible for steering of Erste Group's leasing business in the corporate and private customer segments. Before joining Erste Group she worked for UniCredit Group – after several functions in real estate financing she became CEO of UniCredit Leasing Austria in 2012 before heading the Shareholding department of UniCredit Bank Austria. In Erste Group (as well as previously in UniCredit Group) she holds numerous Supervisory and Advisory Board functions in real estate and leasing subsidiaries. She completed her law studies at the University of Vienna with a master's degree and later added a Master of Science in Real Estate Investment and Valuation at the Technical University of Vienna.</p>
Partner - Head of CEE Banking and Finance,
Dr. Edina Schweizer co-heads the CEE Banking&Finance Practice Group at Noerr. Recommended by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in banking&finance in Hungary, she is specialized amongst others in the financing of real estate transactions and project developments. She has headed the legal team in the financing of major cross border and local real estate financing transactions, including the financing and re-financing of office buildings and shopping malls.
Tomas Sedlacek (1977) became known through his book Economics of Good and Evil (OUP 2009) that was translated into 17 languages and won many prestigious prices in economic literature for original philosophical contribution to economics. He is a former advisor to Czech revolutionary president Vaclav Havel. He is a member of Programme Council for New Economic Thinking of World Economics Forum that meets in Davos and advised Barroso on New Narrative for Europe. He is a sought after speaker, debater and frequent international commentator. He works for the largest Czech bank as a chief macroeconomic strategist. He lectures at Charles University and sits on boards of many non-profit organizations.
Wolf McGill Group
<p>Senior finance expert, specialised in real estate econometrics in SEE region with 15 years of experience in leading financial institutions and real estate advisory including Societe Generale, CAIB, CBRE and Wolf McGill. Master trainer and guest professor in the field of corporate finance and real estate economics in major accredited institutions in the region.</p>
Focus Estate Fund
<p>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.</p>
Rupert Simoner has been CEO of Vienna House since September 2014. His responsibilities include the positioning and development of the company as well as the global growth. His strategy: “A hotel should capture the imagination. And it will if we succeed in blending high-class with authenticity and simplicity. Always staying true to our brand promise: endless exploration.”
Vienna House is always tailor-made. It is hospitality in its entirety, with a focus on good food, digital and analogue services, and a cool atmosphere. Always down-to-earth and on the pulse of the times.
Austria’s largest hotel group encompasses Vienna House, Vienna House Easy and Vienna House R.evo. The individual city hotels of Vienna House are operated in the upscale segment and combine timeless design with class. The concept of Vienna House Easy stands for a smart and casual design with a cool, easy-going style. Vienna House R.evo is the hotel revolution for the urban lifestyle, combining, for the first time ever, the lifestyle of a hotel, the flexibility of serviced apartments and the individuality of a home.
Member Of The Supervisory Board,
Militzer & Münch Serbia
A high-impact executive with over 25 years of experience in transport, logistics and supply chain management. A global leader with expertise in strategy, business development and product development. Recognized for strong business acumen, strategic thinking, innovation and exceptional communication skills. Big picture perspective coupled with deep analytical skills and ability to quickly assess the situation, develop a tactical plan, and roll-up the sleeves to drive results. Can be counted on to develop compelling value propositions for customers/partners, structure and negotiate contracts, and build relationships at the senior executive level to achieve exceptional business outcomes. Built two firms and delivered innovative, commercially successful and award-winning solutions in Serbia. An advisor who has supported the firm since the beginning.
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, Milan, Germany, Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava and Prague.