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.
Director Client Service Retail & FMCG,
Alex Skouras is the founding member and Managing Partner of Alesonor, a real estate development company specializing in residential projects that bring together high end design, comfort, luxury and nature, taking an active part in promoting green real estate projects in Romania.
Since 2003, Alex Skouras has been coordinating the company’s financial planning and was involved in setting the company’s strategy. Alex Skouras participated in the coordination of the Alesonor’s real estate projects in Romania: Amber Gardens, the first the first large scale residential project in Romania that integrates bioclimatic designs and follows the passive house standard, Almond Tree Residence, Clover Residence, Magnolia Residence, IVY Office Residence.
Alex Skouras is also a founding member and Managing Partner of Wellness Solutions, exclusive distributor of Kettler, SKLZ and Bodytone fitness brands in Romania. Alex Skouras has also set up a new TECHFIT fitness brand, distributed across Europe.
Alex Skouras coordinates strategic and financial planning and participates in the development of the group’s business.
Alex Skouras has a broad experience in real estate development, retail and renewable energy. Alex Skouras is a Bachelor of Management and at the same time holds a master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Director Capital Markets Central & Eastern Europe,
BNP Paribas Real Estate
BNP Paribas Real Estate has been joined by Mateusz Skubiszewski, who has assumed the position of Director in the Capital Markets Department and advises clients already present on the markets in this part of Europe, as well as those only now seeking investment opportunities in this area. The Capital Markets Department in Central and Eastern Europe provides services from within the field of transaction advisory, which covers individual property and property portfolio acquisitions and sales, as well as in the area of institutional restructuring and property finance. Mateusz Skubiszewski has more than 15 years of experience in key positions within finacial institutions and companies from the property sector. Prior to joining the BNP Paribas Real Estate advisory, he worked for, among others, the ING Group, the mBank Group (formerly BRE Bank), as well as for LHI Group. Mateusz Skubiszewski graduated from the European University Viadrina at Frankfurt. Additionally, he graduated from the Academy of Strategic Leadership organized by the Canadian Management Institute, and partook in a PhD studies programme run by Akademia Przedsiębiorczości i Zarządzania im. Leona Koźmińskiego (Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management). Mateusz speaks English, German and French.
Skubiszewski Mateusz MRICS
Smithing Michael P.
Former Member, Europe and Hungary Boards,
Michael Smithing is Director of Green Building Advisory for Colliers International in East Europe and is Former Chairman of RICS Hungary and a former member of the RICS Europe board. While his clients include institutional investors, developers and tenants, he has found that the key to sustainability is not the equipment in a building but the people.
Smithing Michael P. FRICS
Head of Investment Operations CEE,
CBRE Global Investors
Robert has 12 years of experience in property and asset management. He has been with CBRE Global Investors since 2005, working in various asset management roles before being appointed Portfolio Manager in 2009. Prior to this he worked as Head of Property Management for the Czech and Slovak Republic at Donaldsons (now Cushman & Wakefield).
Co-founder and President of the Board,
Adam is the Co-founder and President of the Board of Cenatorium, the first Polish commercial supplier of current information about transactions on the property market. He is also co-founder of the first and largest website for raising funds for charity in Poland – Siepomaga.pl. He is also the co-owner of INPLUS, a market leader in spatial plans and in handling infrastructure investments. For a few months he managed the Central IT Centre using the interim management formula. In 2017 he was included by Brief magazine in the list of „Top 50 most creative people in Polish business”. Adam Sobczak graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. He also studied at the Faculty of Spatial Planning and Economics of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. In 2002 he was conferred the MBA at the University of New Brunswick. He graduated from doctoral studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Head of Retail Agency,
Tomáš Soukup leads the JLL retail team and is currently advising on retail projects in the Czech Republic. He is very much involved in high street letting representing both the landlords as well as the tenants. Overall, Tomáš has worked on a variety of industrial developments, land acquisitions, retail warehouses/parks, shopping centre developments, and retail tenant representations with clients such as Christian Louboutin, Furla, LVMH, Preciosa, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Česká Spořitelna, Tesco, Halfords, Nutrend, or Iceland. Tomáš has provided advisory and leasing services to clients such as UTC, CTP, CPI, Immo East, Stop.Shop, bauMax, Berounka Park, Tesco, Portland Trust, ING Real Estate, AIG Lincoln, IKEA, Dandreet, Prior, Crestyl, Penta, CBRE GI, Rockcastle, Aventicum, etc.
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