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.
<p>Bálint has 10+ years of experience in real estate development and portfolio management.<br />
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.<br />
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.<br />
Forestay developes, operates hotels and student hotels with focus on Hungary.</p>
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.
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
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.