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.
Bucknell William MRICS
Business Development Manager,
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>
Tomas Cechvala Architects
<p>Ms. Chkhaidze joined Revetas Capital in 2018 and serves as Director in the Investment team. She has 9 years of institutional experience in real estate and private equity across CEE through the provision of debt and equity financing to funds, JVs, co-investment partnerships, public and private companies. Prior to joining Revetas Capital, Ms. Chkhaidze was a Principal Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she worked during 2009-2018. At EBRD, she was focused on origination, execution monitoring of equity (including as a limited partner), senior debt, mezzanine and public bond financing transactions across all real estate asset classes in CEE with a total transaction volume of over EUR 2 billion. She holds a Masters degree in Finance from Cass Business School in the UK and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Caucasus University in Georgia. Originally from Georgia, she speaks fluent English, Russian and Georgian.</p>
Member of Board of Directors,
With over 14 years of experience in NPL collections and commercial banking, Tomáš has been responsible for developing and expanding APS’s business from its inception. Prior to joining APS, Tomáš worked in the Collections Department of Komercni Banka. He graduated in Law from Charles University in Prague. APS is one of the leading distressed asset and debt investors and recovery firms in the CEE and SEE region. The nominal value of portfolios under APS advisory is above EUR 4 bn. APS is covering 11 countries with over 600 professionals.
Head of Global Strategy and Research,
Cieleback Marcus Dr.
<p>Following a 23 year career in investment banking, Gary has spent the last 10 years engaged in the student housing sector, having led businesses in the UK, US and mainland Europe.<br />
In 2009, he established the UK business of Campus Living Villages, a Sydney based international specialist in on-campus student housing partnerships with 50,000 beds under operation in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. As CEO of the UK business, Gary oversaw its growth to a top five UK player with a portfolio of 15,000 beds in on campus partnerships as well as in the direct let sector.<br />
In 2015, he was seconded to the Houston, Texas based business of Campus Living Villages in the US, with a portfolio of 18,000 beds in ownership and operation across ten US states. In that role he led a restructuring and repositioning of the US business, returning to the UK at the end of 2017.<br />
From 2018, Gary has been the CEO of MILESTONE Living, part of the Vienna based Value One Group of Companies, which builds, owns and operates large scale purpose-built student housing across mainland Europe. MILESTONE currently has properties in operation and under development in Austria, Hungary and Portugal, with its first property opening in Germany in 2020. <br />
Gran Via Romania
Partner and Head of SEE Real Estate,
Victor Constantinescu is a partner based in Bucharest and head of real estate for the SEE region at Kinstellar. Kinstellar is the leading law firm in Central and Eastern Europe, with offices in 9 countries and over 200 lawyers. He represents institutional investors and funds and developers in all classes of real estate, with a particular specialty in joint ventures, purchase- and sale-side mandates in Romania and the wider region. He has years of experience organizing and leading complex transactions to meet required objectives and deadlines. Victor has been ranked for several years as a Band 1 lawyer in the Romanian real estate sector by the leading international legal directories Chambers, Legal 500 and other benchmark publications. In recent editions, clients recommend him as "an outstanding practitioner for his commercially-oriented approach", as well as for "his commercial and precise advice, flexibility and international experience”. He is further described as "experienced, active and well connected’, with clients appreciating the "very easy communication" with him.
Born in Canada, he is a native English speaker. He began his career practicing in the United States before moving to Romania full-time in 2004. He is admitted to the New York and Bucharest Bars.
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