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
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
CEO & Co-Founder,
think co. - real estate research lab
Przemysław Chimczak is the co-founder and CEO of think co., a real estate research lab that specializes in architectural programming of PRS and alternative investments (coliving, student and senior housing). Rental market and living services expert, rewarded with an international Archi-World Academy Award in 2019. He has graduated architecture in Milan, Warsaw and Wroclaw and project management at the Warsaw School of Economics.
<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 Real Estate,
YIT Czech Republic
Zuzana has been working for YIT Group since 2010. Currently, as Head of Real Estate, she is responsible for the development of build to rent projects and rental services in the Czech Republic including the rollout of the services across the region including Slovakia, Poland and Baltic countries. Prior to her current position, she was Customer Experience Manager in Central Eastern Europe. Zuzana has been working in residential development for 17 years and worked for companies like Orco Property Group or King Sturge. She has graduated at Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic and holds an Executive MBA from the European Institute of Purchasing Management in China/ France. She is also Member of the Board in Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic.
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.