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
Managing Partner, Romania & Co-Head of Real Estate,
Victor Constantinescu is the Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s Bucharest office and the Co-Head of the firm-wide real estate practice. Kinstellar is a leading law firm in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with offices in 10 countries and over 250 lawyers. Victor focuses on all aspects of real estate transactions in the region for a range of international investment funds and local developers with over 15 years’ experience locally and regionally. His particular emphasis is on transactional work: acquisitions and sales of commercial real estate, as well as joint ventures, across all asset classes: retail, office, logistics, and agricultural. He 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.
Director of Strategy and Planning,
Daniel joined RICS in 2008 working in the Public Affairs and Policy teams based in London. Prior to joining, he had served as Chief of Staff and advisor to a number of Ministers in the NSW State Government. Daniel was actively involved in creating our Climate Change series of events in 2008 and 2009, influencing new UK Government planning legislation and in creating new policy in regard to energy efficiency and value of buildings. During this time, Daniel also developed a new Communications Strategy and team structure for RICS in the Asia region. In December 2010, he moved to a newly created strategy and planning role, where he has focused on developing our market insight capability and leading our strategic foresight based RICS Futures programme. He works closely with our Governing Council as they develop our corporate strategy. During the past two years he has been involved in creating our first Corporate Strategy and new strategic plans for the Land and Resources sector as well as a strategy for developing the profession in Sub-Saharan Africa. In our new markets such as Brazil, Daniel has also been directly engaging with the market to refine and implement our market entry plans.
Deputy Director Romania,
Mihnea Craciun, Deputy Head of Romania at EBRD
Mihnea joined the EBRD Power & Energy Utilities (PEU) sector team in 2007 after spending seven years in ING in Structure Finance. Between 2007-2015 he covered the team's business in Romania and Moldova.
Since 2015, he joined EBRD Romania country team, as Deputy Head of Bucharest office. In his new capacity, he is responsible for the EBRD corporate sector business in Romania.
Mihnea has a PhD in Finance from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
Customer experience, customer service and customer satisfaction – all of Raluca's career was animated by these approaches of client-driven marketing. She experienced it in retail networks during her 10 years’ activity as a consultant for the one of the major customer experience management consultancy agencies in France – Qualimetrie. She was able to deploy it directly as a Marketing Project Manager for Coresi Shopping Resort, after joining Immochan Romania in 2013. Thanks to its revolutionary concept, Coresi positioned as a reference for the Romanian retail market and the 8 million visitors the first year after the opening. Together with Immochan's growth as the biggest shopping centres network in Romania (managing 23 centres), Raluca built the B2B2C marketing strategy and team for Immochan, branded as 10xClient (=thanks client) Marketing. She is also at the heart of Retail United, Immochan Romania's initiative for collaboration in retail.
Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
Adama - Immofinanz Group
Laszlo Csiki MRICS is member of the executive board and CEO of Adama since January 2014. He joins Adama coming from the asset management real estate market on which he owns an extensive experience. During the last 15 years, Mr. Csiki MRICS held various managing positions within Metro Group, assuming regional and operative responsibilities as Head of Corporate Asset & Facility Management, Managing Director and Regional Director of CEE. With an activity involving countries like Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia or Greece, he gained skills in real estate, property management, asset management or investments. Laszlo Csiki is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), an independent, representative professional body which regulates Chartered Surveyors. RICS provides education and training standards, protects consumers with strict codes of practice and advises governments and business. Surveyors offer impartial, specialist advice on a variety of property and building related issues, being highly trained and experienced property professionals. Mr. Csiki MRICS holds a diploma in Economics, graduating Free University of Berlin, and subsequently graduating the Master of Science Real Estate, organized in partnership by three universities: Nottingham University, Budapest Technical University and Budapest Economical University.
Csiki László MRICS
Regional Leasing Director – Office,
Mrs. Csikos is currently Regional Leasing Director responsible for existing office assets and office building developments in all active TriGranit countires, in Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. TriGranit developed more than 1 million sqm commercial projects including 430 000 sqm GBA office developments. Sarolta was previously an associate for Cushman and Wakefield. She has a Bachelor's degree in Information studies, and she is the Member of the RICS Hungarian Board.
Csikós Sarolta MRICS
Deputy Head of International Property Management,
BNP Paribas Real Estate
With his excessive experience in property management, and his excellent personal skills, he does everything in order to strengthen the market position of PBW in Europe, by his result orientated and maximalist attitude.
Csukás Csongor MRICS
<p>Csanád is the CEO of Property Forum with more than 15 years’ experience in the industry. Property Forum is a leading event hub of the CEE real estate industry with conferences, business breakfasts and workshops in London, Vienna, Warsaw, Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava and Prague. Csanád strongly believes the principles that made his conferences successful: the format, the quality of content, the commitment to seek out the most interesting and most inspiring speakers in the industry and let them share their knowledge and passion. Csanád holds an economics Master’s degree from Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and undergraduate degrees from the Budapest Business School in Hungary and from Avans University (the Netherlands). Before joining Portfolio Group in Hungary, he worked for Bank Austria-Creditanstalt in Vienna. Besides his native Hungarian, he speaks German and English.</p>
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.