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4th CRE Awards 2022
LIVE & ONLINE - October 20th, 2022

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The CRE Real Estate Awards is the only commercial real estate event that is truly an international event in Hungary with over 250 attendees, and with an estimated 40% flying in for the event. With some of the most active local regional and international companies attending this event is not to be missed.

PROGRAM – MORNING – BREAKFAST&CEO SPEED NETWORKING (8:45 – 9:30)
This high-impact one day event starts with the Investment Forum (8:45-14:00) including highspeed investor networking, presentations on economy and government, discussion panels on investment, finance & banking, and development – covering the office, retail, and industrial sectors, wrapping up with Q&A session, and a light lunch with networking.

EVENING AWARDS (THE ULTIMATE NETWORKING EVENT)
The evening begins at 18:30 with opening cocktails, 19:30 5-star sit down dinner and awards presentation, 22:00 – 24:00+ late night networking and entertainment in a traditional EuropaProperty fashion.

The awards ceremony is a unique opportunity to meet with colleagues, clients, new and old contacts, and meet new entrants to the market. This makes for a great opportunity to promote your company or project in a professional and social atmosphere.

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Event Schedule October 20

08:45 - 09:30
CEO MORNING FORUM

Each person in the room has 30 seconds to introduce themselves and their company.

09:30 - 10:45
IS DEVELOPMENT SUSTAINABLE?

Developers are going forward with projects in the office, retail, and industrial markets in response to record low vacancy and high demand with limited availability of space. With regard to the office sector, the current office development boom in Budapest is seen as more sustainable than previous periods of high development. Developers are undertaking measured development strategies and hedging their bets by developing speculative projects in phases, commencing construction once a substantial prelease has been concluded or developing on a built-to-suit basis. In response to tenant demand, developers are producing increasingly higher quality office centres from a sustainability, design and location perspective. Retail market conditions are now regarded as appropriate for the delivery of new Budapest shopping centres that would freshen the market after a decade with no newdelivery. Vacancy rates are close to zero in leading centres and owners are redeveloping existing projects. Built-to-suit is the development vehicle of choice in the industrial market, although with record low availability and strong demand industrial developers are increasingly opting for some speculative development. A functioning commercial logistics market has still not emerged outside the capital as has occurred elsewhere in Central Europe. High hotel occupancy and increasing tourist number is encouraging large-scale and boutique-style hotel development at the mid and higher end of the market. A shortage of skilled labor and rising construction costs is seen as a barrier to growth in all sectors of real estate and related industries.

Discussion Points: Is the Budapest office development boom sustainable? What are the possibilities for retail development? Could a commercial industrial development market emerge across Hungary? What are the development strategies of developers in the different sectors? Is the quality of development on par with Western Europe? How central is location and integration into the urban environment for a project? Is finance available on more favourable terms? How difficult is it to source development sites Are the labour shortages and rising construction costs putting a break on development?

10:45 - 11:15
COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK
11:15 - 12:15
IS THERE ENOUGH PRODUCT TO MEET INVESTOR DEMAND?

Although Hungary is the major Central European investment destination after Poland and Czech, providing a yield premium on both of these countries and western Europe, a limited supply of investment grade product is continuing to act as a brake on investment activity, notably a lack of big ticket items that would attract leading institutional investors. Local funds are now competing with returning international capital for top of the market products and therefore increasing competition in the markets. Domestic capital is seen as providing a healthy level of liquidity for the market that was not present in the previous cycle. However, from a negative perspective it could be argued that local investors are deterring potential core investors from targeting Hungary as they increasingly realise they cannot compete with the local funds.

Discussion Points: What is the position of Hungary in CEE from an investment perspective? Is there enough investment grade stock and pipeline to meet investor demand? What investment volumes are expected for the year in Hungary and the Czech Republic How will this break down between the different sectors? What is the yield differential with Western Europe? In the current investment environment is the trend to exit or to hold onto product? Is the role of local capital deterring international investors? Could an investment market develop outside the capitals as elsewhere in Central Europe? Is redevelopment a valid investment option?

12:15 - 14:00
BUFFET NETWORKING LUNCH
19:00 - 22:00
4th Annual CRE Awards
22:00 - 24:00
LATE NIGHT NETWORKING AND ENTERTAINMENT

“After Party” best and last chance for networking with all attendees. Celebrate with the sponsors, award winners, and short-listed companies late into the night.

Agency of the Year
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Bank of the Year
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Construction Firm
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Developer of the Year
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Office Developer of the Year
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Retail Developer of the Year
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Warehouse Developer of the Year
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Investor of the Year
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Law Firm
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Professional of the Year
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Professional Service Provider
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Hotel Project of the Year
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Mixed use Project of the Year
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Warehouse Project of the Year
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Property Management Firm
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Hubert Abt CEO New Work
Dieter Knittel Head of CEE Real Estate Finance International Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Dieter Knittel is Head of International Real Estate Finance for Central and Eastern Europe at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. Dieter is responsible for the bank’s lending portfolio in the region. The regional focus is on Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Dieter has been active in the CEE market for more than twenty years, including five years based in Warsaw as Head of Credit and Senior Risk Management.

Thomas Villadsen Director Nordics & CEE Allianz Real Estate GmbH

In a joint effort with the Asset Management team in Frankfurt, Thomas Villadsen’s main responsibility is to further drive and develop Allianz Real Estate’s Nordics & CEE portfolio. He acts as a local representative and face to the market on behalf of Allianz Real Estate.

Thomas studied Engineering at the Aalborg University in Denmark and has a Master of Science in Engineering (constructions). Before joining Allianz, he had been working within different CEE/SEE countries for several years holding executive positions in some of the largest real estate development and investment companies

Dávid Havas Development director FITOUT Zrt.

Professional experiences:

From February
2018

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
FITOUT ZRT. – Balance Hall Office Center general construction works
FITOUT ZRT. own developments: FERRUM and TITANIUM Office Centers

2014-2018

HEAD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
CBRE – leading a team of 8 members, managing of fitout projects, technical
due diligence services

2010-2014

FACILITY AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
CBS Property – facility and development management of 10,000,000 sqm.
property portfolio

2006-2009

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER
Raiffeisen Real Estate Development – Aréna Corner Office Center,
MOMentum Office Center, Üllő Viktória Industrial Park

2002-2005

SITE ENGINEER
Strabag – Residential Park Dunakeszi

Noah Steinberg Chairman &CEO of WING, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Echo Investment WING

Noah Steinberg is the chairman and chief executive officer of WING and the chairman of the supervisory board of Echo Investment. WING is a leading real estate developer and one of the largest privately held real estate companies in Hungary. WING is also the majority owner of Echo Investment, the market leading Polish residential developer. Noah Steinberg has worked in Hungary since 1990. In his current position since 1999, he was responsible for establishing WING and oversees the company’s investment and development businesses, its office, retail, industrial, hotel and residential projects. He is also the Chairman of RICS in Hungary. Mr. Steinberg is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (BA), and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in Austria (MA). He speaks French, German, Spanish, Hungarian and English.

György Lindwurm Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Inpark

With over 20 years of commercial property experience, György Lindwurm is VP of Finance of the industrial developer NIPÜF Group with a focus on the financial and commercial procedures of the company and the real estate projects. He supervises the strategic and business planning, project financing, financial controlling processes of the company.

Between 2008 and 2015, György was Associate Director at DTZ and Cushman&Wakefield Property Advisors with a focus on capital markets and valuations in Budapest. He provided investment consultancy services to clients, which included the coordination of the entire transaction process. He conducted due diligence, research and market analysis for influential players in the Hungarian property market, including local and international developers, investors and banks. Before that, György assumed the role of Head of Valuations at DTZ.

Prior to joining DTZ in 2004, György worked for the developer Wallis Real Estate (WING), where he carried out the financial reporting (including the construction, the property management and the leasing process) to the shareholders and the financing bank.

He has expertise in coordinating financial processes, compiling business plans and strategies, bank financing, financial reporting, real estate valuation and investment consultancy, analyzing cash flows, reviewing lease agreements and understanding how various factors affect value to the tenants, the landlord and the purchaser.

He is member of the RICS since 2009.

Yannis Delikanakis Founding Partner Southrock Asset Management

Mr. Delikanakis is a real estate entrepreneur with a successful track record in Europe and in the USA.

 

In 2021 he co-founded Southrock Asset Management, an asset and investment management firm with a focus on real estate investments in Greece and in the CEE. Southrock is targeting opportunities arising from capital dislocations and value-add initiatives through the acquisition of REO & NPL portfolios as well as of single assets.

 

In 2004 he had co-founded Bluehouse Capital, an independent private equity real estate investment management firm with approximately €500m under management and with a focus on the property markets of Central and Southeastern Europe. Until 2020 he was a member of its Investment Committee and primarily responsible for establishing and implementing the firm’s investment strategy including identifying, negotiating and executing in excess 50 real estate transactions.

 

Prior to founding Bluehouse, Mr. Delikanakis established Technical Olympic’s real estate operations in the United States and was elected Executive Vice Chairman of the board of directors of NYSE-listed Technical Olympic USA Inc, a diversified homebuilder delivering in excess of 7,000 single family homes annually. Earlier, Mr. Delikanakis executed the acquisition of the largest Greek resort, the Porto Carras, by Technical Olympic Group in a €100m transaction, served at its General Manager and orchestrated its repositioning.

 

He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and has received the Advanced Investment Certification from the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC).

 

Mr. Delikanakis holds a Diploma of Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate from Harvard University.

 

Benjamin Perez-Ellischewitz Principal Avison Young

After 13 years in the CEE capital market team of JLL, Benjamin has set up the Budapest office of Avison Young in early 2021 partnering with Jake Lodge and Célestin Huot-Marchand. The team is currently active in transaction advisory, office leasing as well as asset and property management and project management.

Since 2010, Benjamin has been running some of the most significant real estate transactions on the Hungarian market and transacted over €3bn. He began his career at J.P.Morgan successively in Paris, London, Seoul and Singapore and joined JLL in Hungary in 2007.

 

Benjamin is a graduate from Neoma Business School (banking and finance) and holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc from the University of Reading. He is a member of the RICS.

Jon Hale Group Board Director Chapman Taylor

Jon joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1997. He now heads up the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region and leads the design and implementation of projects in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia.

Based in Prague since 1991, Jon’s knowledge of the CEE markets and his leadership have helped our Prague studio become one of the leading architects across a wide range of sectors in the CEE region. Jon studied architecture at Kingston University in the UK and is a UK and Czech registered architect.

Jon became a Group Board Director in 2020 and is leading Chapman Taylor’s drive to deliver highly sustainable projects across all studios under the banner of Responsible Design.

Boško Tomašević MRICS Managing Director SEE CBRE

As of January 2021, Boško Tomašević is Managing Director of CBRE South Eastern Europe (SEE),
direct subsidiary of CBRE Group Inc, a global leader in commercial real estate services and investment.
Under his management CBRE SEE has strengthened its position in all lines of business and in all eight
markets in which company operates, as well as opened two new local offices in Ljubljana and Zagreb, in
addition to the existing ones in Belgrade and Sofia.
Boško has 18 years of experience in the real estate business, of which two years in New York and more
than 15 years in Serbia and the SEE region, where he has run some of the most important transactions in
the market over the past decade. Prior to joining CBRE in 2018, he was Director of Commercial
Brokerage Services with Colliers International from 2006 to 2012 and Director of Agency Services for
Southeast Europe in JLL from 2012 to 2018.
Boško holds Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Oberlin College in Ohio United States. He is active
member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Serbian Association of Managers

Christian Nickels-Teske Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury Europe & Capital Markets   Prologis Management B.V.

As Head of Treasury Europe & Capital Markets, Christian Nickels-Teske is responsible for the negotiation and structuring of secured and unsecured financings for Prologis and its joint venture partnerships in Europe.

In addition, Christian is arranging public capital market offerings, Bond issuances as well as executing derivative hedging instruments on behalf of the company.

Christian has extensive experience in structuring Mergers & Acquisitions as well as development and mezzanine financings, portfolio and cross-border (Pan-European) facility structuring.

Vedrana Likan Managing Partner Colliers

Vedrana Likan name in the business world of Croatia and the wider Adriatic Region is synonymous with real estate and investments, market development and a sustainable economy, intellectual entrepreneurship, as well as women’s leadership and systematic efforts to empower women in business. She is holding a position of Managing Partner of Colliers for Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Her career in Colliers started in late 2006 at the position of Senior Consultant. In early 2007, she was promoted to General Manager and in 2009 took over Managing Director position when her main responsibilities became business management and operational leadership of Colliers business in three countries – Croatia, Slovenia and BiH. In 2013, Vedrana became Partner in Colliers. As the shareholder and owner of the business, she continues to further develop the business while retaining company’s leading position on all three markets. Since 2017 onwards, Vedrana organised series of delegation trips to  China and UAE to promote real estate and investment businesses in CEE and SEE, with special focus on Adriatic region, which resulted with strong entrance and nowadays presence in the region of major investors originating from those countries.

From the beginning of her working career she was involved in the new business developments all over the Region including opening and developing new markets, branch set up, team recruitment and education. Prior to joining Colliers, Vedrana spent 10 years of her career in advertising industry and communication management.

For 8 years in a row, the International Property Awards have recognised Colliers Croatia “Consultant of the Year” while in 2020 it has been named the Best consultant in Southeast Europe. In 2021, Colliers Croatia has won two more awards – Prestige Award for Best Consultancy firm and Best place to Work in Croatia.

Accomplishments

​For professional achievements and commitment to the empowerment of women in business, in 2012 magazine “Women in business” in cooperation with the Government Office for Gender Equality and the French Embassy, Vedrana has been recognised as “The Woman of the Year”. What followed is her author project “21 paths to success” and LeaderSHE conference – projects that from today’s perspective can rightly be called a milestone in promoting women’s leadership, raising awareness of the challenges that women face on the path to success in Croatia, and empowering women in the Croatian business environment. In 2021, she re-launched her project in collaboration with Universities and Faculties from five cities in Croatia, consisting of 15 panel discussions and LeaderSHE conference in June 2022. The project got recognition by number of institutions and organisations, among which are President of Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, Government Office for Gender Equality, EU Parliament – representative office in Croatia, EBRD-European Bank for Reconstruction and development and PWNM-Professional Women and Man Network in Croatia; this time focusing on promoting inclusion, diversity and equality among young professionals in Croatia.

Vedrana is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges, institutes and universities. She actively participates as a program advisor, moderator and panellist in the leading conferences in Croatia, region and Europe on the real estate and investments. She has been active as a mentor in numerous domestic and foreign programs dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship among women and youth. She actively participates in the establishment of new and innovative educational and mentoring programs such as AmCham talents established in 2014, and the most recent one “Women in the lead” delivered by Academy for Political Development and under the auspices of the US Embassy in Croatia.

Education

After Political Sciences in Zagreb, Vedrana graduated from the New York Institute of Finance with a degree in Mergers and Acquisitions, the Academy for Political Development and the UN Academy. In 2016, she obtained an EMBA title at an International business school in Zagreb, while in 2018 she became a certified expert according to RICS standards. In early 2022, she got her degree on University of Oxford at Organisational Resilience Programme, becoming the first formally educated specialist for that area in wider Europe.

Memberships & Involvements

Vedrana is Co-founder and Board member of SOS Zagreb – association dedicated to promotion of civil rights, transparency and justice in context of reconstruction of public and private buildings destroyed during series of severe earthquakes that stroke Zagreb in 2020, and Founder and President of Association for positive changes in the society. During last 15 years, she has been the President of the British Chamber in Croatia and First Vice president of American Chamber of Commerce and the Initiator, Founder and President of the Croatia Green Building Council, where she holds a lifetime position of Honorary Member. 

Clients

Bluehouse Capital, INA, Deloitte, Hypo Bank, Allegheny Financial, AIG/ Lincoln, Adris, Tulipan Group, Zagreb Montaža Group, Verdispar, Mepas/ Brodomerkur, GTC, IFC, LHB, ADAMA, Pramerica, Kaufland, Pliva, B-net, British Embassy, EBRD, INA d.d., WOQOD Qatar, Badel 1862, Crodux, Istracement d.d., BTC Slovenia, Microsoft, HEP d.d, Dogus Group, NLB, DUTB, Centrice, Unicredit ZABA, Quadriga, B2 Kapital, IIB – International Investment Bank Bahrein, Microsoft, L’Oreal, GM, Booking.com, VMD, Apple,…

Services

Skills

Destination Consulting, Planning, Sustainability, Lease Advisory, Seniors Housing

Service Lines

Landlord Representation , Tenant Representation, Corporate Solutions, Project Management

Property Type

Hotel, Industrial, Office, Retail, Healthcare-Medical, Land, Multifamily-Apartment, Residential

 

Peter Szenkurök Managing Director, Oberbank Hungary and Slovakia Oberbank AG

Mr. Szenkurök graduated at Vienna University of Business Administration (WU-Wien) and postgraduated at the Danube University in Krems in Austria.

He is working in the financial service industry sector for more than 25 years. Since 20 years he was operating in various management functions and supervisory boards positions in the CEE region.

Since 2012 he is heading the constantly expanding Oberbank Hungary and Slovakia. Oberbank has a strong focus and competence in hotel & tourism finance.

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