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14TH ANNUAL CEE INVESTMENT
AWARDS & CEO NETWORKING FORUM

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Recognizing the importance of Central Europe’s investment and development markets EuropaProperty is proud to host the 14th annual EuropaProperty CEE Investment Awards. This annual spectacle is recognized as one of the most important and valuable real estate events in Central and Eastern Europe. The forum and main awards gala will be a high-calibre event celebrating and recognising the top-performing companies from the region for their phenomenal achievements in commercial real estate.

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Dieter Knittel Managing Director, Head of CEE Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
Szymon Ostrowski Managing Director Newport Logistics Fund
Anna Duchnowska Managing Director Invesco Real Estate
Magdalena Kowalewska Chief Operating Officer LCP Properties w Polsce
Joao Saracho de Almeida Managing Director Solida Capital Europe
Hubert Abt CEO New Work
Robert Dobrzycki Panattoni Europe CEO & Co-Owner Europe
Maciej Tuszyński Fortress REIT Limited Managing Director - Europe
Frederic Rouleau Multi Poland Managing Director Poland, Latvia & Ukraine
Jacek Wesołowski Managing Director Trei Real Estate Poland
Jacek Kostrzewski Managing Director GLEEDS

Event Schedule 25th October

8:30 - 9:30
CEO Networking & Business Breakfast (full buffet)
Panel

Enjoy the full 5* InterContinental Warsaw Buffet and network with the other attendees before starting the CEO speed networking – (each person in the room has 30 seconds to introduce themselves and their company).

Craig Smith Founder & Publisher, EuropaProperty.com
Winston Norman Editorial Director, EuropaProperty.com
9:30 - 10:45
Investment, Finance/Banking, Sustainability & ESG Panel
Panel

What lies ahead for the commercial real estate markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the broader European region? How might the CEE economies shape up in 2024, and can we anticipate a robust recovery? Who are the prominent investors eyeing opportunities in these markets? Given the tightening in all sectors, what are the available avenues for investors? Where can investors find promising opportunities across various sectors? What prevailing trends and novel sources of financing are worth noting? In which areas should investors focus to achieve optimal returns? Additionally, what are the prospects for key economic sectors? What are the emerging ESG investment challenges and strategies?

Craig Smith (Moderator) Publisher, EuropaProperty.com
Hubert Abt CEO, Workcloud24
Jacek Wesolowski Managing Director, Trei Real Estate Poland
Jacek Wachowicz CEO, Catella Poland
Dagmara Kryskiewicz Managing Director, VEDA Global
Przemysław Wieczorek President of the Management Board, Puro Hotel Development
Szymon Ostrowski Managing Director, Newport Logistics Fund
10:45 - 11:00
COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

A time for networking with speakers, sponsors and attendees.

11:00 - 12:00
Growing PRS & Student Housing Sector Trends Panel
Panel

Despite escalating costs and rents, the rented residential sector in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) maintains its upward trajectory, driven by burgeoning demand and its enduring status as a profitable investment prospect. What are the primary drivers fueling the growth of the Private Rental Sector (PRS) and student housing markets? Could you provide the most recent statistics for the CEE region comparing build-to-sell versus build-to-rent? What valuable insights can be gleaned from the experiences of Western Europe in this regard? Where is the CEE rented residential market heading, and how do the key performance indicators currently stand?

Joao Saracho de Almeida Managing Director, Solida Capital Europe
Craig Smith (moderator) Publisher, EuropaProperty
Samuel Vetrak Founder and CEO Bonard
Peter Noack Co-Founder and Managing Director, Zeitgeist Asset Management
Roee Shamir CEO, LivUp
12:00 - 12:30
COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

A time for networking with speakers, sponsors and attendees.

12:30 - 13:30
LOGISTICS, WAREHOUSING, INDUSTRIAL AND SUPPLY CHAINS PANEL
Panel

The warehouse and logistics industries have stood out as leading performers in the region. Discussion points encompass strategic market positioning, financing and property management strategies, optimal practices, secure investment prospects, urban last-mile property development and acquisition, efficient workforce management, the latest legal and micro-economic advancements, as well as enduring regional trends. As the demand for warehouses continues to surge, there arises a question: Will rental rates remain steady? Can the heightened developer activity be sustained? What will be the short and long-term impacts on supply and demand? Is the sector poised for lasting sustainability? Could manufacturing emerge as the most secure investment choice? Are extended lease terms and robust covenant agreements gaining increased significance?

Craig Smith (Moderator) Publisher, EuropaProperty
Robert Dobrzycki CEO & Co-Owner Europe, Panattoni
Waldemar Grabka Senior Director, Poland, EQT Exeter
Piotr Dopierała Supply Chain and Logistics Director, Auchan Retail Poland
13:30 - 14:30
BUFFET LUNCH & NETWORKING

A time for networking with speakers, sponsors and attendees over a buffet-style lunch, liquid refreshments and tasty desserts.

18:30 - 24:00
14th Annual CEE Investment Awards Gala (black tie dress code)

Beamed live from the Intercontinental Hotel, our state-of-the-art gala night production will push the boundaries of technology and spectacle to bring you an awards experience like no other. We encourage attendees to sit back and enjoy the show as we announce the winners and thank the sponsors.

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Jury

Monika Perekitko Member of the Management Board Dom Development S.A.

Monika Perekitko is a Member of the Management Board of Dom Development S.A. in charge of Dom Development’s operations in Warsaw.

In May 2024, she was appointed vice president of the Polish Association of Developers.
She has 20 years of experience in the property development market. In 2011-2023, she was with Matexi Polska sp. z o.o. – initially holding the position of the Procurement and Development Director, and since 2015 as a Member of the Management Board. A graduate of Interdisciplinary Studies in Spatial Management at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. In 2005, she completed postgraduate studies in the field of “Real Estate Valuation” at Warsaw University of Technology.

Dieter Knittel Managing Director, Head of CEE Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Dieter Knittel is Managing Director and 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.

Hubert Mańturzyk General Manager CEE Aareal Bank

Hubert has over 23 years of experience in banking with a focus on commercial property in CEE and corporate financing, including 4 years of management of the bank operations in Poland. In his career he has been involved in financing of various asset classes with reputable local and international investors and developers. Last years have been very successful for Hubert and his fantastic team in new business origination in CEE.

Przemyslaw Wieczorek President of the Management Board Puro Hotels

Przemysław Wieczorek MRICS, President and Managing Director of Puro Hotel Development responsible for real estate, development, and financing within Puro investment activities. Present in the company since beginning. Przemysław has over 15 year experience in real estate sector both residential and commercial, specializing in financing, market analysis and acquisitions. Puro is a Polish lifestyle hotel brand present in Warsaw, Cracow, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Poznań and Łódź. Puro prepares and develops next hotels in Budapest, Warsaw, Wrocław and Katowice. Puro acts as investor, developer and operator.

James Turner Group Managing Director Sierra Balmain

James has spent almost 30 years in the property industry, and prior to establishing his own business in 2003, held various senior roles with Westfield (over a successful 10 year career there), culminating in co-establishing their European business in 1998 in London. James has been directly involved with over 2.7m Sqm of shopping centre assets (worth approximately £8.7 billion (€9.8 billion)), over his career.

James joined the Westfield Group in 1993 and has covered many disciplines including finance, investment, development and leasing and held the responsibility for the management of Westfield’s Australian joint ventures with international investors. In 1999 at the age of 32, James along with Peter Miller, was one of three key Westfield personnel transferred to the UK to spearhead the £6Bn+ assets under management European business, taking responsibility initially for finance, management and leasing. During that time, James took responsibility for both business development and the establishment of the systems and operations for the group.

After leaving Westfield in 2003, James established the Balmain Asset Management Group, a multi-disciplined advisory, management business and operating partner focussed on retail and leisure assets in Central Europe. In 2019 this became Sierra Balmain, a joint venture between James, his 3 partners and the global real estate services business, Sonae Sierra. Sierra Balmain employs 155 people and has been successfully operating in Central Europe for 20 years and has €1.3bn+ assets under management with a wide variety of leading international investors and banks.

James attended Avondale College (Newcastle) completing a Bachelor of Business degree before qualifying as a CPA. Prior to his Westfield career, James worked at Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation in Australia in a senior finance capacity. Over his 30+ year career James has worked in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and executed transactions across Europe, the USA and in Canada.

Piotr Korek Member of Pepco Executive Board and European Property Director Pepco

Piotr Korek,  Member of Pepco Executive Board and European Property Director. Professionally, Piotr has been involved in retail property business  since the 1990s, organizing the expansion of the first HIT hypermarket chain in Poland and serving  property development  as MD.  After Tesco acquired HIT, he served as the Vice President of Tesco and later took on responsibility for all European real estate areas of Tesco in CEE. After his career at Tesco, he worked in the board  teams of development  and construction companies in Poland. In 2021 he has joined Pepco team being active in 18 European markets.

David Hay CEO ADD Value Management S.R.L.

David Hay is a private investor in income producing assets and the founder and CEO of ADD Value Management SRL (AVM).

AVM provides in-house services for international investors covering portfolio management, financial management, asset management, property management and development management focusing on Romania.

AVM is currently providing asset management services for America House office project in Bucharest CBD which was recently acquired by Morgan Stanley in joint venture with David Hay.

David Hay served previously as the CEO of AFI Europe in Romania, Czech Republic, Germany and Poland for 12 years and holds an LLM from Buckingham University in the U.K..

Maciej Runkiewicz President Kajima Poland

Maciej Runkiewicz has been involved in the construction sector since 1995. Since 2001, he has been working for Kajima, a Japanese general contractor specializing in large-size buildings. He has gone through all career levels here, first as a Project Director in charge of construction of production facilities. Currently, as the President of the Company’s Management Board, he leads its over 180 employees and is fully accountable for the overall business of Kajima Poland.

 

Magdalena Kowalewska Chief Operating Officer LCP Properties w Polsce
Jacek Kostrzewski Managing Director Gleeds

Jacek Kostrzewski, Managing Director of Gleeds Polska and a Member of the Management Board is responsible for shaping the company’s strategy, managing its operations, and further development of the company on the Polish market in terms of current and new services and sectors. He has been associated with Gleeds Polska for over 25 years. He graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and completed postgraduate studies in management at the Warsaw School of Economics. He has been a member of the RICS since 2008. He has been involved in some of the flagship projects supported by Gleeds Polska, such as Cosmopolitan, Złota44, Q22, SKYSAWA, and large-scale e-commerce centres.

Vladimír BOLEK Member of board - Portfolio management IAD Investments

Vladimír Bolek studied at Comenius University in Bratislava and Law and economics at Nottingham Trent University.
He began his career in 1993 in public administration at central state administration level in Bratislava. Later, after the transition to the private sphere, he became asset manager specializing in real estate investments. After the establishment of specialized real estate mutual funds in Slovakia in 2006, he became the portfolio manager of specialized real estate fund in Erste Asset Management in Slovakia. In Erste asset management he also created and managed portfolios for private banking department.   In 2008 – 2009 also participated in portfolio management of corporate real estate company Slovnaft as. In 2010 he became a portfolio manager of the „First real estate fund“ of IAD Investments and deputy of several real estate companies incorporated in the structure of the real estate fund of IAD Investments. In 2015 he was promoted into IAD Investments board as member of board responsible for portfolio management department and real estate investment.

Vladimir Bolek is also a contributor to professional publications dealing with the issue of investment and asset management of real – estate in Slovakia and CEE region.

Frederic Rouleau Managing Director Poland, Latvia & Ukraine Multi Poland

Frédéric Rouleau joined Multi Corporation in 2020 as Managing Director (MD) of Multi Poland. In February 2023 he was also appointed as MD of Latvia and Ukraine.​

Frédéric has over 25 years of professional experience, including more than 20 years working for the French Casino Group and over 12 years in Poland in the commercial real estate industry.​

Prior to joining, he worked at Mayland Real Estate based in Warsaw, Poland as a Director where he was responsible for investment controlling and real estate management.

Karolis Adlis Executive Director of International Investments W. P. Carey

Karolis Adlis joined W. P. Carey’s European Investments Team in 2015 and currently serves as Executive Director. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Jefferies Investment Bank as an Equity Derivatives Trader and prior to that as a Market Risk Analyst. Previously he interned as a Credit Analyst and also a Quantitative Analyst at UBS Investment Bank.

Karolis has extensive experience structuring transactions in the Nordic and Central and Eastern European markets. Since joining the firm, he has played an instrumental role in over €1.2 billion in sale-leaseback, net lease and build-to-suit investments including a complex joint venture acquisition of a multi-jurisdictional mixed-asset property portfolio in Northern Europe as well as 1.1 million-square-foot mission-critical, Class A logistics facility in the UK, which was voted “Deal of the Year” by IAS.

Karolis graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bath with a B.Sc. in Business Administration. He is fluent in Lithuanian.

Piotr Dopierała Supply Chain and Logistics Director Auchan Retail Poland

Piotr Dopierała – is one of the most experienced supply chain managers in the retail industry. He started his professional career in Raben Group and then for many years he was responsible for Global Supply Chain and Logistics strategy in Metro Group, working in: Dusseldorf, Istanbul and Hong Kong. After returning to the home country, he worked as the Logistics Director at LPP SA and since 3 years as a Supply Chain and Logistics Director at Auchan Retail Poland. He is a graduate of the University of Life Sciences and the University of Logistics in Poznań, besides that he completed Executive MBA studies at ETH in Zurich and doctoral studies at the College of Management and Finance at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Hubert Abt CEO New Work

Hubert Abt has been working in the real estate industry for over 30 years. He worked as a developer and later in the land banking sector and provided equity and Mezzanine capital for various real estate projects. In 2013 he founded NEW WORK Offices in Budapest, which provides various flexible office solutions. Since then he developed the business model further and grew the company to today 16 locations in 3 countries with approx. 43.000 sqm which brings NEW WORK in the top 3 list in CEE. Hubert now leads the company as CEO while focusing on investor relations and franchising. Since December 2020 Hubert is also a founder and CEO of workcloud24, which provides digital solutions for workforce and workspace management.

Waldemar Grabka Senior Director EQT Exeter

Waldemar Grabka has more than 20 years of real estate experience and as part of EQT Exeter is responsible for sourcing investments and procuring build-to-suit transactions in Poland. He joined EQT Exeter in the US in 2014 and was one of the founding members of EQT Exeter Europe where he helped set up the firm’s operations. Prior to EQT Exeter, he worked at OBI Poland, where he started in 2002 as Acquisition Manager and in 2007 was promoted to the Head of Real Estate to lead the company’s acquisition, construction and property management teams. Mr. Grabka holds an M.A. in Economics from the Wroclaw University of Economics and a M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. Grabka is a Polish national and is fluent in Polish, English and German.

Marek Jakubiak Head of Real Estate at DWS CEE DWS
Jacek Wachowicz CEO Catella Poland WPP

Over 25 years’ experience in CEE real estate market. Since 2019 CEO and co-owner of Warsaw Property Partners – a real estate investment management boutique firm – part of Catella group since 2022.

Since 1998 to date actively involved in commercial real estate investment markets taking senior positions and board memberships in real estate private equity firms, funds, development companies both private and stock exchange listed (Cargill, Heitman, GTC, Immobel).

Throughout his career holder of many honorable positions in industry associations including board membership in Polish Developers’ Association.

Anna Szmeja CEO Retail Institute

Graduate of the Gdańsk University of Technology and the Warsaw School of Economics, scholarship student at the Trade and International Relations Department of the Universite de Rennes 1 in France, Anna Szmeja has been working in the shopping center and retail chain sector since 2000.

At the beginning of the professional path, she worked i.e. at: Decathlon France, Apsys Poland and Caelum Development in the capacity of operational director and marketing director. Widely known in the retail sector as a founder and long-standing general director of the Polish Council of Shopping Centers (PRCH). After 14 years dedicated to PRCH, together with a group of experts, Anna established Retail Institute – a center of dialogue, research and analysis for the retail sector.

In private life, she is a fulfilled mother; she loves mountain hiking, good books and red wine.

Mark Twomey Managing Partner Tara HRC

Mark has been Managing Partner of Tara HRC since its inception in 2009. Tara HRC is a boutique real estate headhunting firm based in Warsaw and covering the CE region. Tara HRC is the most recognised and trusted recruitmentment company within the real estate community in Central Europe.

TARA HRC is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for Commercial Real Estate in Poland. Established in 2009 and based in Warsaw we operate across Central Europe. TARA HRC was the first boutique real estate recruitment company to be established in Poland and continues to be the most recognised and trusted recruitment partner in CE. We act for a wide range of clients including funds, developers, investors, institutions, property companies, legal firms, banks and consultancies – indeed any organisation that occupies, owns, develops, finances or advises on property and construction.

In 2016 TARA HRC were awarded the “Professional Service Provider of the year” title by the CEE Investment Awards (EuropaProperty). The first recruitment company to ever win such an award in any of the real estate awards ceremonies.
Between 2009 – 2022 the TARA HRC team has found new jobs for almost 400 real estate professionals in CEE, we are extremely proud and honoured to have helped define so many careers.

Agnieszka Sławomirska Owner AMMC

Agnieszka is an advocate of commercial real estate industry promoting knowledge about the real estate all around the world. She is a mission driven real estate soul.

A sole trader since 2017 providing advisory and consulting services to the companies from the real estate industry. Helping companies in business development.

Running lectures and workshops on property and asset management matters.
Author of numerous publications regarding real estate including a guidebook for property managers.

Author of The Real Estate Galaxy – television program and YouTube channel.

Law graduate, holding property manager’s and real estate agent’s license and CCIM title.

Before establishing her own business working as an asset and property manager for renowned real estate companies such as DTZ (currently Cushman & Wakefield), Savills, Cromwell Property Group among others.

Łukasz Kozerski Operations Director HARDEN Construction

Manager with 20 years of experience gained in companies in the construction and commercial sectors.  Associated with Harden Construction for over 3 years. Specialist in the area of operational management, combining the ability to create new solutions and effectively optimize existing management and sales processes. He is open to discussion and rational arguments, so in commercial negotiations he uses a rational approach focused on building prospects for long-term cooperation. He is able to identify and properly evaluate potential opportunities to build new business and commercial contacts. Has the ability to present complex content in a clear and accessible manner, therefore represents the company at various external events, both industry and economic. Effectively communicates with representatives of other areas in the company’s structure and its stakeholders, which translates into the effectiveness of management processes and building lasting relationships with customers.

Anita Rajchelt Senior Transactions Manager Amazon

Anita Rajchelt is Real Estate Asset & Transaction Manager in Amazon, based in Warsaw. She is responsible for the management of Amazon’s real estate portfolio in Poland and involved in RE transactions supporting Amazon’s expansion in the region.
Prior to joining Amazon, Anita was Portfolio Manager at TFI PZU, a Polish Investment Fund, active in all industry sectors, where she was responsible for new acquisitions as well as coordinating development processes. Anita has also gained extensive professional experience in Asset Management and Investment Transaction Services, having hold a number of senior positions in Cushman & Wakefield and King Sturge, international property agencies.
Anita earned a master degree in Finance and Banking with faculty in Real Estate and Investment at University of Lodz. In addition she graduated postgraduate studies in Property Appraisal and Management at Sheffield Hallam University. She is also a qualified RICS surveyor and a member of INREV.

Szymon J. Ostrowski Managing Director Newport Logistics Fund

Szymon set up and run fund’s operations in Europe.

Previously, Szymon worked as Executive Director at Haitong investment bank, where he was responsible for various investment banking transactions (M&A, DCM, ECM and structured finance), as well as in the private equity fund SINO-CEEF, where he was responsible for the CEE region, including fundraising, searching for investment transactions and relations with the governments of CEE countries. Previously, Szymon had also worked at ICBC bank, where he had been responsible for business development in the CEE region, and at Citi bank, where he had worked in various areas of corporate banking in Poland, London and the CEE region.

Szymon studied at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University and Warsaw School of Economics in Poland as well as Henley Business School in Great Britain.

Monika Stachurska-Waga Director, TPA Poland TPA Poland

Monika has participated in tax planning projects for natural persons, as well as within individual entities and capital groups. She is experienced in providing comprehensive tax services to clients from various sectors on matters related to their day-to-day business operations.

Monika advised on the tax consequences of carrying out investment projects in Poland through legal merger and acquisition transactions, as well as on developing efficient capital structures. She has been involved in restructuring projects for clients operating in various sectors of the market.

Robert Dobrzycki CEO & Co-Owner Europe Panattoni Europe

Robert Dobrzycki oversees the operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic and Slovakia. He set up Panattoni Europe’s headquarters for the CEE region in Poland in 2005 and in 2014 was appointed CEO for Europe. In 15 years under Robert’s management the company has developed over 10  million sqm of warehouse space in Europe. Robert began his career with Menard Doswell & Co., an industrial real estate development company, has over 17 years of experience in the real estate business. He is a Warsaw University graduate and has a Masters in Business Management degree.

Johannes Bauer Board Member | Shareholder S+B Gruppe

Joining S+B Gruppe AG back in 2008, Johannes has been appointed as a board member and shareholder, effective from 2024 to oversee major developments such as datacenters, hotels, office and residential projects currently underway in Poland, Czech Republic and Romania.

Peter Noack Co-Founder and Managing Director ZEITGEIST Asset Management

Peter Noack is co-founder of ZEITGEIST Asset Management. Prior to ZEITGEIST, Peter worked in institutional real estate in Germany, Central Eastern Europe and Turkey for HOCHTIEF Development and Rödl & Partner in Germany and Czech Republic. He is registered as licenced attorney at law in Germany and Czech Republic and holds a Law degree from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Wolfgang MOLNAR Executive Director, Erste Group Commercial Real Estate Erste Group Bank AG

Wolfgang has started his career as technician where he worked for ten years and has been responsible for water treatment plants. Afterwards more than two decades ago he joined Erste Group Bank AG which is heading the Austrian savings bank sector.
Here, based in Erste`s Viennese Headquarter Wolfgang has gained various experience (retail, restructuring, origination) primarily in the Erste Group Commercial Real Estate Division where he is currently responsible for origination and structuring real estate transactions (office, retail, mixed-use, logistics) in Austria, Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Erste Group manages a commercial real estate portfolio of more than EUR 14billion with an annual deal flow of more than EUR 2.5 billion, the regional focus including Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Croatia

Paul Kusmierz Principal Master Management

A native of Minnesota, Paul Kusmierz, has been a resident in Poland and active in the Polish and CEE real estate markets since 1996. In 2006, Mr. Kusmierz founded Master Management Group (MMG). MMG has become one of the top leaders in the Polish real estate market, gaining the trust of international business partners in terms of development, management and investment. Mr. Kusmierz has been responsible for over 40 transactions totalling over 1.3 billion Euros.

As the Acquisition Director and Equity Partner in a retail fund based in Poland with Europa Capital, Mr. Kusmierz managed one of the largest transactions of 2007. He acquired 14 properties and later sold the portfolio. Further, in cooperation with the Blackstone Real Estate Group, MMG was responsible for transaction advisory, property management and leasing of high-quality Polish shopping malls of 250 000 m2 GLA, owned by King’s Street Retail, which included the successful 50 million Euro expansion of Magnolia Park in Wrocław, whereby MMG was the developer and leasing agent. MMG also partnered with UK based Marcol Group and US based Kravco Company. The latest development project in the MMG portfolio was Galeria Młociny, a prime retail complex of 70 000 m2 GLA, located in the Bielany district in Warsaw. The project was leased 60% and successfully sold to Echo Polska Properties and Echo Investment S.A. in March 2017  for  104.5 million Euros.

Master Management Group, under the leadership of Mr. Kusmierz, has been investing in commercial real estate and executing its own projects. Currently, MMG operates over 100 000 m2 of GLA in Poland including: Brama Mazur in Ełk, Galeria Niwa in Oświęcim and centers in: Poznań, Szczecin, Lubin, Kutno, Ciechanów, Piekary Śląskie and Józefosław (MMG Centers*). All galleries are “the first choice” shopping destinations in their regions with a proven track record in every aspect of management. Niwa and Brama Mazur were both developed by MMG and are award winning projects.

MMG is also an investor and developer of a mixed – use complex Hi Piotrkowska, being defined as the landmark building in the center of Łódź. The complex is located near the Public Transport Hub, accounted for 50 000 travellers daily.

Jean Aboumrad President of the Management Board Solida Capital Europe

Key Responsibilities • Overseeing the transactions from underwriting to financial structuring of
Real Estate projects
 Tax planning
 Due diligence
 Negotiations prior to closing
• Sourcing deals by working closely with major PE/VC funds, Investment
Bankers, and Asset Managers across the world.

Experience
• Over 25 years of international real estate, private equity and banking
experience
• Founding Partner of Solida Capital, an independent privately owned
advisory firm that sources investment opportunities and provides advisory
services in Real Estate and Industrial projects.
• Former Managing Director of Makyra Investment Fund, a captive Real
Estate Fund investing in commercial and residential assets in Europe and
the US
• Former Managing Partner of Triago, a leading global placement agent, in
charge of setting up the Dubai office and acting as the head of the
operation.
• Wide experience and knowledge in the banking sector with previous
experience in BLC bank (France) and Banque Francaise de l’Orient –
Groupe Indosuez.
• Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from Sorbonne University in
Paris and INSEAD Executive program alumni

Sebastian Kieć CEO AFI EUROPE Poland

Sebastian Kieć joined AFI EUROPE Poland in 2007 as CFO then was promoted to COO and in 2010 was nominated as CEO and Poland Country Manager. His main responsibilities are focused on two strategic real estate segments: office properties and residential properties, including newly developed segment of yielding residential properties. Sebastian has over 15 years experience in real estate market.

Before joining AFI EUROPE Poland served as CFO in real estate company BSR EUROPE Poland, prior to this in PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and advisory department and in Coca-Cola in controlling department. Sebastian Kieć is graduated from Cracow University of Economics and is a CPA  (ACCA -the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Martin Erbe Head of Real Estate Finance International Clients Germany, CEE & Benelux Helaba

Martin Erbe is Head of International Real Estate Finance for Continental Europe at Helaba
Landesbank Hesse-Thuringia which belongs to the German savings bank network. Based at
the bank’s Frankfurt headquarter he manages the origination for Central Europe, Benelux and
the international Clients in Germany. Martin has worked on a wide range of financing
transactions in the past and has more than 27 years of real estate experience in the European
markets.
Helaba currently manages a loan book of around EUR 36 bn in commercial real estate, almost
half of this amount representing the bank’s international business in Europe and the US.
Helaba’s relationship-oriented strategy remained unchanged for years and is consistently
directed towards its target markets

Łukasz Skowroński Managing Director Global Development LLP

Lukasz Skowronski is a seasoned Real Estate professional with extensive international experience in the commercial and private equity sectors. With a career spanning major companies in Central and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, Lukasz has established himself as a trusted leader in the industry.

Since 2006, Lukasz has demonstrated his expertise in executive leadership, both in entrepreneurial ventures and corporate environments. His versatile skill set includes asset/portfolio/property management, corporate real estate, leasing/brokerage (commercial and residential sectors), as well as sales of investment properties and residential projects. A graduate of the Cracow University of Economics, Lukasz holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, specializing in Real Estate Management & Investment. He has consistently pursued professional development opportunities, actively participating in relevant conferences, projects, and research initiatives focused on the Polish, European, and Asian real estate markets.

In 2012, Lukasz moved to Kazakhstan, where he became an integral part of the Global Development team of the Verny Capital Group in Kazakhstan. Taking on the role of Commercial Director, he assumed responsibility for strategic and operational management of the property portfolio. Lukasz’s hands-on approach enabled him to drive the properties’ strategic positioning, engage in business planning, spearhead investments, and lead PR & marketing efforts. In recognition of his contributions, he was promoted to the position of Managing Director in July 2015.

Lukasz’s professional achievements include esteemed memberships and designations in industry organizations. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), a CPM® (Certified Property Manager®) designation holder from IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management, Chicago), and a recipient of Fellowship status (FRICS) from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, becoming the youngest RICS Fellow in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS.

Jacek Wesolowski CEO TREI
Philippe BEURTHERET International Asset Manager ORPEA S.A.

Philippe BEURTHERET is 47 years old and is French. He has been active in real estate investment and general management for international companies (JLL, IKEA Real Estate, OBI, AUchan Group) for more than 20 years. Now, based in France, he is active in International Asset Management for ORPEA SA, a European leader in Dependency care with a network of 1,156 facilities / 116,514 beds in 23 countries.

Denis Cupic Managing Director Redserve d.o.o.

Seasoned real estate professional with 23 years extensive experience in commercial real estate in CEE and SEE region. Strong multitasker with affinity to entrepreneurial mindset.
Multiple executive roles in service providing companies in sector of real estate as well as board member roles in industry and investment boards across SEE. Specialized in turn-around of distressed assets and value add real estate.

Dagmara Kryskiewicz Managing Director Veda Global Investments

Dagmara was born in Poland and is currently based in Amsterdam. She has a legal background and nearly fifteen years of financial markets expertise. Prior to founding Veda Global Investments, she was in regulatory compliance roles in a fast-paced environment of market-leading financial institutions, such as TP ICAP, a global wholesale over the counter and exchange traded brokerage; and iSwap, an award-winning electronic trading platform for interest rate derivatives.

She is a seasoned investor in real estate, crypto assets, and precious metals.

As an Associate with MI – Multiple Impact, a boutique advisory and management firm in alternative operational assets and investments, she collaborates with local partners on developing quality senior living and healthcare real estate concepts in the Benelux, the CEE and Mediterranean countries. She also brings a wealth of knowledge on corporate compliance and ethics programmes, and brings this experience to senior living.  Dagmara wholeheartedly supports impact investing and ESG, and is committed to improving the lives of others and making a difference.

Mikołaj Walkowski CEO Triflow

CEO of Triflow – real estate advisory agency focused on Industrial and Logistic sector. His role is to support clients in real estate processes in Poland including industrial space lease and investment land purchase. Mikolaj is responsible for the expansion of the company in the country. Previously, for 7 years he gained experience as Director in the Industrial Department at CBRE and less than 2 as Leasing Manager at Panattoni. Amateur triathlete.

Maciej Tuszyński, CCIM Managing Director - Europe Fortress Logistics Real Estate

Following graduation from Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and Warsaw University Maciej started his banking carrier in 1997. He has been working for Bank of America, later for Bank Austria Creditanstalt, and then, in 2002 taken over the responsibility for the Corporate Banking Product Development and Marketing Department at Bank BPH. 16 years ago he has moved into the field of commercial real estate as a Director of Commercial Real Estate Finance Department at Bank BPH. From January 2007 until December 2014 Maciej opened and managed Representative Office of Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank in Warsaw. Since January 2015 until March 2021, Maciej led Griffin Property Finance (GPF), a commercial real estate debt fund, one of the first and very few non-bank real estate lenders operating in Poland and CEE. Since March 2021, Maciej has taken over the position of Managing Director Europe at Fortress REIT Limited.

 

Maciej holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) license number 19991 and has completed a prestigious Advanced Management Program at IESE Business School, University of Navarra.

Magdalena Bartkiewicz-Podoba CEO Liebrecht & wooD

Magdalena Bartkiewicz-Podoba has been with Liebrecht & wooD in Poland since 1998 and held significant positions in the company’s structures. In her 25 years of work in Liebrecht & wooD Group she created and managed the Legal Department and since 2002 she co-managed daily operations of Liebrecht & wooD as a Management Board member, a partner and a shareholder. From 2010 to 2015, Magdalena served as the company’s General Counsel with responsibility for major transactions and overseeing the Group’s legal services in the CEE region. Since 2018, Magdalena Bartkiewicz-Podoba has been CEO of Liebrecht & wooD in Poland. She manages a team of more than 70 people, overseeing the development of new projects as well as the management of existing buildings portfolio.

Magdalena Bartkiewicz-Podoba graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw as well as the British and European Law studies run by Cambridge University in cooperation with the University of Warsaw. She is a qualified attorney-at-law. She is a Harvard Business School Alumna (GMP, Executive Education). Magdalena completed also postgraduate studies in negotiation & mediation at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities and History of Art at the Polish Academy of Sciences. She is a mother of three daughters.

Sandra Ludwig Head of Retail Capital Markets EMEA JLL SE

With over 19 years of experience in the real estate industry, in 2023
Sandra rejoined JLL as the Head of Retail Investment EMEA after acting
as managing director at Grossmann & Berger GmbH for two years.
From 2016 to 2020 she led the Retail Investment Teams in Germany at
JLL and started at JLL in 2010 leading the Northern German retail
investment team. From 2005 to 2010 she was the Head of Acquisition
and Sales of the real estate division of a shipping company (Rickmers
Reederei) in Hamburg.
She possesses extensive experience across the entire property lifecycle and has in-depth knowledge of
commercial real estate classes with a special focus on retail. Working with our retail executive in Europe,
Sandra has a helicopter view of the region and expertly guides and supports clients in their strategic decision
making.

Anna Duchnowska MD, Head of Investments, CEE INVESCO REAL ESTATE

Anna Duchnowska is a Managing Director of Investment Management at Invesco Real Estate. Anna is responsible for identifying value creation initiatives to deliver performance in assets and portfolios. Anna is also a member of Invesco’s European Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Anna champions also some of the firm’s key pan-European Investment management initiatives including ESG, a subject which she is passionate about.

 

Anna began her investment career in 2000 and joined Invesco Real Estate in 2014, setting up  the Polish Office and being responsible for business development and asset management. Prior to joining Invesco, Anna worked for Colliers International Poland, AIB Polonia Property Fund and KPMG. Anna has professional experience in asset management, acquisitions and disposals, development management, leasing and finance within different types of properties including office/ logistics/ retail / residential and hotels. She is experienced in leading and managing cross borders teams.

 

Anna earned a Master of Economics degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. Anna is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants (FCCA) and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Anna is also a Mentor in a global Invesco Women Network and she is based in the Warsaw office.

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