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CEE GRI 2022

A senior gathering for invested real estate professionals to foster dealflow

80 people are attending
Credit: TTstudio / Shutterstock

Now in its 16th year, participants find the discovery process for sourcing deal flow is most advantageous by welcoming the CEE’s most senior concentration of Private Equity Investors, Fund Managers, LP’s Developers, Asset Owners, Operators and Lenders invested across all CEE regions and asset classes. They will engage in a series of informal roundtables where everyone can participate, and navigate the current challenges presented by demand, purchasing and future trends.

DISCUSSION FORMAT THAT ENABLES YOU TO INTERACT AND ENGAGE
IN-DEPTH INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE
NETWORKING MADE EASY
FIND THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY AND PARTNER

Agenda

17th May | 13:00 - 14:00

Investment Cycle

Where will the smart capital go?

  • Cyclical downturn vs structural shifts, how to adapt?
  • GDP, interest rates & unemployment - Will the markets cool or ramp up?
  • Diversification as the only safety net?
  • Has COVID changed pricing & leveraging and is it rational?
  • CEE Regions - Finding Equity Partners & Adjusting Risk Profiles
  • Inflation Risk - Increased concerns or not much to worry about?


17th May | 14:30 - 15:30

Development Deals

Higher risks, higher cost, higher returns?

  • The new core or risky business?
17th May | 14:30 - 15:30

Finding Value

Value add repurposing, opportunistic buying spree or core workouts?

  •  How can good cooperation between investors and occupiers bring security in dealflow?
17th May | 16:00 - 17:00

Resi Investment Appetite

Life-style driven BTR championing deal flow or something else?

  • Fundamentals - Shifting capital allocation strategies still favouring living assets?
  • Affordability as the key issue going forward
17th May | 16:00 - 17:00

Retail & Shopping Centres

Reinvent, repurpose or room to recover ?

  • Risk Return Considerations - Only for opportunistic players?
  • New Concepts - All about experiences, location or tenant mix?
  • Financing - Any lenders interested or all about equity?
  • Repurposing Retail Assets - Is there a magic formula for success?
  • Have we seen rock bottom for retail rental prices or is the worst to come?


18th May | 9:00 - 10:00
Adam Czerniak
Adam Czerniak
Director for Research
Polityka Insight

Forecasting CEE Markets in a Global Economic Context

Inflation, Europe & US insights

Adam Czerniak is a doctor of economic sciences, research director and chief economist at the Polityka Insight analytical center and head of the Department of Institutional and Political Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics. Until 2012, he worked as a banking economist, previously he cooperated with the World Bank and the FOR Foundation, he was also a Ronald Coase Institute scholarship holder. He is a founding member of the Rental Market Laboratory, as well as the author of scientific publications in the field of economic sociology, institutional economics and the functioning of the real estate market. Polish representative in the European Master in Official Statistics council operating at Eurostat in the term of office 2021-2023.

Adam Czerniak
Adam Czerniak
Director for ResearchPolityka Insight
Poland
Adam Czerniak is a doctor of economic sciences, research director and chief economist at the Polityka Insight analytical center and head of the Department of Institutional and Political Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics. Until 2012, he worked as a banking economist, previously he cooperated with the World Bank and the FOR Foundation, he was also a Ronald Coase Institute scholarship holder. He is a founding member of the Rental Market Laboratory, as well as the author of scientific publications in the field of economic sociology, institutional economics and the functioning of the real estate market. Polish representative in the European Master in Official Statistics council operating at Eurostat in the term of office 2021-2023.
http://www.politykainsight.pl
Warszawa | Poland
18th May | 10:30 - 11:30

Debt & Lending

Short-term uncertainty, how to develop long-term strategies?

  • Debt Origins - Where is the capital coming from?
  • Risk Appetite - Hospitality & retail offering opportunities for non-bank lenders?
  • All about asset classes or location?
  • Debt Leveraging - Risk assessment & pricing in dissonance?
  • Debt & Finance Recovery - Down goes Bankers’ Appetite, Up Goes the Forward Funding?


18th May | 10:30 - 11:30

Operational Residential Demand

Sea of opportunity or washed out through lack of supply?

  • Capital Allocations Post COVID - Alternative resi assets as diversification winners?
  • Emerging Hotspots - Any new locations on the horizon?
  • PBSA - Impact of travel restrictions for international students on student housing take up
  • New Tech - Necessary to increase operational flexibility?
  • Leasing Models - Can greater flexibility innovate the product offering?
  • Disproportionate Demand Increases - Can the markets tackle the requirements of an aging population?


18th May | 12:00 - 13:00

A World Trapped - How did we get there and how to get out of it?

  • CEE’s Economic State of Affairs - Stuck supply chain, inflation & unrest; what is the way forward?
  • Inflation Risk - How will the markets be impacted going forward?
  • Displacement - Impacts on demand and supply imbalances; what asset classes will be see the biggest shifts?
  • Institutional Investor Appetite - What asset classes & locations will be key during unrest and volatility?
18th May | 14:00 - 15:00

Innovative Portfolios -

Big shifts for ESG, smart data and tech or slow pace of seeing financial results?

  • ESG
  • Proptech
  • Digital Transformation
  • Occupier Demands
  • Data Analytics
18th May | 15:30 - 16:30

Logistics & Light Industrial

Overheated, undersupplied, why so attractive?

  • Pricing Risks - Any differentiations between locations & markets?
  • Finding Product - Availability, price and locations
  • Ecommerce penetration creating demand across Europe - What opportunities to buy, sell?
18th May | 15:30 - 16:30

Finding Value in Offices

Old but gold?

  • Pricing, demand & investment fundamentals
  • Will ESG be the key metric going forward?
  • CBD & Prime Locations - What has changed?
  • Investor Appetite - Capital allocations still going strong or too much risk?
  • Flexible Leasing - What short to long term plans are occupiers making? What are the impacts on real estate business models & valuations?

Listen from our members

"It's relatively focused and you are not going to diverge and talk about everything and anything which is good. You keep everybody involved and have an honest chat about what people are doing and what they are expecting in the future."
 
Stan Kubacek
Stan Kubacek
Senior Managing Director
Heimstaden
Stan Kubacek
Stan Kubacek
Senior Managing DirectorHeimstaden
Czech Republic
Sourcing and execution of residential investments for Heimstaden in Germany, Central Europe, France and Finland. Formerly responsible for residential investments in Europe at Round Hill Capital. Prior to this, he was an investment banker in the Goldman Sachs’ European real estate team in London. Stan holds a master’s degree in Finance and Business Strategy from Sciences Po University in Paris.
"Very casual, very open and small discussions where you get to really exchange about topics that matter and that concern us all in the industry"
 
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar
Partner & Head of Real Estate
Considero Investments
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar
Partner & Head of Real EstateConsidero Investments
Hungary
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar joined Considero Investments as partner and head of real estate in early 2018 , after her role at HB Reavis Group as International business development director and numerous other senior positions. Considero, a boutique corporate finance, investment banking advisory and investor, builds and expands the real estate activities via Zinaida's 18+ years experience and international network in the industry. She focuses on evaluating new business and investment opportunities, executing mandates and transactions, sourcing funding for specific real estate projects, mainly in Hungary but also internationally. The Partners also invest their own capital in selective M&A deals and certain tech startups.

Meet our exclusive format.

GRI has no speakers, no presentations. Instead, you have a selection of closed-door discussions where everyone can participate.
Much like a conversation in your own living room, the dynamic environment allows you to engage with your peers in an informal and collegial setting.

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Contributor Sponsors
Bonard
CMS Legal Services EEIG - Warsaw
Dentons Europe Dąbrowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.
R8tech
http://www.colliers.com/en-pl/poland
Warsaw | Poland
Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership, owning approximately 40% of our equity, has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. In 2019, corporate revenues were more than $3.0 billion ($3.5 billion including affiliates), with $33 billion of assets under management in our investment management segment.
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http://www.wolftheiss.com/
+48 22 378 8900/ 48 22 378847
Warsaw | Poland
Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in CEE and SEE. We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE and SEE region. Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients, and we offer full range of services.
http://www.wework.com
London | United Kingdom
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. We transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work. We believe that CEOs can help each other, offices can use the comforts of home, and we can all look forward to Monday if we find real meaning in what we do.
https://bonard.com/
https://bonard.com/
+43 650 612 4527
Vienna | Austria
BONARD is a global market research and investment intelligence firm that assists with data, strategies and assessments in rented residential asset classes, incl. student housing, micro living, co-living, etc. The company provides the highest level of secondary and primary in-field data for real estate investors, funds, developers and operators, making it a leading provider of independent and reliable research and solutions.
http://www.cms.law
http://www.cms.law
+48 22 520 5555
Warsaw | Poland
With the largest commercial real estate team in Europe and one of the biggest worldwide, CMS is well positioned to help investors, funders, developers, landlords and occupiers navigate all aspects of the real estate market and maximise their assets. Whatever the size and scope of your project or deal, with almost 800 real estate lawyers in 42 countries we have the resources to meet your needs quickly and efficiently, offering expert advice. We have been active in real estate in our markets for decades, so we understand the culture, the economic context, the local legal context and the history.
http://www.dentons.com/en
Warsaw | Poland
Dentons Europe Dąbrowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. is represented by Bartlomiej Kordeczka – Partner, Proxy and Piotr Szafarz – Partner, Proxy. Dentons is the largest global law firm offering clients access to nearly 9,000 lawyers in 65+ countries. With more than 450 lawyers in 28 offices across Continental Europe and the UK, Dentons’ Real Estate group provides comprehensive advice to clients from Europe’s major financial hubs and gateway cities in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. Our top-ranked pan-European lawyers have vast expertise in advising clients on acquisitions and disposals of single asset, portfolio and multi-country transactions, as well as real estate financings, joint ventures, development and leasing projects. We can handle deals of any size and complexity.
http://r8tech.io
http://r8tech.io
+3725026050
Tallinn | Estonia
 R8tech is a proptech company with a HQ in Tallinn, Estonia founded in 2017. R8tech has developed an unique tool, R8 Digital Operator that takes commercial buildings' technical management to the next generation by ensuring highest indoor climate comfort and energy efficiency with Artificial Intelligence. Our main focus are shopping malls, hotels and office buildings. Our client portfolio all around the Europe include CBRE and Radisson BLU in Finland, EDP in Portugal, WeWork in France etc.
Adam Czerniak
Adam Czerniak
Polityka Insight
Adorján Salamon
Adorján Salamon
Eston International Property Advisors
Adrian Karczewicz
Adrian Karczewicz
Skanska Property Poland
Andrzej Gutowski
Andrzej Gutowski
Colliers
Angelina Nekic
Angelina Nekic
Delta Real Estate
Angelus Bernreuther
Angelus Bernreuther
Kaufland
Anna Tomowicz
Anna Tomowicz
Wolf Theiss
Anna Wiśniewska
Anna Wiśniewska
CMS Law
Ariel Ferstman
Ariel Ferstman
GTC SA
Ben Maudling
Ben Maudling
GARBE Group - CEE
Bojan Petkovic
Bojan Petkovic
PlanRadar
Charlotte Dedekam
Charlotte Dedekam
VARIG
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith
Peakside Capital Advisors
Craig Smith
Craig Smith
EuropaProperty
Adam Czerniak
Adam Czerniak
Director for ResearchPolityka Insight
Poland
Adam Czerniak is a doctor of economic sciences, research director and chief economist at the Polityka Insight analytical center and head of the Department of Institutional and Political Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics. Until 2012, he worked as a banking economist, previously he cooperated with the World Bank and the FOR Foundation, he was also a Ronald Coase Institute scholarship holder. He is a founding member of the Rental Market Laboratory, as well as the author of scientific publications in the field of economic sociology, institutional economics and the functioning of the real estate market. Polish representative in the European Master in Official Statistics council operating at Eurostat in the term of office 2021-2023.
Adorján Salamon
Adorján Salamon
Chairman & CEOEston International Property Advisors
Hungary
Adrian Karczewicz
Adrian Karczewicz
Head of Divestments CEESkanska Property Poland
Poland
As Head of Divestments at Skanska’s commercial development unit in CEE, Adrian is responsible for sourcing buyers and conducting transaction processes in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. While working at Skanska, Adrian has divested over 40 office buildings totaling almost EUR 2 bn. He has also expanded Skanska’s clients portfolio by 15 new buyers. Moreover, Adrian was involved in the sales process of Skanska’s asset in London and Helsinki. Adrian started his professional career in 1997 at Gerald Eve International. He went on to work for Knight Frank and GE Capital Golub Real Estate. Prior to joining Skanska in 2013, he worked for Echo Investment as the director responsible for the company’s asset divestments.
Andrzej Gutowski
Andrzej Gutowski
Director - ESG LeaderColliers
Poland
Angelus Bernreuther
Angelus Bernreuther
Director, Head of Investor RelationsKaufland
Germany
Dr. Angelus Bernreuther has been with Kaufland since 2017, currently responsible for relationship management with institutional investors and the real estate industry in Germany. Before that he was head of location research and international clients for BBE Handelsberatung GmbH & in municipal consulting. Studies in geography at the University of Bayreuth as well as an additional real estate studies course at EIPOS at the TU Dresden laid the foundation for his activities in market research, location evaluation and project development for retail properties. He has many years of expertise in retail and real estate topics, gives lectures on leading congresses on current challenges and publishes specialist articles.
Anna Tomowicz
Anna Tomowicz
PartnerWolf Theiss
Poland
Anna Wiśniewska
Anna Wiśniewska
CounselCMS Law
Poland
Anna Wiśniewska is an attorney at law and attorney-at-law in the Real Estate and Construction Department at CMS in Poland. She has specialised in real estate transactions for 14 years, representing developers, banks, local and international investors and funds active in the CEE region. She advises on property sales and acquisitions, with a particular focus on the office and logistics market. She has participated in a number of real estate transactions, including the sale of enterprises, assets, sale of shares, as well as joint venture, build-to-suit and buy-and-lease back projects, involving, for example the largest shopping and office centres in Warsaw.
Ben Maudling
Ben Maudling
Managing Director - CEEGARBE Group - CEE
Czech Republic
Bojan Petkovic
Bojan Petkovic
Country ManagerPlanRadar
Austria
Charlotte Dedekam
Charlotte Dedekam
Head of Business DevelopmentVARIG
Norway
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith
CEE Investment ManagerPeakside Capital Advisors
Poland
Craig Smith
Craig Smith
Founder and PublisherEuropaProperty
Poland
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