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CEE GRI 2024

The preeminent gathering for top real estate professionals to foster deal flow

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Leonardo Faria
Leonardo
Leonardo Faria
Head of CEE & DACHGRI Club
Natalia Morandi
Natalia Morandi
Manager | Real Estate CEEGRI Club
United Kingdom
Victor Tranquilini
Victor
Victor Tranquilini
Club DirectorGRI Club

About CEE GRI 2024

CEE’s real estate market seems to have a few hidden gems to overcome current challenges and achieve success. Join us at CEE GRI 2024 to share insights and source deal flow among the most senior and accomplished real estate leaders active across the region.


In its 18th edition, CEE GRI is stronger than ever. The discussions will cover doubts about investor appetite, inflation, foreign capital flow and asset resilience as they are looming large and adding to the prevailing uncertainties in the market. But despite these challenges, CEE appears to show resilience when compared to other European countries. What is the forecast of the real estate market and where can we find the best investment opportunities?

Unique Style

 
Discussion format that enables you to interact and engage 
 
In-depth industry knowledge 
 
Networking made easy

Keynote Speaker

Piotr Bujak – Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research Department at PKO Bank Polski. He has vast experience as economist and strategist at a few financial institutions, including Nordea Markets and Santander Bank Poland. Before starting work in the Polish banking sector in 2002, he worked as economist at Center for Social and Economic Research, the leading economic think-tank in Poland, and was taking part in advisory projects in transition economies. His main fields of interest include: monetary economics, monetary integration, pension economics, financial markets and financial system stability. Graduated from Warsaw University. Co-author of a few books. Regularly awarded for accuracy of macroeconomic and financial market forecasts.
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Piotr Bujak
Chief Economist & Head of Ec. Research

Fireside Chat - International Investments

Łukasz Pawikowski
Head of Asset Management CEE & Nordics
Macquarie Asset Management
Maciej Dyjas
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
Griffin Capital Partners
Piotr Gozdziewicz
Head of Transactions CEE, Investment Management Europe
Cromwell Property Group
Ramon Spoladore
Head of Central and Eastern Europe
Generali Real Estate
4th June | 16:00 - 17:00

Fireside Chat - International Investors

4th June | 17:30 - 18:30

Investment Cycle - Activity peak amid inflation or room for bids?

  • Economic Outlook - CEE economies closer to an activity peak?
  • Location vs Asset - Where to find value?
  • Pricing & Demand -Time to lay low on the pricing battle or take a risk?
  • Capital Stack & Risk Curve - Value Add the only sensible play?
  • Distressed Assets - Conversion as the best way to ensure property value?
5th June | 09:00 - 10:00
Piotr Bujak
Piotr Bujak
Chief Economist & Head of Ec. Research
PKO Bank
Piotr Bujak
Piotr Bujak
Chief Economist & Head of Ec. ResearchPKO Bank
Poland
Piotr Bujak – Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research Department at PKO Bank Polski. He has vast experience as economist and strategist at a few financial institutions, including Nordea Markets and Santander Bank Poland. Before starting work in the Polish banking sector in 2002, he worked as economist at Center for Social and Economic Research, the leading economic think-tank in Poland, and was taking part in advisory projects in transition economies. His main fields of interest include: monetary economics, monetary integration, pension economics, financial markets and financial system stability. Graduated from Warsaw University. Co-author of a few books. Regularly awarded for accuracy of macroeconomic and financial market forecasts
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Warsaw | Poland
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CEE Macro Outlook – New Golden Age or Doomed to Fail?  

  • Cyclical Developments - How will the CEE economies perform in the next 2-3 years?
  • Geopolitical Shifts and Reshoring - A threat or opportunity?
  • Green Transition - How will it transform the region’s economies?
  • AI & Automation - A chance or risk for the CEE region?
5th June | 10:30 - 11:30

ESG & Green Policy - Still finding premiums or in danger of devaluing assets?

  • ESG - The main driver for asset attractivity in the current market?
  • EU Taxonomy - Setting new standards or just a mere compliance formality?
  • Tenant Demand - What is ESG’s role in ensuring tenant value?
  • Alignment - Are tenants, owners and investors seeing eye to eye?
5th June | 10:30 - 11:30

Hospitality - Back in the spotlight, but how to remain attractive?

  • Market Outlook - Stabilising inflation and improving performance set to skyrocket deals?
  • International Capital - International investors returning to the game?
  • ESG - Demand for credentials as the main value driver?
  • Tenant Demand - How is it redefining Asset Management & Development deals?
5th June | 12:00 - 13:00

Retail - Back in fashion or still a contrarian play?

  • Types - What kind of Retail can bring more value to investors?
  • Retail-Logistics - A super asset class in strategic locations and how to navigate it?
  • Value drivers - ESG and strategic location the main breadwinners?
  • E-commerce - Strong and stable demand or a catalyst for real pricing change?
5th June | 12:00 - 13:00

Offices & Commercial Mixed-use - Inevitable downturn or a journey towards a strategic shift to flexibility?

  • Flexibility - How is tenant demand changing workspaces?
  • Repurposing vs New Developments - Which one holds the key to unleashing maximum value?
  • Financing - How to overcome high construction costs and ensure value?
  • ESG - The main game-changer to bring value back?
  • Serviced Offices - Still a spark of hope or the end of the road?
5th June | 14:00 - 15:00

Logistics - Strong and steady returns or a chance to redefine supply chains for greater resilience?

  • Market Overview - Returning to stability or leading a restructuring of the industry?
  • E-commerce - How is the omnichannel approach affecting deals in the market?
  • Tenant Experience - How to consolidate tenant demands with investor, developer, operator, and 3PL needs?
  • Repricing - Creating new attractive investment opportunities?
5th June | 14:00 - 15:00

PRS Investment - Unshakable ROIs or subject to demand volatility?

  • Value Drivers - What are the main drivers of the CEE PRS markets?
  • Funding - Who is backing, what assets, scale and yields? 
  • Regulations & ESG - How to mitigate costs and ensure compliance?
  • Tenant Demand - How is it shaping the PRS market in CEE?
5th June | 15:30 - 16:30

Debt & Lending - Too much of a good thing?

  • Debt - Best to unlock RE returns or dry powder to immense to make a dent?
  • Buyers & Sellers - Pricing agreements or risky imbalance?
  • Distress - When will it hit and how to prepare for opportunities? 
  • Alternatives - Will mezz trump senior out the market?
  • REITs - Golden ticket to cash flow and high returns or too good to be true?
5th June | 15:30 - 16:30

Poland - CEE’s Safe Haven but Inbound Capital’s most undervalued market?

  • Asset classes - PRS and logistics leading investment deals?
  • Cross-border Capital - Ready to come back to the game?
  • ESG - Time to turn words into actions?
  • Refurbishment & Repurposing - The best way to create value in obsolete properties?
 

Extra Activities

This private discussion is complementary and open to all female participants of CEE GRI 2024 and GRI female Club Members.
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Greenman Poland, headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, is an asset manager and developer in the convenience retail sector, focused on the acquisition, management and development of food anchored retail parks and shopping centres. Greenman Poland has 150 million EURO assets under management, comprising of retail parks and shopping centres totalling 87,000 sqm. The assets are anchored by leading European retailers including Carrefour, Rossmann, JYSK, Pepco and Spar. Greenman Poland is part of the Greenman Group, a collection of subsidiary corporations including Greenman Investments, Europe’s only fully integrated grocery real estate investment fund manager.
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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 46 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.
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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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