2nd April 2020

Insights from the Best and Brightest

Fears of a slowdown in Europe’s economy have fed concerns in the real estate sector that one of the longest periods of expansion on the Continent would come to an abrupt halt. But despite a fears of a global trade war, the passage of Brexit and a downwards blip in German GDP, what remains of the European Union now seems poised for economic stabilitzation. Underlying tension remains, however, including record-low interest rates, a critical lack of labor and skyrocketing residential prices. Developers and investors must take these structural imbalances into account when formulating their long-term strategies. HOF Forum’s schedule will tackle these questions head-on, confronting the needs of today’s tenants and end users with tomorrow’s real estate projects.

HOF Forum 2020 will feature in-depth discussions on key issues facing the property sector in Central & South Eastern Europe. The HOF Forum takes advantage of the incoming top management from around CEE & SEE for the HOF Awards and presents them in discussion in each of the panels representing Office, Retail, Logistics and Investment. The HOF Forum offers insight into the state of the markets as a whole.

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Program

The HOF Forum 2020 program will be made up of a mix of presentations, moderated panel discussions and debate togther with ample networking-focused coffee breaks to meet panelists and delegates.

08.30

Registration & Healthy Breakfast

09:10

Welcome Introduction & Market Presentation

09:30

Community, wellness and flexibility - do tenants and investors value the new office trends equally?

Developers have been designing office buildings to meet the new demands of their tenants’ employees. But this could change as labor scarcity across Europe threatens to hurt office take-up levels. The newfound popularity of flexibility and wellness could not have been better timed given the current global health scare. But will they continue to prove attractive in an economic downturn if we’ve reached a market inflection point?

10:10

Coffee Break

10:30

Digital retail solutions: How landlords are building both shopper and retailer loyalty

Screens have taken a dominant place in consumers’ lives with astonishing speed and made it possible to shop without ever stepping into a shopping center. But it’s also given mall owners and retailers a powerful new set of digital tools to bring in customers and drive footfall. Which are the most effective at building the sort of loyalty needed when times get tougher? And would an economic downturn punish or reward major investments in F&B at the expense of traditional tenants?

11:10

Coffee Break

11:30

Permit crisis: Without serious new incentives, towns will increasingly choose to block industrial development

The threat to further development from community and activist-led opposition to industrial development is becoming alarming. If municipalities could gain more from such investments through tax policies and other incentives, they could become more willing partners in the process. This panel will compare the experiences of developers from a variety of locations and focus on strategies for creating better policies and procedures. Panelists will also discuss lessons learned from recent supply chain disruptions and impact this could have on future logistics and production planning.

12:10

Coffee Break

12:30

Have ultra-low interest rates deformed CEE's property investment markets?

Ultra-low financing costs have spurred enormous investment volumes in CEE, but how vulnerable is the market now to even minor interest rate hikes? At the same time, competition is increasing just as supply is dwindling, meaning alternative assets could attract a growing number of investors still looking to deploy capital. The panel will also discuss the potential consequences of the U.S. and Chinese central banks’ emergency rate cuts in response to the global health crisis.

Speakers

Robert Dobrzycki

Robert Dobrzycki

Chief Executive Officer Europe

Panattoni
Hadley Dean

Hadley Dean

CEO

EPP
Doron Klein

Doron Klein

CEO Czech Republic & Romania

AFI Europe
Jiří Hrbáček

Jiří Hrbáček

Managing Director

Wood & Co
Alexandra Tomášková

Alexandra Tomášková

Executive Vice President Operations Czech Republic & Hungary

Skanska Property
Peter Kysela

Peter Kysela

Managing Director

Atrios
Mihai Paduroiu

Mihai Paduroiu

CEO Office Division

One United Properties
Renata Osiecka

Renata Osiecka

Managing Partner, Founder

AXI IMMO
Václav Matoušek

Václav Matoušek

Group Development Director

HB Reavis
William Bucknell

William Bucknell

Managing Director

Flow Easte
Robert McLean

Robert McLean

Editor-in-Chief

CIJ EUROPE

Location

Hotel Jalta

Vaclavske nam. 45

Prague 1, 110 00

Czech Republic

 

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CIJ EUROPE
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