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 investors value the new office buzzwords as much as tenants and their employees?

The current climate of scarce labor has put the needs and desires of a new generation of employees front and center when it comes to attracting tenants into new office schemes. Human resource directors now call the shots when it comes to building amenities, while the flexibility demanded by CEO’s is forcing investors to re-think their requirement for the longest possible leases. High-spec, Wellness certified buildings are popular today as are the new co-working buildings, but will they perform when times get tougher?

10:10

Coffee Break

10:30

Retail - Digital solutions for tough times: How landlords are building both shopper and retailer loyalty

There’s a whole universe of new digital technology and applications out there, all of them designed to help shopping centers and stores operate more efficiently or to build relationships with the consumers and communities they want to serve. What are the strategies of the most successful owners and what pitfalls should be avoided?

11:10

Coffee Break

11:30

Logistics - 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.

12:10

Coffee Break

12:30

Hidden consequences: Are ultra-low interest rates deforming property markets?

Ultra-low financing costs have spurred robust investment volumes, but how vulnerable is the market now to even minor interest rate hikes? And with competition increasing and supply dwindling, will alternative assets attract a growing number of investors still looking to deploy capital?

Speakers

Robert Dobrzycki

Robert Dobrzycki

Chief Executive Officer Europe

Panattoni
Hadley Dean

Hadley Dean

CEO

Echo Polska Properties (EPP)
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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Contact

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CIJ EUROPE
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CIJ EUROPE
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