EuropaProperty is proud to host the 11th annual EuropaProperty CEE Investment Awards. This annual spectacle is one of the most important and valuable real estate events in Central and Eastern Europe. This year the forum and awards gala will be organised using a hybrid-style concept incorporating traditional face to face meetings at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw with an ONLINE component (via the CEO Networking Platform).
“We at EuropaProperty have become pioneers as well as innovators in the field of events. Bringing people together has never been more important and this year’s CEE Investment Awards and CEO networking forum will create a unique opportunity for everyone to be entertained and share the experience of a highly coveted event, whilst learning about the developments and trends which will help shape the ‘new normal’ going forward. So, I’m very pleased that we have now established ourselves as the number one awards event organisers,” commented event organiser and publisher of EuropaProperty, Craig Smith.
Before this current crisis investment into CEE was registering substantial increases, and expectations were that investment volumes would reach and exceed previous record volumes, with all of CEE expected to perform strongly. However, while the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the real economy has been dramatic, market experts are cautiously optimistic that transaction activity can and will resume as normal.
In terms of asset classes, investors are drawn to the core / core+ sectors but the market may witness a new wave of capital targeting opportunities occurring off the back of any signs of distress. Core and core+ real estate investors will continue to be attracted by high specification office buildings in key CBD locations with low vacancy. Convenience retail and last-mile logistics assets in densely populated areas and high specification logistics warehouses in markets with high or rising e-commerce penetration will continue to attract investors. Residential and multifamily assets in cities and regions with supply shortages will also remain key for investors.
The event is the only one of its kind with a real focus on the investment market with awards for top investors, investor/developers, bankers, projects and specialized service firms.
Nominations were made online and an independent jury carried out the process of deciding between the nominations for the award categories. The members of the jury are all experienced real estate professionals and are from every sector of commercial real estate in the region.
The shortlisted finalists will have their entries scrutinized and the jury then votes to decide the winners on the night before the gala at a jury dinner held LIVE at the Intercontinental Hotel and ONLINE via the latest digital technology. The event auditor, “EY”, oversees the voting process.