Michaela Lashova MRICS, CEO of Forton, independently owned and operated member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance for Bulgaria and Macedonia is the new RICS Ambassador for Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia. Her focus is to promote RICS Standards and to attract new professional members from Bulgaria and the neighbouring countries.
Michaela will work in close collaboration with Anna Orcsik, the RICS Regional Manager in Central and Eastern Europe, in order to implement the organisation’s global Business Plan in these markets.
Alongside her new role, Michaela is Member of RICS in Bulgaria and RICS Registered Valuer. She has 18 years of total experience and 6 years of experience at Forton as Head of Investment Consultancy & Valuation department after a five-year career at UniCredit Leasing, part of the largest financial institution in Bulgaria UniCredit, where she headed the department of large corporate clients and real estate. While at Forton, Mrs. Lashova helped to attract and retain as clients key international investors and developers.
RICS accredits over 118,000 qualified professionals across the globe in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. In Europe excl. UK RICS has 6,560 qualified RICS Members–as recognised by the title MRICS (Member of RICS) or FRICS (Fellow of RICS).
Michaela Lashova MRICS, commenting on her new role, said: “I’m proud to be a member of RICS and I am delighted to represent and promote the Chartered Surveying profession in SEE, as our professional credentials provide unrivalled client confidence and a passport to not only local but national and global prospects. RICS is bringing international standards, ethics, best practices to the market but also offers a recognised qualification, continued professional development, international networking opportunities, professional guidance, and knowledge sharing.”
Michaela Lashova holds a Master’s Degree in Financial Management from the City University – Washington and Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois in Chicago.