‘The whole CEE region is attractive to investors’

Wojciech Koczara, Partner, Head of CEE Real Estate, CMS

Wojciech Koczara, Partner, Head of CEE Real Estate, CMS

Wojciech Koczara, Partner, Head of CEE Real Estate, CMS, tells The Real Estate Day that Poland still accounts for 50% of flows into the region but other countries like Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania are popular with investors and Ukraine and Slovakia also offer opportunities


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‘A positive story across most sectors’

Kevin Turpin, Regional Director of Research, CEE, Colliers International

Kevin Turpin, Regional Director of Research, CEE, Colliers International

Kevin Turpin, Regional Director of Research, CEE, Colliers International, tells The Real Estate Day that 60% of investment has gone into the office sector but retail is also strong across the region because wages are rising and people have disposable income to spend


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‘Lodz is great location between East and West’

Freddie James, Assistant Fund Manager, Tritax

Freddie James, Assistant Fund Manager, Tritax

Freddie James, Assistant Fund Manager, Tritax, tells The Real Estate Day that Poland’s third-largest city has a good labour supply and great infrastructure, as it’s well connected by road and also benefits from the fast rail link to China, with goods arriving in 12 days


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‘Domestic capital is making a difference in CEE’

Dorota Wysokińska Kuzdra, Senior Partner, Head of Corporate Finance CEE, Colliers International

Dorota Wysokińska Kuzdra, Senior Partner, Head of Corporate Finance CEE, Colliers International

Dorota Wysokińska Kuzdra, Senior Partner, Head of Corporate Finance CEE, Colliers International, tells The Real Estate Day that local investors, who know the market and can assess risk well, are now competing with traditional foreign investors for assets


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‘German consumers are in spending mode’

Dirk Hoenig Ohnsorg, MD, Head of Retail Development Germany, Colliers International

Dirk Hoenig Ohnsorg, MD, Head of Retail Development Germany, Colliers International

Dirk Hoenig Ohnsorg, MD, Head of Retail Development Germany, Colliers International, tells The Real Estate Day that people are not feeling the economic slowdown and they are enjoying shopping and supporting proximity retail, convenience stores and F&B, while fashion sales are growing online


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‘The Hostels sector is an opportunity’

Henri Wilmes, CIO, A&O Hostels

Henri Wilmes, CIO, A&O Hostels

Henri Wilmes, CIO, A&O Hostels, tells The Real Estate Day that in the last couple of years the sector has really matured to the point that now all the big players have institutional money behind them because investors have realised that it has great growth potential


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‘Very healthy outlook for European hotels’

Dirk Bakker, Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Dirk Bakker, Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Dirk Bakker, Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International, tells The Real Estate Day that group travel, especially from Asia, is driving tourism and demand in countries like Spain and Italy but also Croatia and Greece and the whole Mediterranean area offers opportunities


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‘How to grasp the opportunities that digitalisation offers’

Kyrill Radev, CEO, EverEstate

Kyrill Radev, CEO, EverEstate

Kyrill Radev, CEO, EverEstate, tells The Real Estate Day that while some in the industry have an inexplicable fear of sharing data, the most professional players now understand the importance of cooperation and sharing data and the value of transparency


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‘Real estate is highly exposed to climate risk’

Benedikt Tschinki, Sustainability Services, PWC

Benedikt Tschinki, Sustainability Services, PWC

Benedikt Tschinki, Sustainability Services, PWC, tells The Real Estate Day that their Climate Excellence scenario analysis tool can assess the financial risks stemming from climate change such as new regulation, changing demands, increased insurance costs and impact on value


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‘Resi now has the push and pull factor’

Stephen Miles, Head of Operational Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors

Stephen Miles, Head of Operational Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors

Stephen Miles, Head of Operational Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors, tells The Real Estate Day that the push factor is office yields being even lower than resi yields for the first time, while the pull factor is that the residential sector is benefitting from increased demand


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