25th September 2019 - Slovanský dům, Prague Czech Republic

Foremost Thinking Players & Analysts

Everyone knows Europe’s economy is slowing, but no one knows how far it will go, or when we’ll see any impact on the real estate market. Investors who began hoarding cash a couple years ago will be frustrated by the time they’ve lost, but there’s no guarantee that getting out today is the right move. In fact, it’s the long-term investors who are active in almost all types of market weather that are doing the best. Rental markets are bulging with strength, while pre-leasing activity is so strong that there’s little danger of over-building in any of the sectors. And for the moment, even though there’s an impressive backlog of equity looking desperately for investment product, the decision makers who pull the trigger on acquisitions are far more careful than they were a decade ago.
CEDEM 2019 will feature in-depth discussions on key issues facing the property sector in Central & Eastern Europe while tackling the basics of real estate investing, including the dawn of a more mature, transparent era in Prague for developers and the rise of residential’s rental market. There will also be analysis and debate over how retailers and logistics providers will work out the issue of Last Mile delivery of purchases made on-line with city officials. Finally, with the automobile sector finally making the jump away from combustion engines, it’s time for the real estate industry to take a hard look at its own environmental footprint and ask if box-ticking for green certificates is really the best it can do.
Now in its 20th year, CEDEM 2019 will bring together top real estate and economic experts from around CEE and Europe in Prague’s Slovansky dům for a day of dynamic, stimulating discussions and high-level networking.

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Welcome Partner

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Organizer

http://www.cijeurope.com

Media Partner

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Federation Partner

PROGRAM

9:00

Registration & Breakfast

10:00

Welcome & Introduction

10:10 - 10:50

European growth stalls: Is this the dip investors have been waiting for?

Europe’s economy for the past five years have been called a boom, even though Eurozone GDP growth never did better than 2.4%. Yet for nearly a decade, doomsayers continued to warn that low-interest rates and quantitative easing would doom us to another, deeper financial crisis. Should we be more concerned by the indebtedness of European countries, or does it make sense to trust that tighter banking regulations have curbed the excesses that brought about the last crisis? And could the end of this boom actually slow the economy just enough to spark a new wave of real estate investment in CEE when investor liquidity levels are still high enough to take advantage of it?

10:50

Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:00

CEE Investment strategies for a market in flux

Europe’s post-crisis economic miracle is coming back down to Earth, there’s an increasing differential between European and US interest rates, and we’re less clear about Brexit than we were after the referendum. Yet none of these uncertainties have killed the appetite of institutional and local real estate investors. It’s full-steam ahead. Is this simply the last gasp of the Great Recovery or are today’s deals presenting questionable value for investors? The panel will discuss how much more local investors can be expected to buy this cycle and the depth of demand from the new kids on the block from Korea.

12:00

Coffee Break

12:20 - 13:10

Is developer transparency a winning strategy in Prague?

In the past, developers made as little noise about their projects as possible, hoping that local pressure groups wouldn’t kill their plans. This is changing, with key projects for the city now exhibited at public venues like CAMP and extensive discussions with Prague residents and officials. But is this a winning strategy, and does it apply only to huge projects by the biggest players? Prague has new leadership following last year’s elections and their rhetoric is far more investor friendly than before. But will they actually produce changes to the planning process and complete badly needed transportation investments? Even if they trust Prague’s new leaders, can developers trust the system?

13:10

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

Prague's out-of-control residential prices, and the rise of rental

Reform to the construction law is certainly needed, but in reality, isn’t the frightening rise in residential prices a more complicated issue than simply the difficulty in getting planning and construction permits? How does the situation fit into the European context, in which the middle class is being priced out of ownership, fundamentally changing the social structure? Is there anything that can be done to slow the trend in Prague and what are the dangers of failing to do so?

14:45

Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:50

On-line retail's future depends on the Last Mile

In the world of online retail, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for every city for delivering goods to customers. What’s clear is that the range of goods consumers no longer need to buy in a store is growing by the month. If the volume of business is clearly set to rise for years to come, are cities really prepared to sit back and watch their cities fill with vans and their sidewalks clog with double-parked vehicles? Trucks are already banned from motorways on certain weekend days, so it can’t be long until an urban backlash follows. What solutions are European towns developing to meet this new challenge and can any of them be applied in Prague?

15:50

Does Europe need its own Green New Deal?

New York mayor Bill de Blasio recently called for the banning of new skyscrapers, claiming they are wasteful structures that create too much carbon emissions. His controversial statement offended many in the property industry. But have we become complacent about the impact the commercial real estate is having on climate change? Are LEED and BREEAM certificates really the best the industry can do? With billions of dollars now being invested into R&D that’s transforming the car industry, is a similar push now needed to develop new design methods and technolgies to improve the carbon footprint of new and existing buildings?

18:00

CEDEM 2019 Closing Mixer

SPEAKERS

Remon Vos

Remon Vos

CEO

CTP
Troy Javaher

Troy Javaher

Managing Partner

Lincoln Property Company
Pavel Sobisek

Pavel Sobisek

Chief Economist

UniCredit Bank
Lukáš Kovanda

Lukáš Kovanda

Chief Economist

CZECH FUND
Peter Noack

Peter Noack

CEO

Zeitgeist Asset Management
Tomas Kaderabek

Tomas Kaderabek

Managing Director

Association of Developers
Bryan Wilson

Bryan Wilson

Partner

Wilsons
Magdalena Szulc

Magdalena Szulc

Business Unit Director, Central Europe

SEGRO
Tomáš Pardubicky

Tomáš Pardubicky

Director

FINEP
Prokop Svoboda

Prokop Svoboda

Managing Partner

Svoboda & Williams
Róbert Sninčák

Róbert Sninčák

Head of Asset Management for CEE

CBRE Global Investors
Mike Atwell

Mike Atwell

Head of Capital Markets CEE

JLL
Jakub Holec

Jakub Holec

Managing Director

108 Agency
Viťa Vala

Viťa Vala

Principal

Luka Living
Martin Hubinger

Martin Hubinger

Partner

T.E Group
Roland Bebčák

Roland Bebčák

Partner

White Star Real Estate
Pavel Streblov

Pavel Streblov

Business Director Commercial Real Estate

Penta Real Estate
Jana Vlkova

Jana Vlkova

Director

Colliers International
Lukáš Ferkl, Ph.D.

Lukáš Ferkl, Ph.D.

Manager of University Centre for Energy Efficient Building

ČVUT
Zuzana Chudoba

Zuzana Chudoba

Head of Real Estate

YIT
Petr Hana

Petr Hana

Senior Manager

Deliotte
Milan Brlik

Milan Brlik

Head of Participation Office

IPR Praha
Igor Klajmon

Igor Klajmon

Chief Development Officer

Sekyra Group
Jan Andrejco

Jan Andrejco

Technical Director

Panattoni Europe
Robert McLean

Robert McLean

Editor in Chief

CIJ Europe

LOCATION

Slovanský dům

Na Příkopě 22
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

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