The short-list for the upcoming 16th annual EuropaProperty SEE Real Estate Awards and CEO Networking Forum, Southern Eastern Europe’s premier commercial real estate event, dedicated to investment and development, has been announced.

The SEE Real Estate Awards and CEO Networking Forum 2020 will be the region’s first virtual awards show celebrating investment and development excellence. The event will be broadcast via the latest online technology and digital know-how and will be streamed live on April 7-8.

Bringing people together has never been more important and this year’s SEE Real Estate 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.

The eventual winners will be awarded on April 8 2021 live and online to some of the region’s leading investors, developers and real estate professionals.

Industry Preparing for a post-COVID Renaissance?

These are unprecedented times but there is light at the end of the tunnel. To date, COVID-19 has had a severe impact on our lives, our business and society at large. Today we are faced with the enormous challenge to recover from the impact of the pandemic. So now more than ever the importance of promoting the SEE region as an attractive and safe investment destination is paramount.

Before the current crisis investment into SEE was registering substantial increases, and expectations were that investment volumes would reach and exceed previous record volumes, with all of SEE expected to perform strongly.

However, while the impact on the real economy has been dramatic, market experts are cautiously optimistic that the worst has already passed and that transaction activity could resume in the short term.

In terms of asset classes, the warehouse and logistics and residential sectors have been the clear winners so far. Offices might see increased demand for more flex options that offer easy adaptations to increases or decreases in space usage, as well as offer diversification of portfolios.

Across all asset classes, a flight to core and quality can be seen with value-add investments being the first to show repricing and discounts. There are also plenty of non-core assets, both existing and planned, which can be a target for more opportunistic players looking for risk-adjusted yields. As well as plenty of interesting offers representing all property sectors within primary and secondary locations.

Hot spots of demand, driven by shifts to home working and local shopping, are being identified, and are reflected in increased interest for both retail and hospitality sites in cities, commuter towns and a wider development focus on convenience centres. It’s clear that businesses are preparing for a post-COVID Renaissance for commercial spaces in the SEE region.


Currently, the coronavirus pandemic is putting all businesses through unprecedented challenges. In this way, the SEE Real Estate Awards hopes to recognise and appreciate those who have remained faithful to their core values in the face of the crisis and unfavourable market situation.

The event is the only one of its kind with a real focus on the development and investment markets 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 and ONLINE via the latest digital technology. The event auditor, “EY”, oversees the voting process.


SEE Real Estate Awards Semi-Finalists


Professional Service Provider

ADD Value Management




Brisk Group

Build Green

New Work Offices



Architectural Firm

Adest Architecture


Blue Projects


Epstein Architecture & Engineering

Lemon Interior Design


Law Firm

Boaynov Law

Bojovic Draskovic Popovic & Partners


Lakatos Koves & Partners


Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii


Stratulat Albulescu

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii

Wolf Theiss


Project Management Firm

Blue Projects

Brisk Group


Optim PM


Vitalis Consulting


Property Management Firm


Cushman & Wakefield Echinox

Global Vision

SVN Romania


Property Manager

Alina Dima – Cushman & Wakefield Echinox

Costin Blideanu – AFI Europe

Sorin Scintei – AFI Europe



Avison Young

Cushman Wakefield Echinox




SVN Romania



Alpha Bank Romania

Erste Group Bank AG

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank



Adventum International

AFI Europe

CTP Invest

Forte Partners


Lion’s Head

One United Properties



Investment Deal

AFI Europe acquired NEPI’s office portfolio in Romania

CTP acquired a portfolio of 12 buildings from Cromwell Property Group

One United Properties acquired Office1 building from Conarg

Resolution Property and Zeus Capital Management acquired Floreasca Park

Skanska sells the Campus 6.2 and 6.3 office buildings to S IMMO


Residential Developer

AFI Europe

Biggeorge Property


Belgrade Waterfront

Forte Partners

Gran Via

Hagag Development Europe

One United Properties

Prime Kapital



Retail Developer

AFI Europe

Belgrade Waterfront

Global Vision


Prime Kapital



Warehouse Developer

CTP Invest

Element Industrial

Global Vision

Globalworth Industrial


Office Developer

AFI Europe

Atenor Group

Forte Partners



Hagag Development Europe

One United Properties

Prime Kapital


TriGranit Development Corporation


Project of the Year


Hotel Project

Crowne Plaza Budapest – IHG/Granit Polus – Hungary

ibis Timișoara City Center – Bega Grup – Romania

ibis Styles Bucharest City Center – Dentotal Investment – Romania


Residential Project

AFI City – AFI Europe – Romania

Aviatiei Park 2 – Forte Partners – Romania

Gran Via Park – Gran Via – Romania

H Eliade 9 – Hagag Development Europe – Romania

One Mircea Eliade – One United Properties – Romania


Industrial Project

Chitila Logistics Hub – Global Vision/Globalworth Industrial – Romania

CTPark Bucharest West – CTP Invest – Romania

Eli Park 1 – Element Industrial – Romania


Retail Project

AFI Brasov – AFI Europe – Romania

Dambovița Mall – Prime Kapital – Romania

Galerija Belgrade – Belgrade Waterfront – Serbia

Supernova Požega – Supernova – Croatia


Future Project

Amber Forest – Alesonor – Romania

America House refurbishment – Add Value Management/Morgan Stanley – Romania

Avalon Estate – Prime Kapital – Romania

Globalworth Square – Globalworth – Romania

H Victoriei 139 – Hagag Development Europe – Romania

Millennium Gardens – TriGranit Development Corporation – Hungary

Quehenberger Logistics operations at CTPark Bucharest West – CTP Invest – Romania

Parcului20 residential – Cordia – Romania


Mixed-use project

AFI Brasov & AFI Park Brasov – AFI Europe – Romania

Central District 4 Elemente – Forty Management – Romania

Constanța Business Park – Global Vision/Globalworth Industrial – Romania

Garitage Park – Garitage Investment Management – Bulgaria

One Floreasca City – One United Properties – Romania

Record Park – Speedwell – Romania


Office Project

AFI Park Brasov – AFI Europe – Romania

Green Heart – GTC – Serbia

H Victoriei 109 – Hagag Development – Romania

One Tower – One United Properties – Romania

Matrix B – GTC – Croatia

myhive IRIDE | eighteen and myhive IRIDE | nineteen – IMMOFINANZ – Romania

Park Lane Office Center – Park Lane Developments – Bulgaria

The Bridge 3 – Forte Partners – Romania


Overall Awards


Professional Man of the Year

Claudiu Bisnel – Managing Partner – Brisk Group

Yitzhak Hagag – Co-founder & Shareholder – Hagag Development Europe

Doron Klein – CEO – AFI Europe

Razvan Nica – Managing Partner – Build Green

Mihai Paduroiu – CEO Office Division – One United Properties

Mihnea Serbanescu – General Manager – Cushman Wakefield Echinox

Alex Skouras – Managing Partner – Alesonor

Silviu Stratulat – Managing Partner/Head of Real Estate – Stratulat Albulescu


Professional Woman of the Year

Antoanela Comsa – Managing Director – Gran Via

Ana Dumitrache – Country Head – CTP Romania

Beatrice Dumitrascu – CEO Residential Division – One United Properties

Mariana Garstea – Chief Executive – Sixense

Cornelia Nicolae  – Retail Operations Director – Fashion House Group

Emma Toma – Head of Office Division – AFI Europe