EuropaProperty has concluded its 19th annual SEE Real Estate Awards at the Intercontinental Athenee Palace Hotel in Bucharest, maintaining its unbroken tradition since its inception. The event, hailed as a resounding success, saw AFI Europe, M Core, Forte Partners, and Alesonor clinch multiple awards across various investment, development, and project categories, reaffirming its stature as a pivotal event in the region’s real estate landscape.

M Core emerged as the top investor, recognized for its investment strategy and successful transactions, notably its acquisition of a 25 retail park portfolio in Romania from Mitiska REIM, signaling the region’s appeal as a secure and lucrative investment destination.

AFI Europe Romania secured two awards, one for retail developer and another honoring their CEO, Doron Klein, as the consummate Professional of the Year. Forte Partners earned accolades as Office Developer, with its Bucharest U•Center 2 named Office Project of the Year, showcasing exemplary Class A office developments and innovative sustainable solutions.

Amidst the burgeoning significance of the residential market, Alesonor emerged triumphant as the Residential Developer of the Year, lauded for their visionary projects that redefine urban landscapes. Their crowning achievement, the Amber Forest project on the outskirts of Bucharest, captivated hearts and minds, further solidifying their status as industry pioneers.

Griffes, a local agency, received praise for its outstanding office agency and advisory services, while Cushman & Wakefield Forton and CBRE scooped up awards for Professional Service Provider and multiple categories including Agency and Property Management.

Outstanding projects were celebrated, including myhive Victoria Park by CPI Property Group for best Refurbishment/Extension Project, Fashion House’s Pallady Outlet Phase 2 for Future Retail Project of the Year, and mixed-use developments like Palas Campus by Iulius Group in Romania and Downtown Bursa by Atıs Global in Turkey.

Retail is thriving in Romania, with NEPI Rockcastle leading the charge. Their impressive project, Promenada Craiova, was crowned Retail Project of the Year, showcasing the company’s commitment to excellence. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, NEPI Rockcastle’s Rüdiger Dany was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Meanwhile, Cornelia Nicolae of the FASHION HOUSE Group was acclaimed as the Shopping Centre Director of the Year, further highlighting the industry’s top talent and innovative developments.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives were honoured, with fashion retailer AC&co. recognized for innovative sustainable practices. Kaufland was lauded as Retailer of the Year, reflecting the vitality of the retail sector, while Banca Transilvania was named Bank of the Year for its pivotal role in real estate financing.

Industry stalwarts Wolf Theiss, Bog’Art, and Chapman Taylor were acknowledged for their contributions, alongside digital services provider PlanRadar. WDP Group and ELI Logistics Parks received accolades for their excellence in the industrial and logistics sector.

In closing, congratulations were extended to all winners, with anticipation building for next year’s event, promising an even greater celebration of achievements in the region’s real estate industry.

The 20th annual SEE Real Estate Awards will be held on April 3rd, 2025.