The stage is set for the 19th annual SEE Real Estate Awards, heralding the pinnacle of achievement in the vibrant South-eastern Europe region. This prestigious event, set to dazzle on April 17, 2024, at the illustrious Athenee Palace Hotel in Bucharest, Romania, will be graced by luminaries and titans of the industry.

In the wake of turbulent times, Craig Smith, the visionary publisher and founder of EuropaProperty, champions of the commercial real estate realm, reflects with pride on the influx of nominations. It’s a testament to these burgeoning markets’ unwavering economic vigour and resilience.

Amidst a resurgence in commercial real estate dynamics across Romania and the SEE region, this year’s gala promises to be a watershed moment, drawing the attention of local stalwarts and global players eager to capitalize on the burgeoning opportunities.

Romania, in particular, emerges from the crucible of crisis with renewed vitality, presenting a fertile ground for both development and investment endeavours, albeit with a calculated level of risk compared to its more established counterparts in the CEE markets.

As the anticipation mounts, market leaders brace for the showdown across various sectors—office, retail, warehouse, and residential—vying for supremacy and recognition. With a distinguished panel of judges comprising senior-level European and Central European directors, the SEE Real Estate Awards is an undisputed hallmark event within the industry.

Now, as the spotlight turns towards the titans of the dynamic SEE real estate landscape, the semi-finalists emerge from a rigorous selection process, conducted by an independent jury, culminating from a pool of over 300 nominees.

 

Shortlisted nominees

 

Company of the Year

 

Retailer – nominations still being accepted

AC&co.

BENVENUTI

Douglas

Kaufland

 

ESG & Sustainability

BPS RoofTop  – Arco Capital

Naturally Colored Cotton – AC&co.

RAWSBURG Masterplan – Rams Global

 

Professional Service Provider

ACREM

Aremas Real Estate Marketing Consultancy Services (Turkey)

Coverpoint Foodservice Consulting

Cushman & Wakefield Forton

Genesis Facility Management

Kadena Properties

New Work

Winstone Real Estate Services

 

Top Digital Services Provider

Digital Partners

MetaWealth

PlanRadar

Propellyst

Workcloud24

 

Architectural Firm

Adest Architecture

Chapman Taylor

COS

Cumulus Architecture

Dome + Partners (Turkey)

X Architecture & Engineering Consult

 

Construction Firm

Bog’Art

BTDConstruct & Ambient

Comsales Grup

Horizon Properties         

 

Project Management Firm

Brisk Group

CBRE

Oktopaz

Optim Project Management

Sentient

Vitalis Consulting

 

Property Management Firm

CBRE

Fortim Trusted Advisors

Square 7 part of M Core

 

Law Firm

Filip & Company

Popescu & Asociatii

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law

Wolf Theiss       

 

Shopping Centre Director – nominations still being accepted

Cornelia Nicolae – FASHION HOUSE Group

Sorin Scintei – AFI Europe Romania

 

Agency

CBRE

Cushman & Wakefield Forton

Green Alley Real Estate

Griffes

Hitch&Mosher

SVN Romania

 

Bank

Alpha Bank Romania

Banca Transilvania

Erste Group Bank

Pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

 

Residential Developer

AFI Europe Romania

Alesonor Real Estate Development

Atıs Global

Liebrecht & wooD

Nusco Imobiliara

One United Properties

Prime Kapital Development

Speedwell

Yıldızlar Group

 

Retail Developer

AFI Europe Romania

Atıs Global

Delta Real Estate

FASHION HOUSE Group

Kaufland International

NEPI Rockcastle

Scallier

Square 7 part of M Core

 

Warehouse Developer

Catted

ELI Parks

MLP Group

P3 Logistics Parks

WDP

 

Office Developer

AFI Europe Romania

Atenor

Forte Partners

Genesis Property

GTC

Iulius Group

One United Properties

Prime Kapital Development

 

Investment Deal – nominations still being accepted

ALFI RE acquires Matrix B in Croatia

BIG CEE acquires two retail parks in Serbia

CTP acquires industrial portfolio from FM Logistic in Romania

Diofa Fund Management acquired Indotek’s Belgrade office portfolio

Immofinanz sells Grand Center Office Building in Zagreb

M Core purchased a 25 retail park portfolio from Mitiska REIM

One Herastrau Office purchased from One United Properties by a private investor

Prvý realitný fond acquires 9.7 hectares for logistics centre in Croatia

 

Investor

ALFI RE

BIG CEE

Diofa Fund Management

IAD Investments

M Core

Mitiska REIM

 

Project of the Year 

 

Future Project – nominations still being accepted

AFI Home North – AFI Europe – Romania

AFI Loft – AFI Europe – Romania

Atria Urban Resort – EVERGENT Investments – Romania

Babylon – Atıs Global – Turkey

Batiyakasi – Yıldızlar Group – Turkey

CityZen – Speedwell – Romania

ELI Park Iasi – ELI Parks – Romania

Emonika centre – OTP/Mendota Invest – Slovenia

FASHION HOUSE Outlet Centre Pallady (phase II) – FASHION HOUSE Group – Romania

Glenwood Estate – Speedwell – Romania

Hyde Park City – PSP Farman Holding – Serbia

Nusco City Phase II – Nusco Imobiliara – Romania

Promenada Mall Bucharest – NEPI Rockcastle – Romania

Rams Beyond – Rams Global – Turkey

Rams City Halic – Rams Global – Turkey

 

Refurbishment/Extension Project

myhive Victoria Park – CPI Property Group – Romania

Radisson RED Belgrade – Radisson Group – Serbia

Pirelli extension in Slatina – WDP – Romania

The Sava Centar – Delta Real Estate – Serbia

 

Mixed-use Project

Downtown Bursa – Atıs Global – Turkey

ONE COTROCENI PARK – One United Properties – Romania

Palas Campus – Iulius Group – Romania

Silk District Phase 1 – Prime Kapital Development – Romania

The Sava Centar – Delta Real Estate – Serbia

 

Residential Project

Agia Paraskevi – Horizon Properties – Greece

Amber Forest – Alesonor – Romania

Avalon Estate – Prime Kapital Development – Romania

Boreal Plus – IMPACT Developer & Contractor – Romania

Kvartet  Residential – Corwin – Slovenia

Liziera de Lac – Liebrecht & wooD – Romania

Nusco City Phase I – Nusco Imobiliara – Romania

 

Retail Project

AFI Arad – AFI Europe – Romania

GREENFIELD Plaza – IMPACT Developer & Contractor – Romania

FunShop Park Mosnita – Scallier – Romania

Kaufland Sandanski – Kaufland – Bulgaria

Shopping Park Griugiu – Square 7 part of M Core  – Romania

Promenada Craiova – NEPI Rockcastle – Romania

 

Warehouse Project

CATTED Business Park Chitila – Catted – Romania

ELI Park 4 Bucharest – ELI Parks – Romania

Logistics Park Bacău – Transilvania Construcții – Romania

P3 Bucharest A1 Industrial Park – P3 Logistics Parks – Romania

Phase 2 of MLP Bucharest West – MLP Group – Romania

Pirelli extension in Slatina – WDP – Romania

 

Office Project

Crunchyroll – Astercon-Grup – Moldova

@Expo Building – Atenor – Romania

GTC X – GTC – Serbia

ONE Cotroceni Park (phase 2) – One United Properties – Romania

Palas Campus – Iulius Group – Romania

U•Center 2 – Forte Partners – Romania

Silk District Phase 1 – Prime Kapital Development – Romania

YUNITY Park – Genesis Property – Romania

 

Overall Awards 

 

Professional of the Year – nominations still being accepted

Lucian Azoitei – Forty Management

Didier Balcaen – Speedwell

Claudiu Bisnel – Brisk Group

Nicolae Ciobanu – Fortim Trusted Advisors

Madalina Cojocaru – Cushman & Wakefield Echinox

Ziv Gigi – GTC

Maggie Kitshoff – Prime Kapital Development

Doron Klein – AFI Europe Romania and the Czech Republic

Geo Mărgescu – Forte Partners

Alexandru Mocanescu – KPMG Romania

Michele Nusco – Nusco Imobiliara

Eliza Predoiu – NEPI Rockcastle

Alex Skouras – Alesonor Real Estate Development

Igor Stefanet – Invest Moldova Agency

Silviu Stratulat – Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law

 

Lifetime Achievement

Rüdiger Dany – NEPI Rockcastle

Rüdiger Dany joined NEPI Rockcastle in 2021 as COO, becoming CEO in February 2022. Under his leadership the company delivered record distributable earnings per share in 2023, not only marking a full recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic but exceeding the previous record set in 2019. In just two years Mr. Dany has seen net operating income grow by some 40 percent and the company has outperformed its peer group across several key performance indicators in 2023.