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Thursday, 22 January 2015, 8.00 am - 10.30 am
Location: DLA Piper, 3 Noble St, City of London, EC2V 7EE

POLAND & CEE PROPERTY BREAKFAST - London

With high yields and growing middle classes, are Poland/CEE risk-returns really improving?

Speakers

Patrick Delcol PATRICK DELCOL
CEO, Central & Eastern Europe
BNP Paribas Real Estate, Warsaw

BNP Paribas Real Estate, a unit of the French banking group, is one of Europe's largest property advisers. Prior to joining the firm, M. Delcol, held management posts in renowned international firms. He has worked in Poland for the past 16 years, and was board member and then CEO at Centrum Finansowe Puławska and Centrum Banku Śląskiego prior to spells with ING and DTZ. A founder and now president of the Polish Council of Shopping Centers he holds an MBA from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

Stephan Groht STEPHAN GROHT
Managing Director
marcredo, Warsaw

marcredo is a shopping centre specialist developer operating in Poland with various formats. It is a subsidiary of German-based fund issuer and property investor elbfonds, which Hr. Groht founded. He has been active in the property sector since 1991, and as a mall development process specialist in mid-sized cities in Poland since 2006. marcredo aims to develop and run 500,000 sq.m. of retail sales area over the coming years, with 63,000 sq.m. already in the portfolio and 80,000 sq.m. in the implementation phase.

Walter Hampel WALTER HAMPEL
MD, Head of Real Estate Finance CEE, Austria & Switzerland
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Munich

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank is a specialist bank for CRE and public investment finance. The regional focus is on Germany as well the UK, France and Scandinavia plus other selected European countries. Dr. Hampel is an MD based in Munich, dealing with clients active in the CEE Markets as well as responsibility for Switzerland and Austria. He has been active in the CEE property markets for more than 12 years, including seven based in Prague between 1995 and 2001 as a real estate lender for Austrian and German banks.

Allan Saunderson ALLAN SAUNDERSON
Managing Editor - Moderator
Property Investor Europe, Frankfurt

Even if tensions over Russian action in Ukraine remain high, Poland and its neighbours in central and eastern Europe now offer high-yielding real estate combined with growing middle classes, private consumption, employment - and demand for modern buildings. The headlines tell it all: ...LOW INFLATION and positive growth favour mature central and east European office markets, with Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia likely to benefit most, says Colliers. ...WARSAW MODERN OFFICE stock reach 4.4m sq.m. by the end of third quarter, and developers have announced completions of another 90,000 sq.m. in 4Q14 so far. ...OFFICE CONSTRUCTION in the Polish capital Warsaw remains buoyant, and vacancy rates are likely to rise above the 13.8%, but regional cities remains strong. ...HUNGARY, ROMANIA AND SERBIA will this year exceed 2013 property transaction volumes and are headed higher in 2015 ...POLAND'S SECOND LARGEST CITY KRAKOW is set for a bumper year in office as it enjoys the nation's lowest vacancy rate and the highest new supply in its history. ...INTERNATIONAL FIRMS PANATTONI EUROPE AND GOODMAN have simultaneously opened huge new Polish warehouses for internet retailer Amazon near Wroclaw and Poznan ...NEW LETTINGS OF POLISH LOGISTICS and industrial property should hit 1m sq.m. in 2014 as tenant demand booms and speculative property development surges. ...DEUTSCHE HYPO says above-average economic development in Poland offers high growth potential for commercial property financing. ...VALAD EUROPE sets up a ¤500m JV with an unnamed institution to create a portfolio of central European retail assets, and buys the Galeria Butovice centre in Prague ...DEUTSCHE ASSET & WEALTH MANAGEMENT, part of the Deutsche Bank group, raises property holdings in Poland to over ¤1bn with the acquisition of the Metropolitan office in Warsaw ...POLAND COULD SOON BE WORLD LEADER in outsourcing and this is driving demand for modern office outside Warsaw in cities such as Krakow, Wroclaw and Katowice, an Expo Real panel said..... ENQUIRE NOW ABOUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT THIS IMPORTANT EVENT!

Anna Zabrodzka ANNA ZABRODZKA
Central and Eastern Europe Economist
Moody’s Analytics, Prague Office

Moody’s Analytics, a unit of Moody’s Corporation, offers tools and best practices for measuring risk for capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. Ms. Zabrodzka is the key analyst for Germany and Poland responsible for macroeconomic baseline and scenario forecasting, and narrative development. She also provides commentary and research on the Eurozone and CEE for the Dismal Scientist website. Before joining Moody's, she worked for the ECB, focusing on monetary policy operations and money markets.

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