Dealmaking in Central & Eastern European Real Estate

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Investing, Developing, and Leasing in Central & Eastern Europe

A two-hour webinar, May 9, 2017, from 11am -1pm NYC time

Sponsored by  Emerging and Frontier Markets Association

This webinar will not only cover investing in real estate in CEE but will also discuss developing what’s called “build to suit” for companies setting up warehouses or stand alone retail units or companies expanding into CEE and prefering to organize leases on office space and retail space. This should interest many types of legal and financial staff to multinationals.

Countries in central & eastern Europe (CEE) have some of the fastest growth rates in Europe and their future prospects are bright particularly among the countries that are now part of the European Union. Investments in reaI estate are growing rapidly due to reasonable prices, low valuations, good returns and growing economies.

ln first quarter of 2016, 1.4 billion Euros of real estate investments were made in the top five countries of the CEE, including Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania and for the full year of 2016, more than 7 Billion in deals were done.  This is projected to increase into 2017. Leasing activities are growing as well.

Other large markets such as Ukraine and Russia are poised to attract additional investment in the future. GDP in Central and Eastern Europe still remains lower than Western Europe so there is potential for continued growth going forward.

Challenges still exist both economically and politically. This online seminar with speakers from the world’s largest property management group and one of the largest international law firms will discuss the opportunities and the challenges for making profitable investments in central and eastern Europe.

Whether you are already active in CEE countries or are looking to possibly invest or do business in these markets or to exit existing investments this two-hour webinar is something you must attend.

By attending you will learn:

  • How to structure investments & M&A operations for commercial real estate deals in CEE
  • Issues and pitfalls in getting deals done
  • Best practices for “build-to-suit” deals-what to watch out for
  • Ways to negotiate leasing agreements for occupiers in CEE offices & retail
  • Where to find funding and financing sources for CRE deals in CEE including funding from North America
  • Exit and disposal strategies for real estate assets and portfolios
  • Tax and legal issues affecting lessors/lessees, investors and developers
  • Dealing with defaults on lease agreements
  • Evaluating financial returns and risks in key sectors such as retail, industrial & office

Covering Poland,  Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia,  and Opportunities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Ukraine & Russia.

Who should attend:

Real estate investors, institutional investors, pension & endowment funds, REITs, multinational companies, franchising operators, private equity firms, commercial real estate agents/brokers, property developers, property management companies, wealth funds, lawyers, bankers, consultants, economic development officers, CEE & EU governmental agencies, private investors, service providers and wealth managers.

Speakers include:

Neil Blake, EMEA Head of Research, CBRE Group, London

Lina Nemchenko, partner, Baker & McKenzie,  Kiev,

Charles Vernon, senior partner VDA Legal, Bucharest

Benedek Kovacs, partner, Baker & McKenzie, Budapest

Joanna Wojnarowska, partner, Baker & McKenzie, Warsaw

Other speakers to be named

Date:  May 9th, 2017 from 11am -1PM Eastern Standard time in US

 Emerging & Frontier Markets Association- EFMA -www.emerging-frontiermarkets.org

 Early-bird rate: $245 and regular rate $295 –Easy online access for participation with no need to travel. Opportunities to ask questions.

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