Overview

Can strong fundamentals and competitive pricing attract new investment to Slovakia?

If it were only about the numbers, all signs would point to “Now” for investing in Bratislava’s property market. Booming office demand from multinational occupiers, combined with a moderate supply of new high-quality product has allowed vacancy rates to fall to historic lows in that sector. Meanwhile, the transformation of Slovakia into an automotive powerhouse has driven the entire economy even as it produces insatiable demand for new industrial space from logistics companies. Slovak assets trade at a significant discount to comparable product in Prague and Warsaw. And yet, Czech and Slovak investors have dominated the market over foreign investors. With the real estate cycle now far-advanced, is this starting to change?

This conference will feature a powerful mix of CEE and local investors and developers already active on the Slovak market as well as some of the many institutional buyers now competing for high-value assets. It will feature informative analysis of current market conditions as well as frank discussions about what’s needed to promote new growth and investment.

Partners

General Partner

Partner

Organizer

Media Partner

Media Partner

Media Partner

Federation Partner

Program

12th September 2019

08:30

Registration, Networking & Breakfast

09:00

Introduction & Welcome Speech

09:05

Slovakia's real estate market: An overview

The volume of real estate investment in the Slovak market goes hand in hand with the country’s economic performance as well as many external factors. Market observers agree that there’s still a high level of willingness to invest but there are increasing signals of a growing caution. What are the main reasons to continue investing? And what should investors watch out for? Is there still money to be made at this point in the cycle? Are there significant differences in Slovak regions?

09:35

Innovations in development of office buildings - which of them will survive?

The office sector is changing rapidly to match the way companies are doing business. Employers are creating space that encourages creativity of employees. Concepts like co-working have become the norm. Achieving sustainability certificates is now a standard part of construction process and the most pioneering developers have moved on to Well Certifications. Meanwhile, proptech innovators are trying to convince developers to install the latest applications for building management. How are all of these innovations impacting the bottom line? Do tenants in Bratislava actually demand state-of-the-art offices and are they willing to pay extra for it? Which of the new trends in office development will survive and which are only a short-term “fad”?

10:20

Networking Coffee Break

10:40

How are shopping centers changing?

11:25

The current potential of logistics centers: modern warehouses and city logistics

12:10

Lunch

13:10

Alternative residential projects and housing for seniors

For an increasing number of developers, the residential market is no longer just about the standard construction of apartment buildings and flats. What are the new trends? Social housing in Slovakia has been marginalized for a long time, but it’s now emerging as a submarket with real potential for growth. In addition, rental housing is beginning to be considered strongly, as prices for standard flats rise beyond the financial means of more and more people. What is motivating investors to go into these alternative forms of residential development and what are the potential problems and opportunities?

13:55

Final Dicussion

19:00

DBH CEDES 2019 Closing Mixer

Speakers

Josef Musil

Josef Musil

Director

DRFG
Adrián Bodis

Adrián Bodis

Country Manager

Immofinanz
Michal Hoško

Michal Hoško

Head of Leasing Department

Corwin
Peter Chovanec

Peter Chovanec

Director of Branch of Foreign Bank

BKS Bank
Pavel Sovička

Pavel Sovička

Managing Director

Panatonni Europe
Mária Valachyová

Mária Valachyová

Chief Economist

Slovenská sporiteľňa
Ľubomír Vais

Ľubomír Vais

Company founder & CEO

EBM Group
Peter Kysela

Peter Kysela

Managing Director

Atrios Real Estate
Pavol Čarný

Pavol Čarný

Managing Director

Goldbeck
Peter Jánoši

Peter Jánoši

Managing Director Slovakia

P3
Marián Fridrich

Marián Fridrich

Deputy Head of Slovakia

Cushman & Wakefield
Katarína Paule

Katarína Paule

Head of Retail Agency

Cushman & Wakefield
Ermanno Boeris

Ermanno Boeris

Managing Partner

Colliers International
Dagmar Yoder

Dagmar Yoder

Associate Partner

Deloite Legal
Jan Buza

Jan Buza

Head Of Business Development

HubHub
Alexander Šrank

Alexander Šrank

Country Managing Partner

PwC
Vladimír Bolek

Vladimír Bolek

Member of the Board

IAD Investments
Igor Valent

Igor Valent

Head of Retail Leasing

HB Reavis
Vladimír Béreš

Vladimír Béreš

Centre Manager

Avion Shopping Park
Eva Zekucia

Eva Zekucia

Managing Partner

CHEFGROUP
Tomáš Liška

Tomáš Liška

Company Founder

Pressburg Development
Robert McLean

Robert McLean

Editor in Chief

CIJ Europe

Location

Sheraton Bratislava Hotel

Pribinova 12

811 09 Bratislava

Slovakia

Register

Please choose - Special Ticket(s) offer ends 23rd August 2019*
220 EUR + VAT single seat CEDES800 EUR + Vat for a group package of 4 tickets CEDES

Contact

Erika Farenzenova
Sales & Events Manager Slovakia
CIJ EUROPE
+421 911 105 556
farenzenova@cijeurope.com
Robert Fletcher
CEO
CIJ EUROPE
+420 724 175 3322
fletcher@cijeurope.com