Until October 8, 2018
For 15 years we have held the largest real estate conference in the Baltics. During this time, we have hosted more than 4,000 participants and 450 speakers from over 15 countries.
Now we are ready to launch Nordic Real Estate
Forum 2018! This year, you can expect decision makers and business leaders from Europe, Nordics, Baltics and U.S.
Join us now and be a part of the discussion how to shape the Future of Real Estate in the region.
Senior Economist, SEB, SwedenView More
Daniel Bergvall is an Economist at SEB Research team, analysing and forecasting macroeconomic and financial market developments. He joined SEB in 2009. Prior to SEB, Daniel worked as an economist for more than 10 years in different positions at the Swedish Ministry of Finance and the Paris based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Daniel holds a master's degree in economics from Linköping University, Sweden.
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design, United StatesView More
Andres Sevtsuk is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His research interests include urban design and spatial analysis, modeling and visualization, urban and real estate economics, transit and pedestrian oriented development, spatial adaptability and urban history. Andres has worked with a number of city governments, international organizations, planning practices and developers on urban designs, plans and policies in both developed and rapidly developing urban environments, most recently including those in Indonesia and Singapore. He is the author of the Urban Network Analysis toolbox, which is used by researchers and practitioners around the world to study spatial relationships in cities along networks. He has led various international research projects; exhibited his research at TEDx, the World Cities Summit and the Venice Biennale; and received the President’s Design Award in Singapore, International Buckminster Fuller Prize and Ron Brown/Fulbright Fellowship. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Planning at the Singapore University of technology and Design (SUTD), and a lecturer at MIT.
Group CEO, Northern Horizon Capital, FinlandView More
Michael Schönach joined Northern Horizon as Group CEO in 2012 and in addition to general management focuses on new business development. Michael serves as Chairman of several Northern Horizon funds and management subsidiaries. Prior to joining Northern Horizon, Michael led Citycon's EUR 1.5 billion Finnish shopping centre business. Previously Michael headed the Finnish activities of Catella Group including corporate finance, real estate transactions and leasing, and valuation services. He was also Chairman of Catella's Russian and Baltics businesses. The first eight years of his career Michael worked in London at JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank in real estate investment banking and Nordic M&A. In a principal or advisory role, Michael has over the last 18 years participated in and/or led the origination and execution of over 50 European real estate, hotel and healthcare transactions with a combined value exceeding EUR 20 billion, including M&A, equity and debt capital markets transactions. An Austrian national, Michael grew up in Finland and graduated with degrees in finance from Finland and the US.
Former Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, LithuaniaView More
Aivaras Abromavicius has 20 years of experience of managing large pools of money across Emerging Markets in public, private equity and real estate. During 2002-2014, he co-owned and was at the core of building East Capital, one of the largest and most reputable AM companies focusing on GEMs with AUM of USD 4bn. After the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, Aivaras, a Lithuanian national, was asked to serve as Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Over 1.5 years, he built and managed the strongest and most reform-minded team in the entire government. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in international business from Concordia University Wisconsin and Concordia International University (Estonia).
Moderator of the Nordic Real Estate Forum, United KingdomView More
Ben Harvey is an experienced facilitator, trainer and executive coach working under his own brand, Growing Talent. He specialises in the area of leadership & management development and works with a wide range of clients across Europe. Ben has been based in Vilnius for over twenty years, first arriving as an employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers before starting his own business in 2005. While he is not a Real Estate professional, Ben is quickly learning about the market in Vilnius as he attempts to sell his apartment.
Partner, Uus Maa Real Estate Group, EstoniaView More
Mika Sucksdorff has over 10 years experience in developing and selling residential and commercial real estate. He is a partner at Uus Maa Real Estate company. Prior to that he worked in the international relations department at Finnair working together with the oneworld airline alliance members developing bilateral and multilateral relations.
He is the chairman of the board in Estonian Real Estate Association as well as Finnish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Masters degree in international business from Concordia International University Estonia.
Chief Executive Officer, Eastnine ABView More
CEO of Technopolis Plc.View More
Mr. Keith Silverang, B.A., MBA, born 1961, has served as President and CEO of Technopolis Plc since September 15th, 2008. He has worked for Technopolis since 2004, amongst other roles, as the Vice President in charge of the Greater Helsinki Area, and the CEO of Technopolis Ventures Ltd. Previously he has been Vice President and COO of the Training Division of AAC Global Ltd and the CEO of ICS Ltd.
Director at Ülemiste CentreView More
Born in 1965. Tallinn Technical University graduate. Major in mechanical engineering.
Estonian Business School - MBA. Ülemiste center managing director since 2001.
Since 2016 Ülemiste center and Estonian Business school Minor developer, AS Mainor Chairman of the Board
Executive Vice President and CFO at Citycon OyView More
M. Sc. (Econ.) Born 1957
Member of the Corporate Management Committee since 2005
Dynea Group, Vice President, Group Treasury 1999-2005
Various positions in Neste Group since 1981, latest Chief Financial Officer in Chemicals Division 1997-1999 and prior to that Group Vice President and Head of Corporate Treasury
Marko Orel is a researcher in the field of spontaneous and moderated networking between self-employed individuals who are using open and collaborative spaces as their daily work environment. He conducts research work and consultancy for collaborative workspace developers and policy makers under his brand DeskLab and strongly believes in meaningful organizational values that should be applied in every work environment. Marko has co-founded one of the largest coworking spaces in South-Eastern Europe, Creative Centre Poligon, located in Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. He has also founded VRable, research think-tank with a belief that the fast technological development of virtual reality will dramatically rebuild teamwork in the next decade. Within the framework of his think-tank, Marko explores social interactions in virtual reality environments between various individuals and their avatars.
Head of EMEA Research, Colliers International (United Kingdom)View More
Damian is a Director and Head of EMEA Research for Colliers International, having previously been Director and Head of Eastern European Research with Colliers for 7 years. Damian has worked within the real estate profession across EMEA for 20 years, living and working from bases in London, Dubai, Prague and more recently Helsinki. Before joining Colliers Damian was leading emerging market research in CBRE.
Damian uses his experience and analytical skills to take a forward looking view of market opportunities & challenges impacting the industry on behalf of internal and external clients.
Senior Vice President, M.Sc., Business Development, Housing Finland and CEE YIT GroupView More
Architect, Founder of Molumba, Estonian Academy of Arts, PhD studentView More
Johan Tali (born 24.09.1986 in Tallinn, Estonia) graduated 2012 from studio Hani Rashid with a masters degree in Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna after having previously studied architecture and urban planning at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Currently Tali is a PHD student at The Estonian Academy of Arts Department of Architecture, where his research is focused on concepts of scalability of public space. Alongside this academic work, he is a member of The City Unfinished research group.
His professional career includes design architect positions at soma architecture (2010-2012) and Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH (2012-2013) in Vienna and as an architect at Studio Tomás Saraceno and Graft Architects in Berlin (2014-2015). Since 2015 He works as an architect in and from Tallinn on a range of projects in all scales of architecture among a pool of worldwide collaborators. In 2017, Tali established an architectural practice called molumba with fellow estonian architect Karli Luik. Their joint projects include the winning proposals for Kalev National Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia and the Saue Parish Center, both scheduled to be built by 2018
Member of the Board at Kapitel (former E.L.L. Real Estate)View More
Indrek is responsible for the whole development process in Kapitel (former E.L.L. Real Estate), one of the leading real estate developers and one of the largest real estate holding companies in the Baltics. He heads the preparation and execution of the Group’s new development projects in the three Baltic States, and is responsible for working out the strategy for the development of properties in the company’s portfolio and for acquiring new properties. Currently the Group has approximately 100,000 m² GLA office space in active development (including Skanstes Business Centre in Riga and Liivalaia office complex in Tallinn) and plans to invest 30-50 mEUR annually in the coming years.
Indrek has long experience in construction management, including over ten years in Merko Ehitus, the leading construction company in the Baltics. As one of the founders and active members of Estonian Digital Construction Cluster, Indrek sees great value of BIM in real estate development and building life cycle management.
Architect at Atelier VSA, assistant professor in architecture, Paris Belleville National High School of Architecture.View More
Vincent Saulier worked seven years as a development officer and head of the construction and development group within the biggest funding entity for social housing developments in the Île-de-France region. In 2002, he received his degree in architecture awarded by the French government and the school of Paris Belleville (France) under Henri Ciriani and, in 2007, his PhD in architecture by the IUAV University of Venice (Italy) under Alberto Ferlanga. Since 2005, he has been operating independently, designing and managing housing projects aimed at improving social integration. He is also a successful designer of theatre sets and exhibitions, and has recently been awarded as laureate following the call for innovative urban projects organized by the City of Paris. Vincent Saulier works also part time as teacher and lecturer in France and abroad.
CEO at The Retail Headquarters AB (Sweden)View More
Peter Elam Håkansson is the CIO of East CapitalView More
Peter has been awarded the Gold Star for best Fund Manager five times by Morningstar and Sweden’s largest financial daily Dagens Industri, as well as numerous Lipper awards for the performance of the funds that he manages together with his multi-cultural teams based in Hong Kong, Dubai, Moscow and Stockholm.
East Capital Russia, the flagship fund, was the best performing publicly traded fund of the decade 2000-2009 returning 1565% (USD, Source: Morningstar). Peter is a board member of various East Capital entities, Bonnier Business Press and Inter Peace Sweden, a supervisory board member of Atlantic Grupa in Croatia, and chairman of the board of the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. Prior to founding East Capital, Peter held a series of senior positions at Enskilda Securities in London, Paris and Stockholm, where his last role was Head of Equities and Global Head of Research.
Peter holds an MSc in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics and has studied at l´EDHEC in Lille. He speaks Swedish, English and French.
Estonian Head of Digital ConstructionView More
Ristois Head of Digital Construction in Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and representative of Estonia at buildingSMART organistation.
Risto has background of international BIM-consultant, founder of construction information management start-up SiteEyes and has been involved in global BIM-related research and the creation of standards.
Architect & Architectural ResearcherView More
In 2016 Jonas Žukauskas was co-author and co-curator of the Baltic Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. Jonas received his Diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2014, prior to which he studied at London Metropolitan University and Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts. In 2012, together with Jurga Daubaraite and Ines Weizman, he co-curated the conversation series, Dissidence Through Architecture at Architektūros Fondas and NDG in Vilnius. Jonas worked for MVRDV architects in Rotterdam and Ben Adams architects in London.
Partner at State&Brook Ltd.View More
Antonio is partner at State&Brook Ltd, a London based marketing and innovation consultancy specialised in real estate. He is a marketing strategist with over 16 years professional experience in leading international organizations, with a unique blend of skill sets and experiences including strategic product positioning, B2B marketing strategy development, customer centric digital transformation, corporate marketing, brand strategy development, creative direction and team leadership.
This range of experiences combined with the ability to see the “Big Picture” and filter out the noise, has instilled a passion for customer advocacy and strategic retail innovation.
Antonio worked at Westfield in London, where he was responsible for the marketing of new Westfield developments in Europe and the UK, and held various marketing positions at Multi Corporation (a Blackstone asset management company) in the Netherlands.
Head of Digital Built Environment, Digital Built Environment Team, Wienerberger AG (Austria)View More
Paul, who joined Wienerberger in May 2014, has an extensive knowledge of sustainability strategies & issues, construction design & advice (RESIDENTIAL/MULTI-COMPLEX RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ), BIM & Digitalization, modern methods of constructions, manufacturing processes, renewable energy technologies & energy performance of existing and new dwellings as well as planning regulations, alongside an impressive tally of industry qualifications and accreditations, including full membership and chartered engineer of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a BSc (Eng) in mechanical and electronics engineering and an Eco-Building Design Postgraduate Diploma. Paul is also a BREEAM Accredited Professional, BIM Level 2 Certified Practitioner, and a chartered member of the CIOB.
Paul is Chairman of Construction Product Digitalization & BIM Task Group, lead of UK BuildingSMART Product Room, a Vice Chairman of BIM4M2, a member of Built Environment at the IET, member of B/555 British Standards Institute and technical expert for CEN/TC 442 Working Groups 3 and 4.
Head of Development AccorHotels Eastern Europe & Orbis (Poland)View More
Frank is the current head of Development AccorHotels Eastern Europe & Orbis. He has extensive experience in hotel management and operations. He started his career in 1988 in Brussels and Bruges in Belgium in senior operational roles at AccorHotels. He quickly got promoted to Director of Food and Beverage at the Novotel Sheremetyevo-2 in Moscow, Russia in 1992.
After spending three years in Moscow he moved back to London to and begun his ten years long career in the United Kingdom at AccorHotels. He started at one of the busiest airport’s Novotel, at the Heathrow as an Operations Manager. He then held several General Manager positions across the United Kingdom: Novotel Preston, Novotel Southampton, Novotel Milton Keynes, Novotel Bristol Centre. In 2006 he moved to Turkey, where he directed and managed one of the key hotels in Istanbul, the Novotel Istanbul. He then spent two years as a General Manager at Novotel Trabzon.
After more than 20 years of service at AccorHotels he had been appointed to Area General Manager for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, then from 2014, to the Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia where he oversaw of operations and development including development in the Balkans and Croatia. From September 2017 he has been appointed to Head of Development Orbis/AccorHotels for Eastern Europe.
He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and speaks German as well. He is an avid fan of history, wines and the Arsenal.
Member of The Management Board of Pro Kapital Grupp ASView More
Born 1971, Estonian citizen. Degree in Business Administration from Tallinn University of Technology
Employed by Pro Kapital since 1997
Member of the Management Board and COO 2008 - …
Primary work experience:
1999–2010 Managing Director, Kristiine Shopping Centre in Tallinn
2003–2008 Managing Director, Domina Shopping Centre in Riga
BIM development manager at Nordecon AS (Estonia)View More
Miina Karafin graduated from Tallinn University of Technology in 2012 with a MSc degree in civil engineering (specialised in construction management). She then gained experience with BIM projects in one of the leading general contractors in implementing BIM - Skanska USA Building, in Boston, MA.
For the last 3 years Miina has been leading the BIM implementation in Nordecon AS and is responsible for overall BIM and process development as well as managing BIM on projects.
BIM stands for building information modelling - a 3D process that enables minimising errors in construction documentation and reduce waste on construction sites through better planning and collaboration.
CEO of BPT Real Estate GroupView More
Indrek Hääl is responsible for managing all BPT teams and developing the business operations.
He got his start in real estate in 1999 and joined BPT in 2005. He has been responsible for building up the BPT Real Estate Group and for actively advising on and carrying out real estate investments through licensed investment funds. He has thorough knowledge of the real estate markets in the Baltics, Poland and Scandinavia and manages international client relations.
He is a graduate of Tallinn University of Technology and holds real estate accreditation from RICS. Currently he is also the board member of the RICS Baltic organization and a board member of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance.
Moderator: Ben Harvey, Growing Talent, United Kingdom
|9:00-10:00||Registration, morning coffee|
Tõnis Rüütel, Managing Director, Association of Real Estate Companies of Estonia
Tanel Olek, Member of the Management Board, Estonian Chamber of Real Estate Brokers
Monica Meldo, Member of the Management Board, Estonian Association of Appraisers
|10.15-10.45||Where is the Economy Heading - a Global or Nordic Perspective
Daniel Bergvall, Senior Economist, SEB (Sweden)
What is Real Estate Innovation and Why Should I Care?
Antonio Pavlovic, Partner at State&Brook Ltd. (United Kingdom)
|11.15-12.00||Urban Design Trends in Real Estate in the World
Andres Sevtsuk, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design (U.S.)
|13.00-13:45||Real Estate Investment Panel: Investors View on Nordic and Baltic - is Future Flourishing?
Head of panel:
Michael Schönach, Group CEO, Northern Horizon Capital (Finland)
Peter Elam Håkansson, Partner, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, East Capital (Sweden)
Kestutis Sasnauskas, Chief Executive Officer, Eastnine AB (Sweden)
Aivaras Abromavicius, Investor, Businessman, Civil activist, Minister of Economy of Ukraine (2014-2016)
Frank Reul, Head of Development AccorHotels Eastern Europe & Orbis (Poland)
|13.45-14.30||Development and Construction Panel: The Future Trends of Technology in Construction
Marko Oinas, Senior Vice President, M.Sc., Business Development, YIT Corporation (Finland)
Paul Surin, Head of Digital Built Environment, Digital Built Environment Team, Wienerberger AG (Austria)
Miina Karafin, BIM Development Manager at Nordecon AS (Estonia)
|14.30-15.15||Commercial Real Estate Panel: Transformation and Challenges - New Way of Managing Commercial Real Estate
Head of panel:
Mika Sucksdorf, Partner, Uus Maa Real Estate Group (Estonia)
Keith Silverang, CEO of Technopolis Plc. (Finland)
Marko Orel, founder at DeskLab (Slovenia)
Indrek Hääl, CEO of BPT Real Estate Group (Estonia)
|15.45-16.30||Architecture Panel: Future Cities
Head of panel:
Johan Tali, Architect, Founder of Molumba, Estonian Academy of Arts, PhD student (Estonia)
Andres Sevtsuk, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design (U.S.)
Vincent Saulier, Architect at atelier VSA, assistant professor in architecture, Paris Belleville National High School of Architecture (France)
Indrek Moorats, Member of the Board at Kapitel (former E.L.L. Real Estate) (Estonia)
Jonas Žukauskas, Architect & Architectural Researcher (Lithuania)
|16.30-17.15||Retail Real Estate Panel: Nordic and Baltic Shopping Centres Future Trends – Perspectives and Possible Scenarios
Head of panel:
Damian Harrington, Head of EMEA Research, Colliers International (United Kingdom)
Eero Sihvonen, Executive Vice President and CFO at Citycon Oy (Finland)
Guido Pärnits, Director at Ülemiste Centre (Estonia)
Allan Remmelkoor, Member of The Management Board of Pro Kapital Grupp AS (Estonia)
Håkan Pehrsson, CEO at The Retail Headquarters AB (Sweden)
|17.30-18.30||Socializing at Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel|
|23.00||Unofficial afterparty at nightclub VABANK (Harju 13, Tallinn)|
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