Nordic
Real Estate
Forum 2019 

NOVEMBER 28, 2019  
TALLINN, ESTONIA
HILTON PARK TALLINN

Join us in Tallinn and be a part of the discussion how to shape the Future of Real Estate in the region. 
What to expect in 2019:
General Topic of the Nordic Real Estate Forum 2019 is Innovation in Real Estate.

You have a possibility to listen to TOP Keynote Speakers and cheer to
PropTech PITCH´s of the 5 Companies.

For 17 years we have held the largest real estate conference in the Baltics. During this time, we have hosted more than 4,500 participants and 500 speakers from over 15 countries. 
This year, you can expect decision makers and business leaders from Europe, Nordics, Baltics.

Venue

Set in the heart of Estonia’s capital city, luxurious and modern Hilton Tallinn Park is located on the eastern side of quiet and recently renovated park. 

Read more about Tallinn: www.visittallinn.ee

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Speakers in 2019

Ülo Kaasik

Deputy Governor of Eesti Pank

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Ülo Kaasik

Deputy Governor of Eesti Pank
Deputy Governor Ülo Kaasik is responsible for preparing monetary policy decisions, and leading economic research, financial accounting and reporting. He is also responsible for the information technology working environment and for coordinating the collection and disclosure of financial and external sector statistics and running other matters related to statistics.

Jos Tromp

Head of Research, Continental Europe and Head of Thought Leadership and Data Strategy, EMEA

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Jos Tromp

Head of Research, Continental Europe and Head of Thought Leadership and Data Strategy, EMEA
Jos Tromp is the Head of Research, Continental Europe, and Head of Thought Leadership and Data Strategy of CBRE in EMEA

With almost 15 years of experience and variety of roles for a wide range of leading European property investors and developers, not just in the Netherlands but also in Germany and Czech Republic, Jos Tromp has a thorough knowledge of the sector.

Daniel Bergvall

Senior Economist, SEB

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Daniel Bergvall

Senior Economist, SEB
Daniel Bergvall is a senior economist and joined SEB Macro and FICC Research in 2009. He works mainly with macroeconomic and financial forecasting and public finance issues. Prior to SEB, Daniel spent 7 years at the Swedish Ministry of Finance and 3 years at OECD in Paris. Previous work also includes National Accounts in Statistics Sweden. His assignments at the Ministry of Finance includes macro- and government finance forecasts, overall scrutiny of the budget, fiscal rules and he was during the second half of 2008 part of a dedicated financial crises team in the Ministry of Finance. Daniel holds a master's degree in economics from Linköping University, Sweden.

Gert Jostov

Association of Real Estate Companies of Estonia

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Gert Jostov

Association of Real Estate Companies of Estonia

Sandra Metsa

Member of the Board of the Estonian Chamber of Real Estate Brokers

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Sandra Metsa

Member of the Board of the Estonian Chamber of Real Estate Brokers

Monica Meldo

Member of Estonian Association of Appraisers

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Monica Meldo

Member of Estonian Association of Appraisers

Aleksandrs Svaikovs

CEO of Orocon

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Aleksandrs Svaikovs

CEO of Orocon

Kristi Hakkaja

CEO and founder of Moderan

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Kristi Hakkaja

CEO and founder of Moderan
Kristi Hakkaja, CEO and founder of Moderan Solutions has worked with real estate companies and B2B software for years, with deep insights into the pains and benefits of both sides. Kristi and her team are building Moderan online software for real estate lease agreements management and asset reporting. We bring the benefits of automated reporting and lease management to every company that manages real estate, so they have more time for tenants and customers.

Hannu Käki

VP, Business Development @Hyperin

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Hannu Käki

VP, Business Development @Hyperin
Hannu helps the investors and asset managers to create better value for their retail assets.

HyperIn is the leading management platform for retail real estate, and is used in over 200 shopping malls and made available for over 500 million annual visitors in malls around Europe and Asia.

Hannu is also a founding member of PropTech Finland initiative and a serial PropTech entrepreneur in the fields of transactions and asset management. Prior the PropTech, Hannu worked four years at Fiskars dealing with the leading Nordic consumer brands.

His strengths are combining technology management and industry knowledge with softer values in sales and marketing. Hannu holds a MSc in industrial engineering and management from Lappeenranta university of technology.

Mika Sucksdorf

Partner, Uus Maa Real Estate Group

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Mika Sucksdorf

Partner, Uus Maa Real Estate Group

Indrek Hääl

CEO, BPT Real Estate Group

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Indrek Hääl

CEO, BPT Real Estate Group
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.

Tarmo Karotam

CEO, Baltic Horizon Fund Manager

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Tarmo Karotam

CEO, Baltic Horizon Fund Manager
Tarmo Karotam is the Chairman of the Management Board of Northern Horizon Capital AS.
He has been a long-time member of Northern Horizon Capital investment management team and in real estate since 2006. He has been the Fund Manager of BOF (Baltic Opportunity Fund) from its beginning.

Tarmo Karotam graduated from Eçole Hôtelière de Lausanne (B.Sc. in Hospitality Management & Corporate Finance) in 2005 and is a member of RICS (MRICS).

Denis Rein

Associate Director of Advisory and Transaction Services at CBRE Baltics

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Denis Rein

Associate Director of Advisory and Transaction Services at CBRE Baltics
His role is to lead office and industrial leasing and sales in the Baltics. Denis advises local and corporate clients on the planning and execution of their RE portfolio strategy. In the past two years many companies worldwide have sought advice on entering the Baltic market. There have been 9 Fortune 500 companies among the clients that has Denis represented  .

Indrė Dargytė

Board member of EIKA Asset Management

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Indrė Dargytė

Board member of EIKA Asset Management
Indre Dargyte is a board member of Eika Asset Management, a fund management arm of EIKA group, which is one of the largest real estate development companies in Lithuania. She is responsible for overseeing the management of residential and commercial real estate funds that focus on investing across the Baltic states region.

Indre was previously based in London, working as an Investment Consultant at Willis Towers Watson, where she was responsible for conducing due diligence on behalf of institutional investors across all asset classes. She started her career at Laven Partners, initially conducting due diligence on hedge fund and private equity managers. Indre is a winner of “100 Women in Hedge Funds” scholarship and holds a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. She graduated from King's College London in 2008 with a BSc in Business Management.

Helen Metsvaht

Commercial Director, Citycon

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Helen Metsvaht

Commercial Director, Citycon

Harijs Švarcs

Founding Partner, Chairman of the board, SIA SG Capital Partners AIFP

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Harijs Švarcs

Founding Partner, Chairman of the board, SIA SG Capital Partners AIFP
Harijs Svarcs is founding partner at SG Capital Partners AIFP – sustainable commercial real estate fund operating in Baltics. Last year SG Capital acquired largest business campus in Riga – SWH centre. Harijs prior experience was predominantly in the fields of investment management and economics. Harijs has been actively involved in capital and energy efficiency market development in Latvia and Baltics, shaping discussion with various industry associations and authorities. Harijs has conducted lectures and seminars on various finance and economics related subjects within professional circles and academia.

Margus Nõlvak

Chairman of the Board, Mainor Ülemiste AS

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Margus Nõlvak

Chairman of the Board, Mainor Ülemiste AS
Margus Nõlvak has been with the Mainor Group since 2010, managing the environmental company Doranova Baltic. Since 2014 Margus is the Chairman of the Board of Mainor Ülemiste, the developer of Ülemiste City, the largest business city in the Baltic States. Margus is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Technopolis Ülemiste AS, a co-developer of Ülemiste City.

Ülemiste City is a region with great potential - the campus has been developed for 14 years and is about 18 percent complete. The 36 hectares have 700,000 square meters of building rights, which is the same as the total office space in the whole city of Tallinn. But already today Ülemiste City has taken the size of a separate city with its 10,000 people, which is equal to the population of Haapsalu.

Under the leadership of Margus Nõlvak, Mainor Ülemiste has made a big leap in development and has ensured stable growth of the company - companies that show more than 50% growth in three years are below 1% in Estonia. This is also evidenced by company titles in various competitions and leaderboards such as Gasell's TOP or Future Maker. Margus has been able to build a strong team around her and has been recognized with the Young Manager of the Year award.

Aare Tammemäe

Partner at Redgate Capital

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Aare Tammemäe

Partner at Redgate Capital
  • Over 25 years of experience in financial sector.
  • Responsible for capital raising and real estate advisory projects.
  • Participated in most of the capital raising, M&A and other transactions of Redgate Capital, supporting client at all transaction stages.
  • Extensive banking, real estate and financial experience. Previously worked as Chairman of the Estonian Compensation Fund, CFO of the Port of Tallinn, Head of Corporate Banking at Nordea Estonia, and CFO and Chairman of the Board of Arco Vara.
  • Graduated from the US Bentley Graduate School of Business with an MBA degree.

Madis Raidma

CEO, East Capital Real Estate

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Madis Raidma

CEO, East Capital Real Estate

Rait Pallo

AS Kapitel Member of the Management Board and CFO

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Rait Pallo

AS Kapitel Member of the Management Board and CFO
Rait Pallo is the CFO and Member of the Management Board of Kapitel, one of the Baltics’ largest real estate companies, engaged mainly in developing and managing retail, hotel and office buildings. The group controls over 185,000 m² of rental space, owning four office buildings (Delta Plaza and the Sõpruse Ärimaja office building in Tallinn, Narbuto 5 in Vilnius and I.P. Pavlova 5 in Prague) and has co-ownership in various leading shopping centres (Spice and Spice Home in Riga, Panorama in Vilnius and Viru Keskus in Tallinn). The company also owns the Nordic Hotel Forum (managed by OÜ Nordic Hotels) and, with AS Infortar, Tallink City Hotel (managed by Tallink Hotels). 

Rait Pallo has longstanding experience in the financial sector, he has worked for Swedbank for 16 years, including the last seven years as a Member of the Management Board and head of  risk for Swedbank Estonia. Since early 2017, Pallo was also at the helm of establishing the Swedbank Group’s risk division’s competence centre in Estonia and Latvia. In the years 2009–2010, Pallo was employed at Swedbank’s financial restructuring department, and before that, in the real estate financing department.

Roberto de Silvestri

Board Member and Investor Relations Manager, Colonna Group

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Roberto de Silvestri

Board Member and Investor Relations Manager, Colonna Group
Professional background and work experience
Board ember and portfolio manager
CGM Monaco / as of 2017

Member of Supervisory Board and Audit Committee
AS Inbank / as of 2015

Board member and investor relations manager
Colonna Group / as of 2011

Board member and portfolio manager
G&G Prvate Finance SAM / 2009-2017

Real estate professional in Estonia
Management of development and investment projects / as of 2006

Board member and portfolio manager
Finavest Monaco SAM / 2005-2009

Junior client relationship manager
Finter Bank Zurich / 2003-2005

Harry Vroemen

Architect, Head of TTDesign. TTDesign is the in-house Architecture and Design studio of Multi Corporation

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Harry Vroemen

Architect, Head of TTDesign. TTDesign is the in-house Architecture and Design studio of Multi Corporation

Karita Huotari

Managing Director, Technopolis UMA Holding Oy

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Karita Huotari

Managing Director, Technopolis UMA Holding Oy

Thor E. Thoeneie

CEO at Oslo Airport City

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Thor E. Thoeneie

CEO at Oslo Airport City

Andres Torm

Nordic Real Estate Forum 2019 moderator

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Andres Torm

Nordic Real Estate Forum 2019 moderator

Francois Duchastel

Managing Partner, Voodoo Associates 

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Francois Duchastel

Managing Partner, Voodoo Associates 
Francois Duchastel and his colleagues at Voodoo Associates help investors, property developers
and cities to “rethink real estate” in improving their projects, commercial concepts,
masterplanning and community planning, creating new business models and creating new
architectural concepts.

Francois has a background as one of the owner of Evata, the largest Finnish architectural firm in
the 1990’s ‐2000’s, and the firm was involved in several malls and urban development projects
in the Baltics and internationally. Since 2011, this mission is carried out Voodoo Associates. He
has also been Director of Strategy for a large stock listed engineering firm. Voodoo Associates
works mostly on shopping malls, retail areas, travel center centers, hotels and sports &
entertainment projects.

Håkan Pehrsson

CEO, The Retail Headquarters AB

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Håkan Pehrsson

CEO, The Retail Headquarters AB
Håkan Pehrsson, has more than 25 years of experience within, retail, real estate and shopping centre development, including more than 15 years of international experience, with more than 20 years in various leading positions responsible for teams up to 120 professionals. Håkan is CEO and founder at The Retail Headquarters, a boutique advisory company within asset management, development, leasing and investment advisory.  He has worked as CEO at Centrumutveckling, Deputy General Director for IKEA Shopping Centres Russia & CIS. In the board of directors for JLL and lead director for Asset Management and Retail at JLL Nordics.

Ulrik Raysse

Managing Director, Founding Partner at Arrow

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Ulrik Raysse

Managing Director, Founding Partner at Arrow
ARROW is a private architecture firm with offices in Copenhagen and Oslo. Founded by Ulrik Raysse in 2013, whose high level of expertise, knowledge and talent has led multidisciplinary international teams to success at Henning Larsen Architects, he is known for his many significant achievements such as being awarded with the European Centre of Architecture 40 under 40.

While ARROW’s roots are set in Scandinavia, the outlook is global, aiming to share Scandinavian values like timeless simplicity and functionality with the rest of the world. We’re explorers, curious to discover what can be brought back home following the completion of global projects.

Raysse established ARROW with the desire to give back and the belief that architecture can transform lives for the better – a standard the team strives to adhere to daily.

Andrius Svolka

CFA, Head of Transactions, Baltics, Newsec

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Andrius Svolka

CFA, Head of Transactions, Baltics, Newsec

Jukka Tola

Partner, Kanava Tietopalvelut Oy

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Jukka Tola

Partner, Kanava Tietopalvelut Oy
A service business innovator, and broad experience in digitalising residential real estate, legal, medical information and fleet management.

More than 20 years of experience in information management systems and over 10 years of residential real estate investments.

Povilas Vytautas Dudonis

CEO at Universumas, JSC

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Povilas Vytautas Dudonis

CEO at Universumas, JSC

Marcis Budlevskis

Director of Lease and Business Development

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Marcis Budlevskis

Director of Lease and Business Development
- 1998 – now Director of Lease and Business Development, Member of Management Board, Linstow Center Management (company manages sh/c Ulemiste in Tallinn, and Origo, Alfa, Mols in Riga)
- 1997 – 1998 Managing Director of DMB Marketing
- 1996 – 1997 VIP client manager Unibanka (current SEB)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Riga Business School (education institution within Riga Technical University established in 1991 in cooperation with the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, and the University of Ottawa, Canada)
- BA Degree in General Business, Management, and Marketing – Concordia University Wisconsin, USA
- Member of ICSC, previously:
- Chair of Baltic Committee of ICSC for more than 5 years
- Member of European Advisory Board of ICSC Europe for 3 years

Peter Scherr

CXO and founder of Popup Agency

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Peter Scherr

CXO and founder of Popup Agency
With over 20 years of retail and marketing expertise in how to create strong destinations, Peter startet 2013 with partner Rikard Lundberg, CEO Popup Agency. Today we work all over Sweden and with collaborations with partners in Europe we deliver a one stop shop for all brands that wants to use the magic of the physical stores experience.

Programme 2019

NREF 2019 – General Topic is Innovation in Real Estate

Moderator: Andres Torm
9:00-9:55Registration, morning coffee
10:00-10:15Keynote
Ülo Kaasik, Deputy Governor of Eesti Pank
Gert Jostov,
Association of Real Estate Companies of Estonia
Sandra Metsa, Estonian Chamber of Real Estate Brokers
Monica Meldo, Member of Estonian Association of Appraisers
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10:15-10:45Muted growth amid extreme yields
Daniel Bergvall,
Senior Economist, SEB (Sweden)
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10:45-11:30Is Innovation in the Retail World Helping our Retail Real Estate?
Harry Vroemen,
Architect, Head of TTDesign. TTDesign is the in-house Architecture and Design studio of Multi Corporation (Netherlands)
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11:30-12:00 Global Property Investment Markets
Jos Tromp,
Head of Research, Continental Europe/ Head of Thought Leadership and Data Strategy, EMEA, CBRE (Netherlands)
Download presentation • View video from Youtube
12:00-13:00Lunch
13.00-13:45PropTech Companies PITCH13:00-13:07 - Povilas Vytautas Dudonis, CEO at Universumas, JSC
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13:08-13:15 - Alekandrs Svaikovs, CEO of OROCON
Download presentation13:16-13:23 - Jukka Tola, Partner, Kanava Tietopalvelut Oy
Download presentation13:24-13:31 - Kristi Hakkaja, CEO and founder of Moderan
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13:32-13:39 - Hannu Käki, VP, Business Development @Hyperin
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13:40-13:43 - Voting and Choosing the Best PropTech Presentation
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13:45-14:30Real Estate Investment Panel: How to Make Smarter Real Estate Investments – Tips for Turning Your Vision Into Reality! Head of panel:
Aare Tammemäe, Partner, Redgate Capital
Panel participants:
Madis Raidma, CEO, East Capital Real Estate (Estonia)
Roberto de Silvestri, Board Member and Investor Relations Manager, Colonna Group
Harijs Švarcs, Founding Partner, Chairman of the board, SIA SG Capital Partners AIFP
Andrius Svolka, CFA, Head of Transactions, Baltics, Newsec
View video from Youtube
14:30-15:15Commercial Real Estate Panel: New Ways of Using Work Space Head of panel:
Mika Sucksdorf, Partner, Uus Maa Real Estate Group (Estonia)
Panel participants:
Thor E. Thoeneie, CEO at Oslo Airport City 
Karita Huotari, Managing Director, Technopolis UMA Holding Oy
Indrek Hääl, CEO at BPT Real Estate Group (Estonia)
Tarmo Karotam, MRICS, CEO, Baltic Horizon Fund Manager, Northern Horizon Capital
Denis Rein, Associate Director, Advisory & Transaction Services at CBRE, Baltics
View video from Youtube
15:15-15:45Coffee break
15:45-16:30 Real Estate Development Panel: Innovation in Development – Is It Still Profitable to Develop?
Head of panel: 
Margus Nõlvak, Chairman of the Board of Mainor Ülemiste AS
Panel participants:
Indrė Dargytė, Member of the Board of EIKA Asset Management
Rait Pallo, Member of the Board of Kapitel
Francois Duchastel, Managing Partner, Voodoo Associates
Ulrik Raysse, Managing Director, Founding Partner at Arrow
View video from Youtube
16:30-17:15Retail Real Estate Panel: Innovation in Retail Real Estate – Who Can Survive?
Head of panel:
Håkan Pehrsson, CEO, The Retail Headquarters AB (Sweden)
Panel participants:
Peter Scherr,  CXO and founder of Popup Agency
Helen Metsvaht, Commercial Director, CITYCON
Harry Vroemen, Architect, Head of TTDesign. TTDesign is the in-house Architecture and Design studio of Multi Corporation (Amsterdam)
Marcis Budlevskis, Lease Director, Linstow Center Management
View video from Youtube
  17:15-17:30  Closing remarks
  17:30-19:00  Socializing at Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel

*The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme.
*The working language of Nordic Real Estate Forum is English.

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Fee includes: one-day programme, networking, forum materials, lunch and coffee breaks, evening coctail.

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Accommodation

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel

Rävala pst 3, Tallinn 
www.radissonblu.com

Special price starting from 119 EUR/night for single or double Standard Guest room during 27.11-29.11.2019

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