Nordic
Real Estate
Forum 2024

MaRCH 27, 2024
TALLINN CREATIVE HUB, ESTONIA
Põhja puiestee 27a, tallinn

Join us in Tallinn and be part of the discussion on
how to shape the Future of Real Estate in the region.

Main Topic of the Nordic Real Estate Forum 2024 – Real Estate REALITY – What's Really Going On?

The goal of the Nordic Real Estate Forum is to become the leading real estate forum in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

You have a possibility to listen to the TOP Keynote Speakers and take part of the discussion panels. Due to the challenging times, we have decided to organize a hybrid conference. This means
that the forum will also be broadcasted online for those not able to travel to Tallinn.

For 20 years we have held the largest and the oldest real estate conference in Baltics. During this time, more than 8000 participants and 750 speakers from over 20 countries have been hosted.

This year, you can expect decision-makers and business leaders from Europe, Nordics, Baltics.

Venue

The Creative Hub is one of the most unique creative and event spaces in Northern Europe. The industrial interior of the complex has inspired legendary film-maker Andrei Tarkovski, wowed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and enchanted hundreds of other prominent figures. Approximately 300 events take place at the Creative Hub every year which are attended by 200 000+ people. The Creative Hub located in Tallinn City Center.

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Speakers in 2024

Nerijus Mačiulis

Group Deputy Chief Economist, Macro Research Baltics, Swedbank

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Nerijus Mačiulis

Group Deputy Chief Economist, Macro Research Baltics, Swedbank
  •  2007 PhD thesis on using artificial neural networks in forecasting speculative attacks in currency markets
  • Taught economics and investments in Australia, Mexico, France and other countries
  • Ran more than 10 marathons, some of them faster than in 3 hours
  • 2018 European masters diving vice-champion
  • 2022 took up boxing and won his first fight in amateur competition “Fight Night”

Max Barclay

Deputy CEO, Head of Advisory, Head of Investment Management, Newsec.

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Max Barclay

Deputy CEO, Head of Advisory, Head of Investment Management, Newsec.
Main experience:
One of the principal owners of Stronghold Invest, holding company of Newsec, NIAM and several minor PropTech companies.

Max has over 25 years of experience working within the real estate industry in the Nordic Region. Starting at an early age in Gothenburg, Max has extensive experience as an international advisor for institutions, stock listed companies and family offices among others.
Main focus is International Capital Markets, leadership and international business development.

Anna Pihl

Television journalist

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Anna Pihl

Television journalist

Anna Pihl is a television journalist working for Estonian Public Broadcasting. After graduating from University College London, Pihl started working at television news, after which she soon joined investigative weekly show “The Eyewitness". As an investigative journalist, she received the Bonnier Prize in 2019. Pihl has also been a presenter for live interview programmes and covered several elections. Pihl's author show "Your new relative" received the best newcomer award at the 2022 EFTA gala. Pihl is currently the presenter of prime-time discussion show called “Impulss”.

Peeter Koppel

Head of Investments at Redgate Wealth

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Peeter Koppel

Head of Investments at Redgate Wealth
Peeter Koppel is an asset manager and a columnist whose whole 25-year career has had always something to do with financial markets. He has traded a variety of instruments, analysed markets, companies and asset classes and also tried to make the markets understandable to the common man. Peeter has most recently been involved with launching portfolio management services in Redgate Capital. Befor that He was involved in the same business in one of the big foreign-owned banks in Estonia.

Albin Rosengren

Partner & Head of Real Estate at East Capital

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Albin Rosengren

Partner & Head of Real Estate at East Capital
At East Capital since 2001. Albin Rosengren joined East Capital in 2001 and is currently Partner and Head of Real Estate and External Growth. In the past he has held several roles including Managing Partner with responsibility for the management board for the East Capital Group up until 2021. Between 2009 and 2014 he was CEO of the group securities company during which he led the legal consolidation of entities in Sweden and Luxembourg, resulting in an efficient and international positioning of the firm. Leveraging further on economies of scale and scope he has led several acquisitions during 2017-2021 which has broadened East Capital Group’s operation to include global and Nordic equities and fixed income management as well as a direct distribution arm. Within his responsibility for East Capital Real Estate he is Chairman of the board East Capital Baltic Property Fund, the investment committees of Baltic Property Fund II, III and East Capital Real Estate IV. He is also a member of the board of various East Capital Group’s entities. Albin holds a MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and studied at Lund University (School of Economics and Management) and the London School of Economics.

Andrius Svolka

CFA, Head of Transactions, NEWSEC Baltics

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Andrius Svolka

CFA, Head of Transactions, NEWSEC Baltics

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

Viktorija Orkinė

CEO and Board Member, Eika Asset Management

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Viktorija Orkinė

CEO and Board Member, Eika Asset Management
Viktorija Orkinė is a renowned property investment and development professional with 18+ years of experience. Holding a master's degree in law and management, she brings a unique blend of expertise to her role as CEO and Board Member of Eika Asset Management. Viktorija's exceptional track record includes serving as Director of Asset Management and Manager of Commercial Premises at Eika Group. Her sharp business acumen and deep market insights have driven significant growth in the real estate industry. She actively participates in events like NORDIC REAL ESTATE FORUM 2024, sharing valuable insights and fostering collaboration and innovation. Viktorija's commitment to excellence and dedication to advancing the industry make her a driving force in property investment and development.

Pekka Huttunen

Portfolio Manager, Real Estate at Titanium Rahastoyhtiö Oy

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Pekka Huttunen

Portfolio Manager, Real Estate at Titanium Rahastoyhtiö Oy
Experienced real estate professional with strong background especially with open ended real estate fund management, real estate transactions, real estate development, leasing and cross-border business development in the Nordic countries and the Baltic countries.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Real Estate Portfolio Manager, Titanium Rahastoyhtiö Oy, Helsinki
Nov 2016 – Present
Real Estate Portfolio Manager for open‐ended real estate funds managed by Titanium Fund Management Company both in Finland and the Baltic Countries.
Various positions, Citycon Oyj, Helsinki
June 2005 – Oct 2016
Marketing Manager, SRV Viitoset Oy, Espoo
Feb 2001 – May 2005

EDUCATION
Master of Science, Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki
Master of Science, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo

Kimmo Virtanen

CEO & Founder - Scandinavian & Baltic Hotel Consulting

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Kimmo Virtanen

CEO & Founder - Scandinavian & Baltic Hotel Consulting
Kimmo is truly a “Grand Old Man” of hotel consulting, who established SBHC in 2023.
His career spans to mid 1990’s when he started the hotel consulting career in London and worked for HVS International for five years, departing as Senior Associate, before moving into the banking industry.
He then pursued career in London City as a banker working as Associate Director and Relationship Manager for three most important UK lending banks serving the hotel sector, until he was invited to join Christie & Co in late 2004.
At Christie & Co in London, UK, he set up the Consulting Department from the beginning with fellow colleagues and progressed rapidly to become Associate Director. The business grew up and he opened the Nordic office, heading the Christie & Co business for the Nordic region - Scandinavia and the Baltic States from 2008 onwards, capturing the title of Office of the Year of Continental Europe twice.
Thus, Kimmo has very extensive experience of conducting hotel-related advisory projects, including market and feasibility studies, valuations and strategic options analysis, operator & investor searches and hotel transactions throughout Europe, including the Nordic region, all together he has completed over 425 such hotels / projects assignments to date over 27 countries.
Besides all the above, he has been a guest speaker in a number of conferences and venues in the Nordic region over the years.
Kimmo holds an MSc Diploma in Property Investments from City University of London (Bayes Business School) and an MBA in Hotel Management from Michigan State University (Eli Broad, East Lansing, Michigan, USA). He also holds a BSc in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from Haaga Institute Polytechnic, Finland. Besides being a native Finnish speaker, Kimmo is very fluent in English and has an excellent working knowledge of Swedish.
Kimmo is also a very keen tennis player and a tennis instructor, having lived 13 years in Wimbledon, this hobby has started already in 1970’s! Our service is Your advantage!

David Jenkins

Radisson Hotel Group, Vice President Business Development

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David Jenkins

Radisson Hotel Group, Vice President Business Development
In the region since 1995, David Jenkins joined the Radisson Hotel Group in 2015 as Vice President Business Development and now covers Balkans, Baltics and CAC (Central Asia & Caucuses). This followed on from a 10-year period as one of the most respected hotel consultants in the Russian market with JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, DTZ and Horwath. Prior to consulting, David spent 8 years with Interstate in Moscow working in operations for the 3 Marriott/Interstate properties. David has a degree in Hospitality Management and now has over 30 years of experience in the industry from operations, consulting and development.

In recent years David has signed multiple hotel agreements in Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania amongst others.

Katarzyna Sławińska

Development Executive, Accor Premium, Midscale & Economy Brands

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Katarzyna Sławińska

Development Executive, Accor Premium, Midscale & Economy Brands
Katarzyna Sławińska is a member of Accor Development Team, working successfully in this field for over 10 years. Being Development Executive for Baltic States, Poland and Ukraine, Katarzyna is focused on growth of premium, midscale and economy brands of Accor.
Over the past few years Katarzyna was successfully incorporating existing hotels into Accor network, branding them on the basis of hotel franchise or management agreements. She was working very closely with Partners involved in the property acquisition or property repositioning process in order to increase project profitability after branding. Within her scope she is also cooperating with developers constructing new hotel buildings or mix used projects.
Accor is a world leading hospitality group offering experiences across more than 110 countries in 5,500 properties, 10,000 food & beverage venues, wellness facilities or flexible workspaces. The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse hospitality ecosystems, encompassing more than 40 hotel brands from luxury to economy, as well as Lifestyle with Ennismore. In Baltic Countries Accor is having 17 hotels, being the largest international network in this region.

Claes Livijn

Senior Advisor, Asset Management, Property Development & Transactions, Pandox

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Claes Livijn

Senior Advisor, Asset Management, Property Development & Transactions, Pandox
WORK EXPERIENCE

Since September 2022
Senior Advisor at Pandox AB
Asset Management, Product Development, Transactions.

October 2020 – August 2022
Director of Nordic Hotel Consulting
Interim Management, Valuation, Transactions, Investment Advisory, Asset Management.

April 2015 – April 2020
Senior Advisor at Pandox AB
Asset Management, Product Development, Transactions.

May 2013 – February 2015
General Manager/Owner of Melody Hotel

August 2004 – December 2014
General Manager/Owner of Villa Källhagen

October 2000 – May 2004
Rezidor/ Radisson SAS
Regional Director Sweden, VP Business Development Nordics and Baltics
Head of operations of 7 hotels and responsible for 9 franchise hotels.
Develop the Radisson SAS and Park Inn brands.

Raivo Vare

Expert

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Raivo Vare

Expert

Madis Müller

Governor of Eesti Pank

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Madis Müller

Governor of Eesti Pank

Olavi Lepp

CEO of Swedbank AS

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Olavi Lepp

CEO of Swedbank AS

Viljar Arakas

CEO of EfTEN Capital

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Viljar Arakas

CEO of EfTEN Capital
Viljar Arakas (born 1979) is a founding member and a member of the board of EfTEN Capital AS, and also a member of the board of EfTEN Kinnisvarafond AS, EfTEN Kinnisvarafond II AS, and EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS. Before putting together the team of EfTEN Capital he was the chairman of the board of Arco Vara AS. Viljar holds a master's degree in economics from Estonian Business School.

Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė

Chief Economist of Šiaulių bankas Group

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Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė

Chief Economist of Šiaulių bankas Group
Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė is the Chief Economist of Šiaulių Bankas Group. With 18 years of experience in central and commercial banking, she has cultivated expertise in diverse areas, including strategic planning, macroeconomics, financial markets, regional economic policy, and sectoral analysis. Her insights on the global and local macroeconomic environment, financial markets, regional competitiveness and trade, monetary and fiscal policy, as well as sectoral developments of the Baltic region are highly valued by business leaders, policymakers, and various international bodies. Regarded as one of the most prominent thought leaders in the country, she actively engages in public debates on economic, political, and social topics.

Kristi Hakkaja

CEO and founder of Moderan Solutions OÜ

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Kristi Hakkaja

CEO and founder of Moderan Solutions OÜ
Kristi is the founder of Moderan, a leading software platform for real estate lease portfolio and utilities management, and reporting. She’s is an active member of European PropTech community and has supported real estate companies in their journey to digitalization for more than a decade. Working closely with property owners and managers across Europe and beyond, she has become the trusted expert and partner for both real estate and proptech companies.
 
Moderan is the go-to property management solution for commercial real estate owners, specializing in automating lease and utility management, and portfolio reporting, including CO2 calculations for ESG reporting. Moderan’s cutting-edge solutions help optimize property management processes and portfolio performance. Moderan software is used to manage over €6 billion worth of assets in the Baltics and beyond.
Read more at https://moderansolutions.com/

Siim Täkker

CEO of R8 Technologies

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Siim Täkker

CEO of R8 Technologies

Hannu Käki

VP, Business Development at HyperIn Inc.

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Hannu Käki

VP, Business Development at HyperIn Inc.
Hannu helps the investors and managers to create better value for their retail assets and he is a recognized expert in the leading retail real estate and property technology forums.
Hannu is also a founding member of PropTech Finland initiative, a serial PropTech entrepreneur and earlier he has worked at Fiskars - the leading Nordic consumer brands company.
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.
About HyperIn:
hyper[in] - MANAGE. MONETIZE. CONNECT.
hyper[in] brings a game-changing solution for people who MANAGE shopping malls. We provide all the tools for multi-channel communication, collaboration and integration between you and your tenants. You can MONETIZE spaces to outside advertisers and marketers. You have always up-to-date information that you can use to CONNECT to consumers and understand them.
 
We are a Red Herring Top 100 Winner in recognition as one of the leading private technology and innovation companies.
For more information, visit www.hyperin.com.

Harri Majala

Founder of GBuilder

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Harri Majala

Founder of GBuilder
Harri is the founder of GBuilder, a leading BIM-based platform that connects the silos in the construction industry and creates a seamless customer journey for construction projects. With over 15 years of experience in the sector, Harri has a vision to transform the way end users and builders interact and collaborate, using cutting-edge technology and customer-centric design.
 
Harri launched GBuilder in 2014, after co-founding CubiCasa, a successful PropTech company that exited in 2021. Harri is also an active angel investor in ConTech startups, supporting innovation and disruption in the industry. Harri's core competencies include new business development, marketing communications, project planning, and BIM-based solutions. Harri holds a degree of economics from Helsinki School of Economics, the top business schools in Finland.

Rustom Vickers

VP, Head of Development EMEA

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Rustom Vickers

VP, Head of Development EMEA
Rustom Vickers is Vice President, Head of Development for Blueground, a global proptech company that is reinventing the way people live across the globe. With a portfolio of over 15,000 apartments in 30+ cities, Blueground's mission is to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live in every global city.
Rustom has a diversified background in hospitality & real estate, from operations to consulting and from real estate ownership – development / investment – to hospitality platforms.
Previously he has been in Development roles for Choice Hotels, Hyatt, Dusit International, EMAAR in addition to being a consultant with Horwath HTL and TRI Hospitality and working for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in operations. A graduate of Les Roches Hospitality Management School in Switzerland, Rustom furthered his education with an MBA from Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School in London.

Indrek Hääl

Founder and CEO of Workland

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Indrek Hääl

Founder and CEO of Workland
Indrek has over 20 years of experience in international real estate fund management, transactions and restructurings and has been developing Workland into a leading coworking brand operating in Baltic’s and Finland. Indrek is also leading the development of Krulli Kvartal, a new destination quarter in north Tallinn.

Taavi Ojala

CEO of KAPITEL

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Taavi Ojala

CEO of KAPITEL
Oct 2017 - … AS Kapitel (former business name E.L.L. Kinnisvara AS), CEO and Chairman of the Board
Mar 2010 – Sept 2017 E.L.L. Kinnisvara AS (real estate management and development company) CFO and Board Member
Mar 2007 – Jun 2009 AS Swedbank
Head of Real Estate Department (last position), Client Executive (starting position)
Sept 2006 – Feb 2007 AS Ober-Haus Kinnisvara, Managing Director
May 2004 – Aug 2006 AS Hansapank (member of Swedbank group)
Client Executive (Real Estate Financing Department, Corporate Banking Division)
May 2000 – May 2004 E.L.L. Kinnisvara AS, Financial analyst

EDUCATION
2003 – 2008 Tallinn University of Technology, Master of Arts in Economics (MA, Business Administration)
1997 -2002 Tallinn Technical University, Bachelor (BA, Business Administration), graduated cum laude
1986 – 1997 Põlva Secondary School (speciality mathematics). Graduated with certificate of commendation (gold medal)

Additional training courses
2022-2023 top performers course (Äripäeva Akadeemia)
2018-2019 coaching and mentoring course (Fontes)
2010-2023 different real estate conferences (GRI Europe and GRI CEE, MAPIC etc)
EF Education First (Russia Sankt Petersburg)
Russian language course (2 weeks)
Shannonside Language Centre (Ireland Nenagh)
English language course (2 weeks)
Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
International Business and Technology Management (international course for exchange students, 5 months)
Põlva Music School

Domas Dargis

Group CEO at EIKA

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Domas Dargis

Group CEO at EIKA
Domas Dargis has been the General Manager of EIKA since 2014. Since 1993, the EIKA group has built over 6,000 apartments and 600,000 m2 of premises. Now alongside its natural activity – real estate development – EIKA group develops technologies, reorienting its activities to sustainability principles and manufacturing solar energy products. It also develops and manages hospitality and public infrastructure projects, owns investment funds, invests abroad, and is one of the largest philanthropists in the country.
 
Domas is one of the main initiators of the PropTech movement in the Lithuanian and Baltic markets. Now he is a chairman of the PropTech Lithuania board and an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Lithuania.
 
Before joining the EIKA team, Domas worked at one of the largest real estate consulting and broker companies in the world, Cushman &Wakefield in London, for three years. He acquired international experience in developing and managing shopping centers and in real estate fund management in this company. Domas completed his business management studies at King’s College London, in the UK.

Liis Reisner

Global Workplace Projects lead at Wise

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Liis Reisner

Global Workplace Projects lead at Wise
Liis Reisner is the Global Workplace Projects lead at Wise, a global tech company building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Since 2019, Liis has been looking after Wise's office spaces where today, over 5,000 Wisers from Austin to Singapore are building money without borders.   Combining her real estate and interior design background, Liis is creating spaces that provide innovative, inclusive and modern working environment, with a focus on sustainability.
Wise is one of the world's fastest growing, profitable technology companies, with 10 million active personal and business customers. In fiscal year 2023, Wise processed over £105bn in cross-border transactions, saving customers over £1.5bn. Headquartered in London, Wise's biggest office with over 2,000 employees is located in Tallinn.

Linda Kjällén

Sustainability Manager at CBRE Sweden

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Linda Kjällén

Sustainability Manager at CBRE Sweden
Linda is Sustainability Manager, based in Sweden. Linda has worked with sustainability issues in the real estate industry for over 12 years. Amongst other things, she has developed and built the Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC). Linda helps tenants, property owners, investors and various projects to set and achieve ambitious and concrete sustainability goals. She has solid experience in various environmental certifications and is a frequently hired lecturer and moderator in many different forums.

Filip Elland

Chief Sustainability Officer at Castellum

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Filip Elland

Chief Sustainability Officer at Castellum

Evaldas Savickis

Founder and CEO of VESTA CONSULTING JSC (Lithuania)

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Evaldas Savickis

Founder and CEO of VESTA CONSULTING JSC (Lithuania)
Evaldas Savickis, CEO and founder of Vesta Consulting, with over 10 years of expertise in the sustainable Real Estate sector and Corporate sustainability, brings profound knowledge, strategic thinking, and a sustainability-driven mindset to the forefront. Evaldas will share practical insights and success stories, reflecting his dedication to responsible business practices and long-term client success.

Andres Tukk

Board Member and Head of Private Segment Management, Baltic Banking, Swedbank Baltics AS

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Andres Tukk

Board Member and Head of Private Segment Management, Baltic Banking, Swedbank Baltics AS
Andres has been working in Swedbank for nearly 20 years. During his long career he has been holding different managerial positions. In 2013 Andres started to merge Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian private lending businesses. From 2017 he has been in his current role - developing private segment business in Baltic Banking.
Andres is not afraid of challenges but greets them with excitement.

Gabrielė Gegevičiūtė

Investment Project Manager, Capitalica Asset Management

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Gabrielė Gegevičiūtė

Investment Project Manager, Capitalica Asset Management
2015-2017 - Newsec in the Baltics – Advisory services (Capital markets department). I was the investment advisor, selling commercial real estate projects (in all asset classes) across the Baltics.
2017-2020 BPT Real estate - Advisory services. I was heading the transaction advisory business line.
2020-2023 – Capitalica Asset Management – I work purely with Capitalica Green Logistics fund as an Investment Project Manager, so I am responsible for logistics sector analysis, deal sourcing, and acquisition of properties. Since the launch of the fund in 2021, I acquired 5 buildings in 4 locations (4 buildings in Tallinn (Juri) and one in Riga (Marupe)). The total worth of transactions – ~29 MEUR (as of today), but until March it should increase to ~34 MEUR.
In 2022 April, I started to write a monthly real estate newsletter on LinkedIn called “Water&Concrete: what's behind?”. Now it has already 597 subscribers. The newsletter basically covers different topics regarding commercial real estate in the Baltics.

Martin Otsa

Investment Manager & Board Member at East Capital Real Estate AS

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Martin Otsa

Investment Manager & Board Member at East Capital Real Estate AS
15 years at East Capital / 25 years in industry
Martin Otsa is part of East Capital’s real estate team and is responsible for investment management in the Baltics and asset management in Estonia. He has more than 25 years of experience in real estate including valuation, leasing, project development, construction- and investment management. Martin holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and economics from Tallinn Technical University. He speaks Estonian, English and Russian.

Oleg Fedulin

Senior Banker, Property and Tourism, EBRD

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Oleg Fedulin

Senior Banker, Property and Tourism, EBRD
Oleg is a seasoned finance professional, focusing on real estate finance and investment over the last 15 years. He has been working at EBRD since 2012 and is a Senior Banker with Property and Tourism, based in London. At EBRD, Oleg is responsible for origination and execution of real estate debt and equity transactions (including property funds) in the Baltic States, Ukraine and the CEE countries. He is passionate about sustainable real estate and complex urban regeneration projects. Oleg is a CFA Charterholder.

Laurynas Kuzavas

CEO of SIRIN Development

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Laurynas Kuzavas

CEO of SIRIN Development

Mindaugas Baranauskas

Head of Purchasing / Global, VENIPAK

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Mindaugas Baranauskas

Head of Purchasing / Global, VENIPAK

Jussi Vyyryläinen

Vice President, Leasing, CITYCON

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Jussi Vyyryläinen

Vice President, Leasing, CITYCON
Jussi Vyyryläinen, Vice President Leasing at Citycon, is responsible for Citycon’s leasing and specialty leasing function across the Nordics and Baltics. He has worked at Citycon over 14 years and in the industry almost 20 years. Jussi has also been part of the NCSC Board for 8 years and in 2022 he was elected the Chairman of the Board of NCSC.

Jukka Vakula

CEO at Vantaan Valo (owner of the Jumbo Shopping Centre in Finland)

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Jukka Vakula

CEO at Vantaan Valo (owner of the Jumbo Shopping Centre in Finland)
Vantaan Valo is a JV-company which is the largest owner of the Jumbo shopping and entertainment centre in Finland.
In terms of sales Jumbo is the number 1# shopping centre in Finland.  
 
Jukka Vakula has long term working history in the Shopping Centre industy in several leader positions. He is also experienced Managing Director and business development professional with a demonstrated workig history in addition to shopping centres, in Innovation Campuses and widely real estate development industry.
 
Jukka Vakula has board positions in the Sagax Campus Development -company and the Finnish Council of Shopping Centers. In 2023 he was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Council of Shopping Centers.

Tarmo Karotam

MRICS, CEO, Baltic Horizon Fund Manager, Northern Horizon Capital

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Tarmo Karotam

MRICS, CEO, Baltic Horizon Fund Manager, Northern Horizon Capital
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).

Igors Kasjanovs

Senior Economist, Sustainability & Mandate, Nordic Investment Bank

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Igors Kasjanovs

Senior Economist, Sustainability & Mandate, Nordic Investment Bank
For almost ten years, Igors has been working as a macroeconomist in governmental institutions of Latvia. His everyday work consisted of continuous analysis of the economy of Latvia, forecasting and presentation of the results to various stakeholders.
As of 2017, Igors joined Nordic Investment Bank in pursuing the vision of a prosperous and sustainable Nordic-Baltic region. As a senior economist, his daily routine is related to the assessment of sustainability aspects of various projects and clients (across different sectors in Nordics and Baltics). He’s also involved in various cross-cutting functions of the Bank, participating in Impact Reporting, IT developments and various internal committees/working groups.

Lukasz Platkowski

Principal, Managing Director Gensler Berlin

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Lukasz Platkowski

Principal, Managing Director Gensler Berlin
As the Managing Director of Gensler Berlin, Lukasz Platkowski provides leadership and strategic direction for multi-disciplinary projects catering to a diverse client base. A Design Principal and registered architect with over 20 years of experience, Lukasz is deeply committed to designing for resilience, enhanced experiences, and optimal performance while prioritizing client value. He has spearheaded transformative projects that have set new industry standards and redefined the concept of 'benchmark' design across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Lukasz's dedication extends to championing award-winning projects in the workplace sector, where he understands the unique challenges and developments of future-forward endeavours, ensuring smooth project implementation and standout design solutions. Additionally, Lukasz serves as a visiting tutor at the Nottingham University School of Built Environment, actively contributes to BCO CTBUH Strategic Guidelines, and participates in various jury panels, including the World Architectural News, Commercial Office Awards and the LEAF Awards.

Ardi Roosimaa

Member of the Board, EKFL Association of the Real Estate Companies

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Ardi Roosimaa

Member of the Board, EKFL Association of the Real Estate Companies
Ardi is a Founding Partner and Member of the Supervisory Board of Real Estate development and advisory firm RESTATE.He has been International Real Estate and Capital Advisory executive for more than 20 years. Founder and long time moderator of Roundtable inside EKFL (Association of Estonian Real Estate Firms), member of the Board of EKFL. targeted to improve the real estate business environment and quality of property advisory in Estonia.Ardi is Co-Founder of PropTech AI start-up Moowle. As a PropTech and Innovation enthusiast, experienced Moderator and Inspirational speaker, he has been on the stages around the world including MIPIM, EXPOREAL, Nordic Real Estate Forum, BREIF, FIABCI World Congress, GRI etc.He has been part of organising team for annual PropTech events and a firm believer in implementation of Technology and Digitalisation in Broader Real Estate business. Past Member of the Board and Past President of the FIABCI Baltic Chapter.

Kaie Kass Agcay

Member of the Board, Estonian Chamber of Real Estate Brokers

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Kaie Kass Agcay

Member of the Board, Estonian Chamber of Real Estate Brokers

Aivar Tomson

Chairman of the Board, Estonian Association of Appraisers

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Aivar Tomson

Chairman of the Board, Estonian Association of Appraisers
Aivar is an expert in the field of property valuation. He is one of founders of Kinnisvaraekspert and he has been involved with the same company more than 30 years. Aivar is also one of founders of Estonian Association of Appraisers (1995) having position the chairman at the moment. He has been involved in numerous valuation projects in more than 10 foreign countries and he has worked for different organizations more than 2 years in abroad. Aivar is experienced in both mass and individual valuation. He has been involved in different aspects of valuation including field work, project administration, standardization, preparation of legal acts, initiating of pilot projects and capacity building, training and training of trainers, etc.

Andres Torm

Moderator of the NREF 2024

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Andres Torm

Moderator of the NREF 2024

2024 program

General Topic of the NREF 2024: Real Estate REALITY – What's Really Going On?

Moderator:Andres Torm
8:30-9:25Registration, morning coffee
9:30-9:45Welcome Words of the Organisers
Ardi Roosimaa, Member of the Board, Association of Real Estate Companies of Estonia
Kaie Kass Agcay, Member of the Board, Estonian Chamber of Real Estate Brokers
Aivar Tomson, Chairman of the Board, Estonian Association of Appraisers
9:45-10:15Global and Local Economic Outlook – Lower Interest Rates, Faster Growth?
Nerijus Mačiulis, Group Deputy Chief Economist, Macro Research Baltics, Swedbank
10:15-10:45Max Barclay, Deputy CEO, Head of Advisory, Head of Investment Management, Newsec, 
interviewed by Anna Pihl, television journalist
You will get answers to the most actual and burning questions about the current situation and future of the real estate market in Sweden and the Nordic countries!
10:45-11:30Real Estate Investment Panel:
How Do We Cope When the Era of Cheap Money Won’t (ever) Come Back?
Head of the panel:
Peeter Koppel, Head of Investments at Redgate Wealth
Panel participants:
Albin Rosengren, Partner & Head of Real Estate at East Capital
Andrius Svolka, CFA, Head of Transactions, NEWSEC Baltics
Roberto de Silvestri, Board Member and Investor Relations Manager, Colonna Group
Viktorija Orkinė, CEO and Board Member, Eika Asset Management
Pekka Huttunen, Portfolio Manager, Real Estate at Titanium Rahastoyhtiö Oy
11:30-12:00Real Estate Hospitality Panel:
Innovating Hospitality: Emerging Trends in Hotel Real Estate – What are the Current Emerging Trends in Hospitality Real Estate, and How Are They Shaping the Industry?
Head of the panel:
Kimmo Virtanen, CEO & Founder, Scandinavian & Baltic Hotel Consulting
Panel participants:
David Jenkins, Vice President Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group 
Katarzyna Sławińska, Development Executive, Accor Premium, Midscale & Economy Brands
Claes Livijn, Senior Advisor, Asset Management, Property Development & Transactions, Pandox
12:00-13:00Lunch
13:00-13:45Macroeconomics Panel:
Future of Economy – How to Turn Economy for Growth and Rise the Competitiveness of the Companies? Future Role of the Public and Private Sectors Regarding the Growth and Competitiveness
Head of the panel: 
Raivo Vare, Expert
Panel participants:
Madis Müller, Governor of Eesti Pank
Olavi Lepp, CEO of Swedbank AS
Viljar Arakas, CEO of EfTEN Capital
Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė, Chief Economist of Šiaulių bankas Group
Igors Kasjanovs, Senior Economist, Sustainability & Mandate, Nordic Investment Bank
13:45-14:15ESG Real Estate Panel:
ESG as the Key of Shaping the Next Generation of Real Estate
Head of the panel:
Linda Kjällén, Sustainability Manager at CBRE Sweden
Panel participants:
Filip Elland, Chief Sustainability Officer at Castellum
Evaldas Savickis, Founder and CEO of VESTA CONSULTING JSC (Lithuania)
Andres Tukk, Board Member and Head of Private Segment Management, Baltic Banking, Swedbank Baltics AS
Speaker 4 - TBC
 14:15-15:00Commercial and Development Real Estate Panel:
The Future of Workspaces: Trends and Predictions – How are Modern Workspaces Evolving in Response to Changing Business Needs?
Head of the panel:
Indrek Hääl, Founder and CEO of Workland
Panel participants:
Lukasz Platkowski, Principal, Managing Director Gensler Berlin
Taavi Ojala,
CEO of KAPITEL
Domas Dargis, Group CEO at EIKA
Liis Reisner, Global Workplace Projects lead at Wise
15:00-15:30Coffee break
15:30-16:00PropTech Real Estate Panel:
The Future of PropTech – Innovations and Trends Which Will Shape the Future of Real Estate
Head of the panel: 
Kristi Hakkaja, Co-Founder & CEO of Moderan
Panel participants:
Siim Täkker, CEO of R8 Technologies
Hannu Käki, VP, Business Development at HyperIn Inc.
Harri Majala, Founder of GBuilder
Rustom Vickers, Vice President, Head of Development for Blueground
16.00-16.30Logistics Real Estate Panel:
Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Adapting to Changing Logistics Real Estate Market
Head of the panel:
Gabrielė Gegevičiūtė, Investment Project Manager, Capitalica Asset Management
Panel participants:
Martin Otsa, Investment Manager & Board Member at East Capital Real Estate AS
Oleg Fedulin, Property and Tourism department, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Laurynas Kuzavas, CEO of SIRIN Development
Mindaugas Baranauskas, Head of Purchasing / Global, VENIPAK
 16.30-17:00Retail Real Estate Panel:
Retail Real Estate in Transformation – New Ideas or Back to Basics?
Head of the panel:
Jussi Vyyryläinen, Vice President, Leasing, CITYCON
Panel participants:
Annett Norén Beckert, Lease Category Manager, Ingka Centres Denmark & NCSC Board Member – TBC
Jukka Vakula, CEO at Vantaan Valo (owner of the Jumbo Shopping Centre in Finland)
Tarmo Karotam, MRICS, CEO, Baltic Horizon Fund Manager, Northern Horizon Capital
Speaker – TBC
  17.00-17.15 Closing remarks
  18.00-23.00 Reception, Glimstedt Gin Bar & cocktail & socializing at Tallinn Creative Hub

*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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Accommodation

Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel

Sadama 11a, Tallinn

At Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel, your relaxation is our priority. Settle into the quiet comfort of our rooms, designed to ensure a peaceful and rejuvenating sleep. In our spa, a symphony of massages, body, and beauty treatments awaits to revive your spirit. Our water centre invites you to immerse yourself in various saunas, pools, and jacuzzis.
At Restaurant Nero, we take pride in offering a menu that is as diverse as the international palate, with dishes that capture the authentic essence of global cuisines.
Located adjacent to the enchanting Old Town, Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel is a gateway to leisurely strolls along cobblestone paths and through historic splendour.
We are honoured to hold the Green Key eco-label, reflecting our dedication to environmental stewardship and mindful luxury. Discover more about our eco-friendly practices and how guests can contribute from Tallink Hotels webpage.

PRICES AND BOOKING:

Standard single room 89 EUR
Premium single room 99 EUR

The price includes buffet breakfast and limitless use of water centre and saunas.

Please book here: booking 
The price is valid: 25.–29.03.2024
Promo code: NREF2024

Kalev Spa Hotel & Water Park

Aia 18, Tallinn

Price for conference participants
–15% with promo code SPA.

The price includes buffet breakfast, unlimited use of water park, Olympic size pool and the coolest gym in Old Town.

Please book here: booking
The price is valid: 20.–31.03.2024
Promo code: SPA

Nordic Hotel Forum


Viru väljak 3, Tallinn


Nordic Hotel Forum, a 4 star superior hotel in the prime location in Tallinn has recently completed a full renovation to the entire hotel. The hotel offers spacious and elegant hotel rooms and a Leisure Centre on the 8th floor with magnificent views over the historic Old Town of Tallinn.
The price includes buffet breakfast, free WiFi and use of hotel’s leisure centre on the top floor with fully equipped gym, indoor pool and saunas.
Standard single/double room 
99 EUR/night
Superior single/double room 
114 EUR/night
Deluxe single/double room 
149 EUR /night
Booking via link: https://bit.ly/NHFNREF2024
The price is valid: 25.03.24-29.03.24
The price includes buffet breakfast, use of a leisure center with indoor pool, saunas and a fitness room.  
More info:  https://www.nordichotels.eu/


Radisson Collection Hotel Tallinn

Rävala pst 3

Radisson Collection is located next to business, shopping and entertainment areas, it is the 1st Radisson Collection hotel in the Baltic States that will be opened in 2022. Tallinn Airport and City Harbour are just a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
 
Popular attractions like Creative Hub are only 20 minutes from the hotel, this lovely walk will take you past Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town with many unique historical buildings and narrow alleyways.  
Radisson Collection rooms offer EXCEPTIONAL amenities with spectacular views to the vibrant city and beautiful Old Town. Collection Superior and higher category rooms offer complimentary access to the gym and elegant relaxation area. Enjoy free Broadband (including wireless), that is accessible to all our guests throughout the hotel.
 
Hotel has 2 amazing restaurants:
ISSEI – a roof top Restaurant with an open-air terrace, stunning views to Tallinn Medieval Old Town and vibrant city, offers Japanese and Peruvian cuisine.MEKK- offers modern Estonian cuisine with exceptional service by bringing traditional Estonian ingredients with a modern touch to local and international guests.
 
Radisson Collection Tallinn is here to create EXCEPTIONAL stays, EXCEPTIONAL events and EXCEPTIONAL memories.
We are delighted to present you hotel 3D tour (click here), that allows you to visit our wonderful hotel virtually.

PRICES & BOOKING
Single room Collection class: 
125 €/night
Twin/Double room Collection class: 
125 €/night
Single room Superior class: 
135 €/night
Twin/Double room Superior class: 
135 €/night
Rate includes a rich breakfast buffet, gym and spa area use, Wi-Fi and VAT.
The price is valid: 26.03.2024–28.03.2024
Use promo code: NREF2024

Booking via e-mail: booking

CONTACT
Radisson Collection Hotel Tallinn
Rävala pst. 3, 10143 Tallinn
+372 682 3000

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