Business Review, the premier English-language media platform for business and economic news in Romania, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated Realty Forum 2023, taking place on July 20, 2023, at Crowne Plaza Bucharest. Under the motto “The Voice of Romanian Real Estate,” this year’s forum promises to be a landmark event, bringing together key industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in the Romanian real estate market.
Realty Forum 2023 aims to facilitate meaningful conversations on the challenges and opportunities in the dynamic real estate sector of Romania. As the country’s economy continues to evolve, the real estate market plays a pivotal role in shaping its growth trajectory. Business Review is proud to bring together esteemed professionals to delve into crucial topics, including sustainable development, smart cities, emerging trends, investment strategies, and the impact of new technologies on the industry.
In Panel 1, experts and industry leaders will gather to discuss the latest trends shaping the office and residential markets in Romania. The discussion will shed light on various critical topics that are expected to influence these sectors in the coming year.
In the office segment, one of the primary focuses will be on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their impact on the office market. With companies increasingly prioritizing sustainability, the panel will explore how the adoption of SDGs will drive changes in office space requirements and design.
Another significant topic to be addressed is the impact of Hybrid work arrangements on the office market. As businesses continue to embrace remote work models, the discussion will delve into how this shift will lead to office space contraction and create new demands for incentives and flexible leasing terms to accommodate evolving workspace needs.
The panel will also analyze the effects of service charges and rent after indexation, considering the potential implications on office leasing and investment decisions.
Furthermore, the limited new supply of office spaces expected in 2023-2024 will be a focal point. Experts will examine the potential consequences of this supply shortage on rental rates, occupancy levels, and overall market dynamics.
On the residential front, the panel will address the impact of the slow permitting process on residential development in Bucharest and the medium-term outlook. The discussion will offer insights into how regulatory challenges may affect housing projects and the overall availability of residential units in the city.
The outlook on the demand for homes in Bucharest and major regional cities by the end of 2023 will be carefully assessed, taking into account factors such as population growth, economic trends, and affordability considerations.
To boost the sales of new homes going into 2024, experts will discuss the strategies and initiatives that developers and stakeholders need to implement. This will include exploring potential incentives, marketing approaches, and customer-centric offerings to stimulate market activity.
Finally, the panel will delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by urban regeneration projects. These initiatives play a crucial role in urban development, but they also bring unique challenges related to infrastructure, community engagement, and sustainable growth.
Panel 1 promises to be an insightful discussion, offering attendees valuable perspectives on the key trends and issues that will shape the office and residential sectors in Romania throughout 2023 and beyond.
The speaker roster includes: Andreea Cotiga, Head of Leasing Office at CPI Property Group Romania; Andrei Boca, Senior Leasing Manager la Globalworth Romania; Mihai Paduroiu, CEO Office Division at One United Properties; Valeriu Toma, Head of Property Management at CBRE Romania; Jan Demeyere, Co-Founder & Partner at Speedwell; Antoniu Panait, Managing Director at VASTINT Romania; Mark Thompson, Managing Director at EcoClean FM Romania; and moderator Aurel Dragan, Senior Editor at Business Review.
Panel 2 will delve into the rapidly evolving Industrial & Logistics sectors in Romania, exploring the latest trends and opportunities that are reshaping the market. Among the topics to be discussed, the emergence of Sale & Leaseback as a new product on the market will take center stage. Experts will examine how this innovative approach to property transactions is gaining traction and influencing investment strategies in the industrial sector.
The panel will also address Romania’s potential Schengen membership in 2023, highlighting the main advantages this development would bring to the country. Schengen membership could have significant implications for the ease of cross-border trade and logistics, making Romania an even more attractive destination for businesses seeking to establish regional operations.
Furthermore, the impact of service charges and rent after indexation on the industrial and logistics segments will be thoroughly examined, analyzing how these factors affect leasing decisions and overall investment dynamics.
Sustainability will be a key focus of the discussion, with industry leaders setting their main goals for 2023-2024. As businesses increasingly prioritize environmental responsibility, the panel will explore how sustainable practices are being integrated into the design, construction, and operation of industrial spaces.
Attendees can also look forward to insights into the development pipeline for industrial projects in Romania. The panel will discuss the scale and scope of upcoming projects, shedding light on potential growth opportunities in the sector.
The driving forces behind the demand for industrial spaces will be another crucial topic. Panelists will explore which sectors are fueling the demand for these facilities, offering valuable insights for investors and developers looking to align their projects with market needs.
Moreover, the discussion will examine whether eastern Romania is evolving into an emerging hub for industrial projects. The region’s potential for growth and its role in attracting investments will be closely analyzed.
To attract more industrial investments, experts will discuss the competitive advantages of the local economy. Romania’s strategic location, skilled workforce, and favorable business environment will be among the factors explored, providing valuable insights for international investors looking to establish a presence in the country.
Panel 2 promises to be a comprehensive exploration of the Industrial & Logistics sectors, providing attendees with invaluable perspectives on the latest trends, growth opportunities, and strategic considerations in this dynamic market.
The lineup of the second panel includes: Ionut Bindea, CEO at ROCA Industry; Daniel Buhazi, Commercial Director at ARISTON GROUP; Venera Munjev, Asset & Expansion Manager at Auchan Retail; Mihai Diaconescu, Country Manager at Logicor România; Tatiana Pria, Leasing Manager – Industrial at Global Vision; and moderator Daniel Cautis, Managing Partner at Dunwell Industrial Brokerage.
During the event, Business Review will launch its premium Real Estate Guide, a comprehensive publication featuring in-depth insights, analyses, and market trends in the Romanian real estate landscape. This guide will serve as an invaluable resource for investors, developers, and industry enthusiasts, providing them with a thorough understanding of the current market dynamics. Attendees will have the opportunity to get their own physical copy at the event, while the digital format will be made available for download on Friday, July 21.
As a highlight of the Realty Forum, Business Review will also unveil the second edition of the Business Review Readers’ Choice Realty Awards. These prestigious awards recognize excellence in the real estate sector, showcasing the projects, companies, and professionals that have made remarkable contributions to the industry.
“We are thrilled to host Realty Forum 2023 and unite the key players in Romanian real estate,” said Catalin Alistari, General Manager of Business Review. “This forum presents an incredible opportunity for professionals to share their knowledge, exchange ideas, and foster new collaborations, all while celebrating the outstanding achievements in the industry through the Readers’ Choice Realty Awards.”
The event will feature prominent speakers from various sectors, including real estate developers, investors, architects, urban planners, and government officials. Attendees can look forward to insightful panel discussions, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities that will facilitate productive dialogue and enrich the collective understanding of the Romanian real estate market.
The venue for the Realty Forum 2023, the Crowne Plaza Bucharest, is an excellent choice for this event, offering a sophisticated and conducive environment for knowledge exchange and networking.
Interested participants can register for the event on the official website of Business Review.
A big thank you goes out to the event partners: CBRE Romania, CPI Romania, EcoCleanFM Romania, Globalworth,, One United Properties, Speedwell, Roca Industry, British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce, CONAF, Hellenic-Romanian Chamber of Commerce, Romanian Green Building Council, and Holograma 3D | Think Events.