Laurentiu Lazar, senior partner of Investment and Valuation Services, will take over as the new managing partner of the real estate consultancy company Colliers International Romania, effective as of March. Ilinca Paun, the current managing partner, will remain member of the board and will focus on her activity at Entrepreneurship Academy, where she will operate as CEO.
Lazar is senior partner and director of the valuation an investment departments at Colliers International Romania. He has over 11 years of experience in real estate, in valuation, consultancy and investment. In the past 5 years, the valuation team led by him assessed properties with a total value of approximately EUR 35 billion. Moreover, starting 2015, the investment department closed transactions with a total value of over EUR 500 million.
„Colliers International has had a remarkable evolution in its 21 years of presence on the local market and I am confident that 2018 will be memorable from this point of view and in as far as the transactions we are working on are concerned. We are also aiming to diversify the services we offer to our clients, in line with Colliers values such as enthusiasm, passion and respect,” said Lazar.
In his new role, Lazar will coordinate the commercial and administrative activity of the company and will engage in developing the internal culture. He will also work with the directors’ department to ensure the company’s goals are met.
Paun, who has run the company since 2010, will remain member of the board and will be further involved in developing the company’s strategy. At the same time, she will focus on education, taking over the position of CEO at Entrepreneurship Academy, where she has been a teacher since 2015.
„I’ve always been passionate about business, management models and people. I believe such a change is healthy for both the company and one’s performance. I share these values with Laurentiu and I am confident that his vision will help Colliers become the most beloved and respected real estate consultancy company in Romania,” said Paun.
She has over 18 years’ experience in real estate. She joined Colliers International in 2000, after previously being involved in the development of the first shopping center in Romania.