EEA Real Estate Forum & Project Awards

200 real estate professionals developers, bankers, investors and policy makers from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.


23-24 November 2016
At 8:30 a.m.


Ukraine, Kyiv
Fairmont Grand Hotel

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The EEA Real Estate Forum

Heralded as the market benchmark for real estate success in Eastern Europe and Asia. The region is connected by corporate end-users doing business in Asia, Russia-CIS, and European regions. The event is annually organized by URE Club and

Leadership of the real estate market

URE Club & are proud to host this joint event with over 250 local regional and international guests.

Venue convenient for everybody

Kyiv is a great meeting point for the event bound to become an investment gateway to the markets of Eastern Europe and Asia.

New markets - new opportunities

Meet the investors and new business opportunities from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova & Ukraine.

EEA Forum and Awards Gala Program


18:00 - 19:00


19:00 - 19:30

Opening Remarks and Introduction to Voting Process

19:30 - 20:30

Voting Hour

20:30 - 22:00

Networking Cocktail

8:30 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:30

Opening Remarks and Welcome Speach of a Special Guest

9:30 - 10:30

I Panel Discussion - investments opportunities and potential of the participating countries

10:30 - 11:30

II Panel Discussion - development of tourism in the regions and its influence on investment attractiveness

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00

III Panel Discussion - development of commercial real estate (retail and shopping centers) - local and global trends

13:00 - 14:00

IV Panel Discussion - development and sales strategies for residential real estate

14:00 - 15:00

Networking Lunch

19:00 - 19:30

Welcome Cocktail

19:00 - 19:45

Opening Remarks

19:45 - 20:45

Award Winners Announcement and Celebration

20:45 - 22:00

Dinner; Entertainment; Charity Auction

Speakers & Jury Members

Nick Cotton

DTZ Ukraine

Managing Director

With over 23 years of experience in all spheres of commercial agency, property and facilities management, investment consultancy, research and development, strategic planning and valuation/appraisal.

Beso Sikharulidze

London&Regional Properties in Ukraine

Managing Director

With 23 years plus of diverse Global investment management experience Beso Sikharulidze has spent past ten years in real estate development and asset management in Ukraine.

Irina Pshenna

Vertex Hotel Group

General Manager

Irina Pshennaya has been working in hospitality industry for more than 15 years. She headed Vertex Hotel Group in 2009.

Michael Tippin

Tippin Corporation

President & CEO

Michael founded Tippin Corporation in 1996 as a family owned property company. The firm has completed high profile real estate projects in five countries on two continents. Since 2006 the company has focused on Central & Eastern Europe.

Adrian Salter

MEP Engineering LLC

Founder and General Director

Since starting his career in London England in 1989, as a Building Services Engineer Adrian has always believed that the real success of any construction project is based on the coordination between its design team members.

Ruslan Oleksenko

DEOL Partners

Investor, Developer, Founder

Prior to founding DEOL Partners, Ruslan Oleksenko held the position of General Manager of UPG Development, as well as the representative office of the U.S. firm Slabor International, Inc. in Ukraine.

Mathieu de Bruin

Horizon Real Estate Business Solutions

Principal / Owner

Mathieu is an all-round real estate professional with over 17 years of experience, operating in senior management positions in the real estate industry across various European markets.

Tadeusz Jachowicz

Gleeds Europe Holding

CEE Regional Director

Senior Project Manager with over 30 years of experience in real estate sector. Since 1995 Tadeusz is professionally associated with Gleeds. Since 2003 he has been holding the position of Gleeds Polska Director.

Dominique Menu

BNP Paribas S.A.

Country Head CIB Ukraine and Kazakhstan

Dominique joined the banking sector as a Specialist in Project Finance and Asset-Based Financing where he worked for 10 years (1980's) on major industrial projects as well as on shipping and aircraft financing deals around the world.

Irakli Kilauridze

Colliers Georgia

Managing Director

Irakli is a senior real estate executive and entrepreneur with 10+ years' experience leading real estate investment, development, sales, construction and turnaround operations.

Natalia Kochergina

DLA Piper Ukraine


Natalia Kochergina has wide experience in real estate, transaction support and M&A matters. She advises both international and domestic clients operating of different industry sectors.

Vadim Neposedov


Founder & President

Vadim Neposedov has over 20 years of experience in real estate. Under his leadership, UTG completed more than 700 consulting projects, launched over 100 shopping centers and leased 3.3 million sq. m of premises.

Preston Smith


Business risk and due diligence

Preston Smith has two decades of investigative experience in the CEE region, and for the past five years has focused specifically on risk advisory, due diligence and security assessment.

Ahmed Hassaballa


Associate Partner | COO

Prior to joining JFA, Ahmed was senior designer at Costas Kondylis and partners (CKP) in New York where he designed residential, commercial and hospitality projects both in NY and internationally.

Erik Nayman

Capital Times

Managing Partner

Erik Nayman has been acting as Managing partner at Capital Times since 2010; 2002-2010 acted as Founder and Head of the investment banking business of JSCB "Ukrsotsbank" (UniCredit Bank) and as Investment Management Director at Millennium Capital within 2001-2002.

Eric A. Laporte

Accor Hotels Group

VP Operations Accor HotelServices Russia, Georgia & CIS

Eric A. Laporte has been operating as a VP Operations Accor HotelServices Russia, Georgia & CIS since 2014. Before he was in charge of the first Pullman in Russia and Mercure Hotels opening in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Heinz Strubenhoff

International Finance Corporation

Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova

International Finance Corporation, based in Kyiv, supports Governments and Investment Climate teams in Eastern Europe to develop and implement regulatory reforms in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.

Claude Bulté

the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

General Manager & District Director Ukraine & Georgia

Claude has been working for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group since 1999. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel companies.

Clemens Lehr


Director, Country Manager Ukraine & Russia

Mr Lehr is managing the Amstar Europe LLC in Kiev and is responsible for Amstar’s investments in Russia and the Ukraine.Mr. Lehr has more than 18 years of experience in Real Estate, Banking & General Management.

Vitalii Boiko

NAI Ukraine | Urban Experts

CEO & Founder

15 years of experience in real estate, more than 650 consulting projects and more than 100 out into operation projects. NAI Ukraine is a сommercial real estate advisory and brokerage firm, the member of the largest commercial real estate network - NAI Global.Urban Experts is a leading architectural company.

Alexis Delaroff



Mr. Delaroff is occupying the position of COO of AccorHotels Russia, Georgia Ukraine and the CIS since 2009.Under his management, AccorHotels Russia - CIS has risen from 3 hotels to 36 operating hotels in the region, and a portfolio of over 50 projects/year.

Nuno Moutinho

Grande Solar S.A.


Since 2013 he is the CEO of Grande Solar S.A. (awarded as one of the best Real Estate SME’s based in Portugal) that is present in Ukraine since 2010 and has been involved in the construction of Residential, Retail and multi-complex buildings

Gary Burrows

ACR International

Managing Partner

Mr Gary Burrows is the owner of an international shopping, leisure and mixed use consultancy and advisory, ACR partners based in the UK and ACR International based in Belarus. With 28 years of industry experience from operational to board level, across the UK, CEE, CIS and the Middle East.

Eddie Prilepsky

SvitLand Development

General Manager

Mr. Prilepsky has 21 years’ experience, serving as CFO and CEO in real estate, telecom and financial services in Israeli and international companies, out of which 10 years in Eastern Europe real estate related business.

Manuel Nuñez Yanowsky


Architecte - Urbanist

Mr. Yanowsky - Spanish-French architect and City-Planner with more than 50 years of professional experience, Academician, Corresponding Member of th Royal Academy of Arts St.George, Cavalier of the Military Order of St.Lazarus of Jerusalem.

David Jenkins

The Rezidor Hotel Group

Vice President Business Development

In Moscow since 1995, David Jenkins joined The Rezidor Hotel Group as Vice President Business Development Russia, Baltics & CIS following a 10 year period as one of the most respected consultants in the Russian market with JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, DTZ and Horwath.

Maira Kadyrbekova

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Ukraine and to the Republic of Moldova

Councellor for investments, technology and trade issues.

Andrew Olejnik


Co-founder & CEO

Mr. Olejnik, co-founder and CEO of Prof.Estate, an international real estate promotion and technology company. He has extensive operational experience in private sector development in emerging markets.

Oleg Mistuque

Kyiv Investment Agency

General Director

Board of Directors level expertise in Emerging Markets banking, with excellent networking among Multi-National Financial Institutions and Investment community in London/US.

Courtney Fingar

fDi Magazine, Financial Times Group


Courtney Fingar is the editor-in-chief of fDi Magazine, a specialist publication from the Financial Times, and the head of content for its associated data division, fDi Intel-ligence. In her role she oversees all elements of editorial production for the bimonth-ly magazine and its website, as well as editorial outputs for fDi Intelligence.

Simon Scott

Leslie Jones Architecture

Head of International Business

Simon is recognised for his expertise in the design and delivery of complex projects from the masterplanning stage through to completion. He is leading the expansion of Leslie Jones internationally including a number of projects in Ukraine and Belarus and the aviation sector with the recent appointment on Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, and Hong Kong International Airport TRC.

Iryna Skorokhodova

Alfa Bank Ukraine

Vice President

Over 15 years of experience in banking sector. Since 2008 Iryna has been with Alfa Bank Ukraine as Vice President, engaged in banking services to large corporate customers; since 2012 has been head of asset management.

Glyn Thomas

Ace Publishing Ltd.


As the co-owner of Ace Publishing Ltd., set up in 2005, he is acknowledged as an international gambling expert and is in regular contact with gaming professionals through the company's flagship publications Casino Life and Bingo Life.

Fuad Verdiyev

Baku White City

Head of development

Baku White City is one of the modern world's largest projects and is built on land that has been ecologically reclaimed from a former industrial area.

Project Awards

The awards gala is an excellent opportunity to recognize the top projects and leaders of the market and enjoy the informal networking with the peers.

The ballot of nominees for the EEA Project Awards is judged by a panel of about 50 top real estate executives leaders in the fields of construction, design, engineering, investments, development and related areas. The methodological partner of the EEA Project Awards is EY.

Projects eligible for nominations

  • In the Project Awards category - Projects with at least one completed phase in 2015/16
  • *Except nominations such as Grand Opening of the Year and Renovation of the Year. These projects must have been fully commissioned no earlier than 2015.

  • In the Professional Awards category - Nominee of a corresponding nomination should run its business at least in one of the participating countries within EEA region mainly in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova or Ukraine.

  • Projects on the stage of design are not eligible!

Shortlisted projects are welcome to participate in the Awards Gala free of charge. Shortlisted projects will be announced 2 weeks befor the event.

To apply for the EEA Project Awards fill in the applications form below. If you have questions, contact us -

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The Eastern European Asia Awards & Forum (EEA Awards) is the only international commercial real estate event in the region that brings together professionals from Central, Eastern and Western Europe, USA and Asia. It is a day of high impact discussion panels, networking and then in the evening the EEA Awards. Craig Smith
CEO at
Interest of the foreign partners is a good sign and can be a motive force for the CIS markets and Ukraine in particular to raise the level of quality, implement and promote European standards and norms, as well as enhance the business climate of the countries. We aim to create a win-win environment for all interested parties and attract more strategic partners and professionals able to make their contribution to the industry and gain from this as a result. Olga Solovei
Managain Partner at URE Club

Why should you enter the EEA Project Awards?


At the the EEA Project Awards in the evening, top projects from the EEA region will be recognized and celebrated by the international business community.


The EEA Project Awards is supported by methodological partner EY. The process of deciding between the nominations for the award categories is carried out by an independent jury.

Exposure & Reputation

Shortlisted projects are provided with an extensive coverage on results of the EEA Project Awards in the well-known professional magazines and online media outlets based in the each particpating country.


Winners get a lucky gold horseshore as a trophy and special certificate. All winners have an exclusive right to use the EEA Awards logo, unlimited number of photos and footage.

Pricing & Registration


All ticket sales are final and not refundable. If you have purchased a ticket to the gala and forum and are not able to attend the amount can be credited and used for other upcoming events. To take advantage of the credit please contact the organisers.

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The Awards Gala and Forum presents companies operating in the commercial real estate markets in the EEA region excellent marketing opportunities.

For further details contact
Olga Solovei, Event Director in Kyiv
Craig Smith , Event Director in Warsaw

Location and Accommodation

Spend two inspiring days in the cultural and historical center of Kyiv. The area is full of great hotels, restaurants and landmarks.



1 Naberezhno-Khreschatitska Street

Kyiv, Ukraine

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Standard Room/Single - 180 EUR incl. breakfast

To book a room please fill in the reservation form and send it to the following email address

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8B Tarasa Shevchenko Lane

Kyiv, Ukraine 01001

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12 Hospitalna Street

Kyiv, Ukraine 01601

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Standard Room/Single - 95 EUR incl. breakfast

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