Eastern Europe Real Estate Forum & Project Awards

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


23 November 2017
At 8:30 a.m.


Ukraine, Kyiv
Fairmont Grand Hotel

The EE 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 Europaproperty.com.

Leadership of the real estate market

URE Club & EuropaProperty.com 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.

EE 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 Speech of a Special Guest

9:30 - 10:30

I Panel Discussion - Investments Opportunities and Potential of the Participating Countries

• Major opportunities for the investor in the region (benchmark analysis)

• Public Private Partnership as a tool to attract foreign investments into the countries



Yulia Stepanova, Senior Banker, EBRD

Ivan Kompan, Managing Partner, Finance Tutor, Edinburgh Business School

Giorgi Marr, CEO, Silk Road Real Estate

Burak Pehlivan, President, TUID

Oleg Mistuque, CEO, Kyiv Investment Agency

Ilia Sazhin, Real estate and business development director, East Force



Craig Smith, CEO, EuropaProperty.com


10:30 - 11:30

II Panel Discussion - Legal Aspects and Government Relations in Work with Investors

• Major changes in the legislation which ease the work with investors

• Major changes in the legislation which complicate the work with investors

• Best world practices



Natalia Kochergina, Partner, Head of Real Estate, DLA Piper Ukraine

Kiryl Apanasevich, Country managing partner, Head of the Real Estate & Construction Practice Group, SORAINEN BELARUS

BRDO (tbc)

Algirdas Semeta, Business Ombudsman (tbc)

Olga Syvak, Chief Investment Officer, Lviv City Council



Peter Dickinson, Publisher, Business Ukraine


11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00

III Panel Discussion - Urbanization and City Development

• Cities of the future and major drivers of the growth

• Socially focused development and potential dividends for the business



Maciej Jakub Zawadzki, Creative Director, Partner, KAMJZ

Ilia Kenigshtein, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Creative Quarter

Baris Cozer, Project Manager, Sembol Construction

Maksim Bakhmatov, Managing Partner, UNIT.City

Yuriy Fylyuk, CEO, Teple Misto



Vitalii Boiko, CEO & Founder NAI Ukraine and Urban Experts


13:00 - 14:00

IV - Flatfy Residential Discussion Panel

• Benchmark overview of the residential segments by countries (2016 – 2017)

• Efficient sale strategies of residential



Vasyl Rosada, Head of Business Development, Flatfy

Maria Ren, Founder, Homsters.kz

Aleksandr Popov, Partner, CEO, ARCHIMATIKA

Andriy Vavrysh, CEO, Riverside Development



Olga Solovei, Managing Partner, URE Club


14:00 - 15:00

Networking Lunch

19:00 - 19:30

Welcome Cocktail

19:30 - 19:45

Opening Remarks

19:45 - 20:45

Award Winners Announcement and Celebration

20:45 - 22:00

Dinner. Entertainment

Speakers & Jury Members 2017

Ilia Kenigshtein

Creative Quarter

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

One of the opinion leaders among Ukrainian IT-community, helping to the number of professional civil organizations to re-create structure of innovative business in the country. Driving "PayPal for Ukraine" initiative. Made 3G happen in Ukraine.

Tarkan Kadooğlu



Aside from his commercial success, has also taken effective roles in non-governmental organizations. Now serves as a Board Member in TUSİAD. Also still continues to serve as TÜRKONFED Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and a Board Member of International Diplomats Organization Turkey.

Yuriy Fyliuk

Teple Misto


Yuriy Fyliuk is a co-owner of the "23 restaurants" business network, co-founder of the "Teple Misto" platform, initiator of the creation of the Visual Style of Ivano-Frankivsk and the public restaurant Urban Space 100. He is also the CEO and inspirator of "Promprylad.Renovation" project.

Vasyl Rosada


Head of Business Development

The way people search and purchase new housing will change drastically. The new technologies will continue to influence the way this market works. And those who follow this trend will expand their market share.

Osman Cavusoglu

Boyner Group - BR Magazacilik Ticaret A.S.

International Operations and Sales Director

Managed the international activities for Altinyildiz Konfeksiyon ve Mensucat A.S. and Gurmen Giyim (RAMSEY and KIP brands). Recently, Cavusoglu is leading the international operations of AC (Altinyildiz Classics) which is a Boyner Group brand since January 2017.

Kiryl Apanasevich

Sorainen Belarus

Country managing partner, Head of the Real Estate & Construction Practice Group

Kiryl Apanasevich is experienced in advising clients on large-scale, country-wide real estate transactions, development and construction projects, representing sellers and purchasers, developers and investors.

Alexander Popov


Partner and Director

Since the founding, Alexander Popov is the director of the company. Over the past ten years, the company's staff has increased tenfold. To date, the team consists of more than 170 professionals of various specialties. ARCHIMATIKA was awarded the title of Industry Leader from the national business rating in 2015.

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.

Yulia Stepanova


Senior Banker, Property & Tourism Team

Yulia joined the EBRD 15+ years ago as a Banking Analyst in the Moscow Office and worked on projects across various sectors in Russia. Then Yulia’s primary focus was the real estate projects in Caucasus, Central Asia and Turkey and she spent 4 years in EBRD Istanbul office.

Avi Alkas

JLL Turkey

Country Chairman

Avi Alkas has more than twenty years’ experience in the concept development, leasing and management of shopping centres. Having worked on projects like Akmerkez, Carousel, İzmit Outlet Center etc.

Hussam Raouf

Mont Hill

General manager, architect

Senior executive with substantial experience of Retail Real Estate, large scale, master-planned projects, Shopping Malls Development, Design, Construction and Operation with over 20 years of development and retail experience in Europe and the Middle East.

Süleyman Özbek

Kokon Architecture & Urban Planning

General manager, architect

Suleyman has 12 years of experience as architect at Kokon with various projects in different types, scales and complexity in the Netherlands, Turkey, Brasil, Serbia, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Kosovo. Since 2014, Suleyman leads the office as general manager.

Radu Sitov

Address Group Moldova

Head of Real Estate Project

Radu is Head of Real Estate Project at Address Group Moldova (Address.com.md) and Union of Real Estate agencies from R.Moldova (UAI Uniunea Agentiilor Imobiliare) Member.

Igor Zabulonskiy

Karkat Fashion Ukraine


Igor Zabulonskiy heads KarKat Fashion, which is an authorized representative of women’secret, SPRINGFIELD and Pedro del Hierro brands in Ukraine. In 2015 the Company developed its own project - NAMES'UA modateka – a department store of clothes from Ukrainian designers.

Dmytro Ermolenko

DCG retail company


With more than 10-year experience in retail chains management Dmytro Ermolenko is head of DCG retail company and Parkhouse development company. MBA, Professional Diploma in Management (The Open University, UK) and Degree in Law.

Giorgi Marr

Silk Road Real Estate


In charge of real estate development of Group’s assets, including hotels in Tbilisi and Kakheti region, mixed use development in Tbilisi, villa projects in Kakheti etc. Overall management of for real estate projects at every stage of development. Implementation of project management system and procedures in the company.

Alain Delumeau

Immochan Ukraine LLC

Operations Director

With more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate Alain assisted 13 extensions/refurbishments of shopping centers, 3 new constructions, managed park of 26 shopping centers, developed marketing and animations strategy of existing centers in France.

Nata Bachiashvili



Flying Tiger Copenhagen is a global Danish design chain. But they are not just selling products. They want to surprise, to inspire and to make you smile. They believe that relationships and experience are what makes people happy.

Leon Goldwater

We Are Pop Up


We Are Pop Up – also know as the airbnb of retail which is an online marketplace for short-term retail properties. The company сreated over 2,000 pop-up shops and has over 30,000 registered brands.

Maciej Jakub Zawadzki


Chief Creative Officer, Partner

During the last 5 years he has lectured in various events and participated in many exhibitions on a worldwide scale.

Alicja Kuczera

Polish Green Building Council


As the CEO of Polish Green Building Council, Alicja promotes the business case of green building and is especially interested in how buildings influence health, wellbeing and productivity of their occupants.

Peter Zipper

Rustler Group

Vice President International, Managing Director

Vice President International, Managing Director RPS – Facility management Gmbh Berlin, Authorized Signatory Hauzmajstor – Belgrade, Rustler Property Services Kiev - Authorized Representative, Euroventures Austria - Authorized Representative

Giorgi Pertaia

Georgian National Investment Agency


Throughout his career, he gained substantive experience with previous appointments - including the position of Business Ombudsman of Georgia; Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Georgia; Independent Consultant - Trade Specialist at Booz Allen Hamilton

Nick Cotton

Cushman & Wakefield

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.

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.

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.

Ahmed Hassaballa



Ahmed have a broad experience in both systems thinking and project management. These combined skills have enabled him to deliver the design of complex of residential, commercial and hospitality projects both in NY and internationally.

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.

Mikhail Merkulov

Arricano Real Estate


Mikhail has 17 years’ experience across different industries operating in Central and Eastern Europe countries (Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia and Austria).

Andrey Aleshkin

Colliers International in Minsk

Partner and Director of CRE Department

Andrey deals with corporate clients and landlords; represents them in various real estate market sectors in Belarus. Searches the necessary premises for rent in retail, office, and industrial sectors.

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

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.

Radomyr Tsurkan

CBRE Ukraine

Managing Partner

Radomyr Tsurkan has been a Managing Partner of CBRE office in Ukraine since its opening in Kyiv in 2008. Radomyr is responsible for general management of the office and he also leads the Office, Retail and Industrial Property Team.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Fotiadis


Principal and Founder

John Fotiadis Architect PLLC (JFA) was founded in 2009 by John Fotiadis, a licensed architect with decades of international experience, JFA is presently designing projects both in it’s native New York and abroad.

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.

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 EE 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 EE Project Awards is EY.

Projects eligible for nominations

  • In the Project Awards category - - Projects with at least one completed phase in 2016/17
  • *Except nominations such as Grand Opening of the Year and Renovation of the Year. These projects must have been fully commissioned no earlier than 2017.
  • In the Professional Awards category - Nominee of a corresponding nomination should run its business at least in one of the participating countries, namely Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova or Ukraine.
  • Projects on the stage of design are not eligible!

To apply for the EE Real Estate Awards 2017 fill in the applications form below. If you have questions, contact Dmitri Kuznets - d_kuznets@ureclub.com

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Why should you enter the EE REAL ESTATE Awards 2017?


At the the EE Real Estate Awards 2017 in the evening, top projects from the EEA region will be recognized and celebrated by the international business community.


The EE Real Estate Awards 2017 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 EE Real Estate Awards 2017 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 EE Real Estate Awards logo, unlimited number of photos and footage.

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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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Sponsors & Partners


The Awards Gala and Forum presents companies operating in the commercial real estate markets within the EEA and CIS 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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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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