The conference is organized by the Property Forum, in close collaboration with the Royal Institute of Chartered Valuers (RICS). The Balkans Property Forum is the leading real estate event in South East Europe and the conference brings together key real estate experts, senior economists, bankers and other industry experts to provide an excellent opportunity to hear different opinions and experiences and for participants to network with all the important players in real estate industry in the region.

Balkans Property Forum 2022 will start with an opening speech by Juraj Kotian, Erste Bank's Head of Macro Research for Central and Eastern Europe. It will provide a detailed economic overview for the whole of Europe and the South East Europe region, highlighting the bank's forecasts for important indicators such as inflation, interest rates and GDP growth.

The first panel discussion will focus on investment and financing strategies, which are under pressure due to rising interest rates. Representatives of leading real estate investors will speak on the panel, such as Indotek Group, the company that became the largest owner of offices in Belgrade after taking over the GTC portfolio, and then CTP Invest Serbia, a company that has ambitious plans for the further growth of modern logistics spaces in Serbia. In addition, the panel will include leading lenders, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Eurobank and Erste Bank, and on this occasion, possible changes to real estate financing conditions will be discussed.

Another panel discussion will explore environmental, social and governance strategies. As these factors play an increasingly important role in the decision-making process of companies, leading investors and real estate investors from Serbia and the region will discuss their plans for sustainable growth.

Another key topic of the conference is the opportunities and challenges facing real estate investors in Belgrade. The largest companies active in the construction of residential, commercial and retail buildings will share their experiences and best practices.

At the end of the conference it will be discussed about the topic that has been talked the most in the last two years - remote work, i.e. home offices. COVID-19 has made workplace strategies flexible and enabled multi-location work. All this has led to an upheaval in the market of office solutions, so in the last panel discussion, workplace experts will share their experiences and vision of remote work in the future.


Source: MEDIA LIFE/ Property Forum