Monthly Archives: December 2011

CIJ Awards Romania: The results!

The CIJ Awards in Romania last week were the last of the series, which began six weeks ago in Warsaw and continued through Prague, Budapest and Bratislava before hitting the Romanian capital. The crowd in Bucharest was big and the winners were congratulated in an enthusiastic mood. Once again, we tip our hats to all the developers who completed projects during 2011, and send a special congratulations out to the all the winners. You probably already know their names, but the pictures are most likely new to most of you. Check back later in the day for even more pictures, as more continue to come in.

Best Office Development
Crystal Tower

Best Small Office Development
Romana Offices

Best Shopping Center Development
Maritimo Shopping Center

Best Retail Development – Phase
Baneasa Shopping City

Best Warehouse/Logistics Development
Ploiesti West Park

Best Law Firm of the Year
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociati

Investor of the Year
NEPI

Property Management Team of the Year
DTZ Echinox

Real Estate Agency of the Year
The Advisers/Knight Frank

Project Management Company of the Year
Vitalis

Retailer of the Year
H&M

Personality of the Year
Robert Neale

Developer of the Year
Baneasa Developments

CIJ Awards Slovakia: The results

The CIJ Awards Romania evening is about to kick off, but we have just about enough time to post details on the CIJ Awards Slovakia that took place at the Sheraton in Bratislava earlier this week. There was a great atmosphere this year, with the crowd seemingly willing to put aside all the cares and worries we’ve been plagued with for an evening. The new on-line voting plus jury voting system was accepted and there was a real enthusiasm for many of the nominated companies and projects. Here are the winners, and we’ll be putting up a few more  pictures during the day tomorrow.

Best Office Development
Westend Square (J&T Real Estate)

Best Shopping Center Development
Aupark Košice (HB Reavis Slovakia)

Best Residential Development
Jantar Jarovce (Sitno Holding / Realkapital Partners AS)

Best Warehouse/Logistics Development
PointPark Bratislava  (PointPark Properties)

Best Overall Development
Aupark Košice (HB Reavis Slovakia)

Developer of the Year
HB Reavis Slovakia

Industry Leadership Award
Peter Bečar (PointPark Properties)

Law Firm of the Year
Salans

Financial Service Provider of the Year
VÚB banka

Property Management Team of the Year
Cushman & Wakefield

Best Local Real Estate Agency
Lexxus

Best International Real Estate Agency
Cushman & Wakefield

DTZ sold to UGL

DTZ’s epic journey to new ownership could be over, with news that the company had been sold to the Australian UGL Group. The company was placed into administration before the deal went through while operations continued normally. UGL was looking for a platform to widen its Asian coverage.

Richard Leupen, UGL’s managing director and chief executive, said: “Combining UGL and DTZ will create one of the world’s largest property services businesses by revenue and capability allowing us to broaden our existing property services offering across a global footprint.”

CIJ Awards Hungary: The results are in!

So we’re posting the winners from the CIJ Awards Hungary along with some pictures below. Once again, our congratulations to all the companies that completed schemes over the course of this difficult year. And thank you, once again, to everyone who turned up on Thursday night to make it a really enjoyable event.

We’ve gotten a couple pictures from that evening event already  which are down at the bottom of this post (click on them to view the album), and we’ll up  more of them as they come through, and they’ll be on our Hungarian Facebook pages as well. (Everyone’s welcome to become a friend, by the way).

Best Office Development
Officium (SCD Group)

Best Shopping Center Development
Arkad Szeged (ECE)

Best Hotel Development
BohemArt Hotel 

Industry Leadership Award
Arpad Torok (Trigranit)

Developer of the Year
Trigranit

Law Firm of the Year
Kovari Tercsak Salans

Best International Real Estate Agency
Cushman & Wakefield

Property Management Team of the Year
Cushman & Wakefield

Click on the pictures to see them up close, in album format!

 

PPF objects to management changes at ECM

PPF has filed an injunction against potential changes to the board of directors at the failed developer ECM. A Prague court was due to decide whether to accept a proposal under which top board members in ECM would be replaced by three people from the Prague developer Crestyl. There’s a great deal at stake, with interests as diverse as the creditors of EMC themselves, so that someone has filed an official complaint should come as little surprise.