CEDEM 2015: what impact has economic recovery in Europe on property market?

CBRE is the general partner of the CEDEM 2015 Conference

  • Neil Blake, CBRE, 16 September, 8:30 – 9:15, Breakfast Presentation - CEE Property Markets - free entry
  • Jeff Alson, CBRE, 16 September, 10:40 – 11:20, Drowning in equity
  • Richard Curran, CBRE, 16 September, 11:40 – 12:20, Industrial Fight Club

How strong is the real estate market throughout Europe? Where to go and how to meet the objectives of the investors and tenants? On the one hand the European market is experiencing an unprecedented investment boom, while on the other hand there is still a certain degree of wariness about the future. Is this a normal reaction by a market that has underwent a marked financial crisis in previous years? Or is it driven by other causes, for example unnaturally low interest rates, deflation or political unrest?

These questions and more await an answer at the biggest international meeting of real estate investors, developers, financiers and real estate professionals in this field in Central Europe. Some of the leading personalities from the European real estate scene will be speaking there, including Richard Curran, Managing Director of CBRE in the Czech Republic and Neil Blake, Head of EMEA Research at CBRE. The organiser of the conference is the publishing house Roberts Publishing Media Group.

As the general partner, CBRE will start presenting at the CEDEM Breakfast Presentation with their speaker Neil Blake, Head of EMEA Research at CBRE, who will talk about the economic revival of the European market and the investment boom and further discuss the question of what this recovery will bring for the commercial real estate market in Central Europe. Neil Blake, who served in the Department of Economic Analysis at Oxford Economics, has more than 25-years experience with economic modelling, forecasting and analysing real estate. Neil has worked on a wide range of global projects at IPF and RICS, while at CBRE he runs the real estate performance outlook department in the field of strategic investments in the EMEA region.

Richard Curran and Jeff Alson will contribute with their experience in panel discussions at the largest international real estate event in the region. Richard Curran will join discussions within a panel entitled “Industrial Fight Club: How can yields fall if rents aren't rising? Do investors really know what they're buying?on 16 September from 11:40 to 12:20, while Jeff Alson is appearing in a panel named “Drowning in equity” on 16 September from 10:40 do 11:20.

More information on the CEDEM Conference can be found here.

About CBRE

CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2016 revenue). The Company has approximately 75,000 employees and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices worldwide (excluding affiliates). CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services including project management; property management; investment management; valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting and research and consulting. In the Czech Republic, CBRE has almost 350 employees and manages nearly 70 commercial premises with a total area nearly 1.2 mil. sq. m. Read more at