Profile: Executive Vice President Operations
Hungary & Romania for Skanska’s commercial
development business unit
Portfolio value of Skanska in Romania: N/A
Experience: More than 20 years in real estate
Aurelia Luca became part of the Skanska team in 2012, as a Leasing Manager, after previously working as Commercial Manager for Global Finance. In January 2018, Aurelia has been appointed as Managing Director of Skanska Property Romania and from this position, she continued Skanska’s mission of developing sustainable office buildings. Since January 2020, she is part of the newly appointed Senior Leadership Team in Skanska Commercial Development business in Central and Eastern Europe. Named Executive Vice President Operations Romania, Aurelia Luca has an important role in the process of centralizing the organization on a regional level and strengthening its strategic focus on customers
In February 2021, Aurelia took over the Hungarian operations, becoming EVP Operations Hungary & Romania and is responsible for Skanska’s commercial development business unit in both counties.
With 3 ongoing projects in 2019 and more than 21.000 sqm rented in Equilibrium 1, Campus 6.2 and 6.3 office buildings, Skanska Romania continued its development and reconfirmed the increasing trend registered for that period. The 3 buildings have achieved the highest levels of certification and pre-certification such as LEED and WELL, to ensure their residents have access to a sustainable and healthy working environment.
Having plans for the future and aiming to ensure its presence simultaneously in two submarkets, at the end of 2019, Skanska has bought a plot of land in Bucurestii Noi area, through a 24 million EUR transaction, to develop a new office complex.
Even in pandemic conditions, Skanska sold Campus 6.2 and Campus 6.3 office buildings, located in Bucharest, to S IMMO AG for EUR 97 million, being one of the largest transactions of Skanska on the Romanian market so far.
When it comes to the plans for 2021, first of all, let’s all be safe, Aurelia Luca says. “Let’s look back at everything that happened last year and think what are the lessons we have learned, the conclusions we have reached and what we want to change going forward. This year we are committed to continuing being recognized as a high-quality office space developer with top safety standards that reduce the risk of disease transmission and facilitate creating healthy and safe workplaces in the post-COVID reality,” the executive adds.
“With the projects we develop we focus on innovation, experience offered to future occupants of the buildings, but also on sustainability. We believe in a sustainable development of the city, in the role we play in the growing of communities. In the next period, we will continue our activity on our sites. We have delivered Campus 6.2 project in Q1 of 2021. We have started the second phase of Equilibrium project and we will also continue.”