CEO, Globalworth Group
Portfolio value of Globalworth Group:
Real Estate experience:
25 years of experience in the financial services and real estate industries
Dimitris Raptis, a seasoned business leader with 25 years of experience in the financial services and real estate industries, is the CEO of Globalworth Group, a pioneering real estate institutional investor, developer, and asset manager active in the CEE region. He was Globalworth’s Co-CEO between March and December 2020. He joined the Group when it was founded in 2012 as Deputy CEO and Chief Investment Officer. In this role, he was involved in most of the Company’s activities, with primary responsibility for Globalworth’s investment and capital raising initiatives, and since 2017, Globalworth Poland, the Group’s Polish business.
During this period, he oversaw acquisitions and developments worth Euro 2.7 billion as well as the raising of Euro 5 billion of equity capital and debt capital which propelled Globalworth from an asset base of Euro 53m when it was listed in London’s AIM market exchange in 2013 to over Euro 3 billion today, becoming the largest office investor and landlord in the CEE region.
Before joining Globalworth, Mr. Raptis spent 16 years in Deutsche Bank, most of them as a senior member of the real estate investment management group of Deutsche Bank’s Asset and Wealth Management division (“RREEF”). From 2008 to 2012, he was Managing Director and European Head of Portfolio Management for RREEF Opportunistic Investments, the real estate private equity division of Deutsche Bank. During his tenure with RREEF he managed and executed real estate transactions across Europe with a total value in excess of Euro 12 billion.
Dimitris Raptis has a First Class (HONS) BSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, London.
“As the leading office investor in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), we will continue promoting our current portfolio and assets to new tenants for the office segment, as well as expand our logistics portfolio, Globalworth Industrial.
At the same time, we will continue monitoring the market for attractive investment opportunities in the office segment – we are in the privileged position to ample liquidity at our disposal, and the purpose is to invest it wisely – we expect 2021 to be predominantly a year of actively managing our existing office portfolio and working side by side with our tenants, together creating the office of tomorrow for the long run. At the same time, we will keep close to and support our clients and the broader community within which we live and operate, reinforcing our position as THE landlord of choice in our home markets.”
Globalworth is the leading real estate company in Central and Eastern Europe, with focus on Poland and Romania, CEE’s two largest property markets. Globalworth owns 49 standing Class A office buildings, in prime locations within their respective sub-markets, their portfolio also including a number of landmark and strategic investments mainly in office, mixed-use (office/commercial) and industrial. The company holds a diverse tenant base composed of 650 corporations.
Investments in work
Over €79 million undergoing investments, representing investments in projects such as Globalworth Square (Romania), the reconversion of the Renoma project (Poland) and various extensions or investments within Globalworth Industrial, Globalworth’s logistics and light industry sub-brand.