September 2023 - May 2024
REAL ESTATE ACADEMY
by BUCHAREST REAL ESTATE CLUB

LEARN REAL ESTATE FROM THE PROS

THE FIRST REAL ESTATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN ROMANIA, 100% PRACTICAL

Romania has grown into an ever appealing real estate market and the local & regional property market and transactional activity is one of the most effervescent. However, the academic environment does not provide an educational platform for the real estate sector and all established real estate professionals have learnt by doing, have negotiated impressive deals and have grown successful businesses.

Complete 360 degrees Real Estate approach.
All Real – Estate segments taught by the PROs 

At its 4th edition this year, REAL ESTATE ACADEMY by BREC is the 1st educational program that brings together several of the top performers in the private sector, for a 12 modules marathon. You will interact directly with them and you will learn all they had to learn from real – life, in many years of activity on an emerging market.

BREC ACADEMY Structure:

  • Mixed-use Sustainable Development
  • Residential Market
  • Office Development & Transaction
  • Retail
  • Logistic & Industrial
  • Hotels Business
  • NEW: Construction Project Management
  • Investment
  • Asset Management
  • Financing
  • Legal Real Estate
  • Marketing & Communication

DIRECT INTERACTION WITH TOP MANAGERS, TIPS & TRICKS, APPLIED KNOW – HOW

BREC ACADEMY ARE REAL – LIFE PROFESSORS, OWNERS & MANAGERS OF SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES: 

MIXED-USE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Andrei Diaconescu

Co-Founder, One United Properties

Andrei Diaconescu is co-founder and co-Chief Executive Officer of One United Properties. He is a banker by profession, founder of Capital Partners (2005) and One United Properties (2009), together with Victor Capitanu. One United Properties’ purpose is to improve existing and build new communities by developing quality, energy-efficient buildings and generating long-term value growth for the shareholders.

At BREC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY, Andrei and his team will offer insights on sustainable mixed-use development, with case studies from the company’s portfolio: One Floreasca City & One Cotroceni Park.

LOGISTIC & INDUSTRIAL MARKET

Sinziana Pardhan

Industrial & Logistic Expert

Sinziana has over 15 years of experience on the Romanian Real Estate market. She begun her career at Colliers, and in the last six years she managed the activity of P3, held by GIC, the sovereign investment fund of Singapore. She was responsible of one of the biggest logistic parks near Bucharest, of 380.000 sqm.

You`ll learn from Sinziana the aspects behind building a logistic park, starting with land acquisition, concept, marketing & leasing strategy, the construction process, with applied case study.

OFFICE MARKET

Andrei Ivan

Real Estate & Sustainability Expert

Andrei has 15 years of experience on the Romanian real estate market. After seven years at Skanska Andrei has recently set up his own company, 4ENVIGO, offering engineering, procurement and construction management services for climate smart solutions as well as strategic advisory for sustainability action plans to be implemented – ESG agenda.

At BREC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY, he teaches the entire process of developing office buildings, from the acquisition of the land to project sale, with a focus on sustainability.

RETAIL MARKET

Sebastian Mahu

Head of Asset Management, IULIUS

Sebastian Mahu has more than 11 years of real estate experience in both national and international companies. Over the years, Sebastian Mahu has coordinated leasing, property and facility management activities, while also being experienced in HR consulting, econometrics and marketing. In 2018 he joined the team as Head of Asset Management for IULIUS, the only developer and operator of mixed-use urban regeneration projects in Romania. In this capacity, Sebastian coordinates the operating management activity for a portfolio comprising more than 300.000 sqm GLA retail premises and 152.000 sqm GLA premium office spaces.

At BREC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY, he provides valuable behind-the-scenes insights on all relevant components of the Retail market.

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Antoanela Comsa

General Manager, Gran Via România

Antoanela is leading the activities of the Spanish GRAN VIA Real Estate development company in Romania, one of the most awarded developers on the local market, with a portfolio of more than 2.000 apartments up to present and investments in excess of 200 mil. EUR.

You`ll learn from her the strategies behind building a residential building – from land acquisition, concept, marketing strategy, sales, construction and sales.

HOTELS BUSINESS

Mircea Draghici, MBA

Managing Director, EST Hospitality Consulting

Mircea has over 19 years experience in the hospitality industry at all levels – from hotel operations (JW Marriott Hotel and Tempo hotel) and hotel consulting (CBRE) to the government (Ministry of Tourism) and non-governmental association level (National Association of Travel Agencies). Mircea is the first Romanian who graduated the MBA program (2007) in hotel finance and strategy from École hôtelière de Lausanne, the world’s first school in hotel administration, and has contributed to the development of CBRE Hotels services in Romania.

At BREC ACADEMY, Mircea will provide valuable real – life lessons on all cycles of developing, running and selling a hotel asset.

INVESTMENT MARKET

Andrei Vacaru

Head of Capital Markets CEE, iO Partners

Andrei has over 15 years’ experience in the Romanian real estate market, which spans over different segments including capital markets, consultancy, retail leasing and retail tenant representation. For the local branch of global property advisory company Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Andrei has contributed to some of the landmark transactions in the market, such as the sale of Militari Shopping Center (€95MIO), Radisson Hospitality Complex (cca €170MIO), Sibiu Shopping City (€100MIO), Europolis Park (over €100), Promenada (€148MIO).

Andrei Vacaru will offer you unparalleled insights on the investment market and all stages of a capital markets deal.

REAL ESTATE FINANCING

Sorin Cerbu

Senior Director, Libra Bank

Sorin has a vast experience in financing real estate and other complex projects, coordinating several teams across Romania, with over 50 people under his supervision. He is also a certified executive coach.

Sorin’s module at BREC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY approaches the subject of bank financing and the criteria that a real estate project needs to meet in order to be bankable.

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Costin Nistor

Managing Director, Fortim

Costin Nistor is the Founder and Managing Director of Fortim Trusted Advisors, Alliance Member of BNP Paribas Real Estate. Costin has 20 years of experience in Real Estate covering all fields of the industry, Property Management, Advisory (office), Residential Sales, Real Estate Manager for a large financial institution, Asset Manager for one of the biggest French funds.

At BREC Academy, Costin will share how to prepare a successful transaction from an experienced property manager’s perspective. He will speak about 5 must-have & best practices for refurbishment at the office buildings from the first generations as well as budgets and reporting to the Asset Manager, including the development of CAPEX and OPEX budgets and tracking costs and reconciling them.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Ioana Roman

Partner & Head of Real Estate Practice, Filip & Company

Ioana is partner and head of the Real Estate practice of Filip & Company. Ioana is a market reputed specialist with over 15-year extensive experience in real estate and a large and successful track record in complex M&A transactions. Ioana specializes in various areas of law, with a focus in real estate, M&A, projects & infrastructure, and public procurement, offering a comprehensive range of expertise.

At BREC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY, Ioana will approach Legal Affairs, with case studies on land acquisition contracts, general contracting contracts, leasing or investor sale.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Alexandru Samoila

Managing Director, Vitalis Consulting

Alexandru has over 15 years of relevant experience in project management, property development and project monitoring for a wide range of complex projects (office, residential, industrial, and retail). A graduate of Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, he worked for companies such as Dress & Sommer, BCR Real Estate Management, or NEPI Rockastle. Beginning with February 2022 he is the Managing Director of Vitalis Consulting.

At BREC Academy, Alexandru will speak about the role of the Construction Project Manager as the dynamic link between the beneficiary, the suppliers, professional consultants, and third parties such as local authorities, NGOs, and the public. His module will focus on the specific steps followed to have a successful completion of any project: in-time and on budget.

PROPERTY MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Despina Ponomarenco

Managing Partner, Verbio

Despina Ponomarenco has been active for almost 20 years in the real estate market and she manages a group of communication companies with clients from various industries – from real estate to architecture, retail or FMCG.

At BREC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY, Despina will show you what Marketing & Communication activity means in real estate, with applied case studies on how to develop a reputable real estate brand and how to develop marketing strategies that actually sale the property assets and portfolios.

Who can register to BREC ACADEMY?

The program is dedicated to:

  • University graduates or final years (3 or 4) – students who aim to build a real estate career
  • Professionals already working in real estate or other sectors and aim to complete their knowledge with a round, 360 degrees approach, practical learning from some of the best professionals in the market. Real estate specialists from various segments, working for investments funds, banks, developers, brokerage companies or other segments can register for BREC ACADEMY.

Fees, Registration & Organization

  • The program admission fee is 2.000 EUR, paid in two installments: 1.000 EUR by September 15th, 2023 respectively by January 15th, 2024. A 5% discount is applied on integral payment.
  • For those interested only in certain modules, not the entire program, the cost for one module is 400 EUR.
  • The program duration is 9 months: The program starts in the Autumn of 2023 and will end in Spring 2024. The exact schedule will be announced following the closing of the registration process.

After program completion, participants will receive a Graduation Certificate from BUCHAREST REAL ESTATE CLUB.

APPLY NOW, LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE!

In order to register for BREC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY 2023 – 2024, please fill the form or address your request, together with a short intention letter describing your background, interests in real estate and the most recent studies graduated at:

Georgiana Grecu

georgiana.grecu@brec.ro

*Please consider that the number of total admissions follows the sanitary rules as per pandemic evolution. Register in due time in order to ensure your seat.

    BREC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY is developed with the support of:

    Facts & Figures – BREC ACADEMY 2020-2023:

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    REAL ESTATE EXPERTS: REPUTED ENTREPRENEURS & MANAGERS + SPECIAL GUESTS
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    OF WHICH 80% PROFESSIONALS ALREADY ACTIVE ON THE REAL – ESTATE MARKET AT INVESTMENT FUNDS, ARCHITECTURE FIRMS, RETAIL DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES, RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS

    PHOTO GALLERY: SEE THE PREVIOUS EDITION OF BREC ACADEMY

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