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CIS Real Estate Investments - Return of Foreign Capital or Still a Domestic Playground?

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Emmanuel Blouin - Managing Partner - Esterel Capital

Emmanuel Blouin - Managing Partner - Esterel Capital

Emmanuel Blouin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Esterel Capital, an investment boutique focusing on property and special situations transactions across Europe since 2008. Emmanuel is Non Executive Directors of AIM-listed RGI International, one of the prominent Russian developer specialising in quality real estate and active in Moscow and its region. He is also Non Executive Director of XXI Century, an AIM-listed developer specialising in retail developments in Kyiv and the major cities of Ukraine. Emmanuel was formerly an investment banker and investor with Morgan Stanley/MSREF, JPMorgan and BNP Paribas. Over his 20 years career, Emmanuel has been involved in transactions having an aggregate value in excess of €50 billion across Europe. Emmanuel is a graduate of HEC Paris with a major in Finance.

Patricia Goodenough - President - Advent UK

Patricia Goodenough - President - Advent UK

Patricia Goodenough is the President of Advent UK Ltd and manages a group of other companies with 20 years experience in cross-border transactions and corporate structuring. She started in top-level PR and communications, has worked with a Swiss bank & lived in Switzerland, with US corporations & lived in the USA, is now mainly between London, Paris & St Petersburg and is fluent in English and French.
For over 10 years Advent UK has advised CEOs of Russian and CIS mid-market companies on access to Western capital, VC, PE and JV opportunities. Sectors of activity include real estate, natural resources, industry, financial institutions and multi-media principally in the Regions.
Advent UK is a member of the FBCCI, the RBCCI, the Institute of Directors and International Financial Services London.
 
 

  Dr.Franz Jurkowitsch - CEO - Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG

Dr. Franz Jurkowitsch - CEO - Warimpex Finanz - und Beteiligungs AG

Dr. Franz Jurkowitsch (Austrian citizen) is chairman, co-founder and co-owner of Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG. Dr. Jurkowitsch has worked in real estate development and investment business in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, France, Romania and Russia since 1985. He is chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG (since May 1999), member of the Supervisory Board of S&T System Integration & Technology Distribution AG (since June 2004), and of Sigmund-Freud-Privatstiftung (since October 2003). Mr. Jurkowitsch graduated from the University of Economics in Vienna. He also holds a doctorate from the University of Economics in Vienna (since 1971).Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG is a property development and investment company with its headquarters in Vienna and offices in Budapest, Prague, St. Petersburg and Warsaw. Over the past twenty-five years, Warimpex has developed properties worth over one billion euros in Central and Eastern Europe. Warimpex currently owns or jointly owns twenty-one business and luxury hotels with over 5,000 rooms in total and fivecommercial and office buildings with a total useable area of roughly 32,000 square metres. The properties are located primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. A number of further hotel projects are currently under development. Over the medium term, the Group has its sights set on becoming the market leader in the hotel property segment in the "New Europe". The Warimpex share is listed on the Vienna and Warsaw (WXF) stock exchanges.

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