Baltic Real Estate Industry Leaders Will Meet in Riga

The annual real estate industry event will take place in Riga at the end of October, which this year announces itself under a new brand as Baltic Real Estate Leaders Forum. This is the most important meeting place of the year, attended by the leading industry companies, investors and experts of the Baltic countries to discuss topical market trends and to forecast its future development.

"The main value of the BREL forum is its content and the possibility to meet market leaders. We are always trying to discuss topical subjects and to invite very experienced market players who can share their experiences. The participants have the opportunity to speak to the lecturers, to ask questions and take part in discussions. The forum is formed in a way that facilitates the participation of its visitors. It is a place to learn and share experiences, because the ideas and knowledge acquired are long lasting; it is a self-investment," emphasises Deniss Kairāns, Head of Colliers International in Latvia.

The goal of the forum is to gather leading and active real estate leaders, investors and specialists from the Baltic states in one place, to discuss current issues in the real estate segment and raise awareness about foreign investment attraction and realisation. This year, the programme of the forum is split into 4 sessions, thus addressing the most substantial issues of the industry. The first block of content will address market development in general, its possibilities and challenges, as well as will try to find answers to questions about the future of Baltic capitals and the tasks that should be fulfilled to make the Baltic region more attractive to foreign investors. The second session will evaluate the investment trends, address different approaches of investors to decision-making as well as discuss several substantial global and local economic and demographic driving factors that affect real estate, and will offer conclusions and estimates for the future. The third session of the forum is related to the specifics of office premises and, upon analysing subjects such as changes in office premises and the importance of the changing of generations among office inhabitants within the session, it will address the co-working office concept and other new ideas in this area. The subject of the fourth session will be retail, within which the experts will offer their views on the revitalisation of retail premises in city centres, the expected trends and events. A panel discussion will be held after each session. 

The programme of the forum will include both heads of the Baltic real estate industry companies and international experts as speakers. A guest of the forum will be the internationally recognised urban designer, architecture journalist and lecturer Nicola Balch from Australia, whose specialisation is urban environment development strategy. The view of architects will be represented by Thomas Sevcik, who graduated from Berlin Technical University and is currently lecturing in Hong Kong University and Central Saint Martins Art College in London. The idea lab Arthesia, established and managed by Thomas, offers and analyses the strategic positioning of cities, companies and large-scale real estate projects, and within the forum he will speak about the influence of digitalisation on city organisation. TV presenter and director Adriana Roze will be the moderator of the forum.

The Baltic Real Estate Leaders Forum will take place on October 20 at Radisson BLU Hotel Latvija. The working language will be English. The full event review including speaker, programme and ticket booking platform can be accessed through the BREL Forum website –   

The forum is organised by Colliers International in collaboration with iDEA HOUSE events. The major partners of the forum are AB.LV Bank, Hanner, Linstow, SEB bank and Sorainen. The main supporter of the forum is

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