On the 20th of March the Ukrainian Real Estate Club conducted a press breakfast, organized after MIPIM 2014, while the memories of the event are still fresh, to discuss the effectiveness of presentation of Ukrainian real estate projects at international investment platforms. The regular participants of such exhibitions were invited to join the discussion: representatives of consultancy companies DTZ, Pickard, JLL plus also Eastgate Development, InterBuildExpo, Mis’kCivilProyekt, Kontinium, Arzinger and Novy Vek.
The participants of the discussion highlighted the importance of the presentation of investment projects under a joint Ukrainian stand – primarily a stand from the capital Kiev with the participation of the city administration. On such a stand the major city projects should be professionally presented, demonstrating new opportunities. Such a stand would present a good image for the whole country and be a positive business background for other Ukrainian groups, that take part at such forums with their commercial projects.
Certainly, all those gathered at the press breakfast were fully aware that Ukraine, foremost, needs to resolve the current political crisis, develop a stabilization program, and to start implementing a system of economic reforms. Without these improvements of the investment climate it would be pointless to participate in any investment. With such a positive scenario investors’ attention could be once again attracted even at the next MIPIM in 2015.
Delegates agreed that the most relevant of these investment platforms were MIPIM (Cannes) and ExpoReal (Munich). In addition to the stand from Kiev there should be stands from other cities or even whole regions to complement the investment picture for the entire country. However, in the near future a single cooperative stand would probably be the most efficient.
The delegates expressed their hope for an optimistic development of events and agreed that the organizational and preparatory works for a future joint stand should be started already now. A willingness to lead the workshop for organization of this united platform at MIPIM 2015 was expressed by Alexey Chernyshov, co-owner of Eastgate Development and partner of Kyiv City State Administration project “Kyiv Business Haven”, and Lev Parzhaladze, the president of confederation of builders “Novy Vek”. Advisory support and assistance to this endeavor was expressed by Svetlana Shulevska, Managing Partner of Pickard. Ukrainian Real Estate Club has agreed to proceed with this issue and gather all the interested parties again in April.