10 May 2016

M7 Expands Central Europe Platform

London, 10 May 2016 – M7 Real Estate, the pan-European investor and asset manager, has developed a significant presence in Central Europe since announcing the appointment of Paul Betts as Managing Director of the region in November 2015.

Most recently opening in Zagreb, Croatia, M7 now has five offices in the region having expanded to Budapest, Hungary and Bratislava, Slovakia in addition to Prague, Czech Republic and the original office in Warsaw, Poland. A sixth office is due to open in Romania before the year end.

With the platform expanding across Central Europe, Paul is now supported by a team of ten others with recent hires across the region including two new local Managing Directors and an additional two Asset Managers.

Jens Moller Madsen, heading up the Zagreb office, has been practicing finance and real estate since he graduated from Law School. Prior to joining M7 he was Managing Director at Moma Consulting, Jones Lang LaSalle SEE and King Sturge SEE. Since 2000, he has played a key role in over €1 billion of transactions in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania and Serbia.

Based in Budapest, Balazs Magyar joined M7 from Ballymore Eurovea where he was a Director in Asset and Property Management. He has previously held positions at CBRE and GfK in Hungary, DTZ in the Czech Republic and ECE Projektmanagement GmbH in Germany.

Svetozar Rohon joins M7 as Senior Asset Manager in the Bratislava office. He has a wealth of experience when it comes to Central and Eastern Europe, overseeing a portfolio valued in excess of €100m while working at German real estate fund, SachsenFonds.

Supporting Svetozar is Assistant Asset Manager, Viera Blahová who recently joined M7 from Lexxus, a.s. in Bratislava.

With another Senior Director joining the Warsaw office in June, Richard Croft, CEO at M7 said: “We are committed to creating a best in class local asset management platform in central Europe to take advantage of the opportunities that we see developing there.”