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CBRE Czech unveils new head of investment

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CZECH REPUBLIC Katarína Brydone has been appointed head of investment properties of CBRE in the Czech Republic, effective from June 1st. She succeeds Chris Sheils, who has decided to leave the business following Clare Sheils’ promotion to managing director of CBRE Czech Republic.

Katarína will be responsible for a team of seven senior consultants, developing strong relationships with clients and coordinating the purchase and sale of office, retail, logistics, hotel and residential properties. She will also continue to lead the retail sector at CBRE, which covers all retail services for investors, retailers and shopping centres owners. She joined CBRE’s investment properties service line upon its establishment in 2006 and became retail sector head in 2016, responsible for the coordination and development of all retail services, including investment in retail properties, retail property management, retail agency, retail development services and research. Among her most notable investment transactions over the last 14 years are the acquisitions of Palladium, Atrium Flora and Novodvorská Plaza (all in Prague) and Nová Karolina (Ostrava), as well as the disposals of City Green Court and City West (both in Prague), Futurum Hradec Králové and NC Královo Pole (Brno). Prior to joining CBRE, she was a business consultant and analyst at Accenture.

Katarína holds an MA in management and international business from Solent University in Southampton and an MSc in property investment and management from Sheffield Hallam University. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). She speaks fluent Slovak, Czech and English.

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