CBRE appoints Muler Onofrei as Business Development Director
CBRE expanded its management team by recruiting Muler Onofrei, for the position of Business Development Director. Muler will focus on the industrial sector, where he has gained extensive experience, previously working for international investors such as ProLogis and Panattoni and laying the foundations of local developer Element Industrial.
“The industrial space market in Romania is probably experiencing the best period in the last 20 years, both in terms of total leasing activity – almost 1 million sqm in 2020, and in new developments and land acquisitions, currently underway. This dynamic and the desire for active involvement convinced me to return to real estate consultancy, where my assistance can have an impact on the entire market. I have experienced the agility of the local developer and the complexity of the international investor and I will use these features to come up with the best solutions for our clients”, said Muler Onofrei, Business Development Director, CBRE Romania.
The industrial spaces stock in Romania exceeded the threshold of 5 million sq m in 2020, reaching 5.1 million sq m after 574,000 sq m were delivered last year, according to CBRE data, about half of the stock being owned by three property owners, CTP, WDP and P3. Although the range of investors has broadened in recent years, including through the development of local players, such as Element Industrial, co-founded by Muler Onofrei, Global Vision or Transilvania Constructii, presently, local investors hold only 5% of the total existing stock.