Colliers Romania appoints Victor Cosconel as Head of Leasing, Office 360 and Industrial Agencies.
September 2021 - Real estate consultancy company Colliers announces the appointment of a new Head of Industrial & Business Development starting September.
May 2022 - Starting May 1st, 2022, Victor Cosconel will also run the Office Leasing agency, aiming for synergies and improved Tennant experience.
With more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development and general management, Victor Cosconel will coordinate Colliers' development plans for industrial spaces and will support long-term growth, contributing to the company’s strategy to strengthen its position as a "one-stop shop" partner by serving both tenants and property owners.
Throughout his career, Victor Cosconel has gained extensive experience in sales, management and business development in several leadership positions in multinational companies such as Sodexo, Vodafone and McDonald's, where he managed the adoption of new technologies in the current business and ensured that strategy, goals and objectives were achieved. At the same time, he has developed top management leadership skills, with expertise in a multidisciplinary approach of the overseen projects, in order to achieve an end result at the highest standards of quality, time and cost.
"People are the essence of any business. That's why at Colliers we're always looking for passionate and determined leaders who bring a fresh breath of air and can contribute to the future development of the company and the market as a whole. In his career, Victor has stood out for his ability to create and manage successful teams and his experience in building relationships - with clients, colleagues and management -, along with his passion will contribute to the growth of the whole organization", says Laurențiu Lazar, Managing Partner Colliers Romania.
In the past five years, Victor Cosconel has been CEO of Sodexo Bulgaria, where his role has been to develop a strong management team, and this year the company is recording its best financial results since it was founded. At Colliers, his mission is to take management to a new level through innovative thinking and a fresh approach to the local logistics and industrial market, which he sees as both a great challenge and opportunity.
"If we look at the development potential of road, rail and maritime infrastructure, coupled with mobile data speed and penetration, online sales growth and Romania's population compared to countries in the region, we have all the ingredients for sustainable growth in the industrial and logistics market for many years to come. I strongly believe in the concept of <<lifelong learning>> and I wanted a completely new role, with a job much closer to entrepreneurship, with autonomy and opportunities to create and change things around. The challenge of a new adventure, in a completely new industry, attracted me and led me to take this step with Colliers. Looking forward, I am eager to put plans in motion in the industrial segment together with the ambitious and persevering team that has all the capabilities and resources for growth and innovation.
As a second step, the opportunity to add office leasing to the business comes as a natural extension, as it is an area closer to where I have operated in the past due to the interactions with the corporate world we have been part of. Beyond the newly created synergies, this approach will help us provide a harmonized and unified service to our partners, a complete approach to office, industrial and logistics space, tailored down to the last detail to suit companies' needs and strategic plans. ", says Victor Cosconel, the new Head of Leasing, Office & Industrial Agencies.
Victor Cosconel graduated from the Business Management Executive Development Programme in Belgium at Vlerick Business School, continuously improving his professional education through training programmes. He is enthusiastic about cars, racing, basketball, travel and all things IT&C, and discovering new parts of the world and different cultures brings him and his family great satisfaction.
Director | Tenant Services
Lucian joined Colliers International Romania in August 2015.
Previously he held the Leasing and Asset Manager position with Bluehouse Capital real estate investment fund, coordinating the leasing and property management of several office buildings and retail projects.
He also activated as a land broker for Colliers in 2008 and 2009.
business and educational background
Working on the landlord side Lucian has experienced full building cycles, starting with development, pre-leases, leases, renegotiations, extensions, expansion and property management, having insight on landlord’s reasoning, strengths and limitations, as well as on the tenant’s priorities and necessities.
As an Asset Manager and Property Manager for 4 different office buildings Lucian can assess and advise on other critical components of lease agreements like the building operating cost, service charges and landlord practices with regards to capex and expenditures.
His past exposure to multiple tenants of different real estate products allows for easier understanding of the client, leading to a better approach when selecting an office building.
Lucian is skilled in finding proper tailored solutions for office tenants, negotiating lease agreements and liaising with consultants, architects, project management and facility management teams for creating the best tenant/client relocation experience.
Senior Associate | Tenant Services
Andreea joined Colliers International Romania in September 2016, as Assistant in the Office Division. In this role, she developed project monitoring tools, handled both internal and external communication, prepared innovative presentations and kept an accurate and updated market analysis process.
From January 2019 she is Associate in the Office Leasing Division, her main activities including: office market analysis, possible scenarios and preliminary timeline, finding proper tailored office buildings for tenants, financial and technical comparison of the buildings, leasing advisory.
Director | Tenant Services & Workplace Advisory
Daniela joined Colliers International in 2005 in the Residential Department and moved to the Consulting Division early in 2006.
She proved to have excellent research and analytical skills and she specialized in the residential segment.
After 6 years of involvement in consultancy, in 2012, she has been appointed as Head of Research. At the moment she coordinates the research activities within Colliers International Romania being involved in various analyses, reports and forecasts conducted on the Romanian real estate market.
Director | Tenant Services
Achieved over 11 years of experience in real estate, managing 10 LIDL properties and the development of the network as a Regional Expansion Director(previously) and the office leasing activity in Colliers (currently)
Bogdan joined Colliers International in December 2018.
Senior Associate | Workplace Advisory
Working within Colliers for almost three two years, Dominique joined the Real Estate Management Services department in 2016 after three years of architecture design experience. Dominique has also technical experience in software like AutoCAD Design and ARCHICAD GRAPHISOFT for 3D Modeling. In addition to the architecture tasks and objectives, Dominique is also responsible for advising the clients in choosing the best sustainable features of the materials and equipment for their buildings. She has specializez in providing Green Building Certification Services.
Associate | Architect
-"Stefan cel Mare Building" - Bucharest project
Senior Associate | Workplace Advisory
Area of expertise:
- Workplace Solutions and Concepts
- Change Management Execution
- Processes Optimization
- Project Monitoring and Organization
Mirona Gherman joined Colliers International in 2015, as an Analyst in the Office Agency. In this role, she developed project-monitoring tools, handled both internal and external communication, prepared innovative presentations and kept an accurate and updated market analysis process.
Starting from 2016 Mirona Gherman is charge of implementing the Workplace Solutions and Change Management Services of Colliers International Romania. Her main activities involve helping organizations rethink the way they work and develop new work and office concepts that impact on organizational goals, productivity, engagement and health of employees. This is achieved by balancing the corporate long-term goals and requirements and adjusting them to the specific local demands.
Ramona joined the Office team of Colliers International Romania in Q1 2015 after 3 years of experience in Architectural Design and Project Planning of large scale retail, residential and office, real estate projects.
Prior to joining Colliers International Romania, Ramona worked as an architect for different companies such as DD Design Studio and Aerolab Architectural Design in China. She coordinated the architectural design and was involved in the implementation of various projects.
As an architect, Ramona has also designed the “Lipton House”, the guest house that took part in Lipton’s first local brand campaign.
She implemented BOMA standard (2010/2017) or specific measurement (e.g.: IPMS) of commercial surfaces for several Landlords, summing up to a Gross Leasable Area of around 1 mil sqm in Class “A” Office Buildings in Bucharest, Iasi , Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca.
She also was involved in the green certification process of several office buildings and shopping centers in Bucharest and in secoundary cities in Romania.