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Colliers International strengthens its local leadership team

Five heads of departments were promoted as Partners of the company

Colliers International has expanded its partnership with the promotion of five new Partners. Laurențiu Duică (Head of Industrial Agency), Simina Niculiță (Head of Retail Agency), Sebastian Dragomir (Head of Office Advisory), Raluca Buciuc (Head of Valuation Services) and Octavian Trofin (Head of Operations) have all been named Partners, effective November 1st. The heads of the five departments join Laurențiu Lazăr, Managing Partner, and Ștefania Baldovinescu, Senior Partner at Colliers International Romania.

The success of a team is based on the spirit and active involvement of each member, on the results obtained together, on the feeling of belonging, on the confidence and the joy of building together. It is important to succeed in creating and developing that core of people that have aligned their vision and purpose, with whom you can face any challenge, who can first unite the whole group and then grow the business”, Laurențiu Lazăr, Managing Partner at Colliers International, said.

At Colliers, we have always valued collaboration, the bonds among us, education and the joy of coming to work, and my colleagues have proven time after time that they are deeply anchored in these values. Appointing them as Partners confirms, in addition to their experience and achievements in the real estate market, our confidence in their ability to train both people and specialists, so together we can move to the next level”, Laurențiu Lazăr added.

The expansion of our partnership in Romania is a natural step in the growth of tremendous culture and business that we have built. Having known each of new Partners for several years, it gives me tremendous personal and professional pride to make this announcement. Becoming a Partner shows the commitment and belief that both the company and the leaders have to one another and the continued success of the Romanian business”, Luke Dawson, Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets, Central & Eastern Europe said.

The newly expanded Partnership will focus on the growth of the company’s business, with an emphasis on developing the internal culture, while also pursuing strategic objectives. 

Colliers recorded very good results last year and 2019 has every chance to be at least as good as 2018. Thus, the appointment of the five new Partners comes as a vote of confidence from the regional office in our entire team, in our vision and in our long-term plan”, Laurențiu Lazăr concluded.

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Laurentiu Lazar

Managing Partner & Head of Investment | Romania


Laurentiu, Managing Partner at Colliers International Romania, has over 14 years of experience in real estate services including valuation, advisory and investment. He joined Colliers in 2007 as a real estate valuer and in 2009 he was promoted to Head of Valuation and Advisory Services, with the responsibility to expand the valuation team in Romania. In 2015, he became Head of Investment, developing the Capital Markets services and later appointed as Senior Partner within Colliers International Romania in 2016, managing over 20 experts. As of march 2018, Laurentiu was promoted Managing Partner.

Before joining Colliers, Laurentiu worked for 10 years at Vodafone Romania/Connex, holding different management positions within Marketing and Customer Operations Divisions. Between 2014 and 2017 he has been Vice-President of ANEVAR (Romanian Association of Valuers).

In parallel, I was involved raising funds for various projects, such as Teach for Romania, The Romanian Foundation for Neurology and Epilepsy and “Prietenia” Association.

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Stefania Baldovinescu

Senior Partner | Romania


Ştefania joined Colliers International in 2005, undertaking advisory work and developing the consulting business (feasibility and market studies, financial reports and risk analysis). In this role, Ştefania coordinated important analysis for mixed-use projects and later on she managed the consulting team.

In January 2011 Ştefania launched the Real Estate Management Services (Property Management and Green Certifications) in the role of Department Director.  She is focused on creating value and implementing strategies for existing clients, winning new clients, looking for new business opportunities, as well as developing and retaining talented people in the team. She monitors all contracts to ensure that contractual obligations are being met and that the services provided are of high quality standards.

Since 2013, Ştefania is a Board Member of Colliers International Romania and under this role she is actively participating in the overall business strategy of the company and key projects developed across the firm. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, she worked for Morgan Stanley in Ohio, USA and for British American Business in London, UK.

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Simina Niculita

Director | Partner | Romania


Simina joined Colliers International in May 2005. She started her career as a junior broker selling new apartments in some of the first residential projects. In less than one year, she became the Project Manager of several residential projects, coordinating the sales team and advising on the sales and marketing strategy. She also provided consultancy for other new projects to be launched on the market.

During 2007-2008, Simina led the residential investment team and offered consultancy to investors interested in acquiring portfolios of apartments. She managed to sell a total of 1,300 apartments in 14 months and coordinated the sales & marketing strategy for off-plan residential projects: Central Park, Global City, Flamenco, Seasons, Green Lake, Sky City;

Simina joined the Retail Agency at the beginning of 2009, creating several retail schemes both as a Project Manager and as a Leasing Broker. Her work with the developers involved concept consultancy, market research, team coordination, and leasing strategy.

Currently, Simina is Associate Director of the Retail Agency and has an active role in establishing the strategy and the priorities of the Shopping Centers team. Simina is focused on project management, providing consultancy for future major retail schemes and negotiating with anchor tenants and medium size tenants. 

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Raluca Buciuc

Director | Partner | Romania


The 20 years in Colliers Bucharest Office offered me the chance to work in several departments as Office, Industrial and Valuation as assistant, junior or senior consultant and have a general look over the business. Since 2004 I have been working within the Valuation Department as specialist in residential mortgage valuation, development land and, in the last 10 years, in commercial properties. I have also get specialized in accommodation and leisure assets, as hotels, restaurants and spa centers. Today, as director I also coordonate the internal team in different projects as training, portfolio valuations or new business lines.

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Octavian Trofin

Director | Partner | Administrative | Romania


In my current role, as Operations Director, I am responsible to oversee the whole company's support, that include the HR, Marketing, Financial, Administrative and Legal departments. My main responsibilities are related to defining and implementing the strategy for each department, aligned with the overall strategy and objectives of Colliers.

Before joining Colliers Romania, I had extensive experience in sales in telecommunication, working with Huawei, Samsung and Nokia as Account Manager.


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