16 November, 2011
From November 2011, Yves D’Arfeuille will be the new Head of Property Management for DTZ Echinox. Yves will support the team in delivering excellent services to existing clients and focus on winning new business to further strengthen the firm’s position within the property management market.
Yves is French and speaks Romanian fluently, having lived in Romania for over 10 years. He ha extensive project and property management experience, working both on a retail side – with Carrefour, where he was General Services Manager - and with a retail developer – EMCT Romania, where he was involved in the development of several Cora and Baumax projects as well as in the development and management of Sun Plaza Bucharest. Yves holds a Masters in Management of Companies from the Clermont-Ferrand University.
Yves D’Arfeuille comments: “I am happy to be joining such a professional and highly appreciated team and I look forward to contributing to the future success of the department, by further strengthening the service delivery to the existing clients and by adding new schemes to the portfolio.”
DTZ Echinox currently manages a portfolio of 142,500 sq m of office and retail projects, including Shopping City Sibiu and Shopping City Suceava, part of Argo Real Estate. In addition to Baneasa Business Center, an office building, part of the property of Dinu Patriciu Global Services. In 2010, the firm managed the refurbishment of Iris Shopping Center, assisting Aberdeen Immobilien throughout the complex process of restructuring the shopping centre in Titan. DTZ worked alongside the architects on the optimization of the layout, concept and pedestrian flows, determining the appropriate positioning of the centre and adapting the tenant mix to the new concept.
Over the past two years, the DTZ Echinox property management department has received four awards in local and regional industry events. The firm has received, for two consecutive years, the title of Property Management Firm of the Year at the Europaproperty SEE Awards Gala, held in Bucharest, as well as at the 2010 Europaproperty CEE Retail Awards Gala. The firm was also been awarded the Property Management Firm of the Year title at the CiJ Awards Gala in 2010.