Real Estate Market Trends in Latvia | Online


Publishing house “Dienas Bizness” in cooperation with “BTA Baltic Insurance Company” and SIA “Vastint Latvia” organizes a conference “Real Estate Market Trends in Latvia”.

Trends in real estate market activity have changed and are influenced by various factors, such as the restrictions caused by the pandemic and its consequences, the availability of financing, the demographic aspect, the economic situation in the country as well as political decisions.

How all this affects the demand and supply of real estate and what is the situation in the market we will discuss it during the conference.

OBJECTIVE: To draw attention to the real estate market situation, the latest trends, and future developments
TARGET AUDIENCE: Business leaders, real estate developers, representatives of state and municipal institutions
MODERATOR: Oskars Priede

One person: EUR 180 + VAT
“Diena Bizness” subscribers 15% discount: EUR 153 + VAT

PARTICIPATION FEE ONLINE (In Latvian and English):
One connection:
EUR 150 + VAT
 “Diena Bizness” subscribers 15% discount: EUR 127.50 + VAT

More information:
Antra Radziņa |  Project Manager
Dienas Bizness | Conference Department
Phone +371 67063120 | Mob. +371 29122485,

Real Estate Market Trends in Latvia | Online


Real Estate Market Trends in Latvia | Online

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Real Estate Market Trends in Latvia | Online


Programme has been developed in cooperation with CBRE Baltics | Online conference supported by VAS “Valsts nekustamie īpašumi”

9:15 – 9:25 AM Joining the online conference

9:25 – 9:30 AM Opening of the conference


9:30 – 9:50 AM Baltic Commercial Property Market Overview
Roberts Ardavs,
Head of Valuation and Advisory, CBRE Baltics

9:50 – 10:05 AM Strategic planning of Riga development: AP 2027 focus points for the future
Guntars Ruskuls,
Head of RD Strategic Management

10:05 – 10:50 AM Discussion: How can we help the public sector to develop successful real estate projects in Riga?

Discussion moderator: Viesturs Celmiņš, anthropologist, urban development expert


  • Mārtiņš Vanags, Chairman of the Board of the Real Estate Developers Alliance (NĪAA);
  • Māris Sprindžuks, Chairman of Ādaži District Council;
  • Rolands Bogdanovs, Head of Investments, RD PAD Project Department;
  • Neils Balgalis, Grupa 93 city planner;
  • Inese Andersone, Head of the Riga City Council Development Committee (candidate).

10:50 – 11:10 AM Coffee break

11:10 –  11:25 AM Real estate market development trends in the regions. Case study
Jānis Palkavnieks, spokesman at Draugiem Group

11:25 AM –12:10 PM Discussion: How can we promote the development of Latvian regions?
Why is there little real estate investment outside of Riga?
Internal migration of population and talent – what is happening outside of Riga?
Success stories – are there any, and are we able to tell them?
How can the state and local government promote real estate investment?

Discussion moderator: Andra Feldmane, adviser on entrepreneurship at The Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG)


  • Raivis Bremšmits, Director of the State Sustainable Development Planning Department of the MEPRD;
  • Elita Moiseja, Chairman of the Board, NP Properties;
  • Jānis Lapiņš, Manager of Liepāja Special Economic Zone;
  • Didzis Ošenieks, Deputy Chairman of Ventspils City Council.


12:10 – 12:25 PM Changing trends in office use
Ieva Tetere,
President of SEB banka

12:25–1:10 PM Discussion: What are the prospects for future office development?

What are the benefits and risks of traditional, co-working and flexible offices?
Remote work and technological development – will the trend continue?
What type of quality in facilities, areas and infrastructure will employees need in future office projects?

Discussion moderator: Oskars Priede


  • Andris Vārna, Member of the Board, SRE;
  • Jekaterina Kosmačeva, Baltic Region Manager, REGUS Baltics;
  • Monta Geidāne, CEO, ABSL Latvia;
  • Ieva Tetere, President of SEB banka.

1:10 – 2:00 PM Lunch break


2 –2:15 PM Real estate as an investment project in insurance
Pavel Maksimov,
Director of the BTA Finance Department

2:15 – 3 PM Discussion: What sets developer priorities for new investment projects?
How are trade and other real estate sectors developing in Riga?
Riga has the largest increase in retail space in the Baltics – what is driving it?
The opposite can be observed in the apartment housing market – is it due to a lack of modern rental laws or is it more than that?
The slow filling of office spaces in recent years – insufficient projects or low tenant activity?

Discussion moderator: Mārtiņš Vanags, Chairman of The Board at The Alliance of Real Estate Developers (NĪAA)


  • Mārcis Budļevskis, Multi Finland Leasing Project Director;
  • Juris Barkāns, Director of VPH Latvia;
  • Armands Buks-Vaivads, Member of the Board, Kaamos;
  • Mareks Kļaviņš, Chairman of the Board, Bonava Latvija.

3 – 3:45 PM Discussion: Investments in real estate. What are the future opportunities and challenges in the Latvian context?
How will the new reality affect the recovery of the investment market? What will be the new “prime”?
Which sectors will offer opportunities for risk-orientated investors?
Improving the investment environment in Latvia – what are the cadastral value, real estate tax reform and other legislative issues that reduce Latvia’s competitiveness?
What are the challenges of (in)access to real estate funding sources?

Discussion moderator: Vineta Vigupe, Senior Director of Investment Department at CBRE Baltics


  • Viktors Savins, Eften representative in Latvia;
  • Guntars Cauna, Member of the Board, Pillar Property Management;
  • Pavel Maksimov, Director of BTA Finance Department;
  • Ilze Zoltnere, Director of Luminor’s Corporate Department.

3.45 PM Closing remarks

The event will be photographed for publicity.
Note: The organizers reserve the right to change the list of lecturers and topics if the need arises.