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Rudolf Nemec MRICS became recipient of the Chris H. Bennett Memorial Award 2016.

Rudolf Nemec MRICS, Senior Investment Analyst at JLL Bratislava office became one of the three 2016 recipients of the Chris H. Bennett CEE Memorial Award – an annual prize in the name of Chris Bennett FRICS, to reward a significant display of professionalism by a successful RICS candidate in the Central, Eastern and Southwestern Europe.

The RICS Membership Assessment Panel Chairmen interviewing RICS candidates were invited to submit the names of candidates who were outstanding at interview. The nomination process was controlled by RICS CEE Country Manager Anna Orcsik and the determination of the merit-based award was managed by John Verpeleti FRICS.

The award ceremony was held at the CEE Property Forum conference in Vienna on 21st September featuring industry-led keynote presentations by over 70 speakers and more than 400 attendees. Miroslav Barnáš, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets JLL Slovakia was one of the chair speakers leading panel discussion regarding the office occupier trends in the CEE region.

Rudolf Nemec MRICS, Senior Invest at JLL Slovakia says: “It’s a privilege to work for a firm that puts professional development of its employees among its priorities. The guidance provided by counsellors, challenges and opportunities to work on complex tasks are key to the growth of professionalism, expertise and personality in our business. Having been awarded with Chris H. Bennett Memorial Award, I am extremely honoured, thankful and humbled and I am looking forward to advocating the highest professional and ethical standards while supporting trust in our profession and RICS.”

Miroslav Barnáš MRICS, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at JLL Slovakia adds: “Slovakia has become an established investment destination within the CEE region. This underlines the increasing importance of applying international standards, their adoption by the market and the necessity of highest ethical behaviour provided by qualified professionals.” 

Rudolf Nemec (27) joined JLL in 2013. In his current role as Senior Investment Analyst he is responsible for commercial underwriting and due diligence on buy-side, as well as providing sell-side services related to transaction processing and marketing. Before joining JLL, Rudolf graduated with MSc in Real Estate from Cass Business School, London. His RICS certified degree has been supported by Project Finance & Infrastructure module at ESCP Business School in Madrid, Spain and Real Estate Law studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germ​any.    

The Chris H. Bennett Memorial Award was created by RICS in the name of Chris Bennett FRICS, to honour his substantial contribution to the industry over many years. Chris Bennett FRICS, who passed away in 2014, was the first President of RICS in Hungary (1991) and was one of the region´s most experienced and highly acclaimed property professional. For further information please visit: