Marcin J. Podobas founder and Managing Partner of FORTECH Consulting has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.For many years he worked with real estate funds and with developers and hotel operators.
For several years he served as Managing Director of the Polish office of Tishman Realty & Construction and Tishman Hotel Corporation in Warsaw.
Previously served as Director of Investor Relations with Boston based Pioneer Real Estate Advisors and Pioneer Real Estate Fund. Was the head of the fund management company of Bank of New York Mellon in Poland and most recently as Vice President of EFH SA, publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange Polish hotel and development group.
He has been involved in the hotel projects such as:
- Courtyard by Marriott Okęcie Warsaw Airport
- Sheraton Krakow Hotel
- Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Conference Center
- Radisson Blu Gdańsk
- Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Convention Center and Hampton by Hilton Krakow (in realization)
- Hotel King Casimir (Król Kazimierz)
- and other projects exceeding in total USD 1 bn
He graduated in International Relations from the University of Warsaw, is fluent in Polish and English.
Erhard Noreisch – Partner - has 40 years experience in the hospitality industry with Starwood Hotels & Resorts , in operation and new development of hotels. Before leaving Starwood he served as Senior Vice President Regional Director East & Central Europe. From 1999 to 2009 Mr. Noreisch was a Member of the Executive Committee in Brussels of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, Middle East. From USA 2006 to 2009 was a Member of the Leadership Committee of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in White Plains.
During his career he served many top management positions in various markets overseeing full scope of hotel industry assets. Between the others Mr. Noreisch from 2000 to 2010 was a Managing Director ( Member of the Board) of Arabella Starwood in Munich, from 1995 to 2009 was a Managing Director ( Vorstand) of the Ciga Hotels Austria AG in Vienna (Hotel Imperial, Vienna, Hotel Bristol Vienna, Hotel Goldener Hirsch Salzburg).
Mr. Noreisch also served as Area Manager in Indonesia and Thailand and General Manger in several countries in Europe and Middle East. He has extraordinary knowledge and experience in all aspects of hotel business, joined Fortech Consulting focusing on strategic advisory and business development.
Jerzy Miklewski - Partner, has many years of experience in defining and implementing hotel investment projects. He is the founder of Project-Hotel and Hotelon - independent consulting firms specializing in hotel investments. Mr. Miklewski was the originator and founder of Ideal hotel chain and its first president (Ideal hotels are currently in a capital group of Polish Real Estate Holding, WSE ticker : PHN). Mr. Miklewski advised dozens of hotel investors, he belongs to a narrow group of independent hotel advisors in Poland.
Mr. Miklewski is a lecturer and trainer, as well as Polish hotel market analyst. For many years, together with Polish leading hotel magazine Świat Hoteli, prepares and publishes Hotel Market Report.
For few years he also conducts Hotel Investment Academy for owners and investors from Belarus and Ukraine. In 2012 joined Fortech Consulting, Mr. Miklewski specializes in comprehensive analyzes of hotel locations, feasibility studies, project finance and hotel operations.
Artur Pietraszewski, MRICS - Partner - Artur Pietraszewski has been involved in the real estate market since 1992. He has considerable experience and extensive theoretical knowledge as an agent, a PR and marketing manager, sales team leader, as well as a market analyst and consultant.
He also provided services for companies connected with the private equity international investment fund and managed the processes of marketing communication and sale stock exchange development company in the capacity of Sales and Marketing Director. He specializes in creating complex market strategies for his customers in the real estate sector, as well as in risk management in the development process. He is a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and Polish Association of Real Estate Counselors (PSDRN). 2016 - 2017 as Associate Director involved in CBRE Poland in Land & Advisory Department and Capital Markets Investment Properties Team in service line dedicated for residential development companies and investment founds looking for Private Rented Sector (PRS) opportunities. In Fortech-Consulting responsible for condo and aparthotels projects and resi market.
Michael Goerdt – Associated Partner – Hotel Management & Operations – has very extensive, more than 40 years experience in the hotel industry. Working as General Manager with Movenpick Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts as well as for upscale independent hotel owners, between the others in Germany, Poland, Russia, Croatia and the U.S. In his career he has been overseeing pre-opening services, opening activities and day-to-day operations and management for such a brands as Sheraton, Movenpick, Westin, Four Points, Bristol and Le Meridien.
In Poland he oversaw the opening and management of Starwood’s Luxury Collection Bristol Hotel in Warsaw and among all GM’s of this notable property he has been the longest performing his duties. Has unique knowledge and expertise in every aspect of hotel management. Mr. Goerdt joined Fortech Consulting where will be responsible for implementation and overseeing of hotel management and operating services to our Clients.
Paweł Trojan - Associated Partner - Investment Management & Design - has many years of experience in the organization, management and supervision of investment processes abroad and in Poland. It is an experienced architect with a practice in the organization of design processes of large volume public buildings. He was among the others an investment manager of Holiday Inn Warsaw Józefów hotel project, managing director of foreign companies belonging to the ITI Group and Vue Entertainment.
He was responsible for investment and development of Multikino S.A.
Has joined FORTECH Consulting where is responsible for supervision of investment processes and hotel design.
FORTECH Consulting works with leading representatives of the hospitality industry. Depending on the scope, scale and complexity of the project we invite best experts to its execution . We participate in consortia.
Since 2014 we have started cooperation on selected projects with Jones Lang La Salle Hotel & Hospitality Group.