the creators

Developer, Project Manager and Investor

Portland Trust was established in 1997 to develop high quality, institutional, commercial real estate assets throughout Central Europe. Robert Neale is the owner and managing director of Portland Trust and has been based in Prague and operating in Central Europe since the early 1990’s. ARES Management is Portland’s long term equity partner who has been integral in expanding the business and undertaking larger projects. ARES has been investing across various property types and geographies in Europe since 1995.

Portland Trust has offices in Prague, Czech Republic and Bucharest, Romania and has focussed on new commercial projects. In Romania where there has been a specific focus on the development of prime quality office buildings and one large, light industrial estate. Portland has completed over 550,000m² of leasable space of new buildings.

Portland Trust is dedicated to a clear and simple environmental policy of using local, natural materials where possible, designing buildings in a fundamentally efficient manner, using modern technology and adhering to both local and international guidelines for energy efficiency.

The aim is to procure designs of buildings that integrate into the local surroundings and which minimize environmental impact. Many awards have been won for both design and sustainability.

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Bluehouse is a real estate investment and development firm with a focus in the property markets of Central and South East Europe. Bluehouse has established an operating platform that spans across CEE and SEE region, with presence in Romania, the Czech Republic and Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Greece, as well as Croatia, Serbia and Cyprus. Founded in 2004, Bluehouse has a strong track record in the office,

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Chapman Taylor is an international practice of architects, masterplanners and interior designers operating from 16 regional offices and with experience of working in over 80 countries around the world. Chapman Taylor are the concept designers and the main architects for EXPO Business Park whose mantra is to deliver award winning designs to enable a sustainable environment that people enjoy.

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completed office developments


Portland Trust has won various awards over the years, starting from the CIJ Shopping Centre of the year 2004 for Metropole Zlicin in Prague until the multiple success of Floreasca Park in Bucharest. These awards are testament to the care and attention to detail and the mantra to produce “best in class” buildings.

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