ConvergenCE’s project management team expands


Gábor Zeley, an experienced real estate expert, has joined investor and developer ConvergenCE, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

In his new position as senior project manager, he is primarily responsible for the renovation of Academia, the prime office building on the Danube bank acquired by Europa Capital in partnership with ConvergenCE.

Zeley has 25 years of experience in many areas of the property industry. After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, he worked as a construction and project manager on the AstraZeneca office building and warehouse in Törökbálint at NCC Fastigheter AB.

He later participated in the development of the Westend shopping center as a procurement engineer at Arcadom, then returning to NCC he coordinated the greenfield developments of Electro World and Praktiker in Budaörs. Afterwards, he was with New Store Europe designing stores and manufacturing shop fittings in Hungary, subsequently continued the shopfitting and fit-out business on his own, making furniture for brands such as Prada, Michael Kors or Sony across Europe. He joined ConvergenCE from HB Reavis, where as a fit-out manager he took part in the development of the Agora Budapest office park.

"With the arrival of Gábor, our team gained another highly qualified engineer with a complex approach," said Gábor Kovács, Head of Project Management at ConvergenCE. “Focusing on the refurbishment of our downtown Academia office building, his responsibilities include design, procurement, construction, technical supervision, project management, WELL certification coordination, as well as leasing and property management support. We are confident that his diverse knowledge and integrated vision will greatly contribute to the success of our outstanding development.”

“I am delighted to join ConvergenCE, which has already demonstrated its knowledge, organization skills and commitment through a number of successful projects. Academia is a trophy building at an exceptional location with excellent features, offering great opportunities for renovation and repositioning.” Zeley added.

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