CBRE Appoints Verka Petkova-Shekerova as Country Head Bulgaria

CBRE, the leading global real estate advisory company, has announced the appointment of Verka Petkova-Shekerova as Country Head for the Bulgarian market within its Southeast Europe (SEE) office. Verka Petkova-Shekerova succeeds Sladjana Popović, who will continue to lead ESG & Sustainability services department for the SEE region.

“This year we mark five years since the opening of our Sofia office, the second office opened since the establishment of the fully owned corporate office for the SEE region in 2018. We have a team of exceptional professionals in Sofia, who have delivered numerous results across all sectors. I’m particularly proud that CBRE’s office for the SEE region has been recognised by another exceptional professional, as Verka Petkova-Shekerova is.

With her deep understanding of the real estate market, proven track record and exceptional leadership skills, as well as the experience and resources of the global CBRE network, I’m confident that together with Verka we will realise new opportunities and energetically drive our expansion in Bulgaria. Her appointment reaffirms our commitment to excellence and providing premier real estate services and solutions to our clients in the region. Under Verka’s leadership, CBRE is poised to continue its growth and deliver unparalleled value to its clients in Bulgaria,” said Boško Tomašević, Managing Director for the SEE region at CBRE.

“I’d also like to thank Sladjana Popović for building a highly successful business and team in the Bulgarian market in a relatively short period of time, and I’m sure she will do the same with the newly established ESG & Sustainability Services department she took over earlier this year,” added Tomašević.

Verka Petkova-Shekerova, newly appointed Country Head Bulgaria at CBRE South Eastern Europe, emphasised:

“As I embark on this exciting journey with CBRE, I am thrilled to be joining a renowned global leader in the real estate industry. This move represents an incredible opportunity to leverage my expertise and work with CBRE’s exceptional team in Sofia and the SEE region. Together, we will unlock new opportunities, capitalise on emerging trends and deliver unparalleled value to our clients in Bulgaria. I am confident that with CBRE’s vast resources and unwavering commitment to excellence, we will redefine the landscape of the Bulgarian real estate market and achieve remarkable success.”

Verka Petkova-Shekerova brings extensive real estate and management skills as a leading real estate professional with nearly 20 years of experience. She joins CBRE from Colliers International Bulgaria, where she was Partner and Business Director Development for 19 years.

She began her real estate career in August 2005 as a Key Accounts Executive, where she played a key role in the launch of a new residential service. Her exceptional performance led to her inclusion in the project team for the launch of Business Park Varna in 2005. In recognition of her talent and achievements, Verka was promoted to the Offices & Business Parks team in May 2006. Over the years she continued to excel and was promoted to Consultant in early 2007 and Senior Consultant in early 2008, demonstrating her deep understanding of the industry and ability to deliver outstanding results, followed by a promotion to Key Account Manager in the same business line. In 2010, Verka moved into the role of Manager Key Accounts in the Property Management arm of the company, further expanding her expertise and responsibilities in this new field for the next two years. Her dedication and contributions were once again recognised when she was appointed to lead the Office & Industrial Services team in 2012. Continuing her successful journey, Verka Petkova-Shekerova took on the role of Director of Business Development in March 2017, where she played a pivotal role in driving growth and enhancing the company’s strategic initiatives.

Verka Petkova-Shekerova holds a degree in Economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and an MBA with a specialization in General Management from the City University of Seattle. She is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.