Ioannis Papalekas

Founder & CEO, Globalworth


Founder of Globalworth, Ioannis Papalekas has nearly 20 years of real estate investment and development experience, predominantly in Romania, having created one of the most successful real estate development and investment groups in the Romanian real estate market. He has significant experience in the acquisition, master planning, development, reconstruction, refurbishment, operation and asset management of land and buildings across all major asset classes in Romania. Before founding Globalworth, Ioannis was responsible for the acquisition, development and successful disposal of more than 400,000sqm of commercial (office, retail and logistics) space and 1,000 residential units in Romania.


Globalworth is a leading real estate company with a primary focus on Poland and Romania, the two largest markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The company acquires, develops and manages commercial real estate assets, primarily in the office sector. In Romania, Globalworth has built a unique portfolio, valued at €1.1 billion as at December 2017 and establish itself as the leading real estate investor in the country, through acquisitions and developments, including landmark office buildings in Bucharest such as Globalworth Tower, Globalworth Plaza, TCI and, most recently, Globalworth Campus.