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Involvement and support of art and cultural events and initiatives represent a constant undertaking of NIRO Investment Group, often recognized at the highest level. These efforts underline our commitment to supporting and promoting the cultural and historical values of Romania. Last week, our company was honored to receive the Diploma of Excellence for Patronage from the Cultural Foundation “Magazin Istoric,” a recognition that highlights our continuous dedication to culture and history. The distinction was awarded during the 32nd edition of the Cristian Popișteanu Symposium of Banking History and Civilization, a prestigious event hosted by the National Bank of Romania.

Additionally, we were honored to actively contribute to the recognition of merits in historical research through our colleague Valentin Macovescu, Director of Communication, Image, and Protocol at NIRO Investment Group. Valentin had the pleasure of presenting two of the Cultural Foundation “Magazin Istoric” awards for the most significant contributions in historical research in 2023. These awards were given to His Excellency, Mr. Ambassador Viorel Isticioaia-Budura for the work “Seasons in Asia” and to Mrs. Anca Otu for the work “Two Neighboring Nations: Romania and Finland. Romanian-Finnish Relations (1917-1947). A View from Bucharest.” The recognition of these works highlights the importance of rigorous historical research and the valuable contribution these authors make to the knowledge and understanding of the past.

The Banking History and Culture Symposium, named after the renowned Romanian historian and publicist Cristian Popișteanu, has been organized annually since 1993 by the National Bank of Romania, in collaboration with the Romanian Banking Association and the Cultural Foundation “Magazin Istoric.” This event is a landmark in Romania’s cultural and scientific calendar, bringing together historians, researchers, and personalities from various fields to discuss and promote historical knowledge and cultural values. Active participation and support of this symposium reflect the firm commitment of NIRO Investment Group to support cultural initiatives and contribute to the preservation and promotion of Romania’s historical heritage.

Through these actions, NIRO Investment Group not only supports culture and history but also assumes the role of a catalyst in the development and dissemination of knowledge, strengthening the links between the past, present, and future. This continuous involvement is a testament to our fundamental values and our dedication to contributing to the development of a society aware of the importance of its cultural and historical heritage.

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The Year of the Wood Dragon – Celebrated at the Bucharest National Opera

NIRO Investment Group, the Romanian-Chinese House Association and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Romania, organized an extraordinary Cultural Gala last night to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Romania, local authorities, businessmen, art and culture, representatives of the Chinese community in Romania.

Held at the Bucharest National Opera, the event began with a grand concert by the orchestra of the Bucharest National Opera, which had Damian Drăghici as a special guest and performed emblematic musical compositions of Romanian culture. Among them are the Romanian Rhapsody no. 1, signed by George Enescu, the Ballade for violin and orchestra, composed by maestro Ciprian Porumbescu, as well as Hora Staccato, an unmistakable creation of Grigoraș Dinicu.

The outstanding performance continued with the appearance of the Allegretto Children’s Choir on stage, and the traditional Chinese moment of the Gala was expressed by the impressive performance of the Artist Troupe from Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. The show also held exhibitions of fine arts and crafts originating from Quanzhou, accompanied by exciting live performances, an exquisite display of Quanzhou traditional costumes, martial arts, puppet show and more. The show was followed by an impressive display of fireworks, which crowned an evening dedicated to hope, joy, and friendship.

Chinese New Year, known as the Spring Festival, is one of the most notable holidays in Chinese culture and other Asian communities, marking the beginning of a new year in the Chinese lunar calendar. This festivity is associated with renewal, prosperity, and well-being. In the Chinese calendar, the year 2024 belongs to a special paradigm, being the Year of the Wood Dragon, considered the most noble and powerful Chinese zodiac sign. It is revered as a symbol of courage, success, and wisdom, associated with wealth and happiness.


Our involvement in the “Ajut Eu” campaign – A story about empathy, responsibility, and a step towards a brighter future for children in need

At NIRO Investment Group, we strongly believe that young people and children are the architects of tomorrow’s world and each one of them deserves the chance to dream, learn and grow. With this conviction, we got involved in the „Ajut Eu” campaign run by Observator and the Mereu Aproape Foundation and offered a helping hand to priest Marian Tudor, known as “the father of the children from Găgești, Vrancea”. He founded a center dedicated to homeless mothers and children who are victims of domestic violence.

“Involvement in the <Ajut Eu> campaign is proof of belief in the power of collective efforts to create positive changes. As leaders, we accept that our influence extends beyond the company and we have the duty to contribute to the development of the community and a future where every child has the chance to build their future”, said Anca Simionescu, General Manager NIRO Investment Group.

Recognizing the urgent need to create a safe haven for these families, we contributed with the amount of 12,600 euros, and to this financial contribution we added packages and additional goods such as clothes for mothers and children, beds, pillows, and others, worth 3,000 euros.

The impact of our contribution goes beyond the financial value and lays the foundation for a sustainable and positive change in the lives of children and mothers living in the center, Găgești, Vrancea, becoming the focus of our initiative due to the pressing need in the community.

The center established by priest Marian Tudor provides an essential refuge for mothers and children who face unimaginable challenges, and by supporting this initiative, we have chosen to actively participate in the transformation of a community, promoting an environment where dreams can come true, and the future can be built. At NIRO Investment Group, we believe that corporate involvement in the community development plays a significant role in shaping a compassionate and empathetic society. Although success is often measured solely in numbers and profits, we have chosen to define our success also in terms of compassion, empathy, responsibility, and determination to create a brighter future for those in need.

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Magical Winter Concert 2023 – The extraordinary power of music to transmit emotions

Music has the unique ability to shape, connect and inspire communities. With this conviction, I accepted the opportunity to support, as the main partner, the 13th edition of the “Magic Winter” concert, a musical celebration that has become a landmark of Bucharest’s cultural life.

Held at the Romanian Athenaeum, the concert was supported by the Royal Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the distinguished conductor Cristian Mandeal. The stage was endowed with a repertoire to match, including compositions by musicians such as Gioachino Rossini, Johann Strauss, Georges Bizet, Antonín Dvořák and other illustrious musicians.

The concert was a truly spectacular one, a true display of virtuosity, passion, and a clear proof of the extraordinary ability of the Royal Chamber Orchestra to transform musical notes into emotions – joy, melancholy, pure happiness. The harmony created by the musicians was not only heard, but felt, as further evidence of the transformative power of music.

Thank you to the Royal Chamber Orchestra and distinguished conductor Cristian Mandeal for a musical journey that exceeded all expectations, leaving an indelible mark in the hearts of those lucky enough to attend the concert! This event reinforced our conviction that music is a timeless language that has the ability to unite, inspire and shape communities.

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Congratulations to the women’s national handball team – the Carpati Niro Trophy remained in Romania!

Congratulations to the athletes of the Romanian national women’s handball team, who won the Carpati Niro Trophy tournament, after defeating the Austrian team on Saturday with a score of 41-35 (24-17), in the last match of the competition in Bistriţa. It is a proud moment for all of us who have supported them on this incredible journey. We thank them for the sports show that inspires and fuels our common passion for handball!  

“We congratulate the Romanian women’s handball team, the coaches, trainers, representatives of the federation and all the people who contributed to this success! The Niro Investment Group, as a long-term partner and official sponsor of the Romanian Handball Federation, is honoured to be part of this celebration that celebrates performance, competition, and fair play”, stated Anca Simionescu, General Manager of Niro Investment Group.

The Romanian team ended the Carpati Niro Trophy with three victories – 33-28 against Switzerland, 32-22 against Portugal and 41-35 against Austria. The tournament was a final check before participating in the World Championship in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (November 29-December 17), in which Romania will play in Group E, in Herning (Denmark), and will face Chile (December 1), Serbia (December 3) and Denmark (December 5). Depending on the position in the group, Romania’s next matches will take place on December 7, December 9, and December 11, with the qualified teams from Group F. We wish them good luck!

Romania is the only national team that participated in all 26 editions of the Women’s Handball World Championship.

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Niro Carpati Trophy – We support the national women’s handball team in the test competition for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

Niro Carpati Trophy started with a victory for the Romanian national handball team against Switzerland, with a score of 33-28. The tournament in Bistriţa is a final check before participating in the World Championship in Denmark, Norway and Sweden (November 29-December 17), where Romania will play in Group E, in Herning (Denmark), and will face Chile (1st of December), Serbia (December 3) and Denmark (December 5). Depending on the position in the group, Romania’s next matches will take place on December 7, December 9 and December 11, with the qualified teams from Group F.

Handball is a sport that requires teamwork, strategy and precision, and all of this resonates with the values of Niro Investment Group, which has been an official partner and sponsor of the Romanian Handball Federation since 2016. We closely follow and support the efforts, passion and determination of the athletes on the team Romania’s National Handball Team and we are convinced that we do not just invest in a team, but support the tireless search for excellence, sportsmanship and last but not least – the joy of playing!

NIRO Investment Group has been with the Romanian Handball Federation and athletes throughout many memorable moments, and the collaboration will continue in the coming years.

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Niro Investment Group won the Second Place, the National Award for Large Enterprises, Services category, in the National Top Companies, 2023 edition

Niro Investment Group won the Second Place – National Award for Large Enterprises – Services category – Renting and subletting of own or leased real estate, in the National Top Companies Gala 2023, XXX edition, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.

As a leading player in the real estate industry, Niro Investment Group sets new standards for excellence and innovation, and our commitment to providing exquisite services has earned us this well-deserved recognition, which is not only a testimony to our achievements, but also a proof of our dedication to our customers, our partners and to the business environment in Romania.

At the heart of Niro Investment Group’s success is the entrepreneurial spirit that has constantly propelled the company to surpass its own achievements. For us, entrepreneurship is more than a trendy word, it is a fundamental value that we respect daily, but above all it is about constantly identifying opportunities, assuming calculated risks, growing and monitoring the business.

We strongly believe in pushing boundaries, in continuously adapting to changing market dynamics and daring to explore new territories and new fields, and as we have continued to evolve and expand, we have realized that entrepreneurial spirit remains our guiding force, which determines us to excel in the competitive landscape of the local business environment. Our path to the National Top of Companies, the 2023 edition reflects the rigorous application of these principles.

The success of Niro Investment Group is equally due to a united and committed team. We are extremely proud of the colleagues who play an integral role in our journey every day, each contributing their skills, knowledge, and dedication to our shared vision. Their hard work, resilience and commitment earned us this award and recognition at the Gala. Success in business comes only through a lot of hard work and this is exactly the message that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania reinforces on the occasion of the National Top of Companies 2023.

Our partners and collaborators have always been at the heart of our business, and our success is closely linked to their satisfaction and success. Their trust and support have allowed us to thrive in a competitive real estate market, and we remain committed to continuing to deliver excellence, as we have always done.

We thank the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania for this award, which honors us! We congratulate the institution’s representatives for the consistency they show in making this ranking of the most competitive companies in Romania, which was made for the first time 30 years ago!

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Niro Investment Group awarded the Romanian handball champions for exceptional performances

During a press conference organized by Pitesti City Hall, Mioveni City Hall and the Romanian Handball Federation ahead of the Romania-Spain match, the best sport performances of the current competitive season were awarded. After a pause of 28 years, Romania’s national men’s handball team qualified for the 2024 European Handball Championship, and the women’s national handball team qualified for the 2023 World Handball Championship. Against these remarkable performances and in the sign of appreciation for the contribution made to the development of this sport and for the promotion of Romania at international level, Niro Investment Group awarded the two teams a total prize worth 75,000 RON.

“We are proud to be with them in these special moments and we are happy to reward their extraordinary performances. The partnership with the Romanian Handball Federation confirms our commitment to support excellence in handball and the sport development in Romania”, said Valentin Macovescu, Director of Communication, Image and Protocol, Niro Investment Group.

“We would like to offer our appreciations to Niro Investment Group for the consistent support given to Romanian handball. Over the years, Niro financially, morally and logistically supported the preparation of the national handball teams in the best conditions for international competitions, which significantly contributed to achieving the results we are so proud of”, declared Constantin Din, the President of the Federation Romanian Handball.

Niro Investment Group values and encourages performance in all fields, and, as an official partner and sponsor of the Romanian Handball Federation, has been supporting Romanian handball for over a decade, being a partner on their path to performance.

The partnership between Niro Investment Group and the Romanian Handball Federation was renewed and consolidated at the end of last year, by renaming the “Carpathian Trophy” – a traditional event for Romanian handball – to the “Niro Carpathian Trophy”. Also, Niro granted for the year 2023 a financing of approx. 1 million RON for the development of handball in Romania by financing training programs and participation in competitions for the players of the national teams.
Niro Investment Group is engaged in the development of the Romanian economy and supports the local entrepreneurship. The group is also involved in numerous social and charitable projects, contributing to improving the quality of life of communities in Romania.

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Niro supports tennis champions

Niro Investment Group was the partner of the Irina Begu Trophy 2023 tennis tournament that took place in Bucharest, between June 18-25. The singles final of the Irina Begu Trophy (ITF) tennis tournament, hosted by Tennis Club Herăstrău from Bucharest and endowed with total prizes of 15,000 dollars, was disputed between the Romanians Ştefania Bojica and Anca Alexia Todoni, the big trophy being won by Todoni after a remarkable game.

An advocate of Romanian sports for over three decades, Niro Investment Group participated in the event as a partner. During the closing ceremony of the tournament, the awards were handed out by Irina Begu and Valentin Macovescu Director of Communication, Image and Protocol from Niro Investment Group.

“Supporting Romanian performance and sport is an integral part of Niro Investment Group’s values and it is an honor to stand by the Romanian tennis champions,” declared Valentin Macovescu.


Recognition for Niro Investment Group at the „Dezvoltăm România Sustenabil” Gala

In June, at the InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest, the „Dezvoltăm Romania Sustenabil” Gala took place, an event that celebrates the contribution of players from different industries of the local economy to the development of a sustainable future for the next generations. The event marked their sustained contribution to building a more sustainable future – for the environment, for people, for the economy. Moreover, the award-winning companies also nominated partners or NGO’s involved in sustainability and social responsibility projects. The gala was opened by the Minister of the Environment, Waters and Forests, Mircea Fechet.

Niro Investment Group was represented by Anca Simionescu – Director General of Niro Investment Group – who accepted the trophy for targets achieved within the sustainable development objective – Sustainable cities and communities and awarded, further, the Bookland Association, thus passing on „the torch of of sustainability”. From the Niro Group, the event was also attended by Clitemnestra Gâdea – President of the Board of Directors and Valentin Macovescu – Director of Communication, Image and Protocol.

The Niro Group has undertaken the implementation of an extensive program of sustainable development, in three important directions: environmental, social and economic, rigorously pursuing ecological standards in everything it undertakes.

Clitemnestra Gâdea President of the Board of Directors Niro mentioned: “Our company builds green for the future, builds for future generations, following a long-term strategy. Sustainability is in the DNA of the Niro company and is realized through a business model that reflects continuity, efficiency, positive social and environmental impact.

Niro Investment Group has distinguished itself in the field of sustainability through exceptional care towards the environment, especially in the sector of hotel project development where the company has obtained important certifications in terms of sustainable development.

“What characterizes us now is our ambition to implement a long-term sustainability program. We build, first of all, with a lot of soul, with care – maybe that’s why it takes us more time to complete things, but when we do it, we do it very well”, stated Anca Simionescu, general director of NIRO Investment Group. In addition to the merit recognition diploma, the awardees received an hourglass trophy, as a symbol of the time that the companies have invested and will invest in big projects in the field of sustainability.