Reaching the international buyer

Across the globe, despite the impact of the credit crunch, many buyers are still actively seeking opportunities in overseas property and two international magazines, Overseas Property Professional (OPP) and OPP Russia, have recently highlighted Romania as a market for agents to consider for their clients. However, the next stage for the market is for developers to work with agents to drive sales based on this interest. Whether for investors looking to benefit from rentals or capital appreciation, second-homes buyers or those re-locating to the country, a number of developers have experienced demand from outside Romania. OPP has learnt about buyers … Continue reading Reaching the international buyer

OPP- helping Romanian developers establish overseas networks

For many Romanian developers, selling property to overseas buyers can seem a daunting task, requiring a re-think of marketing activities and an understanding of how to interact with agents. However, in reality, the philosophies of doing business remain the same, according to Tibor Fuchsel, territory manager at Overseas Property Professional (OPP). Fuchsel says: “The shift in mindset isn’t as great as some may fear – the fundamentals of the business remain the same. You want to sell property through an intermediary and – whether you use a domestic agent, based in Romania selling to Romanians, or an overseas agents selling … Continue reading OPP- helping Romanian developers establish overseas networks


The game of golf is an enterprise now worth more than €50billion a year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to a study from KPMG Golf Advisory Practice, launched at The Ryder Cup yesterday. Although golf in the EMEA region is about one-third the size of the US industry, it is growing fast, especially in golf tourism and real estate. According to KPMG’s research, these key sectors now account for almost half of the game’s total revenue. Real estate is the number-one money earner, bringing in almost €19billion, which outstrips the total cash generated on-course from green … Continue reading GOLF GENERATES €53BN FOR EMEA ECONOMIES

Bucureşti, 8 aug /Agerpres/ – Overseas Property Professional (OPP),…

… revistă britanică lunară dedicată profesioniştilor pieţei imobiliare şi investiţiilor din străinătate, a întocmit, în numărul său din iulie, o analiză a pieţei imobiliare româneşti. Helen Dutton, redactor la OPP, a dorit să afle ce oportunităţi apar pentru agenţii imobiliari din România, în condiţiile în care turismul se află în plin stadiu de dezvoltare, după modernizarea infrastructurii şi a industriei. Adrian Niculescu, manager la Euroest, crede că sectorul imobiliar încă se află într-o “perioadă de preconsolidare, în care există suficient loc pentru ca alţi jucători să intre pe piaţă, la nivel local şi internaţional”. El recomandă achiziţii în asociere cu … Continue reading Bucureşti, 8 aug /Agerpres/ – Overseas Property Professional (OPP),…

How much will increase the Beijing real estate market after The Olympics?

It is known that the prices for the residential units from the Beijing Olympic Village arrived at 2.826 euros/ sqm (30.000 yuans) and will be available for sale after The Olympic Games will be finished. The cost of the Olympic Village is not different from the cost of a regular development as stated by Mr. Ding Jianming, engineer in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Project Construction Headquarters Office. The name of the village is Dream World 2008 and doesn’t need big investment in marketing because, by default its image is associated with The Olympic Games brand which is a huge, huge … Continue reading How much will increase the Beijing real estate market after The Olympics?

Real estate franchises around the world – the best 8

A very interesting analisys came in my attention these days regarding the first 8 most successful real estate franchises around the world and I am pleased to present it to you. The most appealing observation in it is the comparison between the first two positions, Remax and Coldwell Banker where the number of agents is very close – 120,000 to 124,000, the number of offices is double at Remax – 6,800 vs 3,824 but the most important is the transaction volume per agent – 4,5 million US in Remax case vs. 2,7 million US in Coldwell Banker case. Also, regarding … Continue reading Real estate franchises around the world – the best 8

Gemenii Marii – a new residential development in Mamaia North, The Black Sea Coast, Romania

During the next 2 years, across the touristic complex La Scoica from Mamaia North, Gemenii Marii (The Twins of the Sea) residential complex will be built; a complex in which the client’s satisfaction, the comfort and safety are the key elements for the new ‘’home generation’’. Being in the middle of the events but far from the city noise in the same time, you can watch like a VIP, the international circuit of Formula 1 on the water, or in less than 2 hours you can go on a trip to Danube Delta. Moreover, from this place you can easily … Continue reading Gemenii Marii – a new residential development in Mamaia North, The Black Sea Coast, Romania

Piata rezidentiala: riscuri si provocari

Pe data de 24 iunie am participat la conferinta “Piata rezidentiala: riscuri si provocari” organizata de Business Standard in parteneriat cu Casa Voastra – Agentie Imobiliara si sponsorizata de ImoInvest – Consulting & Development. Conferinta s-a tinut in cadrul hotelului Intercontinental si a avut oaspeti de seama, precum: Simina Istrate, Head of Investment Team Redisential Division, Colliers International; Ioan Bejan, Business Development Manager, Raiffeisen Banca pentru Locuinte; Marian Micu, Director, Casa Voastra; Shimon Gallon, CEO, Globe Trade Center; Gabriel Biris, Managing Partner, Biris Goran; Bogdan Suditu, Director General Adjunct al Directiei pentru Politica Locuirii din Ministerul Dezvoltarii, Lucrarilor Publice si … Continue reading Piata rezidentiala: riscuri si provocari

Campaign for real beauty – a video from Dove

The message of the video linked below is for mothers to find the channel of communication with their daughter(s) before the beauty industry will do the same but in a different manner. One of the models starring the video from Dove is Ileana Howard, a close friend of mine her website being listed in the “People” area of this blog. I am happy to congratulate her!!! Ileana is a native Romanian realtor in Florida living in US for the last 15 years.   Continue reading Campaign for real beauty – a video from Dove