Degrad in "Jutarnji list"
We set each project in such a way that it has an additional value highlighting the same — architecture, superb sea view or top location.
On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, daily newspaper Jutarnji list published an article on Degrad’s completion of construction project that comprises five luxury villas on the island of Krk.
For Jutarnji list, Denis Šikljan, owner of the company Degrad Development Group, talks about construction, realization and sale of the most attractive project on the island of Krk, on plans for the future, buyers of the villas in Pinezići and advantages of the island as one the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia.
ON CURRENT SITUATION IN THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SECTOR
Completely inactive civil engineering sector is a major problem in Croatia, and we all wish to start it up again. We are functioning well because we are positioned in the luxury segment, focusing on a few projects and working for foreign customers. We are working on a boutique story with top quality real estate and customers.
ON THE POTENTIAL REAL ESTATE BUYERS
Each customer who is ready to pay between 350 and 500 thousand euros is different. Some want peace, the others want first row by the sea and to some the most important is the appearance of the property. However, regardless of the crisis it is not difficult to find customers. He claims that the prices of real estate in the luxury segment have not decreased in the time of crisis but they have stayed the same or even increased. The circle of luxury real estate customers grew smaller because of the temporary fallout of the Russians who – due to the ruble value collapse – are investing less and those purchasing real estate go to destinations that are related to their business or within the Schengen area. The number of Slovene customers, the ones who like choosing Croatia, is also growing smaller due to the downfall of purchasing power caused by the crisis.
ON THE PREPARATION OF NEW PROJECTS
We set each project in such a way that it has an additional value highlighting the same — architecture, superb sea view or top location. The number of plots on the island of Krk is growing smaller and we are now in a situation where we have to buy the existing facilities and demolish them. Every time we start the project all over again as the entrance tickets, problems and challenges are always different. The biggest investment is always finding the plot and obtaining the necessary permits.
The entire article can be read in the photograph (above).