Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2013

Delta Real Estate is one of the leading regional real estate companies with its operations in wider region with focus on Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia. Its comprehensive and diverse portfolio includes shopping malls, retail parks, hotels as well as retail, office, and residential space in Serbia and the region, and also includes a number of logistics centers, car dealerships and endowment projects.

The attractive projects locations vary from the Belgrade city pedestrian zones and main traffic arteries to the city outskirts, as well as other bigger cities throughout the country and the region. The activities of Delta Real Estate comprise strategic planning and project development, design and construction management, real estates management and control and placement of constructed building on the market. The company is always carrying out high quality projects in compliance with the international requirements introducing new standards in the real estate industry in the entire region.

Details about the makeover of the legendary Continental Hotel in Belgrade were presented at Belgrade Design Week 2013 by Živorad Vasić, General Manager of the hotel and member of the Delta Real Estate team. In mid-July 2012 Delta Real Estate started the reconstruction of the iconic Continental Hotel Belgrade, taking in consideration only the most progressive consulting and management methodologies available on the global market. Mr. Vasić showed advanced room concepts, interior and exterior lay/outs, as well as impeccable new identities and operational examples of the completely new project, including a 3D walk through movie, specially produced for the session. The hotel will operate under the new brand of “Crown Plaza”, as part of the renowned IHG hotel chain, which includes major brands like InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Indigo… The reconstruction of the hotel, which is a true crown jewel of the Delta real estate assets, is worth 40 million euros.

Zivorad Vasic graduated from Boston University in two areas, in hotel administration and finance, with the highest grade Magna Cum Laude. Thesis in the field of economic and financial indicators in the hotel industry brought him the master’s degree. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade and at Singidunum University.

At an early age, the US profession took him from Boston to eight other US cities and 11 hotels, where he held prestigious positions. He has been working in Delta since 2008, first as a General Manager of Hotel Continental Belgrade, and then as a CEO for hotel business and business premises. He is responsible for DMD and DTS, one of the leading distribution and logistics companies. Since 2016 he has been a vice-president of the company, and since 2019 he has become senior vice president of Delta Holding. He has won a number of prestigious awards in the field of hotel management.

Belgrade Design Week is a one-off – a unique set-up that is free from the corporate atmosphere that so often pervades other such events. The energy, optimism and warmth of Jovan and his team flows through every event – lectures, workshops, meals & drinks alike!   I’ve never been good at sitting in a dark lecture hall for more than an hour or so at a time but found myself doing three lectures back to back at Belgrade – such was the quality of speakers. Timetabling was crazy at times but at BDW everybody seems happy to ‘go with the flow’ – and has an even better time for doing so. The City of Belgrade should be very proud of this gem!