Luxent Real Estate Agency celebrates the 10th birthday this year – and, on this occasion, we have prepared an interview with our director, Mgr. Jiří Kučera.
How do you rate the company's development and its current position on the real estate market?
During the time Luxent was established and functioned as a small office in the luxury part of the real estate market ten years ago, other companies were facing their „golden pre-crisis“ times. In retrospect, we are happy with this timing. The sudden sharp deterioration of the economic situation in 2008 at home and around the world has led Emil Kasarda (the company's owner) to deliberately drive and build Luxent on a solid foundation of honest approach and enormous commitment. He managed to find a distinctive place for the company at a time when the expectation of further development of the real estate market was rather pessimistic. And he succeeded.
Emil Kasarda has been clear from the outset of his business that the client is the top of priorities. Our company, therefore, evolves on two pillars; a sense of client and market needs. We grow organically, in a natural way, and we managed to cooperate with brokers and external collaborators who are in their field of excellence. We value, in particular, the practice of proven, professional relationships and our compliance on the human side. In our expectations, we meet each others‘ expectations and can rely on ourselves – whether it's business cooperation, law firm, design studios, architects, other real estate agencies, etc. Our office is constantly maturing and growing. Two years ago, we moved from the New Town to larger premises in Josefov to Pařížská Street, so our clients get a chance of experiencing the beautiful Old Prague atmosphere.
It turns out that our clients repeatedly use our service and recommend us further. We are sincerely happy and appreciate their favors. Over time, we have also become a natural choice for newcomers, owners of premium properties, even in competition with companies that have been on the market for a longer period of time. We, of course, feel flattered.
Are there any major changes expected this year?
We constantly and naturally develop so that we always are a safe partner for our clients and their investments in such dynamic times. With the growth of potential, we are currently changing the logotype and graphics of our marketing communications. We are also expanding our portfolio of services; we are able to professionally assist our clients in new areas. For example, we assist with interesting development projects, commercial real estate, real estate management, relocation of companies and investment management, But we will introduce the news at our 10th birthday celebration and the Open Door Day, where everyone is invited.
What is the most interesting thing in the real estate industry for you?
We welcome when we can be part of long-term activities for our clients, including family and business investment projects. We are interested in the related business, strategic planning, financing or design. We have established unique relationships, experiences and skills within Luxent (and around it), offering both individual buyers, investors and developers know-how to optimize returns from buying and selling real estate and entire projects. And we enjoy it. We also appreciate building relationships, relish helping and thinking about the most feasible, tailor-made ways for our customers. We like creative ideas, this is also our added value for clients, and, of course, offer real estate services at the highest standard.
How do you differ from your competitors?
We are relevant partner enough to provide our clients with individual care and services tailored to their needs. We guarantee high standard service throughout our relationship. Our brokers are perfectly acquainted with each property and the expectations of their owners and those interested in them. We conduct the business process firmly and fairly to all parties. We do not encourage unrealistic expectations, we respect the agreed rules. Moreover, we seek the most advantageous solution; preferably for clients, not for the office, as we see it on the market. We raise the credit of our profession on the Czech real estate market, take on responsibility and create an environment for a pleasant, professionally smooth business. We appreciate the trust of our clients. It is our strongest motivation and we return it back with a friendly atmosphere and high-quality services.
What do you think is crucial in order for the business to run smoothly and with all-round satisfaction?
It would be a fair and open partnership with everyone involved, the ability to listen and find solutions that are beneficial to all parties. We do not cushion but honor client requests. Do not allow compromise in ethical standards. Work with joy and sincerely strive for the best.
Life & style
1. 11. 2022
In a renovated apartment building in Prague 8, an intimate project consisting of five duplex apartments of up to 233 m2 was created, in which elements of the historic roof were preserved. The units are completed and ready to move in. Their exclusive sale is handled by our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties.
17. 10. 2022
The chamber project Lofty Anděl includes three exclusive apartments ranging from 104 to 138 m2. They are located on the fifth floor of a renovated corner building in Prague 5 and are in loft style. The original design of each of them reflects a different design - industrial, art deco or minimalist. They can become your new home at the end of this year. The sale of luxury apartments is exclusively handled by our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties.
6. 10. 2022
The development project Rezidence Nad Černými lesy, located 30 km from Prague in Kostelec nad Černými lesy, offers 32 design apartments for sale. Exclusive sale of apartments with terrace, balcony or front garden is offered by real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties.
30. 6. 2022
The interest in holiday properties in the country is not waning. However, their supply is completely insufficient after almost two years of boom. This, together with the rising price of building materials and labour, is reflected in their high prices. The new project Apartments Albeřice with 11 design units, which is growing in the mountain village of Horní Maršov - Dolní Albeřice in the Krkonoše Mountains, should help to satisfy the enormous demand. The exclusive sale of luxury apartments has now been launched by our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties! The construction of the low-rise building is expected to start towards the end of this year, with completion planned for the 4th quarter of next year.
16. 5. 2022
Are you dreaming of a new exclusive property near Prague, but at the same time close to nature? Now we have launched the sale of luxury houses in the second phase of the development project Březový háj, which is growing in the village of Předboj. It includes 4 original family villas of 6+kk and 7+kk with gardens, terraces and swimming pools - and their construction has already started! Despite the situation on the real estate market, where, among other things, prices are rising due to a shortage of building materials, interest in the project is huge. Of the sixteen houses in the first phase, only the last one is currently available for purchase. Their implementation will be completed at the turn of this spring and summer, and the entire project with the second phase should be completed in the summer of 2023.
9. 5. 2022
The steep rise in real estate prices, the rising cost of mortgages and the deterioration of their availability, inflation, the rise in prices of building materials and the shortage of building materials - this is the current situation on the real estate market. However, even this does not discourage those interested in luxury housing or a profitable investment. The demand for new flats, especially in Prague, still significantly exceeds the supply. The huge interest is also evidenced by the fact that in many development projects from our portfolio the last units remain to be purchased. In order to at least partially satisfy the "hunger" for luxury new buildings, work is in full swing. Let's take a closer look at the current developments!
15. 3. 2022
The interest in real estate, especially recreational ones, is still enormous. However, since the domestic supply is not able to cover it, Czechs are now turning their attention more and more abroad, for example to Slovakia. A development project called Marina Liptov, which comprises 33 modern apartments in layouts from 2+kk to 4+kk, is growing right next to the Slovak dam Liptovská Mara on the Váh River under the Tatra Mountains. They offer the possibility of active relaxation in their own facilities in a popular Slovak recreational location as well as the opportunity for a promising investment in an apartment. The project should be completed by the end of next year. Our Luxent - Exclusive Properties office has become the exclusive partner for their sale in the Czech Republic - let's take a closer look now!
19. 1. 2022
Winters are relatively mild in our area, but if you have a warm heart, you may miss the sunshine during the cold months. And if you experience these feelings every winter, you might want to consider investing in an apartment in a warm climate. Find out what's trending right now and which luxury properties abroad you can choose from in this article!
12. 1. 2022
Do you want to go skiing or cross-country skiing? Wondering where to spend your spring break with family or friends? Get yourself a holiday property in the mountains! You will see that you can choose from our range of exclusive properties in renowned domestic resorts in no time.
3. 1. 2022
It can already be said with certainty that 2021 will go down in mortgage history as a record year - whether in terms of the volume of mortgages arranged due to huge interest or above-standard interest rate increases. We will now take a closer look at the various factors that have shaped the mortgage market in recent months and will also be reflected in the period ahead.