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
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.
28. 12. 2021
The luxury segment, comprising unusual properties in prestigious locations, forms a distinctive part of the residential market. And it has its own special requirements. Properties that are the focus of our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties require professional brokers with perfect knowledge of the specifics of this market. They will now take you on an excursion into the world of exclusive real estate with a few selected, untouched gems!
2. 12. 2021
The jewel of our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties' portfolio are two building plots with building permits for luxury house development projects - Nad Šáreckým údolím in Prague 6 and Zahrada snů in Prague 8. The common feature of the buildings is the emphasis on the highest quality materials and equipment, the pursuit of maximum energy efficiency and also a sensitive setting in the space that honours the genius loci. You can start building your home as soon as you purchase the land. You'll also appreciate the fact that both have now seen a significant price adjustment!
10. 11. 2021
In the popular Krkonoše resort of Harrachov, an intimate project Harrachov Peaks is growing, which includes 16 unique units, including three exclusive penthouse duplexes. Our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties has launched an exclusive sale of luxury apartments with layouts from 1+kk to 4+kk. But don't hesitate for long, the huge demand for holiday properties is definitely not going to subside! Mountain residential house offers the possibility of a second home in nature and at the same time an investment opportunity. The project is scheduled for completion in December next year, and you can look forward to the handover of the units in January 2023.
8. 9. 2021
In an attractive location of Prague 5, on the border of Smíchov and Radlice, directly below Dívčí hrady, construction of an original and timeless development project - the Garden Lofts residence in industrial style has started. The building includes 22 luxury apartments with terraces, balconies or front gardens. They are now exclusively for sale by our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties. The project will be completed in the spring of 2023. The construction is being carried out by the renowned construction company Swietelsky.
11. 8. 2021
We have opened a model house in the exclusive residential complex Březový háj in Předboj, Prague-East. Most of the 16 luxury villas, including one bungalow from the first stage, are already sold or reserved. But do not despair! During this year we are going to offer for purchase 4 more houses from the second one. The exclusive sale of luxury homes is handled by our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties. The first phase is scheduled to be completed next spring, and the entire project is expected to be finished in late 2022/early 2023.
22. 7. 2021
Wondering how to spend your summer? Are you a lover of wine, cycling or hiking? Discover the 1,200 kilometres of wine trails in Moravia! You can choose from a total of eighteen circuits named after the main wine centres. The routes ingeniously connect interesting places and offer visitors day trips and multi-day trips full of exercise and first-class Moravian wine. Once you start with one, you'll want to try the others! Here's a selection of the ones you shouldn't miss, along with a few tips on luxury living.
15. 7. 2021
Luxent - Exclusive Properties offers comprehensive services in the field of luxury real estate. To work in such a specific market, our real estate brokers require, in addition to years of experience, excellent knowledge of the real estate segment, top know-how in marketing and sales support, as well as professionalism and superior client care. An exceptional example is Zdeněk Jemelík, who specialises primarily in the sale of residential properties and development projects and also provides advice on investment acquisitions and leases.
28. 6. 2021
Golf is no longer the domain of a select few who live in exclusive apartments and family villas. Golf tourism is becoming increasingly popular in the Czech Republic. It combines a passion for sport with visits to historical monuments or trips through beautiful countryside. So whether you are a seasoned matador or a beginner, you are sure to enjoy travelling in conjunction with golf! So where to go?
16. 6. 2021
Are you planning to buy an exclusive property? In addition to luxury apartments in Prague, family villas and commercial buildings, you can also choose from historic ones! In the Czech Republic, unlike Western European countries, we have monuments that have been relatively preserved, but during the previous regime it was impossible to buy them. Since then, they have been in great demand among businessmen and celebrities. They build private residences, company headquarters, hotels, spas, restore castle parks, vineyards or develop other agricultural activities on the land. Are you interested in how this unique segment works? Lenka Munter, a specialist at Luxent - Exclusive Properties, who has valued the properties of the British royal family for Forbes in New York, will guide you through the world of historic properties. The company currently offers several castles in its portfolio, including those in Světlá nad Sázavou, Encovany and Stružná.