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19. January 2022

Zdeněk Vojtek Is the New Regional Director of Svoboda & Williams

This January, Zdeněk Vojtek joined the Svoboda & Williams team. After spending many years working for leading real estate companies, he is now Regional Director for Moravia.

Zdeněk Vojtek has been active in the real estate market since 1998. For seventeen years, he led his own real estate agency and in 2015 worked as Leasing Manager at AIG/LINCOLN CZ, later known as White Star Real Estate, where he was responsible for real estate transactions in the Campus Science Park office complex, logistics, and retail. For the last almost three years, as Senior Leasing Manager for the CPI Property Group, he was in charge of a regional portfolio that focused on the office segment, which included the multifunctional Nová Zbrojovka project, for instance.

So far, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in very interesting projects that are transforming the city of Brno. I’m looking forward to a new challenge—developing the full potential of the Svoboda & Williams company in Moravia,” says Zdeněk Vojtek, new Regional Director at Svoboda & Williams.


Zdeněk Vojtek Is the New Regional Director of Svoboda & Williams

15. December 2021

Sale of the Apartments in the Slávičie Residences Project in Bratislava Launched

As part of an exclusive mandate, the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency is launching the sale of 12 apartments and 4 non-residential premises in the new Slávičie Residences project located in a peaceful part of Old Town—the Slávičie Valley. Final approval is scheduled in March 2022.

Svoboda & Williams’ portfolio will now include 12 new-build apartments that take up entire floors and offer total areas 116 sq. m. to 143 sq. m. Each will come with a cellar storage unit. The four residential buildings will form a gated and monitored complex with common green areas and a management company will be in charge of maintaining the entire property.

The apartments are being sold in a state of shell & core, allowing future owners to complete them according to their wishes. Facilities include insulated triple-glazed Aluprof MB-86 aluminum windows, Lomax exterior blinds in anthracite, a heat recovery unit in each bedroom, a Panasonic Aquarea heat pump, and a Defendor security entrance door. The apartments also have underfloor heating and are ready for the installation of a fireplace. Thanks to clear ceiling heights of 2.8 meters, the interiors are exceptionally bright and airy.

The Slávičie residential complex is surrounded by greenery and tall trees, guaranteeing peace and privacy. A new private drive leads to the main gates, which are equipped with a video doorman. The property is monitored and its green spaces are to be exclusively used by its residents. Underground garages in each building provide problem-free parking.

More about the Slávičie Residences project.

Slávičie Residences Project in Bratislava | Svoboda & WIlliams

26. November 2021

Svoboda & Williams Published Its First Printed Special Edition of Selected Magazine

Almost a year after launching its online magazine, Selected, Svoboda & Williams has now published its first printed special. The issue is dedicated to the various ways of achieving mindfulness and joy. To celebrate its release, a gala evening of art and fragrance was held on Thursday November 25th at the studio of artist Lucie Jindrák Skřivánková.

The first printed special issue of Selected was produced in close cooperation between Svoboda & Williams’ marketing team and the magazine’s editor-in-chief Tomáš Otta. “One of the first goals we set before we launched the Selected online magazine was to put out a print version once a year. We didn’t want to publish a boring corporate magazine full of hot air, but did our best to create truly interesting content, both in its written as well as visual form,” explains Otta. Natálie Bartošová, who was in charge of the marketing activities associated with the project, adds: “We wanted the printed version of Selected to be elegant and modern at the same time and for its content to revolve around portraits of interesting people.”

The aforementioned visual side of the magazine was elevated to another level by the important contemporary Czech artist Lucie Jindrák Skřivánková, who painted the artwork used for the cover especially for Selected. “I created the painting while thinking about the beauty of life, happiness, and nature in bloom. While painting, I listened to my favorite song, Stand on the Word by Keedz, which always makes me dance. I also named the painting after it. The song is about a love that is solid as a rock and so nothing can destroy it. Yellow is the dominant color of the painting and the whole composition floats and dances, there is a lightness and playfulness to it. These are the things that make life lighter, but fuller at the same time,” says the artist.

The celebration of the publication of the first printed edition of the magazine was held on November 25th at Lucie Jindrák Skřivánková’s studio. The event was organized by Svoboda & Williams and Studio Visit, while the artwork and the home fragrances by Pigmentarium created an unforgettable atmosphere.


Selected Magazine by Svoboda & Williams

25. November 2021

Svoboda & Williams Wins Best Local Real Estate Agency at the CIJ Awards 2021

The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency was the winner of the Best Local Real Estate Agency category at this year’s 21th annual CIJ Awards Czech Republic.

Seventy-three companies, people, projects, transactions, and campaigns competed in 22 categories at this year’s CIJ Awards. The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency defended its title as Best Local Real Estate Agency. “We very much appreciate this award as it validates the continuing quality of the services we provide for our clients. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for us as well as the entire Svoboda & Williams team,” stated Prokop Svoboda, Managing Partner at Svoboda & Williams, upon winning the award.

The longest running real estate competition in the country, the CIJ Awards Czech Republic are presented annually by Roberts Publishing Media Group, s. r. o., a publisher of print and online news focused on the real estate segment in Central and Southeast Europe.


Svoboda & Williams | CIJ Awards 2021

08. September 2021

The Svoboda & Williams Team Welcomes Its Newest Member

This August, real estate agent Jan Hudcovič began working at Svoboda & Williams Slovakia.

Jan Hudcovič joined the company as Property Consultant. He holds an engineering degree from the Slovak University of Technology and a master’s degree from the Faculty of Management at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Jan has devoted most of his career to marketing and was the CEO of his own advertising agency. From 2012 onward, he worked in event marketing in sunny Miami. Jan speaks English fluently and Russian at the basic level.

The Svoboda & Williams Team Welcomes Its Newest Member

24. June 2021

Three-Story Villa With a Large Property in Koliba Now Exclusively Offered by Svoboda & Williams

Svoboda & Williams has been exclusively authorized to sell this unique villa with a 2,592 sq. m. property that is elegantly set on a slope in Koliba. Boasting one of Bratislava’s most prestigious addresses, surrounded by greenery, and equipped with high standard facilities, the villa offers maximum comfort, safety, and panoramic views of the city.

This five-bedroom house is spread out over three floors and an attic, and comes with its own wellness area with a Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi, and direct access to a terrace and the garden. A spacious terrace wraps around the second floor, providing views in each cardinal direction.

The property includes a garden house and an 11-meter pool with an electrically operated cover that is heated by passive solar lamellae. The villa’s interior features oak and walnut parquet floors, tiles by the Italian Ariostea brand, and air-conditioning with ceiling and fancoil cooling. It is equipped with a Smart Home system that allows intelligent control of the lights, blinds, heating, and cooling.

Click here for more information.

Three-Story Villa With a Large Property in Koliba Now Exclusively Offered by Svoboda & Williams

12. May 2021

The Top Currently Listed Properties in Bratislava

Several unique properties boasting the best addresses in Bratislava have recently been added to Svoboda & Williams’ portfolio. All offer unparalleled views, premium standards, and absolute privacy with the city center close at hand.

5-bedroom penthouse with far-reaching views
This unique 5-bedroom penthouse is a truly high-end property, not only due to its lucrative location on Castle Hill in Old Town. It offers panoramic views of the city from its spacious terraces and many large-format windows. The penthouse consists of two apartments (three-bedroom and one-bedroom) that can be used separately or together. The rooftop floor of the penthouse is accessible by elevator only with the use of a security chip and there is only one other neighbor on the same floor, guaranteeing complete privacy.

Premium duplex penthouse by the Danube promenade
This 4-bedroom duplex apartment situated right by the popular Danube promenade provides a high level of comfort due to its remote-controlled smart home system, large terraces with views of the Danube River, sauna, and Jacuzzi. The apartment was designed by an architectural studio and is sold fully furnished with large-format aluminum windows with exterior aluminum motorized blinds, high-quality materials, custom-made furniture, a camera security system, Siemens appliances, or teak wood terrace floors. Works of art throughout the interior create a unique atmosphere.

Four-story villa on Castle Hill
This newly emerging four-story villa on Castle Hill is divided into two almost identical, separate four-bedroom semi-detached houses. Sure to please even the most demanding buyer, each will feature a personal elevator, a three-car garage, a hobby room with a large terrace, and views of the Danube River, adding to the property’s uniqueness. The villas can be purchased in a shell and core standard or one that includes wooden floors and Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware.

Please contact our office to schedule a viewing.


The Top Currently Listed Properties in Bratislava

15. April 2021

Private Summer Residences for Sale in Croatia

Being an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate brings many benefits, one of which is our current offer of summer residences for sale in Croatia, a popular holiday destination.

The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been part of Christie's International Real Estate's network of partners since 2017. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Svoboda & Williams is the only real estate company that belongs to this exclusive network of 138 affiliates that focus on the premium property segment in 46 countries worldwide. Christie's International Real Estate is owned by Christie's, the world's leading auction house. The Christie's brand is synonymous with exceptional works of art, quality services, and their extensive know-how. Christie's International Real Estate is also renowned throughout the world—it has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach.

Thanks to this partnership, the approaching summer season, and the gradual loosening of COVID-19 measures, in cooperation with a Croatian real estate agency we present our unique offer of villas and apartments for sale in various parts of Croatia. In our portfolio, you will find an elegant designer apartment in Zagreb, a villa with a private beach on Korčula Island, or modern houses with pools on the Istrian Peninsula. This phenomenal penthouse with direct views of the Adriatic Sea is located in popular Northern Dalmatia, which is a 7-hour drive from Bratislava.

Private Summer Residences for Sale in Croatia

08. March 2021

Winston Churchill’s Only Wartime Painting Sold for 7 Million Pounds at Christie’s

The Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, a painting by the United Kingdom’s most famous prime minister, Winston Churchill, was sold for 7 million pounds at our partner Christie's London auction house on March 1st. The pre-sale estimate was roughly 2.5 million pounds.

Churchill’s most famous painting was formerly part of Angelina Jolie’s private art collection. Churchill painted this unique work during the Second World War while on an official visit to Morocco in 1943, where he travelled to attend a secret conference with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Casablanca. This was a pivotal moment in the war as the two powers agreed on a united war strategy going forward during their very important meeting. Churchill returned to his beloved Marrakesh after the conference concluded and invited Roosevelt to join him there.

The painting is significant not only historically, but also politically. Churchill admired Morocco’s unique landscape, especially the play of light as the sun set over it, and insisted that Roosevelt see the Marrakesh panorama with his own eyes. He later gifted the oil painting depicting Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains to the American president. Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque is arguably Winston Churchill’s finest painting. According to Nick Orchard, Head of Modern British Art at Christie's, it highlights the significance of Morocco to Churchill and the importance of the friendship between the two world leaders. The fact that Churchill gave the painting to Roosevelt shows in what high regard he held the partnership between the United Kingdom and the United States during the Second World War. The gesture was a very personal diplomatic act.

Winston Churchill began making sketches of Morocco while on his first visit to the country in 1935. Over the course of his lifetime, he painted more than 500 paintings, most of which he gave away to his family and friends, but many remained in his personal possession. Today, Churchill’s artworks are in high demand by art collectors.

Sir Winston Churchill, Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, oil on canvas | Christie’s

19. February 2021

Managing Director of Svoboda & Williams Slovakia Spoke to Radio Slovakia

David Martan, Managing Director of Svoboda & Williams Slovakia, was one of the guests of the Radio Slovakia program on the topic of the development of real estate prices in Slovakia.

David Martan spoke mainly about the segment of high-end properties: “In premium real estate, an estimated 65-70% is inhabited, a third serves as an investment. A relatively large number of people buys premium real estate with a purely investment purpose. We know from experience that in the long run it is the premium real estate which happens to be the least affected by market fluctuations.”

You can listen to the section dedicated to premium real estate from 32:43 here.

Managing Director of Svoboda & Williams Slovakia Spoke to Radio Slovakia

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