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Professional Summary

Vedrana Likan’s name is widely known and recognized in the business world of Croatia and the wider Adriatic Region as a synonym to the real estate and investments, market development and a sustainable economy, intellectual entrepreneurship, as well as women's leadership and systematic efforts to empower women in business.

Vedrana is holding a position of Managing Partner at Colliers Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina for the past 16 years. Her role within the company is to ensure its growth and top-quality services to our clients, make strategic decisions, promote the company and expand our business. She has been with the company since 2006, and in 2007 she became the director of the firm.

In early 2012, she became member of Colliers Expansion & Business Development team for North Africa. Since 2017, Vedrana organised series of delegation trips to Israel, China and UAE to promote real estate and investment businesses in CEE and SEE, with special focus on Adriatic region, which resulted with strong entrance and nowadays presence in the region of major investors originating from those countries.

Accomplishments

During the last 15 years, she has been the President of the British Chamber in Croatia and First Vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce as the Initiator, Founder and President of the Croatia Green Building Council, where she holds a lifetime position of Honorary Member. Vedrana is also a Co-founder and Board member of SOS Zagreb – an association dedicated to promotion of civil rights, transparency and justice in context of reconstruction of public and private buildings destroyed during a series of severe earthquakes that stroke Zagreb in 2020.

Vedrana is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges, institutes and universities, she actively participates as a program advisor, moderator and panellist in the leading conferences in Croatia, region and Europe on the real estate and investments. She has been active as a mentor in numerous domestic and foreign programs dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship among women and youth.

She is also giving her professional contribution by acting in juries and judging panels of prestigious European awards. Vedrana is a member of IWCZ – International Women Club Zagreb, program advisor for Women's Weekend 2022 and World Green Building Council initiative - #BuildingLife Campaign Ambassador.

She has been recognized by the community as a leader in the empowerment of women in business, and has received several awards for her contribution. In June 2022 in Brusells Vedrana has been awarded Female Business Leader by Emerging Europe Awards.

She started the project “21 path to success” and LeaderSHE conference.

Education

Prior to joining Colliers, Vedrana spent 10 years of her career in production and advertising industry, advocacy and communication management. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb, the New York Institute of Finance with a degree in Mergers and Acquisitions, the Academy for Political Development and the UN Academy. In 2016, she obtained an EMBA title at an International business school in Zagreb, while in 2018 she became a certified expert according to RICS standards. In early 2022, she got her degree on University of Oxford at Organisational Resilience Programme, becoming the first formally educated specialist for that area in wider Europe.

Clients

Bluehouse Capital, INA, Deloitte, Hypo Bank, Allegheny Financial, AIG/ Lincoln, Adris, Tulipan Group, Zagreb Monta┼ża Group, Verdispar, Mepas/ Brodomerkur, GTC, IFC, LHB, ADAMA, Pramerica, Kaufland, Pliva, B-net, British Embassy, EBRD, INA d.d., WOQOD Qatar, Badel 1862, Crodux, Istracement d.d., BTC Slovenia, Microsoft, HEP d.d, Dogus Group, NLB, DUTB, Centrice, Unicredit ZABA, Quadriga, B2 Kapital, IIB - International Investment Bank Bahrein, Microsoft, L'Oreal, GM, Booking.com, VMD, Apple,...

Services

Skills

Destination Consulting, Planning, Sustainability, Lease Advisory, Seniors Housing

Service Lines

Landlord Representation , Tenant Representation, Corporate Solutions, Project Management

Property Type

Hotel, Industrial, Office, Retail, Healthcare-Medical, Land, Multifamily-Apartment, Residential

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