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Ilija Samardzija | Colliers | Belgrade

Ilija Samardzija


Key Account and Operations Manager | Serbia

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Professional Summary

Ilija is responsible for expanding relationships with existing clients and developing relationships with new clients by implementing his knowledge and experience in a manner which builds upon Colliers standards, unifies the valuable knowledge of all team members and identifies opportunities for fresher approaches to meeting and managing clients’ needs. Ilija works with an extremely professional and dedicated team of highly experienced and motivated experts who are market leaders and responsible for adding value and delivering best solutions to all clients and market participants.

Ilija joined Colliers International in August of 2014 in the Valuation and Advisory Services (VAS) department. During his time with the VAS team, Ilija was responsible for carrying out comprehensive and detailed valuation and advisory reports for commercial and residential properties, covering the markets of Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. By always acting as a true partner and advisor to clients, surpassing real estate appraisals and consultancy, Ilija is best known for exceeding client expectations and providing a high level of service excellence.

In 2019, for his dedication, professional maturity and great impact in contribution, Ilija was promoted to Key Account and Operations Manager, now handling the company’s key accounts and operations. He now ensures stable and structured performance according to the Colliers’ values as a main focus for the company’s economic growth and performance.


For creating such consistent memorable experiences by exceeding expectations through initiative, creativity and personal attention towards our partners, Ilija received the award for Best Client Services Professional in 2018.


BSc in Economics, University of Essex

Memberships & Involvements

Ilija has gained excellent interpersonal and communicational skills refined through international exposure by living and studying in different European and North American countries. Besides studying in the United Kingdom, Ilija has resided in Russia and Cyprus. He is also a Canadian citizen but has decided to stay and work in Serbia for the foreseeable future.


Service Lines

Valuation and Advisory Services, Research Services, Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Investment Services / Capital Markets

Property Type

Office, Retail, Industrial, Multifamily-Apartment, Land

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