TIM COULSON, owner and director of First Property Croatia (FPC) came to Croatia in 2004 having lived and worked in London all his life. Having previously worked in the Music Industry as a senior marketing executive, Tim decided to leave the gloomy weather and show bizz life style to do something completely different. Since arriving in Croatia, Tim lived on Island Hvar for 4 years and then moved to Split in 2008. During this time he has been building second homes and managing one off projects on behalf of private clients under the guise of Design For Life (DFL) developments. After the crisis hit in 2008, Tim took a year off and then in 2009 he set up FPC.
On FPC, Tim says 'the idea was to fill the gap between local and international rea estate agencies which I believe we have done quite succesfully. Croatia is a nice market and there simply isnt the volume of product in the market place to entice the big guys in large numbers. At the other end the scale and on a local level, the market is saturated with small agencies many of them illegal. We therefore manage to provide a level of professionalism which one would expect to find on an international level but at the same time have an excellent local network and know how.'
Tim continues to run FPC alongside DFL and believes Croatia has a great future especially for those seeking lifestyle opportunities.