About us

Sotheby's International Realty® is the most preferred brand and world leader in the luxury real estate market. Founded in 1976, it draws strength from its commitment to providing exceptional service, which has graced Sotheby's auction house for over two centuries. By primarily understanding luxury as an experience, rather than a mere price point, the cohesion of our global network of exceptional teams connects unique people with unique properties, providing them with unprecedented and comprehensive access to the market. In addition to beautiful properties and the personal involvement of our agents, we are the only brand capable of delivering a refined lifestyle that suits you, which is why we are always the first choice in presenting unique properties in the world. Clients of refined taste recognize our complete discretion and extensive experience in providing a luxurious business experience tailored to the individual needs of buyers and sellers. Due to an unrivaled marketing network, woven from the world's leading media and publications, we provide superior access to carefully defined target groups of buyers or conduct detailed searches for real estate, tailored to your specific preferences.

Our office & team

Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty is situated in beautiful Split, the second-largest Croatian city, on one of the most prestigious coasts in the world, visited by millions of tourists every year.

As a full member of the European Union and the Schengen Area, Croatia, in addition to its stunning coast with a view of more than 1,200 islands, can boast superb gastronomy based on Mediterranean foods, which have been the world’s highest standard of healthy eating for millennia.

Due to its kind people and the most modern border protection methods and technologies, Croatia is one of the safest European countries. Its cultural significance for the development of Western European civilization is unrivaled, considering the size of this pearl of the Mediterranean. From the oldest public theater in Europe, through the birthplaces of Marco Polo or Nikola Tesla, to the city that abolished slavery almost half a millennium before the USA, one lifetime is not enough to explore Croatia.

By constructing a network of motorways that have been declared the best in Europe, as well as modern airports, and seaports, Croatia is rapidly becoming one of the most important transport links of the old continent with the rest of the world. On the other hand, the country is equally concerned with protecting its astonishing natural wealth, declaring an incredible tenth of its area to be national and nature parks.

Because of the experience and extensive knowledge gained through years of dedicated work, Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty maintains a leading position in selling luxury real estate, which constantly results in our involvement in the most complex and expensive sales.

In cooperation with our global partners, domestic buyers, investors, and sellers, we offer a sophisticated and global approach to the advertising network, unavailable to the competition. To elite buyers who have yet to know the beauties of Croatia, we provide detailed knowledge of the domestic luxury real estate market with a complete commitment to providing unparalleled quality of service.

Our team

The backbone of our team is Mr. Marko Pažanin, and Mrs. Ivana Marković, whose unique attitude towards each client, property, and investment has become the gold standard that has secured our office a leading position in the luxury real estate market.

The managing director, Mr. Marko Pažanin, represented numerous VIP clients globally, standing out as a leading Croatian expert in the luxury sector. A network of national, regional, and international contacts gives him access to information unavailable to the competition, directly benefiting the prestigious clients with whom he does business daily.

He unselfishly shared his rich experience as a speaker and moderator at numerous conferences on entrepreneurship and the real estate market, intending to raise the overall level of knowledge and expertise in the industry and to the satisfaction of an increasing number of buyers tempted by the growing offer of exclusive real estate on the Croatian Adriatic coast.

He is a frequent interlocutor of domestic and international media, from the New York Times, Financial Times, or Bloomberg to leading regional television companies, for the entire range of topics in which his inexhaustible experience contributes to the public debate.

As a favorite partner of investors who require a guarantee of maximum profit, he specializes in private real estate and resort development projects, basing his extraordinary success on knowledge of market opportunities and project creation according to leading world trends and current demand.

During an impeccable career, he mediated the purchase and sale of real estate that achieved record amounts on the market and realized countless projects of the highest level of demand.

The office manager, Mrs. Ivana Marković, is often the first point of contact with our office, available for all questions to provide prompt and discreet service. With the highest level of professionalism and experience necessary for a quality business relationship, she provides clients with a personal and dedicated approach that ensures the fulfillment of the most complex requirements and needs.

She approaches the property of buyers and sellers as her own, leading them during the entire process of buying or selling real estate while daily coordinating a team of lawyers and architects to ensure legality, profitability, and utmost focus on details inherent in the centuries-old tradition of excellence of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand.

Our network

The value of each project in our portfolio has increased since we are an exclusive representative of the prestigious international brand Sotheby’s International Realty®, which enables global marketing reach and attracts the attention of the international public. More than 26,000 independent sales associates in 1.075 offices and 81 countries worldwide make us the world’s most extensive luxury property network. The unparalleled reach of our advertising partners, some of the world’s most prominent media, allows our brand to connect successfully with a global consumer. Our global advertising plan is strategically created to raise awareness of extraordinary properties and the brand itself.

Brand heritage

Sotheby’s auction house was founded in 1744 on New Bond Street in London. Based on a centuries-old tradition of bringing collectors together and handling the world’s most luxurious properties, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network launched in 1976., designed to connect the best real estate agencies with the world’s elite clientele. Membership is permitted only to companies and individuals who meet strict qualifications and maintain the highest business standards, which Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty implements regularly, without exception, in Croatia.