The best ultra luxury real estate is never for sale publicly, it's never listed online and it's never advertised. Itís not about getting found by everyone. A focus on experience creates something that a few people are looking for. Carlovich ultra luxury real estate boutique consultancy accepts a limited number of new regular clients per year, and I never work with more than one client at the same time. The roots of the Carlovich company were planted in the 1920s thanks to the funding provided by my nonna Klara. In 2011, after graduation, I focused my firm on the ultra luxury niche. I was born and raised in Rijeka, Croatia, and specialized in the field of high-quality building materials and construction methodology in ultra luxury residential projects. I also own a small construction firm on the island of Pag, Croatia. In this way, local people can benefit from my knowledge and international experience. My family has been spending summers in the city of Pag since 1996. I like "the island way of life". Have I specialised in ultra luxury construction methodology at the university? No. Specialisation = more than 20 years in civil engineering, more than 430 construction books read, 275 building material manufacturers analysed and business experience in 35 countries. But that doesn't guarantee an extraordinary service. Extraordinary service consists of my specialisation mentioned above and me. Without me, the service is just a business transaction. That's why I'm an ultra luxury real estate consultant. I provide extraordinary service with kindness. You are either born with advising ability or you are born without it. I don't like conformity and mediocrity. I always strived for something more challenging, better and fairer. My vast international business experience allows me to understand that every country has its problems. But I always choose the best option for myself, my family, my business and my client. A large portion of my professional life I've spent in London, England. London is my other home. I'm not impressed with big cities. I have many clients in the USA, and I prefer to organize meetings in small and beautiful towns like Marfa, Texas; Ashland, Virginia; Mystic, Connecticut; Galena, Illinois; Ketchum, Idaho; Deadwood, South Dakota; Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; Kennebunkport, Maine; Grand Marais, Minnesota and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. I'm neither an ultra luxury real estate agent nor a broker. Smart and honest consulting instead of selling. I don't have a portfolio of ultra luxury residential real estate that I need to sell. Why? Because I can't properly advise you when I'm obligated to sell you a specific ultra luxury real estate. Developers, agencies, brokerages and sellers want to sell ultra luxury real estate quickly. Valuable consultants never sell anything except trustworthiness, meaningful experience and knowledge. My kindness is the icing on the cake. I don't "push" ultra luxury real estate but I and my client "pull" ultra luxury real estate of our interest. You, as my client, is my only point of interest. I have extensive knowledge about almost every new ultra luxury residential development in the world. Also, I'm familiar with beautiful exclusive penthouses, elegant villas and old mansions you can purchase and renovate. But, I'm not paid by the sellers or connected with them in any way. I never consult the seller, only the buyer. Don't be seduced by the ultra luxury property's outer appearance. It means almost nothing. To see what matters, you have to look. To understand it, you have to think. It takes real work to grasp what is invisible to just about everyone else. The prettiest real estate can be the worst option for you, and the least attractive property can be the best if you renovate it. The most important fact about ultra luxury properties is construction quality. I spend significantly more time consulting clients than anyone else thinks is reasonable. Useful, remarkable and worth seeking out. Work that makes the world better. Trust is worth more than attention, and the purpose of the work is to create meaningful change. Are all ultra luxurious properties indeed ultra luxurious and of high quality? No. You will be surprised when you find out how many ultra luxury residential properties are neither luxury nor ultra luxury. That's why I'm here to help you to choose. My structural engineering knowledge and international experience bring together all the information that's useful for the buyer to know before the purchase. That leads to an extraordinary outcome. There is more to advising than just selling an ultra luxury property. I won't advise you to accept the property that others offer and that property developers want you to purchase. You, as my client, are unique. You should purchase a property that meets your desires and dreams. If such a property doesn't yet exist, well - we can build it from the scratch. I must say that if we build your ultra luxury property together - this home will be magnificent. There is a difference between buying what someone else built and building with your preferences. Through the Carlovich Premium Care Club, I'm available for many years and not just until the moment you pay for the service provided.
Iíve seen what works. Iíve also seen what has failed. My experience allows me to create value for my clients by helping them find the path to better results, seeing around corners, avoiding common pitfalls and taking advantage of opportunities. My knowledge creates value for my clients by helping them make decisions based on my experience. Nothing makes me more valuable than ideas. Resourcefulness is perhaps the greatest human attribute. My ability to generate new ideas that help move my clients forward is valuable and it can easily differentiate me. What does ultra luxury real estate mean? My clients want to invest in something worthwhile, beautiful and something they would be proud of. Into a property that they can convert to a home. They don't want to buy low-quality real estate. Ultra luxury real estate = elegance + style + high-quality construction + premium building materials. Real estate is ultra luxe when it's tailored for a few people. Ultra luxury means exclusiveness. You deserve an ultra luxury real estate. I'm here to assist you during your journey toward a lovely home. Why do I serve just specific customers? Because they are demanding and they want high-quality real estate. I have so much knowledge and expertise to offer that I can't work with low demanding customers. If you serve one audience, youíve let another down. One focus means that something else got ignored. If you create something scarce, someone wonít get their hands on it. The very act of creation means that it wonít be the ideal solution for everyone. The opportunity is to find someone to delight and to embrace the fact that someone is not everyone. I don't offer average services to the great masses of the population. I also don't offer a little bit of everything for everybody. My goal is to be useful, remarkable and worth seeking out. Generous work that makes lives better. You can either turn your operation into selling the regular kind, pandering to the middle, putting everything in exactly the category they hoped for and challenging no expectations. Or you can do the incredibly hard work of seeking out the few people who want to experience something that matters, instead of something thatís merely safe. Customers arenít going to trust me because I asked them to. Theyíll do it when they believe that I'm one of the few people who can lean outside of the comfort zone and bring back something extraordinary. My virtue is that I'm highly sensitive. It's not a weakness but the trademark of a truly alive and compassionate person with high emotional intelligence. I'm thoughtful, conscientious, dedicated, diplomatic when it matters most, an excellent critical thinker, noticing subtleties that others may miss, self-aware, good at the detection of minor differences, spotting opportunities for innovation, strongly intuitive, impressing with thoroughness, constantly learning and growing, a pillar of integrity. People of integrity are the same in private as they are in public. They do whatís right whether anybody is watching or not. If you donít have integrity, you will never reach your best. Integrity is the foundation on which truly successful relationships are built. Every time you compromise, every time you are less than honest, you are causing a slight crack in the foundation. If you continue compromising, that foundation will never be able to hold what you want to build.
"Architecture and civil engineering books enthusiast"
ALEN KARLOVIC, PHD IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, CARLOVICH CEO
SPECIALISED IN HIGH-QUALITY ULTRA LUXURY CONSTRUCTION METHODOLOGY
CARLOVICH PREMIUM CARE CLUB PRESIDENT SINCE FEBRUARY 2011
Consider this wise text when buying ultra luxury real estate: "There is hardly anything in the world that cannot be made a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and those who consider price alone are that man's lawful prey. It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better." - Chicago Daily Tribune, 29 Jan 1928
Contact me by email and let me know why would you like to hire me to help you choose a high-quality ultra luxury property. You can easily find another consultant because people like money and usually don't have principles. Am I living in an ultra luxury property? No. I'm living in a classic, modern and minimalist apartment in Opatija, Croatia. Opatija is often called "the pearl of the Adriatic" and "the Monte Carlo of Austria". Very often I organize meetings with my clients at a luxury resort near Opatija, and I show them all the interesting historic places in Kvarner Bay area. I don't have to live in an ultra luxury property. Usually, the baker doesn't like to eat the cakes it makes. If you are looking for a famous consultant with an ultra luxury lifestyle, I'm not a good option for you. I'm amazingly ordinary but at the same time uncommon. Faced with something apparently impossible, I'm inspired. Carlovich consultancy doesn't hold any certifications because I don't need external approval that is trying to guarantee my abilities. Who certifies a certificate issuer? The majority leaves out the people who go first, who change things, who are weird and who challenge the status quo. When you do something that everyone else is doing, youíre likely to get what everyone else is getting. I'm a creative, insightful, empathetic, extremely private, perfectionistic, passionate, altruistic and quiet yet very inspiring and tireless idealist. I tend to approach life with deep thoughtfulness and imagination. My inner vision, personal values, and a quiet, principled version of humanism guide me in all things. I have a deep sense of idealism and integrity. When I encounter inequity or unfairness, I tend to think, "How can I fix this?". I just need to remember that while I'm busy taking care of the world, I need to take care of myself too. I rarely settle for "good enough", and my willingness to disrupt the status quo may not please everyone. My goal is to behave in a way that will help the people around me and make the world a better place. I enjoy finding the perfect solution for the people I care about. To do this, I draw on my vivid imagination and my strong sense of compassion. This makes me a reliable ultra luxury real estate advisor. I'm excellent at researching crucial information. Due to my natural desire for research, I analyse ultra luxury construction methodology and create conclusions and decisions that are the best for my client. I don't follow the popular opinions of the masses. My insight enables me to spot unusual patterns and come up with out-of-the-box solutions, creating real change in othersí lives. Thereís always something just below the surface, the ultra luxury residential property features that most people donít notice. My knowledge and experience allow me to know what I don't need to know. That's the most precious point to reach in life because the world around us is full of unimportant facts. To learn to know what you need to know is priceless. You must recognize what's not important to know. My clients benefit from not knowing what I need to know to properly advise them. Why do I like buying new books? Maybe I feel that I always need to know more and more to be an excellent consultant? Yes, probably. But lately, I perceive that I know enough and that I'm enough. It's nice to reach that point in life. The point where you can amaze your clients with personality. The point where you can start to relax and enjoy after two decades of studying and hard work. Does my structural engineering degree mean that I'm competent? Definitely not. Qualification is different from competence and formal education is different from learning. A degree shows you are interested in a specific field and that you spent some time exploring it. What I don't like about the ultra luxury real estate industry? Everyone is trying so hard to look ideal. What're we hiding? Are we really flawless? Do we need a suit, a professional photographer and a tie to be useful and remarkable? I don't think so. You'll find my standard photo on this website. I'm not a model, and I'm not a social media influencer. I rather influence people in real life. Btw, I invest a lot in civil engineering and residential architecture books. I suppose that bookshops are very happy with me. The Old Fashioned Milk Paint for wood and interior walls is my hobby and historic preservation. I found out about milk paint while visiting Boston, Massachusetts. Charles Thibeau invented The Old Fashioned Milk Paint in 1974. It's the most valuable and unique organic building material with a significant history. Charles Thibeau took more than 140 tries to figure out the perfect milk paint recipe. He studied historical milk paint recipes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Widener library. I'm so proud that my family is continuing the Thibeau family legacy. Also, I'm supporting enthusiastic teams that bring mobile showers to the homeless in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago, London, Berlin, Brisbane and other cities. Carlovich consultancy donates them high-quality dermatologist-recommended skin care products. I fell in love with a mobile shower idea five years ago in Los Angeles. A company without a greater purpose isn't of use to society, and it benefits just the founder and the stockholders. Caring for others and kindness are the essences of my existence. I enjoy helping others. My hobbies? Bodybuilding and swimming.
All potential clients apply through Carlovich Lobby and meet me through Carlovich's mobile app. In the Carlovich Lobby, we will stay in touch by private messaging and video calls so we can get to know each other and you can find out more about my ultra luxury real estate consultancy services. We'll also discuss a few preliminary ideas about the best ultra luxury real estate projects, why you should hire me and why you shouldn't. For you to enter Carlovich Lobby, I need to perform KYC Know Your Customer check. You need to send an ID card scan or a passport scan by Carlovich's private mobile app and pay a one-time enrollment fee from the bank account whose owner is the same person as a person stated on the ID card or passport. You can stay in the Carlovich Lobby as long as you need. Due to the high quality of service and personal approach, I accept a limited number of new regular clients per year. When you decide to start with the consultancy, and as soon as I can accept you as a regular client, you will need to know more about Carlovich Time Slot, which duration equals one day (1 CTS Carlovich Time Slot = 24 CTH Carlovich Total Hours, £5,230.00 + 20% VAT / hour = 16 CEBH Carlovich Effective Billing Hours, £7,845.00 + 20% VAT / hour) and its quantity depends on work complexity. You're paying for my time when I'm dedicated just to you. Time is the most valuable resource I have. I don't have standard working hours. I provide a high-quality consultancy service, and the client is on my mind all day and even at night. I can't work for you just 8 hours per day. My clients need between one week and two months to decide about an ultra luxury property purchase (my total consultancy fee is between £878,640.00 + 20% VAT and £7,7 million + 20% VAT). I don't offer one-day consultancy. My experience with eight clients regarding old mansion (château) renovation shows that this type of ultra luxury property consulting can last up to one year (£45,9 million + 20% VAT). Carlovich Premium Care Club is the exclusive private club intended only for Carlovich clients with the invitation, or you need to be recommended by a current member. This exclusive club has only around 15 premium members. Also, once a year, I and the members of the Carlovich Premium Care Club organize a trip to one significant place connected with architecture history. Carlovich payment method: bank transfer. VAT value-added tax is charged where applicable. All costs related to my consultancy work are separately billed. I travel exclusively with private jet service. Usually, business websites are presented in an ideal way. But it's important to note that we're all humans, and we're all experiencing challenging moments in life. These moments define us. When we share hard moments, people can easier connect with us because they know that we're genuine. For example, I struggled with speech problems during my early childhood. I believe that all challenges in life you overcome, lead to a kinder and wiser person. In the following text, you can find out more about Carlovich consultancy's main meeting offices and not offices where Carlovich employees work. These are the meeting offices I use the most, but we can arrange a meeting in any office near you. Many companies are trying so hard to show that they have an international presence. To do that, they are listing numerous virtual office addresses and buying many international phone numbers. I don't need that to show my value and international presence. Meeting offices are very useful because in this way I can show how much I care about the client. I come to you. Brick and mortar "9-to-5" offices are thing of the past: "The Carlovich office is where Alen is". Like I've said - I like small cities. But, sometimes clients prefer to meet in a larger city because it's near the airport.
25 Finsbury Circus, EC2M 7EE
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7 Rue Meyerbeer, 75009
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413 West 14th St., 10014
United States of America
1800 North Vine St., 90028
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Sometimes I think I have too many experience, too much knowledge and too many ideas. But that's why I'm so unique. You either want me to help you choose the best ultra luxury property, or you don't. Either you can afford my consulting services, or you can't. Can you purchase an ultra luxury property without an ultra luxury real estate consultant? Of course, you can. You will save and the chosen option usually later becomes the most expensive one, especially if you're a demanding customer. If you think that you don't need my service - that's ok because maybe you aren't at that point in life yet to cherish what it means to cooperate with a person of excellence and integrity. When you're more experienced, you better understand the people, the values and the world around us. I'm always more than happy to pay for the knowledge and trustworthiness. For a person that I can truly count on every day. Carlovich consultancy firm has high-quality and individual services. Why do I offer just personalized high-quality service? Because I value my knowledge and my work. I invest in education. Advising you regarding the ultra luxurious property is a very responsible task. I don't sell real estate but I help you to choose the best one for you. Often the best decision may be not to buy a property. My honest advice will be useful to you. I'm not affiliated with property developers or real estate agents so I'm neutral. I'm with you in all phases of real estate selection with an emphasis on quality, construction methodology and building materials. Someone will always find a way to offer a low-quality service, but it is a race to the bottom. The race to the top has more sense to me. I focus on quality and integrity. Customer loyalty is achieved through consistent service that generates trust. I compete on service and experience. Itís being distinct, leaving an impression on customers with each interaction. Many companies donít have the patience to demonstrate value to those that need it. Carlovich consultancy has helped clients to purchase ultra luxury property in various cities and countries: London, United Kingdom; Opatija, Croatia; Seoul, South Korea; Moscow, Russia; Algarve, Portugal; Gustavia, St Barts; George Town, Cayman Islands; Maldives; Los Angeles, California; The Hamptons, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco, California; Fremont, California; San Ramon, California; Bel Air, California; Santa Monica, California; Chicago, Illinois; Stamford, Connecticut; Scottsdale, Arizona; Miami, Florida; Seychelles; Aarhus, Denmark; Nassau, The Bahamas; Belgrade, Serbia; Santorini, Greece; Budva, Montenegro; Vancouver, Canada; Ottawa, Canada; Singapore, Malaysia; Auckland, New Zealand; Hong Kong; Mumbai, India; Beijing, China; Paris, France; Cannes, France; Marseille, France; Monaco; Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands; Ibiza, Spain; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Marbella, Spain; Verbier, Switzerland; St. Moritz, Switzerland; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sydney, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Gold Coast, Australia; Berlin, Germany; Milan, Italy; Rome, Italy; Dubai, UAE; Doha, Qatar.
Luxury real estate is very different from ultra luxury real estate. Many people can afford luxury real estate. But, ultra luxury lifestyle is intended just for a few. And Carlovich is, too. Selling ultra luxury real estate is too easy. I have a different consultancy approach based on structural engineering and architecture knowledge, a sense for ultra luxury residential design, kindness and experience. Don't be impressed with my education because it means nothing unless you meet me and decide if I'm a person with character and if I'm a person that you can truly trust. People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. The wise man understands that he knows nothing. In short, he realizes that there is so much more to learn than what he already knows, that to declare he knows everything he needs to know is ignorance at its finest. There is always a reason to learn something new. Why? Because through learning, we are able to better ourselves, and from here better the world around us. The more you know, the less confident you're likely to be. Experts know how much they don't know and they tend to underestimate their ability. It's easy to be overconfident when you have only a simple idea of how things are. Wise people are full of doubts and that's positive. Being distinctive is a choice, and itís not an easy one. Because it requires you to stand for something and to serve a specific audience, not everyone. Unfortunately, people evolved our culture to focus on amusement instead of the journey toward better. The remarkable nature of my service is part of the reason people buy it, and the reason they talk about it. I don't work with clients who cannot perceive my value. My company stands for a unique value provided to a unique set of customers. My clients are individuals who don't want to publicly expose their plans about purchasing an ultra luxury property. Due to this, I don't use any social media channels and I never publish where am I travelling for a meeting. I don't write a blog about our business and I don't share anything online. I use neither analytics nor marketing cookies. I sign an NDA Non-Disclosure Agreement with all clients. I provide a unique solution for a small market and I have the opportunity to do work that is unexpected, generous and original. It wonít be ordinary and will matter. Focusing on the smallest viable audience makes so much more sense than trying to make average stuff for average people. Remarkable is something worth spreading. New, unexpected, emotionally moving and maybe a bit weird or outrageous. It provokes conversation. It's the opposite of boring. Unique, memorable and literally worth talking about. The reasonable people adapt themselves to the world, the unreasonable people persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves. All progress depends on unreasonable people. I'm unreasonable. It's important to note that you either have or do not have the character. It cannot be acquired or learned. Character is my greatest virtue I'm proud of. Also, kindness is the most powerful and most underrated agent of human change. Never think of kindness as a weakness because the path to success is the pursuit of wisdom. I hope that I have at least briefly brought you closer to my values and what I strive for in my daily work with clients. Being unremarkable is being invisible.
"What makes me successful? Money? No. Education? No. I'm successful because I can be picky about whom I choose as my next client. It's a privilege to be able to become fussy. Also, I know that I'm successful because my clients would miss me if I wouldn't exist. Carlovich is a synonym for knowledge, creativity, talent and helpful ideas. Carlovich consultancy stands out in the crowd. You don't deserve just ultra luxury property but a high-quality ultra luxury property. When I tell you something can be better, I get the chance to show you it can be done. I'm creating the meaningful change I believe in. An agentís and broker's main intent is to sell an ultra luxury property. An agent or a broker is just one part of the equation. But, my main goal as an ultra luxury real estate consultant is to help achieve clientís personal goals. Competitive advantage comes from being able to do something others canít do. Not everyone can afford my services. And that's ok. I'm different and not comparable. My services, clients and pricing are unique. I'm unique. You can't find another Carlovich consultancy. I'm here for a few people, not for many. The act of chasing everyone is keeping you from reaching anyone. Think twice before hiring me because I have very high standards regarding ultra luxury construction quality and we won't find an ideal property immediately. It's easy to offer a quick solution when you don't know much about the problem. Agents and brokers usually offer a quick solution to close the sale. Ultra luxury real estate is too costly to choose the easy path. The insights about an ultra luxury property I seek are often rarely obvious - to find them, I need to be able to look deeply, to perceive what others are unable to. Carlovich is the only consultancy firm that connects civil engineering, the history of residential architecture, residential structural engineering, ultra luxury real estate and ultra luxury lifestyle. A high-quality property converted to a home is a prerequisite for an ultra luxury lifestyle. You should travel to gain new experiences, but home is always home. In a sense, coming back home gives meaning to going forth. We really don't know where we've been until we've come back to where we were. To our home. Only, where we were may not be as it was because of who we've become. Which is, after all, why we left. That's how we grow."