In the spirit of that which it represents: a modern and innovative business complex of the future, AFI City Zmaj – a new, spacious business park designed to cater for young and dynamic companies and developed to meet all the needs of its future tenants – has been officially opened, with several hundred of the most prominent members of the city’s business community and the media in attendance.
With its new project on the site of the former Zmaj factory, AFI Europe Serbia – as one of the pre-eminent investors on the real estate market of Belgrade and the region – once again confirms that it possesses the knowledge, strength and expertise required to rejuvenate neglected locations and place them prominently on the map as new landmarks of Belgrade, as it has done with the Skyline residential and commercial complex, the Business Garden office building and business park Airport City, the city within a city.
AFI City Zmaj will be extremely adaptable to future changes in the sense of contemporary office space, as well as the needs of young and highly efficient international and local companies that are always striving to be a step ahead of the competition.
“Location, location, and location – these are the three rules in the real estate sphere, but we recognised that Gen-Z seeks more. They want an environment in which to do business that is comfortable and offers numerous benefits, focusing on the philosophy of sustainability and ecology in every sense. And AFI City Zmaj has it all,” announced AFI Europe Serbia CEO Adir El Al.
And the new business centre really does have it all: electric vehicle chargers, eco-friendly materials, energy efficiency in heating and cooling systems, reduced water consumption, but also additional contents accommodated along an avenue of intentionally preserved plane trees that are around a century old. All these characteristics and advantages have also led to this AFI Europe project being presented with the prestigious LEED GOLD certificate.
Following completion of the first phase of construction, 30,000 square metres of functional space in two five-storey buildings, with over 400 parking spots and additional amenities like an outdoor gym, creative corner, chess tables and outdoor table tennis, are now available to future tenants. This business park is extremely well positioned, in a part of Belgrade that has ideal direct connections to the motorway and is just 10 km from the airport and 9 km from the city centre. Another special advantage of this location is its close proximity to Zemun railway station, which is just 100 metres away from the business park. The frequency of regional and local trains, such as those of the Beovoz suburban railway system, means that travelling from AFI City Zmaj to Belgrade city centre takes just seven minutes, and in a way that is economical, eco-friendly, fast and free of traffic congestion.
“We are immensely proud that we have clients that have remained with us at our business complexes since 2004, when we arrived on the Serbian market. This clearly shows us that we have succeeded in our primary goal: to create a special working environment that guarantees success. With today’s official opening of the new AFI City Zmaj modern business park, we are opening a new chapter that we will write together with our clients, who share our goals of success, progress, quality, functionality and the highest standards in everything we do,” said Adir El Al, adding: “AFI Europe Serbia creates the future, and that is a permanent process. For us only beginnings exist and there are no endings. Just as we boldly launched our development journey from old Belgrade’s abandoned airport and soared to great heights, we are now ready to reach new heights with AFI City Zmaj.”
Construction of the new AFI City Zmaj business park is planned in two stages encompasses a total of 15 buildings, with 200,000m2 of built usable space. The modern spatial, commercial and construction concept at this site will be a major advantage for the further development of both clients who will develop their businesses here and for AFI Europe Serbia, which already has numerous successful construction projects under its belt.