"Adapting means showing some imagination and innovating"
Philippe Zivkovic has been Executive Chairman of the BNP Paribas Real Estate Management Board and a General Management Committee Member at BNP Paribas Investment Solutions since 2001 and aFRICS Member ("Fellow of RICS") since 2004.
Philippe Zivkovic started at Meunier, a property development company that was a BNP subsidiary at the time. He held several management positions in the company before becoming its Chairman from 1994 to 2005. Under his impetus, Meunier grew strongly to become a leading French property developer, in both commercial and residential property alike.
When BNP and Paribas merged in May 2000, Philippe Zivkovic was appointed Head of the Group's Property Department. In February 2001, BNP Paribas Real Estate took proper shape and Philippe Zivkovic became Chairman of its Executive Board. Originally active in Ile-de-France (Paris and the surrounding area), the companies in BNP Paribas Real Estate have expanded into other French regions in recent years. Convinced of the need to expand and internationalise property services, Philippe Zivkovic gave the Group a European dimension in 2004 by bringing on board Atisreal, a major name in corporate property transactions and consultancy that operated in several European countries.
In June 2009, Atisreal adopted a single brand - BNP Paribas Real Estate. With this significant acquisition, Philippe Zivkovic planned to build a genuinely European firm offering a comprehensive range of property services, the only one of its kind in Europe. Which is what he did. BNP Paribas Real Estate continues to grow to consolidate its market positions and play a strong and consistent role for its clients. It is the leading property services company in continental Europe according to the June 2011 rankings by Property Week. The company provides support and guidance to clients in some fifteen countries, with 3,300 staff and six business lines (Property Development – Transactions – Consultancy – Valuation – Property Management – Asset Management).
Philippe Zivkovic is a:
Graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (graduating in 1974)
He has received several awards in relation to his career in property:
Winner Pierre d’Or (awarded by Pierre Expertise commercial property magazine) "Developers" category in 2002
Winner Pierre d’Or "Professional of the Year" category in 2006
He became a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2011.