Giovani Group’s history has been built upon the philosophies of its founder, Mr. Christakis Giovanis, who successfully turned a construction company into the largest real estate development company in the southeast of Cyprus. Today, Giovani Group employs more than 250 people, and constructs and refurbishes a wide range of luxury properties, mainly on the South East Coast of Cyprus.
The Group’s story began in the village of Vrysoulles in 1986. It was then that Christakis Giovani laid the foundation for an unexpected but great process of business progress and development. Earning the very first contract with the British Sovereign Bases laid a solid foundation for professionalism, and set a protocol for quality. The company’s defining recognition of its high standards came in 1996 when the group secured quality certifications for ISO 1400 and 14001 and Health and Safety 18001. In those days, securing ISO procedures was an exceptional feat, and the company set a precedent.
The then company, named Chr. Giovanis & Co, was on a par with similar companies abroad, offering their high standards in Cyprus. With hard work, insight and innovation, it became the first company on the island to obtain all three ISO certifications. The Group’s future changed completely in 1999, as it was decided to enter the real estate market with the company name Giovani Developers Ltd. Since then, it has created, developed and executed hundreds of estates, playing an important role in real estate development in the region. Research on the market, conducted by Pulse Market Research, revealed that the Group led within its industry with an impressive 14.4% market share, whilst the competition followed with a significant gap.
An important example of success in the past was the Group’s inclusion among the top 5 largest land development companies on the island, as ranked by the respected ‘In Business’ magazine. Today, the Group continues to implement its development plans, and despite the challenges the sector has faced in recent years, forges ahead with high-end developments in Protaras and Ayia Napa.
In 2016, the Group celebrated its 30 year anniversary. To mark the occasion, the team of Directors announced their intention to transfer over 100 individual title deeds, with an additional 200 secured. And the Group’s reputation for excellence and innovation is set to continue following the announcement in 2016 of a unique first for the region; the Sun City Spa Resort & Residences project in Sotira. This first-of-its-kind project will create a new gold standard for luxury construction projects, which will attract investment interest worldwide. As emphasized by the CEO of the company, Christakis Giovani: “The group has an immense target to remain in the biggest employer in the Famagusta District and with innovative projects to promote development and the new working positions in Famagusta”. As one of the biggest employers in the Famagusta District it will catapult land development into a new era! In addition to its Cyprus developments, Giovani Group is also introducing smart homes, modern residences and innovative office buildings in traditional and new markets in locations such as Lebanon, Beijing and London, whilst also forging new partnerships to expand its sales network in Asia and South Africa.
It’s highly recognized in the construction industry that the following accreditations could guarantee a high level of reliability and professionalism:
- ISO 9001 Quality
- ISO 14001 Environment
- OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety