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From student startup to first billion
Victor Lekhman, as a student of the University of New York, has experienced the situation as he had to wait two days for extending his visa. "I was nervous at that time," he remembers, "I had only the last day left, and if I did not get the stamp, I would have to go back to Russia and join the army." In the queue they were alternating with a friend and slept in front of the visa-office. It is here that people who like to miss this "experience" will probably be enough - and founded the company Lekvi. Besides visa assistance, he offered clients, mostly from students from the former Soviet Union countries, for example translation, insurance and other administration, and gradually extended the service to help establish a business or firm. "We were cheap, fair and high-quality, we made a marketing campaign, and in the year we had nearly a thousand clients," recalls Lekhman.
He came to the real estate via the parents of his visa clients. They often needed their children in Prague to rent or buy an apartment. He then founded the real estate division of the company - and for the Russian-speaking clientele he discovered Central Park Prague's Žižkov project, which had problems with the sale. "We liked the project, it was new, it was different and we knew that it would be nice to the Russians. We said about the exclusivity, of course we did not get it - and a year later we sold 95 percent of the apartments in this complex, "says Lekhman, with the first buyers being those who helped with a visa or other administration in the past.
Q&A session with journalists
15.06.2017 we held a press conference for the Czech media in the open spaces of Central Park Praha.
As part of the press conference, the company's top managers (Victor Lehman, Firaz Muinov, Karl Bartosh) spoke about the history of the Lekvi Group, the Czech property demand among foreign investors, and also had Q&A session with journalists. There was also discussion about real estate market development trends.
Firaz Muinov, the director of Lekvi Group, said: "I would like to point that our success is worthy of you - our customers and partners. And we promise that in the next 10 years we will tirelessly improve the quality of our services to the market"
MadHead show - the Big Game
Last Friday Lekvi Group team took part in the popular Prague intellectual game MadHead.
As always, there were many interesting questions from many different areas, and we had a great time, got a lot of positive emotions and showed excellent results in the standings!