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Farhad Vladi: My love for islands

Few  people can withstand the longing for their own private piece of land in the midst of vast oceans or an idyllic lake, far from the rush and confinement of the rest of the world. Even though it is of manageable size an island feels infinite - the water, creates a natural boundary that provides island dwellers with a freedom not found in any piece of real estate on the mainland.

Yet it is the mainland that gives islands their special character. The luxury of a private island consists of the freedom to escape into solitude and to return from it at any time - therefore, even the smallest island with a simple log cabin is of immense value to its owner.

lt is a great and very moving privilege to observe the passing of the season an one's own island. Even after spending many years an their islands, many island owners have described to me how overwhelmed they felt by the beauty and power of nature   - and the composure they have learned from it: on an island, everything takes place at nature's own slow pace. Those who respect this pace are richly awarded as they contribute to the maintenance of their island universe. Islands have cast their spell an me in my childhood, a spell that has not been broken to this day. On March 14, 1971 I sold my first island: Cousine Island in the Seychelles. To this date, the number of islands I have sold has reached 2,000. During these three decades, I had the opportunity to meet island owners with the most varying personalities. Regardless of their profession or social status, they` all have one thing in common they are all extreme individualists with great perseverance when it comes to carrying out their personal endeavours.

Today’s island owners do not have to struggle with infrastructure issues anymore. State-of-the-art systems to generate electricity and to purify water, the most com-fordable ready-built houses, good technical tools for setting up road systems, as well as electronic communicating facilitate the development of the new isle. Once this whole process is completed, the owner usually has built up strong emotional lies to the land.

This remains today's actual major obstacle an the way to purchasing an island - islands are rare, regardless of their location in a lake, a river or the sea.
An island that has been carefully and lovingly reclaimed often feels to its owner like part of the family. Parting company with it is accordingly extremely difficult. This phenomenon can be described in other words: an island does not have a house number. An island has a soul.

Sincerely,
Farhad Vladi

Source: Foreword from the book LUXURY PRIVATE ISLANDS Published by teNeues 2006,
Edited by Farhad Vladi

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Germany

Our office in Hamburg

Sales and Rental


In the past 40 years, we have handled the sale of over 2,650+ islands and we have rented out thousands of island beds. From the very start we began to build up our unique island archive (with over 12,000 files). Located in our Hamburg office, this represents the heart of the company's accumulated knowledge.
 
Each island file contains topographical maps, marine charts, aerial photographs, photographs of the island's natural features and its facilities, extracts from the local register of deeds, tax assessment notes, correspondence with the owner, and our own inspection reports. This provides comprehensive material for a potential island buyer and much of the data is simply unavailable elsewhere.

VLADI PRIVATE ISLANDS:

  • Certified appraisers for islands, testified in the Supreme Court of the United States and Canada
  • Among others Vladi Private Islands has been hired by the Irish government for island appraisals in expropriation cases.

President: Farhad Vladi
Senior Vice President: Pedro Arez
Managing Director: Olaf Lock
Company ID Hamburg: HRB 41232
German Tax Nr.: DE177993042

GERMANY
Vladi Private Islands GmbH
Ballindamm 26
20095 Hamburg
Germany
Tel. + 49-40-33 89 89
Fax + 49-40-33 00 81
E-Mail: info@vladi.de


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Canada

Our office in Halifax, Nova Scotia/Canada

is a property management company and buys and sells private islands on its own account. Furthermore, Vladi Private Islands Ltd. ventures with Tradewinds Realty Ltd. in respect of brokerage of islands.


Islands are also rare pieces of real estate in Nova Scotia. Nevertheless, the long Atlantic shoreline of this exceptional peninsula province offers some interesting opportunities of privately owned islands with sandy beaches and/or rocky cliffs.


Furthermore, we offer some islands in freshwater lakes with dense mixed woods and drinking quality water and a fresh water supply can be guaranteed in most cases. All islands offered by Vladi Private Islands can be developed with at least one local type log cabin. We are happy to assist our clients with our construction know how.

President: Farhad Vladi
Senior Vice President: Pedro Arez
Managing Director: Olaf Lock

CANADA

Vladi Private Islands (Canada) Limited
Suite 602, Summit Place
1601 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3P6
Canada
Tel. +1 902/423 3202
Fax: +1 902/425 4765
E-Mail: info@vladi.ca

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New Zealand

Our office in Wellington, New Zealand

Property Management and Rental

Since October 2004 we are pleased to announce the opening of our New Zealand, Wellington office in the Historic Bank Arcade, one of the most beautiful buildings in New Zealand owned by Vladi Private Islands "Pacific" Limited and Partners. The company's manager Anna Smith is in charge of the affairs of Bank Arcade and Vladi Private Islands "Pacific" Limited. The main topic of Vladi Private Islands "Pacific" Limited is the rental of privately owned islands in New Zealand, Australia and the Southern Pacific and property management aspects of investements in those areas by Vladi Private Islands "Pacific" Limited and its clients.


VLADI PRIVATE ISLANDS "PACIFIC" LIMITED
President: Farhad Vladi
Senior Vice President: Pedro Arez
Managing Director: Olaf Lock

NEW ZEALAND
Vladi Private Islands "Pacific" Limited
OLD BANK ARCADE
PO Box 5373
Wellington
New Zealand
Tel. +64 4 922 0600
Fax: +64 4 922 0602
E-Mail: info@vladi.de

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China

Our office in Shanghai, China

We are renowned for our knowledge of the private island market. Our depth and breadth of expertise – grown since 40 years - enables us to provide also our Asian clients with advice they can trust.

VLADI PRIVATE ISLANDS is expanding and shifting its focus in China by offering more professional services to its Asian clients. Therefore VLADI PRIVATE ISLANDS partners with China New Frontier Ltd. to expand its private island business into Greater China.

As the world's leading emerging economy - the People’s Republic of China has experienced a remarkable increase in prosperity in the past two decades.  This has promoted a property market boom and created a new wave of Chinese individuals that wish to invest their wealth overseas, particularly on real estate.

VLADI PRIVATE ISLANDS welcomes Mr. Brinkschulte's experience and knowledge of the Chinese market and is delighted establishing an early presence in this booming economy. The company facilitates the sale of private islands to Chinese Nationals. 


CHINA
China New Frontier Limited
Manuel Brinkschulte
26/F Times Square, No. 93 Huai Hai Road, 
200021 Shanghai 
China
中国上海淮海中路93号时代广场26楼 

Tel. +86-21 5117 6305
toll-free (from China): 4006 838535 
E-Mail: china@vladi.de

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