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Seeking Architect – Technical Assistant

ST. CHARA DEVELOPERS LTD., a construction company active in the real estate development sector based in Nicosia, is looking to hire an architect or interior decorator for permanent employment in the company’s technical department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interior and exterior decoration suggestions
  • Changes to floor plans and improvements of design functionality
  • Able to plan the project’s methodology, schedule, and building method
  • To oversee projects based on schedule, building specifications, and cost
  • Maintain contact with buyers for options, changes, extra works
  • Maintain contact with designers, subcontractors, and suppliers
  • Selection of materials based on specifications, quality, and cost
  • Writing reports and project book keeping
  • Compliance with the Health and Safety plan
  • Administrative duties and management of applications to competent departments and services

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Architect or interior designer degree
  • Professional architect license (ETEK) will be considered advantageous
  • Excellent knowledge of architectural design programs and 3D modeling
  • Ability to review and interpret technical drawings
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of good construction practices
  • Language. Greek and English

What we offer

  • Dynamic and friendly environment
  • Stable prospects
  • Attractive benefits
  • 13th salary

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV, including a letter of recommendation and a 6 months pay slip to [email protected]

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A new method to issue Cyprus property Title Deeds

The modernization and upgrading of the property title issuance system is a crucial step towards attracting more investment interest from both Cypriots and foreign buyers. This development will have a positive impact on the Cypriot economy as a whole and will also alleviate the suffering of thousands of citizens.

To achieve this, a new process has been established that aims to make the application and issuance of title deeds more flexible and efficient. Under this new system, the total time required to complete the application and receive the title deed has been significantly reduced to just three months. This is a significant improvement compared to the previous process, which could take anywhere from one to three years.

The key principle of the new procedure is that all applicants must provide all the necessary documents when submitting their application to the Department of Cadastre and Land Surveying. This ensures that all applications are complete and accurate from the start, leading to faster evaluation and processing. Applicants no longer need to constantly provide additional information, streamlining the entire process.

There are several notable differences in the new procedure, which came into effect on January 2.

  • The external demarcation of the property under development is now required before applying.
  • Private competent surveyors are responsible for providing the relevant building authority with all the necessary documents for the issuance of certificates.
  • The competent building authorities, in turn, will issue both the building permit and the subdivision permit, taking full responsibility for ensuring that the development is carried out in accordance with the conditions specified in the permits.
  • The owners are required to submit any declaration of distribution and other necessary documentation to the Department of Lands and Surveys.
  • The owners will present the consents of the banks regarding the replacement of the mortgages and will provide a statement against the sales documents.
  • The owners in cooperation with the assessment branch of the Department of Lands and Surveys will determine the percentage in the jointly owned building, before submitting the application to the Department of Lands and Surveys.

These measures aim to streamline the entire process and ensure that all applications are handled efficiently and accurately.

If, during the application review process, it is found that all the required documents have not been submitted, the application will be rejected without any notice.

Applications that have been submitted using the existing procedure will be considered according to the procedure currently in use.

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Seeking Site Civil Engineer

Company Description

St. Chara Developers Ltd. is a boutique property developer based in Nicosia, Cyprus with over 30 years of experience delivering quality construction work with attention to detail. Our mission is to provide social-responsive housing that addresses contemporary and future needs and lifelong customer care excellence.

Role Description

This is a full-time on-site role for a Site Civil Engineer. The Site Civil Engineer will oversee civil engineering design and planning application, underground services management, and technical support for project construction activities. The Site Civil Engineer will also ensure compliance with project specifications and local regulations, conduct site inspections, and coordinate with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and contractors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Site Configuration and Altitudes
  • Tenders evaluation
  • Construction work supervision
  • Work cost management
  • Project management
  • Providing technical advice and solving problems on site
  • Ordering required materials and overseeing material deliveries
  • Maintain records, project diary, safety and health plan
  • Implementation of construction legislation
  • Quality assurance
  • Daily management of the work on site ensuring the successful completion of the project

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Professional Engineering license (ETEK) is a must
  • Civil Engineering Design and Planning skills
  • 4 – 6 years experience in on-site construction
  • Project Management and Execution Skills
  • Organizational skills and methodical approach to work
  • Teamwork ability and self-confidence
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ambitious and honest
  • Languages. Greek, English.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to review and interpret construction drawings, blueprints, and site plans
  • Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD and other relevant engineering software
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience with project management software is a plus

What we offer

  • Dynamic and friendly environment
  • Stable prospects
  • Attractive benefits
  • 13th Salary

Interested candidates, please send your CV, including Reference Letter and a 6-months payslip, to [email protected]

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Seeking Sales and Marketing Assistant

St. Chara Developers Ltd, a leading property developer based in Nicosia, is looking to hire a Sales and Marketing Assistant to support the Company’s expanding operations.

The successful candidate will be working with the Sales Director, the Marketing Manager, and the Digital Marketeer to develop and execute marketing strategies for specific products and services and to accomplish annual sales targets.

This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Occasional appointments during the weekend are infrequent but may occur.

Responsibilities
• Administrative tasks such as data entry, answering phones, greeting clients, and scheduling appointments.
• Customer relationship management duties such as cold calling and follow-up leads, answering questions about products or services, processing inquiries, and resolving customer issues.
• Organizing and executing market research, analyzing questionnaires, collecting and analyzing data about customer preferences and buying habits for targeted marketing purposes.
• Developing and executing marketing strategies for specific products or services.
• Monitor active marketing campaigns and create reports on marketing performance.
• Creating digital and physical marketing deliverables such as brochures, flyers, and catalogs.
• Assisting with organizing promotional events, such as trade shows, conventions, seminars, presentations, or product launches.
• Maintaining a marketing database.
• Writing marketing and website text
• Social media
• Coordinating with other departments to ensure smooth operations.

Requirements
• Fluent in Greek and English language, both in writing and speaking. Additional languages will be considered an advantage.
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Real Estate, Business Management, or a related field.
• Proven work experience in positions of marketing and/or sales. Real Estate experience will be considered an advantage.
• Experienced user of CRM platforms and Microsoft software. Familiarity with designer programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCad etc) will be considered an advantage.
• Strong understanding of social media platforms.
• Knowledge of SEO, online marketing, and paid advertising campaigns on social media.
• Ability to observe and adjust marketing and sales strategies to changing trends and techniques.
• Ability to work independently and efficiently, to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, to set priorities and meet deadlines.
• Organized, consistent, accurate, with attention to detail.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Extrovert and friendly personality.
• Creative and critical thinking.
• Driver’s license.

Benefits and Remuneration
• Attractive remuneration package including bonus.
• Training opportunities for growth and expansion.
• 21 days of paid holidays per year.
• 13th salary

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to [email protected]

All applications will be treated with confidentiality.

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St. Chara and Hongfu celebrate their fifth year of strategic alliance

On November 15, 2023, the Hongfu Group and St. Chara Developers commemorated their five-year partnership amidst an atmosphere of great warmth and delight. The occasion was marked by the “VIP Red Wine Private Party,” graciously organised by the Hongfu Group Overseas Business Department in Beijing.

A gathering was organised for numerous high-net VIP customers to exchange information and insights about various aspects of Cyprus, including its business environment, facilities, transportation, education, and tourism. Hongfu Group’s Cyprus real estate projects were presented in detail providing on-site guests and customers with a better understanding of the specific conditions and procedures involved in investing in property, immigrating, and settling in Cyprus.

Ma Yi, General Manager of Hongfu Baode (Cyprus) presided over the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. In her address, she provided a concise overview of Cyprus, focusing on its educational resources and immigration policies. Furthermore, she emphasised the crucial factors that make Cyprus an attractive choice for investment and immigration. With its natural geographical advantages, picturesque landscapes, pleasant climate, and diverse opportunities, Cyprus maintains a friendly relationship with China, thereby ensuring maximum security for investments and residency. Owning real estate assets and a residency permit in Cyprus is a sound choice for individuals and families seeking a European base for living, studying, and expanding their businesses.

Tang Xiaojie, the General Manager of Hongfu Group Overseas Business Department, provided a comprehensive overview of the Group’s successful and diversified entrepreneurial journey over the past thirty-five years, highlighting its milestones and continuous innovation, transformation, and upgrading, including the Group’s most recent real estate developments in St. Petersburg and Cyprus. He emphasised the crucial role of internationalisation in the development of enterprises and affirmed that Hongfu Group will persistently integrate resources, seize opportunities, and forge strong and secure partnerships to continue advancing on the path of international development.

The Keynote speech delivered by Chara Stephanou, Brand Development Manager of St. Chara Developers, deliberated on the significance of Cyprus as an intriguing immigration and investment destination with a panoramic presentation of the country’s key geographical and cultural position. 

Cyprus, an island situated in the Mediterranean region, lies in the westernmost part of Asia and the easternmost edge of Europe. As a modern democratic nation and a member state of the European Union, it is characterised by robust liberal institutions and adherence to European policies and regulations, factors that contribute to its open market economy and an inclusive society. Being an island nation at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus serves as a common ground for Christian, Muslim, and Aramaic influences to coexist harmoniously; and a place where the Greek, Turkish, and British legacies have left an indelible mark on the society’s language and mindset.

She further explored the reasons behind Nicosia’s real estate market remaining highly competitive in terms of price per square meter, especially when compared to coastal cities and elaborated on the capital city’s significance as the seat of the government and headquarters for many major companies and universities, to ensure the stability and security of investment unmatched by inflation trends observed on the coastal real estate. 

In her closing remarks, Ms. Stephanou focused on the principles that have made Hongfu Group and St. Chara Developers partnership so enduring and successful. She noted that the two companies have a long-standing presence in their respective markets and offer their clients 70 years of combined experience in construction and real estate. Their partnership is established on best practices, using transparency and non-discriminatory sales processes without distinguishing between local and foreign buyers. Their aim is to provide all-round services to their customers without hidden fees and maintain a supportive after-sales service to address any technical and procedural issues. 

Peng Xinbang, the Office Director of Hongfu Baode (Cyprus), delivered a comprehensive and detailed presentation on Hongfu Group’s real estate ventures in Cyprus. He provided an elaborate explanation of the Group’s meticulously chosen locations and explained why Nicosia is an ideal location for investment and residence, since the city boasts exceptional advantages in terms of educational resources, medical services, market environment, and residential safety, surpassing other destinations in these aspects.

Hongfu Group’s developments and joint-ventures alongside St. Chara Developers and their subsidiary companies in Cyprus have produced five real estate projects (Emerald, White Pearl, Chara Residence, Hongfu Residence, and Royal Pearl) to this day. Mr Peng underlined the exceptional layout, distinctive architecture, advanced technical specifications, and picturesque surroundings that define Hongfu’s residential developments in Nicosia. 

The project promotion session ended with closing remarks by the Director of St. Chara Developers and General Manager of HF. Chara Developers, Mr. Ioannis Stefanou. He warmly welcomed the wine lovers present for tasting and introduced selected fine wines from Yiaskouris Winery and toasted to everyone’s good health and longevity. 

He remarked that St. Chara Developers and Hongfu Group celebrate five years of a fruitful and enduring strategic alliance that was established back in 2017. Sharing similar values, philosophies, and goals, has allowed the two companies to enter a trusting business partnership, develop their cooperation further, and solidify their bonds of friendship over the years.

From the outset, their joint real estate endeavors in Cyprus have been focused on providing top-notch properties with enhanced lifestyle features. This has been achieved through the meticulous selection of prime locations in the capital city, ensuring easy access to prestigious private schools and universities, well-stocked supermarkets and medical facilities, vibrant shopping centers, bustling streets, the thriving business district, and catering to the requirements of both local and international residents.

Throughout the event, the atmosphere was warm and joyful, with continuous applause and interaction. Everyone enjoyed fine wine and exquisite finger food and expressed keen interest in visiting Cyprus and considering real estate purchases for professional or personal reasons.

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Paris Sergious free-flow wall mural for White Pearl

In early November, the young artist Paris Sergiou embraced the challenge of transforming the lobby of White Pearl, our latest residential block, into a captivating entrance that effectively communicates a strong visual connection between the interior and the urban environment.

At St Chara, we hold a strong conviction in the profound impact of art on elevating the vibrancy and worth of a space. Incorporating artworks inside our finished residential projects has been a longstanding practice of the Company, which significantly contributes to transforming our buildings into welcoming and comforting homes.

For our newly realised apartment block White Pearl, we opted for a novel artistic route. In early November the nineteen-year-old painter Paris Sergiou graciously accepted our invitation to create a wall mural for the building’s lobby. His final piece is a stunning, abstract painting attained by free-flowing, two-tonal brushwork over a five-by-two meters wall. The artist’s gestures are irregular, bluntly honest, and energetic. 

Titled “Transformation”, the mural takes up a prominent position inside the lobby and it is furthermore visible from two large openings with unobstructed street views. Through the impactful integration of Paris Sergiou’s commissioned artwork, our aim was to establish a meaningful connection, not just with the building’s tenants but also with the immediate neighbourhood and all the passersby. 

The incorporation of art in the real estate industry has long been recognised for its ability to enhance the appeal and uniqueness of buildings. Integrating art into property development does not only garner community support and appreciation for embracing culture, but it also has the potential to enhance the living experience of prospective buyers who want to feel connected to the spaces where they live, work, and play. 

About the Artist
Paris Sergiou was born in 2004 in Nicosia, Cyprus. From a very young age, he displayed a real talent for painting and a preference for large-scale works. He has exhibited as a solo artist at ARTos Foundation in Nicosia (2020) and has scheduled solo exhibitions at Diatopos Gallery in Nicosia (2024) and Artifact Gallery in Manhattan (2025). Recently, Paris participated in a group show at #topikap.kato in Thessaloniki and exhibited his works at the Alexandria Library. He has also completed a two-week residency at Centro Negra in the Murcia area of southern Spain (AADK Spain), where he painted on site, and a month-long residency at Farm Studio in Rajasthan.

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