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Tales from the Entrepreneurial Frontline

Volume 1

Episode I: Rob and Dan Hit Tbilisi

Whilst some investors are happy to sit on their portfolios, we’ve always preferred to be a little more perfunctory about where we venture with our investments.

A great demonstration of this is our recent spot of property poker with the big boys in Tbilisi, Georgia. The stakes at this table aren’t the biggest at the moment, but the blood in the water is attracting some of the larger sharks.

With reports from UNWTO stating that there has been a 21% rise in international tourists over the last four years, this is becoming one of the hottest destinations in Europe. Over five million people visited here last year, with the country establishing itself as a gateway destination to places like Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

During the trip we cemented our interest in three mixed use property development sites, including one which is in an area hotly tipped to become the next artistic/bohemian centre of the city; an area with stunning city wide views from an open elevated location

Whilst there we presided over the opening of our new office and agreed deals for legal and commercial representation in the area.

Rob and Dan’s Tips from the Frontline

Travel: With Turkish Airlines
Great business class seats and awesome Business Lounge at Istanbul Airport.
Visit Turkish Airlines

Stay: At Rooms Hotel
Cool New York style Boutique hotel in the heart of the City Centre:
Visit Rooms Hotel

Sample: Khachapuri
Local produced wine from the country that is the ‘cradle of wine’ and the legendary bread accompaniment served literally everywhere
Learn more about Khachapuri

Beware of: ChaCha!!
And Taxi drivers generously gifting the local homemade firewater
Learn more about Chacha

Looking for investment opportunities? Tbilisi is a Bliss Investment Partners hot pick. Want to know why or simply find out more? Contact us on:

T: 00 44 203 030 4172

T: +44 20 7486 1717

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