Managing Director, Supernova Group
Paul Merdzo is Managing Director of Supernova Group, an Austria based real estate developer and investor. The group has developed more than 40 projects in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and is also active in Slovakia, Serbia and Germany. With 15 shopping centers and retail parks in Croatia (thereof 1 in development) and 27 assets in Slovenia Supernova is the market leader in the retail sector in both countries. Supernova is managing its own portfolio through its affiliate m2 Centermanagement.
In 2015 Paul and his team acquired 60 Do-it-yourself markets from bauMax, an Austrian DIY chain and rented most of these shops to OBI on a long term basis. In 2016 Supernova bought a portfolio of 4 shopping centers and retail parks from HETA in the way of a NPL (non-performing-loan) deal, thereby proofing its ability to close transactions in a complex and competitive environment. In 2018/2019/2020 Supernova Group set a new milestone by acquiring 20 shopping centers and retail parks from Mercator and Centrice.
Currently Paul is occupied with new developments and acquisitions in Croatia, Slovenia and Slovakia. He is highly interested in future retailing-trends, especially in the effects of e-Commerce.
Paul is holding a PhD degree in law and a BA degree in business administration. He lives with his family in Graz, Austria.