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Dominvs Group Appoints Iliya Blazic as Managing Director

Dominvs Group, the London-based property developer and investment group, has today appointed Iliya Blazic as its new Managing Director.

The flagship appointment further lays the groundwork for Dominvs Group’s growth and, once again, signals its intention to expand into new property classes. Joining the business immediately, Iliya will be responsible for directing the growth of the business as well as taking responsibility for business operations at an executive level. He will report directly to the Board of Dominvs Group.

Iliya has a strong track record of leading teams and scaling property investment platforms, most recently as an integral member of the executive at iQ Student Accommodation, creating at the time, the third largest student operator by bed number and second largest by revenue.

Joining iQ in 2015 as Managing Director, he led the business through its £2 billion merger with Prodigy Living. Then in 2017, having established the business platform, he became Chief Investment Officer, and most recently, was part of the executive team that led the sale of iQ to Blackstone in a record-breaking £4.66 billion transaction in May 2020.

Iliya Blazic, managing director of Dominvs Group, said: “It’s an exciting time to join Dominvs Group, and I have been struck by the entrepreneurial approach it takes to real estate. The opportunity I see is to create a truly gold-plated, institutional-standard property investment and development business that operates across a wide spectrum of property sectors, building on the Group’s deep expertise in residential and hospitality.”

Blazic’s responsibilities will also include standardising functional processes across the business; driving growth, both organically and through joint venture; and directing the group’s expansion across the ‘beds’ sectors. Prior to joining iQ, he was investment principal (real estate) at The Wellcome Trust, responsible for managing its £2bn global real estate portfolio across commercial, residential, agricultural, data centre, hotel and student accommodation sectors.