Cocose: I believe that potential in Croatia is unlimited

November 28, 2011, 11:35 (PX Newswire)

American investor James Edward Cocose, founder and owner of Partenon Program Management (PPM), arrived in Croatia in 2008 to develop and build mixed-use projects and destination resorts and started his consultancy business. Having weathered the financial crash and the recession; PPM is now in pre-development activities for landmark projects in Dalmatia and Zagreb. For Fumija Resort on island Čiovo and Calm Bay tourist complex near Šibenik construction commencement is anticipated for late 2012 or early 2013.

These Croatian activities came after over 29 years working experience in USA in Development and Construction; with his focus areas being land and project development, pre-construction services, executive/senior level project/program management and business development.

Mr. Cocose gained his experience working for a family owned high rise construction business that helped pioneer the industry, and was an integral part of the 1970 and1980's high-rise redevelopment era of Detroit and Chicago; building such iconic structures as Renaissance Center (also known as the GM Renaissance Center and nicknamed theRenCen) and The Sears Tower; which held the rank as the tallest building in the world for nearly 25 years.

He has successfully managed many types of projects, including Office, Retail, Hospitality, Industrial, Manufacturing, Medical, Integrated-Mixed Use Resorts and vertical construction; including condos and office buildings. His most recent major entertainment and hospitality project accomplishments include The Mirage Volcano Enhancement Project (The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas) the conversion of the Miracle Mile Shops (inside the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas), Otay Ranch Town Retail Shopping Center; outside of San Diego, California and Stitched (with Jason of Beverly Hills) which is inside the Cosmopolitan Casino of Las Vegas; and is the most amazing new retail clothing and accessories concept in Sin City.

Initially impressed by Croatian architecture, nature and wines; Mr. Cocose, after careful research, realized that Croatia is the country where he would like to reside, invest and expand his business success from Las Vegas, Nevada where his company Partenon Program Management has its major projects,.

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