Our success story
Development and operation of technology centres in the form of public-private partnership models. Long before the coining of the terms serviced offices and co-working space, we identified the increasing market need for serviced offices with value-added services, such as ICT infrastructure, facility management, reception- , telephony- and postal services.
Between 2000 and 2015 Bena established 10 business centres with over 30,000m2 of serviced office space in Austria and Serbia and was the market leader in both countries. 2015 we sold our business centre operations to Regus, the global market leader.
Since 2010 we have focused on the acquisition and operation of conveniently located commercial and logistic property for small and medium-sized enterprises. Today we own over 60,000m2 space in this sector.
The Bena Group is owner-managed. The four partners combine years of experience in property investment and development, as well as in management and finance sectors.
Property acquisition and sales, finance and public relations
After graduating in Commerce from Vienna University of Economics and following the establishment of a consultancy company, Alexander Varendorff was an investment manager for Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia and Austria and was a partner with an Austrian private equity fund.
Operations, contract law, risk management
Following his law degree in Vienna and the management of properties and business centre projects in Russia, Slovakia and South Africa Alexander Semerad took over the family business in Austria in 2001.
Refurbishment, facility management and technology / ICT infrastructure.
Following his Business Administration degree from Vienna University of Economics, Konstantin Varendorff worked in project management for Philips and Pipelife.
Distribution and sales
Dinko Ivasic graduated in mechanical engineering in Vienna and completed his Masters in Business Administration in Hamburg. He worked in managerial posts for Philips in Vienna, Hamburg and Silicon Valley.