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Our values

  • Responsible and caring behavior: we care about our environment and the way we work.
  • A resilient mindset: we can fall but we never lose. We either win or we learn.
  • Shared experience: a single founder, leader and mentor. We share within our team all the experience we have acquired so that we do not repeat mistakes.

An Accomplished Background

with more than 200 projects realized

We are highly specialised and we conduct our business from 4 key geographical locations of Paris, London, Prague and Austin (Texas) that also act as our springboards in the surrounding regions as we continue in our search for sourcing the highest standard of investments.

Real Estate

We are investors since 1991 with over 200 projects completed…

Hospitality

We look to bring business efficiency to the hotel industry…

Alternative Investments

Business matters, but nothing is possible without passions…

Past Achievements of Jean-François OTT

Real Estate

We are investors, we have a diverse portfolio and are always on the lookout for new projects and opportunities. Our favourite markets and main fields of expertise are Paris, Berlin, and Prague. Nevertheless, our extensive network and demanding practice in these three different areas allow us to position ourselves as a competitive and ambitious player all over Central and Western Europe. We have considerable experience in real estate and are happy to provide our expertise to partners and potential clients.

TIB - Technology And Innovation Park Berlin

With more than 100,000 square meters of total space, the technology and innovation park is the second largest ORCO-owned site in Berlin. To remind you, ORCO was founded and managed by our CEO Jean-Francois OTT.

Benice 1

Benice residential area is located in the southwest of Prague, only about a 15-minute drive from the city center. This project has also allowed 30 hectares of garden center to be installed on this space.

Paris Department
Store

Situated in the heart of the busy Andrássy Avenue, the first two floors of the Paris Department Store will house exclusive retail units to attract even the most discerning clients.

International
School of Prague

It is the oldest and largest international school in the Czech Republic, with over 844 students representing more than 60 nationalities.

Marienbard
Thermal baths

Each of these waters has its own chemical composition indicated in the treatment of various ailments, ranging from anemia to high blood pressure through respiratory, renal and gynecological diseases.

Sky Office, Dusseldorf

Award-winning Sky Office building in Kennedydamm. Christoph Ingenhoven designed the 89-meter high tower in a transparent shell with 23 floors and over 30,000 m2 of office space.

Orco Tower

A landmark building, this 26-story Class B+ building built in 1995 offers over 14,400 m2 of high-quality office space.

4D Center Prague

The 4D Center, a complex of three interconnected buildings A, B and C, is able to effectively meet the needs of its clients from different industries in terms of the size of the leased space and the complete provision of fit-out solutions required to meet all logistics requirements.

Luxembourg Plaza

This unique multifunctional project offers a variety of modern and high quality office spaces in one of the most lucrative locations in Prague, between Vinohrady and Zizkov.

GSG-Hof Adalbertstrasse

GSG-HOF has more than 33 rental units ranging from 70 to 400 m², which are used as offices, lofts, shops or workshops. The industrial complex with glass facades and steel beam construction is located in Adalbertstraße in the heart of Berlin’s Kreuzberg district.

Besnet centrum

Besnet is a partially renovated, 18.439-acre Class B multipurpose office building with six office and storage buildings and nearly 280 parking spaces.

GSG-Commerical Park Pankstrasse

The eight modern buildings have two to three upper floors and attics that can be used as storage areas. The red brick GSG-HOF building, located in the idyllic surroundings of Berlin Pankow, is already visible from the highway between Prenzlauer Chaussee and Dreieck Pankow.

BB Centrum

BB Centrum includes 12 office buildings, providing space for 15,000 administrative jobs. Important local and international companies have chosen BB Centrum as their headquarters, including ČEZ, Microsoft, MONETA Money Bank, UniCredit Bank, HP, Škoda Auto, Mars…

Hradčanská Office Center

The building once housed the Ministry of Electrical Industry and was once the headquarters of Škoda. Today, after a complete renovation, the Hradcanska Office Center offers more than 9,000 square meters of quality office space in Prague 6.

Arena Corner

The Arena Corner Office Centre, built and acquired in 2007, is one of the most impressive new developments in Budapest.

La Praguoise

A collection of apartments for rental with a combination of viagers and freeholds. The portfolio is spread over Paris, Prague and Warsaw, one notable property is within the Zlota tower in Warsaw.

Váci 188

Váci 188 is located on Váci Street in Budapest’s 13th district, the most sought-after location for offices on the Pest side of the city.

Váci1

Váci 1 (former Budapest Stock Exchange) is located on the corner of the busiest shopping street in Budapest.

Prosta 69

The Prosta 69 office building is located in the Wola district (central west). This 8-story class B commercial building has been completely renovated.

Office Center Postova

Bratislava, Slovakia
Poštová Office Building is a refurbished office project in Bratislava city center.

Ożarów Business Center

Ożarów Business Center – (CBO) consists of four buildings offering in total 36 590 m2 of modern class “A” warehouse and office space. The warehouse and logistics park is located 15 km to the west of central Warsaw, in Ożarow. Situated within a well recognized warehousing area, CBO offers convenient access to the existing Poznań and Berlin expressway and the planned A2 highway, as well as Warsaw’s Okęcie International.

Bubny

The former railway station Bubny, in the centre of Prague, will be developed into an urban mix project.

Bubenska 1

The former building of Electric, later Transport Company of the City of Prague, this iconic building of Prague was opened for public in 1935. 

Palac Archa - Na Porici

The former headquarters of Legiobank have been refurbished into a stunning office complex in the historic center of Prague.

Vaci 190

Váci 190 Office Building is easily accessible by car as well as public transport, as it is only a few minutes’ walk from the blue line metro stop, Gyöngyösi utca on Váci office corridor.

Vaci 188

Váci 188 is located on Váci Street in Budapest’s 13th district, the most sought-after office location on the Pest-side of the city.

GSG-HOF Waldemarstrasse

Typical factory lofts for rent in Berlin. Working and living in one place.

Dubois Promotion is part of Groupe Tommasini, owned and managed by Nicolas Tommasini’s family.

Real Estate developer focused on Northern France (Hauts-de-France, 59) with a track-record of 120 office and residential developments (2’900 apartments sold).

GSG-HOF
Reichenberger

Office lofts for rent in Berlin. This industrial complex lies right in the vibrant centre of Kreuzberg

GSG-HOF Sophie-Charlotten

Modern lofts for commercial/office use in Berlin. This industrial complex in Berlin, suited for small- and medium-sized businesses, was originally home to the Engelhardt-Brewery.

GSG-HOF Prinzessinnenstrasse

Factory lofts for rent in Berlin. This property is located directly in the entertainment district Oranienstraße in Berlin, Kreuzberg

GSG-HOF
Oranienstrasse

Part of a listed building complex in Kreuzberg

Parkville

The property boasts 92 luxury apartments in ten stunningly contemporary villas.

Jozefoslaw

A large-scale residential development project located in Jozefoslaw, Poland, in a small town near Warsaw with great access to the city.

Klonowa Aleja

Set in a prime location of Targówek, in Św.Wincentego/Malborska Streets, Klonowa Aleja is a secluded modern housing estate of stylishly designed three-storey buildings. 

Mokotowska 59

Mokotowska 59 is a luxury apartment building situated in the historical part of Warsaw on Mokotowska Street.

Feliz Residence

Feliz means happiness. Feliz Residence at 6 Figiel Street comprises two exclusive four-storey villa buildings situated in a quiet and peaceful area next to Szczęśliwicki Park in the Ochota district.

River Diamond

River Diamond offers a high quality modern living in the city center. The project is characterized by excellent transport accesibility and location on Rohanský ostrov.

Zahrebska

We offer one bedroom apartment before reconstruction for sale in building Záhřebská 35. 

Mokotowska 59

Mokotowska 59 is a luxury apartment building situated in the historical part of Warsaw on Mokotowska Street.

Americka Park

The residential is located in the middle of a park of 7,000 m2 that includes private gardens and terraces for some of the flats.

V Mezihori

The residential House in Mezihoří located in a quiet and friendly area of ​​Prague 8

Sarecke Udoli

Land with the utility of OB-A is located in the vicinity of the confluence of Nebušický and Šárecký brook at the foot of the forested southern slope in a very popular residential area of the Šárecké valley.

GSG-Hof Lobeckstrasse

The GSG-HOF on Lobeckstraße is centrally located on Moritzplatz. The entire complex was renovated in 1989 and expanded with a new three-story building. This industrial park has a number of industrial units with an area of 300 to 700 m² which can be used as offices or for production purposes.

Kosik Slunecny Vrsek

Residential project Slunečný vršek represents everything that one could not miss in a comfortable and active life.

Na Kozacce

Penthouse apartment situated on the 4th floor of a completely refurbished traditional Vinohrady building from the turn of the 19th and 20th century.

Americka 13

Last bright apartment available, situated on the upper ground floor (window sill 2.5 m above the pavement).

Americka 11

Newly renovated house in a beautiful location of Vinohrady represents a comfort of traditional living in a luxurious and quiet part of Prague.

Jana Masaryka

We offer for sale a commercial unit with an area of 108,64 sqm on the ground floor of the Jana Masaryka 40 residential house.

Podkova

Residential project Podkova is luxury housing in the center of Ostrava. The name was inspired by its particular architectural design, resembling the shape of a horseshoe.

The Oranien loft is a typical example of our innovation spirit. The Oranien 10 loft in Berlin Kreuzberg has been designed around flexibility and fusion of all what life often opposes, public/private, work/leisure, opened/closed. Centered on a large open ‘live & work’ event space of 100 m² and 3 private suites with their attached bathrooms. The Oranien loft provides a high tech ‘connected’ experience whether it is for access, music, lighting, coffee.

Mostecka

The Mostecká 21 residence represents a unique opportunity to own an apartment in Prague’s historical center.

Hakeburg (DE)

Hakeburg castle is a culturaly rich landmark located on the edge of the Berlin border in a nature reserve of 40 hectares. The Hake family built the castle in 1906/1907 and several world war II technological break throughs such as guided missiles were designed right in its underground caverns. Now the Hakeburg castle is being restored to its former glory.

Nebusice

We offer houses in the exclusive area of Prague 6 for sale and for rent. All houses are situated in a beautiful area of Malá Šárka – Nebušice.

Plachta III

In the Malšovice locality, which is often defined as one of the best addresses in Hradec Kralové, a residential project Plachta III has been completed. 

Consulting and Capital Raising

Courbet partners with ambitious real estate investors seeking financial partners to fund value creation strategies for potential bespoke partnerships. With a wealth of experience since 1991 in executing real estate and capital market transitions (IPO), Jean-François Ott is well known in the market for delivering bespoke and innovative solutions swiftly and efficiently.

Courbet has extensive and thorough experience in raising capital, investing and managing across the risk spectrum from core to opportunistic and from traditional to alternative investments. This experience also covers a wide variety of markets from developing to mature markets.

We are looking for partners who share our risk conscious strategies and investment return target. We have been working side by side as investors and advisors to numerous real estate investment managers and funds, deal sponsors, institutional investors and family offices for many years.

Asset Management

Thanks to our experience in asset management built over the years in our development schemes, we are able to provide high-quality Asset Management services. Combining rational and thorough numerical approach all along the life of a deal, we devote to our clients in providing highest standards of asset managing from sourcing to exit.

Our favourite markets and main fields of expertise are Paris, Berlin, and Prague. Nevertheless our extensive network and demanding practice in these three different extensive areas allows us to position as a competitive and ambitious player in Central and Western Europe.

Hospitality

We have extensive hospitality experience being involved in the hotel business since 2002. We have developed and managed over 20 hotels and created one of the leading regional hotel chain MaMaison Hotels & Residences (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Russia). We also acquired and completely refurbished a portfolio of hotels on the island of Hvar, Croatia: Suncani Hvar.

A cultural and architectural landmark of the city in its own right with its rich history and baroque scenery, The Mozart Hotel is closest to Charles Bridge in the centre of Prague with most of the rooms enjoying views of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. The Mozart Hotel offers a truly historic Prague setting accommodation in the heart of the city.

The former residence of Earl Karel Pachta, and once Mozart’s home in the city, the quality Mozart Hotel Prague boasts stunning features including frescos, vaulted chapel ceilings, sculptures, and fireplaces. The 50 spacious and individually-de-signed suites, many with views of Prague Castle.

Suncani Hvar
Hotels

Suncani Hvar Hotels is leading hotel group on Croatia’s premier island Hvar. Selection of exclusive and classic hotels in Hvar. 

MaMaison
Hotel Chain

Mamaison is a mainly Central European chain of 8 hotels. Mamaison’s hotels boast central and historical locations and are ideal for business and conference, boutique, all suite residence and great value.

Dalmacija beach
lodge

Located on the beach, youngsters best value
Dalmacija beach lodge is the best value accommodation in Hvar town. Our location is unbeatable – waterfront promenade in a small bay just around the corner from the main harbour, where all daily activities and vibrant nightlife take place. 

Nestled in a quiet and secure charming French street, in the heart of the exclusive haven of Neuilly Saint-James lies Windsor “your very own hôtel particulier.” The elegant 680sqm mansion is nestled in 1500sqm of beautifully lanscaped contempory gardens, hidden from public sight by beautifully matured trees and protective marble statues. Windsor is the height of luxury with an indoor swimming pools, beautiful and classical design of the highest quality throughout the property. Windsor is truly an exquisite mansion.

Residence Diana

The hotel residence is set within a beautifully restored 19th century building, typical of this elegant area. Located in hte very heart of Warsaw, on the historic Diana Passage on Chmielna street. Residence Diana showcases the finest level of quality and hospitality. Mamaison Residence Diana boasts 46 uniquely designed suites (45-100sqm); Several apartment categories, some with balconies. Underground Garage

Owned and produced by the Ott family, St. Medard wine is produced in a family owned winery dedicated to the craft of fine classical wine-making, that express the unique qualities of the vineyard sitesand the winemaker’s vision.

The vineyard is located in the foothills of the Luberon Mountains in the South of Provence, an area full of character. A sweet dolce vita of a climate and pure clean air which just breathes the incredible contrasts between a rich, and variable natural environment : the blue strides of lavender, the subtle nuances of green in the forests, the flamboyant and blinding colours of the cliffs of ochre, or the austere white of the limestone hills.

Marriott Courtyard

Courtyard Prague Flora, a modern yet relaxing hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, is one of few Prague hotels located in the trendy Vinohrady area.

Hotel Villa Dalmacija

Located on sea promenade, close to the beach, affordable.
Hotel Villa Dalmacija Hvar sits on the waterfront promenade in a small bay just around the corner from the main harbour.
Housed in an old Hvar-stone building with a prime location overlooking the Franciscan monastery and Hvar bay, the atmosphere here is intimate and personal. Rooms are simple, yet comfortable and affordable. Dalmacija is a perfect choice for those guests who appreciate simplicity and charm of a traditional Dalmatian ambience.

Le Regina Hotel

One of the most unique Warsaw hotels, the upscale deluxe Mamaison Hotel Le Regina is also amongst the best hotels in Warsaw and welcomes you to the heart of this vibrant, cultural city. Set within the historic Mokrowski Palace, the hotel is a destination in its own right.
Expertly blending historic charm with chic and modern interior design, today the romantic Warsaw boutique hotel offers excellent facilities, comfortable surroundings and top-class accommodation. It has all the amenities you would expect from one of the most esteemed Poland hotels, and all not far away from the central train station and airport.

Hotel Pokrovka

Conveniently located in historic downtown Moscow, the upscale deluxe Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka is so much more than a boutique hotel in Moscow. Offering some of the most spacious accommodation in the Russian capital, it is a combination of modern design and warmth, unique amongst the luxury hotels Moscow.
Hotel Pokrovka is considered amongst the best moscow hotels, and your ideal city base for short and extended stays, be it as Moscow business hotel or for families, providing a genuine home away from home. Within walking distance of some of Moscow’s main cultural attractions, the Moscow boutique hotel also offers the exclusive Spa by Algotherm, a top restaurant and stunning Art Deco design, making it the number one for your Moscow hotel booking.
Mamaison All-Suites Spa

Palace Hotel

The Palace, hvar
As the oldest hotel in Hvar, The Palace, hvar is a grand dame framed by gothic and renaissance architecture. History lovers will particularly enjoy its central location, which provides romantic views of the ancient piazza and neighboring buildings such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, as well as glorious sunsets over the bay.
The hotel itself, built at the turn of the twentieth century, has graciously aged charm and character that mirrors that of the island itself.
Guests can dine to the snap and strum of live ensembles on San Marco terrace overlooking the yacht harbour. From the Adriatic ambiance to the ancient architecture on down to the live bands, everything at The Palace is classic.

Sirena Hotel

Beach, budget, ideal for families, outdoor pool, beach bar, sea view
Peacefully removed from the town, and tucked into a beautiful, secluded cove, hotel Sirena, Hvar is serene, making it the ideal place for relaxing vacations.
While lounging on the hotel’s fine pebble beach, vacationers will feel at ease among the fragrant pines and sage that surround the property. Amenities at Sirena include outdoor pool and pool bar, beach rentals, the beachfront Terrace Bay bar and grill, and a buffet restaurant serving domestic specialties and a panoramic view of the sea and the Paklinski Islands.
Hotel Sirena is a place for the not spoiled tourist looking for great nature and simple but adequate accommodation.

Pharos Hotel

Located on a small hill approximately five minutes walking distance from the centre of Hvar and the seashore, Pharos has a perfect view of the bay and Paklinski Islands. Its five pavilions (Tamaris, Mirta, Oleandar, Mimoza, Akacija) are surrounded by pines and olive trees. The centrepiece of this hotel is its outdoor pool deck and the casual island vibe at the Poolside Bayview bar.

Starlight Hotel

Bought by ORCO Property Group, this building is located in the heart of the city, next to the famous Grasham Palace.

The 5,015 sqm building with additional parking lots was completely rebuilt in 2000 and is currently under long-term lease by Starlight Hotel.

Delfin Hotel

Budget hotel with a 5 star view!
Located on Hvar’s one and only waterfront promenade, Delfin is a simple but pleasant, two-star hotel. With stunning views of the yacht harbour and the old city, Delfin boasts classic Adriatic ambiance. A leisurely walk from the hotel gets you to the town’s finest beaches, most impressive architectural wonders and exciting nightlife. Delfin also features the laid-back harbour terrace, restaurant and lounge where you’ll enjoy simple yet delicious selection of local dishes served with a harbour-front view. price reflects clean and basic accommodation for family holidays.

Yacht Harbour Hotel

Hovering on the waterfront promenade in the heart of the medieval Hvar town, Riva, one of Croatia’s trendiest boutique hotels, offers you the finest in Adriatic ambiance. Completely reconstructed in 2006, incorporating a beautiful 100-year-old building, Riva brings together the best of both worlds: old world charm and state of the art luxury. You’ll find yourself at home in one of Riva’s rooms featuring uniquely designed interiors, contemporary furnishings and an exceptional view of the sun as it sets over the Paklinski Islands. Awards & recognitions Worlds’ 100 best hotelsThe Sunday Times 2009 Tablet Hotels Selection AwardTablet Hotels 2009 Croatia’s Leading boutique hotelWorld Travel Awards 2008, 2009, 2010.

Park Hotel Vienna

Vienna’s traditions and atmosphere are coming back to Bielsko Park Hotel Vienna, one of the most modern hotels in the south of Poland, was built in Bielsko, a city known as ‘Little Vienna’ at the beginning of the 20th century. Hotel meets the expectations of travellers from Poland, Europe and worldwide who foster tradition. This luxurious, exquisite, elegant and cosy Hotel warm-heartedly welcomes all Guests offering them an exceptional combination of tradition and modernity.

The Park Hotel Vienna is situated on the uptown of Bielsko-Biała. From Warsaw is the straight highway trough Katowice to the Bielsko-Biała. In Bielsko-Biała the way is trough the streets: Warszawska, Partyzantów and Bystrzańska. From Train station the best is to take a taxi waiting just in front of train station.

Adriana Hotel

Perched on the promenade, facing the old city centre, the view from Adriana, Hvar’ most stylish hotel combines the Cathedral, the Arsenal, the Venetian piazza, the yacht harbour and the bay, all in one soft sweep of the eyes.
Adriana’s amenities are as diverse as its view – making it a perfect place for you to relax, renew, and rejoice. Adriana offers 50 deluxe guest rooms, 9 suites and spa-specific suites, a year-round rooftop seawater swimming pool, Val Marina restaurant, spectacular Top bar, lounge and multi-level garden terraces with stunning views over the sea and marina.
Adriana’s unique Sensori spa integrates design elements inspired by the sensuous island environment and has both indoor and outdoor amenities on three levels, including outdoor terraces for massage, yoga, and relaxation.

Awards & recognitions:
Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards 20112011 Fodor’s
Grand award winner2009 Andrew Harper Hideaway report
Hot Hotels 20082008 Conde Nast Traveler
Europes’ coolest new hotels2008 The Sunday Times

Hotel Imperia Ostrava

Renowned for its customised hospitality, ideal location and fine cuisine, the upper midscale Mamaison Business & Conference Hotel Imperial is one of the prime incentive destinations and conference hotels in Ostrava and the entire Moravian region.

Welcoming and contemporary, Mamaison Business & Conference Hotel Imperial is located in the heart of Ostrava city centre, within walking distance of the major sights, shops, restaurants and buzzing nightlife. The hotel offers the most specialised services for MICE travellers of all Ostrava hotels, as well as short and extended stay residents.

Hospitality-related Corporate Services

Procure it Direct (PiD) is a turnkey procurement company that is changing the way you buy. Using efficient and smart procurement is the key to significant cost savings. We take contractual responsibility and go straight to the manufacturers eliminating the need for middle men. We are professionals and have extensive experience providing procurement solutions to Hotels, Restaurants, Commercial, Office & Retail Spaces and Development projects.

Alternative Investments

Because we have passions aside of our businesses, and because we think of them as a logical continuum to our values and enthusiasm. Our investments are diversified and we cover a wide range of segments. Our philosophy does not differentiate and along with our dedicated teams, we put the same level of exigency and quality as in our every other fields of business and investments.

Sting Industries Ltd – the unmanned drone company. These modular drones are used in various military and security sectors, providing short-range security and protection by flying in front of the first person through the door in urban environments faced by special forces, military, police and security personnel.

MyHotelMatch is developing a technological innovation tool that aims to revolutionize the world of luxury tourism. Breaking away from traditional OTAs and the customer-hotel duo catalogued by price only (resulting in many lodging choices being “blind dates”), MyHotelMatch puts the “match” back as the fundamental objective of the luxury tourism industry. Based on ultra-profiling and social recommendations, the platform is inspired by online dating sites to connect travelers and hotels with high value-added online hotel services whose profiles match.

MyHotelMatch is listed on Euronext Paris – Compartment C (ISIN: FR0011277391 – MHM).

Launched in 2010, the Citycare defibrillator is the most advanced and effective defibrillator on the market today. It can be used by people with no medical training, as it gives very clear voice prompts. You don’t need to make a decision, just follow the instructions and the Citycare AED will decide.

Art Collection

OTT Heritage, Jean-Fançois OTT’s holding company, invests in the arts by purchasing works of art (paintings, sculptures, photographs…) from emerging talents and by organizing art exhibitions to support them and showcase their talent.
Among the renowned artists represented in our Hôtel Particulier La Résidence Paris are renowned sculptors such as Guillaume Piéchaud, Maurizio Toffoletti or Roland Mellan and painters such as Pavel Roucka.

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