About us

Offering Slovenian related services since 2002

Think Slovenia began in 2002, based in London and specialising in assisting UK companies to do business in Slovenia as well as offering various Slovene language services. Since 2006 we have been based in Ljubljana operating as a fully licensed and insured real estate agency, offering a range of real estate related services to non-Slovenian property owners and to holiday makers from all around the world.  

Think Slovenia was set up by Dan Bendall & Pia Tuma Bendall a Slovene / English couple with a love for Slovenia who spotted a need for a company to help property investors, tourists and businesses get the most out of Slovenia.

Helping us to run Think Slovenia we have a multitude of tried and tested partners around the country from architects to handymen, cleaners to insurance brokers and are assisted in our central Ljubljana office by the indispensable Ana Maglica, Anamarija Marcina and Nives Otoničar.

At Think Slovenia we have always been more interested in offering high levels of service to clients than just acting as an advertising portal and this remains the way that we run the company today. Many real estate agencies claim to offer property search or help with renovations, letting and management – the difference with Think Slovenia is that this isn’t just a casual claim but involves us being as actively involved in these areas as our clients need us to be, calling on significant experience and contacts in each area to deliver a quality hands-on service. Hopefully our very long list of testimonials from our clients and guestbook comments illustrate this.

Representatives: Daniel David Bendall (director)
Pia Tuma Bendall (director)
Phone number: +386 51 725 345
E-mail: info@thinkslovenia.com
Company name: TS1 Ltd
Registered: In Slovenia at the Local Court in Ljubljana
Srg.: 2006/13604
Entry number: 1/45761/00
ID no.: 2257599
VAT no: SI82244235
Registered office: Franca Nebca 14, 1000 Ljubljana

As you may expect at Think Slovenia we are serious Slovenia-philes and continually proud of and amazed by the beauty of Slovenia and by the pace of positive change in the country. Through experience of over a decade we are also very conscious of the subtle differences in communication and ways of working between Slovenia and other nationalities, which means that it is not always straightforward for non-Slovenians to operate effectively in Slovenia - whether its renovating a house, searching for your dream property or arranging your self catering holiday in this beautiful corner of Europe. This is the gap we aim to bridge with most of our services.

 

Dan Bendall

Prior to starting Think Slovenia, Dan, who is British, had 10 years experience working in the marketing industry and before that graduated in languages. At Think Slovenia Dan is responsible for sales, marketing & client services. After many years of battling with the language Dan speaks Slovenian fluently and has experience of living and working in the Uk, Slovenia and Italy. When not Thinking Slovenia Dan can often be found walking up Slovenia's mountains and skiing down them.

Pia Tuma Bendall

Pia is a Slovenian who has lived and worked in the UK and Slovenia. Pia is a licensed real estate broker with experience of running 150 property sales in Slovenia and with overall responsibility at Think Slovenia for property sales and property management. When living in London Pia ran the only Slovenian language school at the time in the UK, teaching over 100 kids and adults one of the most challenging languages in the world!  She has an additional job in the afternoon entertaining and running after her twins. If there is any spare time left she loves spending time in the mountains skiing & hiking.

Ana Maglica

Ana's main role is looking after property and guest management. She is also focused on building our tourist rental offering and is increasingly involved in assisting our clients with renovation and fit out projects. Ana is a Slovenian and Croatian native speaker so has special responsibility also for helping our Croatian and Serbian clients and building Croatian content on our site. Ana has lived and worked in Croatian, Slovenia and Ireland. When not in the office Ana can be found strolling around Tivoli Park planning her next great escape.

Anamarija Marcina

Anamarija is a licensed real estate broker. She works alongside Pia on property sales and long term rentals usually involved in the process from setting up viewings right through to the point where clients get the keys to their property in their hands. Anamarija is also a Russian language graduate with extra responsibility for managing our Russian content and clients. Anamarija is a keen hiker and loves spending time in Slovenia's beautiful nature.

Nives Otoničar

Nives' role is in the sales and marketing area and she divides her time mainly between handling advertising, enquiries and bookings for our short term rental properties,  and website / content management, playing a key role in the development of the new Think Slovenia website. In her free time Nives likes painting, photography and taking on various arts and crafts projects, but mostly just trying to tire out her hyper-active dog.