Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2012 (Revised February 2017)

Porto Adriatico

by Arthur I Segel


In March 2012, Jack Dawkins is in the early stages of leading the development of an old navy yard in Croatia into a mixed-use waterfront community of residences, hotel rooms, shops and dining. Catering to those arriving by superyachts and other leisure boats, and set amongst dramatic coastline, the project would transform the region. Coordinating the many stakeholders in a new country, Jack has to decide the best way to navigate the development risks and whether the project really makes sense as proposed, in more ways than one.

Keywords: real estate; Project Finance; Projects; Planning; Real Estate Industry; Croatia;


Segel, Arthur I. "Porto Adriatico." Harvard Business School Case 213-024, August 2012. (Revised February 2017.)