Real Estate


Q3 2009

Sochis Games

  • September 29, 2009
With financing dominating headlines on the Winter Olympics venue, a view of Sochi through ones own eyes shows a city with little new on the skyline but a lot of foundations being dug.

Mortgage Makeovers

  • September 29, 2009
Russias government has sought to rewire the countrys relatively new mortgage systems, but the real acid test for these recent changes may be yet to come.

REIT for Russia

  • September 29, 2009
Further development of the Russian equivalent to these trusts could diversify investment in the countrys real estate market.

Marketing Real Estate in the Downturn

  • September 29, 2009
As decision-making power moves from company executives to shareholders, so advertising real estate needs to tighten and move its focus to reflect this.

Lure Tenants with the Law

  • September 29, 2009
Landlords looking to be flexible have a range of contractual resources available to  help attract and retain tenants, but these need to be built on solid legal foundations.

The Value of Mortgaged Assets

  • September 29, 2009
Banks looking for additional security from borrowers are facing various difficulties in valuing properties and are taking different approaches to cope with them.

Office Sublease

  • September 29, 2009
Although an attractive option for companies currently reducing staff numbers or scaling back development plans, subletting will only be a short-lived market phenomenon.

Hospitable Highs and Lows

  • September 29, 2009
Despite efforts to reduce seasonality, the citys hotel market still suffers from a lack of facilities for business travelers, which may slow recovery in the coming years.

Editor's View

  • September 29, 2009
Everyone, it seems, is casting around trying to identify the bottom of the current crisis. As the Californian forty-niners sifted through stones on cloudy riverbeds, so market players and observers are scrambling around in statistics looking for evidence that things have stopped getting worse. The economies of France and Germany returned to growth, second quarter results have shown, while the Russian government predicts an 8.5 percent decline in economic output for 2009. Closer to home, residential rental rates in Moscow grew in August, but sales volumes continue to decline. . . .

News in Brief

  • September 29, 2009

News in Photos

  • September 29, 2009

A Market To Redevelop

  • September 29, 2009
AFI Developments general director, Alexander Khaldei, explained how his company is managing to survive the current credit droughts and asset seizures, while many others met their maker.

News in Brief

  • September 29, 2009

Rebuilding Blocks

  • September 29, 2009
The three curators of a recent exhibition explain the possible benefits that renovating panel housing could have for Russia.

Appointments

  • September 29, 2009
Q3 2009
Q3 2009
Olympic plans for Sochi begin to come off the page
Uncertainty over the future landscape of property development in Moscow
Russia‘s ageing housing stock – what is to be done?