Real Estate


Q4 2009

Special Measures for Economic Zones

  • November 18, 2009
Restructuring the federal administration of special economic zones might help boost their attractiveness during times of depressed investment. The move comes as cracks appear in some of the zonesТ plans and budgets; others, meanwhile, continue to grow.

Real Estate with Fries

  • November 17, 2009
McDonald’s president for Eastern Europe and the company’s CEO in Russia, Khamzat Khasbulatov, has been at the company since the first day it appeared in Russia in 1990. Starting with that prime location, the company has maintained a particular interest in real estate in Russia.

Establishing Ownership Rights: A New Tendency in Judicial Practice

  • November 17, 2009
Changes in the way the Supreme Arbitration Court decides cases involving property registration disputes may have profound consequences for RussiaТs property market.

Problematic Debt in the Construction Sector

  • November 17, 2009
Banks and other investors should not look to create their own development arms, but instead should focus on finding the best partnerships to deal with problem projects.

News in Brief

  • November 17, 2009

Public-Private Partnerships in St. Petersburg

  • November 17, 2009
Although many of the cityТs PPP projects have been delayed and reworked because of the current economic situation, this form of development looks set to weather the storm.

Designed for Protests

  • November 17, 2009
The proposal and early approval for a new skyscraper in St. Petersburg has ignited a public response against its construction. Although this has regularly made big headlines inside and outside Russia, it is by no means the first example of collective outrage resulting from architectural decision-making.

Appointments

  • November 17, 2009

Editor's View

  • November 17, 2009
Predicted fourth-quarter economic growth, oil’s price revival and a strengthening ruble all raise the question of an uptick in Russia’s business climate. Add in that one of the largest Russian companies, Rusal, is preparing for its dual IPO, and a surface reading of Russia’s industries may be encouraging. But not everyone is quite ready to pull the champagne off the ice. The auto industry remains in a state of flux, as seen through the AutoVAZ and Opel prism. And in the real estate sector, where demand for Moscow residential property may be on the rise, many construction firms remain cash-strapped, developers debt-ridden and banks asset-laden.

News in Brief

  • November 17, 2009

What's Up?

  • November 17, 2009

Views of a Capital

  • November 17, 2009
As a combined effort to increase tourism and investment, and attract talent and events, city branding merges a marketing strategy and city development to promote the location internationally. Preliminary research suggests Moscow has solid foundations but much work to do, particularly on changing perceptions.

On the Street

  • November 17, 2009
Investment interest in street retail remains relatively strong, but retailers are weighing up changes, meaning facades have changed on many of MoscowТs principal retail corridors.

A New Mallscape

  • November 17, 2009
A decline in franchising and a range of other new trends in the countryТs retail market are making various operators consider now the time to enter or expand in Russia.
Q4 2009
Q4 2009
SEZs under new management
Retail reaches a crossroads while on the street commercial faces are changing
Is there any point in protesting projects?