Real Estate


Q2 2010

Editor's View

  • June 01, 2010

News in Brief

  • June 01, 2010

Completions But No Transactions

  • June 01, 2010
Despite the recent delivery of numerous hotel projects in the past six months, a fundamental difference of expectations between potential buyers and sellers means few deals are likely in the coming months.

The Effects of New Town-Planning Law in Moscow

  • June 01, 2010
New rules on land use may provoke reviews of some existing plans, but a long-term fall in construction investment activity is unlikely.

The Owner and Occupier in One

  • June 01, 2010
Companies looking to purchase rather than lease office space in Moscow may find the current market environment in the city conducive to a deal, but there remain numerous issues to consider before buying.

Empowered Development

  • June 01, 2010
In 2005 Viktor VekselbergТs Renova Group turned to Veniamin Golubitsky, a former politician from Yekaterinburg, to lead its development arm, Renova StroiGroup, as it attempts some of the countryТs most ambitious real estate ventures. Among its various projects, in the Sverdlovsk region Renova StroiGroup is effectively building a new town, Akademichesky, from scratch.  Alexander Teddy discussed with Golubitsky the complications of operating in RussiaТs regions, how to harness state assistance and the mistakes of European construction in the 20th century.

News in Brief

  • June 01, 2010

The Drawing Board

  • June 01, 2010
The Lord Foster of Thames Bank was a favorite for designing a new-age landscape in twenty-first century Russia. But his impending influence on the skyline has reduced as the bank balances that were due to finance construction of his numerous plans withered.

Appointments

  • June 01, 2010

Picture Roundup

  • June 01, 2010

The Next Best Thing

  • June 01, 2010
Russia's real estate market potential in the regions has dropped off dramatically from the pre-crisis days. For an investor to achieve market traction now outside Moscow and St. Petersburg, one needs to know where to start.

Speculations on Warehousing

  • June 01, 2010
Russia's warehouse sector is unlikely to see a return to speculation when demand reappears. A revived industrial market should bear more similarities to Western peers.