Real Estate


Q1 2011

Letter From the Editors

  • March 03, 2011
Cheap fuels. Cheap electricity. Cheap heat. This country's reputation for inexpensive utilities is well-deserved. They tamp down the cost of the city's apartments, offices and stores. Taking extra steps to "green" a building by making it conserve energy seems, by contrast, like the expensive option.

News in Brief

  • March 03, 2011

Picture Roundup

  • March 03, 2011

First Landings on the Green Market

  • March 03, 2011
Green building has touched down in Russia with high-profile projects that could jump-start the market. But a lack of building regulations, materials and know-how for environmentally friendly construction means not every project is legally possible — or financially feasible.

For Now, Green Materials Make For Tough Selling

  • March 03, 2011
Whether finding ecological and sustainable materials, getting consumers and businesses to buy them or convincing a contractor to build according to green standards, efforts in green real estate can pose serious challenges. But that doesn't stop salespeople from trying.

Voronezh Looks For New Growth

  • March 03, 2011
The southwestern city of almost 1 million people has struggled with its economy, land and real estate for many years. Now the situation is progressing.

Finances, Training Pose Green Hurdle

  • March 03, 2011
In 2008, when Julia Stefa­nishina of Ernst & Young began working as a green building consultant, she found that developers thought of sustainable development as a Western phenomenon with few prospects in Russia. Today developers are realizing that they'll need to embrace the green trend to remain competitive.

Constructing Standards: Eco Enters Legal Lexicon

  • March 03, 2011
A government system of legal and economic mechanisms will need to be brought into effect for the number of sustainable and ecological buildings to increase.

'Supply and Demand' Rise In the Property Market

  • March 03, 2011
The numbers are in. Financing terms for commercial real estate, as well as residential real estate, can be evaluated for what they said about last year and what this year holds.

St. Petersburg Governor Wants Out Of City's Special Status

  • March 03, 2011
St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko seeks less protection, not more, for some of the city's landscapes. Plus, changes come to Pulkovo Airport and to St. Petersburg's metro.

Appointments

  • March 03, 2011
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Q1 2011
Novoye Stupino: Green housing in the Moscow region compromises on costs
Principles, price tags in the ecological debate
Voronezh heads for a revamp