Real Estate


Q3 2011

Letter From the Editors

  • September 21, 2011
Industrial parks and warehouses, pension funds and sovereign funds, Tatarstan and Kaluga: These topics can be found in this issue as we cover many of the ways both domestic and foreign investors are trying to make money from Russia's real estate.

News in Brief

  • September 21, 2011

Built-To-Suit Comes to Russia

  • September 21, 2011
Constructing a warehouse to the renter's or buyer's specifications has become more popular. The needs of retailers, developers, landlords and investors are driving that trend.

Russian Pension Funds Ease Into Real Estate

  • September 21, 2011
Nongovernmental Russian pension funds are starting to consider real estate for their portfolios, but investment-grade buildings with high yields are hard to find.

Real Estate Feels For Solid Legal Footing

  • September 21, 2011
With the country's real estate market on the rise, developers are looking to build and investors are looking to place their money. But the law doesn't recognize project financing. Vladimir Gamza is working on that problem.

Sochi Residential Market Soars in Price Pre-2014

  • September 21, 2011
Prices for apartments in the Black Sea coastal city rocketed after Russia won the 2014 Winter Olympics bid, and they remain sky-high. When will they fall back to earth?

Competitive Ground Gives Rise To Industrial Parks, Technoparks

  • September 21, 2011
The Dega Cluster Noginsk industrial park looks a lot like a Lego model. Red, blue, gray and orange box-like buildings dot 140 hectares of green landscape, while structures with silver pipes and towers pop up throughout the park.

Court Resolution Will Alter Deal Making

  • September 21, 2011
The investment agreements used in construction financing have been ruled not-so-agreeable by the country's highest arbitration court. Real estate players, take note.

Russians Head to Europe, U.S. for Properties Abroad

  • September 21, 2011
Looking for solid investments or just a vacation spot, Russians are turning to Miami, Cyprus, France and other locations. Demand for foreign residential real estate is increasing, according to several Russian agencies offering properties abroad.

Investment Backgrounder: Economic Outlook Is Mixed

  • September 21, 2011
Basic economic factors are damping the country's investment climate and leading to capital outflow. Why has so much money left Russia, and what lies ahead?

New Design for New Holland Island

  • September 21, 2011
New Holland Island, a spit of land in St. Petersburg, is experiencing a renaissance as a cultural hub, which is a major change after centuries of military use, decades of neglect and a failed revamp in the 2000s.

Appointments

  • September 21, 2011

While Deal Flow Rises, Investors Look for Cash Flow

  • September 20, 2011
Investment in real estate could hit a record level this year, according to various analyst estimates. So far in 2011, real estate players have bought more than $3 billion in properties.
Q3 2011
Q3 2011
Foreign funds and domestic investors test out Russia's commercial market
Warehouse tailoring: Built-to-suit takes off
Tech, industrial parks entice entrepreneurs