Real Estate


Q4 2011

Letter From the Editors

  • November 15, 2011
Reviewing the past year in the Russian real estate market, it is clear that a giant bounceback has occurred. Retail is one of the segments fueling the expansion of the market.

News in Brief

  • November 15, 2011

Picture Roundup

  • November 15, 2011

The Next Evolution in Retail

  • November 15, 2011
Steady sales growth and rising competition for consumers has piqued retailers' interest in new mall formats. A wave of outlet centers is on the way, and power centers will follow.  

Regional Malls Pick Up Pace

  • November 15, 2011
The capital of retail space isn't Moscow. Instead, it's found much farther south, in Krasnodar. Surgut, Barnaul and other cities also lead the way in retail development.

The Big Squeeze: Developers Battle Moscow Parking Woes

  • November 15, 2011
With parking in Moscow at a premium, office developers are using parking garages and lots to give their buildings a market advantage.

Hotels Are Heading To Economic Hubs

  • November 15, 2011
Multinational hotel chains are planting their brands throughout Russia, and Hyatt is no exception. Gebhard Rainer, managing director for Hyatt International, knows Russia well enough that he can discuss Moscow's Ring Roads and southern Russia's trade. We asked him what Hyatt is up to in various cities.

The Most Expensive Apartments in Moscow

  • November 15, 2011
After a late start, penthouses have become the standard for luxury, as well as the priciest residential real estate in Moscow. REQ looks inside this secretive segment.

Acquiring Rights to Premises In 'Future' Shopping Centers

  • November 15, 2011
When it comes to shopping center construction, it is common for developers to raise additional funds during the construction phase by receiving security deposits, advance payments, or both. At the same time, future tenants also have an interest in securing premises before construction is done. How can the risk inherent in buying into a "future" mall be reduced?

New Governor Halts Matviyenko Infrastructure Projects, Fights Icicles

  • November 15, 2011
President Dmitry Medvedev has appointed Georgy Poltavchenko as governor of St. Petersburg, and the replacement of Valentina Matviyenko, who had governed the city since 2003, has already brought significant changes to the real estate scene.

Appointments

  • November 15, 2011
Q4 2011
Q4 2011
Shopping malls take on new formats, and the regions attract retail space
For office developers, parking wins out
Penthouse market in Moscow matures