Real Estate


Q1 2012

Letter From the Editors

  • March 01, 2012
2011 was a year of new records and first-time achievements for Russia. The most surprising of these occurred in December when tens of thousands protested the State Duma elections in the largest anti-government rally since the fall of the Soviet Union.

News in Brief

  • March 01, 2012

Picture Roundup

  • March 01, 2012

A Green Crop of New Offices

  • March 01, 2012
Three new office centers are up for green certification. Developers dislike the cost of eco-friendly building, but experts say Moscow will see more of such construction.

Aging Industrial Sites Attract Redevelopment

  • March 01, 2012
Repurposing Moscow's many industrial areas will be key to relieving the clogged center and creating a world-class city.

An Eco-House for the Masses

  • March 01, 2012
Green building often gets a bad rap for being too pricey. A new project aims to create a prefabricated house that's both better for the environment and cheaper to build.

Сity Planning in Europe's Largest City

  • March 01, 2012
City authorities are determined to tackle Moscow's notorious traffic, aging housing stock and chaotic construction. Deputy Mayor Andrei Sharonov discusses these challenges with Alec Luhn.

Retail Leads Booming Commercial Real Estate Market in St. Petersburg

  • March 01, 2012
St. Petersburg was the "breakthrough of the year" on the world's commercial real estate market in 2011, as the investment volume here increased almost 10 times to $2.1 billion, according to Global Capital Flows research published by Jones Lang LaSalle. As a result, St. Petersburg, which had never been ranked among the top 100 cities in terms of real estate investment volume, entered the list in 34th place.

Novosibirsk Bottleneck

  • March 01, 2012
Hotel developers see an opportunity in the low number of rooms. Irregular demand, however, means existing hotels are occasionally overbooked but otherwise empty.

Building a Green Warehouse

  • March 01, 2012
Implementing the right design and management strategies can cut operational costs, anticipate stricter energy-efficiency regulations and attract good tenants.

No Good Way to Buy Your Own Parking Space

  • March 01, 2012
Existing legislation lacks provisions to allow the individual ownership of spaces, hampering car owners and developers alike.

Appointments

  • March 01, 2012
Q1 2012
Q1 2012
Latest crop of offices grows greener
Redeveloping industrial areas to solve urban planning problems
Entrepreneur seeks to make energy-efficient housing affordable