Real Estate


Q2 2012

Letter From the Editors

  • May 31, 2012
If one phrase could describe the current situation on the Russian real estate market, it might be "All Quiet on the Eastern Front." After the celebration earlier this year of record-breaking 2011 investment results, the drop-off predicted months ago is playing out, with deals down across the board.

News in Brief

  • May 31, 2012

Picture Roundup

  • May 31, 2012

Creating Offices for The Creative Class

  • May 31, 2012
Companies in spheres like media and IT are acquiring space in business centers and redevelopment projects to set up offices that blur the line between work and life.  

Price Plateau: Office Rents to Stay Stable for Now Despite Low Supply

  • May 31, 2012
Although rental rates for premium office space in good locations will rise, rates for lesser-quality premises will remain level in the short term, consultants predicted.

Office Crunch in the Urals

  • May 31, 2012
A deluge of business centers, including a skyscraper, have flooded Yekaterinburg, but well-managed quality office buildings with good accessibility remain hard to find.

Balancing Building Needs And Environmental Concerns

  • May 31, 2012
Alex de Valukhoff, CEO of Lafarge Russia and chairman of the Russian Cement Association's sustainable development committee, speaks about environmental concerns and the future of construction.

Built-to-Suit Warehouses Boom Amid High Demand

  • May 31, 2012
As appetite for warehouses continues to skyrocket, investors and occupiers are seeking built-to-suit projects in particular. These will likely make up 35 percent of new stock in the coming years.

Changes Expand Grounds for Ending Investment Contracts

  • May 31, 2012
Amendments clarify a building owner's liability after an accident and give the state more power to cancel contracts with investors.

St. Petersburg News in Brief

  • May 31, 2012

Appointments

  • May 31, 2012
Q2 2012
Q2 2012
Price plateau: Only premium rents to climb
Creative class drives office-space innovation
Quality still hard to find despite influx of new supply in Yekaterinburg