Real Estate


Q2 2013

Toll Roads Carve A Path To Public-Private Partnerships

  • May 31, 2013
Moscow City Hall is unveiling public-private partnerships (PPP) and concessions to attract investment into schools, hospitals and transport infrastructure.

Appointments

  • May 28, 2013

Tenants Increasingly Demand Quality And Professionalism From Landlords

  • May 28, 2013
Developers have yet to capitalize upon the dreams of price-sensitive occupiers for campus-style working environments close to the city limits, and within walking distance of the metro.

Do Your Own Due Diligence And Don't Bet On A Promise

  • May 27, 2013
Investors should ignore even well-intentioned assurances from officials, especially regarding future changes of land use.

Regulatory Change Boosts Pre-Leasing of Premises

  • May 27, 2013
Legal authorities clarify the law on leasing future buidings, which may allow parties to agree a tenancy during the construction process without the need for an intermediate "ageement to conclude an agreement".

Russian Investors Target Turkey

  • May 27, 2013
The partial collapse of the Cyprus banking sector may have a growing impact on commercial real estate prices, and not only on the island. Experts say returns will be affected by changes to the domicile or tax treatment of holding companies and deals should reflect that.

News from the Northern Capital

  • May 27, 2013
St. Petersburg is to develop a new artists' and creative quarter, on New Holland Island. Temporary summer events are held on the island each year but from 2014 it will be transformed into a cultural hub to rival those in other major cities around the world.

Foreign Companies Build Infrastructure Across Russia

  • May 27, 2013
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have acted as a catalyst for cities to renovate their infrastructure across the country.

Michelin Strengthens Its Russian Presence With New Logistics Plant

  • May 27, 2013
The new logistics center of French tire maker Michelin in Davydovo, south of Moscow illustrates how global producers are focusing on growing markets like Russia, even while they reduce production in mature markets.

Irkutsk Shows Potential For Reuse Of Historic Buildings

  • May 27, 2013
Historic buildings are often seen as an obstacle rather than an opportunity but private investors in Irkutsk, have been working with conservationists to change the economic logic.

Glass And Steel Stalk The Moscow Region Countryside

  • May 27, 2013
With construction in central Moscow still restricted by planning reviews, the Moscow Region government has suggested building a series of business centers across the territory.

Developers Look For Residential Retail Formula

  • May 27, 2013
Apartment blocks and town house communities should pay more attention to shopping habits, consultants say.

Getting A Feel For Moscow - A City That's Hard To Label

  • May 27, 2013
Travelators and psychographics could hold the key to understanding the Russian market, according to one global CEO who should know. Glenn Rufrano, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, has an executive background that ranges from compiling Class A portfolios to managing retail centers.

Moskva-City Heads To Finish in Mature Market

  • May 27, 2013
Climbing and curving their way skyward, the fantastical towers in the Moskva-City business district have long been exclamation points in Moscow's flat skyline. Emerging from the capital's western section, the district literally punctuates the city with glass skyscrapers reaching more than 50 stories.

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • May 27, 2013
Swedish architecture, design and property management company, White, will develop a phase of the Triumph Park residential project in St. Petersburg for Mirland Development Corporation.

The City That Resists Labels

  • May 27, 2013
Russia's government hires some of the world's leading PR companies to push its case as an investment destination. They need to work harder.
Q2 2013
Q2 2013
— Building permit ban thaws
— Class A demand hits the roof
— Pricing Moscow property