Real Estate


Q3 2013

World's Biggest Food Market Provides a Template For Moscow

  • September 17, 2013
Russia's food markets have a character of their own but more modern skills and logistics could boost the country's production.

A New Approach To Investment

  • September 17, 2013
Several high quality sports and entertainment complexes are being built in Moscow, with international expertise. Developers plan to shake up the shopping experience, and seize the attention of shoppers who have become inured to omnipresent brands and retail outlets. Moscow's Galactica Park and the VTB Arena in Petrovsky park illustrate the imagination and ambition of investors and developers.

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • September 17, 2013
AT Real Estate has started building Moscow Region's largest Class A warehouse and industrial complex. Sofino Logistics Park to the south east of Moscow will comprise more than 840,000 square meters and cost about $600 million.

Foreign Capital Helps Drive Big Transactions To Record Levels

  • September 17, 2013
Large transactions like the Metropolis shopping center in Moscow and Aura in Novosibirsk have made retail a strong challenger to the prime office market. Investors continue to diversify risk while high prices in the capitals throw a spotlight on the regions.

Stadiums Seek The Holy Grail Of Long Term Use

  • September 17, 2013
Russia is embarking on a massive project to upgrade and build sports stadiums ≠Ч for the first time since the Soviet era. That lack of experience is an opportunity for international architects, consultants and management companies.

A Challenging Market With Great Potential But Confidence Is Key

  • September 17, 2013
Over the past 20 years Russia has seen great advances in the quality of construction. The reasons are diverse Ч greater technical skill, higher land prices and rising expectations among clients.

Flexible Rooms, Sliding Walls and Breakout Zones Are The Must-Have Features Of A Modern Office

  • September 17, 2013
If the façade of a modern office building is part of a company's image, it's even more true of the interior, from the reception lobby to the working environment. Tetris is a turnkey, design and build company, recently acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle.

Russian Investors Buy Into Premier International Locations But Wait For Resort Markets To Bottom Out

  • September 17, 2013
Central Bank figures suggest that purchases of international real estate by Russians fell at the start of this year. Experts say Russian buyers are maturing, and paying greater attention to investment potential Ч though holiday homes still dominate in terms of volume.

Georgian Developers Use Thaw To Draw Russians To Southern Climes

  • September 17, 2013
Construction in some Georgian resorts has slowed down during the final months of Mikhail Saakashvili's presidency Ч but not in Batumi, where developers are completing and marketing a seafront hotel complex.

News from the Northern Capital

  • September 17, 2013
New, inexpensive apartments are pushing down the price of residential real estate in Moscow and St. Petersburg. While the first half of 2013 has seen an overall increase in the indexes for residential real estate in Russia, the country's two biggest cities have struggled.

Available Finance and the Chance of a Rate Cut are Positive Signals for Market

  • September 17, 2013
The economy is increasingly dependent on the oil price to support fading growth but real estate continues to benefit from a strong consumer market and potential for greater mortgage lending.

The Civil Code Subject To New Regulation

  • September 17, 2013
Laws on leasehold provide new forms of ownership title but  proposals to automatically transfer leases to the new kind of title could be a headache as much as a benefit.

Appointments

  • September 17, 2013
Q3 2013
Q3 2013
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 — Russia and regions: risk and reward
 — Buying abroad: global capitals vs. resorts