Real Estate


Q4 2013

Developers Pass The Baton To Planners

  • November 12, 2013
An ad hoc poll of friends revealed that shopping in Moscow is not one of life's simple pleasures.

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • November 12, 2013
O1 Properties is in negotiations with billionaire Alexander Nesis but would not confirm as REQ went to press that Nesis is buying a stake of more than 40 percent in the real estate investment company.

Regional Retail Remains Attractive Despite Large Pipelines And Worsening Economic Trends

  • November 12, 2013
Regional cities are especially attractive for international brands, many of which operate through franchises and follow the arrival of quality shopping malls.

Quest For New Malls Pushes To Regions, Outpaces Europe

  • November 12, 2013
Russia now leads the European ranking in terms of the approved pipeline of retail projects. The growing appetite of consumers has so far offset any fears about market saturation and slowing economic growth.

From Socialist Pride to Capitalist Makeover

  • November 12, 2013
Far-reaching plans to redevelop the  All-Russia Exhibition Center, better known as VDNKh, are advancing with the park's consolidation under a single municipal owner but questions remain over its projected use.

Getting People Up From The Underground

  • November 10, 2013
Lifting people to street level and making it easy to walk about the city would boost retailing, tourism and the city's competitiveness. This past summer the Danish architect and champion of "livable cities" Jan Gehl delivered his report to the city authorities.

Energy Floors Move From The Nightclub To The Ticket Office

  • November 10, 2013
Russian Railways Research Insitiute has signed a contract to develop power-generating floor panels for ticket halls in stations.

Architects Look To High-Density Europe For Inspiration

  • November 10, 2013
Dutch architects bring their vision to key Russian projects, from the Mercury City Tower to housing and urban planning in the regions.

Appointments

  • November 10, 2013

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

  • November 07, 2013
Commercial real estate to be taxed according to cadastral value, eliminating the opportunity to account for depreciation, as authorities seek to increase the flow of tax revenues.

Retail Property Market Is Buoyant Despite Official Tinkering

  • November 07, 2013
Bureaucratic intervention in the real estate market is at odds with pledges to reduce barriers and create a transparent town-planning regime: Ad hoc charges, new laws and lack of clarity on who is responsible for taking decisions are affecting land plots and owners of existing properties.

Heritage And Landscape Go Hand In Hand

  • November 07, 2013
Moscow authorities ask for comments on improving the city's environment and it's not all positive.   Cities like London, Vienna, Paris and Rome are "loved  and magnificent" precisely because they protect their heritage, experts say.

Developer Hopes To Score With Complex Built Around Historic Soccer Stadium

  • September 17, 2013
The developers of VTB Arena Park, at the home of Dynamo football club, are aiming to create the country's best stadium and concert venue.

News from the Northern Capital

  • September 17, 2013
Historic central districts should keep their bars and nightclubs, says a prominent St. Petersburg developer, amid calls from members of the Legislative Assembly to clear them out of Dumskaya Ulitsa and Apraksin Dvor.
Q4 2013
Q4 2013
— Timing the market for new shopping projects  
— Finding value in a city's heritage  
— Building human landscapes in satellite towns