Real Estate


Q1 2014

London Draws Russian Buyers

  • March 06, 2014
Russian investors continue to flock to London's residential market but they are not the only ones. The shop windows of the capital's estate agents reflect geopolitical events around the world.

Return of Volatility May Keep Investors On the Sidelines

  • March 06, 2014
While Russia was focused on preparations for the Sochi Olympics it was a crisis on the other side of the Black Sea, in Turkey, that triggered a new round of volatility in emerging markets.

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • March 06, 2014
Sochi Site Maintenance Estimated at $7 Billion Over Three Years; PNK Builds Own Components; Architect Says FIFA Projects Headed for Trouble; Lenta Launches IPO.

Warehouse Segment Expected to Stay Steady

  • March 06, 2014
Russia is seeing a steady stream of class A properties in the warehouse and industrial sector. Stock per capita remains much lower than in the main European markets.

Slumping Ruble Is a Challenge for Investors and Tenants

  • March 06, 2014
The currency's sudden depreciation in January is partly a reflection of the economy's slowdown and the relative attraction of more established markets. Foreign exchange movements will not on their own influence investors' decisions.

Consumers Still a Pillar of the Russian Economy

  • March 06, 2014
International retail chains continue to venture into the Russian market. The number of new entrants jumped sharply in 2013 and the trend is forecast to continue this year.

Strong Demand for Apartments on Commercial Sites

  • March 06, 2014
A shortage of land for residential housing within the borders of St. Petersburg is leading developers to build apart hotels to suit different budgets and with varying levels of service.

News from the Northern Capital

  • March 06, 2014
Extravagant Apartments Rare Commodity; Why are we waiting? FC Zenit Goes It Alone.

Sochi Olympics Throws Spotlight On Neighboring Resorts

  • March 06, 2014
If any of Russia's regions is in the spotlight, it's Krasnodar, the southern Russian host of the Sochi Olympic Games.

Retail Drives Expansion Of Regional Warehousing

  • March 06, 2014
As logistics becomes less centralized the share of the regions is expected to increase to as much as 30 per cent.

With No "Golden" Real Estate Sector, Investments Are Made Asset to Asset

  • March 06, 2014
Looking at Russian commercial real estate versus international markets from the perspective of investment performance, there is no simple rule of thumb: Projects must be assessed on their merits.

Cadastral Values and Changes to Property Tax Calculation: Implications For the Real Estate Market

  • March 06, 2014
Changes to the valuation system affect buildings and premises intended for office or retail use though not for warehousing or industry. This is only one of the technicalites of the new law that demands attention.

Appointments

  • March 06, 2014
Q1 2014
Q1 2014
 — Steady stream of A-class properties  
 — Volatility returns to challenge market  
 — Global retailers head for Russia
 — Krasnodar builds on Olympics