Real Estate


Q3 2014

Kabardian Architect Blazes Trail for Energy Efficiency in North Caucasus

  • September 18, 2014
Green offices usually get the headlines but healthy buildings are perhaps more important in challenging environments outside the big city as one innovative architect has demonstrated.

Raising the Mountains to World Class Standards

  • September 18, 2014
Resort projects get underway to breathe life into the  North Caucasus economy. The state-driven project ranges from the upgrading of airports, railway lines and stations, to the construction of roads. But private developers hold the key to long-term success.

Competing for Tourists at Home and Abroad

  • September 18, 2014
Crimea's recent publicity highlights the different amenities and flavors of Russia's southern holiday destinations. Analysts debate whether they can rise above the competition.

Successful Defense of Property Rights Boosts Confidence In Courts

  • September 18, 2014
Law-abiding companies that have operated in Russia for many years sometimes have to defend their rights to land. IKEA's victory against unscrupulous plaintiffs set a new benchmark in court practice for protecting property rights.

The Expansion Strategies of International Retailers: Is Western Europe leaving Russia behind?

  • September 18, 2014
Big brands are stepping up the pace of store openings around the world but the balance between floorspace and retailers' interest in Russia is strained.

Appointments

  • September 18, 2014

Self-Isolation Would Only Hurt Russian Industry

  • September 18, 2014
At the time of writing the European Union has held back from imposing a third round of sanctions on Russia, related to the conflict in Ukraine.

Budget Hotels in Moscow Land Grab

  • September 18, 2014
Accor took the lead in developing Russia's budget and mid-market hotel segment. It has just signed five agreements to manage hotels in Odessa and Moscow, including two Russian deals with the Stincom Group.

Economy Puts Real Estate in Defensive Mode

  • September 18, 2014
Larger companies have been buying fewer offices and a larger proportion of transactions is coming from smaller companies and individuals with a different motivation.

View From Helsinki: Rival Opportunities

  • September 18, 2014
Helsinki-based Hadley Dean, Managing Partner, Eastern Europe, for Colliers International, says the market should not overestimate the impact of western money  Russian commercial real estate. He spoke to Mark Gay.

Business Confidence Struggles in the Face of Geopolitics

  • September 18, 2014
Regardless of the likelihood and timing of further sanctions, the negative impact on Russia's commercial real estate market is expected to continue into the second half of 2015.

Historic ZiL Factory Site will Be Home of Russian Hockey As Speeding Pucks Replace Lumbering Limousines

  • September 18, 2014
The Legends Ice Palace will bring star quality to the redevelopment of one of Moscow's largest brownfield sites. The adaptable and convenient size of its arenas is a strong point.

Hockey Legend Behind Sports Center

  • September 18, 2014
Alexey Kasatonov is a former hockey star with the Red Army Team, Soviet National Team who also played for the New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins in the NHL. He is the General Director of the ambitious construction project known as Park of Legends in Moscow. He spoke to Anton Fradkin.

Russians Hesitating on Overseas Deals

  • September 18, 2014
Far from turning their backs on overseas real estate, Russian investors still see opportunities abroad as they confront a slowing investment market at home. But they're more cautious and slower to sign deals, brokers say.

Centrifugal Forces Tug St. Petersburg In Different Directions

  • September 18, 2014
Large industrial projects will no longer overshadow the quality of life, city planners say. But it is not yet clear that small and mid-sized businesses can take over the role of generating jobs.
Q3 2014
Q3 2014
 — Budget hotels in Moscow land grab
 — Hockey arena transforms brownfield site
 — Smaller markets to challenge Russia