Real Estate


Q4 2014

Online Advertising Cannot Replace the Specialist Skills of an Agent

  • November 14, 2014
The founder of online listings sites says that internet advertising cannot replace the role of an agent or consultant ­— any more than online retailing or remote working can replace physical retail stores and corporate offices.

Appointments

  • November 13, 2014

Reasons to Be Cheerful, With Caveats

  • November 11, 2014
In the case of Russia, most of its exports are priced in dollars, so the ruble's fall does not appear to help the majority of exporters or contribute to growth. The government, in contrast, does feel a boost to the budget from taxes on dollar-priced energy exports.

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • November 11, 2014
Much Awaited Four Seasons Hotel Moscow opens its Doors; Solving Siberia's Low Saturation; Multi-Temperature Distribution Center; BREEAM First for Stadium.

Long Term Opportunities for Those Who Can Weather the Markets

  • November 11, 2014
Investors with their own sources of financing are able to strike better deals in the current market but volatile exchange rates and the rising cost of ruble finance could hold back growth.

Opportunity Knocks for Select Service and Lifestyle Formats

  • November 11, 2014
Takuya Aoyama is the Swiss-based vice president of acquisitions and development for Hyatt International, Russia and CIS, Eastern Europe and Israel. He told Mark Gay about plans to expand the group's portfolio of brands.

Traditional Retailers Expected to Withstand Online Incursion

  • November 11, 2014
Some market segments are already feeling the impact of competition from internet retailers but the retail sector as a whole is expected to survive the competition. Some retailers may even gain market share if they straddle both channels.

Online Selling Can Help Secure the Future of Physical Stores

  • November 11, 2014
The Internet has had a stronger impact on sales of electronic goods than clothing but "clicks and mortar" retailers who combine the techniques of online and offline retailing are the ones who stand to gain most. Yekaterina Yezhova spoke to the general director of KupiVIP, Vladimir Kholyaznikov.

Russians Would Migrate to the Countryside if Lifestyle Matched Cities

  • November 11, 2014
Twenty-five million Russians might move from cities to the countryside if offered the same income and infrastructure. While these conditions cannot be met in Russia at the moment, the government can encourage urban dwellers to move to rural communities.

Technology Offers Lifetime Savings on Operating Costs

  • November 11, 2014
Every building has something to gain from cost-saving technology but hotels can benefit more than most. Innovations now monitor how guests and activities fluctuate throughout the day.

Changes to Land Law May Help to Bring Life to a Slow Market

  • November 11, 2014
Legislators seem to be pressing developers and landowners into activity by creating disincentives to keeping land off the market in the hope of finding a more attractive buyer. Proposed legal changes aim to govern public land allocation more precisely. The result could be positive for the market and bring more transparency to developers' operations.
Q4 2014
Q4 2014
 — What's New For Investors
 — E-Commerce in Perspective
 — Hoteliers Target Russia