Real Estate


Q1 2015

Appointments

  • March 05, 2015

A Market of Undoubted Opportunities

  • March 05, 2015
It's a challenging time for many markets and countries but Russia has to make its case to investors more strongly than most. The ruble's sharp fall and the regional crisis in Ukraine have unnerved investors.

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • March 05, 2015
Chinese center takes shape; Chinese eye Rostov-City; Simonovsky Business Center; Seiko says it's time.

Bearing Up, Buckling Down: how Sectors Are Faring

  • March 05, 2015
With the economy battered by cheap oil, financial sanctions and investor fears, Russian real estate is in for an unpredictable ride across market segments in early 2015.

Retail Yields Under Pressure as Consumers Weaken

  • March 05, 2015
Landlords have compromised on rents but some retailers have still opted to leave the Russian market. So far, the casualties have been broadly limited to smaller chains in the middle or upper mass market.

Q&A: Could Sochi Become a Global Destination?

  • March 05, 2015
Horst Schulze was the creative force behind the Ritz Carlton hotel brand in the 1980s and 1990s, and he now manages two luxury hotels in Sochi under his own brand, Solis, and will open a third hotel this year. He spoke to Peter Hobson.

Hotels Development on Course but With Delays Likely

  • March 05, 2015
The strong dollar and the ruble's fall was the last straw for hotels, who were compelled to raise prices. Forex effects have delayed some projects and have doubled the cost of fitting out hotels. Mark Gay spoke to David Jenkins, Head of Hotels & Hospitality Group at JLL Russia & CIS.

St. Petersburg Wary Ahead of New Tourist Season

  • March 05, 2015
Hoteliers are anxious to see if the ruble's decline, relative to the dollar and euro, can reverse last year's fall in the proportion of foreign visitors to St. Petersburg. Yekaterina Yezhova spoke to Yekaterina Shadskaya, director of the north-west regional branch of the Russian Union of Travel Industry.

St. Petersburg Housing Market Pauses After Winter Frenzy

  • March 05, 2015
The residential market of St. Petersburg has caught its breath after a frenzy triggered by people's efforts to protect their wealth by snapping up property. While experts forecast that demand for real estate will fall back, developers are looking for more options to attract clients.

Developer Has Plans to Encourage Buyers

  • March 05, 2015
Residential projects are still going ahead but the current market requires special efforts to stimulate demand. Yekaterina Yezhova spoke to Etalon Group President, Viacheslav Zarenkov.

Demanding Buyers Drive Luxury to New Heights

  • March 05, 2015
Residential customers are no longer satisfied with a house of good quality on a fine location. Deluxe projects must balance unique architectural ideas and European standards of interior living space.

Pure Yield

  • March 05, 2015
With an increasing number of students studying abroad, student accommodation is the new focus for a group of Russian investors looking to put their money to use abroad.

Vladivostok Gambling Zone Aims to Become the New Macau

  • March 05, 2015
As the federal government promotes the development of travel destinations in Russia, a group of Asian investors has climbed aboard a project to turn the Far East into a new regional leisure and entertainment hot spot for  tourists.

Architects and Engineers Have Moon Base in Sight

  • March 05, 2015
A Russian company claims it can build an outpost on the moon. Lin Industrial has designed the new lunar base near to Malapert Mountain at the moon's south pole.

Residential Rentals Suffer a Forex Shock

  • March 05, 2015
Tenants can get a deal on the residential market but supply remains limited, with the result that reality often fails to live up to their expectations.

Legislation Affects Allocation of Land Plots

  • March 05, 2015
The government introduced amended land legislation under Federal Law FZ No. 171 of June 2014.  Maksim Popov, Associate Director, real estate & construction, Goltsblat BLP, answers our questions regarding the changes.

Falling Ruble Increases Demand for Domestic Tourism

  • March 05, 2015
The Russian hospitality sector should seize the opportunity to build upon successful international sporting events and increase the attractiveness of its domestic tourism industry. This will require further investment in infrastructure and services.  

Multiple Roads to Recovery

  • March 05, 2015
There is no doubt that Russia could have been better prepared for the crisis. Longstanding problems include an underdeveloped financial market and the need for a substantial domestic bond market.
Q1 2015
Q1 2015
 — Developers rise to the Challenge
 — Global Retailers target Regions
 — Buyers drive Luxury to New Heights
 — Inbound Tourism on the Increase