Real Estate


Q2 2015

The Budget Hotels of Generation Y

  • June 19, 2015
International hoteliers are developing new brands that are lifestyle formated, affordable and technologically advanced.

Foreign Firms Help Russia Achieve Import Substitution

  • June 19, 2015
The current political emphasis on import substitution did not catch Russian manufacturers of building materials by surprise. They have been supplying the domestic market for more than 10 years already.

The Fashion for Skyscrapers

  • June 19, 2015
People can be divided into those who would not accept life in a skyscraper and those who dream of it.

'Portals' for the Moscow River

  • June 19, 2015
People can be divided into those who would not accept life in a skyscraper and those who dream of it.

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • June 19, 2015
173 Million Rubles to Service Olympic Park; Crisis Cuts Short Developers' Plans; Construction Begins on Zaryadye Park; A Swedish Resort in the Leningrad Region; An Oriental Hotel in 'Russia's' Place; A New Hotel Chain Comes to Russia; Eastern Property Holdings Continues to Invest.

MIPIM: Russian Market Must Become Self-Reliant

  • June 19, 2015
Investment prospects for Russian construction clarified at leading property market MIPIM.

Developers Advised to Forget Crisis

  • June 19, 2015
Despite falling demand, the pace of residential and commercial real estate construction in Russia remains unchanged. The government is subsidizing new construction, but developers of commercial space must revise their plans.

Expats Move Out From the Moscow Center

  • June 19, 2015
The market for corporate leases in the capital becomes accustomed to new lower prices. Expat employees now often receive just a salary, and are left to hunt for an apartment themselves.

Plenty of Deals for Office Tenants

  • June 19, 2015
Almost one-half of all companies secure 15Ц20 percent discounts on Moscow office rentals.

Raze or Renovate?

  • June 19, 2015
High density major cities can only develop into outlying industrial areas, but the redevelopment of industrial zones is fraught with numerous surprises for owners Ч not all of them pleasant.

Business Expenses for Staff

  • June 19, 2015
Companies spend more than $110,000 a year on office rent and accommodation for a single employee in London, Hong Kong, and New York. In this ranking, Moscow has moved from 7th to 10th place.

Despite Difficulties, AECOM Bullish on Russia

  • June 19, 2015
David Whitehouse, managing director of AECOM Continental Europe, knows why Russia's roads are expensive and of poor quality, why there is no demand for grandiose infrastructure projects and when the latest crisis will end. AECOM are an international company with over 20 years of experience in Russia.

Large Projects Delayed in St. Petersburg

  • June 19, 2015
Integrated urban development projects provide half of the sales of new buildings in St. Petersburg. The crisis, however, has forced developers to extend the completion dates for residential complexes.

Several Global Retailers to Boost Regional Presence

  • June 19, 2015
A number of companies, from IKEA to a fast-growing German retail chain, are planning to target Russia's second-tier cities, those with populations above 500,000 but below 1 million. Food retailers are also rolling out small-format stores.

Moscow Awaits Farmers

  • June 19, 2015
Goods from the countryside are increasingly appearing in Moscow markets. Authorities in the capital and retailers intend to supply citizens with healthy and tasty food. Demand, though, is lagging.

The Grown-up Story of the Largest Children's Store

  • June 19, 2015
The new owner of the building has expanded its area by a third, but on the whole, its historical appearance has been preserved.

Appointments

  • June 19, 2015
Q2 2015
Q2 2015
 — Building materials boom
 — Budget hotels target new segment
 — Architects breathe new life into industrial ruins
 — Retailers invest in children's entertainment