Real Estate


Q3 2015

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • September 24, 2015
Lotte Prepared to Buy Atrium Shopping Center; Enka to Replace Old Kapitoliy; Adidas Group Buys Large Warehouse; Heitman Investment Fund May Leave Russia; Globus Chain to Rent 45,000 Sq. m. of Storage and other news.

Foreign Investors Prepare for Russian Winter

  • September 24, 2015
Institutional investors are cautious and in no hurry to put their money into the Russian real estate sector, according to experts polled by The Moscow Times. Those experts reported that real estate investments amounted to $1.1 billion in the first half of 2015, but also predicted that the total would reach $3 billion by year's end.

Investors Put $250 mln Into Russian Warehouse Projects

  • September 24, 2015
Investors put $250 million into Russian warehouse projects in January Ч August 2015, according to the CBRE consulting firm, up from just $25 million in all of 2014.

Housing Prices Hit Plateau

  • September 24, 2015
The latest round of currency fluctuations have not affected the ruble prices for apartments, which have nearly returned to last year's levels.

Volatility Turns Russian Real Estate Market Towards Ruble

  • September 24, 2015
The slowdown in economic growth, limited and expensive financing, as well as political tensions, have had a significant influence on the Russian and Moscow real estate markets in 2014.

Hospitable, Warm and Welcoming Boutique Hotels

  • September 24, 2015
Discerning travelers increasingly choose smaller hotels Ч a†trend that has now spread to almost every continent. Demand in the exclusive segment is growing more slowly in Russia, as is supply.

Russian Investors Prefer Czech Republic and Germany

  • September 24, 2015
Russians show growing demand for commercial real estate in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Moscow Must Keep Status as Business Center

  • September 24, 2015
In September, two consulting services world-leaders, Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ, announced a merger under the Cushman & Wakefield brand.

Paying Even Less for Elite Apartments

  • September 24, 2015
Competition between project developers of elite homes in St. Petersburg is growing. Since 2013, the number of apartments for sale has increased two fold, but the average buyers' budget has decreased.

World Cup 2018 Legacy: Is Russia Heading for the Same Problems as Brazil?

  • September 24, 2015
In less than three years, Russia will host the 21st FIFA World Cup. The event is eagerly anticipated by hundreds of thousands of Russian fans and preparations are progressing at full speed.

The Beauty Margin

  • September 24, 2015
Beauty remains an underappreciated factor for buyers. Taking an artistic approach to construction enables builders to increase prices by 15Ц20 percent when compared with similar developments, and it increases liquidity.

The Quest for Real Estate

  • September 24, 2015
Property has become the hottest investment in Europe, and there is a good chance that interest in real estate will rise in Russia, too.

Development of the Far East

  • September 24, 2015
After the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, it has become clear that Russia intends to go through with a large-scale program to develop its most remote regionЧthe Far East.

Appointments

  • September 24, 2015
Q3 2015
Q3 2015
 — Investment in Russian Real Estate could Reach $3 Bln. in 2015
 — Foreign Investors and End Users Profit from Warehouse Deals
 — How Will Russia Fill New Stadium after World Cup 2018?