Real Estate


Q3 2016

A Selection of News and Topical Views

  • September 29, 2016
The Oceania Opens in Moscow; Yandex Did Not Buy Krasnaya Roza; Developer of Premium Housing Will Put Up Prefabs; X5 Retail Group Expands at Sofyino; A Third Runway at Sheremetyevo Airport...

For Investors With an Appetite for Risk

  • September 29, 2016
Total investment in real estate in Russia in 2016 will amount to $3.5-4.5 billion, consultants estimate, while less than $3 billion was invested last year.

New Life for Factory Grounds

  • September 29, 2016
Industrial territory covers 17 percent of "old" Moscow (about 18,800 hectares). Its redevelopment is one of the pressing issues in urban development.

Remaking History

  • September 29, 2016
There are about 50 apartments in renovated mansions on the Moscow elite real estate market now. This kind of development does not have a high margin, but there are still plenty of risks. Therefore, it is mainly of interest to small companies or private investors. Large developers renovate historic buildings only in the cases of integrated development.

Waiting for the Businessmen

  • September 29, 2016
Moscow hotels receive travelers from Asia and hope for corporate guests.

Warehouse Sales Hit Five-Year Low

  • September 29, 2016
Stakes in logistics complexes have decreased so much that it be more profitable to rent space. Companies that have their own funds, or foreign players who have access to cheap money may consider buying.

Restaurant Operators Come to the Rescue of Moscow Shopping Centers

  • September 29, 2016
When Peking Duck restaurant was still open in European Shopping Center, the author of these lines was a regular there. Since the restaurant closed and in its place was taken over by American jeans, my friends and I rarely go to the mall except to see movies.

Retailers Wait Out Improvements

  • September 29, 2016
After the renovation of Moscow's streets, expensive boutiques and restaurants may disappear, to be replaced by more democratic venues for public browsing.

Moscow's Iron Ring

  • September 29, 2016
The Moscow Central Ring will stimulate the development of adjacent areas.

Apartment Suites Tend to Business

  • September 29, 2016
Eight out of ten buyers of apartment suites in St. Petersburg acquire them as a source of income.

'Cities Can Make Money Themselves'

  • September 29, 2016
Land development in Russian cities has become more difficult in the crisis, primarily due to difficulties with financing, both public and through investment.

The City Turns On the Light

  • September 29, 2016
Architectural lighting is the lighting of streets and buildings. It not only pleases the eye, it also masks construction flaws and helps sell real estate.

Offices Without Walls

  • September 29, 2016
A major trend in the layout of office space is the agile interior. This term also refers to the principles of organization and operation of the corporations that use these offices.

Who's Reheating the Market

  • September 29, 2016
Sharp fluctuations in real estate prices are not always caused by economic factors alone. In some countries, an upswing artificially creates market "boom" players, with the state itself often among them. Banks may also act in this capacity. By acquiring housing stock and then selling it, they artificially inflate the price threshold.

Looking Beyond the Current Cycle

  • September 29, 2016
As the Russian economy approaches the end of the current cycle, the onset of the new cycle will have interesting implications for the real estate sector.

Appointments

  • September 29, 2016
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 — New ring railway will stimulate construction
 — Private investors prefer quiet deals at reasonable prices
 — Architectural lighting helps sell real estate