Colliers International won three prizes at the CRE Federal Awards 2019. The company received the important Russian real estate market titles of Consultant of the Year and Management Company of the Year. The third ‘golden brick’ was awarded to Colliers International partner Stanislav Bibik, who was named Personality of the Year. Overall, Colliers International has received 27 ‘golden bricks’ at CRE Awards during its 25 years of operating in the Russian market.
Saint Petersburg, 23 September 2019 – The support and closure of the biggest investment acquisition in Russia, in which St. Petersburg’s Nevsky Centre shopping mall was sold to PPF Real Estate, was one of Colliers International’s most outstanding achievements in 2018. The Colliers’ team also delivered important projects in different market segments.
In the office market, Colliers International has been responsible for the majority of non-investment purchase and sale deals in 2015-2019 (59%). In St. Petersburg, the company has been the leading promoter of occupier interests for the second year in a row, having brokered over 20,000 sq m of office space in 2018. Another 11,000 sq m plus of office space was added to the company’s owner representation portfolio in St. Petersburg.
In 2018, Colliers International’s departments completed more than 100 strategic consulting projects and valuated more than 20 million sq m of real estate for Russian and overseas investors.
On 19 September 2019, Colliers was named Consultant of the Year at the PROESTATE & TOBY Awards. At the same awards, the FORUM shopping and leisure centre in Ulan- Ude under the company’s management won an award at the Retail Real Estate. Small SC. Regions. Since 2017, the number of shopping and leisure schemes managed by Colliers International in Russia has increased 2.5-fold to 23 projects in 12 cities.
Nikolay Kazanskiy, Managing Partner Colliers International Russia: “Doing what you enjoy, doing it better than others and doing it in a team of like-minded people is rewarding enough. But getting the highest appreciation for this work from clients and market experts is one of the most valuable acknowledgements of our merits as well as the best gift for the 25th anniversary of the company’s operations in Russia.”
Andrey Kosarev, CEO Colliers International Saint Petersburg: “Market acclaim and the positive opinions of our clients and leading experts are very important for us as an advisory company. Eye-catching transactions and large projects are just the tip of the iceberg of the Company’s achievement – beneath that is the trust of our clients, the profound expertise, highest professionalism and daily effort of Colliers International’s 600 employees scattered all over Russia. We appreciate your rooting for us; thanks a lot for your support. This helps us to grow and get better all the time.”
Stanislav Bibik, Partner Colliers International: “Taking part in the CRE Federal Awards is a professional challenge, a new summit, so to say, which we keep conquering year after year as a team. The ‘golden bricks’ that we’ve been awarded are one reason why people trust Colliers and look to us. For me personally, winning the Personality of the Year nomination is a great honour and an awesome responsibility to myself and my partners – not to rest on our laurels or become complacent, but keep moving ahead, looking for new opportunities to grow and improve.”
Anna Nikandrova, Partner Colliers International: “Every year we travel many miles both physically and professionally to deserve this award. In 2018, Colliers International doubled its retail property and facility management business. Making this segment attractive for investors is our top priority, but for this to happen we need to remain open to renewal, to move forward and improve all the time. Geographically, Colliers International’s projects now span more than 7,000 kilometres, but this is just a beginning, since we are only 25 years old.”
Colliers International is responsible for exclusive brokerage and full range of management services for the FORUM.