Nikolay Kazanskiy is responsible for all the company's divisions in Russia and manages a staff of more than 500 professionals. Under his leadership, the company's turnover in Russia has grown 250%. The company has diversified its business and launched new business lines in residential real estate, project management and construction supervision. The company has achieved its best financial performance in 25 years in Russia under Nikolay's management.
Nikolay Kazanskiy has been working in real estate since 1999, and he joined Colliers International in 2003. In 2012, he was appointed CEO of Colliers International Russia, and in 2013 he became the Managing Partner of the Russian division. In 2015, Nikolay joined the Board of Directors of Colliers in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and is directly involved in shaping the company's development plans in the region.
Nikolay's activity In Russia has also been recognized by the professional community – in 2016, he was unanimously elected as president-elect and in 2017 officially assumed the post of president of the Russian Guild of Managers and Developers.
Nikolay has won the Personality of the Year award at the prestigious Commercial Real Estate Awards three times – in 2012 in St. Petersburg, and in 2014 and 2017 in Moscow.
Nikolay graduated from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, majoring in real estate management. Nikolay has also completed professional management courses at London Business School (UK) and INSEAD (France). Nikolay holds CCIM and FRICS certifications and he is also a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO).
Memberships & Involvements
RICS, CCIM, Russian Guild of Managers and Developers, RCSC, YPO
Russian and international companies