Veronika Lezhneva | Colliers International | Russia

Veronika Lezhneva

Director | Analytical Department

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Professional Summary

​14 years of professional experience, including 12 years of real estate research in the leading consulting companies.

2006-2008: regional analytic in Russian-based development company. Scope of work included retail analysis in Russian cities and preparation of the strategy for land acquisition in regional cities for retail purposes.

2008-2013:  I started as a senior analyst in Jones Lang LaSalle St. Petersburg, created and headed research department, that focused on office, retail and warehouse research. In 2010 - promoted to Associate Director.

Since May 2013 I'm heading newly created Research department in Colliers International St. Petersburg, covering six fields of analysis: retail, office, industrial, elite residential, hotel, and investments.

Since beginning of 2016 heading Research department Colliers International Russia.


Created and headed research department, that focuses on office, retail and industrial research; recently added elite residential and hotel expertise to the scope of analysis.


St. Petersburg State University, 2005 - Speciality: applied Linguistics.

2009-2013: studying at CCIM program (accomplished courses: CI-101, CI-103, CI-104, CI-102).


Technopolis Oyj, Richemont Ltd, Hansastroy, Benetton, FortGroup, Nordstar.




Service Lines
Research Services
Property Type
Hotel, Industrial, Office, Multifamily-Apartment, Retail

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Featured Research
9 Nov 2020
2020 | Q3 | Moscow | Retail market
In Q3 2020, two high-quality retail facilities from ADG Group were opened in Moscow and satellite cities – Elbrus (GLA 4,573 sq m) and Budapest (GLA 9,911 sq m). In total, in the first nine months of 2020, six shopping centres with a total leasable area of 298,700 sq m entered the market, which is 69% of the volume of high-quality retail real estate projected for commissioning in 2020. The total supply of high-quality retail space in Moscow and its satellite cities increased to 7,660,000 sq m. In turn, the availability of retail space for Moscow region residents was 604 sq m per 1,000 inhabitants, which is 3.1 times higher than the national average.
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27 Oct 2020
2020 | Q3 | Russia | Moscow | Street Retail
According to the results of Q3 2020, the average vacancy rate on the ninety central streets of Moscow was 8.4%. This level is higher than in Q3 2019 (5.9%). Since the beginning of 2020, the vacancy rate has increased by 2.0 percentage points due to the current restrictive measures during the self-isolation regime, which have affected many businesses. A significant number of food&beverage operators, non-food stores, bank branches and many other retailers were closed. Moreover, the appearance of new, available high-quality premises for retailers of various profiles on the market affected rental rates.
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18 Aug 2020
2020 | H1 | Russia | Industrial
The total stock in Russia accounted for 9,086 thousand sq m. 354 thousand sq m of new warehouse spaces was delivered to the market, which is app. 2-times higher than in the H1 of the previous year.
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