Moscow, May 22, 2017 – Colliers International Group Inc., a leader in the global real estate market, continues to strengthen its retail real estate team in Russia and has announced the appointment of Elena Rozanova as business development director of the property management department. In her new position, Elena will be responsible for expanding the department's project portfolio and developing new marketing products.
Elena Rozanova has extensive experience in retail real estate. She has been actively cooperating for many years with leading Russian and foreign development companies, advising them on developing and implementing marketing strategies and innovative initiatives for various commercial real estate projects.
Elena started her professional career in 2000 at the Ukrainian companz Concern AVEC and Co, where she was responsible for cooperation with foreign partners in the company's development projects, including marketing and PR outside Ukraine. In 2007, Elena joined the RC Donaldsons team in Moscow and was responsible for the launch of the Galereya Krasnodar mall for the company TPS Real Estate. From 2009 to 2011, While working at DTZ and JLL, Elena launched several more significant projects, including the Galereya mall in St. Petersburg and the Riviera mall in Odessa. Elena's role in these projects was developing marketing strategies, selecting and monitoring contractors, and building a system of interaction with tenants and external partners.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Elena worked for six years as sales and marketing director at the British design company Air Design and was responsible for business development in Russia, Europe and the Middle East. During her time, Elena secured more than 20 projects, which were successfully implemented by the company's team.
Elena graduated with a Master's degree in Sociology from the Vasyl Karazin Kharkiv National University, and in 2015 she studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London.
It should be noted that Colliers International currently manages more than 1.3 million m2 of property in Russia, and the company continues to build its portfolio. Six new property management projects were secured in 2016 alone, including the Columbus mall, the Kvartal multi-functioncal complex in Moscow, the Peak, Admiral and Ozerki malls in St. Petersburg, Nordmall in Novosibirsk.
Anna Nikandrova, partner, Colliers International Russia: “I'm glad to welcome Elena to the Colliers International team. She is a renowned expert in the management of commercial real estate and specialises in developing marketing concepts, launching and promoting shopping centres. I see a great future in the development of this line of business in our company. In addition, Elena and I plan to recruit our European colleagues to jointly develop a number of new products, and market them to the Russian market in the coming year. Elena has already established herself as a top-tier professional, and I am sure that in her new position, she will be able to achieve all the goals set for her and strengthen Colliers' rankings in the retail property management sector.”