business and educational background

Nikolay Kazanskiy professional experience in real estate is over 12 years. Joined Colliers International in 2002 as an assistant, succeeded in 8 positions and in 2009 became a Managing Director.

Under  his management Colliers International became #1 Consultant in Saint-Petersburg three times running – in 2012, 2011 and 2010 - and established currently strongest professional real estate team in the city.

Professional experience of Nikolay includes investment sales, retail brokerage, valuation and consultancy. He leaded investment sales of total value more than $700 million, leased more than 150,000 sqm of commercial real estate area in retail, office and industrial sectors, implemented more than 100 consulting projects, and appraised objects for total value more than $3 milliard.

Nikolay sees his main goal in strengthening company’s leadership in all sectors of commercial real estate market by providing superior service. According to Nikolay, in his profession it is extremely important and essential what are you do not only just commerce, but also directly contribute to the improvement of the city and its infrastructure for better life. And this is an additional and very important motive and incentive to work.

EDUCATION AND qualifications

Nikolay was born on October 5, 1980 in Leningrad, got higher education in physic-mathematical school # 239 and successfully got degree at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University. In 2005 Nikolay got a Certified Commercial Investment member degree at CCIM Institute, from 2010 – is a Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

community involvement

Nikolay is an active player on the market; speaker on the key Russian and International conferences concerning the development and commercial real estate.

He is the top quoted managing director in Saint-Petersburg according to «Kommersant  Publishing House»  statistics of quotation among the key business print-medias in the region, including the newspapers RBC Daily, Delovoy Peterburg, Vedomosti, Kommersant.

In 2012 Nikolay won the most prestigious prize as the «Person of the Year» in the professional Commercial Real Estate Award Ceremony. The nominees were evaluated by three criteria: the results of a public online vote on the website of the CRE Awards, then the opinion of an expert jury, and the final stage was voting during the Ceremony. Steady leadership in all three phases ensured Nikolay`s success.

Nikolay was also honored as the best top-manager in St. Petersburg (within the annual project  «Top 100 Executives of the Year», arranged by the «Bonnier Business Press publishing house»).


Nikolay Kazanskiy is married and has two children.  His interests include spending time with family, traveling, sailing, he is a fan of FC "Zenit". The main sporting achievement during the past year - Nikolay Kazanskiy sailing team won in the RBC Business Yachting Regatta on the Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean islands in 2012.