St. Petersburg, July 2, 2012. According to the results of an independent jury vote, Colliers International St. Petersburg won an award as the best consulting company on the real estate market for the fifth time (2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006) and for the third time in succession.

Nikolay Kazanskiy, MD of Colliers International St. Petersburg won the most prestigious prize as the «Person of the Year». 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 Awards Ceremony. Steady leadership in all three phases ensured Nikolay`s success.

It is noteworthy that the projects that Colliers International deals with have also been awarded with prizes. The nomination «Medium Retail Center» was won by the shopping center "Academic Park" which had its re-conception and brokerage run by Colliers International on  exclusive terms. The nomination «Mixed-use Complex» was won by Airport City which is a project that Colliers International cooperated with  starting from project financing mobilization.

Nikolay Kazanskiy, managing director of Colliers International St. Petersburg:

«Despite the fact that we had been considered as favorites at the awards ceremony we were worried more than the others and our double victory was really good news for us. I would like to sincerely thank all our partners and customers. All your trust and support has  enabled us to become the best».

About the CRE Awards:

The most prestigious professional award of the year, the CRE Saint-Petersburg & Federal Awards 2012, was founded 9 years ago.  The awards are given out every year to office, commercial, industrial, hotel and multi-functional projects, as well as to consulting, managing and developing companies for their achievements in the Russian real estate development.