Andrey has become the general director since the 15th of February 2013. Previously, he worked at the Moscow office of Jones Lang LaSalle Russia & CIS, heading the direction of Development Consulting and advising numerous projects throughout Russia and the CIS countries.
Over the past 14 years, Andrey successfully operates on the commercial Real Estate market of St. Petersburg and Russia. His career began in 1999 in the Russian management company "VMB-Trust", where he has been promoted from analyst to the manager of business centers and Head of Research and Consulting. During 2006-2007 Andrey was heading the strategic consulting company Knight Frank St.Petersburg, and in 2008 he joined Jones Lang LaSalle Russia & CIS. At the position of Deputy Director of Strategic Consulting Andrey was responsible for advising key clients on strategy development, analysis of the feasibility of various projects, the development of concepts and business development divisions. Andrey’s key clients are such prominent Russian and international companies as Pulkovo Airport, Glavstroy, Gazprom Neft and Gazprombank-Invest, VTB-Development, Kvartstroy, Strömberg, Stroykorporatsiya Alice, Dorinda, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Fort Group, Forum Properties, Hochtief Development, Meridian Capital, Solo Group, SRV and Raiffeisen Evolution.
Andrey was among the very first specialists in Russia who received the degree precisely in the field of Real Estate market. In 2001, he graduated from the St. Petersburg State Technical University. He has Ph.D. in Economics (2004) and since 2010 he is a member of RICS.
Andrey Kosarev, CEO of Colliers International in St. Petersburg:
"I’m sure that entering to the top-management of such significant company as Colliers International is a huge step forward for me. Colliers International Saint-Petersburg demonstrates for several years the most dynamic growth in the EMEA region and it is really № 1 company on the St. Petersburg’s market. For me it is extremely important not only to maintain but also to strength the leading position of Colliers International in St. Petersburg. Also, I see the great potential for growth of Real Estate market in the North West, and I’m confident that my main objective is to make sure it’s going to be Colliers International that would realize all the possibilities of Real Estate Market in North West region».
Nikolay Kazanskiy, CEO of Colliers International Russia:
"Colliers International in Russia reached a new level. Our Western shareholders choose Russia as a priority region for business development in Europe. The Russian team is enhanced by the best professionals on the Real Estate Market. I am sure that Andrey with his vast experience and deep knowledge will be able to accomplish an effective work, and to strength our leadership positions in accordance with the new strategy".