St. Petersburg, July 1, 2013. This year the major international companies operating in the Russian real estate market became the finalists of the nomination Consultant of the Year. Following a voting of the Award Committee Colliers International won a "gold brick" for the professional achievements in the Russian commercial real estate market. This is the seventh Award of the company during the 10-years history of the CRE Awards (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005). The award ceremony was held on June 27th at the annual CRE Russian Summit 2013 in St. Petersburg with the participation of the leading Russian and European real estate professionals.

The motto of the Award 2013 is "When the part is greater than the whole." According to the organizers, this year the special attention in awarding was given to the companies that have successfully implemented complicated and challenging projects. More than 90 real estate projects in 32 Russian cities, as well as more than 300 experts of the industry participated in the qualifying round of the competition.

This victory of Colliers International is the result of a well-coordinated work of the leading market professionals’ team, and the awards won by the projects supported by Colliers International confirm this idea.

SEC RIO (the developer is Tashir Group) is the winner in the nomination "Medium Retail Center". In this project Colliers International acted as the author of the commercial concept as well as the exclusive broker. Successfully opened in 2012, the project is the first briefcase for the developer of the attracting the consultant to the shopping center leasing campaign.

BC Universe (the developer is Bierre Lumiere Holding SA) was honored as the best class A business center in St. Petersburg. Colliers International supported the acquisition of land for the project, and developed the business concept of the project.

Nikolay Kazanskiy, Managing Director of Colliers International Russia:

"In our work, we always set the highest standards for ourselves. Getting the next "golden brick" proves that we have chosen the right strategy and that we never rest on our laurels but achieve new goals. I sincerely thank all our partners and customers. These are your trust and support that enable us to be the best".

Andrey Kosarev, Managing Director of Colliers International in St. Petersburg:

 "Any win is, first of all, the people who create it. I congratulate our team with the most prestigious professional award! I’m sure, that we will have many victories in future as today we are a united close-knit team implementing projects throughout Russia".