The winning team was handed the main prize, the Golden Brick, at the CRE St. Petersburg and Federal Awards 2015 gala held on June 25, 2015, in Moscow. The annual professional Commercial Real Estate Awards was founded in 2003 on  the initiative of the industry’s business community and has already proved itself as the most significant and prestigious event within the CRE society. During the years of its existence the awards have become a project that forms professional opinions, values and priorities based on common interest. The awards are considered as important achievements by market players that help to promote a company`s image at a Russian and international level. 

This award is the eighth that Colliers International has received. The company also received the Consultant of the Year in Moscow and St. Petersburg award at the Commercial Real Estate Awards in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Colliers International has been praised as the winner in the Industrial Deal of the Year and Office Deal of the Year nominations according to СRE Moscow Awards jury in 2013 and 2014.

The results of voting for the most anticipated award – Personality of the Year – were also announced at the gala. This year, representatives of the professional community selected the winner from among six nominees: top managers of the leading consulting and development companies specialising in commercial real estate. Andrey Kosarev, Managing Director of Colliers International in St. Petersburg, was named Personality of the Year. The string of Colliers’ victories did not end there: two major retail projects were winners of the CRE St. Petersburg and Federal Awards 2015. Europolis was named Best Large Shopping Centre and Pearl Plaza was named Best Medium Shopping Centre. 

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

“This victory is glorious! For the entire Colliers International team, such prestigious awards are the best proof of our achievements, impeccable service and the deepest expertise. Our aim is to work with redoubled energy, to keep up a positive attitude, to deepen the needs and expectations of our customers, to invest in new business areas and to expand the spectrum of services. This strategy has already paid dividends, and we are sure that it will help us to play a leading role in St. Petersburg consulting services market”.