Vera Zimenkova to lead Colliers office unit in Russia
Moscow, March 28, 2016 – Colliers International Group Inc, a leader in the global real estate market, continues to strengthen the team at its Russian office and announces the appointment of Vera Zimenkova to the position of regional director of the department of corporate solutions and office real estate.
In her new position, Vera will continue to lead the corporate solutions business unit, and will also be responsible for the department of office real estate in Russia. The responsibilities of the corporate solutions and office agency team under Vera Zimenkova include a full range of consulting services in the office real estate sector – development of property strategies, analysis of the existing portfolio, identification of the best use of the property within tenants’ / buyers’ business purposes and representation of landlords’ interests.
Vera began her professional career in commercial real estate in 2002 at Cushman & Wakefield, where she went from being an assistant to a partner in the company.
Vera joined the Colliers International Team in September 2011 as director of the corporate solutions department. Under Vera’s leadership, the unit closed a number of landmark transactions in 2015 in the office sector and achieved the best results in its entire history. Vera has extensive experience in commercial real estate consulting, with a portfolio of more than 100 successful projects. She has supervised transactions with a total area of more than 350,000 m2. Major clients include BP, Nokia, Philips, BMW, Ford, Sun lnterbrew and others.
Vera has also supervised landmark projects in the office market for GM, BBDO, Yandex, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, and others.
Vera graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University, and she is a CCIM and AICF INSEAD candidate.
Nikolay Kazanskiy, managing partner of Colliers International Russia: “I am delighted to congratulate Vera with a new important stage in her professional career. In 2015, under Vera’s leadership, her department achieved impressive profitability and the best results in its history. Vera’s appointment is the next stage in strengthening the company's top management. Vera has established herself not only as an effective leader of her unit, but as a renowned top-tier professional in the market, proven by the numerous landmark transactions made with her involvement.”
Vera Zimenkova, regional director of the department of corporate solutions and office real estate, Colliers International, Russia: “I am honoured to develop professionally at Colliers and lead the office real estate unit in Russia. The office real estate market is currently in a relatively stressful state, but many property owners and tenants have adapted to the new conditions and have learned to negotiate with each other. I'm sure that my more than ten years of experience with tenants and understanding of their business models will enable my team to build mutually beneficial relationships with landlords and find the best solution in every situation. Moreover, the period of adjustment in the sector is over, and this year, a large number of interesting deals await us".