Mikhail Sverdlov, previously a director at Cushman & Wakefield, will join as Director of Retail Agency, Moscow. At Cushman & Wakefield he managed the shopping center leasing process, working with both landlords and tenants, throughout Russia and also worked with developers such as Crocus Group, Regional Investments, Dekmos, MDS Group. Prior to C&W Mikhail worked at «Trusinvest-V» who developed SCs Zapadny, Pyramid and Tverskoy Passage in Moscow and at the brokerage firm, Magazin Magazinov.

Vladislav Nikolaev, who will become Colliers’ Head of Retail Consulting, joins from Jones Lang LaSalle where he was also Head of Retail Consulting in St. Petersburg. Vladislav has worked with developers such as Dorinda-Invest, SRV Development, Stroykorporatsya Elis, Fort Group, to name a few. Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle, Vladislav also worked at LCMC and Praktis.

Mikhail and Vladislav will be joined by
• Viktor Rozenberg, Associate Director, Retail Agency
• Vasilisa Sitnikova, Senior consultant, Retail Agency
• Boris Matsa, Consultant, Retail Agency
• Dina Galovich, Senior Consultant, Research and Concept Development – Retail

Viktor, Vasilisa, Boris and Dina are all joining from Cushman & Wakefield.

Nikolay Kazanskiy, Managing Director of Colliers International Russia commented:

‘We are delighted to welcome Mikhail, Vladislav and the team to Colliers International. At Colliers we always put the interests of our clients first and pride ourselves on the exceptional quality of services we can provide. These new hires will enable us to carry on our work with key retail projects and expand our retail portfolio in Russia. We will continue to develop our retail business ensuring our commitment to accelerating the success of our clients: developers, tenants and investment companies

Hadley Dean, Managing Partner, Colliers International Eastern Europe, added:

“Nikolay and I have been looking to adapt the structure of our retail division for some time now. The Russian retail market has come a long way over the last 5-10 years and is now established as one of the pre-eminent retail destinations in Europe for developers, investors, retailers and of course, consumers. Our latest restructuring of the retail division has been made to fully reflect these changes and will put us in a leading position to take full advantage of this growing sector in Russia, both on behalf of our clients and our business.”