Мoscow, April, 22, 2013 г. – At the Annual Ceremony of CRE Moscow Awards 2013 held on the 18th of April, Colliers International was praised as the winner in the Industrial Deal of the Year nomination.

It is the first time the company received the award in the ten-year history of the competition. The jury honored lease of Build to Suit warehouse premises and 15-year development and lease of a pharma production warehouse of 20,000 square meters for Paul Hartmann AG in the Yuzhnye Vrata Industrial Park. Colliers International was the exclusive representative of the owner – Radius Group.

According to Nikolay Kazansky, CEO of Colliers International, the reward indicates professional international players entering the Russian market for industrial real estate. “Construction of a new plant will become the first and significant investment for Paul Hartmann in Russia and will create new jobs in the Moscow region. Thus we succeeded both in introducing a renowned international brand to the Russian market and implementing a large-scale social-oriented project.”

Vladislav Ryabov, Director for Warehouse and Industrial Real Estate with Colliers International: “For years our industrial deals have been among the top-10. We hope with such a tally of operated areas we will be able to maintain and strengthen our leading positions in the Moscow region and in Russia as a whole.”
Eleonora Bogdanova, Associate Director for Warehouse and Industrial Real Estate with Colliers International: “Paul Hartmann AG is a German firm with a 200-year-long history. They are very thorough in selecting new contractors and cooperate only with trustworthy partners. The project is very complex in technology terms, i.e., the building will comprise production capacities having no equals in Russia. We worked in close contact with Paul Hartmann to ensure the new production will become an integral part of company’s success on the Russian market.”

Commercial Real Estate Moscow Awards was initiated by Impress Media Publishing House and is given to best sales, office, industrial, multi-purpose and hotel projects as well as consultants and developers working in Russia.

Winners are determined via a closed online ballot by the jury, which traditionally includes leading market experts, specialists, and players.