In her new role, Marina will be responsible for further developing this business with a special focus on retail projects and take on the leadership of an experienced Moscow team of professionals keen to move forward in the provision of best in class services to clients in Russia. Whereas Sean Dowsey, Managing Director, REMS, Colliers International CEE, will continue to oversee the property management business in Russia from firm’s regional headquarters in Warsaw.
Colliers International has extensive international experience in property management, from asset management issues to the technical aspects of facility management. Earlier in 2013 CEEQA jury members voted Colliers International the Property Management Company of the Year for the second consecutive year. The firm’s Property Management department has over 1 million sqm of real estate in its portfolio in Eastern Europe, 50% of which was secured in 2012. Worldwide Colliers International has over 100 million sqm under management. There are two major retail properties now under the management of Colliers International in Russia – the Leto shopping center in St. Petersburg (GLA – 76,300 sq.m) and the Arena shopping center in Voronezh (GLA – 45,000 sq.m).
Marina has been involved in management consulting and property management for nearly a decade and is a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM). She joins Colliers International from Jones Lange LaSalle, where she was an Associate Director and has served for Property Management since 2008 as the 1st employee specially hired for this business line. Marina was rewarded by the regional headquarters of the company for personal input to the growth of Jones Lang LaSalle in Russia.
Sean Dowsey, Managing Director, REMS, Colliers International in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): «The appointment of Marina is highly strategic to the continued growth of our property management business in Russia. She will bring deep expertise and strong client relationships to Colliers International Russia, resulting in a powerful development that will enhance the combined company’s strength in our key market in CEE region».
Nikolay Kazanskiy, Managing Partner, Colliers International Russia: «We are very pleased to have recruited such an experienced professional as Marina to join us. We see great potential for expanding our portfolio of retail properties under management, and Marina has just the right experience and know-how to lead our property management team and drive our success».
Marina Tolstosheeva (Yakshina), Regional director of Property Management Department, Colliers International Russia: «Within Europe real estate markets, Colliers International is uniquely positioned to provide that advice and to deliver successful results in property management. I am very excited to be joining this outstanding team of professionals for such an important undertaking in Russia».