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Nikolay Kazanskiy


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Professional Summary

Nikolay Kazanskiy has been working in real estate since 1999. In 2003, Nikolay joined Colliers in St. Petersburg, in 2012 he was appointed CEO of Colliers in Russia and moved to Moscow, in 2013 became Managing Partner of the Russian division, buying a share in the Russian business of the company. In 2015, Nikolay joined the Board of Directors of Colliers in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).


Nikolay Kazanskiy is the Managing Partner and General Director of Colliers in Russia. Colliers (Nasdaq and TSX: CIGI) is one of the world's leading publicly traded real estate companies with more than 18,000 professionals in 66 countries.

Nikolay Kazanskiy is responsible for for the growth and strategic development of business in Russia and manages a staff of over 600 professionals. Under Nikolay's leadership, the company's turnover in Russia quadrupled, the company diversified its business and became a leader in Russia both in terms of financial performance and market recognition, receiving the highest number of professional awards among Real Estate Big Four companies in the last 7 years.

In the rating of Russian employers conducted by HeadHunter in 2020, Colliers took 28th place in the general list and 1st place among international consultancy companies.

Nikolay has won the Personality of the Year award three times at the prestigious commercial real estate market CRE Awards – in 2012 in St. Petersburg, in 2014 and 2017 in Moscow.

At the Proestate investment exhibition in Moscow in 2016 Nikolay received the "Career of the Decade" award.

In 2010 and 2011, Nikolay took 1st place in the rating of the most quoted leaders of St. Petersburg according to the newspaper "Kommersant".

In 2011, Nikolay was included in "Delovoy Peterburg" newspaper's rating of the "Top 100 Businessmen of St. Petersburg".

In 2011, Nikolay was honored with the Colliers Leader of the Year corporate award.

In Russia, Nikolay's activities have been noted by the professional community – in 2016 he was unanimously elected president of the RGUD. As president, Nikolay has established effective communication between the authorities and the professional community.

Nikolay takes an active part in the social and public life of Russia – on October 27, 2013 he became one of the torchbearers of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at St. Petersburg stage.


Nikolay graduated from the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 in St. Petersburg, which has repeatedly been ranked #1 in the rating of the best schools in Russia. He graduated from the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University with a degree in real estate management. Nikolay has also taken professional courses in management at Harvard Business School (USA), London Business School (UK) and INSEAD (France). Nikolay has earned the CCIM and FRICS credentials, and he is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).

Memberships & Involvements

Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), RICS, CCIM, Russian Guild of Managers and Developers


Russian and international companies


Service Lines

Corporate Solutions, Valuation, Construction Project Management, Real Estate Management Services, Residential Sales, Investment Services / Capital Markets, Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Office, Retail, Industrial, Land Services, Maison, Hotel

Featured News

29 Sep 2020

Colliers International is the absolute leader of Russia’s real estate market in terms of the number of ‘golden bricks’ at the CRE Awards

This year, international consultancy Colliers International has been named winner in four categories of the CRE All-Russia Awards 2020 — the key awards in the Russian real estate market.
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16 Jun 2020

RGUD Asks the Government to Extend the List of Russian Industries Most Severely Affected by the Pandemic

The Russian Guild of Property Managers and Developers (RGUD) in the person of Nikolay Kazansky, Vice President of RGUD and Managing Partner of Colliers International, has prepared an appeal to Russian Premier Mikhail Mishustin
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