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Key Market Players to Share Vision of Ideal Shopping Center at Colliers International Conference

On October 24, the Colliers International Retail for Lease and Sale 2013 conference will be held at the Ararat Park Hyatt in Moscow. The main theme of this year’s conference is «The Ideal Shopping Center in the Eyes of Tenants, Investors and Developers». The event is sponsored by Alice Construction Company.
The conference will open with a brief report by Mike Morrissey, Managing Director, ICSC Europe, and Nikolay Kazanskiy, Managing Partner, Colliers International Russia

Mr. Kazanskiy will also discuss such topics as current state of the affairs on the retail real estate market in Moscow region, best territories for retail development and possible development vectors for highly competitive regional markets in Russia.

The conference program includes two discussions. The first panel will be hosted by Nikolay Kazanskiy and Anna Nikandrova, Director of Retail Department and focus on the ideal shopping center project from the perspective of the developer and the tenant. Leading developers will describe their formula for the successful creation of a retail and entertainment center – from the emergence of a concept to its implementation on site. In turn, major anchor and magnet tenants will share their vision of an ideal retail center and the factors which influence their decision to join a project. The retailers will also discuss their development plans for Russia.

The second panel will focus on what an ideal shopping center is in the eyes of investors and developers. The topics to be discussed include the current situation on the investment market in Russia and the advantages of the retail segment as an investment strategy. The conversation will also cover investors’ requirements in terms of the quality of a retail center, the top criteria for selecting a retail property for investment and developers’ strategies for selling their retail projects. The panel will be moderated by Stanislav Bibik, Head of Capital Markets Department, Colliers International Russia. 

Panel discussion’s participants:
• Andrey Kolokolnikov, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
• Aaron Smith, Managing Director, Hines 
• Bulat Shakirov, Managing Partner, Praktika Development LLC
• Alexey Kozak, Co-head of Real Estate investment department, VTB Capital 
• Alexander Pavlov, Executive Director, Alice Construction Company
• Olga Parshikova, Head of Commercial Real Estate Department, Tashir Group 
• Vadim Lapin, Co-owner, Ginza Project 
• Elena Deryabina, Business Development Director, BNS Group of Companies
• Natela Klimova, Director of Real Estate Department, Moneks Trading
• Lauri Veialainen, Development Director for International Operations, Stockmann 
• Danil Godzin, Business Development Director, Happylon Corporation
• Evgeny Butman, Co-owner and Partner, Ideas4retail Group
• Nikolay Yuskiv, Director of Real Estate Department, Sportmaster Group of Companies