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Colliers International continues to enhance retail team in Russia

Colliers International, the leading global consultancy for commercial real estate, is continuing to reinforce its position in the Russian market for retail real estate. Anna Nikandrova has been appointed Regional Director and Head of the Retail Real Estate Department in Russia. She will be responsible for the strategic development of this business, owner and tenant representation for retail premises, as well as expansion of Colliers International’s portfolio of projects in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Russia’s regions.
Anna began her career in real estate in 2002. She has been with Colliers International since 2004 and prior to this appointment served as Head of Retail Real Estate in the firm’s St. Petersburg office, where she was responsible for engagement with major international and Russian developers (SRV, Tashir Group, Dorinda Invest, Fort Group, Stockmann and others). 


Throughout the course of her career, Anna has overseen and participated in the implementation of major retail projects in St. Petersburg and Northwest Russia: Gallery, Leto, Hollywood, Pearl Plaza, RIO, Stockmann’s Nevsky Center, Europolis, London Mall, City Mall, Titan Arena (Arkhangelsk), Murmansk Mall, Lotos Plaza (Petrozavodsk) and Grand Canyon, among others. Moreover, Anna has personally brokered more than 500 transactions, including over 100 for the Gallery shopping center.


At present, Colliers International’s portfolio of exclusive projects includes 21 retail and entertainment centres in 13 cities across Russia, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. Over the first 10 months of 2013 the firm’s retail team closed 750 lease deals at shopping centers in Moscow and throughout Russia. 


Nikolay Kazanskiy, Managing Partner, Colliers International Russia: “Russia is a highly promising retail real estate market that is outpacing all other European countries in terms of new construction growth and it offers a broad array of opportunities for developers and retailers alike. This is why we are strengthening our team in this high priority segment for us. Over the years of her work in the real estate market and within our company, Anna has proven herself as a professional who not only commands in-depth knowledge of the Russian retail real estate market but also possesses keen business intuition. I am confident that in this new position Anna will capitalise her business potential even further.”


Anna Nikandrova, Regional Director, head of Retail Agency, Colliers International Russia: “I will be taking on the strategic task of creating the best team in the Russian retail real estate market – a team that will provide the highest level of service and participate in the realisation of mega-projects in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Russia’s regions on a par with the world’s most professional shopping centers. Having worked in this segment for 11 years now, I have progressed through the entire business cycle: from the leasing of premises to the acquisition of new projects and formation of a professional team. I am confident that my experience and accumulated knowledge will help Colliers International become the leader in the retail sector and further develop the firm’s business in Russia.”