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Colliers International Wins Golden Bricks at CRE Moscow Awards 2014

On April 24 the awards ceremony for the CRE Moscow Awards, the most prestigious award on the commercial real estate market, was held at Forum Hall. For more than 10 years now the Golden Brick has been a symbol of recognition of professional achievement and success among industry leaders – investors, developers and consultants of the Russian real estate market. This year the awards ceremony was attended by approximately 700 guests from Moscow and Russia’s regions.
Colliers International’s team won in 2 of the 12 main nomination categories of the CRE Moscow Awards 2014. Nikolay Kazanskiy, Managing Partner of Colliers International Russia, was named Personality of the Year. The lease of an office by the IT company Yandex at the Krasnaya Roza business quarter (KR Properties) was recognized as Office Lease Deal of the Year. The transaction agreements, both in terms leased area (more than 53,500 square meters) and contract value, represent the largest office lease transaction in the history of the Russian market. Colliers International participated in the execution of the transaction, with Francois Nonnenmacher, Director of the Occupier Representation Department, representing the interests of the tenant.

This was the second time that Nikolay Kazanskiy has been recognized by CRE Awards. In 2012 the jury named Nikolay Personality of the Year at the CRE St. Petersburg Awards. Colliers International also has taken home Golden Bricks for winning in such nominations as Consultant of the Year and Industrial Deal of the Year from 2005 to 2013. 

The awards ceremony culminated with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Colliers International in Russia. In honour of the company’s birthday a special jubilee tort was prepared for the guests the CRE Moscow Awards ceremony and the celebratory evening was capped off with a performance of the song “When You Wish upon a Star” by Elizaveta Conway, Director of Residential Real Estate at Colliers International Russia. 

Speaking at the closing of the CRE Moscow Awards Ceremony, Nikolay Kazanskiy, Managing Partner of Colliers International Russia, said: “We want to thank everyone who has been with us for these 20 years and who came to this evening’s celebration to share our success. We are proud of how far we have come and that we have travelled this path together with you. I am pleased that our achievements have been highly appraised by the guests and jury of CRE Awards. Leaders must move forward, and we continue to build our business in Russia, proving that we are constantly changing for the better and remain your long-term partner! We thank our partners and clients who have been with us throughout all these years and our business competitors, without which our success would not be so meaningful and valued.”