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Colliers International continues to expand property management team in Russia

Colliers International, the leading global real estate consultancy, announces the key new appointments in its Property Management Department. In May 2014 Andrey Filippov joined as Head of Facilities Management, and Lyudmila Svistun joined as Head of Marketing for the department.
Andrey will be responsible for facilities management division and the further development of this business in Russia as well as for organization of business processes and launch of new properties. Lyudmila will be responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies for shopping centres, promotion of properties managed by Colliers International and effective collaboration with property owners.

Sean Dowsey, Managing Director of Real Estate Management Services (REMS) at Colliers International in Eastern Europe: “The Property Management Department demonstrated excellent financial and operating results in 2013. Today, as a part of our strategy for developing property management services, the company continues to reinforce its leading positions in the region, demonstrating the amazing business growth and profitability improvement for the retail properties under the management of Colliers International in Russia. I am confident that the new team members working under the leadership of Maria Tolstosheeva will make a substantial contribution to the further development of the business, expansion of our project portfolio and improvement of the quality and volume of services offered.”

Marina Tolstosheeva, Regional Director, Head of Property Management Department, Colliers International Russia: “We will continue to strengthen our team, focusing primarily on ensuring the high quality of our services and on proactive approach to management. I am confident that such experienced real estate professionals as Andrey and Lyudmila will even further reinforce the strengthening of our position at the market and will facilitate the further development of Colliers International’s business in the region.”

Andrey Filippov has extensive professional expertise in property management. For the past two years he served as Director of Marketing and Sales of the Property Management Department at Cushman & Wakefield and earlier held a similar position at Colliers International FM (2009–2012). Andrey participated in the signing of the management agreement for Leto shopping centre (GBA – 116,000 sqm) in St. Petersburg as well as in more than 20 contracts for technical consulting, management and operation of commercial and residential properties in Russia. He also had many years of experience working for development companies (Sistema Hals, Accent Development and others). Andrey graduated from Moscow State Technological University “Stankin” with a degree in Automation and Management. He also received a diploma from the Institute of Real Estate Management, achieving the designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM).

Prior to joining Colliers International, Lyudmila Svistun worked for 7 years at IKEA Mos as a project manager and field marketing manager responsible for the implementation of marketing and advertising campaigns aimed at building brand loyalty and increasing the visitation and profitability of Mega shopping centres chain throughout Russia. She has successful experience not only with retail shopping centres, but also with retailers. From 2000 to 2007 she was engaged in marketing projects for Swarovski and VINAP and has experience in advertising projects production on television. Lyudmila graduated from Novosibirsk State Academy of Economics and Management with degree in Finance and Credit. She also earned a degree in International Management from the University of Dallas.