The annual CRE 100 rating of most influential people in the commercial real estate market has seen light today.
Nikolay Kazansky topped the list for the fifth year in a row in the Consulting category! Nikolay has been in charge of all business units of Colliers International Russia, spearheading the payroll of more than 600 specialists in 2019. Colliers has strengthened leadership positions in most lines of business. Apart from developing the business of Colliers, Nikolay propels his industry on the national scale. Serving as president of RGUD (Russian Guild of Property Managers and Developers) from September 2017 to September 2019, Nikolay put in place effective communication between public authorities and the professional community, which helped to preclude the entry of amendments restricting the activities of international advisories in the territory of Russia into Federal law No. 127 “On measures of counteracting unfriendly moves by the United States and other foreign states.”
Late in March 2020 a letter was sent to Russian Premier Mikhail Mishustin on behalf of the RGUD, signed by Mr. Nikolay Kazansky, about a set of measures aimed at backing small and medium-sized entrepreneurship under the current adverse circumstances. In spring 2020 Nikolay took an active part in refining Bill No. 953580-7. In its initial version this bill would empower any tenant to unilaterally forego the lease agreement without paying any penalties or forfeits. Nikolay influenced the lawmakers to take some measures leading to a more balanced bill approved in the second reading that took the best interests of both sides into account, thus enabling to avoid a collapse in the commercial real estate market, which could have been triggered by the original version of this bill. On 22 May 2020 the bill passed the third reading.
Anna Nikandrova is included in the rating of most influential persons in the commercial real estate market for the third year in a row. This year Anna has ranked fourth in the Property Management category. At the present moment Anna spearheads and supervises two important areas at Colliers: Property Management Department and Retail Agency Department that deliver numerous projects across Russia. Anna also supervises street retail in Saint-Petersburg.
Right now 44 projects with total area exceeding 1,300,000 sq. m in 13 Russian cities from Murmansk to Ulan-Ude are under the management of Colliers. In 2019 the property management team numbering 400 employees across Russia did a tremendous and important work for unlocking the potential of numerous facilities in its portfolio and was honored with two main distinctions at CRE Awards – most prestigious commercial real estate awards: Property Management Company of the Year at CRE Moscow Awards and Facility Management Company of the Year at CRE Federal Awards.
The brokers from retail agency and property management departments signed 388 new deals in 2019. A particularly impressive amount of work was done for the two most anticipated projects in Russia: Grozny Mall and City Promenade in Dream Island park of amusements that opened in the beginning of 2020. The year 2019 also saw the closure of a unique deal of opening the first store by the Japanese brand UNIQLO in the street retail format. The store opened in Fashion House SC in Saint-Petersburg.
Anna is a member of two groups at Colliers International EMEA formed to boost robust communication and interaction between the Company’s offices in different markets: REMS EMEA Core (property management) and Retail EMEA Core (brokerage). In 2019 alone the team visited the offices in Helsinki, Amsterdam and London, having exchanged experience with local colleagues in property and asset management as well as facility management and maintenance. In recent years Colliers has been aggressively expanding on the European level, acquiring businesses, drastically widening the coverage as well as its portfolio of projects. As a result, Colliers International made property management one of its three prioritized business lines on a global scale in 2019
We congratulate Nikolay Kazansky and Anna Nikandrova and wish them new professional exploits with Colliers!
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