Moscow, 13 August 2020: Colliers International Group Inc., a leader in the global real estate market, keeps on building the team of its Russian office and informs on the appointment of Viktor Afanasenko to the position of Regional Director of Warehousing, Industrial and Land Department. Viktor will take charge of developing new competences in this department and enlarging the portfolio of the Company’s industrial projects across Russia. Viktor has also become a member of the Colliers International’s Board of Directors and will get involved in the development and implementation of the Company’s expansion strategies.
Viktor also boasts 16-year experience in consulting and commercial real estate development. Before joining the team of Colliers International Viktor had been Business Development Director at Orientir Group where he was in charge of advising new lines of business, supporting transactions with key clients, and delivering new projects including world-level theme amusement parks.
From 2007 to 2019 Viktor worked for Raven Russia – first as Lease and Marketing Director and later as Managing Director in charge of agro logistics. His main competences included engagements with key clients, enlarging the portfolio of projects, and increasing their yield. During his work at Raven Russia Viktor signed over 260 lease agreements with national and international tenants to floor areas totaling almost to 2.5 million sq. m.
Viktor also worked for companies, such as Knight Frank, Brevitor Construction, Izba LLC and MTU-Inform.
During his professional activity Viktor has completed a number of token projects, with leading national and international companies such as VTB-Real Estate, Volvo, BMW, X5 Retail Group and others being among his clients.
Viktor graduated from Moscow State Commercial University (MGUK) and Russian State Academy of Trade and Commerce (RGTEA). He holds a CCIM Certificate as well as Business Administration professional credentials from PwC Academy.
Says Nikolay Kazansky, Managing Partner Colliers International: “I am happy to hail Viktor in the team of Colliers International Russia. He is a generally acclaimed professional with unblemished reputation and record, boasting huge expertise and profound understanding of business processes. I wish Viktor and his team a great success”.
Comments Viktor Afanasenko, Regional Director, Warehousing, Industrial & Land Department Colliers International: “I am happy to join Colliers International spearheading one of the best teams in the Russian market. Now the industrial property segment is undergoing restructuring and marked changes under the influence of current stormy events, this situation dictating not only new work rules, but also opening to us exciting opportunities as well as an outlook for business development. I am facing the challenge of strengthening the positions of Colliers in the warehousing segment and enlarging the portfolio of existing projects. I am positive that my experience in consulting and development will let us reach all of the goals set.”