Colliers International, the international real estate consulting company, was named the winner of the PROESTATE & CRE Federal Awards 2018, the main real estate award in Russia, in the "Consultant of the Year" and "Property Management Company. Facility Management" categories. Also, the shopping and entertaining center FORUM in Ulan-Ude, manages by Colliers International, won the "Best Small Shopping Center" category. Three "golden bricks" awards became a symbol of recognition of the high achievements of Colliers International in the past year.Moscow, September 25, 2018 - In 2017, Colliers International was the leader in terms of the total volume of commercial space realized in the office, warehouse and retail segments. It totaled more than 200,000 sq.m in St. Petersburg and throughout Russia (not including Moscow and the Moscow region). In the field of investment sales, the company closed the largest deal with the participation of foreign capital in Russia by selling the Northern Horizon Capital portfolio to the Raven Russia fund. Also, the departments of Colliers International implemented more than 100 projects in the field of strategic consulting and assessed more than 18 million sq. m of real estate objects for Russian and foreign investors, developers and banks. The award for the "Consultant of the Year" category is the twelfth in the history of Colliers International. Overall, the "golden reserve" of the company equals 22 "golden bricks".
For the second year in a row, the Russian business community confirms the leading status of Colliers International in real estate management services. In 2017, our team won the CRE St. Petersburg & Federal Award in the "Management Company of the Year" category. This year, Colliers International won the first joint PROESTATE & CRE Federal Award in the "Property Management Company. Facility Management” category. In total, more than 800,000 sq. m of real estate in Russia is managed by Colliers International.
In 2017, Colliers International added the shopping and entertainment center FORUM to its portfolio. A year after its opening, the shopping center was 87% occupied and became a platform for attracting federal and international brands to the Buryatia market. At the PROESTATE & CRE Federal Awards 2018, it was named the best in the "Small Shopping Center" category.
Nikolay Kazanskiy, the Managing Partner of Colliers International, said: "We are honored and responsible to be acknowledged not only as the best consultant in Moscow, but also in Russia. We will continue to maintain the highest quality of our services to remain the market leader."
"Nowadays, the market, technologies and corporations are changing rapidly, evolving and transforming into new formats. Colliers International, having taken the leading positions in Moscow and St. Petersburg, pays more attention to the federal subjects, expanding its presence in different parts of Russia, developing new directions of services. To stay in the thick of things, to set trends, to apply the best practices to our clients, to share expertise with market participants — this is how we see our role as a professional management company, consultant and broker. We are glad to realize that our efforts and initiatives are in demand. Thank you for all your trust and support!", said Anna Nikandrova, Partner at Colliers International.
"For us, CRE Awards is more than just another prize of the real estate market. It is the most professional, prestigious and independent one, where the leading market experts and clients are to judge. When the "Consultant of the Year" category was transferred from St. Petersburg to the federal level, it was a new challenge for us. Our achievements were evaluated not only in the St. Petersburg market, where we have a strong team which traditionally has leading positions, but also in the regions of our large country. It is remarkable that now our company owns the last "golden brick" in the history of the St. Petersburg "Consultant of the Year", and the first one in the history of the federal "Consultant of the Year"! We are proud for being acknowledged as the best and we thank our clients and colleagues for their high marks. This is our common victory! ", said Andrey Kosarev, CEO of Colliers International in St. Petersburg.