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2020 | Russia | Regions | Retail Market

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One of the main challenges of 2020 was the coronavirus pandemic, which affected the activities of many shopping centres. In general, in 2020, three shopping facilities were opened – KazanMall in Kazan (GLA 53,000 sq m), Green Park (ex-Golden Park) in Nizhnevartovsk (GLA 50,674 sq m) and Baltia Mall in Kaliningrad (GLA 40,500 sq m). Ten projects previously announced for opening in 2020 were postponed to 2021, which directly affected the number of openings in the regions. Many retailers postponed the signing of lease agreements until the situation stabilizes. This led owners of shopping centres to postpone openings so as not to bring less filled projects to the market. At the end of the year, the availability of retail space per 1,000 residents in regional cities in Russia (except for Moscow and St. Petersburg) increased to 135 sq m (against 134 sq m in 2019).

In 2021, 15 retail facilities re due to open in the regions of Russia with a total leasable area of 653,600 sq m. Overall, about 47% of the total number of objects announced for opening will be in the Volga district, 27% in the Ural district and 7% in the North Caucasian, Siberian, South and North West districts.

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2020 | Russia | Regions | Retail Market

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Anna Nikandrova



In 2004-2006 I worked at Colliers being involved in the major projects such as Grand Canyon. In 2006 I have joined Jones Lang LaSalle. Being responsible for the project marketing and leasing, I was the main broker of the SEC Gallery project (St. Petersburg) where more than 100 transactions were closed with my participation. In addition, I participated in Leto shopping center project and coordinated the Piterland project.

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·         Region: Arkhangelsk city-SEC Titan Arena, Murmansk city- SEC Murmansk Mall & SEC Severnoe Nagornoe, Petrozavodsk city –SEC Lotus Plaza, Irkutsk city – SEC Silver Mall, Tomsk city–Izumrudniy Gorod, Pavlovskiy Pasad – Pavlovskiy Passazh, Minsk city – Palazzo Mall.





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