Oleg Smirnov has been appointed to the position of Director, Capital Advisory Department at Colliers International. Mr Smirnov will take responsibility for further development of Capital Markets department, including close cooperation with private equity funds, REITs, professional developers, commercial and investment banks, private investors, and also for successful structuring debt and equity finance for development projects in Moscow, St Petersburg and other cities, and investment sales/acquisitions.
Oleg Smirnov was born in Moscow. He earned his Bachelor and Specialist diplomas from Finance Academy and his MA in Economics and MS in Finance from the University of Colorado (USA).
Mr. Smirnov lectures commercial real estate classes at Higher School of Economics and Academy of Management.
Prior to Colliers International Mr. Smirnov has been working at Jones Lang LaSalle: from 2003 as a Senior Consultant in Strategic Consulting Department, and from 2006 as Deputy Director of the department. In December 2006 Mr. Smirnov was moved to Capital Markets Department to the position of Deputy Director of the department.
During his work at Jones Lang LaSalle Mr. Smirnov was specializing in upscale mix-use concept development and financial analytics. His advisory track record includes 7 million m² of mix-use projects, including such as MIG, Red October, Red Sqaure 5, Kauchuk, Aviapark, Metropolis and others. His investment experience includes management of $200 mln of transactional volume.
Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle Mr Smirnov was taking internships and working at major Russian and international companies, including Merrill Lynch è Morgan Stanley.
Mr Smirnov notes, "the further plans are to create a strong team of capital advisory professionals at Colliers International and to strengthen its leading position on the market."