Colliers International launches new service-line in retail property consulting (RU)

Colliers International is launching a new service-line within its Retail Property Department – Tenant Representation.


Vladimir Aleksandrovsky.

The Tenant Representation team's services are primarily aimed at developing retail chains, as well as companies planning to develop the retail chain format and enter new markets. The broad range of services covers a whole spectrum of key areas, including consulting at the development strategy concept stage, preparation of companies for entering new markets and expanding market presence, selection of retail premises, choice of retail outlets, support of lease and purchase/sale transactions, and tenant representation.

Vladimir Aleksandrovsky will be in charge of this service-line. He has been appointed Head of Corporate Services Group, Retail Property Department, Colliers International.

His responsibilities will include forming a team and developing the Tenant Representation at the Retail Property Department, establishing and constantly expanding the range of services in this area.

Aleksandrovsky has extensive experience in retail property and retail chain development. As Business Development Director of Detsky Mir, he overseen the launch of over 138 stores of the chain in Russia and Ukraine, with a total area of more than 200,000 m².

Commenting on his new appointment, Vladimir Aleksandrovsky said, "Having worked in the market for a while, I have collected a vast amount of analytical and marketing data on the commercial property market, established strong contacts with most major developers and management companies, as well as retail space owners. By using the available knowledge and consolidating the resources of Colliers International, the new business unit is sure to become an efficient and reliable partner for retailers."

Maxim Gasiev, Managing Director, Colliers International, said: "As a market leader in retail property consulting, our company sees the demand from retailers for services such as support of their development in the capital and the regions, as well as consulting with regard to new retail operators entering the Russian market. Having traditionally represented landlords, we have a good understanding of the retail property market.

"Thanks to Vladimir Aleksandrovsky having an understanding of both the retail property market and the needs of retailers, we will be able to provide qualified support and consulting to retail operators. Moreover, by using the resources of the Industrial and Office Property Departments, we are able to offer retailers a comprehensive range of services, including not only search for and opening of stores, but also development and implementation of an integrated property strategy."

Source: Colliers International

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