KPMG leases office space in Naberezhnaya Tower in Moscow (RU/NL)

KPMG has signed contracts to lease 13.400 m² of office space in the ENKA'S Class A business centre Naberezhnaya Tower in Moscow-City, with an option to expand further. Jones Lang LaSalle acted as the exclusive adviser to the tenant. CB Richard Ellis Noble Gibbons and Jones Lang LaSalle are co-exclusive leasing agents of Naberezhnaya Tower.

Leading international companies are increasingly looking at Moscow City as an attractive office destination and this large-scale transaction clearly demonstrates and reinforces this ongoing trend.

Roger Munnings, Managing Partner of KPMG in Russia/CIS comments: "This deal is very positive for us. KPMG is growing rapidly in Russia due to the buoyancy of the markets here. We are pleased to be moving to this outstanding new building in what is rapidly becoming one of the key business centres in the city. Creating the best working environment for our people is one of the strategic aspirations for all KPMG businesses around the world. And, in the situation where we are now employing so many people so quickly, a business imperative for KPMG in Moscow. We are delighted to have found a modern, efficient state-of-the-art office that matches the progressive spirit in our Audit and Advisory businesses."

Andrey Postnikov, Director, Head of Tenant Representation, Jones Lang LaSalle says: "Major tenants are moving from the crowded city centre to other areas. This is happening for several reasons: firstly, tenants want a high quality office; secondly, price is of importance, especially for bigger space; and finally, issues of car accessibility and parking in Moscow are becoming more and more crucial".

Moscow-City is pulling in more diverse tenants, which now include IT, banking, FMCG and consulting companies, making the area even more attractive. Buildings I and II of Naberezhnaya Tower complex are fully operational and are home to major international corporations, such as Procter & Gamble, IBM, Citibank, E.ON Ruhrgas AG, Nortel Networks, Toshiba, General Electric, and others.

Natalia Generalova, Director, CB Richard Ellis Noble Gibbons, says: "Being the first office towers put into operation in Moscow-City, Buildings I and II of Naberezhnaya Tower complex were 100% pre-leased which was an unprecedented success for the Moscow market. The increasing interest to the last third tower of the complex from strong covenant tenants, such as KPMG, and high volume of commitments achieved a year before complex' completion leaves no doubt that Building III will repeat such success."

Charles Boudet, Director, Head of Office Agency, Jones Lang LaSalle: " Modern companies are very demanding in terms of office space. They have specific requirements and a high level of expectation – KPMG moving to Naberezhnaya Tower is a testimony that Enka is a professional developer and Naberezhnaya Tower one of the best office buildings in Moscow."

Source: Jones Lang LaSalle

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