On April 4, 2011, the Presidium of NP NCSC (the Russian Council of Shopping Centers) elected a new president, Maxim Gasiev, Managing Director of Colliers International.
In January 2007, Gasiev was appointed Regional Director of Retail Property at Colliers International (Russia, Ukraine), and since 2008 he has been working as Regional Director of the Capital Advisory and Retail Property Departments. In November 2008 Mr Gasiev was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO), and in May 2009 he became Managing Director of Colliers International (Russia).
Gasiev's deep knowledge of and broad experience with commercial real estate, leasing relationships, investments, real estate valuation, market research, corporate finance and management make sure than he can make a significant contribution to the efficient development of the RCSC, which, in turn, will encourage the development and overall improvement of the Russian retail property market.
Gasiev has identified improving the level of professionalism in the industry and creating a common information space to enable the sharing of experience among market players as priority tasks for the RCSC.
Maxim Gasiev, Managing Director, Colliers International: "RCSC, as a trade body, should become a source of knowledge and experience for all players in the retail property market. Since the industry in Russia is relatively new, retail property specialists must improve their professional level, which will contribute to achieving better quality and professionalism for the country's shopping centers. The second task that the RCSC faces is creating a common information space to facilitate communication and finding business contacts for investors, developers, bankers, retailers, consultants, contractors and other players.
"In the near future, we will create a program of events open to participation by the RCSC members. We are planning to conduct workshops with globally recognized professionals, organize property tours, relaunch the professional development school, participate actively in the MAPIC trade show, etc."
Source: Colliers International/Russian Council of Shopping Centers