Why invest?

This question is just a rhetorical one. Everyone knows that the best way to make your future stable and secure is investing. For sure you can be an employee of some company and earn good income exchanging your labor for money but the moment comes and you ask yourself “How can my money earn money for me?”. There is a simple answer: make an investment.
But why invest? Everybody knows another way: you can go to the bank and keep money in a “savings” account. Yes, for sure in this case money earn some interest, but this interest do not keep pace with inflation. Getting involved with investment opportunities is an excellent chance for you. Doing right investment can produce a great return for you but sometimes it takes time and it is better to keep waiting for a proper moment for investment. It is very important to choose the right type of investment. What type of investment will the most beneficial for your situation? Stocks? Bonds? Real estate? For sure to minimize the risk and get substantial income you have to feel financial situation, have some special knowledge and be able to make an investment research. There are so many possibilities and you have to consider them before making an investment. Read the rest of this entry »

Breakthrough of the Year, or a Big Game

The warehouse real estate market has been in active development the entire year. Indeed, the previously announced large facilities are steadily being opened, thus hundreds of thousands of square meters of quality warehouse premises are entering the market. Experts confirm that the rate of growth in 2006 of the warehouse sector exceeded the development performance of the retail and office real estate markets, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

No One Wants Out

The high level of investment activity that seemed to be a trend on the warehouse real estate market has given way to an information vacuum. For the past six months now no new deals have been announced on the market. Despite this fact, specialists continue to speak of this sector’s investment attractiveness, pointing to several reasons behind this apparent lull in investment. Read the rest of this entry »

Stacking Revenue

The warehouse real estate market is developing actively. However, not all projects announced by developers have been realized subsequently. What are the main difficulties in developing warehouse premises? Read the rest of this entry »

Out of Stock

With the spread of business activity from the capital to Russia’s regions, the deficit of quality warehouse facilities has become an increasingly pressing issue. This is particularly so in the Ural regions, where the lack of quality warehouse infrastructure and the slow pace of warehouse development pose a serious threat to the growth of retail in the area. As a result, the warehouse business has recently become one of the most attractive sectors of the commercial real estate market. Read the rest of this entry »

Logistics Hub: a City within a City

Logistics parks or hubs are an essential component of national logistics chains and a top priority in many economies. The Russian industrial market, however, had a late start, and such large­scale logistics projects have yet to be developed in the country. Luckily, a number of warehouses are scheduled for delivery in the near future. Until then, the race for space continues. Read the rest of this entry »

Logistics in Motion

Excellent transportation access and clear traffic movement on a complex’s territory is the most important feature of any warehouse project, without which a logistics complex simply cannot operate properly. Despite the basic importance of this feature, transport problems specifically are often the stumbling block to warehouse projects, noticeably decreasing investment attractiveness. Accordingly, which solutions can optimize transportation flows, and what does it mean to avoid transportation log-jam? Read the rest of this entry »

Warehouse Shortages

The present situation in the Urals warehousing sector is far from rosy, as local retailers are crammed into old-format warehouses waiting patiently for the construction of new complexes. Federal retailers, on the other hand, have already grown frustrated in the queue and are putting their expansion plans on hold. According to market experts, it will be 2009 before we will see a surplus in the Urals warehouse real estate market. Moreover, this surplus is only anticipated for the capital Yekaterinburg, which is the region’s largest distribution center. Read the rest of this entry »

Among the First

Many developers announced their plans of building Class A logistic complexes in regions. However, very few have put their plans into practice. We decided to count the sparse warehouse properties currently available on the regional market and give a detailed report on several completed warehouse terminals. Read the rest of this entry »

New or Refurbished?

Logistics services providers, manufacturers, retail chains and other companies generating demand for warehouse space, when deciding to invest money in building their own logistics complexes often consider rebuilding old existing warehouses. In which cases does rebuilding an old warehouse complex make financial sense, how much cheaper is it to modernize a building than to build from scratch, and which companies stand to benefit from this approach? Read the rest of this entry »

Setting up Logistics Centers

The situation with warehouse real estate in Russia’s northwest varies considerably, given that whereas there is considerable dynamic development of logistics complexes in St. Petersburg, there is a very obvious lag in the development of this sector in other major northwestern cities, such as Murmansk, Archangelsk and Kaliningrad. According to experts, thus situation will continue in the upcoming years; however, the region today already requires a completed logistics hub. So, which of these cites will be the main contender to play this role? Read the rest of this entry »

Multimodality Hallmarks

The Northwest logistics market has entered the new phase of development. The emergence of large-scale infrastructural projects precipitated the new format called multimodal logistic terminals. Read the rest of this entry »

A Logistical Tragedy

Several contradictory trends are evident on the logistics market. On the one hand, experts point to the growing market of logistic services as more companies entrust logistics to a third party. On the other hand, the quality of those services does not always prove competitive. Accordingly, many retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods, who dealt solely with outsourced logistics operators just a short time ago, now are establishing in-house logistical services and even contemplate the construction of their own storage facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

The Warehouse Capital of the Urals

The Urals can boast of not only modern shopping centers, but also of brilliant hi-tech office towers, while international hotel chains have also begun to enter the region. However, the warehouse industry today is far from being properly represented on the international level, and the future of the logistics chain in the Urals has not been resolved either. Read the rest of this entry »

Logistics Services in Russia

According to most experts, the majority of large retailers and manufactures operating in Russia outsource their logistics requirements. The number of logistics providers grows with each passing year as new Russian and western firms enter the market. However not everyone is happy with the level of service being provided and increasingly firms are taking the matter into their own hands and setting up their own logistics divisions. Read the rest of this entry »

Who might Built-to-Suit suit?

Built-to-suit construction will not become the dominant tendency on the warehousing market. Despite all the talk about its potential, the real deals being made out there can be counted on the fingers one hand. Even so, the first international developers specializing in the built-to suit model are already active on the Russian market. Read the rest of this entry »

Something New for the Russian Insurer. Central Coast California Real Estate

Almost all new insurance products for the Russian commercial real estate market come from abroad. The reason for this is the large number of foreign investors in the Russian market. However, many types of insurance which Western companies would regard as standard are only now being provided by Russian insurers. Read the rest of this entry »

Risk Protection at a Construction Site. Memphis Multiple Real Estate Listings.

Insurance for construction and assembly risks (CAR) is a rather complicated and financially wideopen type of insurance. Under the current conditions of Russia’s booming market, it is still not widely preferred by those in the construction business, who generally do not insure or only partially insure possible risks at a construction site. However, Russians’ traditional faith in divine providence can backfire for the investor, construction company and the other participants in the construction process. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance on the Logistics Market. Las Vegas Residential Real Estate

Today the demand for insurance on warehouse real estate overall, and particularly on logistics services, is becoming more and more prevalent. Indeed, Western investors, who have started showing interest in the Russian warehouse real estate market, also play a significant role in this. At this time there have already been a number of interesting deals that would unlikely have been possible had not logistics projects, including insurance itself, been brought in line with Western standards. Read the rest of this entry »

Smoothing Rough Edges. Las Vegas Home Real Estate.

Management companies are inevitable impacted by the risk of property damage and thirdparty personal injury claims. Specialists are unanimous in their view that management companies must take out civil liability insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Risky Construction, Real Estate Land In Idaho

Public officials say the Urals region is breaking records in Russia for construction rates. About 3 million sqm of housing alone were commissioned in 2007, to say nothing about large industrial and commercial properties. Along with positive indicators, the construction industry abounds in legal offenses and, as legal practice shows, contractors are the most disfranchised in such incidents. Read the rest of this entry »

Risks of Large Projects, Luxury Real Estate Las Vegas

The format of super-regional center, covering 100,000 sq.m. is one that many developers of commercial real estate have embraced. Here it is possible to place a large number of various tenants successfully – thus scaring off any potential competition. Yet, especially in regional centers today, there is a situation where, because of a deficiency in town-planning, large projects are declared too often. Very soon this will lead to a surplus in the market with cities with populations of a million or more. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Zone, Las Vegas Real Estate Sale

The shortage of development land in the center of world capitals is driving redevelopment. Thus they redevelop docklands in England into business centers, and in America they regularly redevelop industrial buildings. Petersburg-based experts are studying Western experience and applying it to local problems. For all that, the success of every project where the developer counts on conserving the historic aura depends on the prospects for regenerating adjacent depressed territories. Read the rest of this entry »

Tenant Representation

In the context of real estate, corporate services are defined as the formulating and implementing of real estate strategies for end users so that they can maximise the returns from investments in human, business procedures and technology . A natural part of corporate services is tenant representation, which is the consultation of tenants in the acquisition of leased real estate.

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Tremors Just Below. North Lake Tahoe Real Estate

A comprehensive program to develop underground territory in St. Petersburg by 2025 is underway in the city, and, to this end, City Hall intends to cease distributing land plots for construction to investors whose plans do not envisage the development of subsurface territories. Developers are already talking about how these plans will cause the cost of completing projects to rise substantially. Nevertheless, none of the players doubts that sooner or later a significant section of the city’s commercial real estate will have to be constructed underground. Read the rest of this entry »