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C&W Strengthens Russian Retail Team With Eight New Hires

Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm, today announced that it has significantly strengthened its Russian retail services team with several new hires.

The latest appointments follow the announcement last month that Maxim Karbasnikoff, Partner, Head of Retail Services had joined Cushman & Wakefield from JLL as the new head of Retail Services in Russia.  New hires announced today include: Ekaterina Zemskaya, as Partner and Head of Retail Agency, Anastasia Kuznetsova and Evgenia Osipova as Associates, Rezeda Sadritdinova, Zulfiya Shilyaeva, Anna Zorina, Nadezhda Demianenko as Senior Consultants and Anastasia Lonshakova as a Consultant.  

Ekaterina Zemskaya will be responsible for coordinating and growing Cushman & Wakefield’s retail agency activities and joins after 8 years at JLL where she held the position of National Director, Head of Shopping Centre Leasing. Ekaterina successfully leased numerous award-winning, large scale projects in Moscow and the regions, including Galeria and Leto in St. Petersburg and Royal Park in Novosibirsk. 

Anastasia Kuznetsova will be responsible for shopping centre leasing and has over 8 years experience in shopping center development. Anastasia worked for JLL for almost 5 years, where she held position of Associate Director of Retail Agency.

Evgenia Osipova has over 7 years experience in commercial real estate having worked as an Associate Director in Retail Agency at JLL since 2005.

Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, EMEA said; “The retail market in Russia is growing rapidly and presents an important opportunity for Cushman & Wakefield.  I am confident that we now have the necessary talent and breadth of resources to consolidate our position as the leading team in this sector of the market.”

Cushman & Wakefield’s retail services team is currently leasing over 1 million sq m of shopping centre space across Russia – from Moscow to Tyumen. The team has leading high-street expertise with recent deals including prestigious flagship shops for Prada and Miu Miu on Moscow’s Stoleshnikov.  Cushman & Wakefield won Retail Brokerage Deal of The Year (Russia) at the Commercial Real Estate Moscow Awards 2012.