“THE ARCHITECTOR’S PROBLEM IS TO TRANSFORM MALLS FROM DARK“ BOXES ”FOR SHOPPING TO SPACES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY”
Alexandra Razina, lead architect of Blank Architects, on the modern architecture of shopping centers, methods for increasing their competitiveness and interior trends. – Alexandra, what is the architect’s main task when working with shopping centers today? What requirements does the modern format dictate? – The modern market for retail real estate in the conditions of fierce competition for the buyer dictates new conditions. Today, every high-quality shopping center strives to gain individuality in the context of the environment in order to attract and retain its audience. The architect’s task is to turn malls from gloomy “boxes” for shopping into spaces for the whole family with a rich leisure and business components. These changes are reflected not only in the commercial layout, but also in the architecture of the project: Continue reading
MICHAEL BELTON: “WHEN WE DESIGNED THE COMPLEX, UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE INTERESTS OF TWO CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE: RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES OF OFFICE CENTER”
The international development company Wainbridge is building a large multifunctional complex AQUATORIA on the Leningradskoye Shosse. The total project area is 180,000 square meters. m, the commercial part – 64,000 square meters. m. The project announced a class A business center. On how the company plans to distinguish between the residential and commercial functions of the complex, CRE talked with President of the company Michael Belton. – Michael, tell us how you plan to organize and distinguish between the business space and the residential part in the IFC? – IFC AQUATORIA includes two main parts: a business center and a residential one. Of course, when we designed the complex, we realized that we were pushing our foreheads into two categories of people: Continue reading
The main risks of mortgage loans in most cases are associated not with someone’s fraudulent actions, but with borrowers’ own inability to calculate their financial strength and foresee all risks. Experts told the RIA Real Estate website what are the main causes of overdue mortgage arrears and how they can be avoided.
So far, the share of arrears is small: at the end of July 2019, the volume of mortgages taken by the population amounted to 7.023 trillion rubles, while overdue payments amounted to 1%. In quantitative terms, this means about twenty-five thousand borrowers who delayed mortgage payments for more than 90 days in the first half of 2019, says Artem Kadnikov, senior associate at Olevinsky, Buyukyan & Partners Law Firm, referring to Equifax information and DRINK. At the same time, many delays and the problems following them can be avoided if borrowers simply do not make annoying mistakes and act to their own detriment. Continue reading