Author: DarinNekrasova

Compliance test

On the strength and weaknesses of the capital’s class A office centers
Compliance test


Elite office centers in Kiev, now not so much. However, despite the belonging of all these objects to the most prestigious class A, they are naturally different from each other. And sometimes it is very important that allows you to set the “first among equals”. This is what we tried to do with the help of authoritative experts.


Anna ANTONOVA, head of commercial property division at Knight Frank Ltd

Sergey KARAMNOV President of Real Estate Solutions

Valery KIRILKO, managing partner of Concorde Development

Vadim NEPOSEDOV General Director of consulting group ” Ukrainian trade Guild»

Andrey PLYUGIN Director of Astera

The main difficulty in the preparation of this rating was due to the fact that currently in Ukraine there is no single classifier of office real estate. However, we proceeded from the fact that there are a number of generally accepted basic criteria that guide market operators in determining the category of office space. The criteria we have formulated the following way:

1) location of the object, its transport accessibility

2) architectural and planning solution, engineering equipment of the facility

3) service infrastructure of the facility

4) quality of object management.

The main characteristics of office centers were evaluated on a five-point scale (although, we note, sometimes its framework was too narrow).

The final place of each object in our rating was determined by summing up the assessments of all experts and deducing the average score. Well, in order to minimize the impact on these estimates of subjective factors, we suggested that specialists first of all pay attention to the prospects of the concepts that were implemented when creating a particular object.

The result is a picture:

first place-trade and office complex “Parus “(“Elsburg Plaza»)

location of the object, its transport accessibility-5
architectural and planning solution, engineering equipment of the object-5
service infrastructure of the facility-4,5
the quality of object management-4.5.
Total-19 points

second place – business center “Millennium»

location of the object, its transport accessibility-5
architectural and planning solution, engineering equipment of the object-4
service infrastructure of the facility-4,5
the quality of object management-4.
The amount of 17.5 points

the third place was shared by the business centers “Dominant” and ” Podol Plaza»


location of the object, its transport accessibility-5
architectural and planning solution, engineering equipment of the object-4
service infrastructure of the facility-4
the quality of object management-4.
Amount-17 points

“Hem Plaza»:

location of the object, its transport accessibility-5
architectural and planning solution, engineering equipment of the object-4
service infrastructure of the facility-4
the quality of object management-4.
Amount-17 points

fourth place-office and shopping center “iceberg»

the location of the object, its transport accessibility-4,5
architectural and planning solution, engineering equipment of the object-4
service infrastructure of the facility-4
the quality of object management-4.
The amount is 16.5 points.


“SAIL” (Mechnikov street, 2).

№ 3 08, rating KN 1 is located in the business center of Kiev.

Nearest metro stations: Klovskaya-200 m, Palace of sports-500 m.

The distance by the shortest road to Khreshchatyk is 1.2 km; Central bus station-4.6 km; railway station-3 km; airport “Kiev” – 7.8 km.

The total area of the building is 75 thousand m2.

For rent-46 750 m2.

Number of floors-33.


Unlimited number of telephone lines, climate control.

Underground 4-level Parking for 300 cars.

Infrastructure: two conference rooms, shops, a dining room for employees, a cafe, a luxury restaurant, related and consumer services (post office, Bank office, photo Studio, copy center, dry cleaning, fitness center, travel Agency, ticket office).

The layout of the premises-open space.


Main tenants – “Interpipe”, “Olympus”, “Raiffeisen Bank Aval”, TNK-BP, “AWT Bavaria”.

In principle, the leadership of “Sail” was not a big surprise. The highest presentable office building in the country today became one of the most remarkable Kiev new buildings of 2007. According to experts, “Elsburg Plaza” – a great combination of the advantages of the Central location with modern architectural and planning and engineering solutions. In addition, this object has a developed infrastructure and quality service. It is important that the concept of “Sail” for the first time among the business centers of this class provides for the lease of entire floors and individual blocks of 600 m2. At the same time, the cost of rent here reaches $58/m2 without VAT and related payments, which, according to some experts, is too much even for a business center of this level, although it is not the maximum for the capital. Thus, the price of rent in BC “Leonardo” (2nd phase) is $70/m2 without VAT.

Experts also pointed out other “cons” “Elsburg Plaza”: first, very difficult transport accessibility of the complex due to constant traffic jams on the surrounding streets and, secondly, the lack of Parking spaces.

“MILLENNIUM” (St. Vladimir, 12).

№ 3 08, KN 2 Rating is in the business center of Kiev. There are many popular cafes and restaurants nearby, as well as museums, art galleries, etc.

Nearest metro stations: “Golden Gate” -1 km, “Maidan Nezalezhnosti” – 0.8 km.

The distance by the shortest road to Khreshchatyk is 1 km; the Central bus station is 6.1 km; the railway station is 3.5 km; the airport “Kiev” is 8.9 km.

The total area of the building is 8 thousand m2.

Number of floors-9.


Parking-open for 15 cars, underground-40 cars.

Unlimited number of telephone lines, climate control. There is a restaurant.

The layout of the premises-open space.


The main tenants until recently were IMA Group, TACO, Panasonic, WBB, SAP AG, Baker & McKenzie, Da Vinci, Servier Int., Nafta-Service, but now their composition has changed completely.

Problems with Parking and transport accessibility are characteristic of the business center “Millennium”, which took the second position in our ranking. In addition, here it is necessary to add some difficulties with engineering (inefficient air conditioning system) and the lack of this business center’s own full-fledged territory, as well as problems with Parking. Although, of course, to some extent this is offset by the rich interior of the building, as well as magnificent views of the dome of St. Sophia, St. Michael’s Golden-domed Cathedral and St. Andrew’s Church.

“DOMINANT” (Basseynaya street, 4-b).

№ 3 08, Rating KN 3 is located in the center of Kiev, near a lot of cultural and historical places and business, office, commercial real estate.

Nearest metro stations: “Palace of sports” – 0.2 km, “Leo Tolstoy” – 0.2 km, “Khreschatyk” – 0.75 km, “Theater” – 0.7 km, “Klovskaya” – 0.7 km.

The distance by the shortest road to the Central bus station-4.4 km; railway station-2.7 km; airport “Kiev” – 8 km.

The total area of the building is 3.7 thousand m2.

Number of floors – 6.


Two-level underground Parking (total per quarter) for 400 cars, where BC allocated 80 Parking spaces.

Unlimited number of phone lines. Central air conditioning, ventilation, water supply, power supply, fire alarm system. There is an ATM.

The layout of the premises-open space.


The lessee – LLC “K. A. N. development.”

“PODOL PLAZA” (Skovoroda street, 19).

№ 3 08, the Rating of KN 4business center, although not formally included in the zone of the business center of the capital, but as close to it. In addition, the Hem is the historical center of the city.

Nearest metro station: Kontraktova square-0.7 km –

The distance by the shortest road to the center (Khreshchatyk) – 2.6 km; Central bus station-8 km; railway station-6 km; airport “Kiev” – 10.2 km.

The total area of the building is 18 355 m2.

Number of floors-9.


Parking-open and underground, only 145 Parking spaces.

Unlimited number of telephone lines, climate control.

The layout of the premises-open space.

There is a Bank branch, cafe, restaurant.


The main tenants are Philip Morris, JTI, Jansen Silg, Microsoft, Intel.

Regarding the business centers “Dominant” and “Podol Plaza” we can say that they are United not only the same place in the ranking, but also in many ways similar image. Both of them look like such modesty with great opportunities: not too catchy appearance and standard interior decoration they are combined with good functionality, which is provided by highly qualified managers. Traditional for Kyiv offices of the elite “weakness” – lack of Parking spaces, shall we say, non-ideal transport accessibility – alas, here, too, there. Also note that the” Dominant”, according to experts, little advertised, and besides there is not quite adequate rental rates.

“ICEBERG” (Zhilyanskaya str., 73 to 79).

№ 3 08, Rating KN 5 is located on the street. Zhilyanskaya, which is rapidly turning into a modern business street of the capital. There are large Ukrainian and international banks, financial companies.

Nearest metro station: Vokzalna – 1 km; “Leo Tolstoy” – 1.5 km, the Republican stadium is 1.5 km away.

The distance by the shortest road to the center (Khreschatyk) – 2.5 km; Central bus station-4.6 km; railway station-1 km; airport “Kiev” – 6 km, airport “Boryspil” – 50 km.

The total area of the building is 39 thousand m2.

For rent-25 500 m2.

Number of floors-14.

Commissioning-2006 (partially), 2007 (fully).

Underground two-level Parking for 150 cars, ground Parking for 40 cars.

The layout of the premises-open space.

There are two conference rooms, shops, cafeteria.


The main tenant – Samsung Electronics, “ARMA motors”, Nokian, Luk-Aftermarket, Nissan, “Orans”, “Plasmatech” Studio “We.”

As for the office and shopping center “iceberg”, this is the case, experts believe, when a good idea spoiled not very successful execution. As a result, failed to realize until the end the potential is definitely interesting object.

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If we talk in General about the immediate prospects of all considered business centers, they, no matter what, experts see in pink. This is explained by the fact that the land in the city center, suitable for the construction of modern BC class A, is now very small, and their number is decreasing every year. Meanwhile, the volume of construction of elite offices in Kiev is very small, and a significant increase in the coming years is not expected. According to the boldest forecasts of experts, the balance between the demand for high-class offices and supply will not come earlier than 2012. In such cases, there is no serious competition among BC of the highest category. Because today are in demand not even very successful projects.

Kiev will host 500 foreign realtors

The CEREAN Council (Association of real estate associations of Central Europe), decided to hold its 11th conference in Kiev. It is expected that this event will take place in the autumn of next year after the Eurovision-2005 contest.

Today CEREAN is a powerful international organization, which includes 4,500 realtors from 11 countries. Realtors of Central Europe are United primarily by the similarity of problems: in almost all countries of the former socialist camp there are still problems with the legislative regulation of real estate transactions, as well as a high level of abuse of real estate. Therefore, the exchange of experience with foreign colleagues within CEREAN, the formation of a system of unified real estate price indices, the establishment of business contacts for Ukrainian realtors can be very useful.

This year, the President of the commodity exchange “all-Ukrainian real estate exchange”, the first Vice-President of the Association of real estate specialists of Ukraine Artur Hovhannisyan was elected to the CEREAN Council. Thanks to his efforts, the capital of Ukraine was chosen as the venue of the 11th conference. “This conference is a great opportunity to raise the prestige of the realtor’s profession in Ukraine,” Artur Hovhannisyan believes, ” to increase the flow of foreign investment in the economy of Ukraine, to draw the attention of the authorities and the public to the need for better legislative regulation of operations in the real estate market and bringing our regulations to European standards. The working theme of the conference: “Improvement of legislation in the field of real estate and real estate technologies as a necessary factor to enhance investment attractiveness.”

More than 500 representatives from 35-40 countries are expected to participate in the conference.”

Kiev began to build a bridge and a new station

The construction of a railway and road bridge across the Dnieper river on the railway section Kiev-Moskovsky and passenger station in Darnitsa has been started. By the end of the year, it is planned to attract all $700 million of loan funds for the project. The attraction of lending will also be conducted on a tender basis. According to the Ministry of transport, Deutsche Bank is among the potential creditors.

The new railway passenger station in Darnitsa should provide a rational distribution of passenger and high-speed trains between the existing station Kiev-Passenger and the new station complex at the station “Darnitsa”. According to the project, the new 4-storey railway station will be equipped with all necessary infrastructure, including a hotel, a service center, restaurants. Near the station there is a Parking and a shopping center. Construction work is scheduled to be completed in 2004-2005.

Kiev will sell land on the street. Proreznaya, 24/39

This is a former residential building, famous for its restaurant “Leipzig”. The transaction amount is UAH 8.3 million. The buyer is a subsidiary of “Grand Plaza” Corporation “Gelegen, Inc.”, which will reconstruct the building to the level of a five-star hotel and will be engaged in its further operation. This decision was made by the session of the Kyiv city Council.

The second hypermarket Metro in Kiev

The area of land on Poznyaki allocated for the construction of a shopping center and a Central office is 10 hectares. Now the company is engaged in the registration of the purchase of this site. The total area of the building will be 21 thousand m2, of which the trading area will require 10 thousand m2.

Real estate will be discounted?

BP approved in the first reading of the draft amendments to the law defining the preparation and conduct of open tenders for the sale of real estate. In particular, it is proposed that if the property at the specified price is not sold at the first auction, then the initial price at which it is sold is reduced at the second auction. However, no more than 30%.

July 29 in the capital opened shopping center “Pyramid»

Its total area is 16 000 m2. It was built by Universal Star Co, which already has a number of implemented projects of shopping centers in Jordan, UAE and Russia. This is a modern shopping complex, which is conveniently located 50 m from the

St. M. “Poznyaki”: more than 10 large-format stores of well-known brands, more than 300 small operators and a food supermarket, where you can quickly and comfortably buy everything you need.

“Pyramid” is located in a very “right” place, which is confirmed by the concentration of large commercial and public facilities (supermarket BILLA, McDonalds, shopping center “Aladdin”, soon it is planned to build a hypermarket Metro), focused on different consumers with different levels of income. This concentration of shopping and entertainment facilities in the area creates synergies and will attract even more visitors.

Is preparing to put into operation the first stage of an elite residential district on the hem – “Vozdvizhenka»

Customer, General contractor and the investor is OJSC Trest “Kyivmiskbud-1” named after M. P. Zagorodny

The district includes four streets: Vozdvizhenskaya, Goncharnaya, Kozhemyatskaya and Degtyarnaya (between Lviv square and Andreevsky descent, on the one hand, the Upper shaft and Smirnov-Lastochkina – on the other).

The architectural solution of the mini-town is designed in the style of the 19th century. The houses are decorated with columns and porticos, stucco and artistic forging of metal elements of the facade. The complex has more than 90 houses and estates. The estates, ranging from 400 to 900 m2, have their own courtyards. The houses are designed for 2-6 apartments in each, with an area of 120 m2, a ceiling height of 3.3 m, independent heating – in each apartment.

On the first floors of the houses – garage boxes, in addition, in the district designed guest Parking.

Vozdvizhenka has its own infrastructure. This art gallery, and creative workshops, offices, cafes, provided the complex beauty salons, a dental clinic and more.

The health of four-legged friends will be taken care of here, because the veterinary clinic is already functioning.

The first start-up phase involves seven apartment buildings on the street. Vozdvizhenskaya №29, 29-a, 29-b, 31, 31-a, 31-b and 33.

It is planned to complete the construction of this wonderful, without exaggeration, “fairy-tale city” by the end of 2006.

Interesting analysis by region

Investments in retail real estate in Donetsk pay off on average 5 times faster than in Ivano-Frankivsk. This conclusion was made by the analysis of the database of proposals for the sale and lease of commercial and office space in six regions of Ukraine analysts of the company “RED” (Kiev). Under the current market conditions, investments in retail premises in Sumy and Cherkassy are paid off most quickly – from 2.5 to 4.5 years, depending on the location. The payback period of commercial premises in Chernivtsi range from 3.2 to 8.5 years in Donetsk-from 3 to 6 years in Dnepropetrovsk – from 4.5 to 6.5 years in Ivano-Frankivsk – from 13 to 28 years.

In Kharkov, it is planned to create two underground shopping centers…

… under the two Central squares of the city – the Constitution and Freedom. However, the authorities still find it difficult to name the timing of the projects, arguing that the design of this kind of construction is different from the usual procedure.

New concept of underground space use

At the end of August, in the business and administrative center of Kiev, in the heart of Bessarabian quarter, it is planned to open the Capital square, which will become the center of attraction of Kyiv residents and guests of the capital. The complex being created in Bessarabian quarter has no analogues in Eastern Europe, embodying the future of urban development. The architecture of the Capital square has an original solution: inside – open space with an elevation-stage. The square itself will be surrounded by a square of buildings, which will house offices, shops, cafes, restaurants. The main entrance to the square is provided through the underground passage under the street New passage, which will be open 24 hours.

Special attention should be given to the shopping gallery of gifts “New passage”. Here will be collected a variety of operators, the range of which will solve the problem of choosing a gift.

The success of the Galician auctioneers

At the last land auction in Lviv five plots were sold for 13 million 780 thousand UAH. This is the most successful auction ever held in the Western capital. The city authorities of Lviv in 2004 intend to gain from sales not less than 20 million UAH.

HELP. Last year, this amount was 8 million UAH.

In Lutsk began construction of the largest hypermarket in the region

In accordance with the project documentation, it is expected that its area will be 7 thousand m2, and according to construction technologies it will be the most “advanced” in the Western region of the power. The opening of the Tam-Tam hypermarket is planned in a year. The complex will include 20 boutiques, 5 specialized service centers, three fast food establishments, children’s rooms. The product range is planned in the amount of 20 thousand items.

On 7 July, officially presented the shopping center “Kvadrat-Avrora»

The trade area of the center is 18 000 m2. In accordance with the presented concept, the Mall will accommodate a grocery supermarket with an area of 3500 m2, a gallery of brand stores, food court, entertainment and services areas, a children’s supermarket,

shop home appliances and more. Fans of the movie expects a new modern 4-screen multiplex. According to the designers, the shopping center “Kvadrat-Aurora” will be connected to the exit of one of the new metro stations “Boulevard Perova”, which will allow passengers to get inside the complex without hindrance.

Solliers: a new direction

Colliers international experts announced their intention to represent the interests of the Russian supermarket chain Paterson in the negotiations and signing of the lease of retail premises in the shopping center “Kuren” to create the first in Ukraine supermarket network, which is scheduled to open in September.