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Reflections on the real estate sector from our correspondents around the Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States region.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Rosier future beckons for CEE retailers after year of change and disruption

January 10, 2021

A gloomy start to 2021, but labour markets and purchasing power in the CEE region are in much better shape than after the 2008 financial crisis, indicating retail will bounce back from the coronacrisis, says Colliers.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Residential real estate sales soar on back of the government’s mortgage subsidy programme

October 23, 2020

The coronacrisis has hit the Russian construction business hard, but residential development is booming thanks to a generous 6.5% subsidised mortgage scheme the government introduced and has just extended for another year.

BRICKS & MORTAR: The office isn’t dead but it is evolving

September 29, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had a seismic effect on the real estate sector, and the office segment is no exception.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Small shops in Hungary wither even as consumption rises

November 25, 2019

Smaller shops have trouble financing rising wages and have been hit by the migration of workers to larger, multinational retailers.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Whither Russian Property Yields?

November 22, 2019

In an era of cheap money property yields have been driven down more or less across the board. The significant outlier is the Russian market.