Knight Frank appoints Sergey Gipsh as Partner and Regional Director for Retail Property in Russia and CIS countries

18 May 2011
Sergey Gipsh has been appointed Partner and member of the Board of Directors of the Russian & CIS subsidiary of international consulting company, Knight Frank.

As a member of the Board of Directors, Sergey will be responsible for strategic development of retail property business in Russia and the CIS and for overall company development. His duties will include attracting new clients and strengthening ties with existing clients, as well as furthering cooperation with offices of Knight Frank in other countries.

Kirill Starodoubtsev, Managing Partner of Knight Frank Russia & CIS
“I am glad that Sergey has joined our team. His appointment is a logical step that will strengthen overall positions of Knight Frank, particularly in the Russian and CIS retail property sector. We aim to bring together top real estate professionals, and Sergey, with his immense experience, is undoubtedly one of us.”

Sergey Gipsh, Partner and Regional Director for Retail Real Estate of Knight Frank Russia & CIS
“The Russian market for retail real estate has made great advances during the last 15 years, in terms of both quantity and quality. Pessimists say that we are now close to saturation. But I believe that the vast geography of our country and serious shortcomings of many shopping malls already built or now under construction mean that consulting services will remain in demand for a long time to come. My mission as part of the team at Knight Frank will be to offer the market a new integrated approach in retail real estate consulting and to create projects that we can be proud of and, of course, that we can sell at a high price.”

Career and professional achievements:

Sergey has 15 years experience in the commercial real estate sector. From 2001 to 2009 he was Managing Director and then Managing Partner at the Moscow office of Colliers International. Before that, from 1997 to 2000 he was head of Colliers’ retail real estate department. He graduated in 1989 from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. He speaks fluent English. Sergey is 44 years old.