Interview of Maxim Sobolev given to bn.ru newspaper staff
Maxim Sobolev, Director for Commercial Real Estate at YIT Saint Petersburg JSC, met with the editor of the bn.ru newspaper and talked about how this truly unique project is being developed in the village of Gorelovo, what exactly the company offers its customers and in what way it may be interesting for a small and medium-sized businesses.
In particular, he said that since 2014 we have seen the main demand from Russian small and medium-sized businesses. However, their demands have grown recently. For example, the last deal we closed was for 5.5 hectares.
We offer our clients land plots with YIT obligation to connect them to utility networks. Already at the beginning of the construction of the park, we bought all the necessary capacities for this purpose. Besides, we offer built-to-suit projects. This means that the building – a factory or a warehouse – can be built in strict compliance with the requirements of the customer, and then leased to the customer. This releases the customer from investing significant amounts at the initial stage of the project.
The conditions we offer within Greenstate are, let's say, suitable for small businesses. This explains its popularity with small enterprises, which either are already operating or continue to be built in the park.