Russian Managers and Developers Guild, Sberbank and Becar offer to save money to the real estate owners



Sberbank today is the circulatory system of the Russian economy, accounting for one third of its banking system. The Bank is 14 territorial banks and over 16 thousand branches throughout the country in all 83 constituent entities of the Russian Federation located across 11 time zones. Sberbank today is a powerful modern bank which is rapidly becoming one of the major global financial institutions. Over recent years, Sberbank has significantly expanded its international presence. In addition to CIS countries (Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus), Sberbank is present in nine countries of Central and Eastern Europe (Sberbank Europe AG, former VBI) and in Turkey (DenizBank).

 NAI Becar:

  • 23 years on the local real estate market
  • Projects of any type in every segment of real estate market
  • 10 000 objects sold
  • 15 000 objects leased
  • 1 300 consulting projects implemented
  • 2 mln m. under property management
  • Offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg
  • Successful implementation of our own development projects

Owners and investors are concerned about decrease of incomes from real estate. Many commercial facilities went bankrupt and became the property of banks. Often, real estate can not serve the interest on the loan, not to mention profit – many facilities have deep losses.

At the same time, the tax authorities rightly demand that Facility Management of the companies to whitewash the market by ceasing to keep their staff “in black”. The Expert Council for the Facility Management of the Russian Managers and Developers Guild (RGUD) helps to whitewash: it recently joined the Russian Support Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “Opora Rossii” to consolidate business efforts. Unexpectedly for property owners this led to contractors demanding to increase the cost of contracts,sometimes up to 30-40%.

A situation has arisen where cleaning and operation operators can not only transfer the increase in load to the client, but also earn extra money on it. The Expert Council for Facility Management of RGUD believes that the whitewash should take place not through price increases, but through effective technologies. The initiators of their development were Sberbank and Becar Asset Management. They create the PropTech Development Competence Center on the basis of the RGUD. It will include not only service providers, but also customers.

Today we need to update the standards that force companies to use outdated service technologies. Global trends talk about the possibilities of technical progress in the facility market, as well as cost reduction, qrowth of productivity and quality of services. The PropTech Competence Center has been created to revise outdated standards, which will allow to introduce technologies (dispatching, mud protection barriers provided at the entrance groups, etc.) as early as at the building design stage, which will reduce the cost of cleaning and operation.

According to analysts of HSE (Higher School of Economics), the expenses of commercial and non-profit organizations for the maintenance of real estate amounted to 2.5 trillion roubles (33 billion euro) for buildings and 5.9 trillion roubles (78 billion euro) on facilities in 2016. In total, these expenses amounted to 1.14 trillion roubles (15 billion euro, 9.5% more than in 2015) from the consolidated budget of the Russian Federation and the budgets of state extra-budgetary funds, 0.57 trillion roubles (7.6 billion euro, 6.1% more) from the federal budget, and 0.56 trillion roubles (7.4 billion euro, up to 13.2%) from consolidated budgets of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. In total, the potential share of Facility Management can be 4.2 trillion roubles (55.8 billion euro). Of these, 2.1 trillion roubles (27.9 billion euro) fall on cleaning.

Today, according to the studies of World Economic Forum, 44% of the companies in the global real estate market have felt the effect of reduction in operating costs through technology.

For example, while working as a member of NAFO (National Association of Facility Operators), Becar Asset Management concluded that many of the standards adopted by highly specialized associations are contrary to technological progress. So, one of the standards for labour productivity does not take into account modern cleaning systems.As a result, the client pays for outdated standards.

The PropTech Development Competence Center in Facility Management on the basis of the RGUD is intended to popularize an innovative approach to business, set standards, work with start-ups, provide financing for developments and find customers among the corporations in the industry.

Alexander Sharapov, President of Becar Asset Management: “For more than 26 years, Becar has been bringing and introducing advanced Western ideas and thoughts in Russia.We look at the formats, technologies and principles of property management. Now, all experts agree that the technological revolution has come to real estate. Interesting trends are observed in all sectors of the industry: co-working undermines the office sector; co-living replaces traditional housing for the younger generation; there are new professions – pilots of drones or data aggregators. Almost every five minutes, new ideas are born and immediately becoming a reality.”

Nikolai Kazansky, President of the Russian Guild of Managers and Developers, Managing Partner of Colliers International, believes: “Today, technologies are changing not only the world, but also business models, markets, consumer culture, and customers. To remain competitive, companies need advanced technology – virtual and augmented reality, Big Data, and Blockchain. The real estate sector, represented by RGUD, encourages players to accept the technological challenges of the time and to join the Proptech competence center to build an innovative economy for the benefit of the country and the industry.”

The CEO of Modern Technologies OJSC of Sberbank PJSC Yuri Kozyrenko noted: “Facility management market is seriously changing. Companies compete using not so much prices as the ability to quickly respond to incidents at the facility and customer requests. Competition in operation comes at the expense of technology, usage of working time, efficient dispatching, proactive maintenance of engineering systems.

Today, players themselves monitor the market for best practices. Therefore, I welcome the emergence of a platform for innovative technologies on the basis of RGUD.”

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