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Kiev

Business centre RIALTO welcomes first anchor tenant


Kiev, 19 July 2011 - Jones Lang LaSalle announces a large-scale business centre RIALTO leasing deal. Swedbank has become the centre’s first anchor tenant and will occupy 4,554 sq m. The new high-tech office centre RIALTO is located on Novokonstantinovskaya Str., 18. The total area of the Kiev project is 17,700 sq m, its GLA is 15,200 sq m. Jones Lang LaSalle is appointed as the co-exclusive agent of ISTIL Real Estate for marketing and leasing the business-centre.

Swedbank will occupy two upper floors of the RIALTO building and will take one third of the total leasable area. The unique planning and the large “base plate” of the standard store enables the bank to use the area efficiently. The centre’s developed infrastructure is also ideal for business as available services include a café, bank department, central reception service, spacious waiting hall, guest parking andfree shuttle buses to local metro stations.

Andrey Zhamkin, Head of Office Agency Jones Lang LaSalle, Ukraine, noted: “This is an exceptional deal. The owner secured the anchor tenant only one month after registering the property and putting the centre into operation. Swedbank has made an excellent choice given the high-quality office space in a B+ class building that has both professional management and modern engineering equipment”.

Anton Andrianov, Managing Director, ISTIL Real Estate: «During the development of RIALTO business centre we focused our efforts on creating a community of quality tenants, an environment with state-of-the-art engineering infrastructure, first class comfort and high-quality management provided by a international recognized international company. This important deal with an international anchor tenant confirms that we have an investment grade product”.

Sergey Holod, Deputy Executive Chief of Swedbank: “We searched for new office space for several months and went through lots of options. Business centre RIALTO meets all our requirements and necessary standards of working conditions and client service“.


About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 220 global offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.8 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $43 billion of assets under management. In Russia and CIS Jones Lang LaSalle have offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. Jones Lang LaSalle, Russia was voted Consultant of the Year in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 at the Commercial Real Estate Awards, Moscow and Consultant of the Year at the Commercial Real Estate Awards 2009, St. Petersburg. For further information, please visit our web site www.joneslanglasalle.ua


About ISTIL Real Estate
ISTIL REAL ESTATE (IRE) is  the real estate assets development and management department of ISTIL Group. IRE is focused on office and hotel development. IRE’s portfolio includes a chain of RIALTO business centres located in Kiev, Odessa and Donetsk; logistic projects and hotel developments in Kiev.
Since April 2008 ISTIL Group actively invests in real estate, media, movie production and distribution, manufacturing.  
 
About Swedbank
Swedbank is one of the largest Ukranian banks with 92 regional offices throughout Ukraine and 1640 employees. The bank serves 200 000 natural persons and 17 500 juridical persons.