Mikail Shishkhanov cedes the Moscow Premiere
Anton Agafonov, a member of the board of directors of YATEK, plans to buy out this complex.
Businessman Anton Agafonov became the only participant in the auction for the sale of a 100% stake in the Citigrad company, which owns the Premiera shopping center (13,820 sq. m.) on Vernadsky Avenue near the metro station. m. “South-West”. This follows from the protocol of the auction, published on the website of the Russian Auction House. It also says that the auction itself was declared invalid, since, apart from this application, no other proposals were received. However, Agafonov has the right to conclude an agreement with Trust Bank, which acted as the seller of this object, within 10 working days at a price not lower than the minimum, the document says. Now it is 648 million rubles. The representative of “Trust” explained to “Vedomosti” that the bank is in the process of signing an agreement with the only participant in the auction.
Agafonov himself, judging by the data of SPARK-Interfax, was previously the chairman of the board of directors of the Tavrichesky bank, since 2015 he has been sanitized by the International Financial Club bank. In addition, the businessman held the position of General Director of the Smart Driving Laboratory, which specializes in the development of software, including telematics systems for cars. In 2015, Ekaterina Ignatova, the wife of the head of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, invested in this project. Now Agafonov is on the board of directors of the Yakutsk Fuel and Energy Company (YATEK), controlled by A-property Albert Avdolyan. He also has real estate assets. In particular, until the autumn of last year, Agafonov owned the Kronverk company, on the balance sheet of which was the former headquarters of Mospromstroy on Malaya Dmitrovka. Judging by SPARK-Interfax, he is also the owner of a business center on the street. Novocheremushkinskaya.
Vedomosti failed to contact Agafonov and his structures. A YATEK representative did not respond to a request.
The Premiera shopping center was built back in 1986. It once belonged to the Rost Capital company, controlled by the former owner of Binbank and Rost-Bank, Mikail Shishkhanov. He moved to Trust in 2022, his representative explained. The bank repeatedly put the asset up for auction. Initially, he planned to get about 1.3 billion rubles for it, but he could not find buyers at that price. Since then, its value has steadily declined.
The starting price of the Premiere is 648 million rubles. looks adequate in the current economic situation, says NF Group partner Stanislav Bibik. According to him, this asset could be of interest to the buyer as a long-term investment or as an object for re-profiling. Among its advantages, he calls a convenient location and the availability of land, which makes it possible for the new owner to increase its area. Denis Platov, director of the capital markets department at Nikoliers, agrees with him. It reminds that the mall is located in a high traffic area. But, according to him, he himself is morally obsolete. In this regard, the new owner will have to change his concept.
From 2022 to 2023, the share of investments in shopping centers increased from 8 to 39%, Bibik recalls. He explains this, among other things, by an increase in consumer activity – now the attendance of such facilities has returned to pre-pandemic levels. In addition, banks that sell non-core assets have now become more flexible in terms of price expectations, adds Platov.
“Premiera” is not the first shopping center that “Trust” was able to sell in recent times. So, in mid-August, the structure of the Raideks company became the only participant in the auction for the sale of the Yasenevo shopping center on Litovsky Boulevard. The asset can cost her 962 million rubles. At the beginning of the year, a buyer was found for Dobryninsky – it was acquired by Izmailovsky Shopping Center JSC, which owns the shopping center of the same name in Moscow. In 2021, the structure of the Sochi restaurateur Aram Ovanesov acquired Favorit for 608.3 million rubles.