Alan Baloev, director of the Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets Department, believes this was beneficial to both the seller and the buyer. On the one hand, there are few investors who are ready to purchase an office for such an amount, on the other hand, it is not easy to find a site near the Kremlin.
Earlier, Dom.RF stated that all the buildings of the ministries would be sold at open auction. And former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered them to get into commercial circulation.
It was planned to sell at the auction, including the former building of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Kitaygorodsky passage, information about this was contained in the plan for holding auctions of the state company for 2020.
However, on April 18, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a government order to transfer these facilities at market value without bidding.
In the spring of 2019, three federal departments – the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Communications – moved to the IQ-quarter skyscraper purchased for them in Moscow City. Agency rights to sell their former premises, including the building of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Kitaygorodsky passage, were transferred to Dom.RF state corporations. The state-owned corporation sold a complex of buildings on Triumfalnaya Square in Moscow, which the Ministry of Economic Development had occupied before moving, for 2.8 billion rubles. (3.37 billion rubles. Including VAT). The buyer was Mezhregionrazvitie LLC, controlled by the Moscow City Property Department.
Artem Filipenok, Nadezhda Fedorova, Anna Pustyakova