CEO of NAI Ukraine Vitaliy Boyko named “Personality of the Year” by Eastern Europe Real Estate Project Awards 2017
The founder of NAI Ukraine and Urban Experts, Vitaliy Boyko, has been awarded “Person of the Year in the Real Estate Market” by the Eastern Europe Real Estate Project Awards 2017, organized by Europaproperty.com and the URE Club.
The choice of EEA Real Estate Forum participants is understandable, given Vitaliy Boyko’s involvement in the real estate market for over 17 years. Under his leadership, more than 700 consulting projects have been implemented, and over 100 properties have been put into operation. Vitaliy Boyko is the creator of the concepts for Ocean Plaza, Respublika Mall, Lavina Mall, Ocean Mall, Blockbuster Mall, Smart Plaza Polytech, Smart Plaza Goloseevo, SEC Aprel and others.
Over the course of the year, NAI Ukraine has become a leader in the segment of the commercial real-estate leasing services in Kyiv. Of the 1,793 million square meters currently leased in the capital, 1.3 million sq.m., or 88%, are leased by NAI Ukraine brokers. Moreover, NAI Ukraine was featured in the shortlist of “Brokerage Company of the Year” and “Consulting Company of the Year” awards by the EE Real Estate Forum & Project Awards 2017.
Urban Experts was also named among the top 3 architectural companies by the Commercial Property Awards. The company currently has more than 800,000 sq.m. of properties in the pipeline, consisting of shopping, residential, entertainment, hotel, office and multifunctional facilities. Today, Urban Experts works with the key real-estate market leaders in Ukraine – Immochan Ukraine, UDP, KAN Development, Mandarin Plaza, Kyivmiskbud, Arkada Bank, Argo Real Estate Fund, amongst others.
“Immochan Ukraine has been working with Vitaliy Boyko for almost half a year, in two different disciplines – on the interior design of the Rive Gauche shopping center, and on brokerage services for the same project. Vitaliy always shows the highest level of professionalism while bringing innovative solutions. He knows the tendencies of the commercial real-estate market, and he is always able to provide consulting services, even for our French colleagues. Immochan Ukraine congratulates Vitaliy Boyko’s brilliant success in being nominated “Personality of the year”. It is difficult to imagine a more worthy candidate,” commented Anna Koryagina, commercial director of Immochan Ukraine. ”Developer of the Year” according to EEA Real Estate Forum & Project Awards 2017.
“We have been working with Vitaliy Boyko since Lavina Mall’s creation. Despite the difficult economic situation in Ukraine and some complications during the first months of the mall’s operation, NAI Ukraine was able to turn Lavina Mall into the country’s best SEC,” said the founder of Mandarin Plaza Vagif Aliyev. “That is why we have entrusted the subsequent Mandarin Plaza projects to the NAI Ukraine team”.
“Vitaliy [Boyko] is the only professional with such a high level of expertise in the Ukrainian real estate market. He’s created successful and effective concepts for SEC Ocean Plaza, Respublika Mall, and Lavina Mall, so of course we invited him to develop the concepts for Ocean Mall and Blockbuster Mall as well,” added Mandarin Plaza chairman Oleksandr Chernitsky.
As the Managing Director of URE Club Olga Solovey noted, the “Personality of the Year” nomination by the EE Real Estate Forum and Projects Awards 2017 is chosen by forum participants – the main ‘players’ in the real estate market. “This year, the Forum was attended by almost 200 people and it is unlikely that anyone will argue with their opinion. We are glad that this year the Prize was awarded to Vitaliy Boyko, who has been our partner for many years. The success of his companies once again proves the appropriateness of this choice,” stressed Olga Solovey.
“Even though I have been engaged in real estate for 18 years, this is my first personal professional award, and I am really glad that many years of work have not gone unnoticed by my colleagues. However, I want to focus not on myself, but on the Urban Experts and NAI Ukraine teams, because my greatest achievement is that gathering and nurturing the best professionals in the real estate market this year, to learn how to work together,” said Vitaliy Boyko.