Leonid Maksimov was appointed Director General of the Pioneer Group of Companies. The decision was made at the meeting of shareholders on July, 14. Mr. Maksimov will assume his duties today, on July, 15.
Leonid Maximov is one of the founders of the Pioneer Group. Since the company was established in 2001, in partnership with Andrey Grudin, he has been actively involved not only in the strategic but also in the operational management of the group. Over the years, Mr. Maksimov had been in charge of the Board of Directors of the Pioneer Group, and in 2019, he hold the position of the CEO, while Andrey Grudin, as the Chairman of the Moscow investors’ Club, focused on the issues of the company’s activities and improving business climate.
Leading the Group, Leonid Maksimov implemented organizational changes aimed at improving the efficiency of business processes. Special attention was paid to long-term development issues, product formation, sales and marketing policy. At the end of last year, the Pioneer Group significantly improved its financial results: the revenue reached a record 40 billion rubles (+42% compared to 2018), net profit amounted to 7.6 billion rubles. In 2019, EBITDA increased to 11.6 billion rubles, the ratio of net debt to EBITDA was 0.7 while the average indicator for the real estate sector was 1.5 to 3.
The competence of the Pioneer Group’s team headed by Mr. Maksimov ensures continuity and sustainable operation of all divisions of the Group.
“Unfortunately, life is not only about happy days, but also about bitter ones. Today is such day. I said goodbye to one of the most professional developers in the country, Andrey Grudin”, Marat Khusnullin wrote in his social media accounts. “He has done many projects and thought not only about the present, but also about the future, he worked for the good of the country… As a head of the Moscow Investors’ Club, he took an active part in the development of the construction industry. It is very sad that such outstanding people pass away. Again, I express my condolences to Andrey’s family and his team. May he rest in peace.”
Management team of the Complex for Urban Planning Policy and Construction of Moscow as well as all the employees also expressed the words of support.
“For a long time, he had been one the founders and long-term head of the Pioneer Group, which had built about three million square meters of real estate over two decades and became one of the largest developers and tenant builders in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In August 2012, by the decree of the Mayor of Moscow, Andrey Grudin was awarded the title of “Honorary Builder of the City of Moscow”. Those who were lucky to work or communicate with Andrey Grudin will remember him as an intelligent, all-round, cheerful and sociable person, a talented and competent manager of a large scale, an economist and an engineer.”
On June 26, 2020, Andrey Grudin, the Pioneer Group’s founder, co-owner and Director General, passed away.
The Company’s team express their deep condolences to Andrey Grudin’s family and friends. It is a huge loss for all of us. He was an outstanding businessman, a reliable partner, a role model for employees and the heart of the Pioneer Group.
Being led by Andrey Grudin, the Pioneer Group’s team developed the skills that will ensure continuity and sustainable operation of all divisions.
The winners of the annual international award “Real Estate Market Records 2020” became known on June, 9. LIFE-Varshavskaya Residential Area was recognized as the best new building in Moscow, while LIFE-Kutuzovsky Complex received the first prize in the category “Facility Architecture No. 1”.
Real Estate Market Records is a large-scale award in the Russian real estate market, which annually involves the most striking and interesting projects. The winners are determined based on three stages of voting, national, professional and as a result of selection of the award panel.
This year, the award panel highly rated LIFE-Varshavskaya Residential Area. The project is being implemented in the South of Moscow which a minute’s walk from Varshavskaya Metro Station. The Smart City concept is going to be implemented here, including a whole range of measures to improve the comfort of living, security and efficient use of resources.
LIFE-Kutuzovsky Residential area was noted for the best architectural solution. The project concept was designed by the ADM Bureau. In their work, the Bureau’s professionals adhered to the principle of reasonable diversity, so each residential building has its individual facade. When covering the external walls of buildings, “the warmest” facade material called clinker tiles of noble shades is used. Special attention is paid to the arrangement of public spaces and their clear differentiation against each other. It should be noted that this is not the first case when the LIFE-Kutuzovsky Residential Area becomes a winner of the Real Estate Market Records Award. In 2018, the complex was recognized as the best in the category “The New-Built in Moscow No. 1”.
LIFE-Botanical Garden Residential Complex got the place at the 1st Annual Urban Planning Competition for Residential Complexes among top new-built residential complexes. It won the 3rd place in the category “Best New-Built Residential Complex in Moscow”.
TOP RC is the largest competition in Russia. Its finalists and winners are determined in 189 categories. The winners of the competition were identified after considering 1,155 projects from 772 developers in 74 regions of the Russian Federation.
Residential complexes were evaluated by more than 400 experts from 52 Russian regions. Each residential complex was assessed according to 17 criteria groups, including transport accessibility, social infrastructure, architecture, courtyard spaces, and a lot more. Most of the criteria for residential complex assessment are taken from the Overall Development of Territories Standard developed by the Ministry of Construction of Russia and DOM.RF.