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Moscow, 12 September 2013 – The international corporation Kimberly-Clark, one of the leading manufacturers of paper-based consumer, personal, professional and industrial care products, has leased office space in the Lotte Business Centre. The company will occupy the 12th and 13th floors with total area of 3,000 sq m. The tenant was exclusively represented by Jones Lang LaSalle. Cushman & Wakefield represented the property owner.
Ludmila Mamedova, Senior Consultant of the Office Group, Cushman & Wakefield, commented:“South-West of Moscow is historically very popular within office tenants, but till recently there was lack of new office supply. Now the situation has changed and new office buildings have been built. Within all new centers Lotte Business Center is the only building that has location next to the metro-station, which is a great advantage for tenants. Besides location, BC Lotte attracts tenant seeking efficient layouts and a professional project team.“
Jeff Lupinacci, HR Director, Eastern Europe at Kimberly-Clark, commented on the Moscow office move: “According to the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces rating 2012* run among best international employers, Kimberly-Clark was ranked #4. This award became a recognition of our success in creating a unique corporate culture which is based on our social responsibility, concern for our employees welfare and their personal development. The Company’s Moscow office relocation is another step to build a special working environment based on trust, cooperation and creativity. We are confident that the opportunities provided by the Lotte Business Centre will allow us to implement all our bright ideas to make a Great Place to Work in our new office.”
Irina Khoroshilova, National Director, Corporate Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle Russia & CIS, noted: “Nowadays tenants’ workplace strategy aims at costs saving and improvement of the office quality. There is always an option: to pay high rent for a centrally located office or to optimize expenses by moving outside of the Garden Ring to a modern high-quality building. While searching for premises for the Kimberly-Clark Eastern Europe headquarters in Moscow, our main task was to reach a balance in the rental price and asset quality – which we delivered to the client with the Lotte BC deal. In the new office the Company will be able to implement the project of the comfortable and friendly office environment with more areas for employees’ collaboration and communication. Kimberly-Clark office relocation is scheduled for the beginning of 2014.”
Lotte BC is the second major project by the South Korean developer, Lotte which is located close to Kaluzhskaya metro station, in an actively developing business cluster at the address Profsoyuznaya street, 65, bldg.1. Mixed-use complex total area is 58,860 sq m, and 38,480 sq m from 4th till 21st floors relates to offices. The building was delivered in March 2013, and property management is undertaken by Cushman & Wakefield.
* World’s best Multinational Workplaces rating is annually selected by Great Place to Work® from nearly 5,700 companies that participated in Best Workplaces competitions during late 2011 to mid-2012 in the 45 countries in which we operate. Together, these companies employ more than 11 million employees, making the annual Great Place to Work study the largest of its kind in the world. To begin the process, a company must apply to – and be accepted on – a national Best Workplace list. To be on a list, we assess the results of two studies: the Trust Index© Employee Survey and the Culture Audit© Management Questionnaire. Two-thirds of a company’s workplace culture assessment is based on the employee survey; one-third is based on the company’s policies and practices, as measured in the Culture Audit©. Some 350 multinational corporations participated globally in our surveys. Of these, 250 appeared on one of our national Best Workplaces Lists, conducted in countries ranging from Argentina to Finland to Australia. Of these 250 best companies, 38 passed our additional eligibility criteria for the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list. Here, we present the top 25 of these 38 – truly the “Best of the Best.”
About Kimberly-ClarkKimberly-Clark is an international corporation with more than 140 year history which manufacturers personal, health, professional and industrial care. 58 000 employees working at manufacturing facilities in 37 countries provide 1,3 bn people in 175 countries with their products. Such brands as Kleenex®, Scott®, Andrex®, Huggies®, Pull-Ups®, Kotex®, Poise® and Depend® are leaders in 80 countries, according to the demand. In 2012 sales reached 21.1 bn US dollars. The headquarters is located in Dallas, USA.The company opened its representative office in Russia in 1996, in Ukraine – in 1998, in Kazakhstan – in 2009. Nowadays the company’s development is going due to 600 employees. In 2007 Kimberly-Clark entered TOP-10 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces in Russia. For further information, please follow the link - www.kimberly-clark.com
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