ArmInfo. As a result of the activities of 2017, the multi-profile group of companies "Tashir" Russian owned by a billionaire of Armenian origin Samvel Karapetyan retained positive dynamics in all key business indicators. The aggregate revenue of the Group, which owns and manages assets in various sectors of the economy (construction, development, industrial, retail, energy and financial sectors, medicine and others) in Russia and abroad amounted to 164 billion RR.
In the sphere of development, in 2017 retained the leading position in the list of leaders in the number of commercial properties under its management at the territory of Russia. At the end of this year, 51 commercial real estate assets, including 31 commercial properties, are under the Group's assets.
One of the key events of 2017 was the expansion of the federal network of shopping and entertainment centers "RIO" to the Armenian market. The group of companies "Tashir" fully implemented the entire cycle of works on the design, construction and brokerage of a new shopping center in Yerevan with a total area of 24 thousand square meters. The total volume of the Group's investments in this project amounted to $ 40 million. A number of Moscow retail facilities are under active construction. The works on the construction of a multifunctional complex (IFC) on Krasnopresnenskaya embankment (total area of 93,700 sq m) and the IFC on Aminevskoye Highway (total area 125,000 sq. M) are continuing. In 2017, the Tashir shopping facilities were again recognized as winners of various professional awards.
Thus, the Moscow shopping center Avenue South-West became the best operating shopping and entertainment center in 2017 in the category "medium" according to the version of the award of the Russian Council of Shopping Centers (RCSC Awards 2017).
Throughout 2017, the Group implemented a number of landmark projects in the energy sector. According to the results of the year, the net profit of the company "Electric Networks of Armenia" (part of the group of companies "Tashir") was $ 15.5 million. The indicators of electricity losses in networks from 9.7% to 8.8% were improved, which is close to that of European countries. In November 2017, in Yerevan, Tashir announced an investment program in the energy sector of the Republic of Armenia. The program includes two areas: an investment of $ 900 million to modernize the current electric power infrastructure and the introduction of an automatic system for the commercial accounting of electricity, as well as the construction of a hydroelectric power plant on the territory of the country (Shnokh HPP).
In 2017, its 25th anniversary was marked by the joint-stock commercial bank "Fora Bank", which, during its activity, entered the list of the largest banks in Russia in the field of financial services and confirmed the status of a reliable business partner that has maintained a stable positive trend for many years. The Bank expanded the geography of its presence and opened 14 new branches. At the end of the year 104 Fora Bank branches operate in 18 regions of the Russian Federation.
In 2017, Tashir continued to develop its own retail projects. The group launched a new shoe brand One Way. At the end of 2017, six stores were opened in Moscow and Yerevan, the group plans to expand the network to ten retail outlets the following year. The network of department stores Take Away has expanded - one of the flagship retail projects of the Group. The project is presented in four metropolitan shopping centers, with an aggregate area of about 20,000 square meters. The network of goods for the house Goood's House opened a new store in the shopping and entertainment center "RIO" in Yerevan. At the moment the network includes eight stores in Moscow, Kaluga and Yerevan.
The aggregate volume of Tashir Group investments formed about USD 150 million.