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Current Responsibilities
Valentin Stobetsky is Managing Director with International Desk (iDesk) for Jones Lang LaSalle responsible for North-East hub, including New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Boston. He has more than 17 years of experience in commercial real estate both in consultancy as well as client’s side.  In his career, he advised many multi-national corporations on all aspects of corporate real estate portfolio management.  Valentin also has experience in managing capital market transactions in CIS countries.

Experience
Valentin is a qualified Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of CoreNet.  Valentin began his real estate career in Moscow, Russia with the Jones Lang LaSalle Tenant Representation team.  In 2004, Valentin joined Citigroup as a Corporate Realty Services Director for Russia & CIS.  He was responsible for real estate portfolio management, retail branches expansion program, construction, facilities management and health & safety.  His next appointment was EMEA Real Estate Manager at Intel Corporation based in the UK.  He managed real estate transactions for Intel Corporation in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Nordics, Russia & CIS, Middle East and Africa.

Valentin re-joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2011 and took the position of Head of the Office Group consisting of Tenant Representation and Agency Leasing.  He was also a Member of the Executive Board in Russia & CIS.  In this capacity, Valentin managed to grow brokerage business and start sales services to owner-occupiers.  In this role, Valentin personally managed the following projects:

  • Adidas: 250,000 s.f. leasehold acquisition project in Moscow, Russia
  • Russian Highways: 160,000 s.f. leasehold acquisition project in Moscow, Russia
  • Publicis: 150,000 s.f. consolidation project in Moscow, Russia
  • Kaspersky Lab: 650,000 s.f. freehold acquisition of corporate headquarters in Moscow, Russia
  • Alfa Bank: 250,000 s.f. freehold acquisition of corporate headquarters in Moscow, Russia
  • BDO: 60,000 s.f. leasehold acquisition project in Moscow, Russia
  • Raiffeisenbank: 250,000 s.f. freehold acquisition of back office in Moscow, Russia
  • Unicreditbank: 100,000 s.f. freehold acquisition project in Moscow, Russia
  • Weatherford: 60,000 s.f. lease restricting project in Moscow, Russia

In 2013, Valentin also started supporting Russia’s Capital Markets team by leveraging his relationships with major investors and property owners in Moscow.  This cooperation resulted in one the largest investment sale of White Garden, premium office complex consisting 650,000 rentable s.f., developed by AIG Lincoln to Millhouse Capital (Roman Abramovich investment fund).  Valentin has relationships with shareholders of major real estate and investment funds in Russia.

Prior to joining iDesk team in New York, Valentin was the Chief Commercial Officer for the business in Russia covering all transactional business lines including Offices, Industrial and Retail.

Education and Affiliations
Valentin holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He speaks English and Russian languages.