Russian agents come in from the cold

From Global Edge

When a naked man drinking Heineken joined me in the sauna at 7:30 in the morning and the only English word he seemed to know was "crazy," that was when I knew Russia was different.

There were no rich oligarchs paying cash on a whim for resorts they had never seen, but the 128 Russian agents who attended "Russian Summit," an event hosted and organized by Global Edge, were there to do business.

The aim of the event was to provide delegates with a complete guide to the Russian buyer market. The conference focused on the practicalities of how to enter the market, and a separate workshop provided meetings and introductions to internationally focused real estate professionals.