Lesta Games bought a 6,000 square meter office building in Moscow. m

Lesta Games bought a 6,000 square meter office building in Moscow. m

The game studio Lesta Games bought an office building with an area of ​​6,000 square meters. m next to the Moscow metro station “Taganska” – in Lime Lane. According to experts, the deal cost the company 1.9-4 billion rubles.

Currently, Lesta Games rents a part of the building of the “Factory” business center in the capital with a total usable area of ​​more than 2,000 square meters. The company also has branches in St. Petersburg and Minsk.

According to SPARK-Interfax, LLC “Lesta” includes subsidiary structures LLC “Lesta Games Moscow” and LLC “Lesta Games Agency”. The company’s revenue in 2023 amounted to 4500000000 rubles, and the net profit – 250 million rubles. A year earlier, these indicators were equal to 3.8 billion rubles. and 365 million rubles.

Until 2021, the office acquired by Lesta Games belonged to Otkritiya Bank, and then it became the property of Pershiy LLC. The game studio closed the deal on January 22, 2024.

Last year, IT-holding VK bought 30,000 square meters. m in the Skylight business center, and the developer of information and automated systems “RusBITeh” – 22.25 thousand square meters. m in Ostankino Business Park.

The total volume of investments in office real estate for 2023 increased by 24% and reached 119800000000 rubles. – a record indicator for the last decade, Ricci notes.

The head of the Moscow division of Lesta Games, Gauhar Aldiyarov, explains that game companies rarely buy buildings. The studio believes that this purchase will pay off in the long run. Aldiyarov stated that maintaining the building is cheaper than renting comparable areas.

Vasyl Ovchinnikov, head of the Organization for the Development of the Video Game Industry, believes that the company’s expenses will decrease after the acquisition of the building.

Last month, Lesta Games reported hiring more than 745 new employees for 2023. The company’s staff increased by 69.3%. In addition, the company took 14th place in Forbes’ ranking of the most valuable companies in the Russian Internet segment.

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