ENKA TC, formerly RamENKA, was established in Moscow as an equal partnership between ENKA and Migros in 1997 to create shopping centers and a supermarket chain in Russian Federation.
In November of the same year it launched its first Ramstore hypermarket and shopping center in the Kuntsevo district of Moscow, with a total area of 19,400 m².
Despite the economic crisis in Russian Federation, the company continued its growth and opened its second hypermarket and shopping center, Maryina Roshcha, in 1998. Maintaining its high standards, ENKA completed the construction of the 32,500 m² Maryina Roshcha shopping center in a short time.
Between 1999 and 2003, a further 23 new stores were opened, increasing the number of stores to 25 and the number of shopping centers to 6 by the end of 2003.
When ENKA purchased 50% share of Migros in 2007, it became the sole owner of the company and consequently renamed it “ENKA TC”.
By concentrating on property rental as its main line of business, ENKA TC has transferred the hypermarkets operated at the Moscow and St. Petersburg shopping centers to Auchan through rental agreements.
Consequently, the rentable space of ENKA TC increased from 167,000 m² to 227,000 m².
ENKA TC re-branded its shopping malls operated under the Ramstore brand as Kapitoliy in 2009.
In accordance with the company’s plans to exit the retail business and focus on real estate operations within the scope of sales agreements, ENKA TC retail assets were transferred to “BILLA” and “BILLA REALTY” in April 2012.
Following this transfer process, by the end of 2012, ENKA TC completely left the retail sector.
Two of ENKA TC’s most significant shopping mall developments won the Best Shopping Center awards from the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Committee in Russian Federation. Kapitoliy Shopping Mall in St. Petersburg was honored with St. Petersburg’s Best Shopping Center award in 2006; while, in 2007 Kapitoliy-Vernadskovo Shopping Mall in Moscow received Moscow’s Best Large-Scale Shopping Mall award from the CRE. Kapitoliy-Sevastopolsky Shopping Mall in Moscow was also awarded the Most Convenient Shopping Center in the South-West Administrative District of Moscow by the Municipality of Moscow.
During the 2nd quarter of 2011, ENKA TC finished the project development phase and commenced the redevelopment of the Kuntsevo Plaza, which had been originally opened in 1997. Within the scope of this project, the existing building, covering 19,400 m² was demolished and a new 245,000 m² modern complex was constructed. This complex consists of a shopping mall, office buildings and a small number of apartment units. By the end of 2014, the construction of the plaza was completed and commenced operation. This investment project features a shopping mall comprising a net rentable area of 61,000 m², an office building with a net rentable area of 29,094 m² and an underground park lot with capacity of 2,028 cars.
ENKA TC’s Kuntsevo redevelopment project was deemed worthy of the 2012 Cityscape Future Retail Award in Emerging Markets at the International Conference for Global Real Estate. After receiving a green building certificate (Green Standard – GOLD) in April 2013, Kuntsevo Plaza also became one of Russian Federation’s 37 green investment projects.
Kuntsevo Plaza was honored with the Best Shopping Center 2015 Award given by Russian Council of Shopping Centers (RCSC).
Furthermore, Kuntsevo Plaza was awarded in three more categories in 2016, by International Property Awards.
- Retail Architecture (Highly commended) Russia
- Best Retail Development (5 stars) Russia
- Best Retail Development Europe
In 2015, alongside its policy of redeveloping existing projects, ENKA TC decided to commence the construction of a shopping and entertainment center on the Kashirskoe Shosse. The Kashirskaya Plaza has a total area of 195,500 m2 and includes 71,000 m2 of leasable space. It is scheduled to open in 2018.
The new project will combine shopping malls, an entertainment center, a multiplex cinema (one of the largest in Russia), a world class fitness center with its own terrace and swimming pool, and catering facilities. The five floors of the shopping and entertainment center will house more than 200 stores including many famous international and Russian brands. The anchor tenant will be the Auchan Food Hypermarket, covering 10,500 m2. For customers’ convenience, there will be a three-level underground car park with spaces for 1,500 vehicles.
ENKA TC currently owns ten shopping malls with a combined gross area of 645,000 m2 and a total leasable area of 315,000 m2. Following the completion of the Kashirskaya Plaza, the combined gross area operated by ENKA TC will increase to 840,500 m2, and the total leasable area to 386,000 m2.