Global development

Global Development is one of the largest professional owners of Class A office real estate in Kazakhstan. The company was founded in 2003 and is engaged in the management of commercial real estate in the major cities of Kazakhstan – Astana and Almaty. The total area of office space is more than 75,000 m2.


Global Development invests in the idea that an office is something more than just a workspace.

All aspects of creating an effective working environment are important to us: the buildings’ technical equipment, the interior-design solutions, the common and surrounding area, and competent and highly professional staff engaged in the facilities’ maintenance and security.

The effective functioning of the Company’s projects requires an active, constantly developing and improving management system.

Global Development is the leader of Green construction in Kazakhstan. Green standards are tools that not only help to create a comfortable working environment for people but also help to improve the environmental safety of the property,reduce its consumption of resources, such as heat, energy and water, and, of course, reduce the burden on the environment.

Our Team

We are proud of a professionalism and reputation of our Team,
which has been holding a high-level status and strong position in the market of commercial real estate.

Lukasz Skowronski

Managing Director

Elmira Zhapakova

Financial Director

Yuriy Vyssotskiy

Technical Director

Elena Pudovkina

Chief Accountant

Tatyana Shimalina

Senior Leasing Manager

Assem Bekenova

Leasing Manager

Timur Nezamudinov

Leasing Manager

Zhaniya Berdygulova

HR and Administrative Manager


BREEAM In-Use International

Park View Office Tower
(Asset Performance:Very Good;
Building Management:Excellent)

BREEAM In-Use International

Prime Business Park
(Asset Performance:Very Good;
Building Management:Excellent)

LEED Gold 2018

(Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) 2018
(Talan Towers)

Certificate of The American
Chamber of Commerce

Global Development LLP is a corporate member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.

Green Office Awards 2022

«The best example of office real estate in class A: 
the Park View Office Tower business center».


In this international competition, we received an award in the category ‘Regional Award-Asia’ for achievements in the field of environmental innovation.
(«Park View Office Tower»)


(Best Mixed-use Development Asia Pacific) 2017-2018

EE Real Estate Awards 2017

(Mixed-use Project of the Year) 2017
(Talan Towers)

International Property Awards 2017-2018

(Best Mixed-use Development Asia Pacific) 2017-2018
(Talan Towers)

Lukasz Skowronski

Managing director

Lukasz Skowronski is an experienced Real Estate professional with international expertise in commercial and private equity sectors. He has worked for major companies in Central and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia. With a master’s degree in economics specializing in Real Estate Management & Investment, Lukasz excels in executive leadership, asset/portfolio/property management, corporate real estate, and sales of investment properties.

Since joining Global Development as Commercial Director in 2012, Lukasz has strategically managed the property portfolio, spearheaded investments, and led PR & marketing efforts. Recognized for his contributions, he was promoted to Managing Director in July 2015.

Lukasz’s achievements include memberships in industry organizations, such as the Fellowship status of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and the CPM® (Certified Property Manager®) designation from IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management, Chicago).

Elmira Zhapakova

Financial Director

Elmira is a graduate of KIMEP, holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting. He also holds a diploma of International Financial Reporting (DipIFR), a certificate of a professional accountant, and is an ACCA student.

More than 4 years of experience at Big Four — KPMG. Elmira has been working in the Verny Capital group for 10 years.

She leads the function of initial financing management, cash and working capital management, planning and accounting, as well as the creation of management bodies, raising funding for both credit and sponsorship for various projects of the Group. Moreover, she has successfully launched a several real estate project of Verny Capital.

Elmira’s experience includes playing an important role in major projects undertaken by the parent company, Verny Capital, such as the renovation of the Botanical Gardens (under the guidance of Accent Development Solutions). She has also been a key player in overseeing the subsidiary company, Gorky Tennis Park. She was Financial Director at Borovoe Tourism City LLP and Burabay Hotel Management LLP (Rixos Borovoe Hotel), where she successfully managed the initial financing and debt financing.

Yuriy  Vyssotskiy

Technical Director

Yuriy graduated from the Kazakh National Agrarian Research University with a degree in electronics. He has a wealth of experience in the field of engineering and also has a certificate in RICS Hotel Management, along with numerous certificates in advanced training in the fields of construction and engineering. He has five years of work experience in the company.

Yuriy is responsible for compliance with the technology of construction and repair work, and the rules and requirements for the preparation of documentation for real estate and construction.

He manages the following areas: planning repair and construction works, as well as the scheduling and quality control of work in these areas, the daily monitoring of electrical wiring and equipment; ensuring an uninterrupted power supply and that electricity is being used in an economic and justified way; the uninterrupted operation of the water supply, and heating, sewerage, and ventilation equipment throughout the company’s real estate.

Elena Pudovkina

Chief accountant

Elena has a diploma with honors from Turan University, majoring in Accounting and Auditing. Her first degree is in economics.

Elena leads on accounting, reporting and budgeting, and is responsible for identifying in-business reserves, and eliminating losses and unproductive costs. She leads the full accounting and tax accounting process for the company, is responsible for the formation of accounting policy with the development of measures for its implementation; and is also responsible for the entire process of client invoicing.

Elena has successfully achieved the following professional qualifications: Certificate of DipIFR (Rus) (No.1828996, December 2016), Certificate of Professional Accountant of the Republic of Kazakhstan (No.000888, 28.06.2013), the international qualification of Certified Accounting Practitioner (CAP) (Registration No.0016552 dated 15.04.2013), International Qualification Level I: CPA (I lever: Certified Public Accountant Technicians Level) (No.0000017, 04/15/2016). She is also a Tax Consultant (Registration No.00086, 05.12.2018).

Tatyana  Shimalina

Senior Leasing Manager

Tatyana holds a postgraduate qualification in Expertise and Real Estate Management, having originally graduated in engineering from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University.

Tatiana started her career at Global Development in 2011 as an intern and has been a key member of the firm since then in a career totaling 12 years.

Tatyana’s main responsibilities include attracting new clients while supporting existing ones, establishing excellent relations with tenants and partners, and organizing and maintaining a comfortable business-orientated atmosphere in the company’s business centers.

Assem Bekenova

Leasing Manager

Assem has a bachelor’s degree from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, majoring in Regional Studies, as well as a diploma from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Assem is responsible for communication with tenants on lease issues, the administrative management and day-to-day running of the facilities, communication with existing tenants, and support for the entire process of leasing offices.

Assem’s tasks also include supervising changes in the commercial terms stipulated in the lease agreements.

Timur Nezamudinov

Leasing Manager

Timur graduated from American University of Cyprus with bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and MBA in Marketing field.

With previous strong commercial experience within Worldwide chain such as Marriott and Hilton and demonstrated history of success stories & financial results in hospitality, he joined Global Development in 2021.

Mainly, Timur responsible for all interactions with clients within Astana market including commercial and operational aspects. Implementing company’s strategies and objectives, he aims to accelerate business development and customers satisfaction growth.

Zhaniya  Berdygulova

HR and Administrative Manager

Zhaniya has a bachelor’s degree from the Ablay Khan Kazakh University of International Relations and Foreign Languages, majoring in education.

Zhaniya is responsible for personnel administration and record keeping, as well as for the development and management of personnel. She has eight years of experience in the field of personnel management and in international companies in the legal, oil and FMCG sectors.

The company is responsible for analysis and reporting in the areas of HR and Admin for the parent company, Verny Capital, the introduction of modern technical systems for assessing and analyzing business processes, internal corporate document-management systems, ensuring the health and safety of employees, and monitoring their compliance with the requirements of legislative and regulatory legal acts regarding labor protection and labor legislation.