News Article mall retail shopping Slovakia Supernova transaction
by Property Forum | Investment

Austrian real estate group Supernova has added four MAX shopping malls to its portfolio of eleven OBI supermarkets in Slovakia. The transaction, without mentioning the price, was reported by the news website

Four MAX shopping malls in the regional cities of Trnava, Trenčín, Nitra and Poprad have been added to the Slovak real estate portfolio of Austrian retail property group Supernova. In addition to the eleven OBI stores that the company has been operating in Slovakia already since 2016, it has now added multi-purpose properties with different types of tenants ranging from retailers and restaurants to cinemas. On average, the centres are 15,000 sqm, which is more than 60,000 sqm in total. "It's great that we have been able to make this move and thus take a key position in retail real estate, already in the fifth market for us," said Markus Pinggera, CEO of Supernova. 

The four malls now will be optimised and certified by the new owner according to eco-friendly and energy efficiency standards, as Supernova has committed to do in all its centres. The group, which is headquartered in Graz and operates 81 retail properties in Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania and Slovakia with a gross value of €1.85bn, aims to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2023.