ARTICLES IN Retail TOPIC

10
Jul
2017

Savills to recommercialise Retail Park Karpacka

by Ákos Budai
Savills will advise in the recommercialisation process of Retail Park Karpacka in Bielsko-Biała. The investor of the retail scheme is Biuro Inwestycji Kapitałowych S.A.
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06
Jul
2017

Apsys refinances Posnania for a total of €260 million

by Ákos Budai
Apsys has secured the long-term refinancing of Posnania, its flagship project in Poznan, with Berlin Hyp AG, ING Bank Śląski S.A., Société Générale and Deutsche Postbank AG. This refinancing amounting to €260 million in total is one of the largest ever granted in commercial real estate in Central Europe. The project's initial financing during the development phase in 2014 already set a record in this area. 
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30
Jun
2017

Czech retail parks are in for a major change

by Ákos Budai
There are currently 192 retail parks in the Czech Republic, moreover 66 retail parks, totalling approximately area of 300 000 sqm, are planned to be constructed. The existing parks account for more than 790 000 sqm of retail space, 752 000 sqm of which is occupied. Hence the vacancy rate stands at 4,8% and is lower than in the previous years. These are the findings of Cushman & Wakefield’s recent detailed market research. The survey results are summed up in a map that is just being released. The map includes all existing and planned retail parks in the Czech Republic. 
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12
Jun
2017

Traditional retailing is here to stay

by Ákos Budai
The rapid growth of e-commerce is unlikely to put an end to existence of physical stores. Both online and offline platforms will co-exist, becoming increasingly intertwined. However, in-store technology innovations will change shopper behaviours in shopping centres. These are the key findings revealed in the Retail Revolutions report by Savills.
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24
May
2017

EBRD invests in Polish food retailer

by Ákos Budai
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is participating in the acquisition of Żabka, one of Poland’s leading food retailers, with an equity investment of up to €25 million.
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18
May
2017

Extensions are driving retail developments

by Ákos Budai
Extensions to established shopping centres will be a significant driver of new floor space across Europe in the next two years, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest European Shopping Centre Development Report. 4.5 million sqm is expected to be delivered in 2017 and 2.3 million sqm in 2018. One-quarter of that will be attributable to the extensions of the existing shopping centres. In the Czech Republic extensions will make as much as 80%. 
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18
May
2017

Construction to start on new Ljubljana mall

by Ákos Budai
"The aggregate value of the investment involving several different investors is estimated at €150 million", said Marcus Wild, CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Centers, which will manage and own the newest shopping centre in Slovenia. This will grow in Šiška, the most densely populated district of Ljubljana, by the autumn of 2019. The construction work is already starting in June 2017.
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18
May
2017

NEPI builds new malls in Romania and Serbia

by Ákos Budai
According to a summary of Q1 2017 results, NEPI made progress with planning and permitting for several developments and extensions, including those in Galati, Novi Sad and Ramnicu Valcea. Further to the receipt of certain approvals, Victoriei Office in Bucharest is expected to receive permitting for the internal fit-out during the next quarter, enabling tenants to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2017. Zoning and permitting for the Promenada Mall extension continue to experience delays. 
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18
May
2017

CPI keeps CBRE on as PM for Budapest malls

by Ákos Budai
After acquiring the Campona and Pólus shopping centres in Budapest, CPI Property Group has again entrusted CBRE to manage its new properties. CBRE has also been selected as the exclusive leasing agency for the two malls.
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09
May
2017

C&W to manage CPI’s growing CEE retail portfolio

by Ákos Budai
Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed by CPI Property Group to continue as a property manager of two major shopping centers and one multifunctional complex in Central and Eastern Europe which have been recently acquired from CBRE Global Investors.
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  • Wella Company, a beauty start-up will move to Brama Miasta by Skanska in Łódź. On approx. 1,500 sqm the company will open their newly created Shared Services Centre – as many as 200 people will work there, including their new IT Center of Excellence.
  • Dover, a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider, has leased 1,170 sqm in Globalworth Plaza. The company has a global team of over 24,000 employees and an annual revenue of around $7 billion.

New appointments

  • Colliers Poland is developing its Workplace Innovation department – Karolina Dudek, PhD has just joined the team as Associate Director. She will use her skills in organisational diagnosis, knowledge of research methodology and design management expertise to support the shaping of sustainable work environments.
  • Cromwell Property Group has appointed Piotr Goździewicz as senior investment manager for Central and Eastern Europe. He will be responsible for executing a variety of investment strategies of Cromwell and its capital partners in the region with a focus on Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • CBRE Czech Republic appointed Jiří Stránský the new Head of Sustainability. He will be responsible for creating and coordinating solutions for complex ESG strategies, which react to the ever-growing trend of corporate social responsibility and a sustainable approach to the environment in accordance with the Green Deal for Europe.


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