Immofinanz assigned Novaston to support the opening of their Stop Shop retail park in Sremska Mitrovica. All four Novaston platform sister companies were involved in the services. Novaston Asset Management supported with leasing services, while Novaston Facility Management assisted with technical support. Moreover, Novaston Project Management helped organizing tenant coordination, while Novaston Marketing Consultancy was involved with the opening event and marketing promotion.
The reconstruction of Magazinului Bucuresti, the former universal shop located at the crossroads of Lipscani Street and I.C. Bratianu Boulevard in Bucharest, will be finalized by the end of this year. The new building will accommodate diverse concepts, from retail and services spaces to office, co-working or dining spaces. Colliers International Romania was assigned as exclusive agent for the leasing of the project.
Delivery of retail space will accelerate in the second half of the year, when approximately 150,000 square meters will be delivered in several cities in the country with new deliveries in Bucharest amounting for 35,000 square meters, according to the H1 Romania Retail MarketBeat report, realized by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.
The total modern retail stock in Romania, which includes both retail parks and shopping centres, has reached approximately 3.7 million sqm in the first half of 2019 and around 130,600 sqm are expected to be brought on the market by the end of the year, according to CBRE's latest research report.
Cresa represented Primark, a leading international fashion retailer, in the lease acquisition of its first store in Poland. The unit of 3,660 sqm of retail space will be located in Galeria Młociny in Warsaw.
Colosseum Centre, located in North-West Bucharest has secured with Credit Europe Bank the funding required to develop the current stage of expansion, that is the shopping mall, with fashion, leisure and food brands. JLL Romania has advised the developer in obtaining the funding.
In the first half of the year, developers delivered 215,000 sqm of new retail space in Poland, with six international brands making their debuts in the country. JLL summarised conditions on Poland's retail market at the end of H1 2019.
28 out of the total of 80 brands that tapped the market in the Central and Eastern European region in 2018 chose the Czech Republic as their destination. As a result, the number of new brands coming to the country remained the same as in the previous year. Poland is a close second with 26 new international brands having opened their first shops there last year. The figures come from the latest comparison prepared by Cushman & Wakefield, which monitors and compares data in the real estate sector across the region. This enables the company to provide a full picture of the developments on the Central European market.
Romania was ranked fifth at a European level in 2018 regarding the deliveries of retail space in retail parks, being overtaken in this hierarchy only by France, Spain, Great Britain and Italy, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s report.
The share of food & beverages in modern shopping centres in Sofia is two to three times below the European benchmark, according to the latest report by Colliers International. From 5% a decade ago, it grew to 10-15% of GLA in European cities in present times and is forecasted to reach 20% by 2025. The share of F&B in Sofia shopping centres is about 6% or 20,000 sqm of the total space.
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