News Czech retail market attracts record number of new brands

Czech retail market attracts record number of new brands

by Property Forum
A record number of new brands entered the Czech retail market last year. In the past ten years, since Cushman & Wakefield has been closely monitoring this activity, none equalled the 2023 list of 39 new retail brands.
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News Stop Shop marks 20-year presence in Hungary

Stop Shop marks 20-year presence in Hungary

by Property Forum
The first Stop Shop retail park was opened in Budapest in 2002, followed by several shopping centres in the capital and the countryside. Today the portfolio has expanded to 14 locations nationwide offering 137,000 sqm retail space. 
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News Slovenia’s first outlet shopping village to open in 2023

Slovenia’s first outlet shopping village to open in 2023

by Property Forum
Fashion Outlet Slovenia is being developed by HG Invest in cooperation with FOC Retail Service GmbH and Outlet Evolution Services. On an area of more than 20,000 sqm, 70 shops and several hundred new jobs will be created in two phases. The first phase will be opened in 2023 with phase two scheduled for 2026, ACROSS Magazine reports.
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News Gap enters the Hungarian market

Gap enters the Hungarian market

by Property Forum
Gap, the American casual clothing and accessories brand, announced its entry into the Hungarian market through a franchise partnership with Ganeta Pannónia Kft. The brand will be introduced to customers through Gap-branded stores in the country, beginning with the opening of a Gap freestanding store in Etele Plaza in September 2021.
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News Futureal’s Budapest retail project secures new tenants

Futureal’s Budapest retail project secures new tenants

by Property Forum
Etele Plaza, developed by Futureal in Budapest’s Kelenföld area, has reportedly reached an occupancy rate over 75%. The shopping centre, planned to be completed by Q3 2021, will feature every Inditex brand available in Hungary, including a Zara fashion store featuring a brand new design concept.
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News BIG CEE Serbia acquires fashion outlet nar Belgrade

BIG CEE Serbia acquires fashion outlet nar Belgrade

by Property Forum
Group BIG CEE Serbia entered into a partnership with Fashion Company to acquire one more commercial centre in Serbia, Fashion Park Outlet Indjija. BIG Group acquired the majority of shares (67.5%) in this project, with Fashion Company as the main partner, which holds remaining rights (27.5%).
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News Master Management Group to build outlet village in Poland

Master Management Group to build outlet village in Poland

by Import Sys
Master Management Group is planning the first European outlet centre with a village designed concept in Poland. The first phase of the project, located in Łomna near Warsaw, close to the Warsaw – Gdańsk route and Modlin Airport, will have an area of almost 19,000 sqm. The second phase will deliver a further 30,000 sqm.
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Latest news

New leases

  • LCP Properties has finalised two further leases for M Park Pionki. The CCC shoe shop will occupy 400 sqm in the building, while the area of the Xtreme Fitness gym will reach 600 sqm.
  • Two more companies have become tenants of Diuna, part of the Warsaw office portfolio of Syrena Real Estate and PineBridge Benson Elliot. Intrum has leased nearly 370 sqm and Carrier Chłodnictwo about 500 sqm in the complex on Taśmowa Street. In addition, WDX has extended its lease for nearly 500 sqm of space.
  • Castorama has opened its 103rd shop in Poland. The outlet in the compact Smart concept is located in the Dekada shopping centre, at Armii Krajowej Street in Grójec. It is a 2,000-square-metre retail space, an outdoor garden zone and an assortment of around 15,000 off-the-shelf products.

New appointments

  • Emilia Dębowska has been promoted to the position of Head of Sustainability Europe of Panattoni. In her new role, she will be responsible for Panattoni’s integrated sustainable development strategy encompassing both the company’s business goals and the development of its projects in Europe for every country in which the developer is active.
  • Crosspoint Real Estate has appointed Oana Popescu as Partner. She has joined the Crosspoint team in the summer of 2017 and took over the lead of the residential department in 2022.
  • Urszula Sekuła has joined the Retail Institute team as Business Development Director. She will be responsible for business development in Poland and three European markets.


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