Published in Property on 14-05-2014
Johan Van Geyte
Shopping center De Commanderie, 4,000 sqm store space in Bilzen, has managed to sell or rent 86 % of its store space at its launch.
It has quite a few well-known retail brands, like Hunkemöller, Ici Paris XL, Hema, Spar and Zeeman already on board.
German internet company Zalando is about to build a new mega-distribution centre in Bleiswijk in the Netherlands. The project will yield 1500 jobs and involves an investment of 200 million euros.
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Belgian retail investment fund Retail Estates continues its Dutch expansion, buying 56 stores for 97 million euros. Its total Dutch investment now stands at 422 million, for 218 properties.
'Experience shopping mall' Uplace in Machelen, just north of Brussels, has been controversial for years. A new name and a complete redesign aim to get the project afloat again, but the classic mall is gone. Instead, the new plans aim for SMEs and more green.