Hudson's Bay is on track in the Netherlands, the company’s marketing director Edo Beukema states after a lot of criticism. He says there is no truth to the rumour the department store chain is planning to leave, but it will adjust its marketing approach and pricing.
Unibail-Rodamco acquired its competitor Westfield for 14 billion euro and will gain control over 35 shopping center (33 in the United States). The resulting company will become the world’s largest real estate company.
Mitiska REIM has announced the opening of two new retail parks in Romania. The new additions consolidate Mitiska REIM’s position as the leading retail park investor in Romania, with 21 sites across the country.
Belgian real estate firm Mitiska Reim will enter the French retail market with its recent acquisition of a retail park near Caen. It has been an eventful year so far, with acquisitions in Germany, Romania and Spain as well.
Shopping center Borders has just opened its doors, right near Schengen. The largest Delhaize store in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is its major attraction and should house about two dozen retailers in the near future.
A recent study from research firm CBRE shows that rental prices for Europe’s most expensive retail locations are still on the rise. It is the only region that still experiences growth for retail real estate.
Mitiska REIM has acquired Romanian Alpha Property Development’s portfolio of eleven profitable retail parks and three development projects. The Belgian real estate firm is now the market leader in Romania.
Real estate firm Redevco bought a store location, including stores like Tiffany & Co and Glasshütte, in the Rue de la Paix in Paris from Savills Investment Management. Neither party wished to disclose the fee for the acquisition.
Rental prices in the world's two most expensive shopping streets have dropped due to the growth of online shopping, leaving retail chains and real estate agents in a real pickle on how to deal with this new reality.
International brands use major Benelux cities as an important stepping stone in their European expansion strategy, a new study says. Many major brands schedule openings in the Benelux immediately after hubs like Paris and London, mainly thanks to its central location.
Retail parks' appeal continues to grow, both with retailers and shoppers all across Europe. Relatively low costs and easy accessibility are important drivers of growth. The mixture of rental parties is also evolving.
Canadian Hudson's Bay announced it will open new stores in another seven Dutch cities: Amersfoort, Den Bosch, Enschede, Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague and Zwolle, meaning the chain has reached agreements for ten Dutch stores in total.
Retailers are still looking for growth across borders, with Asia a particular interest to many. Nevertheless, high eCommerce investments have slowed down the international expansion, according to real estate consultant CBRE's "How Global is the Business of Retail?"'s report.
The Iberian joint venture of Redevco and Ares Management, called Redevco Iberian Ventures, has acquired 6 of Bogaris' retail parks for 95 million euro. Put together, the parks have 85,000 sqm of retail space.