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.
Food is quickly become a shopping center's most attractive customer proposition. Successful shopping centers have a larger share of food-oriented stores, a medical cluster, multicultural shopping formulas and a link to online orders thanks to a pick-up point.
Alternate, online retailer and supplier for several Benelux web shops, will increase its distribution capabilities for Belgium and Netherlands as it starts the construction on a 17,500 sqm lot in the Dutch city of Tholen.