2018: a great year at CBRE Retail Agency
What a great year we had at CBRE Retail Agency, also thanks to you, customers, clients, landlords and tenants. Let us share with you some of the 2018 highlights.
Our team of twelve rented 263 Retail units (including 148 contract renewals/extensions) totalling some 42 500 m2 in 14 cities and 21 shopping centres. This is an equivalent of nearly six soccer fields or 650 average-sized apartments. We now have 2 dedicated team members for Morava region, two specialists for Food & Beverage, one Leisure specialist and three High street specialists.
I am very pleased that the team has secured not only a large number of deals this year, but also brought many new brands into centres and such contributed to centre’s positioning, performance and value creation for our clients. We have exclusively represented brands such as Tous, Palmers, Samsung as well as many brands on non-exclusive basis. We are specifically proud about the Letňany repositioning, which was done in very short time and with exceptional results for our client, but also securing the new flagship store for FAnn Parfumeries. Not forgetting the exceptional work of the team on other projects such as Nisa Liberec, Campus Square, Královo Pole, Letmo, Central Most and others is recognized and highly appreciated. I am very proud of the performance of the whole leasing team and I would like to express my gratitude to each member of the team. We are strongly positioned for another successful year in 2019.
Details of some 2018 retail deals we are particularly proud of:
The new FANN BEAUTY ATELIER in central Prague in historical Ehlen House at Jungmannovo náměstí, owned by ECE European City Estates.This exclusive, two story perfumery and concept store of Czecho-Slovak company FAnn offers 16 eco and socially responsible brands, VIP consulting zone and unique “Made in Czechoslovakia” section with local cosmetic brands and products.
Repositioning and re-opening of OC LETŇANY shopping centre after a 1,5 billion CZK reconstruction managed by CBRE, which spanned almost half of its retail and shared spaces. A new fashion gallery entrance was designed and built as well as completely refurbished and expanded food court with 9 new restaurants and some 350 seats in spacious, comfortable environment filled with lush green plants. Some 40 new shops/brands were introduced in shopping centre as well.
Expansion of the TOUS brand – in 2018, we facilitated the brand found new premium retail locations in the Prague city centre - Palladium, Arkády Pankrác or Olympia Brno.
New SAMSUNG brand store in Forum Nová Karolina – The very first Samsung brand store in Ostrava (eighth in Czech Republic) opened its door on September 7, 2018. The stylish interior offering latest smartphones, QLED TVs and other gadgets is one of the highlights of Forum Nová Karolina.
Some other notable transactions of 2018 include new Manufaktura store in Nisa Liberec which opened in late October, Česká Apotéka opened new store with beauty, health and food supplements in Campus Brno, Saunia with its unique take on sauna world opened its seventh branch in SC Letmo – Brno and we also helped to bring the flavours and tastes of Pizzeria Vivo Domenico to ViVo Hostivař.