Prague,
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April
2015
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CBRE: THE CZECH REPUBLIC IS THE 11TH MOST ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY FOR RETAILERS

According to the newest survey “HOW ACTIVE ARE RETAILERS” conducted by CBRE, the global leader in commercial real estate services, the Czech Republic is the 11th most attractive country for retailers in Europe and the 17th most attractive worldwide. Germany is the most popular retail market in terms of both the European and global context with retailers valuing locally developed markets with strong economy foundations.

Tomáš Beránek Head of Retail – High Street and Tenant Representation at CBRE
“European markets are generally popular among international brands. The Czech Republic and Poland represent the most sought after retail destinations in Central and Eastern Europe. More companies are interested in expanding to the Czech market than to markets in Scandinavia, Ireland or Portugal, for instance.”
Tomáš Beránek Head of Retail – High Street and Tenant Representation at CBRE

The Czech market is saturated and offers retailers high quality retail space. Most retailers open their first shop in Prague and gradually expand into the regions, to Brno, for instance. Prague offers not only modern retail areas in established shopping centres, but also has the most developed “high street” in Central and Eastern Europe. Palladium shopping centre combines these two aspects – a modern shopping centre in the centre of the city located at the heart of the “high street” zone.The retail market in the Czech Republic offers foreign brands several interesting possibilities for entry and subsequent expansion.

“The majority of countries ranked in the table ahead of the Czech Republic offer retailers a much larger market. Besides the capital cities, they have several other large cities in the regions which have a large purchasing power and a high offer of modern retail space. 11th place is a great success for the Czech Republic, where there is a smaller market and where modern retail spaces began to emerge much later than in developed Western countries,” adds Tomáš Beránek.

TARGET MARKETS IN 2015

Ranking

Country

% of retailers, focused on the given countries in 2015

1

Germany

40 %

2

United Kingdom

33 %

3

France

31 %

4

Spain

23 %

5

Italy

21 %

5

The Netherlands

21 %

7

Belgium

20 %

8

Austria

19 %

9

Switzerland

17 %

10

Poland

14 %

11

The Czech Republic

13 %

Source: CBRE

Where the retailers come from

The most active retailers planning to expand abroad originate from Germany, Great Britain, the USA and Italy. “Based on the study of new brands appearing on the retail market in the Czech Republic over the past 5 years, we can confirm this trend even here,” says Tomáš Beránek.

47% of European retailers want to clearly focus on Germany. In contrast, 43% of American brands want to enter the Japanese, Chinese and Hong Kong markets.

About CBRE

CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2016 revenue). The Company has approximately 75,000 employees and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices worldwide (excluding affiliates). CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services including project management; property management; investment management; valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting and research and consulting. In the Czech Republic, CBRE has almost 350 employees and manages nearly 70 commercial premises with a total area nearly 1.2 mil. sq. m. Read more at www.cbre.cz.