In 2012, 1,5 million “squares” of high-quality retail space were commissioned in Russia, of which only 7% appeared in Moscow. Such data is provided by experts of Jones Lang LaSalle. The company notes that this year the volume of construction of new shopping centers in the regions for the first time reached 58%. At the same time, in cities with a population of over one million people, the rate of entering quality shopping centers is declining. Negative dynamics of input volumes in 2012 was observed in St. Petersburg and other large cities.
According to the head of the department of shopping centers at Jones Lang LaSalle, Tatiana Klyuchinskaya, for four years the volume of commissioning of high-quality shopping centers has remained practically at the same level, only slightly fluctuating either up or down. In 2011, about 1,5 million square meters appeared on the market. m, in 2010 - 1,65 million sq. m. This year the volume of commissioning of shopping centers in Moscow has decreased by 20%. Openings planned for this year have been postponed to early 2013.
According to the expert, the demand for quality retail space is moving to cities with a population of less than a million people. According to the company’s forecasts, next year, the indicator of commissioning retail space in the regions can overcome the psychologically significant mark of 1 million sq.m Note that interest in trading floors in the regions is constantly fueled by plans for the aggressive expansion of retailers.