According to Jones Lang LaSalle, the volume of commissioned retail space in 2013 turned out to be the largest in the entire history of the quality retail real estate market in Kiev. Last year, 112,1 thousand square meters were commissioned. m, which is 8% higher than in 2012.
In particular, the opening of the Gulliver shopping and entertainment center, Art Mall shopping and entertainment center, Manufactura outlet center and Silver Breeze shopping and entertainment center took place. Except for the Silver Breeze shopping and entertainment center opened in the middle of the year, the rest of the facilities were commissioned in the 4th quarter.
“As a result, by the end of the year, the total volume of quality shopping centers in Kiev amounted to 728,7 thousand square meters. m, but the provision of quality areas remained one of the lowest in Europe - 258 sq. m per 1 inhabitants. This makes the Moscow retail market attractive for both local and foreign developers, ”comments Anna Chubotina, Head of Retail Spaces Department at Jones Lang LaSalle in Ukraine.
“The record figure of 2013 will be broken already in 2014, when a number of large shopping centers with a total leased area of 415 sq. M. Were announced. m, - continues Anna Chubotina. - If all plans are fulfilled, this year's result will be more than 3,5 times higher than last year's, and the supply of retail space will increase by 57% and will reach 405 sq. m per 1 inhabitants. As a result, at the end of the year, the total volume of the Kiev shopping center market may exceed the psychological mark of 1 million square meters. m ".