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    Swedish fashion retailer rocked in Africa by negative publicity

    Clothing fast fashion retailer H&M was forced to temporarily close several of its South African stores this weekend after protests erupted over an image on the Swedish company’s website that created a racism furore. The picture of a young black boy modelling an H&M sweatshirt emblazoned with the words “Coolest Monkey in The Jungle” sparked [...]
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    Sonae Sierra and Ocidental create partnership for domestic market

    Sonae Sierra and Ocidental have formed a partnership to acquire MaiaShopping and GuimarãeShopping from the Sierra Fund. As part of this acquisition, Ocidental will hold the majority position in the assets. Sonae Sierra will be responsible for the management of the two shopping centres. First opened to the public 20 years ago, MaiaShopping has more [...]
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    Eurocommercial acquires Swedish centre from CBRE Global Investors

    CBRE Global Investors has successfully completed the sale of Valbo Köpcentrum in Gävle, Sweden. The sale to Eurocommercial Properties forms part of a disposal programme for the European Shopping Centre Fund (ESCF). The Valbo shopping centre was acquired by Eurocommercial at a price of circa €116m yielding in the region of 5.3%. The acquisition was [...]
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    German retail and logistics continue growth last year as investors pour in

    According to Colliers International Deutschland, the German commercial investment market ended 2017 with a transaction volume of €57.3 billion, a 10-year record high. Last year was the third consecutive year to post a total-year result of over €50 billion also beating out 2015’s recent high of €55.4 billion. The only hurdle missed was 2007’s all-time record high of [...]
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    Major openings push forwards quiet UK development market

    Development activity at some of the UK’s best-known shopping centres is expected to add an additional 1.5 million sq ft of retail and leisure floorspace in 2018, according to advisor Cushman & Wakefield. Extensions to Westfield London, Intu Watford and Intu Lakeside are scheduled to complete this year, while the long-awaited extension at Brent Cross [...]
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    Moribund UK shopping centres transaction market to pick up in 2018

    Advisor JLL is anticipating a £3bn market turnover in the UK shopping centre market in 2018, following suppressed turnover and muted investor sentiment last year with just 29 transactions (£1.988bn) taking place. According to JLL, the likely downward pressure on valuations, recent capital gains tax changes, together with the increased restrictions on refinancing will all [...]

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