Issue 2018 February 13th


    UK supermarket giant plots discount rival to Aldi and Lidl

    The UK’s biggest supermarket group is understood to be working on a secret plan to develop a new discount grocery chain to take on cut-price chains Aldi and Lidl. Tesco is said to be developing a separate brand that would match the German discounters on price in a bid to halt the constant drift of [...]
    Galeria Dominikanska, fotograf, photography, wroclaw,

    Central European player sells up Hungarian portfolio

    Atrium European Real Estate has sold 18 assets in Hungary and one in the Czech Republic for a combined price of €70m. The operator and redeveloper of shopping centres and retail real estate in Central and Eastern Europe, said it intends to dispose of the remaining assets in Hungary in due course. Liad Barzilai, the [...]

    UK REIT acquires London asset ahead of transport links

    British Land has acquired the Woolwich Estate, covering 4.9 acres in south east London for a headline price £103 million representing a net initial yield of 4.1%. This acquisition is in line with its strategy of focusing on well-connected, mixed use assets which meet the evolving needs of our occupiers and their customers, the company [...]

    Disruption needed to save department store format

    Department stores, once considered retail innovators, have to make disruptive changes to their business model to survive the onslaught of specialist and online retailers, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData. Department stores established retail dominance by scaling up their operations and distributing mass produced goods in large stores that provide huge product portfolios [...]
    tel aviv

    City focus: Three global locations to invest in 2018

    Hugo Machin, Co-Head of Global Real Estate Securities at Schroders, has highlighted investible cities around the world that have the potential to rise up the ranks of the Schroders Global Cities 30 Index in 2018. With the publication of the latest version of the index, Schroders also highlighted those cities that have the greatest potential to [...]