Retail has been one of Europe’s best performing and most in-demand real estate asset class throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
Prime shopping centres which dominate their catchment are one of institutional investor’s blue ribbon asset classs. Opportunities to acquire large multi-tenanted, popular retail destinations which are situated within a large catchment in a core market have been limited in recent years. The sector has been characterised by high market entry costs and a lack of available standing investment product.
Today the market is changing and the focus is now on the defensive qualities of large retail destinations. Jones Lang LaSalle is advising clients on ‘once in a generation’ opportunities to secure prime assets in core European markets. With a range of opportunities available to investors again the focus turns to real estate fundamentals. Quality of catchment, regional dominance, footfall, changing consumer demand and economic fundamentals all play a crucial role in identifying which assets will be the top performers in their markets for years to come.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Pan-European Retail Capital Markets team has extensive knowledge of prime shopping centres around the region. Our market leading retail research capability allows us to give our clients the most up to date and relevant advice on which opportunities will prove to be the most successful investments.
To find out some of the opportunities in European Retail Real Estate or to discuss why Shopping Centres make sense in difficult economic time contact us directly.