April 2021

Hammerson has exchanged unconditional contracts on the portfolio sale of its seven retail park assets to Brookfield for £330m cash proceeds, representing an 8% discount to the 31 December 2020 book value of £357m. This transaction concludes Hammerson’s exit from the UK retail parks sector.

Primark’s new flagship store in Forum Rotterdam, developed and managed by Multi Corporation, has opened its doors. The store, which has created more than 300 new jobs, is Primark’s 21st store in the Netherlands and 392nd globally.

Reed Midem recently announced that the event will take place on September 14 and 15, 2021 at a new location in Milan–the Superstudio Maxi.

With the much-anticipated reopening of non-essential shops finally here, businesses will be welcoming locals back into their stores. For one street in Poole, the 2021 easing of lockdown is particularly exciting: Poole’s Kingland Crescent has been completely revamped as part of LGIM Real Assets strategy to re-invent and re-position their retail places.

Europe’s food retailers are being put to the test by the eco- nomic consequences of the natural disaster Covid-19. This is a very special kind of weather situation. While non-food retailers and the food service industry are in sheer despair in the face of the calm caused by government-imposed lockdowns, the “system-relevant” food retail sector has been confronted with a veritable storm tide since the sec- ond quarter of 2020.

The primary focus remains on preventing further vacancies, reports Christine Hager, Managing Director of the redos Group. For the most part, the goal is being met by means of interim leases, for example, for pop-up stores, service concepts, and coronavirus quick-test centers.

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