We are a one-stop-shop for retailers looking to grow their business internationally, from new market entry and location strategy to international agency. From shopping centres and retail parks, to high streets and factory outlets, our retail and leisure specialists leverage their vast industry knowledge and global perspective to meet your goals.
How We Can Help
Our core business is the disposals and acquisitions of retail and leisure properties on behalf of landlords and tenants. As our client, you may be considering any of the following:
We advise on how best to maximise the returns of either a single asset or a portfolio through sale, acquisition, or sale and leaseback.
We assist clients with strategy, benchmarking and the creation of secondary income through property asset management.
We advise on the value and occupational implications of lease drafting, rent reviews, lease renewals and re-gearing.
Experience and Resources
Our retail teams are active in Europe, the United States and Asia and work together through a global team based in London to share market knowledge.
During the last 16 years, the retail department was one of the main pillars of Cushman & Wakefield in Romania and one of the major contributors to the shopping centers industry, having a multi-level contribution to the successful development of several retail schemes in Bucharest and countrywide.
Cushman & Wakefield Echinox provides consultancy from the early stages of pre-development process, from choosing the right concept to sketching the best tenant mix and estimating the budget and the rental level. In the second phase, services are focused on pre-rental and rental of retail spaces within the project, while property management and capital markets teams provide the best solutions for an efficient results-driven management and/or exit scenarios.
Recent track record includes the successful leasing of Mega Mall Bucharest, the largest shopping center delivered in Romania during the last six years, where Cushman & Wakefield Echinox secured key anchors like Carrefour, Peek & Cloppenburg, Marks & Spencer or Mango to reach a 97% occupancy rate at the grand opening from May 2015.
In 2016, C&W Echinox’s retail department brokered rental transactions of 20,000 sq. m in Bucharest and around Romania, collaborating with the most active fashion retailers in the local market.