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18 September 2017 PRADERA CONTINUES GROWTH WITH OPENING OF FIRST GERMAN OFFICE Pradera, the specialist international retail real estate fund and asset manager, today announced the opening of its first German office as the company continues its successful growth through expansion across Europe and into Asia. 8 August 2017 Online giant blending offline and online grocery and it's not Amazon Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has stepped up its efforts to combine physical retail with online in the supermarket space. The Chinese e-commerce behemoth has opened three new membership supermarkets, under the Hema banner, in Beijing and Shanghai, that seamlessly blend offline features with physical retail. 8 August 2017 Rebound in UK investments Europe posted a strong second quarter with over €74bn in investments. This brings the total for H1 2017 to €130bn, which represents an increase of 13% compared to the same period in 2016.

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A breath of fresh air for retail parks

Out-of-town retail parks are thriving as acquisitive retailers take on the spaces made vacant by previous tenants. Laura Heywood finds out why big-box retailing is back in fashion.

The old adage that one man’s loss is another man’s gain is certainly applicable to out-of-town retail parks.

In the past few years, household names including MFI, Focus DIY, Comet and JJB Sports have disappeared from the UK’s retail parks, but scores of opportunity-hungry retailers have been waiting in the wings. Visit any out-of-town park in the UK and retailers such as B&M, Wren Kitchens, Pets at Home, Poundland, JYSK, Oak Furniture Land and Home Bargains are likely to be among the names that greet you.

Such retailers were quick to act two years ago when numerous administrations, receiverships and declining confidence among some retailers led to an explosion in available space. As soon as the units became available, the race to recycle the second-hand space was on.

Among the biggest winners is B&M, which has been most prolific in taking up space in 2013. According to figures released by property research firm Trevor Wood Associates, the retail chain is the fastest growing retail park tenant, taking 640,000 sq ft in 2012 and 2013, a 56% increase in area since 2011. The discount retailer emerged as the leading acquisitor of former Focus DIY stores. Of the 244 units available after the DIY retailer went into administration in May 2011, B&M has taken 29 as of September 2013. B&Q has acquired 21 units, while Wickes has taken on 18 units, according to research by Trevor Wood Associates.

Source:Laura Heywood Retail Week, Trevor Wood Associates, October 2013 

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Online giant blending offline and online grocery and it's not Amazon

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has stepped up its efforts to combine physical retail with online in the supermarket space. The Chinese e-commerce behemoth has opened three new membership supermarkets, under the Hema banner, in Beijing and Shanghai, that seamlessly blend offline features with physical retail.

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Rebound in UK investments

Europe posted a strong second quarter with over €74bn in investments. This brings the total for H1 2017 to €130bn, which represents an increase of 13% compared to the same period in 2016.

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Sustained strong investment momentum in Germany

The German Commercial property investment market set another record in the first half of 2017 with an investment volume of €25.8 bn, which represents an increase of 45% compared to the year-earlier period.

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Growth in Continental Europe remains robust in Q1 2017

Europe commercial real estate investment totalled €56.1bn in Q1 2017 according to CBRE. Trading activity in continental Europe increased despite elections in several notable markets.

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Retail park vacancy rates hit record low in the UK

Vacancy rates in the retail warehouse market have fallen to their lowest level in more than 15 years. Research by Trevor Wood Associates said vacancy rates have fallen to 5.3%, down from 5.9% last year and well below the peak figure of 11.8% recorded in 2009.

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Globalisation is alive and well in the real estate sector

Cushman & Wakefield’s 2017 Atlas Summary report tells the investment stories that are driving the market ahead. Despite political uncertainty, rising populism and the threat of protectionism, cross border real estate investment interest remains high and capital continues to flow in and around all areas of the world.

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