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Turnaround for retail space in Hong Kong

 Inside Retail Asia For the first time in five years, the demand for retail space in Hong Kong has not declined. Results from the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) […]

Rental reset needed to address occupancy costs

Specialty retail rents will need to reset in the coming years to de-escalate increasing occupancy cost ratios as slowing sales weigh on tenants. That’s the view of JLL researchers who […]

Upward swing in demand for fast food assets

Investor demand for fast food assets continues to far outstrip supply and drive a market upswing, according to property firm Burgess Rawson’s latest investment report on the sector. The report […]

Is there still a place for fashion retail in malls?

Malls appear to be refocusing their tenant mix around hospitality, entertainment, and services, says John Lenihan. This change is partly because traditional fashion tenants have expressed concerns about unsustainable rents […]

Capital 21 mall complex to open in August

An August opening date has been set for Malaysia’s Capital 21 mall, with its museum and indoor theme park. Initially the development was scheduled to open earlier this year. Being developed in […]

Van Hanh Mall opens in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam’s newest shopping centre, Van Hanh Mall, has opened in Ho Chi Minh City, on Su Van Hanh Street in District 10. Built on a 90,000sqm site, the shopping complex […]

Westfield owner reports hefty profit rise

Retail landlord Scentre Group has recorded a 41 per cent increase in its 2017 statutory profit to $4.2 billion, driven by rising footfall at shopping centres and retailer demand. Scentre […]

Botany Town Centre gets a $78 million facelift

Botany Town Centre has been operating in the Auckland suburb of East Tamaki since 2001, but it’s now beginning a $78 million redevelopment and extension project. The development begins now […]

Bayfair confirms $100m expansion: Cinema + 50 new shops

Tauranga shopping mall Bayfair has confirmed its long-rumoured expansion, revealing plans for a $100 million upgrade including 50 new shops and a seven-screen cinema complex. The 30-year-old shopping centre, owned […]

Gold Coast centre’s refurb nears completion

Gold Coast shopping centre Australia Fair will complete the final stage of its $25 million revitalisation, with a new-look Coles set to open later this month. Officially opening this Thursday, the […]

Retail veteran gains foothold in shoe group

Brett Blundy, veteran retailer and chairman of BB Retail Capital that owns retail chains including Bras N Things and Lovisa, has acquired a large foothold in the owner of footwear […]

Sylvia Park fills a gap with farmers

Speculation over Sylvia Park’s next big retail lease has been rife since the country’s largest shopping centre announced its two-hectare Galleria expansion in June. Centre owner Kiwi Property finally broke […]

OrotonGroup enters administration

OrotonGroup Limited has entered administration after its strategic review process failed to secure a viable option for the company. Oroton stores will continue to trade while the company continues its […]