SCT Global First Quarter 2017

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What’s ahead in 2017?

The trends, markets and opportunities that retailers will be chasing in the coming year

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The Common Area


London remains the world’s top destination for expanding international retailers, according to JLL, with Hong Kong in second place and Paris in third.

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News Makers


Roberto Limetti, the new head of European property for retail asset management firm Pradera on the importance of local understanding, the satisfactions of development — and why e-commerce is a luckier thing for malls than you think

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Parisian accessories retailer Moa is growing around the globe seeking sophisticated female shoppers

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The Bottom Line


VIA Outlets bought four established outlet centres totalling about 90,000 square metres, in Germany, Portugal, Spain and Poland, for €587 million

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Centre Stage


Old arcades have been restored in British cities from London to Glasgow and in other countries too. Now there is even a new one: Victoria Gate, a 53,400-square-metre destination designed to combine the charm of the old arcade with the practicalities of the modern mall, opened in Leeds in October.

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On the Ground


Qatar will see nearly 1.3 million square metres of new mall space before 2019 — an infusion that will double the current total. 

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