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KiK opens new store in Romania

A new 640m² KiK store is going to be opened in the retail park Funshop Park in Focșani. The new retail park belongs to a chain developed by a Polish company Scallier in small and medium Romanian cities. Signing the contract with the recognized retail chain KiK, which is one of the largest German retail labels, is for us an attestation of the high-quality product and the correctness of the business assumptions regarding our development on the Romanian market. Retail parks created under the Funshop Park brand will be tailored – to as much degree as possible – to the requirements of the local communities in respect of their retail, catering and services offer. The quality of the space we deliver is of key importance to us, and to prove the high standards we adhere to, all Funshop Parks will be certified under the BREEAM standard, says Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier, who is responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.

Romania holds enormous potential, which stems from the growing purchasing power of its citizens and from modern retail being practically absent outside the main cities. Over 31% of all modern retail space in Romania (3.96 m m²) is found in Bucharest. Smaller towns population expects modern shopping in locations closer to their homes. Funshop Parks fills in this gap by delivering a unique solution that incorporates food and catering, which distinguishes them from the retail parks built in Poland, adds Wojciech Jurga.

Source: www.europe-re.com

Scallier announces 70% lease for first retail park in Romania

Polish company Scallier has announced that 70% of available space has been leased in its first retail park under the Funshop Park brand in Romania.

Among the tenants are brands as KiK, Jysk, Sinsay, and Flanco. Funshop Park now being built in Rosiorii de Vede will provide the market with a total of 6,200 sqm of modern retail space. It is scheduled for opening in Q3 2021.

Scallier has plans to complete six retail parks in small and medium Romanian towns by the end of 2022. The Romanian market will this way grow in total by 40,000 sqm of GLA. The Company is also conducting advanced talks concerning more locations.

“These locations do not usually have access to modern retail, and the local inhabitants travel to larger cities to shop for the more known brands. We are going to change that. The Romanian map of retail space has a lot of blank spots. We want to fill these gaps”, says Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier, who is responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.

Another two Funshop Parks will be completed this year in Focșani and Moșnița, near Timișoara.

Scallier manages commercial space investments and assets, focusing on maximizing property value over time. The present value of the retail properties portfolio managed by Scallier is around €120 million.

Source: www.property-forum.eu

Sinsay sashays into Funshop Park

A 1,500 sqm Sinsay store is to open in Funshop Park in Roșiorii de Vede in southern Romania.

The clothing brand, which is owned by Polish fashion group LPP, will feature in the retail park from its opening, which is scheduled for Q3 this year. The project is one of six Funshop Parks being developed by Polish company Scallier in Romania.

Funshop Park is a format specifically adapted to the needs of local inhabitants. We want the retail parks to meet the basic needs of local communities, but also provide shopping opportunities that used to be available only in larger cities, often after a long ride. Funshop Parks will change this situation. In Rosiorii de Vede, right next to our park, a modern Lidl chain store is being created, and in the parks themselves, on top of retail, catering and services, customers will also enjoy recreational facilities, such as safe playgrounds. Our ambition is to make Funshop Parks local hotspots that will play commercial as well integration and recreational roles.
Wojciech Jurga, a managing partner of Scallier

By the end of 2022, Scallier is aiming to have completed around 40,000 sqm gla of such retail space in small and medium cities across Romania.

Source: www.eurobuildcee.com

Scallier to develop large retail park network in Romania

Polish company Scallier is developing a new chain of retail parks in Romania under the Funshop Park brand with the first three expected to open this year. Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier provided an update on the company’s development plans and talked about the differences between the Polish and Romanian markets.

Why did you decide to enter the Romanian market?

Bulgaria and Romania are where modern retail space is most scarce in the EU. Two years ago we decided to enter the Romanian market and I consider this to be the right choice. Why? Retail space must be created where retail companies are on the rise. The strategy many of them pursue includes development in Romania. One example is Schwartz Group, owner of the Lidl and Kaufland chains. Several of their retail chains will be launched in 2021. Developing the Romanian retail park market is an important task for both the tenants who are already active in this market and those planning to expand there. Many cities lack modern retail space and creating retail parks in such market conditions offers a competitive advantage.

How did you choose which locations to build in?

What counts is the location and who is the first one to launch a business in each location. That is why we choose places where there is no competition yet. Other success factors are the tenant choice of the retail park and its size. The grocery store, the availability of services and the gastronomic offer are key. The facility must have at least 5,000 sqm to compete effectively in the future.

How advanced are the projects? When will the first Funshop Parks be ready to receive visitors?

Six projects are being carried out in Romania. We have already obtained construction permits for three – in Roșiorii de Vede, Focșani and Moșnița Nouă (next to Timișoara) – and we plan to put them into operation by the end of 2021. Further retail parks in Turda, Vaslui and Hunedoara are scheduled to open in 2022. Our goal is to build a large network of modern retail parks across Romania.

Has the pandemic made executing your development strategy more difficult?

We had prepared ourselves for this venture. We studied the market for two years, created a local team and acquired land to build the Funshop Park network. Despite the pandemic, the schedule is going as planned.

Has competition from e-commerce affected your development plans?

Any deliberation on whether we should develop sales in retail parks or shift to e-commerce will first appear in Poland. In Romania, we will reach this stage after larger retail space saturation is achieved.

Do you see any major differences in customer expectations between the Romanian and Polish market?

In Romania, we encountered a greater demand for a gastronomic offer than in Poland. This is probably due to the local culture – Romanians eat out more often. At the onset of the project, we did not take that into account. Queries concerning catering units emerged when the first and second projects were in the pipeline. So we decided to include not only commerce but also leisure space – catering areas and playgrounds for children. There were also requests for service space, e.g. for medical facilities. Before the pandemic, we negotiated a contract with a cinema chain. For obvious reasons, it was not finalised. This shows the differences between the Polish and Romanian markets and the level of demand for modern retail space.

Do you expect more Polish retail chains to enter the Romanian market?

I expect both Western European and Polish retail chains to enter the Romanian market. Polish companies enjoy a strong position in Romania and expect more of them to start their operations in the near future. The Romanian market resembles what the Polish one was a dozen or so years ago. The experience of the Polish chains from that period will pay off.

When do you think a saturation level comparable to the Polish market will be achieved in Romania?

In Poland, retail space is available in medium-sized and small cities. In Romania, apart from Bucharest and a few other cities, there is a shortage of such space. In my opinion, Romania faces at least five years of intensive development. Will we reach a level of saturation comparable to that in Poland by then? I do not think so.

Source: www.property-forum.eu

Funshop Parks to be green parks

Polish company Scallier, which is developing the Funshop Park chain of retail parks in Romania, has opted to obtain BREEAM certification for all its new parks.

By 2022, Scallier aims to have opened six Funshop Parks in the country with a total of 40,000 sqm gla. Further projects are in the preparatory stage.

Funshop Park will introduce a new quality of retail to medium-sized and small towns in Romania. The inhabitants of such areas often do not have access to modern retail or it is very limited. Funshop Park will bridge this gap by providing their inhabitants with tailor-made facilities offering an attractive retail and F&B mix. We are in the process of advanced talks with tenants. The latter include Polish retail chains wishing to develop in the attractive Romanian market, which is characterised by the rapidly growing purchasing power of consumers. At the same time, the Romanian market is very polarised: most of modern retail space operating in the country is located in Bucharest. One of our basic goals is to develop properties that are as sustainable as possible, providing tangible benefits to tenants and local communities.
Wojciech Jurga, a partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s Romanian expansion

Up to now only 8 assets in the retail and service sector in Romania have obtained BREEAM certification. Overall, there are more than 250 green buildings in Romania, almost half of which have been certified in the last three years and the highest number in 2019.

Construction consultancy Gleeds will be responsible for the certification process as well as project and cost management services.

Currently, around 75 pct of the certified buildings are located in Bucharest. These statistics show great potential for developing green buildings in the rest of Romania’s regions – outside the capital city. The decision to choose BREEAM certification was motivated by the possibility of using not only European but also local standards, and a variety of solutions that contribute to the development of land with respect for the environment. Thanks to using the BREEAM criteria, including appropriate design solutions, we can gain additional advantages for users of all age groups, for example playgrounds in outdoor areas.
Justyna Chmielewska, the head of sustainability at Gleeds Polska

Source: www.eurobuildcee.com

Scallier’s retail parks in Romania to be certified under BREEAM

Polish company Scallier, which is developing a chain of retail parks in Romania under the brand name Funshop Park, has decided to choose BREEAM as the certification system for newly built schemes. Gleeds, one of the world’s largest companies operating in the construction consultancy market, is responsible for the certification process as well as project and cost management services. By 2022, Scallier plans to deliver 6 assets under the Funshop Park brand, which will offer a total of 40,000 sqm of modern retail space (GLA). Further projects are in the preparatory stage.

“We are in the process of advanced talks with tenants. The latter include Polish retail chains wishing to develop in the attractive Romanian market, which is characterised by the rapidly growing purchasing power of consumers. At the same time, the Romanian market is very polarised: most of the modern retail space operating in the country is located in Bucharest. One of our basic goals was to develop properties that are as sustainable as possible, providing tangible benefits to tenants and local communities,” says Wojciech Jurga, Partner at Scallier.

So far, only 8 assets in the retail and service sector in Romania have obtained BREEAM certification. Scallier will therefore make a significant contribution to expanding this pool and developing this positive trend. Overall, there are more than 250 green buildings in Romania, nearly half of which have been certified within the past 3 years, with the highest number in 2019.

“Currently, around 75% of the certified buildings are located in Bucharest. These statistics show great potential for developing green buildings in the rest of Romania’s regions – outside the capital city. The decision to choose BREEAM certification was motivated by the possibility of using not only European but also local standards, and a variety of solutions that contribute to the development of land with respect for the environment. Thanks to using the BREEAM criteria, including appropriate design solutions, we gain additional advantages for users of all age groups, e.g. playgrounds in outdoor areas,” says Justyna Chmielewska, Head of Sustainability at Gleeds Polska.

Gleeds’ contract for Scallier includes project management and cost management services, which are the responsibility of the local Gleeds Romania team, and BREEAM certification, which is executed by a team of specialists from Gleeds Poland.

Source: www.property-forum.eu

Scallier is developing a network of retail parks in Romania

Funshop Park is a new chain of retail parks that are being built in small and medium-sized Romanian cities. By 2022, 6 facilities with a total leasable area of 40,000 sqm will be completed.

Work is currently underway to prepare further investments. The projects are carried out by Scallier from Poznań, which has been operating on the Polish market for nearly a decade and specializes in investment management in the sector of small and medium-sized commercial facilities.

Funshop Park is a compact facility tailored to the needs of local communities.

“Hence, a characteristic feature of these projects will be a diversified gastronomical service offer, it’s an expectation of Romanian customers. This, among other things, distinguishes Polish parks from those implemented in Romania”, says Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.

“We decided to implement projects in Romania due to how similar this market is to the Polish market, as well as the special moment in time which this country is currently located within. Romania is in a place where Poland was about 10 years ago. The wealth of residents is growing, and the offer of modern retail space is very limited. In many cities with tens of thousands of people, there are no such spaces at all”, emphasizes Wojciech Jurga.

“The situation related to this pandemic, which changes the market conditions, is also important. E-commerce and complementary projects are dynamically developing, meeting the expectations of consumers and making it possible to shop quickly and conveniently”, he adds.

Scallier’s specialists are already in the later stages of negotiations with Polish retail chains regarding the lease of space in the Parks.

“We also actively encourage all other tenants who want to develop their sales network in Romania. Our ambition is to create an environment that is very well suited to the needs and expectations of the inhabitants of small and medium-sized Romanian cities and the requirements of local and international retail chains”, concludes Wojciech Jurga.

Source: www.across-magazine.com

Polish company plans to develop six retail parks in smaller Romanian cities by 2022

Polish company Scallier plans to develop six new retail parks in smaller Romanian cities by 2022.

The six projects will have a total leasable area of 40,000 sqm. The new chain, branded Funshop Park, includes compact facilities tailored to the needs of local communities.

“A characteristic feature of these projects will be a diversified gastronomical service offer, it’s an expectation of Romanian customers. This, among other things, distinguishes Polish parks from those implemented in Romania,” said Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.

“We decided to implement projects in Romania due to how similar this market is to the Polish market, as well as the special moment in time where this country is now. Romania is in a place where Poland was about 10 years ago. The wealth of residents is growing, and the offer of modern retail space is very limited. In many cities with tens of thousands of people, there are no such spaces at all,” Jurga added.

Scallier plans to draw Polish retailers to open shops in its retail parks.

The Poznan-based developer has been active on the Polish market for nearly ten years. The company has 54 properties under management in Poland worth about EUR 125 mln, according to data available on its website.

Source: www.romania-insider.com

Scallier to develop a network of retail parks in Romania

Scallier is developing a network of Funshop Park retail parks in Romania. It is expected that the company will complete 6 facilities with a total leasable area of 40,000m² by 2022. Work is currently underway to prepare further investments.

“Funshop Park is a compact facility tailored to the needs of local communities. Hence, a characteristic feature of these projects will be a diversified gastronomical service offer, it’s an expectation of Romanian customers. This, among other things, distinguishes Polish parks from those implemented in Romania,” said Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market. “We decided to implement projects in Romania due to how similar this market is to the Polish market, as well as the special moment in time which this country is currently located within. Romania is in a place where Poland was about 10 years ago. The wealth of residents is growing, and the offer of modern retail space is very limited. In many cities with tens of thousands of people, there are no such spaces at all. The situation related to this pandemic, which changes the market conditions, is also important. E-commerce and complementary projects are dynamically developing, meeting the expectations of consumers and making it possible to shop quickly and conveniently.”

Source: www.europe-re.com

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KiK opens new store in Romania

A new 640m² KiK store is going to be opened in the retail park Funshop Park in Focșani. The new retail park belongs to a chain developed by a Polish company Scallier in small and medium Romanian cities. Signing the contract with the recognized retail chain KiK, which is one of the largest German retail labels, is for us an attestation of the high-quality product and the correctness of the business assumptions regarding our development on the Romanian market. Retail parks created under the Funshop Park brand will be tailored – to as much degree as possible – to the requirements of the local communities in respect of their retail, catering and services offer. The quality of the space we deliver is of key importance to us, and to prove the high standards we adhere to, all Funshop Parks will be certified under the BREEAM standard, says Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier, who is responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.

Romania holds enormous potential, which stems from the growing purchasing power of its citizens and from modern retail being practically absent outside the main cities. Over 31% of all modern retail space in Romania (3.96 m m²) is found in Bucharest. Smaller towns population expects modern shopping in locations closer to their homes. Funshop Parks fills in this gap by delivering a unique solution that incorporates food and catering, which distinguishes them from the retail parks built in Poland, adds Wojciech Jurga.

Source: www.europe-re.com

Scallier announces 70% lease for first retail park in Romania

Polish company Scallier has announced that 70% of available space has been leased in its first retail park under the Funshop Park brand in Romania.

Among the tenants are brands as KiK, Jysk, Sinsay, and Flanco. Funshop Park now being built in Rosiorii de Vede will provide the market with a total of 6,200 sqm of modern retail space. It is scheduled for opening in Q3 2021.

Scallier has plans to complete six retail parks in small and medium Romanian towns by the end of 2022. The Romanian market will this way grow in total by 40,000 sqm of GLA. The Company is also conducting advanced talks concerning more locations.

“These locations do not usually have access to modern retail, and the local inhabitants travel to larger cities to shop for the more known brands. We are going to change that. The Romanian map of retail space has a lot of blank spots. We want to fill these gaps”, says Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier, who is responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.

Another two Funshop Parks will be completed this year in Focșani and Moșnița, near Timișoara.

Scallier manages commercial space investments and assets, focusing on maximizing property value over time. The present value of the retail properties portfolio managed by Scallier is around €120 million.

Source: www.property-forum.eu

Sinsay sashays into Funshop Park

A 1,500 sqm Sinsay store is to open in Funshop Park in Roșiorii de Vede in southern Romania.

The clothing brand, which is owned by Polish fashion group LPP, will feature in the retail park from its opening, which is scheduled for Q3 this year. The project is one of six Funshop Parks being developed by Polish company Scallier in Romania.

Funshop Park is a format specifically adapted to the needs of local inhabitants. We want the retail parks to meet the basic needs of local communities, but also provide shopping opportunities that used to be available only in larger cities, often after a long ride. Funshop Parks will change this situation. In Rosiorii de Vede, right next to our park, a modern Lidl chain store is being created, and in the parks themselves, on top of retail, catering and services, customers will also enjoy recreational facilities, such as safe playgrounds. Our ambition is to make Funshop Parks local hotspots that will play commercial as well integration and recreational roles.
Wojciech Jurga, a managing partner of Scallier

By the end of 2022, Scallier is aiming to have completed around 40,000 sqm gla of such retail space in small and medium cities across Romania.

Source: www.eurobuildcee.com

Scallier to develop large retail park network in Romania

Polish company Scallier is developing a new chain of retail parks in Romania under the Funshop Park brand with the first three expected to open this year. Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier provided an update on the company’s development plans and talked about the differences between the Polish and Romanian markets.

Why did you decide to enter the Romanian market?

Bulgaria and Romania are where modern retail space is most scarce in the EU. Two years ago we decided to enter the Romanian market and I consider this to be the right choice. Why? Retail space must be created where retail companies are on the rise. The strategy many of them pursue includes development in Romania. One example is Schwartz Group, owner of the Lidl and Kaufland chains. Several of their retail chains will be launched in 2021. Developing the Romanian retail park market is an important task for both the tenants who are already active in this market and those planning to expand there. Many cities lack modern retail space and creating retail parks in such market conditions offers a competitive advantage.

How did you choose which locations to build in?

What counts is the location and who is the first one to launch a business in each location. That is why we choose places where there is no competition yet. Other success factors are the tenant choice of the retail park and its size. The grocery store, the availability of services and the gastronomic offer are key. The facility must have at least 5,000 sqm to compete effectively in the future.

How advanced are the projects? When will the first Funshop Parks be ready to receive visitors?

Six projects are being carried out in Romania. We have already obtained construction permits for three – in Roșiorii de Vede, Focșani and Moșnița Nouă (next to Timișoara) – and we plan to put them into operation by the end of 2021. Further retail parks in Turda, Vaslui and Hunedoara are scheduled to open in 2022. Our goal is to build a large network of modern retail parks across Romania.

Has the pandemic made executing your development strategy more difficult?

We had prepared ourselves for this venture. We studied the market for two years, created a local team and acquired land to build the Funshop Park network. Despite the pandemic, the schedule is going as planned.

Has competition from e-commerce affected your development plans?

Any deliberation on whether we should develop sales in retail parks or shift to e-commerce will first appear in Poland. In Romania, we will reach this stage after larger retail space saturation is achieved.

Do you see any major differences in customer expectations between the Romanian and Polish market?

In Romania, we encountered a greater demand for a gastronomic offer than in Poland. This is probably due to the local culture – Romanians eat out more often. At the onset of the project, we did not take that into account. Queries concerning catering units emerged when the first and second projects were in the pipeline. So we decided to include not only commerce but also leisure space – catering areas and playgrounds for children. There were also requests for service space, e.g. for medical facilities. Before the pandemic, we negotiated a contract with a cinema chain. For obvious reasons, it was not finalised. This shows the differences between the Polish and Romanian markets and the level of demand for modern retail space.

Do you expect more Polish retail chains to enter the Romanian market?

I expect both Western European and Polish retail chains to enter the Romanian market. Polish companies enjoy a strong position in Romania and expect more of them to start their operations in the near future. The Romanian market resembles what the Polish one was a dozen or so years ago. The experience of the Polish chains from that period will pay off.

When do you think a saturation level comparable to the Polish market will be achieved in Romania?

In Poland, retail space is available in medium-sized and small cities. In Romania, apart from Bucharest and a few other cities, there is a shortage of such space. In my opinion, Romania faces at least five years of intensive development. Will we reach a level of saturation comparable to that in Poland by then? I do not think so.

Source: www.property-forum.eu

Funshop Parks to be green parks

Polish company Scallier, which is developing the Funshop Park chain of retail parks in Romania, has opted to obtain BREEAM certification for all its new parks.

By 2022, Scallier aims to have opened six Funshop Parks in the country with a total of 40,000 sqm gla. Further projects are in the preparatory stage.

Funshop Park will introduce a new quality of retail to medium-sized and small towns in Romania. The inhabitants of such areas often do not have access to modern retail or it is very limited. Funshop Park will bridge this gap by providing their inhabitants with tailor-made facilities offering an attractive retail and F&B mix. We are in the process of advanced talks with tenants. The latter include Polish retail chains wishing to develop in the attractive Romanian market, which is characterised by the rapidly growing purchasing power of consumers. At the same time, the Romanian market is very polarised: most of modern retail space operating in the country is located in Bucharest. One of our basic goals is to develop properties that are as sustainable as possible, providing tangible benefits to tenants and local communities.
Wojciech Jurga, a partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s Romanian expansion

Up to now only 8 assets in the retail and service sector in Romania have obtained BREEAM certification. Overall, there are more than 250 green buildings in Romania, almost half of which have been certified in the last three years and the highest number in 2019.

Construction consultancy Gleeds will be responsible for the certification process as well as project and cost management services.

Currently, around 75 pct of the certified buildings are located in Bucharest. These statistics show great potential for developing green buildings in the rest of Romania’s regions – outside the capital city. The decision to choose BREEAM certification was motivated by the possibility of using not only European but also local standards, and a variety of solutions that contribute to the development of land with respect for the environment. Thanks to using the BREEAM criteria, including appropriate design solutions, we can gain additional advantages for users of all age groups, for example playgrounds in outdoor areas.
Justyna Chmielewska, the head of sustainability at Gleeds Polska

Source: www.eurobuildcee.com

Scallier’s retail parks in Romania to be certified under BREEAM

Polish company Scallier, which is developing a chain of retail parks in Romania under the brand name Funshop Park, has decided to choose BREEAM as the certification system for newly built schemes. Gleeds, one of the world’s largest companies operating in the construction consultancy market, is responsible for the certification process as well as project and cost management services. By 2022, Scallier plans to deliver 6 assets under the Funshop Park brand, which will offer a total of 40,000 sqm of modern retail space (GLA). Further projects are in the preparatory stage.

“We are in the process of advanced talks with tenants. The latter include Polish retail chains wishing to develop in the attractive Romanian market, which is characterised by the rapidly growing purchasing power of consumers. At the same time, the Romanian market is very polarised: most of the modern retail space operating in the country is located in Bucharest. One of our basic goals was to develop properties that are as sustainable as possible, providing tangible benefits to tenants and local communities,” says Wojciech Jurga, Partner at Scallier.

So far, only 8 assets in the retail and service sector in Romania have obtained BREEAM certification. Scallier will therefore make a significant contribution to expanding this pool and developing this positive trend. Overall, there are more than 250 green buildings in Romania, nearly half of which have been certified within the past 3 years, with the highest number in 2019.

“Currently, around 75% of the certified buildings are located in Bucharest. These statistics show great potential for developing green buildings in the rest of Romania’s regions – outside the capital city. The decision to choose BREEAM certification was motivated by the possibility of using not only European but also local standards, and a variety of solutions that contribute to the development of land with respect for the environment. Thanks to using the BREEAM criteria, including appropriate design solutions, we gain additional advantages for users of all age groups, e.g. playgrounds in outdoor areas,” says Justyna Chmielewska, Head of Sustainability at Gleeds Polska.

Gleeds’ contract for Scallier includes project management and cost management services, which are the responsibility of the local Gleeds Romania team, and BREEAM certification, which is executed by a team of specialists from Gleeds Poland.

Source: www.property-forum.eu

Scallier is developing a network of retail parks in Romania

Funshop Park is a new chain of retail parks that are being built in small and medium-sized Romanian cities. By 2022, 6 facilities with a total leasable area of 40,000 sqm will be completed.

Work is currently underway to prepare further investments. The projects are carried out by Scallier from Poznań, which has been operating on the Polish market for nearly a decade and specializes in investment management in the sector of small and medium-sized commercial facilities.

Funshop Park is a compact facility tailored to the needs of local communities.

“Hence, a characteristic feature of these projects will be a diversified gastronomical service offer, it’s an expectation of Romanian customers. This, among other things, distinguishes Polish parks from those implemented in Romania”, says Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.

“We decided to implement projects in Romania due to how similar this market is to the Polish market, as well as the special moment in time which this country is currently located within. Romania is in a place where Poland was about 10 years ago. The wealth of residents is growing, and the offer of modern retail space is very limited. In many cities with tens of thousands of people, there are no such spaces at all”, emphasizes Wojciech Jurga.

“The situation related to this pandemic, which changes the market conditions, is also important. E-commerce and complementary projects are dynamically developing, meeting the expectations of consumers and making it possible to shop quickly and conveniently”, he adds.

Scallier’s specialists are already in the later stages of negotiations with Polish retail chains regarding the lease of space in the Parks.

“We also actively encourage all other tenants who want to develop their sales network in Romania. Our ambition is to create an environment that is very well suited to the needs and expectations of the inhabitants of small and medium-sized Romanian cities and the requirements of local and international retail chains”, concludes Wojciech Jurga.

Source: www.across-magazine.com

Polish company plans to develop six retail parks in smaller Romanian cities by 2022

Polish company Scallier plans to develop six new retail parks in smaller Romanian cities by 2022.

The six projects will have a total leasable area of 40,000 sqm. The new chain, branded Funshop Park, includes compact facilities tailored to the needs of local communities.

“A characteristic feature of these projects will be a diversified gastronomical service offer, it’s an expectation of Romanian customers. This, among other things, distinguishes Polish parks from those implemented in Romania,” said Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.

“We decided to implement projects in Romania due to how similar this market is to the Polish market, as well as the special moment in time where this country is now. Romania is in a place where Poland was about 10 years ago. The wealth of residents is growing, and the offer of modern retail space is very limited. In many cities with tens of thousands of people, there are no such spaces at all,” Jurga added.

Scallier plans to draw Polish retailers to open shops in its retail parks.

The Poznan-based developer has been active on the Polish market for nearly ten years. The company has 54 properties under management in Poland worth about EUR 125 mln, according to data available on its website.

Source: www.romania-insider.com

Scallier to develop a network of retail parks in Romania

Scallier is developing a network of Funshop Park retail parks in Romania. It is expected that the company will complete 6 facilities with a total leasable area of 40,000m² by 2022. Work is currently underway to prepare further investments.

“Funshop Park is a compact facility tailored to the needs of local communities. Hence, a characteristic feature of these projects will be a diversified gastronomical service offer, it’s an expectation of Romanian customers. This, among other things, distinguishes Polish parks from those implemented in Romania,” said Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market. “We decided to implement projects in Romania due to how similar this market is to the Polish market, as well as the special moment in time which this country is currently located within. Romania is in a place where Poland was about 10 years ago. The wealth of residents is growing, and the offer of modern retail space is very limited. In many cities with tens of thousands of people, there are no such spaces at all. The situation related to this pandemic, which changes the market conditions, is also important. E-commerce and complementary projects are dynamically developing, meeting the expectations of consumers and making it possible to shop quickly and conveniently.”

Source: www.europe-re.com