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The Center of Retail Blog | Cushman & Wakefield BUILD FOR FUNCTION, DESIGN FOR AWE 21st April 2015 Last week I found myself nestled in the depths of Toledo, an ancient municipality in Spain that rests proudly on a hill and brags nostalgically to its neighbours: “I used to be the Capital, you know”. This heritage site, so happily basking in its rich history, could not have been more juxtaposed with the purpose of my visit: a workshop to brainstorm for a revolutionary, next-generation shopping mall.…  Read More

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BUILD FOR FUNCTION, DESIGN FOR AWE | Cushman & Wakefield

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Last week I found myself nestled in the depths of Toledo, an ancient municipality in Spain that rests proudly on a hill and brags nostalgically to its neighbours: “I used to be the Capital, you know”. This heritage site, so happily basking in its rich history, could not have been more juxtaposed with the purpose of my visit: a workshop to brainstorm for a revolutionary, next-generation shopping mall.…  Read More

Singapore is a No-Brainer | Cushman & Wakefield

Singapore is a No-Brainer

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Drive for 45 minutes in any capital city around the world and you might get from the centre to the inner suburbs. In rush hour you might get from the office to the station. In Singapore you can get from one side of the entire island to the other by-passing 5.4m people while you stare at the acid coloured azalea lined highways shaded from the jungle heat by trees ripped from the tropical forests nearby.…  Read More

Revolution to Evolution | Cushman & Wakefield

Revolution to Evolution

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All around the high rise glitz and bling of Hong Kong and Shanghai diamonds are losing their lustre, luxury leather stores are tightening their belts and the catwalks have started to go to the dogs. Omnipresent expensive watch retailers wish they could stop time and hyper cars are selecting reverse gear. …  Read More

The Future of Retail is coming | Cushman & Wakefield

The Future of Retail is coming

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Digital mirrors to revolutionise the fitting room, baristas “in your pocket” and creating memories through experiential shopping – the future of retail is coming… …  Read More

Valentine’s Day – Love and Spending in the Air | Cushman & Wakefield

Valentine’s Day – Love and Spending in the Air

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The 14th February, the day for lovers and shoppers everywhere, though perhaps not quite everywhere, is upon us again. In some countries, St Valentine’s Day is not celebrated on Saturday, but in a few months’ time (e.g. China, Taiwan, Colombia and Brazil). Love and spending is already in the air.…  Read More

National Deal Making Conference: ICSC New York | Cushman & Wakefield

National Deal Making Conference: ICSC New York

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It became inevitable that a real estate deal making conference in one of the truly great cities of the world would eventually outgrow itself. After years of steady but cheaply executed expansion into a somewhat ragged assembly of hotel suites in and around Sixth Avenue, the ICSC finally executed their bold decision to relocate en masse to a bespoke conference facility.…  Read More

Experimenting or Surviving? | Cushman & Wakefield

Experimenting or Surviving?

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In our survey of Europe’s biggest shopping centre owners we found the majority were well advanced with their plans to tackle and if possible benefit from ecommerce.…  Read More

Europe In Many Ways Remains the Cultural Centre of the World of Fashion | Cushman & Wakefield

Europe In Many Ways Remains the Cultural Centre of the World of Fashion

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This year MAPIC will celebrate its 20th year. Whilst I am sure there will be moments of nostalgia and retrospective gazing as to how far the industry has developed in that time, the focus will be forward looking, analysing the relentless speed of change with the emphasis on the big themes of globalisation, innovation and technology.…  Read More

Grand Tour of Europe: MAPIC 2014 | Cushman & Wakefield

Grand Tour of Europe: MAPIC 2014

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When clients ask why we are bringing so many people from the US to MAPIC for our version of a European Grand Tour, we simply explain that Europe remains the center of retail for inspiration and ideas about future tenants for the US market.…  Read More

Ho Chi Minh revs up to retail | Cushman & Wakefield

Ho Chi Minh revs up to retail

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Vietnam looks an exciting retail prospect - an Asian emerging market with 90 million consumers. The country is now picking up manufacturing business such as garments and shoes that 10 years ago were once the natural territory of China, and this should help the economy. And with the country allowing full foreign ownership of retail businesses from next year, the country could be on an exciting trajectory from the point of view of foreign retailers.…  Read More