MAPIC 2016, the largest international retail property trade show annually held in Cannes, has been opened this week. At the exhibition, FORUM GROUP is presenting its project of Outlet Yekaterinburg Solnechnyi.
It will be the first and only professional outlet center in the city. The opening date is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.
Outlet is a shopping center where clothing and shoes of different brands of past seasons are sold with discounts of 30-70% throughout the year (do not confuse them with closeout stores).
Yekaterinburg will become the third city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg to launch an outlet center.
The total area of the shopping complex will amount to 17,000 square meters. The building project was designed by AHR, a Polish architectural bureau. MAGAZIN MAGAZINOV will act as an exclusive brokerage agent of the center. It is expected that manufacturers of well-known clothing brands will make up around 70% of tenants, and producers of leisure goods, shoes, and food will amount to 10% each.
The outlet center will be located inside the Yekaterinburg Automobile Ring Road (EKAD), at the intersection of EKAD and Luchistaya Street, near the Solnechnyi district, a new residential area. It will take 15 minutes to get from the city center to the outlet by car. It will also be possible to get there by public transport (a bus stop is planned next to the outlet entrance).Background information: MAPIC exhibition in Cannes is the main event for retail property professionals from around the world. The retail property projects trade fair provides opportunities for establishing business relationships between traders, investors, and experts in the field of real estate trade, building partnerships, getting an overview of the industry and the newest directions of its development, as well as opportunities for trade companies to find new markets.MAPIC attracts leading players of the industry – from investors and retailers to representatives of shopping centers and cities – making possible a meeting of professionals in one place at one time. The exhibition area covers around 8,500 square meters, gathering more than 780 companies from 68 countries and attracting around 8,000 expert visitors.