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Meyer Bergman achieves record trading at Galeria Katowicka for 2016


Meyer Bergman, the privately owned real estate investment management firm, announces the 2016 performance figures for its Galeria Katowicka shopping centre in the city of Katowice in South-West Poland today. The 511,300 sq ft (47,500 sq m) shopping centre achieved sales growth of some +13% when compared to last year, whilst footfall grew by +8%, bucking the national trend in Poland which sits at -0.1%1.

2016 was therefore the third year of consistent growth since opening, and the 2017 performance is looking promising with a total of 25 new retail and leisure deals signed in 2016, taking the scheme close to 100% let for the year ahead. The centre has achieved year on year positive growth figures ever since the centre opened in 2013, with sales rising 34% and footfall increasing +27% from its first full year of operation in 2014.

Meyer Bergman’s asset management team has worked actively during 2016 to strengthen the retailtainment and family offering at the scheme by introducing brands such as Martes Sportswear with a 10,800 sq ft (1,000 sq m) store, Matras with a new format multimedia of 5,380 sq ft (500 sq m), Fit4Kids playground 800 Sq ft (75 sq m) and Iskra dance school 2,000 Sq ft (190 sq m).

Two of the most recent deals signed in December 2016 includes the Italian restaurant Pasta Masta 1,300 Sq ft (200 sq m) and men’s fashion retailer Fabio Groano 1,300 Sq ft (120 sq m). (See Editors notes for full list of 2016 signings).

Peter Evans, Asset Manager for Central and Eastern Europe and Vice President at Meyer Bergman commented:

“Meyer Bergman is particularly proud to release these positive figures for Galeria Katowicka. Poland is a growing retail market, with our scheme continually attracting both national and international brands looking to expand within the market. This shows the real confidence these retailers have in our centre. Announcing our 2016 performance is just one of the many exciting pieces of news we have for 2017, and is an excellent way to start out the year.”

1 ShopperTrak (Poland) National Index

Further evidence of Galeria Katowicka’s strong performance is the centre’s loyalty programme which attracted 17,500 new members in 2016 and the scheme’s mobile app ‘Navishopper’ rewarding customer spend – downloaded by over 32,000 people over the year.

Ilona Szafer, Asset Manager at Meyer Bergman commented:

“2016 has been a great year for Galeria Katowicka, with initiatives such as our loyalty program proving the scheme has strengthened its position across the whole region of Silesia. The team has worked hard to achieve these results by introducing a multitude of new brands to the scheme and diversifying the tenant mix even further.”

Meyer Bergman worked in conjunction with Apsys on the leasing deals at the centre.

Galeria Katowicka: Galeria Katowicka is located in Katowice, south west Poland. The scheme has a GLA of 511,285 sq ft (47,500 sq m). The centre lies within the city’s main square, and is comprised of three distinct projects that include the main railway station and bus terminus, the Galeria Katowicka shopping centre itself and Grand Central – a standalone mixed use building. The shopping centre offers direct access to the railway station and the underground public bus terminal.

New retailers signed to the scheme in 2016:

Retailer

Sector

Sq ft

Sq m

5.10.15

Kidswear

893

83

Briju

Jewellery

592

55

Centrum Wina

Wine bar

387

36

Fabio Groano

Men’s fashion

1,259

117

Fit4Kids

Playground

807

75

Iskra dance school

Leisure

2012

187

Kreatywne Maluchy

Kids play

947

88

Loake Shoemaker

Footwear

517

48

Martes

Sportswear

10,763

1,000

Matras

Multimedia

5,381

500

mBank

Banking service

990

92

New Balance

Footwear

1,507

140

Pasta Masta

Italian restaurant

1,270

118

R. Rainbow

Travel agents

334

31

Smart Connect

Mobile Accessories

915

85

You Dessert It

Café

285

26

 

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