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Best selling international premium brands to open at lifestyle centre of new generation
Moscow, 16 June, 2014 – About 75% of retail space has been leased out to anchor tenants and key tenants of the shopping gallery at the Multi-functional Lifestyle Centre “Kuntsevo Plaza”. International real estate consultants JLL and Knight Frank act as co-exclusive leasing agents, with ENKA TC being the investor and developer of the complex.
Kuntsevo Plaza is located at Yartsevskaya Street, 19, in close vicinity to Molodezhnaya metro station, where previously the first ever professional shopping centre and first hypermarket in Russia (“Ramstore”) were situated. GBA of the complex amounts to 245,000 sq m, while the GLA of the retail part is 68,000 sq m. 3 levels of underground parking with over 2,000 lots will be designated to retail. The Project’s investment volume exceeds $450m. The complex is to open in October, 2014.
World-famous international premium fashion-brands will bring their exclusive concepts and new store formats to Kuntsevo Plaza. Thus, the American brand MICHAEL Michael Kors will open a 240 sq m concept boutique, the biggest in Moscow yet. It will feature the widest assortment of female clothing, footwear, and accessories by the eminent designer. The French premium brands Maje and Sandro will open one of their first brand stores in Russia here.
An Italian brand PINKO will present its latest and most luxurious concept, where technology is always the key aspect of PINKO environment. The store will feature all of the brand’s lines including accessories, capsule collections and limited editions. Another premium brand, Feru, will present its new mid-range segment fashion-concept for men aged 25-55 at Kuntsevo Plaza – the male clothing and accessories brand Feru Blu.
Apart from this, the shopping gallery of Kuntsevo Plaza will feature such fashion brands as Gant, CK Jeans, Armani Jeans, Gerard Darel, Timberland, Guess Accessories, Lacoste, and others.
Among the anchor tenants of the complex there are featured: Auchan hypermarket on two levels (14,600 sq m) and a World Class fitness centre including a swimming pool (2,500 sq m). Kuntsevo Plaza will also offer its visitors a widest entertainment component including MORI CINEMA multiplex with 8 screen halls (6,900 sq m), Entertainment center Cosmic (2,000 sq m) with bowling and Q-Zar, as well as a unique food and beverage area with a food court, chef restaurants, and a 2-level Sky Bar with terraces. As a whole, the 5-level shopping and entertainment center will include over 250 stores.
Murat Duran, General Director of ENKA TC: “We can acknowledge the undoubted success of Kuntsevo Plaza as early as today. It is confirmed by the highest level of tenant interest in the property, a significant part of the spaces that are rented out so far, and the level of the brands that will open their stores at the complex. Along with the co-exclusive leasing agents, we have managed to maintain the quality bar high when forming the tenant pool. As a result, the most wanted and popular brands will be present at Kuntsevo Plaza. The unique lifestyle-format of our Project is intended to provide the visitors with a wide range of products and services of the highest quality, as well as to create the most comfortable environment for spending time at the territory of the complex.
Tatyana Malyanova, Head of Shopping Centres Agency, Retail Department, JLL, Russia & CIS: “The opening of Kuntsevo Plaza that is planned for the upcoming October will mark the beginning of a truly new era in retail market. As a leasing agent of Kuntsevo Plaza, we are responsible for filling the Project with quality retail content, meeting its premium concept. We are happy to note that the retail operators, having signed leasing agreements, will be able to successfully and efficiently operate at one of the best shopping centres of Moscow with prime location in the nearest future. The location at the crossroads of transport and passenger routes around Roublevskoye and Mozhaiskoye Highways, which are among the most used both for residential and commercial markets, as well as the catchment area’s exceeding 2m people, will undoubtedly provide Kuntsevo Plaza with the daily traffic of close to 45,000 people and with a high level of customer loyalty later on.”
Sergey Gipsh, Partner, Retail Director, Knight Frank Russia & CIS: “ENKA TC keeps sticking to its principles and continues following the path of a pioneer developer already having opened the first professional shopping centre in Moscow in 1997. Today, yet again, the Company manages to say a new word in what has become a well-developed retail property market of Moscow. Kuntsevo Plaza will embody a new standard of functional retail space planning, with an incorporated entertainment and leisure area that has become in huge demand by customers today. At this point, we can already admit that we, as a leasing agent of this Project, are successfully putting into action the initial idea of a unique and balanced combination of world’s leading retailers, as well as providing the stability by supporting retail with restaurants and leisure facilities able to satisfy most refined customers.”
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices and operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $48.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
In Russia and CIS JLL has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. JLL, Russia & CIS was voted Consultant of the Year in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013 and 2014 at the Commercial Real Estate Awards, Moscow; Consultant of the Year at the Commercial Real Estate Awards 2009, St. Petersburg and The Best Real Estate Consultancy in Ukraine at the Ukrainian Property Awards in 2013.
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