There are multiple large scale developers who dominate the retail sector across Australia. From seasoned retail specialists such as Westfield Group to the more recent portfolio acquisitions by International investors, retail is witnessing a growth spur across the country.
Developers are always looking for retail experts who can assist with mall design, merchandise mix, tenant selection and market positioning. Our team of retail experts from across Middle East and Europe specialise in designing and developing community malls. We are bringing this wealth of knowledge to Australia and catering to an array of clients ranging from single owner/operator to portfolio holders who wish to expand or remodel their assets.
Our team of experts can work alongside client finance teams in creating feasibility models with considerations on cashflows, balance sheets, income statements, and ROI in conjunction with IRR’s and NPV’s that can help clients make sense of their investments. Feasibilities will be based on market facing projections derived from market research and knowledge.
If you have a retail investment that you would like to undertake or an existing mall that is due for renovation and/or expansion, then we encourage you to discuss with us on how we can add value to your project.
Architects know how to make works of art. Engineers know how to build. With these two alone, you will get a great functioning building. But as we know, a mall is so much more than just that. Its public spaces, its welcoming atmosphere, levels of natural light reflecting off grandiose tiles, the car parking arrangement all have direct impact on visitors.
A retail expert is a must for any developer who wishes to get all the elements right from the very beginning. This is where Retail Emporium comes into play. Relying upon decades of retail design experience, our teams are able to work alongside engineers, architects and owners to ensure effective layouts and designs are achieved. As an additional layer of support to owners, we can help reduce errors and ensure variations are kept to a minimum by scientifically dissecting each element of the mall design and ensuring the end product obtain best industry standards.
Our inputs focus on the following areas:
- Shop configurations
- Pedestrian and vehicular access
- Image and Aesthetics
- Impact of surrounding developments
- Car parking provisions
- Operational Servicing
- HSE Requirements
- Internal Circulation
- Loading/unloading facilities
- Retail floor size and design layout
- Facilities & Amenities
- Promotion Areas
A mall is most effective when it balances the requirements of the retailers with the creation of exceptional common areas, features and in essence a place that people want to stay and socialize in.
Based on the market position that reflects the proposed mall, the merchandise mix consists of categories of retailers who compliment the surrounding catchment. Our team will develop a unique merchandise mix for the development based on market facing research highlighting key demands of customers. Key anchors and destination drivers would be considered within the development in creating a sustainable layout that would welcome flow.
The merchandise mix would then be filled by potential retail brands complimenting the mix and ensuring that tenants reflected the demands of the customer socio-demographics.