New openings soon at GTC`s Galerie Harfa

In September, Globe Trade Centre S.A. (GTC), co-owner and co-manager of Galerie Harfa, signed leases with nine renowned local and international brands. Another leasing agreements are subject to advanced negotiations.

The list of new tenants of Galerie Harfa includes: Charles Vogel (fashion), Dum Znackove Mody (fashion), Salamander (footwear), RV Fashion (fashion), Marsann/Lenovo (computer equipment and software, consumer electronics), Killtec (sportswear), Air Bank (banking services), Allianz (banking services) and Mbas (gifts). Nine tenants will take a total of 2,123 sq m of retail space.

Galerie Harfa offers 42,000 sq m of net retail space on 3 levels. It is the largest project of this type and the only shopping mall delivered  in the Czech capital in 2010. With another three leasing agreements to be signed in the upcoming days (nearly 1,000 sq m net rentable area) Galerie Harfa is approx. 95% let.

Galerie Harfa offers over 160 shops, service points, cafés and restaurants, a luxury fitness club and a swimming pool. Visitors can enjoy an impressive 9,500 sq m roof garden, which includes a dinosaur park, a playground for children, skating ring and multimedia attractions. Galerie Harfa has also a two-level parking garage for over 1,600 cars.

Anchor tenants at Galerie Harfa include the Interspar supermarket, Marks & Spencer, H&M , C&A, KappAhl, New Yorker, Esprit,  Intersport,  Pure Fitness, RTV AGD Datart, Humanic, Rossmann, Camaieu, Sephora, Springfield, and Vero Moda.

Galerie Harfa is located on Českomoravská ul., a 10-minute drive or 5 metro stops from the city centre. Metro station Českomoravská is located underneath gallery. The mall is directly connected  to the largest  sports and entertainment hall in Prague – O2 Arena.

GLOBE TRADE CENTRE S.A. (GTC S.A.) is one of the leading developers in the New Europe and was established in 1994 in Warsaw. Currently it operates in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine.

GTC develops projects and manages completed properties in three key sectors of real estate: office buildings and parks, retail and entertainment centers and residential sector.

GTC has developed approximately 900,000 sq m of net space and currently is the owner of completed commercial property with a combined net area of about 544,000 sq m. GTC also holds an impressive portfolio of investment at various stages of development which will facilitate the construction of 1.7m sq m of commercial and residential space. GTC’s total assets amounts to €2.7bn.

 

GTC’s shares are listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange on the prestigious WIG20 index. The company’s shares are also included in the international MSCI index and Dow Jones STOXX Eastern Europe 300 index, as well as the GPR250 index which comprises the 250 biggest and most liquid real estate companies of the world and FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Emerging Index. Shares were additionally added recently to CECE index (Wienner Burse index). Among GTC’s shareholders are many of the biggest Polish and international institutional investors.

Two prominent new tenants at Galeria Kazimierz

Tchibo and Quiksilver will soon be opening shops at Galeria Kazimierz in Cracow. The new tenants will occupy nearly 370 sq m of retail space. The opening of the new shops is planned for September, with the first of them, Quiksilver, opening next Saturday.

Tchibo is best known as a producer of top-quality coffee. The firm began its operations in Germany over 60 years ago, distributing its coffee by post. Thanks to steady growth, it became one of the largest producers and retailers of coffee in the world. The firm has been present in Poland since 1992. In addition to coffee, it also offers a wide range of fashion goods (clothing and accessories) and home decoration items.

The Tchibo location at Galeria Kazimierz will occupy 193 sq m on the ground floor of the mall. The shop is scheduled to open at the end of September this year.

The other new tenant, Quiksilver, is a producer and distributor of clothing and accessories for the young and young at heart. Quiksilver products are designed for a carefree lifestyle, inspired by the world of surfers, skateboarders and snowboarders.

The Quiksilver shop will occupy 173 sq m on the ground floor of the mall. The design of the shop alludes to the original French concept. The shop will offer items from the Quiksilver and Roxy brands. It will be the first Quiksilver location in Poland with an accent more on fashion than sport.

The opening of the Quiksilver shop is scheduled for Saturday, 10 September. On the opening day customers will receive an attractive 20% discount.

“The two shops that will soon join the tenant mix at Galeria Kazimierz fit in well with the overall strategy of offering shoppers attractive and sought-after brands,” said Dagmara Filipiak, Senior Consultant for Retail Leasing at Jones Lang LaSalle, responsible for leasing space at Galeria Kazimierz. “We observe that all of the changes resulting from relaunch of the centre have been very well received by the customers of Galeria Kazimierz. They appreciate quality, originality and a wide selection.”

Galeria Kazimierz was GTC’s second retail development in Poland, after Galeria Mokotów in Warsaw. It was also the first modern retail and entertainment centre in Cracow.

The architecture of Galeria Kazimierz offers a functional and attractive combination of modern retail space with landmark tenement buildings restored and incorporated into the layout of the mall. There are over 130 shops and service points on over 36,000 sq m of retail space, with a wide variety of entertainment options, including a 10-screen multiplex cinema. The anchor tenants at Galeria Kazimierz are Zara, H&M, C&A, Reserved, Carry, KappAhl, Empik, Alma, Pure Fitness, RTV Euro AGD and Cinema City.

Galeria Kazimierz is owned by GTC and Quinlan, each holding 50% of the shares.