Real Estate Gazette: focus on shopping centers

Issue 27

Real Estate Gazette 27

Real Estate Gazette Series


A very warm welcome to all our readers to the first issue of DLA Piper’s Real Estate Gazette for 2017.

In this issue, we focus on shopping centers and the myriad legal issues flowing from their construction and operation. The breadth of topics discussed reflects the dynamic landscape of global real estate law, among them:

  • In Zambia, which has experienced significant growth in its commercial real estate sector in the last two decades, issues are identified in relation to land ownership, impact on the environment, and leasing requirements
  • The article on Kenya identifies the tendency towards mixed-use centers and mentions the main challenges this trend faces
  • The article on Poland looks at the termination of lease agreements and recent changes on VAT refunds for real estate transactions

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In this issue

  • Pop-up leases in Belgium
    9 MAR 2017

    In an effort to fill inner city retail vacancies, the Flemish Region in Belgium enacted the Decree of 17 June 2016 on the short-term lease of premises for commercial and artisanal purposes (known as “pop-up leases”), which came into force on 1 September 2016.

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  • The rise of the shopping center in Kenya
    9 MAR 2017

    Kenya has seen a surge in the number of shopping centers being built recently, with Nairobi—the economic hub of the country— hosting most of them.

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  • The challenges of complex retail leasing in Dubai
    9 MAR 2017

    The article details a number of areas which currently pose challenges when negotiating complex retail leases in Dubai and how these could be better dealt with if the law is amended.

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  • Different owners within a retail park in Romania: practical aspects
    9 MAR 2017

    Shopping centers, including retail parks, are viewed in Romania today as commercial and entertainment hubs, where shops operate together in an integrated way to offer consumers an enhanced shopping experience. Whilst this integrated feel may be fairly simple to achieve when the retail park is owned by a sole owner, achieving the same outcome when a retail park is owned by two different owners may prove more challenging.

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