Shopping and entertainment center Respublika has sparked great interest among retail representatives on commercial real estate market MAPIC 2013

One of the biggest in Europe shopping and entertainment center Respublika has been represented on international real estate market MAPIC 2013, which was held on 13-15 November in Cannes (France). Project investor Megapoliszhytlobud LLC, developer K.A.N.Development and brokerage agent UTG have introduced the object to the leading international commercial chains for the second time already. 

The project was represented by the biggest on the market maquette of 4,6 Х 2,3 m with integrated technology of augmented reality, located on the stand of impressive even for such exhibition size – 52,5 sq.m, what evoked immense interest among the visitors. The stand of superregional shopping and entertainment center Respublika was disposed adjacently to the most influential players of commercial real estate sphere: biggest German brown and white goods chain Media Markt (Saturn), international real estate consultant BNP Paribas Real Estate, French retail sales company Carrefour, and also international Property management and shopping and entertainment centers development company Sonae Sierra. 

“MAPIC market is the main event for commercial real estate and retail specialists from all over the world. Being its active participant, we are pleased to share the secrets of the project success to all the concerned people and ready to give the possibility to a lot of international brands to enter Ukrainian market thanks to our shopping and entertainment center”, - stated Head of commercialization department of project investor Megapoliszhytlobud LLC company, Elena Kravtsova. 

“Shopping and entertainment center Respublika totally compelled attention of retail representatives. We conducted more than 70 meetings with such brands as Media Markt, C&A, Toys R Us, Hamleys, Starbucks, Subway, Debenhams, Deichmann, George by ASDA, Koton, M&CO, MVideo, Primark, TK Maxx, Adamas, Modis,Твое, Zenden and many others. 2-3 years ago these brands were a dream for us, and now already they are very interested in Ukrainian market and discuss possible details of their expansions to the Ukrainian market. Currently we are effecting negotiations with a lot of large world-wide brands which will be represented in shopping and entertainment Respublika. Entries of such brands will inevitably raise the competition among both Ukrainian and international retailers”, - remarked Vitalij Boyko, Partner of project brokerage agent company UTG. 
Shopping and entertainment center Respublika has been judged on its merits by the organizers of the exhibition as well by including this shopping mall in TOP-10 participants of MAPIC Speed matching 2013 forum, what acknowledges Respublika in fact being one of the most interesting projects on the market. Head of commercialization department of Megapoliszhytlobud LLC, Elena Kravtsova, successfully held the presentation of the project, being a decent competitor to such projects as American Dream, USA and Sicilia Outlet Village, Italy. 


Mapic – leading annual commercial real estate market, which was visited by 8300 delegated from 70 countries this year. 400 brands among 2400 retailers present on the exhibition were debutants. More than 1000 objects were CIS countries representatives. For the first time during all MAPIC AWARDS history Ukrainian project came through to the final, had the chance to assert itself and compete with the most ambitious international projects. 

Shopping and entertainment center Respublika: 

Putting into operation: IV quarter 2014 
GBA: 298 000 sq.m, GLA: 135 000 sq.m 
Anchor tenants: Auchan, Multiplex, Sport Life, Happylon, MegaIce 
Investor: Megapoliszhytlobud LLC 
Developer: K.A.N.Development 
General constructor: K.A.N.Stroy 
Brokerage agent: UTG 
Architectural bureau: Archimatika