The largest drop in shopping mall attendance was noted at the beginning of the war
According to experts, the centers of the regional format, which are the concentration of goods and services of daily demand, remain the least subject to fluctuations.
Attendance in shopping centers in Kyiv has decreased from 506 people per 1000 sq. m GLA at the beginning of 2022 to 362 people at the beginning of 2023, the press service of the Ukrainian Trade Guild told Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the head of UTG Evgenia Loktionova, the biggest drop was noted at the beginning of the war, according to the results of the first quarter, attendance fell to a historic low of 291 people.
“The displacement of enemy troops from the territory of the Kyiv region returned the population to the capital, led to the opening of retail real estate, and attendance gradually began to recover, reaching 362 people by the beginning of 2023,” Loktionova said.
The expert noted that district-format shopping centers, which include a smaller number of international large-format department stores (Inditex, M&S, GAP, IKEA), demonstrate greater stability in attendance (496 people at the beginning of 2023) relative to regional (274 people) objects.
According to UTG experts, the centers of the regional format, which are the concentration of goods and services of daily demand, remain the least subject to fluctuations.
According to Loktionova, the post-war decline in attendance will be especially noticeable in obsolete, losing popularity, inconveniently located objects.
UTG was founded in 2001. Developed more than 1300 real estate concepts. Over the years, with the participation of the company, 4.7 million square meters have been leased. m of commercial space in Ukraine.
Recall that in Kyiv a number of shopping and entertainment centers and shops operate in blackout on autonomous power sources.
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