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Retail Leasing

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The Cushman & Wakefield Retail Leasing division is organised to operate nationwide, assisting the owners of commercial premises on high streets and in shopping centres and retail parks alike, with a complete range of advisory services.  Our professionals can rely on complete, diversified experience, access to exclusive market data and a database of contacts selected to supply the most effective solutions for every location.  The first step for every advisory service is an in-depth analysis of the property and its retail context: essential for defining the location’s potential.


The Shopping Centre Leasing team has a wealth of experience in the marketing of large developments and well-established contacts with high-profile national and international brands. For new and existing shopping centres, Cushman & Wakefield draws up strategic marketing plans, studies the merchandising mix and layout, and selects brands and retailers, coordinating all negotiating phases and also handling lease renewals.Thanks to the synergies with the international network and partnerships with global retailers, we are able to enhance the brand-mix of shopping centres through the inclusion of destination stores and innovative formats. 


• Leasing and renewals

• Catchment areas studies for planned or existing centres

• Lease negotiation and renegotiation

• Feasibility studies

• Promotion and marketing of the shopping centre


The increase of eating out and the demand for new formats from final customers are two of the most interesting trends on the retail scene. Based on our complete, diversified experience, acquired in the leasing of shopping and mixed-use centres, and especially in the creation of some of the best food courts on the Italian market, we have developed a line of services specifically for the food & beverage sector.


Our high street retail team is market-leader in advisory services for owners of in-town properties and locations and offers a full range of services, from prestige brand selection to the upgrading and repositioning of buildings or entire areas through redevelopment.   

To support clients, the Cushman & Wakefield specialists are able to offer:

• Strategic advice
• Management of all negotiation and transaction phases
• Advice on marketing and leasing values
• Sale and acquisition of retail premises (in association with the Capital Markets division)


Cushman & Wakefield works alongside brands interested in exploring new opportunities and developing at the international level.
With one team that has built up in-depth experience in retail advisory and another specialised in cross-border operations, we are able to support both the expansion of global corporations and of new projects, tailoring the service to each brand’s specific needs, in the belief that every retailer is unique and demands a personalised approach.
In particular, we offer global brands looking for properties in the best Italian locations a quality service comprising:

• Retail Agency
• Market research and advice (in association with the Research & Advisory division)
• Advice and strategic planning for entering new markets
• Advice for the expansion of retail chains
• Valuations (in association with the Valuation division)


Our team has gained unique experience in advisory services for Italian and international luxury brands interested in expanding in prestige locations nationwide. Through dialogue with our colleagues in the Cushman & Wakefield EMEA network, we are able to guarantee every client personalised, competent support in all phases of international development and a consistent localisation strategy.


• Identification of exclusive positions
• Planning and sharing of expansion strategies
• Market analysis and study of property opportunities
• Retail analyses