There's some fantastic data collated here thanks to Trevor Wood Associates (free to download on their website), looking at overall attractiveness to shoppers, retailers and investors.
It's particularly interesting to see the differences identified between those in the Premier Division of shopping centres and those not, such as the preference for comparison led schemes rather than convenience. Here lies another nod to the view that physical retail is increasingly seen as an experience rather than purely a necessity. To back that up, the report flags that the number of leisure occupiers continues to rise, with the exact leisure offering still changing.
And congratulations to all the managing and letting agents that made the Top 10. The Retail team here at Forsters are delighted to work with so many of you on some of the best schemes out there.
Below the Premier Division, there has been significantly less activity than usual which, considering the last two years, is not surprising.