Retail space that is part of these strategies must be suitably attractive. This applies to features including the architectural design of shopping centers, signage, and parking. Another issue of concern to an ever-greater number of retailers is the additional cost associated with renting space: operating costs, heating and utilities. It is therefore becoming increasingly important to develop solutions to reduce these costs.
As E-commerce sales increase, bricks-and-mortar retail has to reinvent itself. More and more shopping centers are developing into experience destinations. Commercial properties such as department stores and specialist retail parks are faced with extensive revitalization and refurbishment projects. To achieve their goals, retailers, developers and investors need a strong consulting partner. Drees & Sommer offers an interdisciplinary team that knows the challenges of retail – and implements customized solutions.