Understanding retail

CBRE provides a local approach with a highly integrated team of global retail professionals to support our clients across the Middle East region. We offer a full suite of retail services, ranging from Tenant Representation, Landlord Leasing Services, Retail Consultancy and Retail Analytics to support our clients in achieving the best possible outcomes for their business.

Trusted advisor

We provide comprehensive strategic solutions across the Middle East’s dynamic retail landscape. For occupiers, this covers market entry and expansion, existing portfolio evaluations and site selection. For landlords, we have an extensive track record of advising clients on the entire shopping centre positioning, pre-leasing, leasing and marketing services as well as retail analytics. Our deep retailer and consumer insight and knowledge, combined with local, regional and global presence help us deliver a true competitive advantage for our clients, whether retailers, investors, FMCG or private equity businesses.

Market expertise

CBRE is the most active commercial broker in the region, currently working with over 50 new brands not yet operating in the market and an unrivalled track record dealing with brands from the APAC region. We have consultancy mandates with many of the large institutional landlords/developers across the region and longstanding relationships with key franchise operators. Plus, significant track record offering portfolio management services to occupiers.

Tenant Representation

  • Existing portfolio review
  • Develop expansion/contraction strategy
  • Market Research
  • Benchmarking
  • Competitor analysis
  • Cost analysis
  • Retail analytics
  • Availability schedules
  • Site Selection
  • Site inspections
  • Landlord negotiations
  • Transaction execution

Landlord Services 

  • Draft leasing strategies
  • Target merchandise mix
  • Retail analytics
  • Indicative rental projections
  • Tenant canvassing
  • Marketing strategies
  • Site Inspections
  • Market comparisons
  • Lease negotiations

Retail Consultancy Services

  • Project vision and positioning
  • Concept/project design reviews
  • Review merchandise mix
  • Project zoning and phasing
  • Unit mix and sizing
  • Indicative rental projections
  • MEP specifications
  • Project circulation

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Track record

Advisory and Transaction Services