Colliers Relaunches Retail Service Line
Colliers Hungary is set to make a return to the retail market under the leadership of Anita Csörgő.
Throughout her three decades in the industry, Csörgő collaborated with prestigious clients such as Gucci, Moncler, Salamander, Michael Kors, iStyle, Starbucks, and one of the leading electric car brands. She has been instrumental in leasing significant portions of Andrássy út and Váci utca and has facilitated the sale of numerous high street freehold rights. In addition, she led repositioning projects for various shopping centers, including Köki, Campona, Pólus, and Eleven Center, in addition to being involved in the original leasing consultancy for Kecskemét Malom and Mammut 2.
The newly formed team is further strengthened by Diána Haáz-Bencsik, who brings nearly eight years of professional experience. She previously played a significant role in exclusive mandates for CPI Hungary, Revetas Capital, Erste Real Estate, and Diófa Fund Management. She also collaborated as a tenant representative in building Vodafone's portfolio in Hungary.
The retail team's goal is to assist brands in optimizing their retail spaces. Csörgő explained, "In the coming years, we will leverage more than 37 years of collective retail expertise to identify profitable strategies, departing from traditional solutions. We will do this by tapping into the versatile expertise available at Colliers, particularly with our in-house ESG team and our Design & Build division during the execution of retail spaces."
Haáz-Bencsik added, "I am thrilled to be part of the Colliers team, and I believe that with the company's international support, we can gain a regional advantage. Furthermore, we are committed to strengthening our relationships with landlords and tenants of stores located on high streets and in shopping malls."
Retail Market Outlook for 2024
According to Colliers' experts, in 2024, the lower inflation rate and positive economic growth may have a beneficial impact on net real wages and individual entrepreneurs' incomes. This improvement could positively affect disposable income and retail turnover. Additionally, the increasing foreign tourism is expected to have a positive effect on the high street segment.
"This optimistic economic outlook also validates our decision to relaunch our retail department. I am confident that under the leadership of Anita Csörgő and with the addition of Diána Haáz-Bencsik, our integrated service model will gain further momentum," stated Kata Mazsaroff, Colliers' CEO.
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