Funshop Park is a new chain of retail parks that are being built in small and medium-sized Romanian cities. By 2022, 6 facilities with a total leasable area of 40,000 sqm will be completed. Work is currently underway to prepare further investments. The projects are carried out by Scallier from Poznań, which has been operating on the Polish market for nearly a decade and specializes in investment management in the sector of small and medium-sized commercial facilities.
Funshop Park is a compact facility tailored to the needs of local communities. Hence, a characteristic feature of these projects will be a diversified gastronomical service offer, it’s an expectation of Romanian customers. This, among other things, distinguishes Polish parks from those implemented in Romania – says Wojciech Jurga, Managing Partner at Scallier responsible for the company’s development on the Romanian market.
We decided to implement projects in Romania due to how similar this market is to the Polish market, as well as the special moment in time which this country is currently located within. Romania is in a place where Poland was about 10 years ago. The wealth of residents is growing, and the offer of modern retail space is very limited. In many cities with tens of thousands of people, there are no such spaces at all – emphasizes Wojciech Jurga. The situation related to this pandemic, which changes the market conditions, is also important. E-commerce and complementary projects are dynamically developing, meeting the expectations of consumers and making it possible to shop quickly and conveniently – he adds.
Scallier’s specialists are already in the later stages of negotiations with Polish retail chains regarding the lease of space in the Parks. We also actively encourage all other tenants who want to develop their sales network in Romania. Our ambition is to create an environment that is very well suited to the needs and expectations of the inhabitants of small and medium-sized Romanian cities and the requirements of international retail chains – concludes Wojciech Jurga.