Our core markets in a nutshell
Wereldhave focuses on convenience shopping centres in the Netherlands that are dominant in their catchment area. The Dutch shopping centre porfolio consists of 16 shopping centres in Amersfoort, Arnhem, Capelle aan den IJssel, Dordrecht, Eindhoven, Etten-Leur, Heerhugowaard, Hoofddorp, Leiderdorp, Maassluis, Nieuwegein, Purmerend, Roosendaal, Rijswijk, Tilburg and Zoetermeer. Wereldhave is implementing a € 110m refurbishment scheme for its Dutch shopping centres.
Wereldhave focuses in Belgium on convenience shopping centres that have a dominant position in their catchment area and that preferably have potential for further expansion. Wereldhave Belgium is a listed company in which Wereldhave holds a stake of nearly 70%.
Wereldhave’s portfolio in Belgium is comprised of shopping centres in Genk, Liège, Nivelles, Tournai, Courtrai, Ghent and Waterloo and redevelopments in Tournai and Waterloo. The remainder consist of offices in Antwerp and Brussels.
Wereldhave’s French retail portfolio consists in six shopping centres. Two of the centres are located in Rouen. The other centres are in Le Havre, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Argenteuil (Greater Paris). The centres are relatively new with modest capital expenditure requirements for the coming years. Three of the centres are inner city centres with an important role within the local community. The other centres have a leisure and experience angle, with large cinemas, restaurants and a broad fashion offer. The average size of the centres is just under 40,000 m² GLA and footfall is at an average of 6.8m visitors per year.
Wereldhave’s Itis shopping centre is one of Finland’s largest shopping centres, with 94,000 m² of retail. Wereldhave owns the entire freehold of the building and the land. As nearly all national retail chains are present in the centre, Itis needs to attract large international chains to fill the remaining vacancy in the centre. Negotiations are ongoing with several international fashion retailers, but decision making is slow.