Prospect SEC to open in September, as it has been stated earlier by Arricano Real Estate, the developer of the project. The shopping & entertainment complex will start operating on September 25, together with the hypermarket Auchan. Prospect SEC is the only shopping mall to open in Ukraine in the 2nd half of 2014. JLL is the project’s leading leasing agent.
As of the end of August 2014, 78% of the total area have been leased. Many stores will open at the Prospect SEC first day of operation; those which have not completed the adaptation yet will be delivered by the end of autumn. Opening of a 7-hall Multiplex cinema, the largest one on the left bank [of Kyiv], is scheduled for December 20.
In August Arricano Leasing Department with the participation of JLL team has signed lease agreements with such tenants as a FlyPark children's entertainment center, BOMOND perfume and cosmetic shop, Toscana leather and fur shop, Colin's youth clothing store.
Yuliia Shchastlivaya, Arricano Leasing Director: “Arricano team does have the experience in challenging crisis times. In 2008-2009, we opened two projects – SEC Sun Gallery in Krivuy Rih (2008) and 1st phase of SEC South Gallery in Simferopol (2009), which later became successful. A new development always replaces a crisis, people will start shopping and having fun again. Those retailers who accept the challenges of today, competently insert risks into their strategies, and continue to expand their chains, will gain benefit in two or three years. We are grateful to our tenants for their faith in Ukraine, and we always find compromise solutions in this difficult time for everyone.”
Anna Chubotina, Head of Retail of JLL in Ukraine: “In terms of the unstable economic and political situation in the country, the realization of the majority of shopping centers has been postponed until next year, and Prospect SEC to be the only mall entering the Ukrainian market in the 2nd half of this year. Taking into account the current situation it is necessary to note that the developer complies with the previously stated terms of the object opening date that certainly emphasizes its professionalism and responsible attitude to the tenants. We have no doubt that Prospect SEC will be successful and become popular with consumers.”
Source: Arricano Real Estate