First place is currently held by a brand new contender, Avia Park, developed by Amma Development in Moscow, Russia and finalised in 2014. At 230,000 m² GLA, it beats last year’s top contender MEGA Belaya Dacha by over 15,000 m². Avia Park’s extensive tenant mix includes the likes of Adidas, Bershka, Camel Active, Crocs, Debenhams, Decathlon, H&M, Lacoste, Mango, Mediamarkt, Next, Nike, Reebok, Obi, Puma, Pull&Bear, Samsung, The Body Shop, Tommy Hilfiger, and Zara. This new Russian entry means that Russia continues to hold the most entries on the list, at five out of the top 10 slots.
The next new entry opening in fifth place, SBS Megamoll in Krasnodar, Russia, stands at 178,700 m² GLA. Developed by SBS, it features an Auchan hypermarket, a Leroy Merlin home improvement and decoration hypermarket, a Sem Zvezd entertainment centre, the largest food hall in Krasnodar, and southern Russia’s first IMAX movie theatre. Retail tenants include Adidas, H&M, Reebok, Guess, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Levi’s, Bershka, and Pull&Bear.
The final new entry, Forum Istanbul, brings a Turkish shopping centre to the top 10. Developed and owned by Multi Turkey with 175,000 m² GLA, the centre features prominent tenants such as Ikea, Real hypermarket, Mediamarkt, Decathlon, C&A, H&M, Zara, and Marks & Spencer.
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