CBRE/New England’s First Vice President of Retail, Andrea DeSimone, just returned today from the annual conference at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. MAPIC is the premier event for the international retail real estate market. The three-day gathering attracted over 8,000 participants who attended a variety of exhibitions, conferences and networking events catered to retail developers, owners and brokers.
Balcony view of Rue d’Antibes (Cannes, France)
Andrea reports that the mood of the MAPIC retail conference was very optimistic, suggesting incredible demand for U.S. retailers to open locations in the major European markets. Online retail versus traditional brick-and-mortar retail remained a hot topic, in addition to a true focus on retailers that have successfully developed a mature omnichannel strategy to reach their customers. Meetings with retailers in the luxury sector further prove that Boston’s Back Bay is a world-class city, remaining one of the major markets of intrigue and interest. Recent retailer openings on the famed Rue d’Antibes (the boutique shopping street of Cannes) include Bialetti, Hugo Boss, Twin Set, COS and Pylones. Boston’s Back Bay would be an ideal U.S. gateway location for high street international retailers like these.
Andrea is available as a resource for more information on MAPIC, in addition to all of your other Urban Retail needs.
by Kent White, Principal Broker | Partner
Planet Fitness has recently leased a majority of 4 Liberty Lane West, one of the premier, Class A office buildings in the New Hampshire Seacoast. They will relocate their corporate offices in the spring of 2017. The remaining available space is located on the fourth floor and can be subdivided to accommodate one or two tenants ranging in size from 2,500 – 9,451 square feet.
4 Liberty Lane West is a four-story, ±80,000 square foot building located one of New England’s finest office parks. Its classic Georgian architecture, handsome atrium lobby, large flexible floor plates and quality craftsmanship are some of the elements that make 4 Liberty Lane West one of the most desirable buildings in New Hampshire. Surrounded by 35 private acres with nature trails, ponds, meticulous landscaping plus an outdoor patio area, this property offers its occupants an immediate reprieve from their hectic business day.
Kent White, the exclusive listing agent, feels that 4 Liberty Lane’s location and below-market lease rate, makes it an excellent alternative to the Pease International Tradeport. The property is easily accessible from Exit 2 off Interstate 95 via Route 101. Liberty Lane’s stonewall entrance is only 40 minutes north of Boston, 10 miles south of Portsmouth and 30 minutes from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT).
For more information or to tour 4 Liberty Lane please send a message to Kent White.