Every year in November, CBRE publishes the Retail Switzerland Report. The report is the most comprehensive source for retailers, tenants and service providers dealing with retail units in Switzerland's inner cities. The study deals with the changes on the inner-city shopping streets in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne, Bern and Lucerne.
Stationary retail space in good locations remains in demand. This is the conclusion of the new Retail Report Switzerland - High Streets.
In Switzerland, shopping tourism and subdued consumer sentiment are reinforcing the far-reaching global structural change in the retail trade. Against this backdrop, some of the key findings give rise to the assessment that the situation on the streets surveyed -- the best locations in the cities -- is developing positively or stably. The vacancy rate for ground floor space used by retail and gastronomy is only 1.5 % across all streets. This shows that stationary retail space in prime locations remains in demand.
In addition to lots of data and basic information on cities and streets, the detailed street maps in particular provide a good insight into the retail mix. CBRE has analysed more than 1,400 shops on 30 shopping streets in these cities. The study contains information on the vacancy situation, prime rents, tenant occupancy as well as the future development and quality of the individual streets. This helps owners and occupiers of the properties to make their own investment decisions.
The general part of the study deals with the situation of the retail trade in Switzerland and its macroeconomic framework.
Extract from CBRE’s Retail Switzerland Report