In the era of online retailing, competition in the retail real estate market is growing all over the world. Shopping centers can be successful not only due to location, but also - their novelty and innovation. For these reasons, the number of such works will increase in the near future, since the changes incorporated in the reconception of the shopping center will help to revive interest in the object and ultimately lead to an increase in the turnover of tenants and the income of the mall. At the same time, the renewal of shopping centers may consist both in changing the pool of tenants, and in the internal architecture and appearance of the object.


On December 16th, the island of XTRM, which is the first in Ukraine, was opened in the Kievs favorite mall - Ocean Plaza. Despite the small size of the new store, XTRM has unique features and promises to become one of the few brands of Ukrainian origin that have gained international fame. The founder and owner of XTRM is a well-known racer with world-wide name Vadim Pritulyak.


On early spring favorite shopping mall of the capital - Ocean Plaza will please its visitors with a new store of the famous Italian brand. A spacious boutique PENNYBLACK with an area of ​​77 sq.m. will open its doors on the first floor of the shopping center and will be the first monobrand store PENNYBLACK in Ukraine.


Good news for connoisseurs of quality and beautiful goods for a happy childhood was the opening of the Little House store in the Ocean Plaza mall. A new bright space, reflecting the world of childhood, magic and unity with nature, was located on the second level of the shopping center on an area of ​​77 sq.m.


  The three-level shopping mall Smart Plaza Polytech, located in the capital on Peremohy Av., went to the final stage. A new shopping center with a total area of ​​25 000 sq.m. will open on January 20th 2018 and will be the first object implemented in the new concept of Smart Life, based on the positive synergy of residential and commercial real estate. The exclusive broker of the Smart Plaza Polytech is UTG Company. According to the director of UTG Evgenia Loktionova, the object will open with 100% occupancy.


 On Thursday, December 21st at 13.30, the news agency Unian will host a press conference on the creation of the Enwirenment Research Center. The event will provide information on the goals and objectives that Enwirenment will decide.

    Today the director of UTG Evgeniya Loktionova presented a report on "Results of 2017". The presentation took place in the framework of the final conference of the Malls Club (Club of Shopping Centers) - a professional community uniting specialists in the management of retail real estate.
   On December 19th, the most popular shopping center in Kiev - Ocean Plaza collects all those who wish to celebrate opening of the main New Year tree in the Holosiivsky district. The lights of the forest beauty will be lit by the head of the Goloseevskiy district state administration Natalya Bondar and representatives of the management company Ocean Plaza.

In Ukraine, together with experts from the University of California, Berkeley, the Enwirenment Research Center will be established. The center will study, monitor and control the spheres of urban development, development of the environment and real estate. Vice-president of UTG Company Igor Melnik, will enter the expert group Enwirenment and will lead the direction of complex development of territories.


On December 16th, the most popular shopping center Ocean Plaza again invites all residents and guests of the capital to visit the most anticipated night of this winter - "Night of Discount". From 17:00 until 2:00 am everyone will have unique opportunity to prepare thoroughly for the New Year and to purchase gifts for themselves and their loved ones with maximum discounts up to 70%.


As for the prospects of Ukraine, according to UTG Company, this year the interest of foreign investors in real estate projects in the country has increased significantly. "However, international investment funds are still taking a wait-and-see attitude until Ukraine achieves a relatively high position in the world ranking of doing business, economic growth, low corruption risks and political stability", - said Vadym Neposedov, the founder and president of UTG. According to the forecasts of international experts, this year the investment in commercial real estate in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe will reach a record level.


  At the end of November this year, Qatar Holdings, the owner of Harrods, the famous department store in London, announced its plans to reconstruct the world-famous retail property. According to the information of, within three years in the renewal of Harrods will be invested £200 million. According to Michael Ward, Managing Director of Harrods, the main goal of the department store renewal is to attract new customers and customers from Hong Kong and China.


   On December 14th in the capital will be the sixth annual conference of participants of the steel construction market on the theme "STRATEGY. DEVELOPMENT. PROSPECTIVES ". UTG specialists will take an active part in this event, as the demand for steel structures in construction is growing all over the world thanks to the use of new technologies.


    Leading shopping mall Ocean Plaza once again proved its leadership in the retail real estate market of Ukraine, setting a new record of attendance on November 24th on Black Friday. For the establishment of record indicators - in the course of 16 hours 105 500 people came to the Ocean Plaza - the mall received a diploma of "The Ukrainian Book of Records" in the category "Trade, Mass Events".


Today, the annual summit of the Retail & Development Business Summit takes place, in which UTG takes an active part. The organizer of this event is the "Association of Retailers of Ukraine".