As a part of reconception, «Concord» mall in Poltava, developed by UTG, will get an improved tenant-mix. In particular, on December 21, the operator of a popular Ukrainian chain, «Budynok igrashok» will open in the shopping center with the assistance of UTG. 


In spring 2019, a significant event awaits for residents of the capital - a modern family entertainment center, «KIDS LAND» will open in the «Europark» shopping center, a concept developer, the exclusive broker and management company of which is UTG. We asked Igor Kravets, the owner of the «KIDS LAND» project, about features of the new entertainment center.


The well-known Swedish retailer H&M, besides Ukraine, intends to open its stores in Belarus. According to the belretail portal, the operator has already registered a legal entity LLC “H and M Hennes & Maurits Bel” in Belarus.


In the past few years, one of the features on the Ukrainian development market is a large number of announced projects. For example, this year in Kiev were planned to open 15 shopping centers with a total rental area of ​​310 000 m2. However, as the Director at UTG, Evgenia Loktionova, noted, most of them put off the launch dates.


On November 30, the International Forum of Restaurant and Hotel Franchising FRANCHITHINK 2018 was held in Kyiv in assistance with UTG. The second event was much bigger than last year: successful hotel chains were also included.


The leasing department of UTG prepared a summary for this year, noting a significant increase in the volume of brokerage. According to preliminary estimates, in 2018, the company's specialists leased more than 72,000 m2 of space in various shopping centers in Kiev, Odessa and other regional centers.


On November 29, 2018 Minsk held the I Developers Forum in Belarus, where Ukraine was represented by UTG Director Evgenia Loktionova. The topic of her presentation: “The life cycle of a shopping center. When you need a reconception of the mall. Development trends.


In December this year, a pleasant surprise awaits all visitors of the Ocean Plaza mall - the opening of a famous American brand boutique Polo Ralph Lauren - the world leader in design, marketing and distribution of premium products, including clothing, accessories and household goods. The new store is located on an area of 223 m2 on the first floor of the shopping center.


On November 28-29, Turkey hosted an annual fair of international companies in commercial real estate market - Retail Days Istanbul. UTG, being an exclusive representative of the fair in our country and Belarus, this year was the only company that represented Ukraine with its own stand.


The three-level shopping center Smart Plaza Obolon, located in one of the most densely populated areas of Kyiv at 21, Marshal Timoshenko str., on the eve of Christmas holidays will add positive mood to residents of Obolon district and Kiev. The new shopping and entertainment center with a total area of 15 000 m2 will meet its first visitors on December 21 this year. 


On November 24, within the Steel Freedom Architecture Festival 2018, the finals of the STEEL FREEDOM student competition was held with award ceremony. The best projects were chosen by partners and guests of the event. UTG Vice-President Igor Melnik, acted as one of the judges in the competition, and presented a special prize for the best participant of STEEL FREEDOM according to UTG.


Women always want to keep their beauty, hence, there is always a steady demand in the niche of professional cosmetics. In mid-December, the new store of the famous professional make-up brand NYX Professional Makeup will further expand the cosmetics supply in the most popular mall of Ukraine - Ocean Plaza. The NYX Professional Makeup store of about 50 m2 is located on the second floor of the mall.


The First Developers Forum of Belarus is taking place in Minsk today. It is dedicated to share experience and development of ready-made solutions for real estate: its creation, reconstruction and effective management with the aim of maximum profit. UTG Director Evgenia Loktionova, delivers a report on topic: “The life cycle of shopping centers. When reconception is needed. Developmnet trends of shopping centers.


The Retail Days Istanbul 2018 fair continues in Turkey. UTG, as an exclusive representative of the event in Ukraine and Belarus, opened a stand where presented its own project. UTG representatives held a series of meetings and talks with leading investors and international retailers.


On November 23, Kiev hosted the II National Forum on construction project management RED PM DAY. UTG took an active part in 4 discussions devoted to issues in the field of construction and development, as well as the award ceremony of project managers – «Atlants of Construction».