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Retail Services

Our extensive knowledge of retail centres in the main towns of France and our close relationships with shopping centre landlord enables us to advise brands on their development strategy.

C&W’s international network is structured to enable us to provide the best advice to foreign brands wishing to expand into France. We advise and represent national and international brands, shopping centre owners (corporate and private) as well as retailers wishing to establish their brands in locations across France.

Our services

We advise all retail businesses providing:

  • Market studies and research
  • Setting up retail operations
  • Merchandising plans, rental schedules, business plans 
  • Premarketing, marketing and re-marketing
  • Advice on developing and establishing national and international brands (transfer of business funds, transfer of right to lease, pure rental, sale of partnership shares)
  • Renewal of commercial leases

Tenant representation

We are involved in all the high streets in the main cities in France, whether it is a retail unit to let or lease assignments.

Our extensive knowledge of major retail centres and our relationships with landlords enables us to advise brands in their development strategy and in their site searches. We specialise in lease assignments/assignment of goodwill, lease transfers, rental transactions, share transfer agreement.

Whether your shopping centre is in the Paris area or in the provinces, we ensure we fully understand your property strategy and respond to your shopping centre development requirements.

We advise national and international brands on their rental strategy as well as advising owners and investors on site feasibility, and an exhaustive analysis of the market.

Landlord representation

Our team specialises in undertaking operational studies in commercial town planning, as well as in property and the rental management of shopping centres.

Whether you are an owner, developer or investor, we offer you a comprehensive range of services with a view to best advising you in your retail park strategy.

We manage a portfolio of around ten shopping centre development schemes and existing shopping centres across the whole of France.
For 35 years now, our teams have handled acquisition, development, rental and management of out of town retail parks.

Cushman & Wakefield is proud to have been involved in the creation of the CNCC Valorpark in France.

Our experience and our resources

Across France we offer effective retail advice by providing an unparalleled combination of talent, experience and resources. C&W’s retail teams are active in Europe, the United States and Asia and work together through a global team to share market knowledge.


Christian Dubois

Head of Retail Services

Paris, France

Phone +33 1 53769296

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Research & Insight


The ‘Main Streets Across the World’ report tracks over 500 of the top retail streets around the globe, ranking them by their prime rental value utilising Cushman & Wakefield’s proprietary data. The 27th edition of the report shows that rents have risen in 35% of streets around the world – despite the increased global uncertainty experienced over the past 12 months.

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Key Properties


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