Shopping center development in China : Current situation, challenges and solutions
Abstract: In recent years, shopping center becomes a more and more hot discussed topic in China due to its rapid development crossing China. The new retail format has brought both new opportunities and challenges. By comparing to western developed countries and region, China has not been involving the shopping center development for quite long time, the industry of shopping center development in China is more behind in terms of shopping center concpet development, design of a shopping center, investment model and the sysmatic professional way of shopping center development. How to lower the risks of shopping center development and have it to be a sustainable industry becomes a very crucial question to answer now. The paper will discuss those questions through literature review, interview, case study and comparison analysis. After all the research done in the paper, we can draw a few improving suggestions such as the government needs to have good commercial planning from the beginning, the developers shall have a healthy long term business model to support to have good shopping centers both for tenants and customers. Besides those, the developers should think about and use a professional way to do the shopping center development in China. The improving suggestion will need to focus on the customer needs and have long term business model.
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