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JLL Retail Oscar 2014: Service charge analysis for shopping centres

Chris Parfitt

Retailers are becoming increasingly threatened by e-commerce and the push for good, customer experience physical stores to help combat this is a must. One of the challenges for owners and their managing agents is to ensure that they provide clear, concise and accurate information to their occupiers on service charge costs.

It is for this reason that TIAA Henderson Real Estate welcomes the annual Retail OSCAR report, which provides detailed comparative service charge costs for a wide range of centres located throughout the country.

Retail OSCAR has established itself as the benchmark publication for shopping centre service charge costs and I know that occupiers and owners alike appreciate the detailed analysis not only of the most recent set of data, but also the analysis of previous cost trends.

On behalf of JLL, I would like to thank BDO for the extensive analysis they have undertaken of the figures and look forward to their further participation in future publications. I would also like to thank the other contributors to Retail OSCAR for providing the information for this year’s edition.

I hope you enjoy reading this year’s Retail OSCAR and you derive benefit from the information provided. 

Download the Retail OSCAR 2014 report