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  • BIG CEE'S OPEN LETTER: WE ARE TOGETHER IN NICE, AS WELL AS IN HARD TIMES LIKE THIS!

    BIG CEE'S OPEN LETTER: WE ARE TOGETHER IN NICE, AS WELL AS IN HARD TIMES LIKE THIS!

    April 7th, 2020

     

    „BIG CEE's philosophy, that works successfully in Serbia in the last 12 years, is to always be on the side of family, its tenants and visitors of all shopping centers“ – that is the main message from the letter of Robert Yahav, general director of BIG CEE Serbia.

     

    „Regarding the current global situation caused by Coronavirus, I would like to highlight once again to everyone that BIG CEE is with them in nice times, but also in the hard time like we are confronting now. We were together in the past when the market faced serious changes, on a daily base we are in touch due to all challenges that are a regular part of business, so we won't give up now either. We are going to carefully monitor everything that is happening in the business environment, analyze effects and make conclusions in order to reach future success, which is our mutual goal“ – said Mr. Yahav in his letter to tenants of BIG shopping centers in Serbia and added that the company gives maximum efforts in keeping its successful business, which is reflected in turnover and results of every tenant separately.

     
    On the other side, management of all seven BIG shopping centers in Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Pancevo, Indjija, Zrenjanin) has cancelled all events in order to keep safety and health of all visitors and employees.
  • BIG Shopping Centers purchases Aviv Park Zrenjanin!

    BIG Shopping Centers purchases Aviv Park Zrenjanin!

    February 25th, 2020

     

    BIG Shopping centers has signed the final agreement on purchasing 100% of ownership of Aviv Park Zrenjanjin.

     

    Aviv Park Zrenjanin center covers an area of 25,000 square meters with 100% of occupancy rate.

    The center has a rental mix that includes a supermarket, cinema complex, cafes and restaurants, fashion chains and sport stores, with anchor stores like H&M, C&A, New Yorker, Deichmann, dm, Dexy, Sport Vision, Tehnomanija, Cinestar, DIS and many others.

    To remind, BIG opened its first center in Novi Sad in 2012 and since then is accepted as a local brand name by all citizens of Vojvodina.

     

    “Today BIG owns and manages centers in 4 cities in Vojvodina: BIG Novi Sad, BIG Fashion Outlet Indjija, BIG Pancevo and BIG Zrenjanin.The relationship with citizens of Vojvodina is very important for us and we will continue to support and invest in the region”  – stated Robert Yahav, CEO BIG Shopping Centers Serbia.

     

    In total, today BIG CEE owns 7 shopping centers in Serbia, and 4 more projects in categories of residential, office and logistics. BIG CEE continues investing in Serbia as well as the Balkans and CEE region.

  • BIG FASHION Park opened in Belgrade!

    BIG FASHION Park opened in Belgrade!

    December 12th, 2019

     

    Two and a half years after the opening of BIG FASHION center, Belgrade has received a new shopping destination - BIG FASHION Park. The location in Karaburma, which has become one of the leading shopping areas in the city, has now become the destination of the first Decathlon store in Serbia.

     

    BIG FASHION Park opened on the date 12.12.2019. exactly at 12 o'clock, while the audience had been adressed by Her Excellence Alona Fisher-Kan, ambassador of Israel in Serbia, Michel Kapler, general director of Decathlon for Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, and Robert Yahav, general director of BIG CEE Serbia.

     

    "Thanks to our rich international experience, BIG is dedicated to providing our visitors with the best possible shopping experience. We are happy to open BIG FASHION Park as our fifth retail location on this market. Of course, we aren't stopping here since we are planning on further expanding in different fields of real estate in 2020" - said Robert Yahav andadded that Serbia is a very interesting country for BIG CEE investments.

     

    The new shopping center with the capacity of 15.000 square meters houses Maxi, Galerija Podova, Pet centar, Home center, NonStop fitness, Galen Pharm, CoffeeDream, DM, Jysk, Babylon park, UniCredit bank, Nacionalna klasa, WinWin, Sanioptik, Golden Beauty, Media Plus and Exclusive Change.

  • BIG CEE purchases Capitol Park Rakovica!

    BIG CEE purchases Capitol Park Rakovica!

    September 30th, 2019 

     

    BIG CEE has purchased Capitol Park Rakovica in Belgrade for EUR 32.5 million, in its fourth real estate deal since the beginning of 2019. The center has 23,000 square meters. This acquisition increases retail space area that BIG owns in Serbia up to 130,000 square meters in 5 different properties.

    "The company intends to continue expanding in Serbia and the region, given the accelerated growth of the country's economy in recent years. The economic growth is noticeable in all aspects of agriculture, tourism, commerce and real estate. Private consumption grew 6.5% in Serbia in 2018. We enjoy being a local player with excellent connections with the world of tenants" , says BIG CEE CEO, Robert Yahav.


    BIG announced this year that it will introduce the Decathlon network to Serbia. The first shop of Dechatlon will be opened in December 2019, in a new 15,000 square meters retail complex that is under construction near the shopping mall BIG Fashion in Visnjicka street, Belgrade.

    Rakovica shopping center serves a target population of about 500,000. The center has a rental mix that includes a supermarket, cinema complex, cafes and restaurants, DIY, fashion chains and sport stores.

    BIG has operations in Israel, Serbia and the USA.

  • BIG CEE Serbia took over Fashion Park Outlet Indjija!

    BIG CEE Serbia took over Fashion Park Outlet Indjija!

    June 5th, 2019 

     

    Group BIG CEE Serbia entered the parthership with the regional leader of fashion retail, Fashion Company, signing the deal to acquire one more commercial center in Serbia, Fashion Park Outlet Indjija. 

    BIG Group acquired the mayority of shares (67.5%) in this project, with Fashion Company as the main partner, which holds remaining rights (27.5%).

     

    Fashion Park Outlet Indjia commercial center is located next to the highway between Belgrade and Novi Sad, promoting fashion brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Diesel and more.

     

    “We intend to continue our growth while expanding our investments into office space and residential area. Our company is leading the project of business center located in block 42 in New Belgrade, that NCR company will use as its main campus in Serbia. At the same time, our first investment in residential area is starting with construction of 1.100 apartments in Visnjicka street. Our intention is to stay in Serbia for many years and announce many new projects to come“, stated Robert Yahav, CEO BIG Serbia.

  • BIG Shopping Center now in Pancevo!

    BIG Shopping Center now in Pancevo!

    May 13th, 2019 

     

    Good news for the citizens of pančevo and its numerous visitors. the popular shopping center Aviv Park Pancevo has become a part of the well-known family of the BIG Shopping centers in Serbia.

     

    On this occasion, last weekend, on May 11-12th, many attractive activities for the whole family were organized in the shopping center to celebrate this festal event.

    Aviv Park Pancevo, which has officially become BIG PANCEVO, has been a synonymous with good shopping and entertainment for years.

    The Centre is located in the very heart of the city and offers a large selection of local and foreign brands in the field of fashion and sport. Also, the BIG PANCEVO shopping centre has the CineStar, a modern multiplex cinema complex, the first of its kind in Pancevo.

     

    In addition to BIG PANCEVO shopping center, there are also BIG FASHION in Belgrade and BIG in Novi Sad, which are successfully operating within the BIG family in Serbia. One of the most recent projects still under construction is the BIG FASHION Park, with the opening date announced for the second half of 2019. BIG CEE is a part of BIG Shopping Centers Israel, which currently holds and manages 58 active shopping centers throughout the world.

  • New owners of AFI Properties – BIG Shopping Centers Israel

    New owners of AFI Properties – BIG Shopping Centers Israel

    March 4th, 2019 

     

    On Monday, 4th March 2019, Israeli investor and developer BIG Shopping Centers, in partnership with other Israeli investors, took over 51% shares of AFI Group Properties.

     

    AFI Europe is a leading real estate development and investment company operating in Central and Eastern Europe and focusing on the development of large-scale commercial and residential projects.
    Today AFI Group holds three projects in Serbia - Airport City business park, The Skyline Belgrade and Central Garden condominium complex.

     

    BIG Shopping Centers Israel currently holds and manage three shopping centers in Serbia – BIG FASHION Belgrade, BIG Novi Sad, BIG Pancevo (ex Aviv Park) - and announcing more new projects in the years to come.