HOOPP’s Czech Real Estate Deal
Pension fund opens shopping centre with Meyer Bergman
BY Caroline Cakebread | March 27, 2012
Meyer Bergman, the European real estate investment management firm, and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), have announced the opening of the 60,000 square-metre Forum Nová Karolina shopping centre in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The shopping centre represents the first phase of one of the largest urban development and regeneration projects in the Czech Republic.
The scheme, which is being carried out by a consortium of developers, comprises a complete extension of the inner city, and is scheduled for completion in 2016. “This is a landmark development for HOOPP, as it is our first retail development in Europe,” said Lisa Lafave, Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate for HOOPP.