Colliers International’s Retail Occupancy: the real cost of setting up shop looks at the varying nature of occupancy costs in retail locations across key European markets. The findings demonstrate that retailers are ultimately most influenced by the potential profitability of a site than the occupational cost, meaning that in the case of high profile retailing cities such as London, Paris and Milan, which can guarantee high footfall levels and retail spend, retailers are willing to shoulder higher tax burdens in return for potentially higher profitability. Research News and Insights Cross Border Retail View our property research and market insights. Read our latest property news from across EMEA. Explore our retail services throughout the region.