Most common in Ukraine received a mall format, "anchor" which appears supermarket, which in addition to low prices, the buyer offers a wide range of quality products and the ability to buy everything you need at one time and in one place. Anchor tenants are the "bait" for customers. Distinguishing characteristics of the "anchors": the large footprint size (more than 1000 square meters. M), long-term lease (10 years), as well as significant investments in commercial equipment and technology sales. The main function of an "anchor" – the generation of flows of visitors (for himself and other tenants) and their direction in certain places the shopping center. In accordance with the international experience is considered the most effective placement of anchor Tenants in places as distant from the entrance lobby, for example, floors that need to climb or descend. In Ukraine, the anchor tenants are typically commodity groups such as food goods, building materials, furniture, office equipment, information technology, home appliances, clothing, footwear, children's products, cosmetics, perfumes, accessories and gifts.
The growth trend in effective demand positive impact on the dynamics of the development of shopping centers in the regions. Despite the fact that the regional commercial real estate markets lag behind in Kiev for about four years, in general, in Ukraine there are about 60 major shopping centers with a total area of more than 600 thousand square meters. m. Most of the existing regional shopping center is a refurbished department stores and supermarkets. Accordingly, many of them on the concept, the areas and architecture can not be considered professional shopping centers.