Retail Space for Rent in Bangkok: Retail Types and Locations
Retailers need expert advice on where to locate new outlets. CBRE Thailand can advise clients on where to locate their retail units to have the best exposure to their target customers.
We advise retailers on shopping centres, stand-alone shophouses with street frontage, and other types of retail outlets such as superstores and neighbourhood centres.
We can also advise retailers looking for retail space for rent on the best locations in Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Pattaya as well as in Thailand’s other major provincial cities.
Types of Retail Projects and Shops
There is a wide range of modern retail properties for rent in Bangkok and, to a lesser extent, in the provincial cities. Bangkok has some of Asia’s best known shopping centres, including Central World, Emporium, and Siam Paragon.
These traditional retail outlets with two to four storeys are street fronting retail units.
- Shopping Centres
These are modern shopping centres or malls, normally anchored by a department store. The two major shopping centre developers and department store operators are Central Group and The Mall Group. The best known shopping centres in Bangkok are Central World, Siam Paragon, Emporium, and MBK which are operated by either of these two.
There are three major superstore operators in Thailand: Tesco Lotus, Big C, and Makro. Their superstores often have retail premises available for rent to tenants.
- Specialist Stores
These are either stand-alone stores or major tenants in shopping centres. HomePro is Thailand’s largest home improvement retailer and has shopping premises available for rent in its stand-alone stores.
- Neighbourhood Centres and Community Malls
There are a growing number of neighbourhood retail centres, usually with one of the major supermarkets as the anchor tenant.
- Mixed-Use Developments
These developments are a combination of 2 or 3 developments of residential, hotel, office and retail within a single project.
Locations of Retail for Rent in Bangkok
The total retail supply in Bangkok is classified into 3 main areas including downtown, midtown and suburbs. Each area has different types of retail space for rent, rental rate and target consumers. View current listings for retail space for rent in Bangkok and other areas.
Downtown comprises the prime locations for business and retail projects for rent, including Silom, Sathon, Rama I, Pathumwan, Rajdamri and Early Sukhumvit (up to soi 24), which are generally accessible by BTS.
Midtown is bounded by Inner Ring road, including major residential areas and secondary business centres. The target shoppers are middle- to high-income earners in the area, which covers Lad Phrao, late Sukhumvit (from soi 24 to 63), Ramkhamhaeng, Bang Kapi, Chatuchak, Phaholyothin, Ratchadapisek, Rama IX road, Victory Monument, Pinklao, Riverside, Rama III road, Wong Wien Yai and Wangburapa.
Suburbs are the outlying areas of Bangkok with easy access to the city center; they form the gateways to the five neighbouring provinces and upcountry areas. These locations of retail space for rent include Lak Si, Don Muang, Rangsit, Ramindra, Sukhapibal 1-3, Srinakarin, Bangna-Trad, Samrong, Theparak, Rama II road, Bang Khae, Bang Bua Thong, Bang Yai, Rattanathibet and Chaengwattana.
Contact CBRE retail expert to help you locate your retail store.