A reference in the commercial and retail real estate market…
The company Codata was created in 1989 with the aim of assisting the development of national and international retailers. At that time, there was no significant database dedicated to commercial real estate. And the idea to create a database of retail Locations that all professionals in the sector could use came up.
In the world of Retail Property Intelligence
In the beginning, the project was simple. It was limited to France and consisted in developing a retail database based on field census. All collected data was represented on maps.
The first map representations were made on paper: maps in A0 format, directories and “Guides of Commercial Sites” that were very popular in the end of the 90s.
Creation of Codata
1994 – 2000
Retail observatory in a printed format, only for the city centres located in France
2000 – 2002
Addition of the shopping centres and “retailers” data in a France
Creation of Codata Explorer
2007 – 2015
Extension of the geographical coverage in France and in other countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Germany
2015 – 2018
Progressive withdrawal of countries outside France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Acquisition of Codata by Explore group
Integration of footfall data
Codata continuously improves and diversifies its products and services to meet the needs of its clients, with solutions 24/7 on subscription and download on demand.