St. Modwen Properties PLC announces that VINCI St. Modwen (“VSM”), its 50/50 joint venture with VINCI plc, has exchanged contracts for the sale of its interest in the 10-acre Nine Elms Square site in Nine Elms, London to Wanda Commercial Properties (Hong Kong) Co Ltd (“Wanda HK”), for a cash consideration totalling £470m. Completion is expected to occur later in the summer, following demolition of the former flower market.
Thor Equities, a global leader in urban real estate development, leasing and management, has signed a contract to acquire the retail space at 18 Conduit Street in London, company executives announced on June 23, 2017.
Ludovic Castillo, 52, has been appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Altarea Commerce.
Just more shops, or landmarks, connectivity and indoor public space? T1 Mall of Tallinn opens in October 2018 with 55,000 sq m of leasable area and following the latest industry trends.
CREATING NEW IN-STORE REALITIES is the slogan at the Exploring Retail conference in Hamburg.
ReTuna Återbruksgalleria, a mall specializing in second-hand goods, recently opened in the Swedish town of Ekilstuna.
The history of counting customer frequency appears to lead to blanket Wi-Fi coverage. This makes it all the more surprising that coherent Wi-Fi strategies are still the exception rather than the rule among German retailers.
Fashion brands lead the pureplay-to-omnichannel transition as the role of physical stores in the UK evolves.
Prague The Style Outlets will introduce the international platform The Style Outlets into the Czech Republic. Refurbishment works are now underway to create a premium outlet destination.
Around €3.8 billion were invested in the German retail market in the first three months of 2017.
GfK study on key retail indicators: 2016 review and 2017 forecast.
Recruitments, promotions and appointments in the European Retail Real Estate Industry.
In an increasingly busy world, consumers are becoming more and more selective about how they spend their precious time and money.
While digitalization is a central topic in all economic sectors, its impact can best be observed in the retail sector.
Investment in the Spanish real estate sector has grown steadily in the last few years as the economy has recovered from the crisis.
According to the French anthropologist Marc Augé, if a space can be defined as relational, historical, and concerned with identity, then it is a “place”—if not, it is a “non-place.”
Sustainability has earned an important role in the retail property sector in recent years and sustainability goals are now a pillar of outlet centers’ strategies.
Shoptalk Europe, the new large-scale event that is leading the development of a modern European and global retail and ecommerce conversation and community of innovators, announced its agenda featuring 130+ confirmed speakers.
Under the aegis of the Conseil National des Centres Commerciaux (French Council of Shopping Centers), Siec is an anticipated and recognized business event for all French and European industry players.
The 9th German Big-Box Real Estate Congress (Deutscher Fachmarkt-Immobilienkongress), with the motto “Information creates the future,” will be held at the Van der Valk Airporthotel in Dusseldorf on October 23 and 24.
Shoptalk was launched in the USA last year as an event for retail and ecommerce innovation. Starting with 3,000 attendees in 2016, it grew to 5,500 attendees in just its second year.
The real estate industry is booming in 2017 and there is great interest in Expo Real in Munich from October 4 to 6 — ideal conditions for successful networking and specific business deals. The focus will be on technological innovation and digitalization.
Facilitating entry or expansion for brands in the Nordic market, this new cross-border European retail property event will be held at The Brewery Conference Centre Stockholm.
For Marcel Kokkeel, CEO of Citycon, the future lies in the “perfect match” between commerce and communities.
The CityLife Shopping District in Lombary’s metropolis will measure 32,000 sq m GLA. Sonae Sierra says it will be Italy’s largest urban mall.
The Freo Group is responsible for the Mall of Switzerland’s project development and marketing. In an interview with ACROSS, Nikolas Löhr, Director of Retail Marketing, explained what makes the shopping center special with respect to its leisure facilities.
A city center location is always more complicated, expensive, and time-consuming for new retail projects than an alternative on the periphery. Despite these hurdles, investors and developers have created projects across Europe that not only serve existing markets but are also catalysts for growing demand and transforming cities.
FRANCE Créteil Soleil | GERMANY Löhr-Center and PEP | ITALY Adigeo | POLAND Forum Gdańsk and Janki | RUSSIA Riviera | SERBIA Ada Mall | UNITED KINGDOM Eden Walk and The Glass Works
According to Marcin Materny, member of the management board and managing director of the retail department at Echo Investment, there is no potential for traditional shopping centers in Poland. The reason is that the time has come for focusing on spectacular projects like the company’s “Towarowa 22.”
Innovation is a “buzzword”—and buzzes around theleisureway’s studio like a bee in a car.
Foodservice Column by Jonathan Doughty, Regional Director & Head of JLL Foodservice Consulting.
Around 50 retail real estate industry experts met in Frankfurt for the second “innovation incubator.” The theme of the workshop hosted by the German facility services expert Wisag was “Digital prospects for shopping centers and retail properties.”
How to build a stronger relationship between developers and retailers.
“Tick Tock Unlock” makes Trinity Leeds the first shopping center in the United Kingdom to provide a VR-powered hyper-reality experience to its customers.
According to Martin Wendsche, Managing Director for ISG in CEE, lounge concepts and integrated gastronomy are now part and parcel of shopfitting.
Alexa visitors and Facebook fans, along with an expert jury in a final session, evaluated three finalists from the “Best Newcomer” category.
Online retail is increasingly shaking up tenant mixes in Europe’s cities. The bricks-and-mortar trade is desperately seeking innovative concepts.
Hardware, software, analysis—the holistic “smart tracking” solutions developed by the Digital Retail experts at Umdasch Shopfitting provide extensive information about customer behavior in shopping malls and stores.
An international jury of experts commissioned by EHI and Messe Dusseldorf bestowed the most convincing store concepts with the EuroShop Retail Design Award again this year.
According to Bożena Gierszewska-Mroziewicz, Head of Neinver Poland, outlet centers are moving forward to offer a complete experience that responds to growing expectations.
What customers have long demanded of malls is now being demanded of designer outlets. They must offer customers more than shopping, says Henrik Madsen, Managing Director Northern Europe at McArthurGlen, in an interview with ACROSS.
Designer Outlet Village in Grantham planned.
Parndorf Fashion Outlet, located between Vienna and Bratislava, is undergoing a comprehensive relaunch. A new Art Nouveau style, new roads and entrances, new retail space, and a new center management self-run by the owner should multiply customer frequency.
Designer Outlet Roermond, located directly on the border with Germany, won multiple prizes in this year’s “Outlet Center Performance Report Europe.”
JOH will be transformed into Barbarossa. The old department store in Gelnhausen will be a modern outlet center by the spring of 2018.
The company reports that the continuous increase in purchasing power in the region underpins the investment case in general and that for its acquisitions of Galleria Burgas and Galleria Stara Zagora in particular.
According to Savills, the Swedish capital is currently the most attractive destination in Europe for shopping center investments due to its reputation as a “safe haven” and its relatively affluent population.
BNP Parisbas Real Estate recently published “At a glance: UK shopping center & out of town retail market, December 2016.” One of the headlines is that investment volumes fell by around a third compared to 2015 for both the retail warehousing and shopping center markets.
Investment in German retail properties is declining. The transaction volume is increasing significantly only in retail parks. Retail parks currently offer good investment opportunities in the UK as well.
According to Stephan Austrup, Head of Retail in Germany at TH Real Estate, omni-channeling and digitalization are key drivers of change. In all acquisitions and in business plans for existing portfolios, he therefore considers the impact of this change on retail formats, retailers’ required floor plans, and whether the property provides the necessary layout flexibility.
TriGranit recently sold Bonarka City Center (BCC). CEO Árpád Török spoke with ACROSS, among other things, about a very eventful 2016.
The ICSC recently published its study “The Successful Integration of Food & Beverage Within Retail Real Estate.” Here is a summary of its findings.
The Austrian capital is very popular with international retailers.
Experts continue to fear a drop in sales in retail stores, falling demand for retail space, and store closures. That is the essence of the “4th Shopping Center Market Report Switzerland 2017.”
According to Colliers International’s “Poland Market Insights—Annual Report 2017,” only about 400,000 sq m of new retail space was created in 2016. This is one third less than in 2015. Around 400,000 sq m are expected for this year as well.
In order to provide the retail and leisure industry with guidance and insight to navigate the opportunity posed by F&B, the ICSC commissioned JLL to carry out a global study. It should provide a holistic, 360-degree view of the current landscape, challenges, risks, opportunities, and future outlook for foodservice within the shopping center space.
Effective retail places use leisure, technology, and planning to lure shoppers, who now want shopping to be both functional and social.