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KATE SPADE NEW YORK SELECTS BLUEWATER FOR REGIONAL DEBUT

kate spade new york, the American global, modern luxury accessory and lifestyle brand, announces plans to launch its first full-price standalone store outside London at Bluewater shopping center. kate spade new york will open a 1,600 sq ft boutique on the lower Guildhall this Christmas.

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Creating world leading digital positions for shopping centres

Boostcom customers reach digital footprint of more than 30 % of physical shoppers.

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22.4 million footfall resulting from refresh of Festival Place, Basingstoke

The refresh of Festival Place, the largest shopping centre in North Hampshire, is attracting new customers, boosting annual footfall to 22.4 million.

Topics
Opinion

Malls are learning to talk to their customers

Listening to the customers’ voice, responding to their needs, or even creating them—this is the foundation of modern marketing for our industry.

Events

ULI Ireland Conference 2017, October 19, Dublin, Ireland

The ULI Ireland conference will be held on October 19, 2017 at the Convention Centre Dublin.

Development

The best of two worlds under one roof

BEHF Architects were ahead of their time when they designed Oberwart’s hybrid mall EO eight years ago.

Center Management

The Leisure Mosaic

It’s cooler here than in the square and the square has been left quiet by August, as the beach has become the destination. I confess, it’s the shade that brought me in.

Retail

Big brother reloaded | retail technology at intu

Audience recognition cameras in intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham will ensure that customers receive personalized content.

Factory Outlets

MCARTHURGLEN DESIGNER OUTLET PROVENCE PRESENTS: ‘RODIN AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES’

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Provence presents ‘Rodin and his contemporaries’, an exhibition of 22 rare and iconic bronzes from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Investment

Allianz finances Liffey Valley in Dublin

Acting on behalf of several Allianz entities, Allianz Real Estate has closed the financing for Liffey Valley in Dublin.

Studies & Reports

EUROPEAN RETAIL IN 2017

GfK study on key retail indicators: 2016 review and 2017 forecast.

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Opinion
BY ALEXANDER OTTO, CEO OF ECE

Shopping 2025 – shopping centers as platforms

Looking at the growth of e-commerce and the stagnation, at the very least, of brick-and-mortar retail in Germany, people keep asking me if I'm concerned.

BY ALLAN REMMELKOOR

Tallinn as a Revealing Test Market

Estonia and its capital Tallinn have been at the crossroads of different powers and ideologies for centuries.

BY JOSÉ FALCÃO MENA

Developing in CEE

Developing outstanding retail projects in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is a key challenge for developers.

BY ZORANA ŽDRALE BURLIĆ

Banja Luka lacks modern retail supply

There is a lot of room for improvement in the fashion retail industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ACROSS

SCOTT DWYER JOINS ACROSS ADVISORY BOARD

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Scott Dwyer, the new COO of Atrium Europe, as its new member.

ICSC

Fortune Favors the Bold

What do European retail real estate leaders think about the future? ICSC Europe recently brought them together in Salzburg (Austria) for the annual CEO Forum to find out. Hosted by SES Spar CEO Marcus Wild, it was an insight into what’s on the minds of those at the forefront of the industry.

Events

ULI CEE Conference 2017, October 16 – 17, Warsaw, Poland

The ULI CEE Conference on October 16 - 17, will bring together top players in CEE real estate and beyond to discuss the key issues that impact the industry and cities in the region.

Seasonal decorations as source for additional sales

Every year, the Christmasworld takes place in Frankfurt. In 2018, it will take place from January 26 to 30.

Shop dramaturgy Live! Seoul, October 24 – 28, 2017, Seoul, South Korea

The subject of shop dramaturgy is about taking the principles of dramaturgy that have been proved a million times over in theater and film and applying them to stores.

COMPLETELY RETAIL MARKETPLACE NORDICS, OCTOBER 24, 2017, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Completely Retail Marketplace is a deals-focused networking event held exclusively for brands and property professionals working in the retail & leisure sector.

MAPIC 2017, NOVEMBER 15 – 17, CANNES, FRANCE

Food and beverage will be at the heart of Mapic 2017, which runs from November 15 to 17 in Cannes.

EUROPE GRI 2017, September 11-12, Paris

Europe GRI is a get-together of senior investors, lenders and developers active in Europe.

Development

“Our Centers Boast High, Urban Quality”

Marcus Wild, CEO of Austria’s SES Spar European Shopping Centers, tells ACROSS about the company’s 10-year anniversary and why malls have long needed to be more than mere shopping destinations.

Projects & Openings Europe

Germany, Erlangen Arcaden | Bosnia Herzegovina, Delta Planet | Italy, ESP | Poland, Galeria Emka | Sweden, Kulan | Finland, Niity | Germany, Rhein-Galerie Ludwigshafen | United Kingdom, Rushden Lakes

„DIE VIA“ – the journey is the reward

End of July 2017 the City Council of the City of Esslingen, Germany gave – by a nearly unanimous decision - green light for the project in general and the Urban Planning Contract in particular.

Projects & Openings International

Sur Yapı Marka in Turkey, Doha Festival City in Qatar, Midland Gate and 80 Collins in Australia

Exciting architecture and holistic design concept in the Mall of Switzerland

The Mall of Switzerland is unique not only because of its innovative design, but also its un-paralleled and welcoming architecture, as well as an emotive retail concept with distinctive elements such as jumping facades.

The Pop-Up trend has reached Quartier du Flon

Located in the heart of Lausanne, this contemporary and innovative area has developed into a vibrant shopping and entertainment place, well-known for its numerous boutiques, restaurants and leisure offer.

Center Management

The Role of Shopping Centers in a Sustainable Future Society

Initially considered the “icons of consumerist society,” shopping centers are now becoming lighthouses of energy efficient systems and sustainable architecture.

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY

Big brother reloaded | retail technology at intu

Audience recognition cameras in intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham will ensure that customers receive personalized content.

Tally 4.0

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.

THELEISUREWAY COLUMN

DRIVING LEISURE INNOVATION

Innovation is a “buzzword”—and buzzes around theleisureway’s studio like a bee in a car.

Foodservice Column

IT IS ALL ABOUT PLEASURE…

Foodservice Column by Jonathan Doughty, Regional Director & Head of JLL Foodservice Consulting.

Digital Prospects for Shopping Centers

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.”

Retail
RETAIL TECHNOLOGY

Big brother reloaded | retail technology at intu

Audience recognition cameras in intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham will ensure that customers receive personalized content.

From Digital to Physical

Fashion brands lead the pureplay-to-omnichannel transition as the role of physical stores in the UK evolves.

Retail Technology: Launch of Hyper-Reality Experience

“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.

“The complexity has increased enormously”

According to Martin Wendsche, Managing Director for ISG in CEE, lounge concepts and integrated gastronomy are now part and parcel of shopfitting.

Holymesh as Winner of the “First Store by Alexa” Competition

Alexa visitors and Facebook fans, along with an expert jury in a final session, evaluated three finalists from the “Best Newcomer” category.

Paradigm Shift in City Centers

Online retail is increasingly shaking up tenant mixes in Europe’s cities. The bricks-and-mortar trade is desperately seeking innovative concepts.

Factory Outlets

PREMIUM RETAIL OFFERING AT PRAGUE THE STYLE OUTLETS

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.

“The Outlet Market Quickly Identifies Weak Projects”

According to Bożena Gierszewska-Mroziewicz, Head of Neinver Poland, outlet centers are moving forward to offer a complete experience that responds to growing expectations.

“Gastronomy offer is a win-or-lose issue”

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.

Rioja Developments and Buckminster work together

Designer Outlet Village in Grantham planned.

Everything’s New at Fashion Outlet Parndorf

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 in front

Designer Outlet Roermond, located directly on the border with Germany, won multiple prizes in this year’s “Outlet Center Performance Report Europe.”

Investment

Passionate expertise

TREC Real Estate Consulting GmbH was founded in 2014 in Düsseldorf. The company focuses on investment management and commercial property-management for retail properties. What the four shareholders have in common is their professional position, their wealth of expertise as well as their joy in doing their job.

Hahn Group presents new public AIF

Value-added fund (Pluswertfonds) 168, SB-Warenhaus Kitzingen, was fully placed at the end of July after only eight weeks of marketing.

Apsys refinances Posnania

Apsys has secured the long-term refinancing of Posnania with Berlin Hyp AG, ING Bank Śląski S.A., Société Générale, and Deutsche Postbank AG.

Delancey and Land Securities divest

Land Securities and Delancey have exited The Metro Shopping Fund.

Commerz Real buys Forum City Mühlheim, Germany

Commerz Real has acquired the 47,300-sq-m “Forum City Mühlheim” for its open-ended real estate fund “hausInvest.”

News on Ada Mall: Binding term sheet for financing

GTC S.A. has signed a binding term sheet for the financing of construction of Ada Mall, its first retail investment in Belgrade. The agreement concluded with Banca Intesa Beograd, VUB, and PBZ (all banks of the Intesa Sanpaolo group) amounts to €64 million.

Studies & Reports
ICSC

No “One-Size Fits All” Optimum Solution

The ICSC recently published its study “The Successful Integration of Food & Beverage Within Retail Real Estate.” Here is a summary of its findings.

International Retailers Are Focusing on Vienna

The Austrian capital is very popular with international retailers.

It Could Be Rosier…

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.”

Polish Stagnation

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.

The Successful Integration of Food & Beverage into Shopping Centers

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.

22 Centers Identified as Prime Examples of the Growing Trend of Retail Placemaking

Effective retail places use leisure, technology, and planning to lure shoppers, who now want shopping to be both functional and social.