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JSE-listed EPP outperforms in 2018 JSE-traded EPP, the pure Polish retail property fund, delivered a total return of 21% in 2018 to significantly outperform the market, making...

JSE-listed EPP outperforms in 2018

JSE-traded EPP, the pure Polish retail property fund, delivered a total return of 21% in 2018 to significantly outperform the market, making it the top performing listed property company of the year. This is a significant difference from the benchmark index (SAPY) total return of -25%.

CEO Wereldhave Dirk Anbeek to step down

The Supervisory Board of Wereldhave NV announces that Dirk Anbeek, CEO of the Company, will leave Wereldhave after ten years per April 1, 2019, having accepted a position elsewhere, outside the real estate sector.

Good momentum for the new business year

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany looks back on a successful business year; the strategic focus for 2019 further on lies on optimizing the existing portfolio.

Kintyre appoints Guido Beddig to senior management team

Kintyre, the Frankfurt based investor and real estate manager, has announced the appointment of Guido Beddig (50), a well-known and experienced asset and property manager, to its senior management team.

BNP Paribas Real Estate and the company EHL Immobilien GmbH signed an alliance contract in Austria

BNP Paribas Real Estate has strengthened its European presence by signing an alliance contract, regarding Advisory services (Transaction, Consulting, Valuation) and Property Management, with the Austrian real estate company EHL IMMOBILIEN GmbH, headquartered in Vienna. Founded in 1991 and managed by Michael Ehlmaier, EHL IMMOBILIEN GmbH employs 193 people, based mainly in Vienna.

SIGNA ACQUIRES GÄNSEMARKTPASSAGE IN HAMBURG

SIGNA has acquired Gänsemarktpassage in Hamburg from MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO.

JAN TANNER JOINS ACROSS ADVISORY BOARD

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Jan Tanner as its new member.

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Opinion MORE

Responding to the Ongoing Change of Retail Trends

In today’s environment of complex and fast changes in all fields of real estate development, particularly affecting retail and all the complementary activities making these developments possible, inevitably, the architectural profession will have to adapt by preventively responding to future trends and demands.

Challenges in a Retail World in (R)evolution

In 2018, the current retail (r)evolution continued and did not slow down. Omnichannel has become a reality: Today’s consumer, whether 7 or 70 years old, searches the web to make in-store purchases and does the exact opposite five minutes later.

“Clicks to Bricks” – An Unexpected Retail Trend

Just a few years ago, many retail commentators were predicting that by 2020, online retail (“clicks”) would have completely taken over and driven physical (“bricks and mortar”) stores to extinction.

THOMAS REICHENAUER JOINS ACROSS ADVISORY BOARD

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Thomas Reichenauer as its new member.

Destination Outlet

Outlet retail has long been established across Europe, but the sector has tended to suffer from being seen as second best to its big sister, the shiny shopping center. As a long-term owner and operator of retail outlets across Europe, Resolution Property has been at the forefront of evolving this sector to capitalize on creating offers that can’t be replicated online.

WALTER SEIB JOINS ACROSS ADVISORY BOARD

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Walter Seib as its new member.

Development MORE

THE NEW, INCREDIBLE CHAPTER OF NICOSIA MALL

Cyprus’s ambitious shopping, leisure, and dining development opened its doors on November 21, 2018, revealing an extraordinary space that has been designed to please.

PROJECTS & OPENINGS EUROPE

SPAIN: Finestrelles | POLAND: Vis à Vis Wilanów | FRANCE: Nice Lingostière | GERMANY: OEZ | RUSSIA: Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Smart City | GERMANY: Gropius Passagen | SERBIA: IPM | HUNGARY: New Campona | ITALY: COM Caselle Open Mall | GERMANY: Erlangen Arcaden

TCONCEPT’S DESIGN OF SHOPPPING CENTER FINESTRELLES OPENED ITS DOORS IN BARCELONA

Equilis has opened the Shopping Center Finestrelles in Barcelona. The open-air shopping destination was designed by the Dutch architectural company TconcepT and it is covered by three iconic pergolas.

Projects & Openings International

Al Farwaniya Property Developments has recently shared the tenant line-up for its super-regional Reem Mall project in Abu Dhabi. +++ Benoy has announced its second project with Hong Kong China Travel Service (HKCTS) – Ningbo If Mall. +++ Macerich and Simon have announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture to create Los Angeles Premium Outlets. +++ The construction of the KWG M Cube, a 40,000-square-meter shopping center designed by MVRDV, has recently been completed.

Westfield London Also Turns 10

Almost simultaneously with ACROSS, Europe's largest shopping center celebrates a decade of operation. Westfield London reveals how shopping habits have transformed in the British capital over the last 10 years.

“We Saw the Interest of Investors Vanishing”

From the outbreak of the financial crisis until 2016, hardly any new shopping center openings occurred in Spain and Portugal, reports Francisco Cavaleiro de Ferreira, Managing Director of Multi in Iberia. Now, the markets have recovered.

Management MORE

Services and Leisure Take Center Stage

The modern mall has changed beyond all recognition – and necessarily so. Physical malls increasingly reflect the evolving needs of consumers and the accelerating pace of contemporary life. What was fast has become faster. At every turn, technology plays a role. The retail industry has unlocked online sales channels, which complement a brick-and-mortar approach, rather than simply competing with physical stores.

UK’s first interactive inflatable park to launch at Meadowhall

The debut of Air Haus at the mall in Sheffield reflects the increasing relevance of leisure facilities in shopping centers.

Parndorf to Focus on Entertainment in the Future

A new food and entertainment complex has recently opened at Parndorf in Burgenland, one of the most successful outlet locations in Europe. Centerprise Group, based in Austria, was jointly responsible for the conceptual design and letting of the complex.

Refurbishment of Half of the Entire Portfolio until 2020

One of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany's main areas of activity is asset management. Olaf Ley, Director Investment / Asset Management, explains the corresponding strategy.

Renovation of Outlet Centers

Not every development is successful in the booming outlet center market. This is particularly true if the projects were not developed by one of the Big 3 in the outlet center industry. The necessary outlet-specific expertise is underestimated by many developers who are attracted by and wish to benefit from the theoretically high leasing levels in the outlet asset class.

A Breath of Fresh Air at Westgate Shopping City

A change in ownership has taken place at the mall in Zagreb, Croatia. Denis Cupic, Head of Asset Management, comments on the background as well as the effects on tenants and customers.

Investment MORE

Why Polish People Love Click & Collect

EPP is the leading owner of malls in Poland. CEO Hadley Dean emphasizes the importance of the correct weighting of online shopping competition.

Change of Ownership at Trnava City Arena

The acquisition of Trnava City Arena in Slovakia has been recently completed. Peter Korbačka acquired the shopping center from Vladimír Poór. Negotiations lasted for nearly a year. The price as well as other transactional details have not been disclosed and remain subject to business privacy. However, this is one of the country’s most important retail segment transactions of the year.

Almada Fórum in New Hands – Merlin Properties in a Buying Mood

JLL, acting for Blackstone, has completed the sale of Almada Fórum, from the Rio Tejo retail portfolio, to Merlin Properties. The portfolio originally comprised three prime shopping centers and a retail park.

TH Real Estate launches next platform for German retail

Marcus Mack, from TH Real Estate, believes that the country’s retail market is more active than ever before. As a result, he and his team have recently set up a new Germany-focused retail vehicle. With a target portfolio size of €400 million, it has a proposed term of 10 years, with a two-year renewal option.

First Crowdfunding Offer at a Mall in Austria

The Home Rocket crowdfunding platform has been activated on behalf of the ece in Kapfenberg, Styria. Its objective is to contribute to the financing of a health care area in the shopping center.

Adjustment in pricing levels expected

According to Adam Pearce, Managing Partner at Kintyre, the currently inflated investment market for retail assets is not substantiated by the underlying trading environment for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

Retail MORE

Hong Kong’s Causeway is world’s most expensive retail street

For the first time in five years, Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay has replaced New York’s Upper 5th Avenue as the world’s most expensive retail street by rental value, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield.

Online Retailing in Alpine Countries: Further up the Mountain

A study conducted by EHI and Statista examines the e-commerce markets in Austria and Switzerland.

Virtual Reality at the Service of Food Court Investment

Gastronomy areas are increasingly becoming the focal points of shopping centers. Virtual reality software makes planning much easier.

Umdasch The Store Makers Goes to Mapic

Extraordinary worlds of experience in the areas of lifestyle retail, food retail, and premium retail, including digital retail solutions, are designed for discerning customers by the Austrian company. It will be represented in Cannes from November 14 to 16, 2018.

“Technology for the Sake of Technology Is Fruitless”

The basic concept of shopping will not significantly change, forecasts Silvio Kirchmair, CEO of umdasch The Store Makers. However, he does anticipate legal intervention. Google, Facebook, and Amazon will all be required to pay their financial obligations to the State.

THE LEISURE HUNTER

In the face of considerable changes in the retail market and changing consumer purchasing patterns, ECE had to think beyond traditional retail practices. Katrin von Soosten is chasing and finding innovative ideas and non-traditional concepts.

Proptech MORE

Technology: Delivering Competitive Edge and Increasing NOI

One of the most important aspects of the advancement of technology is how it has unlocked massive potential by transforming the way we communicate. In our daily lives, we now have at our fingertips instant ways to access important information, engage with people and brands that matter, and stay safe and informed.

“Technology for the Sake of Technology Is Fruitless”

The basic concept of shopping will not significantly change, forecasts Silvio Kirchmair, CEO of umdasch The Store Makers. However, he does anticipate legal intervention. Google, Facebook, and Amazon will all be required to pay their financial obligations to the State.

Do you know your customers?

How Big Data, mobile devices and social media revolutionize traditional customer retention management.

Big brother reloaded | retail technology at intu

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

Food & Beverage / Leisure MORE

Services and Leisure Take Center Stage

The modern mall has changed beyond all recognition – and necessarily so. Physical malls increasingly reflect the evolving needs of consumers and the accelerating pace of contemporary life. What was fast has become faster. At every turn, technology plays a role. The retail industry has unlocked online sales channels, which complement a brick-and-mortar approach, rather than simply competing with physical stores.

We ❤ Leisure

ECE LEISURE SPECIAL

Entertainment for outlet shoppers

In mid-March, Cineplexx opened a multiplex movie theater with five screens and over 800 seats in Parndorf, Burgenland. Immediate neighbors include McArthurGlen's Designer Outlet Parndorf and FOP Management GmbH's Parndorf Fashion Outlet.

OUTLETS GAIN GROUND IN THE EXPERIENCE GAME

In the 1980s, the retail format of designer outlets arrived in Europe. Now, the time for expansions and refurbishments, with a focus on food & beverage and leisure, has come.

Studies & Reports MORE

PEOPLE IN THE EUROPEAN RETAIL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Recruitments, promotions and appointments in the European Retail Real Estate Industry.

PEOPLE IN THE EUROPEAN RETAIL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Recruitments, promotions and appointments in the European Retail Real Estate Industry.

Center Customers Focus on Short Travel Distances

Good accessibility is one of the main criteria for the success of a center. There is a lot of catching up to do in the digital sector.

Stable first half-year in the Russian capital

Knight Frank recently published the “Retail Market Report Moscow H1 2018”. The most important event was the commissioning of “Kashirskaya Plaza”, which opened with a high occupancy rate – not only by area but also by number of stores.

RETAIL INVESTMENT: WHEAT SEPARATED FROM CHAFF AMID GLOBAL UPTURN

The new Union Investment index analyzes the attractiveness of the top 17 markets.

More than just high streets: Milan

The capital of the Lombardy region is recognized as one of the most famous fashion hot-spots in the world and it is Italy’s industrial, commercial, and financial heart. The city continues to attract new businesses and investments – and new shopping centers.