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Celebrity hype at Designer Outlet Soltau with Linda Evans

Late Night Shopping with Linda Evans and Christine Neubauer on the pink carpet, live music with Alexander Knappe and Beatrice Egli and a charity tombola for "HerzPiraten".

Silent Piano Experience at Eurovea Square

Using headphones, each visitor had the experience of being in his/her own concert hall.

LCP adds another shopping center to its retail portfolio

LCP has acquired its third largest shopping center this year, purchasing the Pavilion Shopping Centre on the North Yorkshire/County Durham border.

Castellana Properties acquired Puerta Europa shopping center in Algeciras for €56.8 M

With this acquisition, the assets in Castellana Properties' portfolio amount to 18 between shopping centers, retail parks and offices.

GTC’s Galeria Jurajska was granted BREEAM certificate at the “Excellent” level

The facility confirmed its ecological fitness as it obtained BREEAM In-Use certificate at “Excellent” level in both “Asset Performance” and “Building Management” categories.

EfTEN Real Estate Fund 4 acquired shopping centers in Kaunas

EfTEN Real Estate Fund 4, a fund managed by “EfTEN Capital” AS, acquired the shopping center “River Mall” and business center “River Hall” in Kaunas.

Connected Commerce: ECE and OTTO form partnership to link offline and online shopping

The online retailer OTTO and ECE, the European market leader in the shopping center sector, are creating a one-of-a-kind, cross-channel link between brick-and-mortar retail and e-commerce.

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Opinion MORE

Retail 2025

"Things are staying the same and changing, all at the same time."

How Technology Disrupts Competitive Shopping Habits

“For example, retailers are able to see the precise assortment structures of their competitors and benchmark them against their own.”

Breaking Down Barriers for Customers with Disabilities

“Inclusivity is the only way to keep shopping centers at the hearts of our communities.”

The Importance of Cinemas in Malls

"Multiple trips to cinemas help familiarize people with the malls into which they are integrated."

Shopping Center Performance Report by ecostra triggered resentment

“Critics doubt that it really reflects the performance of shopping centers.”

To Buy or Not to Buy, That Is the Question

“We have found that people who feel at home and receive genuine attention from attentive staff are prepared to stay longer and spend more. Attention is our secret ingredient for success.”

Development MORE

Innovations in Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany is currently cooperating with Hamburg start-ups. In his function as Innovation Manager, Joscha Domdey is responsible for the coordination of activities with such start-ups. The company's first partners include e-floater and Wunder Mobility.

On June 13, the largest Shopping, Entertainment Centre in Baltic States in Estonia opened After Reconstruction

Linstow expanded Ülemiste shopping centre by 13,000 sq m of shopping and entertainment space, with most of the additional floorspace taken up by entertainment and food and beverage services.

Belgrade is blooming – the city of the futures

MPC Properties is currently investing 250 million euros in new development projects, all located in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia: office buildings Ušće Tower Two, Navigator Business Center 2 and BEO Shopping Center, which openings are planned for 2020. These three investments are in total more than 221,000 sq m of GBA.

Projects & Openings International

The Hudson Yards neighborhood officially opened to the public on March 15, 2019, marking a historic moment in the city of New York. +++ Following an investment of 52 million euros, Jardín Plaza Cúcuta opened its doors to the public on February 27, 2019 as the city’s largest shopping center. +++ TCC Assets Co., Ltd. and Frasers Property Limited jointly intend to develop 16.7 hectares, in the heart of Bangkok, into a “must-visit” destination city district. +++ Set in the heart of Shanghai’s financial district, L+ Mall will be situated close to Shanghai Tower

A merry wave of new openings

GranRoma in Italy, StadtGalerie Velbert in Germany, Galeria Mlociny Poland, and Ada Mall in Serbia: Various retail properties across Europe opened within just a few days.

Mission: Refurbishment

Supernova, the Graz-based real estate investor, has taken over 10 shopping centers comprising more than 120,000 sq m of leasable area from Mercator in Slovenia. The 116.6-million-euro sales agreement was signed in October 2018; on February 13, 2019, ownership was transferred to Supernova. Managing Director Markus Pinggera intends to carry out refurbishment work on all centers.

Management MORE

The Ten Commandments

Location marketing becomes increasingly important. This is the way to sustainably boost a shopping center’s frequency and revenue.

Always at your service!

Shopping centers gain their competitive edge with innovative support options that bind customers to them and motivates these customers to return.

How to transform retail properties into brands

Around three years ago, Immofinanz, which operates throughout Europe, decided to market its retail properties under the names Stop Shop and VIVO! Today, 80 Stop Shops provide daily consumer goods for Eastern and Southeastern European consumers.

It’s All About Connection

Marketing a location in 2019 is no longer about being the biggest retail space in a region, having a diverse mix of sought-after tenants, and handing out a few flyers. In order to stand out from the crowd, cope with rapid societal changes and expectations, and drive footfall, retail properties need to offer more than experiences: they need to create opportunities for people to connect. MK Illumination discusses how to forge connections and create a powerful location marketing strategy using light, design, and innovative thinking.

Community-led Approach Drives Footfall

For owners and managers of traditional retail-led assets, one of today’s biggest challenges is maintaining high levels of visitation in a fast changing, more omnichannel world. So, what strategies can we implement that really move the dial on footfall?

People in the European Retail Real Estate Industry

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

Investment MORE

IMMOFINANZ turns net profit significantly positive with EUR 217.5 million in 2018

IMMOFINANZ significantly strengthened its earning power during the 2018 financial year:

Mitiska REIM Forms Joint Venture with Karuzela Holding

Mitiska REIM has recently announced a strategic partnership with Karuzela Holding. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will form a joint venture in Poland, and Mitiska REIM’s FRI 2 fund will acquire a 50% holding in two retail parks and two gallerias owned by Karuzela, comprising a total GLA of 35,600 sq m, and both parties will co-develop four additional projects, comprising a total GLA of approximately 60,000 sq m.

Sierra Balmain Joint Venture | Servicing 15 Retail Properties in 15 Polish Cities

Sonae Sierra has acquired a 50% stake in Balmain Asset Management Group’s Central European platform. Balmain has operated for over 15 years in Poland.

KGAL ACQUIRES RETAIL PARK IN STYRIA, AUSTRIA

KGAL Group is expanding its real estate portfolio in Austria via the acquisition of a contemporary annex to Mühldorf retail park in Feldbach, Styria.

Nivy Station in Bratislava: HB Reavis Receives Loan in the Amount of €175 Million

HB Reavis has obtained a syndicated loan in the amount of €175 million for the construction of the Nivy Station project in Bratislava.

Sole Underwrite over 1.1 Billion Euros | Financing of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin

In its role as arranger, agent, and security agent, LBBW has secured the long-term financing of the Potsdamer Platz site in Berlin on behalf of Brookfield Properties for EUR 1.1 billion.

Retail MORE

Online Retail or Stationary Retail: Neither One Can Live without the Other

When considering the future of retail, it often seems that there will only be one relevant market place: the Internet. Will online retailers really replace stationary retailers? Let’s take a look at current developments, with physical retailers who have focused on growing their businesses online now shifting back to growing their stationary presence. One might ask why. The reason is very simple: retailers, particularly those in the fashion industry, need to satisfy their customers’ demand for experience as well as convenience and choice, and that can best be delivered in a physical space. By Katharina von Schacky

Why buy when you can borrow?

The Sharing Economy is the internet generation’s latest trend. Bustling online portals like Airbnb and Uber show us every day that there is money to be made by “sharing instead of buying”. At the ICSC European Conference in Barcelona, the concept “Library of Things” shows that the sharing economy can also be an interesting approach for stationary retail.

Study from Deloitte | Global Powers of Retailing 2019

Deloitte’s latest “Global Powers of Retailing 2019” study has listed the 250 top-selling retail companies for the 22nd time.

Muji Expands into Switzerland – First store at Glattzentrum

The Muji retail chain, which is worth billions, is opening its first branch in Zurich next autumn.

PWC: Customers Want Better Retail Service

According to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), more and more Germans are returning to shops – where they often find a range of services with room for improvement.

Good Mood and Exciting Perspective

“The complete focus on the customer, with his ideas and wishes regarding shopping, has progressively become the benchmark for tailormade developments.” By Christine Hager.

Proptech MORE

The Future Began Yesterday

The technological challenges that brick-and-mortar retail faces – a deliberately critical scenario.

Always at your service!

Shopping centers gain their competitive edge with innovative support options that bind customers to them and motivates these customers to return.

“Every decision maker in the industry is interested in speaking with us”

The Norwegian Boostcom Group is a world-leading PropTech supplier for shopping centers. In an interview with ACROSS, CEO Peter Tonstad explains how he manages to reach up to 80% of mall visitors.

Everyone Needs to Be Aware of What is Happening, When, and Why

Dutch company Chainels' platform provides the tools that are necessary to reach and engage mall stakeholders.

The Emotional Connection with the Always Connected Consumer

“Artificial intelligence, for example, already enables the personalization of consumer relations and facilitates fast and efficient vehicle parking.”

The Value of PropTech in Property Management and Retailer Engagement

With 2019 heralded as the coming-of-age for PropTech, owners and managers of real estate are under increasing pressure to understand the value of technology when making key tech investment decisions.

Food & Beverage / Leisure MORE

Leisure: Surpassing Emotional Expectations

“There is no better marketing strategy than making people feel good.”

TRECK: the new high-speed food brand at Dutch stations

The Broodzaak locations at the Amersfoort, Haarlem and Leiden train stations will be the first to be converted to the new brand at the end of May. In about one and a half years, all Broodzaak stores will have been replaced by TRECK. Alongside an expanded variety in the F&B assortment, guests of TRECK can continue on t heir journey faster thanks to the addition of self-scan checkouts. Current employees of Broodzaak will continue to work for the new brand, with intensive training during the transition.

LONDON ON THE MENU FOR INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATORS

Last year marked a record year for international food and beverage operators entering the London market, with 21 international concepts opening a debut site in the capital in 2018, according to research from international real estate advisor Savills. Furthermore, the firm notes that this momentum has continued into this year, with eight concepts already open and an additional 11 debut sites already in the committed pipeline.

ECE Modernizes Nova Eventis

The redesigning and upgrading of the shopping and experience center in Leipzig/Halle will be carried out at a cost of 40 million euros.

Basingstoke’s food and beverage appeal expands with arrival of new dining choices to Festival Place

A taste of Asia is coming to Basingstoke’s Festival Place with the arrival of not one, but two new f&b operators expanding the wide menu of dining choices at the region’s leading retail and leisure destination. Independent Japanese restaurant The Sushi Maki and Kokoro, offering a palatable menu of East Asian dishes, have both signed up to open at the 1.1 million sq ft shopping centre.

Cineplexx Opens First IMAX Cinema in Greece

It is located inside ONE Salonica, an outlet mall in Thessaloniki, which stands to benefit from the new entertainment offering.

Studies & Reports MORE

European Retail in 2019

GfK study on key retail indicators: 2018 review and 2019 forecast

Study from Deloitte | Global Powers of Retailing 2019

Deloitte’s latest “Global Powers of Retailing 2019” study has listed the 250 top-selling retail companies for the 22nd time.

PWC: Customers Want Better Retail Service

According to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), more and more Germans are returning to shops – where they often find a range of services with room for improvement.

Taking a closer look at the retail market of a relatively young capital

The ultimately 382-meters high “Abu Dhabi Plaza” in Astana is about to become the highest building in Central Asia. It also accommodates a shopping center, among many other things.

BRICKS DRIVE CLICKS

A Physical Presence is Key to Consumer Engagement and Success.

STEP AWAY FROM THE DESK: WHY ATTENDING A CONFERENCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

In a time-poor working week, we may find ourselves wondering how we can justify the expense and time away from the office that inevitably come with attending industry events. ICSC Europe Managing Director, Bill Kistler, interviews leading consumer behaviouralist, Ken Hughes, to ask “Are conferences really worth it?”