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Icon Outlet celebrates a record-setting August

Icon Outlet has revealed it experienced a record-setting August across three key metrics compared to the same month in 2019. Sales increased by 24%, average transaction value grew by 11%, and footfall rose by 10% versus the same benchmarks in August 2019.

Citycon resolved on the long-term incentive plan for the new CFO

The Board of Directors of Citycon Oyj has approved a new Restricted Share Plan 2021—2024 for the Citycon´s incoming CFO, Bret McLeod who will commence his appointment as CFO on 1 January 2022.

Tommy Hilfiger to triple footprint in London Designer Outlet

London Designer Outlet has welcomed a number of new brands since the start of the pandemic

Westfield Centro continues strengthening its leisure and entertainment offering

In November 2021, the Dutch arcade game operator Gamestate will open its first branch in Germany in Westfield Centro on an area of over 700 square meters. Over 45 arcade stations will then enable visitors to prove their skills at the latest virtual arcade products or popular gaming classics. Gamestate is another highlight in the center's leisure and entertainment segment and once again demonstrates the international appeal of the location.

Edutainment Concept and Strategies at FİBA Commercial Properties

FİBA Commercial Properties continues to follow up the trends in all their global investments in China, Romania, Moldova and Turkey in terms of sustainable future projects.

Invesco Real Estate acquires The Fort Shopping Park in partnership with George Capital

On September 21, Invesco Ltd. announced that Invesco Real Estate, the company’s global real estate investment business, has completed the acquisition of The Fort Shopping Park in partnership with George Capital, from a consortium of institutional investors including Nuveen Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors, Aberdeen Standard Investments and M&G Real Estate.

La Torre Outlet Zaragoza was the venue of Aragon Fashion Week 2021

From September 10 until 18, La Torre Outlet Zaragoza hosted the Aragon Fashion Week (AFW 21) and the 16th Young Aragonese Designers Competition as a show of support for the local textile and commercial sector.

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Opinion MORE

Realization of Shopping Centers as Marketplaces

„Getting access to retailer product and inventory data has been the overall biggest challenge in any shopping center e-commerce related effort.”

Sustainable expansion

“Seville Fashion Outlet in Spain will enjoy an extension of 2,680 sq m which will create space for 17 major brands to be added to the existing roster of more than 70 stores.”

Comprehending customers: post-pandemic lessons

“We know humans need interaction and it will take the online industry some time to provide anything close to the experience that bricks and mortar contribute.”

Crisis-resistant Outlet Centers

“In some cases, schemes are trading at the same or even higher sales densities than previous years and, in many cases, better than pre-pandemic, 2019 levels.”

Land of Fashion outlet villages successfully repositioned

“We are focusing on our customer journey under the theme of the Italian Dolce Vita – to bring out the best of Italy to our international visitors, and the best of the world to Italy, through fashion, hospitality, culinary experiences, art and design.”

Outlets’ unique playbook: takeaways from the pandemic

"We like to think of our centers as a kind of 'oasis', in terms of the experience they provide."

Development MORE

Projects & Openings Europe

St James Quarter +++ Los Patios de Azahara +++ Linzerie +++ Vivo! Baia Mare +++ Koszalin Power Center +++ City Centre Coventry +++ Pedestrian zone / Tegel Quartier +++ stilwerk Rotterdam

Projects & Openings International

Planeta Perm | RUSSIA +++ Laurier Québec | CANADA +++ Lulu Mall Trivandrum | INDIA +++ Mission Rock | USA

“Major Cities Will Continue to Grow”

And, according to Herman Jan Faber, Global Head of External Clients and Business Development at Redevco, metropolitan areas are in need of transformation. The company, which was founded two decades ago, is diversifying its portfolio and capture the opportunities that arise as cities evolve.

The rebirth of an institution

The Parisian luxury department store La Samaritaine was originally opened in 1869 and had been closed for 16 years. Now it is back open for business.

Ikea Westbahnhof Vienna: It will be August 26, 2021

On this day, Ikea Westbahnhof Wien opens its doors after two years of construction. The new omnichannel store with its green facades is completely car-free. Among other things, a roof terrace offers a view over the Austrian capital.

News from Designer Outlet Hautmont

The two-phase project in the north of France will cover a GLA of 20,000 sq m and will feature 120 fashion and lifestyle brands as well as leisure facilities, food offers, and other customer services. ROS Retail Outlet Shopping has been appointed as the management company for the designer outlet, whose foundation stone was laid not long ago.

Management MORE

People in move

Recruitments, promotions and appointments...

“Upbeat Sounds, Such as Pop, Soul, and Funk, Are in High Demand”

Shopping areas, which owe their appeal, in part, to the vibrant atmospheres that are generated by larger crowds, are currently constrained by the safety measures that have been put into place as a result of Covid-19. Well-curated music can be used to fill the vacuum. Arndt-Helge Grap, Managing Director of Radiopark, understands this, and much more, all too well.

Modern Lighting for Shopping Centers

Anticipatory planning of natural lighting not only reduces energy consumption, but it also increases the quality of stay for people at shopping centers.

People in move

Recruitments, promotions and appointments...

People in move

Recruitments, promotions and appointments...

Placemaking Trends: The experts’ assessments

The Covid-19 pandemic brought massive changes to the entire retail real estate and placemaking industry. A lot of negative developments, but also a number of opportunities and possibilities for the future. We asked the following industry experts to share their opinion on the matter.

Investment MORE

Seeking maximum efficiency

Why Lean Management is an imperative for future-proofing our shopping centers.

Work, Live, Play: Creation of a More Diverse, Competitive Product

Just as the Covid-19 pandemic blurred the lines between office and home in 2020, the office of the future will need to combine elements of work, life, and experience in order to be competitive in post-pandemic city center locations, writes Nicole Pötsch, Head of Acquisitions & Sales for North & Central Europe at Allianz Real Estate.

Ingka Centres’ First Acquisition in the USA

The company has purchased the “6X6” building in downtown San Francisco. Following a transformation, the retail destination will be anchored by IKEA and will be complemented by mixed-use offerings.

Stricter financing conditions for retail properties

Business closures and rent losses in the coronavirus crisis have made banks even more cautious about retail properties and shopping centers. In the case of refinancing, portfolio holders have to calculate with higher interest rates and additional equity.

Ingka Centres Acquires Kings Mall in London

Following its transformation, the scheme will be the first mixed-use object in a downtown location, anchored by an IKEA city store, in the United Kingdom.

Upgrading the existing portfolio

Ingka Centres’ €7.3 billion investment to transform its business remains on track – with particular emphasis on sustainability and innovation.

Retail MORE

ACROSS Retail Talks on „New Concepts from around the globe”

The recurring online event on all things retail welcomed four topnotch panelists who discussed current and future developments in the retail landscape and the necessary futuristic and innovative thinking to stay ahead.

Outlet Retailing’s Strong Emerge

“Outlets benefit due to their out-of-town locations. As a consumer, you are able to park outside and quickly walk to your store of choice in a relaxed, open environment.”

Recently Opened

The Outlet City in Metzingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg has added another attraction: the L’Osteria restaurant at the Enzian Höfe. In its role as the general contractor, umdasch The Store Makers led the project through the turbulent period of the pandemic, thereby allowing the restaurateurs to focus on their favorite task – providing hospitality.

Decentralization and the future of retail in German city centers

As if retailers in German city centers have not had enough to contend with in recent years–primarily driven by growing competition from online retailers–now they are also confronted with even bigger economic problems due to the Corona pandemic and the associated restrictions and closures. A continuous analysis of visitor development by GfK shows what has actually happened since the start of the pandemic, who the losers and even bigger losers of the pandemic are, and what the future holds.

Going Forward! Europe’s food retail sector in the corona-year 2020: the storm of the century

Europe's food retailers are being put to the test by the eco- nomic consequences of the natural disaster Covid-19. This is a very special kind of weather situation. While non-food retailers and the food service industry are in sheer despair in the face of the calm caused by government-imposed lockdowns, the "system-relevant" food retail sector has been confronted with a veritable storm tide since the sec- ond quarter of 2020.

Food retailers in their own words

Industry leaders told us about the sales impact Corona had on their business in 2020. They also explain what fundamental changes in location, sales, and marketing strategy they are planning for 2021/2022 in response to the widespread economic impact of the pandemic.

Proptech MORE

Realization of Shopping Centers as Marketplaces

„Getting access to retailer product and inventory data has been the overall biggest challenge in any shopping center e-commerce related effort.”

Technology is The Future for Outlet Centers

“As travel restrictions are eased over the coming months we will see the full return of tourist travel, which is good news for luxury retail destinations across the UK and Europe.”

Shopping Centers as Fulfilment Locations

“In the most extreme examples, the projects include conversions of mall properties to become partial warehouses for e-commerce fulfilment.”

The Party Will Surely Resume – But Will You Be Ready to Dance?

Bigger leaps are being taken to lift us out of this pandemic. We still have a long way to go, the path ahead will be rocky, and the load we must carry is heavy. However, not everyone should expect the party to begin once we make our way out of the darkness. The beat of the drum and the rhythm of the song have changed.

Green sports in real estate

The real estate business is not a sport but there are many similarities. Fair play, progress through training, new methodologies, competition, success (and failure), injuries and recovery, awards, fame etc.

The three Laws of Robotics to support the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The building sector is crucial for achieving the EU's energy and environmental goals.

Food & Beverage / Leisure MORE

Dining and working in the sky? Views beyond the crisis.

In a critical period for HoReCa, office or mixed-use projects, recent investments are adding new flavors and attractive or innovative functions to revive the pulse in key submarkets of Bucharest. Can dining or working with sky views make flexible working or meetings more appealing?

Going Forward! Europe’s food retail sector in the corona-year 2020: the storm of the century

Europe's food retailers are being put to the test by the eco- nomic consequences of the natural disaster Covid-19. This is a very special kind of weather situation. While non-food retailers and the food service industry are in sheer despair in the face of the calm caused by government-imposed lockdowns, the "system-relevant" food retail sector has been confronted with a veritable storm tide since the sec- ond quarter of 2020.

Food retailers in their own words

Industry leaders told us about the sales impact Corona had on their business in 2020. They also explain what fundamental changes in location, sales, and marketing strategy they are planning for 2021/2022 in response to the widespread economic impact of the pandemic.

Food and Beverage Down Under

A look at Australia: A “Hospitality Mindset” to drive sales and deliver positive experiences in spite of Covid-19.

A brave new world – the shape of things to come

The last 12 months has seen the most catastrophic impact on the F&B sector across the globe. First into lockdown and almost certainly one of the last sectors to re-emerge from the crisis, there’s not a lot more that can be said on the devastation to businesses, employees, and guests that hasn’t already been published. But what of the future? What will the post-pandemic foodservice landscape look like?

Creating magnetic customer appeal and next-generation anchors

In recent years, F&B has been hailed as the retail-centric development equivalent of a knight in shining armor; an offer that cannot be replicated online, that delivers customers an experience worth seeking-out and returning to time and again. The onset and impact of Covid-19 highlights the importance of a successful F&B strategy and the development of appealing F&B destinations that respond to how the customer of the future will shop day and night, and how mixed-use places are stitched together.

Studies & Reports MORE

Turkish Market Outlook

It is a solemn fact that in order to understand the current situation of any commercial real estate market around the globe, including Turkey, analysis of the current impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the main dynamics of the industry is required.

GfK study: European retail in 2020 and 2021

Probably almost everyone in Europe would like to see a return to normality, to where we have achieved herd immunity, infection numbers are controlled, and coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted. Whenever we reach that normality, it will still be a new kind of normal. The coronavirus pandemic will permanently change the way we work, live, and consume – and retailers will also have to find their way in the new world after the acute shock of 2020 and 2021.

GRAI treading water – pandemic (still) stops recovery in retail markets

Global Retail Attractiveness Index remains weak in Europe. Poland, Germany and Ireland are new top trio in index. UK the only market to see an increase.

Decentralization and the future of retail in German city centers

As if retailers in German city centers have not had enough to contend with in recent years–primarily driven by growing competition from online retailers–now they are also confronted with even bigger economic problems due to the Corona pandemic and the associated restrictions and closures. A continuous analysis of visitor development by GfK shows what has actually happened since the start of the pandemic, who the losers and even bigger losers of the pandemic are, and what the future holds.

Increased Investor Appetite for Grocery Real Estate

A new report from Union Investment and JLL highlights the growing grocery real estate market, with the share of European grocery real estate investment, as a proportion of total retail real estate investment, reaching 22% in 2020, up from 6% in 2016.

Inspiring survey results

Multi recently published its Pan European Customer Monitor + Covid-19 Survey. For Head of Research Mariam Hussain, the most positively surprising result was that 70% of visitors surveyed indicated that shopping centers are valuable places to spend time in and will continue to be especially once the pandemic is over.