Ingka Centres, formerly IKEA Centres, has launched Hands-free Shopping at three of its MEGA branded Russian shopping malls. It is thought to be the first time the service has been brought to multiple retail destinations of this size in Russia, and reflects Russian consumer demands for convenience, quality service, and time saving in a more omni-channel world.
Romania: Arena Mall shopping center in Bacau, a reference for the retail market in the Moldova region, will enter into a comprehensive extension and modernization process that will result in a 60% increase of its leaseable area and in the construction of a multi-storey car park.
Poland: JLL advisory agency summarizes the situation on the retail market at the end of Q3 2018.
The retail industry is going through seismic change, fueled by changes in demographics, consumer behavior and – perhaps most notably – technological advancements. Recent figures show that e-commerce currently makes up one-tenth of total retail sales worldwide, and this number is set to increase over the years to come.
The Austrian Council of Shopping Centers (ACSC) Congress will take place at the Festsaal of Vienna’s “House of Industry”, Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna on 18 October 2018 at 3 pm.
Boxpark revealed plans to revive Brighton’s iconic Madeira Terrace into an internationally renowned retail leisure and hotel destination. Colosseum Retail Park will construct Colosseum Mall and the expansion of the existing retail scheme in Northwest Bucharest...
Holistic consulting and servicing of retail real estate is becoming increasingly important in the industry. The Austrian Centerprise Group has dedicated itself precisely to this purpose, even beyond national borders.
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.
Seventeen years have already passed: In 2001, a small outlet center was built in the Upper Franconian town of Selb in the former manufacturing halls of the long-established Heinrich porcelain factory. The new Outlet Center Selb is currently under construction there.
EPP is the leading owner of malls in Poland. CEO Hadley Dean emphasizes the importance of the correct weighting of online shopping competition.
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.
Recruitments, promotions and appointments in the European Retail Real Estate Industry.
There's no denying that these are challenging times for retail, with shopping center landlords having to work harder to increase footfall and convert this to spend. On paper, this is simple – make your retail assets attractive places to shop, introduce popular retail and F&B brands, and people will want to spend money there.
The brick-and-mortar store "retail apocalypse" has been abandoned, as numerous international studies clearly show. Online retailing is and remains a peripheral phenomenon in terms of current sales figures.
Lombardy is the richest Italian region, with a population that accounts for up to 10 million inhabitants, which is comparable to the total population of some European countries.
The European retail real estate industry has been going through the formation and development of mega-corporations. In the long run, will major enterprises divide the industry among themselves?
The acquisition of Westfield by Unibail-Rodamco also offers new opportunities for 26 shopping centers in the German portfolio. Tenants as well as customers should benefit.
The two-day event will take place on November 5 - 6 at the Van der Valk Airporthotel in Düsseldorf.
Labels love factory outlets and they are in increasingly high demand among investors and banks.
Since its inception more than 20 years ago, Mapic has continued to attract the world’s leading retailers, developers, mall operators, and, more recently, major ecommerce retailers.
From November 14 to 16, 2018, the Store Makers of umdasch show their service portfolio at Mapic in Cannes, France.
The number of registrations that have already been received proves that the new hall concept has been well accepted. The leading international trade fair for festive and seasonal decorations boasts more exhibitors/space compared to the same time last year.
The two-day event will take place on November 5 - 6 at the Van der Valk Airporthotel in Düsseldorf.
The new locations of the retail park chain will be deliberately located outside the environment of existing competition, reports Gerald Grüll, Head of Asset Management Retail at Immofinanz.
Redevco aims to make urban centers more interesting places in which people like to live, work, and shop.
The Märkische Viertel in northern Berlin was regarded as a model development in the 1970s. At that time, large housing estates with high-rise apartment blocks were considered to be a positive urban development program.
Places where people belong: modern destinations that celebrate cultural legacies.
The Istanbul New Airport is about to open on October 29, 2018. Around 53,000 sq m of retail space will sweeten passengers’ stays there.
CHINA: Cofco Joy Breeze and MixC, USA: The 78, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai Square
A new collaboration with SES promotes cooperation between Austrian police and retail. Shopping centers in general are focusing more and more on security.
Food services and drinks represent more than 70% of retail investment in this southern European country.
The “Freeport Outlets” have become “Affinity Outlets”, “Puerto Venecia” is now called “intu Puerto Venecia”. These are just two current examples that show that retail properties are regularly rebranding themselves.
With these spaces, they give online brands the opportunity to launch a test balloon and find their footing in stationary retail. But also car companies like Tesla and Volvo work with this retail format.
The department store chain, which was founded in 1849 in Scotland’s Glasgow, is in serious financial trouble.
According to Bernd Albl, Managing Director Digital Retail at Umdasch, at the end of the day, consumers no longer distinguish between online and in-store shopping. Seamless Shopping is the keyword.
The Swedish furniture giant may still be in the planning stage for this project, but worldwide first Ikea city-location at Vienna’s Western Train Station is already beginning to take shape.
Umdasch was responsible for concept, planning, general contracting, shopfitting and digital retail.
The meaning and impact of digitization on retail parks in five core theses.
The winners of this year’s “Real Estate Marketing Award 2017” were again honored at the international real estate fair Expo Real in Munich. The winners in the “retail” category are Union Investment Real Estate/Sonae Sierra/21Media for their “First Store by Alexa,” a new competition concept for innovative store ideas.
IKEA Centres and Mutschler Outlet Holding AG have recently opened the first phase of Designer Outlet Croatia in Zagreb. In addition to its commercial shops and new theme, the outlet features a number of customer services, such as center information, strollers, free Wi-Fi, gift cards, mobile chargers, baby care facilities, an exchange office, chill out zones, terraces, and a future playground area.
IKEA Centres has opened its second outlet center, the Designer Outlet Croatia. Project Manager Branko Mihajlov explains what criteria were – and will continue to be – applied when choosing locations.
Franz A. Kollitsch, co-founder of Austrian real estate developer Invester United Benefits, speaks about the company's latest activities and why outlet centers are the ideal complement to online shopping.
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.
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.
The beginning of construction on the £90 million expansion of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford was officially celebrated at the end of March 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European retail real estate industry was on a particularly intensive shopping spree over the last days and weeks.
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.
The new Union Investment index analyzes the attractiveness of the top 17 markets.
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.
Union Investment’s new “Global Retail Attractiveness Index“ (GRAI), which analyzes the environments for retail investments in 17 countries around the world, recently showed that Poland is one of the most dynamic European markets. The latest data confirms this assessment.
Cushman & Wakefield recently published the “Turkey – Retail Market Snapshot – First Quarter 2018”. The acceleration in the country‘s investment market signals that further consolidation in the shopping center market can be expected.
GfK study on key retail indicators: 2017 review and 2018 forecast.