Daily Archives: June 11, 2015


ACROSS: Decathlon is celebrating a milestone birthday next year, since the company was founded in France in 1976. What stages of development has it passed through since then? LUDGER NIEMANN: Decathlon launched its expansion abroad in 1986 and opened its … Continue reading

An outlet center for Wuppertal

Factory Outlet Centers (FOCs) are few and far between in Germany, unlike other retail properties. This is now set to change. The Clees Group recently presented its plans for FOC Wuppertal. Together with its future center manager, ROS Retail Outlet … Continue reading

Boutique luxury department store for Amsterdam

Last year, a group of Dutch entrepreneurs and financial investors agreed to establish a new, integrated boutique department store in Amsterdam called “Haussmann,” which will open in the second half of 2016. The initiative is based on the belief from … Continue reading

Investment in dominance, experience, and convenience

BY AILISH CHRISTIAN-WEST Our approach to dominance has been to acquire or develop dominant regional shopping centers located in, or close to, the most attractive cities in the United Kingdom. By shaping our presence in these locations, we can accommodate … Continue reading

“We want to increase the foreign share in our retail segment”

In early March, Union Investment secured a majority stake in the “Palladium” shopping center in Prague for the open-ended property fund UniImmo: Deutschland by purchasing shares in a property company. With a gross floor area of 115,000 sq m, of … Continue reading

Understanding Facebook

There has recently been a massive shift in how social media is used as part of a successful marketing strategy. These changes have also influenced the way retail and shopping center marketing make their strategies work. In Poland, both malls … Continue reading

Arabian showpiece

With an area of 25 sq km, Yas is one of the larger natural islands in Abu Dhabi after the main island. Aldar Properties fundamentally altered the flat plot of land with a $40-billion development project. It straightened coastlines, filled … Continue reading

Ukrainian Shopping Centers in the Shadow of the Country’s Unstable Situation

The last year was extremely difficult for the whole Ukraine: the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in March 2014, the war in eastern Ukraine, a deep economic crisis, and a significant devaluation of the national currency against the … Continue reading