Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Shopping Center on Seoul’s “Wall Street”

Developed by AIG Global Real Estate and managed by Taubman Asia, the IFC Mall counts fashion-conscious urban workers in their 20s to 40s as its main customers. This is no surprise: The abbreviation “IFC” stands for “International Finance Center.” This … Continue reading

Christmas for individualists

Sachsen-Allee is an ECE center in Chemnitz. The city sees itself as the gateway to the Ore Mountains. Ore mountain Christmas decorations can be found everywhere in this area. First Christmas’s designers are plumping for grandeur. Chief designer Jule Beck: … Continue reading

Target Group: Tourists

People don’t travel to London just to visit Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and the countless other attractions, but also to go on shopping sprees. This vacation combination is not new. A recent study by Savills reveals … Continue reading

“You have to grab tourists where you find them”

ACROSS: What do tourists mean for Alexa in Berlin? OLIVER HANNA: Tourists are enormously important for our center as a target group. We are right on Alexanderplatz, a historic part of Berlin. It wasn’t always that way. I can still … Continue reading

Strengthening the industry’s voice

ACROSS: You were appointed Chief Executive of BCSC in June. What have the first months in your new role looked like? JOHN COYNE: I have taken my first hundred days which will end with the BCSC Conference & Exhibition 2015 … Continue reading

Concentrating its presence in countries

  ACROSS: Please briefly outline Immofinanz’s European retail portfolio (excluding Russia), for which you have been responsible since the end of July. NICOLAS FERNANDEZ DE RETANA: It is a very exciting portfolio with development opportunities. It consists of two product … Continue reading

If everything in retail stays different

BY MORITZ FELIX LÜCK This question drives investors, operators, and tenants of retail parks. In July, the GfK produced the first verifiable study on the development of e-commerce and its impact on the demand for retail space. Using comprehensive data … Continue reading

Downtown Mall Opens in Upper Austria

On August 28, a flagship project for downtown retail opened its doors. SES Spar European Shopping Centers Opened a modern shopping district with 22,000 sq m of rentable area in the heart of Ried im Innkreis (Upper Austria). It’s called … Continue reading

How an airplane raises visitor frequency

The case study is on a project called “The Plane.” After an exhaustive analysis of the shopping center with which theleisureway was working and its area of influence in this project, the company noticed a high population density of children … Continue reading

Another Riviera

The Riviera Shopping & Entertainment Center will be located on the Moscow River embankment and one of the main highways of the city – the Third Transport Ring Road (TRR). The architecture, efficient layouts, and panoramic views of the river … Continue reading

On the necessity of collecting tenants’ energy data

BY DERK WELLING It has definitely become more important over the years, with many of my peers paying serious attention to making their assets more sustainable. I feel encouraged by that, but, at the same time, I am starting to … Continue reading

Movement on Mölndal Galleria in Sweden

“We are pleased that construction has now started. The interest from tenants has been high and today more than half of the retail space is leased, including anchors such as H&M, Systembolaget, and Lindex, as well as a large Ica … Continue reading

Zurich Airport is the largest mall in Switzerland

After six years of intensive preparations, preparatory and underground work started on “The Circle” at Zurich Airport earlier this year. The completion of the first stage of the project, which is the largest building site in Switzerland, is planned for … Continue reading

Growth in an unstable summer in Portugal

BY ANTÓNIO SAMPAIO DE MATTOS Except for periods of generalized war in the 20th century, there have been few times in the recent history of Europe in which such dramatic scenarios as those we are currently experiencing happened at the … Continue reading

Foodservice trends, disruption and chaos

BY JONATHAN DOUGHTY At the GCSC event in Berlin in mid-September I will talk about the most recent foodservice trends as we see them at Coverpoint and how they are influencing, more than ever, the changes in the foodservice market. … Continue reading