July 2016

In my last article, I talked about the need to introduce new operators into our industry, to allow the smaller operators and companies access into the world of shopping centers, and to support them as they grow.

20 years ago, Austrian Klaus Mark founded MK Illumination together with his wife Marie. Half a year later, his twin brother Thomas also joined the company, who remains to be the third partner and shareholder to this day. MK Illumination designs innovative and custom festive lighting, decoration and interactive Worlds for shopping centers on six continents.

MK Illumination has decorated shopping malls for nine years. Klaus and Thomas Mark report among other things in an interview on the growing demands for their concepts.

Immofinanz is expanding rapidly in Central and Eastern Europe with its VIVO! shopping centers and STOP SHOP retail parks. In an interview with ACROSS, COO Dietmar Reindl explains the underlying brand strategy.

The declared aim of the Mall of Switzerland, which opens its doors in the fall of 2017, is to become a destination and a favorite, both for tenants and visitors.

How real estate and shopping center developers can profit from district and
neighborhood developments despite strenuous demands and economic risks.

More than 20 luxury shops, a five-star hotel, exclusive apartments, and modern office space: The “Goldenes Quartier” (“Golden Quarter”), developed by SIGNA, is in a prime city center location and casts its spell on both tourists and locals.

In an interview with ACROSS, Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, explains how the City Center Strategy protects and progresses the retail offer.

Why is everybody talking about food in shopping centers this year? Because it matters, of course.

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