Monthly Archives: October 2016

Glasgow is dominated by global brands

ACROSS: How would you describe the current retail market in Glasgow? ANNE MURRAY: The second-largest retail center in the UK after the West End of London, Glasgow’s retail market remains buoyant and is one of only a few Scottish cities … Continue reading

“Happy New Business” at the next Christmasworld

Anyone who is keen to start the new year with some new ideas, updated knowledge, a selection of products that are bang-on trend, and some positive business contacts, will find a supply of all these things at the international trade … Continue reading

Retailing at your leisure

By Martin Breeden We know that as consumer habits in the UK and beyond evolve, our customers no longer see leisure, shopping and dining as completely distinct activities. And they’ll also not think twice about switching back and forth between … Continue reading

Radical Simplification

Bayerische Versorgungskammer acquired the Stafa Tower last June. Immediately prior to the transaction, BEHF Corporate Architects refurbished and modernized the 100-year-old Viennese building. The rapid sale of the Stafa Tower, which was built in the Austrian capital in 1911, proves … Continue reading

SIGNA invests more than 4 billion Euros in new projects in the core markets

SIGNA Real Estate‘s investment pipeline is full for the next few years: With a project development budget of more than 4 billion Euros, the company is one of the largest private real estate developers in its core central European markets … Continue reading

“Special Skills in Demand”

Thomas Maria Seikmann owns the Austrian company Dayland Group and, in addition to his role as CEO of Roses Designer Outlet, is Managing Director of Freeport Fashion Outlet and Fashion Outlet Parndorf in Greater Vienna. ACROSS: What gave you the … Continue reading

A Forward-Looking Orientation for Retail Parks and Hybrids—Positioning, Profiling, and Branding

By Moritz Felix Lück Sellers rejoice, buyers suffer—the continued increase in sale prices for retail parks and hybrid malls in Germany is pushing demands on due diligence and the management of objects in this asset class ever higher. For investors, … Continue reading

Strategically placed at a new public transportation hub

Etele Plaza is due to be Budapest’s last major shopping center development, combining popular fashion brands, modern and efficient architecture, and an enviable location. It is Futureal’s most significant retail project currently under development and is due to be a … Continue reading


By Tobias Alsborger Medium-sized grocery-anchored shopping centers well-located near public transportation stations in the suburbs of Nordic capitals are highly desirable investments, mainly due to the nondiscretionary and non-cyclical nature of daily consumption, their monopoly on catchment areas favored by … Continue reading

Brexit and “Brand Britain”

BY JONATHAN DOUGHTY The “leave” campaign won, 52% to 48% and we are now on a journey, without much of a map, for the next few years as Britain navigates through the exit from the European Union. We have also … Continue reading


June 23, 2016 will certainly go down in history. On that day, 46.5 million Britons were asked to vote on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union. As we now know, the majority of the population (51.9%) … Continue reading

Your opinion, please!

  Edward Cooke Chief Executive of British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) Well-placed to weather the immediate consequences of Brexit “The retail and retail property sector is well-placed to weather the immediate consequences of Brexit. In our opinion, many of … Continue reading

No Good Prospects

By Reinhard Winiwarter Great Britain is second only to Germany in economic power in the European Union, which should strengthen Britain’s bargaining position. It has so far remained unclear in what direction any talks on a trade agreement or, for … Continue reading

IKEA Centres’ second shopping center in Portugal

The shopping center comprises 42,000 sq m and 110 shops. It features a multiplex cinema, food court, as well as an 8,000 sq m outdoor leisure area with water fountains, esplanades and innovative play areas for children. It is anchored … Continue reading

Veritable growth in Bucharest

Romanians can look forward to an enviable tax cut, since the country’s VAT was reduced from 24% to 20% on January 1, 2016. According to the experts of Cushman & Wakefield in Bucharest, this measure had a positive impact on … Continue reading