2016

More and more online retailers are entering the world of bricks-and-mortar retail. According to Kai Hudetz, Managing Director of the IFH Köln, Institute for Retail Research in Cologne, they dream of locations in high-traffic malls.

From May to June 2016, facility management employees in 11 German retail parks recorded what concerns visitors, store employees, and suppliers had for them. Here are the results and the conclusions facility service supplier Wisag draws from them.

The Scottish city has witnessed the highest number of new restaurant openings in the United Kingdom outside London. Anne Murray, Group Manager Inward Investment at InvestGlasgow, is helping retailers to use this to counter competition from the internet.

Events and highlights with some top-selling ideas for business. That is what Frankfurt’s Christmasworld, the international trade fair for seasonal and festive decoration, provides. It runs from January 27 to 31, 2017.

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 online and offline channels to explore, share ideas or buy.

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.

In November 2008, immediately after the bankruptcy of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers, two Austrian investors, Thomas Seikmann and Manfred Schlager, opened Croatia’s first outlet center: Roses Designer Outlet in Zagreb. After years in a difficult market environment, they have managed to establish the retail property firmly in the market.

While the threat from e-commerce is a dominant theme for retail real estate in the Nordics, the well-located retail centers in Nordic capital city regions driven by local supply offer a more positive outlook.

On June 23, 2016, the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union. More than 30 million people voted, with a much higher than expected turn out, especially in the younger voters.

How the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union will affect the British shopping center industry.

ACROSS asked local industry players how they assess the Brexit’s impact on the British retail real estate market. Here are their statements.

Brexit is no longer just a word—since June 23rd, it has been a real threat. While British exit advocates celebrate the country’s seeming newfound sovereignty, the shock is all the more severe for Brexit opponents. No wonder, since it means the wholesale redefinition of the closely linked economic relations between the UK and the EU.

Located in the city of Loulé in southern Portugal, MAR Shopping Algarve will be a meeting place with a total of 83,000 sq m, including a mall, an open-air leisure area, and the Designer Outlet Algarve.

Sonae Sierra and Caelum Development opened the ParkLake shopping center on September 1. The Romanian capital’s retail real estate market has now increased by 70,000 sq m GLA.

The shopping center investor Cemagg has entrusted the real estate service provider Bilfinger Real Estate to represent it as the builder-owner and to provide consulting and project development services for Dreiländergalerie in Weil am Rhein in Baden-Württemberg.

Dubai Holding has announced updates on the development of Mall of the World, a concept for an all-season city district offering a wide range of leisure, retail, cultural, residential, wellness, commercial, hospitality, and pedestrian options.

The Old Academy in Munich was once reserved for Jesuits, academics, and then statisticians. Now, Signa Holding wants to revitalize the historic complex in the city center.

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