2017

The Clees Group has officially started construction of the City Outlet Wuppertal. The preparatory measures have been running since July. From this point on, things should continue at full speed for the centrally-located project in Döppersberg, in the district of Elbersfeld.

Commerz Real is putting out feelers for new shopping centers. In an interview with ACROSS, Katharina von Schacky, Global Head of Real Estate Markets Shopping, reports that purchase prices are somewhat unrealistic.

The retail real estate industry today is facing disruption from many sides. The digital revolution has been deep and widespread, generating ripples that include e-commerce, social media, and the rise of technology in every aspect of our lives.

A report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and JLL finds that non-retail tenants – including F&B, leisure, and community amenities – have led to 28% estimated rental value growth, a 7.24% increase in footfall, and a 1% decrease in vacancy rates across 12 European malls in the past 12 months.

We are living in probably the most interesting and exciting times for the retail industry as a whole. I believe that we are at a tipping point. You only have to look at the two most successful fashion brands today: H&M and Inditex Group.

Dining, enjoying, relaxing, and shopping. Center operators are completely revamping their menus.

Grosvenor Europe knows that, with the rise of e-commerce, it is essential to provide a full shopping, leisure, and dining experience to meet guests’ needs. They are thus implementing appropriate measures – for example in Sweden.

Most people who have worked in the hospitality industry understand the “full service” circle. This describes how we have to work hard for our guests to provide them with exactly what they want, whether in a restaurant, bar, or hotel, by working as a team.

HMSHost International, the world leader in food and beverage services for travelers, opened six new food & beverage outlets at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond in April. It signed a 10-year contract with an estimated valueof over €100 million.

HMSHost International entered the outlet center market last April. In an interview with ACROSS, CEO Walter Seib explained how he creates places to be for shoppers with appetite.

This year’s Mapic will again feature the top players in industry as they provide a glimpse at their current retail projects. ACROSS makes a foray into interesting new developments and extensions to be presented in Cannes.

Neinver appointed Barbara Somogyiova as its new leasing director Europe at the beginning of September. In an interview with ACROSS, she revealed, among other things, that the company will present new projects and share the details of its tourism strategy at Mapic.

Think of each of the new challenges you have had to confront over the past decade as a cloud appearing in an otherwise blue sky. From rapidly changing consumer behavior to e-commerce, each cloud cast a shadow on “business as usual.” On their own. none threatened to spoil the picnic. As gathering clouds darken the sky, however, it looks to some like a storm is coming.

Top