Yearly Archives: 2017


A series of French and international sports, outdoor, ready-to-wear and accessories brands have signed on for space in the 7,500 sq m project, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. Strongly rooted in its regional heritage, the … Continue reading

Construction Works Underway for City Outlet Wuppertal

Alexander Clees, project manager of the Clees group of companies, explains: “The construction issues have been largely clarified and the leasing for the location is in full swing. Now, the revitalization measures in the Federal Railway building can gradually begin. … Continue reading

Retail park in Amberg, Bavaria under the hammer

The Fund acquired the retail property for around €26 million. The seller was a local real estate portfolio holder. Retail park Amberg has a leasable area of around 16,500 sq m. Kaufland and MediaMarkt are the retail property’s long-term tenants. … Continue reading


WestEnd City Center is one of Hungary’s most popular malls, with more than 20 million visitors per year. The mixed-use development scheme consists of a 47,000 sq m of retail area, a 16,000 sq m “A”-category office complex, and a … Continue reading

In the Clash Between Brick-and-Mortar and Click-and-Order, Popups Are the Happy Compromise

By Joy Fan These unicorns are just the frontline of a small army of up-and-coming ecommerce brands that are rewriting the playbook for connecting to consumers. This is prompting even the most reliable retailers to think about how to refashion the … Continue reading

Deutsche Hypo finances mall in Gdansk

The financing volume amounts to just under €81 million, of which 50% remain with Deutsche Hypo in the long term. The shopping center from Deutsche EuroShop AG’s portfolio opened in 2007 and is spread over five floors, with two floors … Continue reading

First Outlet Center in the Ural Region

Forum Group is the project’s developer and investor, Magazin Magazinov will serve as exclusive broker and consultant, TLC Property Asset Management Ltd. will organize the outlet management system, and the architectural planning of the outlet will be provided by AHR … Continue reading

“We want to expand our activities”

ACROSS: You have been divisional global head of real estate markets shopping at Commerz Real since March 1, 2017. What is your view of things from this position? KATHARINA VON SCHACKY: A lot has happened in these first nine months. My … Continue reading


Apleona Steffen Höhn Apleona GVA Real Estate Advisors is strengthening its letting department with the addition of retail specialist Steffen Höhn (50). Since August 1, 2017, he has been responsible as head of retail agency for leasing retail space and … Continue reading

The Evolution of European Retail Real Estate Trends

By João Correia de Sampaio Add to that the globalization of trends and the growth of purchasing power and it is clear that we are in a landscape that has changed forever – and continues to change daily. In order … Continue reading

Non-Retail Tenants as Turbo

The report, “Trading up: dining, leisure, amenities, and the new shopping center,” is the second in a series commissioned by ULI’s European Retail and Entertainment Council to better understand the role of non-retail elements in the continued reinvention of malls. … Continue reading

At a Tipping Point

By Chris Igwe Their geographical coverage is widening, they’re growing more brands and concepts, and they continue to do what they do best: consistently provide great fashion to their customers around the globe. They seem to have kept things very … Continue reading


The shopping center industry has discovered a new trend. “Food and beverage” is the magic phrase developers and operators are currently parading around like some sacred monstrance. The global food and beverage (F&B) market has seen continuous growth rates in … Continue reading

How an Appetite for Food Courts Can Drive Shopping Center Spending

By Jorge Morgadinho Innovation in shopping centers is no longer optional—it is compulsory for operators and developers. As consumers demand fresh experiences and leisure options from their shopping center outings, the transformation of food and beverage (F&B) areas into key … Continue reading

Increased appetite in Sweden

The need to increase the food and beverage offer within the commercial sector has become the hot topic among a series of seminars and panel discussions throughout the year, as landlords look towards creating leisure spaces to increase dwell time … Continue reading


By Jonathan Doughty Service has never been more important, especially in this decade of “experience” seekers. Without going into too much detail, the “full service” circle works because it constantly improves on the service guests receive and the products they … Continue reading

HMSHost International Enters the Outlet Center Segment

This move to outlet centers is HMSHost’s next strategic step beyond its operations at airports and railway stations. At 46,700 sq m, Designer Outlet Roermond is the biggest outlet in Northern Europe and the most successful designer outlet center in … Continue reading

“Eating is the new shopping”

ACROSS: HMSHost International has clear ambitions for growth, right? WALTER SEIB: Yes, we pursued this at airports before moving into railway stations. Now designer outlet shopping centers are the focus of our next strategic move and we are thrilled to … Continue reading

MAPIC SPECIAL: Notable Distinction

Au fil de l’Eau Verviers, Belgien Stand R7.M11 Located near the German and Dutch borders, “Au fil de l’Eau” in Verviers, Belgium has a cross-border catchment area. It will animate the heart of one of the most important cities in … Continue reading

Parndorf Fashion Outlet — More Frequency with Style

If you stroll through Fashion Outlet Parndorf in eastern Austria today, you’ll already have a lasting impression of its ambitious expansion plans. The outlet is characterized by stunning Art Nouveau elements on the mall’s façade, replicas of the golden Vienna … Continue reading