Monthly Archives: May 2017

International Retailers Are Focusing on Vienna

Hardly any high-quality retail real estate is currently available on the market for investors, the Viennese real estate service provider EHL reported in its current business area report 2017. The Viennese retail market remains attractive in a European comparison. This … Continue reading


By José Luis del Valle Shopping centers have been key in this recovery and we believe they will be the drivers of the ongoing investment expected in the next few years. Investment in retail centers in Spain amounted to €3.5 … Continue reading

The Italian Restyling Challenge

By Luca Ciaffoni His famous 1992 essay therefore asserted that a series of modern spaces were “non-places,” according to his studies, because the only relational possibility they allowed was with oneself. Large market spaces (like shopping centers and supermarkets) were … Continue reading

Retail Technology: Launch of Hyper-Reality Experience

Land Securities’ Trinity Leeds, widely regarded as one of Europe’s most digitally enabled shopping centers since its launch in 2013, will cement its innovative reputation with the launch of “Tick Tock Unlock”—a virtual reality (VR) experience. As technology advances and … Continue reading

CityLife Shopping District: Opening in Milan on November 30

CityLife and Sonae Sierra have announced the inauguration date for the CityLife Shopping District in Milan: it will open to the public on November 30, 2017. With a mix of 100 shops dedicated to shopping, lifestyle, food, services, free time, … Continue reading

Sustainability on the rise

By Carlos González Driven by global and European sustainability legislation (like EU directives on the Energy Performance of Buildings and on Energy Efficiency), property companies’ original focus on risk reduction has, in fact, turned into a competitive advantage. Investors and … Continue reading

“The complexity has increased enormously”

At the same time, the time available from project planning to customer handover is becoming ever shorter, with consistently high demands on quality and price. ACROSS: What trends do you currently see regarding shopfitting? MARTIN WENDSCHE: The basic trends in … Continue reading