Monthly Archives: September 2017

Are Malls in Germany also Facing Death?

By Moritz Felix Lück and Manuel Jahn The augurs of the beautiful, new trade epoch proclaim that the brick-and-mortar trade will disappear—and with it, commercial real estate. Dead malls in the US are used as evidence. The argument is that … Continue reading

Do you know your customers?

Some trends are only recognized at a time when following them has long become a necessity – and not just an added bonus. One example is the process of gathering and analyzing information about customers, to utilize it correctly and … Continue reading

Big data and new metrics in shopping centers

By Jesús Hernández Esteban “24 million visitors in 2014.” “12 million people visited the XX shopping center in 2015.” “17 million placed their trust in us last year.” These are some of the headlines you can frequently read in real … Continue reading


                “The importance of F&B in shopping centers increases continuously. The times of thoughtless caloric intake in dark foodcourts are long gone, as today’s malls provide well thought out restaurant areas. Entire floors … Continue reading


By Sue Shepherd At London Designer Outlet (LDO) in Wembley Park, the UK capital’s only fashion & lifestyle outlet center, we gather information on visitors and potential visitors to better understand them. Importantly, we use research not to deal with … Continue reading

A South African in CEE

The deal became public in midsummer. Hystead, co-owned by Hyprop Investments Limited and PDI Investment Holdings Limited, purchased all the shares in the Bulgarian company AP Retail I EOOD, which owns The Mall in Sofia, for €156 million through its subsidiary … Continue reading

Activity in Serbia’s Second City

The real estate investment market in Serbia is continuing in its brisk growth and NEPI Rockcastle is determined to make its mark here. After acquiring Kragujevac Plaza in 2014, one of the country’s rare modern malls outside the capital city, … Continue reading

Malls are learning to talk to their customers

By Agnieszka Tomczak-Tuzińska It’s the consumers’ expectations, behavior, and purchasing decisions that shape the evolution of malls and set the foundations for effective communication strategies. The development of technology has led to significant changes in the purchasing process. Today, everything … Continue reading


Apsys Polska Agnieszka Tomczak-Tuzińska In May, Apsys Polska introduced some changes in its structure and created a new marketing department, which is headed by Agnieszka Tomczak-Tuzińska. The new department combines: corporate marketing, operational marketing of Apsys-managed shopping centers, public relations, … Continue reading

Shopping 2025 – shopping centers as platforms

By Alexander Otto, CEO of ECE I’m certainly following the shift currently underway in the market very closely. But view this change as an opportunity: If a player like Amazon can evolve, why can’t shopping centers, which have been known … Continue reading

Shopping 2025 – shopping centers as platforms

By Alexander Otto, CEO of ECE I’m certainly following the shift currently underway in the market very closely. But view this change as an opportunity: If a player like Amazon can evolve, why can’t shopping centers, which have been known … Continue reading

Allianz finances Liffey Valley in Dublin

The company is the sole lender and provided a 7-year, fixed-rate loan at an all-in rate and a conservative LTV. With this investment, Allianz has again emphasized its strategic focus on alternative investments such as infrastructure and real estate. The … Continue reading

Passionate expertise

The black-red-golden economy is booming. Other European countries are not the only ones who look at Germany with amazement; these kinds of looks also come from the United States, albeit at times with a frosty undertone. And this robust upswing, … Continue reading

Hahn Group presents new public AIF

Immediately thereafter, the Hahn Group launched a successor fund, the public AIF Pluswertfonds 169. It is investing in a specialist retail center in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria with a total volume of around €26.7 million through its capital … Continue reading

The best of two worlds under one roof

There were massive rumblings in the investment press in October 2014 when KGAL, headquartered in Grünwald (Bavaria), announced the acquisition of EO. This commercial property, with its 26,000 sq m of retail space, is located in Oberwart, in the Austrian … Continue reading

Apsys refinances Posnania

This refinancing, amounting to €260 million in total, is one of the largest ever granted in commercial real estate in Central Europe. The project’s initial financing during the development phase in 2014 already set a record in this area. Posnania, … Continue reading

“Our Centers Boast High, Urban Quality”

ACROSS: SES is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. You have become the market leader in Austria in that time. How did the company start? Marcus Wild: SES is a natural extension of Spar. The food trade has always been … Continue reading

The Leisure Mosaic

By Gastón Gaitán I’m feeling pleased with myself, sharing a few minutes with Orpheus, depicted with his lyre singing to the birds, from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. I wish I could say I was improving myself through art. … Continue reading

The Role of Shopping Centers in a Sustainable Future Society

In the last four years, the EU-funded project CommONEnergy has supported this transition by developing solution sets for deep, systemic retrofitting, as well as support tools and methods for energy-efficiency evaluation, lean management, continuous commissioning, environmental and socio-cultural impact assessment, … Continue reading

NEINVER welcomes Barbara Somogyiova as new Leasing Director Europe

Somogyiova will steer the group’s leasing activities across the seven European countries and 21 centres currently operated by the Spanish company. Moreover, she will define the strategic orientation for all forthcoming projects such as the flagship centres in Amsterdam and … Continue reading