Yearly Archives: 2018


Nicosia Mall has embarked on a new journey of success following its opening, living up to its “Made Incredible” motto. Its masterfully blended brand-mix and carefully planned area have proved their appeal to locals, who can now enjoy modern and … Continue reading


  SPAIN Finestrelles On November 28, 2018 Finestrelles opened with a commercial offer of 103 spaces from leader brands in fashion and restaurants, on a surface of 39.250 sq m. Located in Esplugues de Llobregat, the mall will attract more … Continue reading


It has a commercial offer of 103 shops on a GLA of 39.250 sq m. Located in Eplugues de Llobregat, the mall will attract more than 8.5 million yearly visitors from Barcelona and the Baix Llobregat region. An Alcampo hypermarket, … Continue reading

Challenges in a Retail World in (R)evolution

By Amaury de Crombrugghe E-commerce has continued to grow and currently represents +/- 10% of the Belgian retail market. Global players, such as Amazon and Alibaba, are leading the pack and are able to present incredible figures, but profitability still … Continue reading

“Clicks to Bricks” – An Unexpected Retail Trend

By Nelson Blackley While there was steady growth in online retail sales from 2012 to 2017, although it varied between different countries, it only represented 12% of Europe’s 2017 total retail sales; so, it is clear that the promised online … Continue reading


Thomas Reichenauer is Founder and Managing Director, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, Vienna, and expert in Center Management, Retail Operations and Development of Designer Outlets and innovative Shopping Concepts. Thomas started his retail career 1996 at the leading Austrian sports retailer … Continue reading


Arbireo Retail Invest Marcus Neumann Arbireo Capital AG has appointed Marcus Neumann as Managing Director of the newly founded Arbireo Retail Invest. The new subsidiary bundles the investment activities in the retail segment and is part of the reorganization of … Continue reading

Online Retailing in Alpine Countries: Further up the Mountain

Online sales in Austria and Switzerland continue to develop in a positive direction. The 250 online shops with the highest sales in 2017 each reported an increase in sales. “However, as is the case in the German market, sales growth … Continue reading

Services and Leisure Take Center Stage

By João Correia de Sampaio In this more nuanced world, shopping center developers, owners, and managers are charged with understanding what drives footfall as well as focusing on tenant mix and an improved service offer. Richer and more dynamic experiences … Continue reading

Projects & Openings International

  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Reem Mall   Al Farwaniya Property Developments has recently shared the tenant line-up for its super-regional Reem Mall project in Abu Dhabi – one of the largest retail property developments underway in the UAE today. The … Continue reading

Destination Outlet

By Mayte Legeay With the well-documented turbulence in the retail sector prevailing as physical stores come under intense pressure to compete with online offers in order to meet the demands of today’s discerning shopper, outlets have stepped into the spotlight. … Continue reading


Walter Seib re-joined HMSHost in February 2012 as CEO of HMSHost International focussing on three primary regions: Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia, including China. In this position Walter is responsible for all business development and operations in … Continue reading

UK’s first interactive inflatable park to launch at Meadowhall

Shopping centers are supposed to be much more than just places where transactions take place. They should provide great “places for people”, where guests can enjoy food, retail, leisure, community, and share experiences with others. This is where the term … Continue reading

Virtual Reality at the Service of Food Court Investment

When making a capital investment in a commercial property, perhaps an extension or renovation that will impact the usage and profitability of your assets, having the most valuable information and concept of how the food court – the heart of … Continue reading

Industry Leaders’ Impressions of 10 years of ACROSS

Marcus Wild, CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Centers: “Over the past 10 years, ACROSS has developed into a well-known international specialist publication on all aspects of retail real estate and has, thus, become one of the first companies to … Continue reading

About a Sophistication

By Daniel Losantos This sector has been steadily rising in popularity among shoppers, visitors, and tourists since its introduction in Europe in the 1980s, with footfall and sales density figures increasing well above other formats. During the last decade, different … Continue reading

Westfield London Also Turns 10

This October marks 10 years since Westfield London first opened its doors in the capital, pioneering and transforming the shopping, dining, and leisure landscape of the retail industry in the UK. The mall is a 50:50 joint venture between Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield … Continue reading

“We Saw the Interest of Investors Vanishing”

  ACROSS: On September 15, 2008, US investment bank Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. It marked the beginning of the biggest global financial and economic crisis since the 1930s. Spain and Portugal were severely affected. What impact did this crisis have … Continue reading

Fortune Favors the Brave

By Bill Kistler Few events are as etched in our collective memories as September 11th or, if you’re old enough, the first moon landing or the assassination of JFK. The meltdown week in 2008 that started with Lehman’s bankruptcy is … Continue reading

The Moment Represents Space without Dimension

By Moritz Lück The retail trade is undergoing profound changes, and the strategies for coping with these changes and their consequences are complex. This holds true for retailers, investors, operators, financiers, and all others in the retail real estate industry. … Continue reading