February 2018

All through the years, commercial models in the retail sector have been evolving in alignment with changing consumer habits. It goes without saying that these consumer habits have experienced a huge transformation lately, especially due to the rapid advance of technologies and the digital era. However, I don’t believe that the boom of ecommerce will lead to the extinction of most shopping malls.

The Serbian capital tends to be viewed as more of an insider tip than a universally acknowledged hotspot, among expansion-minded European retailers. This is partly due to the city’s challenging retail conditions.

Often, the viability of a retail destination is judged by its catchment and the affluence of the local residential population.

Consumers have the technological freedom to shop whenever and wherever they want, and brands are expected to work much harder than ever before to maintain their loyalty.

According to the current “Shopping Centre Market Report Switzerland 2018”, the country’s malls have an average age of 30. A number of refurbishments are pending. But that alone will not be sufficient for future market success.

Digitalisation, especially in the form of online trade, often gets blamed for dramatic changes in the retail sector, and the death of the classic old-school store. One might think that it is putting an end to the brick and mortar star, currently shining brightly in the investment sky.

Since real estate has become both more professional and specialised, dedicated undergraduate and postgraduate real estate education has become widely available. Investing in optimising through ongoing professional development yields returns for both the individual and the organisation.

From the very beginning, the position of the Polish Council of Shopping Centres (PRCH) was that the draft bill banning Sunday trading was a bad idea for all the interested parties.

As a response to past years’ incidents and to meet the rapid changes of risks that are affecting the industry’s security landscape, the Nordic Council of Shopping Centers (NCSC) recently released a “Guide to Shopping Center Risk and Security”.

In her role as PR & Marketing Manager of Eurovea, Olga Hammer relies heavily on events. One reason is that as a result of exceptional and meaningful leisure activities, people are more willing to accept Eurovea as a “good neighbor”.

Mipim is here again! This year, the who-is-who of the global real estate industry comes together in Cannes, France from March 13 to 16. Innovative retail properties as well as projects with retail components are presented at this trade fair–and we selected some of them here for you.

Tom McGee, President and CEO of ICSC, says new Asian malls will be tailored to meet the needs of the younger generation. Existing shopping centers in Europe and the US are changing accordingly.

A lot has changed in modern mainstream cinema over the last years. Digital technology replaced the old 35mm film projection. This was not just a big leap in terms of quality, it also revolutionized the content spectrum that can be shown in cinema auditoriums.

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