Monthly Archives: March 2018

6B47 builds Outlet Center Silesia in Gliwice

It was in 2002, when the first outlet center opened its doors in Poland: it was the Factory Ursus in the capital city of Warsaw. According to a report of Colliers International there are at present 14 such facilities in … Continue reading

New shopping centers to be opened in Germany

Shopping centers remain popular shopping destinations for Germans. The density of centers, especially in downtown areas, remains at a high level. Although the boom has weakened in recent years, growth is expected to return this year. The preliminary results of … Continue reading

Riding the wave

The “Hasewelle” sports center in downtown Osnabrück provides guests with ample opportunities to “ride the wave”. In summer 2018, indoor surfing will finally be available at the Mall of Switzerland, near Lucerne. In an effort to successfully position themselves against … Continue reading

Trampolines are coming

Landsec has welcomed a new addition to the leisure line-up at Bluewater in north Kent with the launch of GraVity, a flagship trampoline park. Situated within the Lower Hall of the shopping center’s redeveloped Plaza area, the 2,800 sq m … Continue reading

MK Illumination Special: Enlightening Your Vision

MK ILLUMINATION SPECIAL – FREE DOWNLOAD “Through lighting and stories, we can engage with people and tap into their emotions.” Thomas Mark, President of MK Illumination, talks in an ACROSS interview about why decoration and especially lighting play a vital … Continue reading

New investors expected in Romania

ACROSS: Which key sectors of the Romanian market do you expect to generate the highest growth within the next years? LIVIU TUDOR: When we look at the Romanian commercial property market over the past years, we can see notable growth … Continue reading


  AEW Arnaud Broussou AEW has appointed Arnaud Broussou as Head of Asset Management for its Institutional Division in France. He will be based in Paris and will report to Raphaël Brault, Head of France – Institutional Division. Broussou joined … Continue reading

In times of disruptive markets, institutional real estate investors want to make sure that they are betting on the right horse

ACROSS: Steffen, you have been contributing expert opinions and retail specialist knowledge to ACROSS – the European retail real estate magazine for many years now. Our exclusive KPI series about Key Performance Indicators in the strategic asset management of European … Continue reading

How the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation affects the European shopping center industry.

The press department of SES Spar European Shopping Centers in Salzburg commented: “We comply of course with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation here at SES and will implement it in all units of our group. We have already been … Continue reading

Shopping Centers and the New European Data Protection Regime

By Birgit Harasser Whilst the GDPR pertains to all companies, shopping center operators may face more challenges than many other businesses: As a landlord, a shopping center is in the B2B real estate business; as a shopping center operator, however, … Continue reading


  TURKEY VADISTANBUL Recently, Benoy’s project Vadistanbul mall, located near Belgrade Forest, north of Istanbul, celebrated its grand opening. As one of the largest shopping centers in Turkey, the space has a leasable area of 103,000 sq m and is … Continue reading

On the rooftop

The hotel developer MQ Real Estate, founded in 2014, will construct the world’s first modular hotel on top of a shopping center in Berlin. For this, a new story containing a hotel will be added to Ring-Center 2 shopping center … Continue reading

Neinver reports growth to €917 million

Neinver – the second-largest operator of outlet centers in Europe and the market leader in Spain and Poland – continues delivering year-on-year sales and footfall increases across its outlet portfolio. In 2017, the company recorded over €917 million in sales, … Continue reading


    CANADA Montreal Eaton Centre Ivanhoé Cambridge announced a large-scale redevelopment project for the Montreal Eaton Centre. The $200-million investment aims to enhance the shopping experience at one of Quebec’s busiest malls, located on Sainte-Catherine Street – one of North … Continue reading

From retail to hotel real estate

By Dirk K. Wollweber The structural changes in the retail trade and the current economic developments have led to more vacancies in the inner cities for years, not only in smaller shops, but also in larger retail properties such as … Continue reading

“We are not portfolio holders”

ACROSS: INVESTER United Benefits was established in 2016. How is your company structured? Franz Alexander Kollitsch: With regard to the year, INVESTER is a very young company. This is somewhat misleading in this regard in that it was merely the … Continue reading

The new Union Investment Global Retail Attractiveness Index (GRAI)

The new Union Investment index analyses the attractiveness of the top 17 markets. Retail markets worldwide appear to be in good shape at the beginning of 2018. A further increase in optimism among both customers and businesses in almost all … Continue reading