Monthly Archives: June 2018


20 years after the initial development of Potsdamer Platz, a new era for the site is dawning. In the last few years, a comprehensive and far reaching program of office refurbishment and letting has taken place, resulting in a significant … Continue reading


ACROSS: What kind of projects are you in involved in at ECE? KATRIN VON SOOSTEN: I have been deeply involved in driving forward multiple projects – from indoor playgrounds, trampoline parks, bowling centers, escape rooms and virtual reality gaming to … Continue reading


  CLIMB AND JUMP Since September 21, 2018, Waterfront Bremen has been one attraction richer. With the new „JUMP house“ a trampoline park opened at a shopping center of ECE for the first time. Immediately adjacent to the cinema, and … Continue reading


By Jonathan Doughty We all know that retail is changing. The consumers are changing their purchasing patterns, the market is being disrupted by online and delivery and nobody is quite sure where it will all end. At ECE we are working … Continue reading

EuropaCity – „Just a very complicated process“

Several French media reported headlines like “Mega real estate development outside Paris put on hold“. Headlines like this refer to the large-scale project EuropaCity, which is scheduled to open in 2024. It is a joint venture between the French real … Continue reading

Poland provides a dynamic retail environment

Retail markets around the world are currently in good shape. A big and further increased optimism on the demand as well as the supply side supports this positive development in almost all markets that are relevant for investments. Especially in … Continue reading

Entertainment for outlet shoppers

In addition to its modern design, Cineplexx Parndorf is equipped with the latest sound and imaging technologies, such as laser-light equipped 3D projectors. Dolby Atmos sound technology ensures sharp images and 360-degree sound. “In Parndorf, we guarantee our visitors an … Continue reading

Constant change along the Bosporus

Taking a look at the big country along the Bosporus is always worth it. Here are the hard facts: According to the Turkish Council of Shopping Centers (AYD), the sales index increased by 14.1% Y-o-Y in February 2018 being above … Continue reading

Refurbishment with potential

“Location, location, location.” This is how, generally and specifically speaking, international property experts usually explain the three basic conditions for successful building management. Naturally, this also applies to shopping centers. It is one requirement that Centar Kaptol in Zagreb, which … Continue reading

Quartier du Flon – Constantly evolving

In order to ensure the diversified offering that defines the district in Lausanne, Mobimo, the owner of the project, is focused on maintaining and enhancing the high standard of its buildings as well as its outdoor public spaces. 2017 was … Continue reading

A new mall for Budapest

ECE plans to develop a new mall in Budapest. The project area is located in the Northwestern part of the Hungarian capital, close to the Danube River, on the site of a former textile factory in the Óbuda district. Over … Continue reading

Innovation and tradition combined in one quarter

In 14 buildings, southern Überseequartier will connect places to live and work with innovative retail and entertainment concepts as well as hotels and a cruise terminal. Properties with comprehensive mixed-use approaches play essential roles in Unibail-Rodamco’s portfolio as they increase … Continue reading

Delightfully epicurean Portugal

According to an actual study of “Worx’s – Real Estate Consultants” in Lisbon, the sector with the largest retail investment in Portugal has been food services & drinks. In a year without big openings of new shopping centers, the country’s … Continue reading

SES continues to expand in Slovenia

ACROSS: Looking back at last year, we can see that that SES, once again, had strong growth. What was the driving factor? What makes SES better than comparable companies? Marcus Wild: Due to the fact that we were able to … Continue reading

House of Fraser closes 31 stores

House of Fraser recently confirmed it filed in the court, on June 6, 2018, proposals for Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs). These proposals are central to the significant restructuring of the business, without which House of Fraser does not have a … Continue reading


By Carlos González When we talk about growth in the outlet sector, one might think of new schemes in the market resulting from the dynamic development work seen in recent years. However, growth has recently gained a new facet. While … Continue reading

Investing in the future

By Henrie W. Kötter In addition, in spite of all the changes in the fields of both tenants and consumers, investments in shopping centers will remain attractive in the medium and long term if investments in the existing assets are … Continue reading