Monthly Archives: November 2018

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

A seemingly compressed time period

When ACROSS was launched in 2008, the global economy was on its way down. Quite a few decision makers – even from within the European shopping center industry – desperately tried to turn a blind eye to this fact. That … Continue reading


  10 YEARS ACROSS – EDITORIAL DEAR READER, When we presented the first print issue of ACROSS exactly 10 years ago, an epochal event shook the world economy. The US-investment bank Lehman Brothers went bankrupt with a deafening bang and … Continue reading


By Reinhard Winiwarter Numerous new projects came to a halt, were delayed, or shelved entirely. It took the industry years to recover from its shock-induced paralysis. In the first months of the Lehman-weekend we already predicted in our second issue … Continue reading

Dubai Mall celebrates its 10th anniversary

A decade is well worth celebrating. After all, it’s the Dubai Mall that turns 10 years old. It opened on November 4, 2008 and accommodated 600 shops at that time. After its final expansion stage, it now comprises 1,200 businesses. … Continue reading

Parndorf to Focus on Entertainment in the Future

Those who travel to Parndorf in Burgenland, Austria, can do one thing above all others: shop until they drop. That is by no means surprising: Over the last 20 years, the location has developed into a retail agglomeration of international … Continue reading