Daily Archives: November 12, 2018

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