March 12, 2019

Shelley Sandzer, the leading specialist UK leisure property agency, has acted on behalf of the brand in a deal which will see Neapolitan sourdough pizza brand, Franco Manca, secure its next London location at 29/31 Greenwich Church Street, due to open in April.

CBRE arranged leases of two new shops to Spanish jewellery brand TOUS. Its new locations are at Arkády Pankrác in Prague and Olympia in Pilsen. These two shops are the 11th and 12th outlets of this successful company in Czechia which came here three years ago. During the cooperation, CBRE helped open as much as half of the brand’s shops in the country. The expansion documents how successful TOUS is on the Czech market.

British Land announces that John Gildersleeve will retire as a non-executive director and step down as Chairman of the Company at the conclusion of this year’s AGM on 19 July 2019. John joined the Board as a non-executive director in 2008 and has served as Chairman since January 2013.

IMMOFINANZ recorded strong growth in the number of visitors to its retail properties in 2018: More than 142 million customers visited the STOP SHOP retail parks and VIVO! shopping centers with over 800,000 sqm of rentable space. That represents an increase of roughly 20 million visitors, or 16.7%, over the previous year. On a like-for-like basis, i.e. after an adjustment for acquisitions, sales and completions, the number of visitors rose by 4.8% to approximately 128 million. The retailers operating in the IMMOFINANZ retail parks and shopping centers generated a year-on-year increase of nearly 5.0% in their gross sales revenues.

Primark has launched its first ever range of jeans made from 100% sustainable cotton. Produced in three different washes (indigo, black and light blue), the women’s skinny jeans will be sold in stores across all markets, at a cost of £13/€17. Primark’s customers are looking for amazing fashion at an affordable price, and this range is no different.

Marketing as a decisive success factor has increasingly become a focal point of center management. However, what are the key factors for successful marketing? Elke Haeffner, Center Manager of Fünf Höfe in Munich of B&L Property Management GmbH, and Sebastian Guth, Managing Director of their lead agency 21Media, discussed this issue with ACROSS.

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