Monthly Archives: May 2019

Many public services to be located in Trio

The service square, covering approximately 1,000 sq m, is a new kind of concept that centralises several different public services under one roof. It will feature the service and guidance desks of many of the city’s services and a Kela … Continue reading

Tristan Fund & FREO Sell Repositioned 4711 Cologne Estate for €220 Million

EPISO 3, an opportunity fund by pan-European real estate investment manager Tristan Capital Partners, has sold the Kölnisch Quartier, formerly known as Barthonia Forum, in Cologne’s Ehrenfeld district through a number of separate transactions for around €220 million, after transforming … Continue reading


The plans, which were created by architects Prosper on behalf of Cosgrave Property Group, and permission secured by planning consultants Brock McClure, will see the creation of up to 15 fixed vendors as well as two pop-up vendors and a … Continue reading


After 9 months as MK Illumination’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Wesling became MK Illumination’s Managing Director and is bringing his expertise and energy to the Austrian and German markets whilst continuing in his role as CDO. The owners of the … Continue reading

The Importance of Cinemas in Malls

By Christof Papousek Generally speaking, leisure activities are of considerable importance to people, depending on society and orientation. A municipal indoor swimming pool or an artificial ice skating rink in winter, temporary amusement parks (fairs), as well as typical sports … Continue reading

Shopping Center Performance Report by ecostra triggered resentment

By Reinhard Winiwarter, Publisher ACROSS Magazine A certain report causes quite the stir in the German shopping center industry. To be more specific, we are talking about the Shopping Center Performance Report by the consulting company ecostra from Wiesbaden, Germany, that triggered great … Continue reading

John Lewis & Partners Peterborough announces £21M investment

The refurbishment includes an overhaul and reconfiguration of the entire shop with improvements being made to all departments alongside the addition of exciting new features. Gary Rowntree, Head of Branch at John Lewis & Partners Peterborough, said: “As retail is … Continue reading

Grand Central opened first cat café in Birmingham

The new location will be home to 30 rescue cats and will offer an extensive food and drinks menu including afternoon tea and a selection of cakes, as well as the opportunity for shoppers to relax with some feline friends. … Continue reading

Neinver appoints Center Manager for Vicolungo The Style Outlets near Milan

Recently, Neinver has appointed Francesca Monteleone as new Center Manager of Vicolungo The Style Outlets in Italy. Monteleone has over 10 years’ experience in the retail industry, most recently as Director of Torino Outlet Village in Italy. Previously, she worked … Continue reading

EPP and Echo Investment opened Galeria Młociny

Galeria Młociny features nearly 85,000 sq m of modern, well-designed space featuring more than 6,000 sq m of restaurant and entertainment options. Gastronomy takes center stage as the center’s food hall is unique within Poland’s capital city, with several different … Continue reading

A merry wave of new openings

The last few days were quite eventful for the retail real estate industry. After all, new openings have become rare occurrences  in the European shopping center industry by now. This seems to be an intermediate peak. GranRoma in Rome opened … Continue reading

Deutsche Hypo finances “Viktoria Karree” for EUR 116 million

Deutsche Hypothekenbank is financing an inner-city, multifunctional shopping and service centre in Bochum for a project company of HBB Hanseatische Betreuungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH with a term of around four years by taking over the entire underwriting for EUR 116 … Continue reading

Sale of kika eastern Europe to XXXLutz successfully completed

Since the Signa Group acquired the long-standing company kika/Leiner in June 2018, it has focused all the company’s activities on its Austrian core business again. Previously operated independently of the Austrian core business, kika’s eastern European business has now been … Continue reading

Award for Klaus Striebich

The ICSC’s highest personal honor, the “ICSC Trustees Distinguished Service Award” was presented to RaRE Advise’s Klaus Striebich during the world’s biggest trade fair of the shopping center scene – the “ReCon Las Vegas 2019.” Only 113 people, among which … Continue reading

Foundation stone of Westfield Hamburg laid

The ceremony was officiated by Christophe Cuvillier, URW Group CEO, together with Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic city. This mixed-use district will be named Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, bringing together the power of an international brand, well-known for … Continue reading

To Buy or Not to Buy, That Is the Question

By Walter Seib Let me tell you a story. The 7:20 red-eye flight had just touched down on a miserable winter’s morning at Heathrow. My fellow passengers and I were groggy, but not everyone had business meetings to immediately attend. … Continue reading

Mission: Refurbishment

ACROSS: Does Supernova intend to refurbish the 10 Slovenian shopping centers acquired from Mercator? MARKUS PINGGERA: Supernova has bought 10 Mercator shopping centers, which it plans to refurbish and rebrand as Supernova centers in the next two to three years. … Continue reading

Sonae Sierra with another solid operational performance

According to Fernando Guedes de Oliveira, Sonae Sierra’s CEO, “Sonae Sierra delivered another solid operational performance in the first quarter of 2019, as it continued to focus on the execution of its long-term strategy of growing its services and development … Continue reading

First “& Other Stories” in the Baltics

“& Other Stories” the fashion brand will open 740 sq m this Autumn in the heart of Riga, in the newly repositioned lifestyle and boutique galleria – Galleria Riga. When the Riga market is getting a make-over with new, expanding … Continue reading

CCC opens Zagreb’s biggest shoe store

The 26 CCC shoe stores in Croatia now have a total sales area of 17,500 sq m and are the company’s next step towards market leadership. “We opened the biggest shoe store and, at the same time, the capital’s first … Continue reading