Monthly Archives: July 2019

Always at your service!

Providing services for parents makes perfect sense. With that in mind, intu has recently become the UK’s first shopping center owner to be certified as having child-friendly wifi at its national portfolio of shopping destinations. The certification means that the … Continue reading

How to transform retail properties into brands

The number of visitors at Immofinanz retail properties grew strongly in 2018: More than 142 million customers visited the STOP SHOP retail parks and VIVO! shopping centers with its over 800,000 sqm of rentable space. That represents an increase of … Continue reading

Neo Plaza Outlet Village to open in Cyprus in 2020

The robust and diversified international brand tenant mix will be arranged in a village-like layout in the form of retail huts. The village will follow a unique and seamless architecture character, and will comprise of a complete masterplan designed by … Continue reading

It’s All About Connection

For many years, MK Illumination has talked about the importance of creating experiences to attract visitors and engage them with retail spaces. This has been crucial in helping people think of retail properties as not onlyt places to shop, but … Continue reading

ECE Real Estate Partners launches first open-ended European shopping centre fund

The EPIG fund is aimed at long-term investors striving for stable regular distribution yields of around 6-7% p.a. in the current low interest-rate environment. Strong alignment of interest has been secured by the Otto family acting as an anchor investor. … Continue reading

“Every decision maker in the industry is interested in speaking with us”

ACROSS: Please give us a brief description of your company. PETER TONSTAD: Boostcom helps shopping centers generate revenue from digital. From a product perspective we offer a Data Management Platform, a very comprehensive marketing platform, reporting, and a service layer. … Continue reading

Amazon and Enterprise Nation help online brands get physical at St David’s, Cardiff

The pop-up shop initiative will be located adjacent to Lovisa and opposite MG Cars, launching on July 22. Open for six weeks, Clicks and Mortar will offer more than 30 local and national ecommerce businesses the opportunity to explore customer … Continue reading

Dirk Hünerbein is the new Director of Development Germany at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

In his former position as Head of Development, Dirk Hünerbein already accounted for all development and revitalization projects in Germany. “In his first year at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Dirk Hünerbein has already advanced numerous challenging projects and, with this, has proven his … Continue reading

Appointment of UK & Ireland Operations Director

Howard will drive the operational performance of Hammerson’s flagship destinations across the UK & Ireland, overseeing the delivery of excellent consumer experiences, and creating commercially compelling venues for Hammerson’s brand partners. Howard has extensive experience in managing teams to deliver … Continue reading

Reed Midem to Launch the First Global Leisure Event at Mapic 2019

Reed Midem, organisers behind events including Mapic and Mipim, is set to launch the first global leisure event at this year’s Mapic, a day before the main Mapic event which takes place in Cannes between November 13-15. The launch of … Continue reading

Peter Korbačka and Sonae Sierra launch Socimi

Peter Korbačka and Sonae Sierra have finalised the process of creating its real estate investment vehicle Trivium Socimi (Spanish acronym for a REIT) and having it listed on the Alternative Stock Market (MAB by its initials in Spanish). The Socimi … Continue reading

VIA Outlets appoints Otto Ambagtsheer as CEO

With the purpose of transforming its centers into premium fashion outlets, VIA Outlets is committed to its ‘3 R’s’ strategy of Remodelling, Remerchandising and Remarketing its assets. This strategy delivered a strong performance in 2018, and the growth has continued … Continue reading

Retail 2025

By Christoph M. Achammer The transformation of retail from an industry that endeavored to satisfy its customers’ needs as competently and cost-effectively as possible is currently in full swing. The most consolidated form of retailing, the shopping center industry, has … Continue reading

Leisure: Surpassing Emotional Expectations

By Gastón Gaitán We are ruled by our emotions. They dictate the ups and downs of our daily lives and determine the wellbeing of our communities; they can construct or even destroy civilizations, changing the course of human history. After … Continue reading

Innovations in Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier

Hamburg’s HafenCity is one of the world’s most important urban development projects. From 2022, Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier will form its vibrant nucleus: a mixed-use quarter featuring creative and forward-looking concepts for living, working, enjoyment, and shopping. As a result, innovative ideas … Continue reading

Everyone Needs to Be Aware of What is Happening, When, and Why

“Chainels was launched six years ago as a start-up originating from Delft Technical University,” reports CEO and Founder Willem Buijs. He continues: “Our objective was to develop a platform for local businesses. As a result, we found ourselves working for … Continue reading

Multi appoints Pat Nash as Managing Director Ireland and United Kingdom

Pat Nash has almost 30 years’ experience in real estate asset management in the shopping center industry in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Before joining Multi as Director of Asset Management in 2016, he was Asset Management Director of Green … Continue reading

Special light art at the shops at Crystals

Working with MK Illumination and LedsArt, the center launched a worldwide competition that invited designers to submit their creative ideas for the theme “The Art of Spring”. The winning entry submitted by artist and designer Danny X was entitled “(e)motion … Continue reading

HMSHost International recognised for CSR at the 2019 FAB Awards

The Moodie Davitt Report, through its 2019 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards, recognized global restaurateur HMSHost International with two regional awards for business initiatives and three highly commended nominations for its associates. The FAB Awards recognize and … Continue reading

Neinver and Nuveen Real Estate acquire Silesia Outlet in Poland

The new acquisition becomes Neptune’s sixth asset in Poland and the 15th in Europe, including one project under development. Silesia Outlet opened on March 27, this year featuring 12,000 sq m and 60 stores of well-known local and international brands … Continue reading