Monthly Archives: October 2019

Five Guys takes a bite out of Resorts World Birmingham

Realm, the UK’s market-leading operator of outlet retail, has secured Five Guys as the latest food and beverage operator to join Resorts World Birmingham, the UK’s first large scale leisure and entertainment destination that brings retail, leisure and entertainment together … Continue reading

Meeting the rising expectations of consumers

ACROSS: WHY DID JACK WOLFSKIN DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN ECE’S DIGITAL MALL PROJECT? WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GET OUT OF IT? MARKUS BÖTSCH: The Digital Mall will allow our stores and franchise partners to benefit from the greater reach … Continue reading

How shopping centers have evolved into omnichannel platforms

In light of the advancement of digitalization in the retail sector and the dramatic changes in customer demand, shopping centers are in need of comprehensive digital strategies. Until recently, the websites of the centers operated by ECE were only equipped … Continue reading

“We make brick-and-mortar products viewable online”

ACROSS: WHY IS ECE COOPERATING WITH OTTO? PHILIPP SEPEHR: The interlinking of the largest brick-and-mortar shopping network and the second-largest online retailer in Germany seemed like a natural choice-not least due to the close ties that exist between the two … Continue reading

Bridging the gap between onlie and offline retail

Reserving the latest sneakers online before picking them up at the center? Purchasing a video game console online and having it delivered from the shopping center to your home on the very same day? Based on the cooperation of OTTO … Continue reading

ECE Special: Connecting stationary and online shopping

The ECE and OTTO shopping realms have been interlinked Reserving the latest sneakers online before picking them up at the center Purchasing a video game console online and having it delivered from the shopping center to your home on the … Continue reading

Lease.IT: Digitalization of Leasing in the Retail Sector

Frequently inefficient communication and chaos due to overloaded mailboxes, significant delays in the preparation of standard documents, the need for multiple entries of data into unconnected databases, the resulting errors and inaccuracies, and the lack of immediate availability of economic … Continue reading

Opening of Aschaffenburg Markthalle

The original store, which dates back to the 1950s, was completely demolished. Within ten months, a completely new store was built on the site in the Strietwald industrial estate. With the latest technology, an extensive range of restaurants and cafés … Continue reading

Prestige ‘Forum France’ Line-up at MAPIC 2019

The MAPIC 2019 conference programme will feature for the first time a Forum France bringing together an impressive line-up of decision-makers from the French retail real estate sector. Organised by Reed MIDEM, the International Retail Real Estate Market will be … Continue reading

Angry Birds swings into action at intu Metrocentre

The two-storey 18,000 sq ft indoor golf course based on the Angry Birds franchise is the latest in a series of compelling attractions to launch at popular intu shopping destinations like intu Metrocentre, intu Lakeside and intu Watford over the … Continue reading

Projects & Openings International

China SHANGHAI ITC Lead8, an international firm of architects, planners, interior designers, and graphic designers, has recently unveiled its design for the Shanghai ITC mixed-use destination being developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. The firm is responsible for the delivery … Continue reading

Exceeding the Framework of an Ordinary Multifunctional Project

Visible building works in the busy area of this well-visited part of the Slovakian capital are in full swing – the appearance of Eurovea is changing. A few months ago, the preparation work for its second stage began. Due to … Continue reading

Opening of the ASTOR Film Lounge at the new FOODTOPIA

The opening of this premium cinema is the last step in the transformation of the shopping center’s fourth floor into the FOODTOPIA food and entertainment floor. With an extensive refurbishment and an investment totaling more than €100 million, MyZeil has … Continue reading

Reopening of Brandenburger Einkaufszentrum Wust

Following one and a half years of renovation works with minimal disruption to existing tenants, the new Einkaufszentrum Wust celebrated its grand reopening on October 24, 2019. Through the comprehensive modernisation project, owners Madison International Realty in New York and … Continue reading

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Real I.S. complete modernization of Schönhauser Allee Arcaden

The construction and modernization measures at Schönhauser Allee Arcaden in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg have been completed. With targeted interventions, operator Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has renewed the interior design and expanded the services and infrastructure of the center. In addition, the shopping center … Continue reading

Maintaining and Increasing Portfolio Value

By Moritz Felix Lück The conditions under which investors can generate substantial returns via retail parks have become progressively more challenging in recent years. For investors who acquire new properties at high prices, the squeeze on returns presents a clear … Continue reading

Multi and Commerz Real: 20 years of committed and strong partnership

Strong relationships characterize the 20th anniversary of the intimate Armazéns do Chiado shopping centre in the historical heart of Lisbon, Portugal. This is reflected in the long standing partnership of its property manager Multi Corporation (Multi) and owner Commerz Real … Continue reading

Mall of Tripla, Finland, opened its doors

Comprised of three city blocks as well as underground facilities, Tripla is the largest individual project in YIT’s history, with a total value of nearly EUR 1.5 billion. In addition to the shopping centre, parking hall, office towers, hotel and … Continue reading

Projects & Openings Europe

SWITZERLAND Globus Basel Liegenschaften-Betrieb AG, part of the Migros Group and owner of the properties rented by Globus at Marktplatz 1 in Basel, has recently submitted a general building application for the comprehensive renovation of the historic department store. The … Continue reading

“Marketing activities targeted the wrong audience“

ACROSS: The – simply put – poor performance of Westgate over the past years made it necessary to completely reposition the center. Which mistakes were made in the past? DENIS CUPIC: Westgate Shopping City had been mis-managed for years. Due … Continue reading