Monthly Archives: April 2020

NEPI Rockcastle implemented changes to its Board of Directors

Sipho Vuso Majija has terminated his appointment as a non-independent, non-executive director; The Board has approved the appointment of Steven Brown as a non-independent, non-executivedirector of the Company; The Board has approved the appointment of Sipho Vuso Majija to act … Continue reading

Deutsche Investment Launches its First Investment Fund in the Food Retail Asset Class

After five residential real estate funds and one office real estate fund, Deutsche Investment KVG is going live with its first investment fund in the food retail asset class. Named “Deutsche Investment – Food Retail I,” the fund is structured as an open-ended … Continue reading

John Lewis reopens its lancashire textiles factory to make gowns for the nhs

Partners who usually sew bespoke blinds, curtains and pillows and duvets will this week begin making around 8,000 washable, clinical gowns for the Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust. The retailer is also donating over 20,000 metres of cotton fabric from its … Continue reading

Marks & Spencer announces strengthened liquidity for covid crisis

The company is planning for the Clothing & Home business to be severely constrained during lockdown and highly uncertain trading conditions in a prolonged exit period. In the absence of a clear basis for forecasting, its scenario planning and stress … Continue reading

Hufvudstaden welcomes Ba&Sh to Bibliotekstan

The store, with just over 100 square metres of floor space, will offer the label’s entire range of ultra-stylish womenswear and accessories. “We are extremely pleased that Ba&Sh is choosing Bibliotekstan for its first store in Sweden. This establishment will reinforce … Continue reading

Drastic sales losses in Swiss malls

By Marcel Stoffel Switzerland’s 191 shopping centers (excluding train stations and airports) generated a market share of 19% of the country’s total retail business. Therefore, approximately 5,000 stores and restaurants in these 191 malls generated an annual revenue of 17.35 … Continue reading

Katja Holmström appointed as Head of Sponda’s Retail business

Holmström has 15 years of experience in real estate development, especially in the shopping centre sector, with a number of different companies. She will transfer to her new position from Nuveen Real Estate, where she has worked as Senior Portfolio … Continue reading

‘Safe Shopping’ at the Designer Outlet Soltau and City Outlet Geislingen

With a ‘Hello again!’ message and a ‘Safe Shopping’ initiative opened yesterday the Designer Outlet Soltau in Lower Saxony and the City Outlet Geislingen in Baden-Wuerttemberg with enhanced health and safety standards, which going beyond the official retail corona regulations … Continue reading

Wereldhave launches Green Financing Framework and secures new funding

Dennis de Vreede, CFO of Wereldhave: “Sustainability has been integrated in Wereldhave’s operations for years. With the energy transition ahead of us and our commitment to the Science-Based Targets initiative recently, this Green Financing Framework now allows us to integrate our … Continue reading

Slate Asset Management Raises €250 Million in Third European Real Estate Fund

Slate Asset Management, a leading alternative asset management platform with a focus on real estate, announced today the final close of its Slate European Real Estate Fund III.  Consistent with its predecessor funds, Slate Europe III will target grocery real … Continue reading

Bestseller in close dialogue with all suppliers in the wake of Covid-19

The entire fashion industry, including Bestseller, is facing one of its biggest challenges ever. Bestseller’s partnership with its suppliers is invaluable to them, therefore the necessary time is being taken to have an individual dialogue with all suppliers globally.  With … Continue reading

Trei Real Estate Moves into New Offices in Düsseldorf

In future, Trei’s entire workforce of currently about 80 staff will work out of its new location next to Düsseldorf Airport. The floor space could potentially accommodate more than 100 workplaces. Pepijn Morshuis, CEO of Trei Real Estate, commented: “For … Continue reading

After corona, more than ever: The future of retail is sustainable

By Thimo Schwenzfeier When the Dutch trend researcher Li Edelkoort recently talked in favor of consumption from his quarantine, retail was already locked and loaded to somehow make up for the lost weeks. However, there is one issue that got … Continue reading

Covid-19’s impact on Dutch retail real estate

By Ellen Tak-Zwetheul On March 15, 2020, the Dutch Government took lockdown measures in the Netherlands to combat the further outbreak of Covid-19. In addition to schools and child day-care centers, also food & beverage, leisure, and entertainment enterprises had … Continue reading

AG Real Estate sends positive signal to its partners in the Retail segment

In order to show solidarity with retailers in its shopping centre who have had to close their shops upon being instructed to do so by the authorities as well as to facilitate their return to business activity, AG Real Estate … Continue reading

PATRIZIA appoints Thomas Wels as Co-CEO

The Supervisory Board of PATRIZIA AG, the global partner for pan-European real estate investment, announced the appointment of Thomas Wels as new Co-CEO of PATRIZIA. Previously he served as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor for UBS Asset Management. The former … Continue reading


Has “The New Age of Collaboration” already begun? We asked many international retail and placemaking experts for their opinions in this regard. Read here for yourself… This issue is available for download here and also via our new e-paper app.

IMMOFINANZ: Appointment of Ronny Pecik as CEO

“Ronny Pecik is a leading entrepreneur and his many years of experience in executive and supervisory board positions, carry a special strengthening of the Executive Board in challenging times like these. Further there is also a strong entrepreneurial responsibility grounded … Continue reading

Landsec Board of Directors contribute to Covid-19 support fund

The fund will be allocated to charitable causes by the company’s Sustainability Committee, which is responsible for Landsec’s charitable donations. Since announcing their support fund, Landsec has been able to ensure that a number of its existing charity partners – … Continue reading

Krzysztof Misiak appointed head of Cushman & Wakefield Poland

Krzysztof Misiak, Head of the firm’s Office Agency in Poland, has worked for Cushman & Wakefield for 13 years. He was appointed Head of Regional Cities in the Office Agency team in 2012 and successfully launched the Cushman & Wakefield … Continue reading