Monthly Archives: June 2020


Covid-19 remains the dominating topic in the retail real estate and placemaking industry. Even though individual European countries announced that they will gradually ease restrictions, the economic damage is already done. Everything is in flux in this industry right now. … Continue reading

Rupert Wood named an executive advisor of FitForCommerce malls & meeting places practice

Rupert Wood joins FitForCommerce with 25 years of experience to provide seasoned guidance for accelerated growth in the Malls & Meeting Places consulting practice with a focus in the UK and European market. Rupert is an established executive leader with … Continue reading

Strengthened business strategy

By Rüdiger Dany Managing retail properties across 14 countries in Europe and Turkey, Multi has witnessed a wide range of scenarios and responses to Covid-19 by national and local governments. The timing of the outbreak across Europe also meant that … Continue reading

Chapman Taylor creating 1.91 million sq m GBA airport city urban masterplan in Jeddah

Airport City will be a world-class, mixed-use development which will become a leading destination for visitors from across Saudi Arabia and the GCC region. The 1.91 million sq m GBA masterplan for Airport City introduces an innovative mixed-use community concept … Continue reading

New retail handling guide offers holistic scoring tool for retail tenants

Each individual retail tenant is holistically scored according to over 20 indicators. This includes the solidity of their business model, their exposure to online competition, their strategic importance to the overall property and other tenants, or the degree to which … Continue reading

Markus Porvari joins Across Advisory Board

Markus Porvari’s experience extends over two decades in customer relations and managing high-level business operations for major clients and enterprises in ICT industry. Currently Porvari serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of HyperIn Inc. HyperIn’s solutions are widely used to manage … Continue reading

Marcus Wild appointed to the board of Spar Holding AG

A generational change at Spar Holding AG: Two of the Group’s long-standing board members, chairman Gerhard Drexel and Rudolf Staudinger will leave the board by the end of 2020 when they reach the age of 65. From January 1, 2020, … Continue reading

ACROSS Retail Talks focus on the outlet center industry

On June 24, 2020 at 5pm CET, ACROSS–The European Placemaking Magazine welcomed the participants of the already fourth edition of the ACROSS Retail Talks. Due to Covid-19, the event took place online with the crisis-related headline: European Outlets–back to normal? … Continue reading

Public consultation taking place for City Centre South Urban Regeneration scheme in Coventry

The consultation will be conducted via webinar, giving the public an opportunity to comment and ask questions. ‘City Centre South’ will upgrade several areas of the historic heart of Coventry, including Bull Yard, Shelton Square, City Arcade and Hertford Street, … Continue reading

Tomasz Trzósło becomes CEO of EPP

“I would like to thank our shareholders and the Board of Directors for the trust they have placed in me and for appointing me as CEO of such a dynamic company. Running the leader of the Polish retail property market … Continue reading

Greenman OPEN extends it’s relationship with German developer Schoofs Immobilien

This is the first framework agreement of it’s type that Greenman OPEN has entered into and it highlights the trust and commitment of each party in working together to develop and build a long term relationship. The new centres will … Continue reading

Designer Outlets Wolfsburg: Seidensticker’s vending machine for masks

On June 2, 2020 their vending machine for masks has been officially inaugurated as a new distribution channel at Designer Outlets Wolfsburg. The vending machine provides exclusively white, three-layered premium masks in sizes S, M, and L. However, additional color … Continue reading

Merlin Entertainments confirms attractions in England will reopen from the 4th July

Merlin’s UK Resort attractions include Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, LEGOLAND Windsor, Warwick Castle and Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Merlin’s indoor attractions including The Blackpool Tower, SEA LIFE Centres and Madame Tussaud’s will also re-open in line with the latest … Continue reading

“Healthy space” measures at Finestrelles in Barcelona

By Victor Gomez The health crisis declared in Spain and the consequent closing of commercial activities meant a double challenge for Equilis Spain, owner of Finestrelles: on the one hand, to keep the shopping center open for those activities declared … Continue reading

Catella Property advises on the purchase of a food self-service market

Built in 2000, the self-service store has just under 4,000 sqm of rental space on a plot of land measuring approx. 15,000 sqm. The full-range supplier with direct connection to the B50/B421 traffic junction is an important source of local … Continue reading

MEC continues acquisition strategy successfully

MEC is further expanding its position as national market leader for retail parks. Its latest customer is the investment company CORESTATE Capital Investors (Europe), based in Frankfurt am Main and represented in eleven countries. CORESTATE has commissioned MEC with the continuation of … Continue reading

More tenants at Galeria Wiślanka

Lodomania will be a place of rest and relaxation for the center’s customers, offering a wide range and the best quality ice cream, coffee, fruit, desserts and waffles. The premises will occupy about 90m2. Gatta has been operating in the … Continue reading

New technology partnership monitors shopping centre capacity levels for a post-Covid world

Using its own management software together with ShopperTrak traffic insights technology, the pilot project is being implemented in six of Capital & Regional’s UK shopping centres. Through the partnership, shopping centre general managers are able to offer guests a safer … Continue reading

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield announces the successful placement of €750 Mn of bonds

The net proceeds from this issuance will be used for general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of debt maturing in 2020 and extending the Group’s debt maturity. The Group will have €12.7 Bn in cash on hand and undrawn credit lines upon … Continue reading

Reopening to New Possibilities

By Peter Tonstad The last months have been extremely difficult for all of us. With one of our Boostcom  teams located in mainland China, our organization was affected by Covid-19 from the beginning of January. Little did we know then, that we … Continue reading