Monthly Archives: September 2020

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Cromwell appoints new Head of Asset Management, CEE

As well as taking on responsibility for the asset management of 749,000 sqm of space that Cromwell CEE manages across 52 properties in Poland, Czechia and Romania, Elwira will be an integral part of the CEE management team, tasked with … Continue reading

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Shaping the Future of Retail

ACROSS: The core business of URW in Germany is the operation of shopping centers. How is business currently going? CONSTANTIN WIESMANN: Since its onset, the coronavirus crisis has presented all market participants with major challenges – including those of us … Continue reading

Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand Kenji launches at Liverpool ONE

Taking 1,500 sq ft, the Kenji concept seamlessly incorporates retail, leisure and hospitality into a mini arcade format, and features the first-ever Kenji claw machines. The store also houses Kenji’s high-quality collection of homewares, stationery, gifts, food and accessories, all … Continue reading

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Capital & Regional opens major new Matalan store at The Mall Maidstone and announces new Pure Gym

Family retailer Matalan officially opened at The Mall Maidstone shopping centre on September 19, 2020. Keeping family at the heart of the brand, the Maidstone store includes womenswear fashion inspiration, fantastic kidswear, menswear and on trend homeware, all under one … Continue reading

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34 tenants extend leases with Plejada Sosnowiec shopping centre in Poland

Tenants with the largest footprint at Plejada Sosnowiec include the LPP Group (Reserved, Cropp, House, and Sinsay), H&M, New Yorker, CCC, and Deichmann. Rossmann has also signed up to join the shopping centre tenants. The transactions were arranged by Ada … Continue reading

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LCP acquires popular local shopping parade in Sheffield

LCP purchased the parade in 129-145 High Street, Ecclesfield, anchored by Co-operative Food Group, on behalf of Sheet Anchor Investments Ltd (SAIL), one of the LCP group of managed companies, for £1.5 million. Andrew Barrett, LCP’s retail director, said the … Continue reading

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Lidl enters Homepark Targówek in Warsaw

Lidl is one of the most recognized retailer brands in Poland. With its vast array of high-quality, low-priced and sustainable products, it has become one of the most popular and trusted food retailers. Lidl currently has more than 700 stores … Continue reading

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Redevco Completes Redeveloped C&A Flagship Store in Zurich

The redevelopment has transformed it into an energy-efficient property, incorporating the clothing retailer’s latest design concept. Redevco is targeting a BREEAM In-Use Excellent sustainability rating. The recently re-opened flagship store has been completely modernised with open and transparent façades replacing … Continue reading

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Becken founds retail subsidiary and appoints Marcus Neumann as managing director

Neumann has around 25 years of experience in the retail real estate sector along the entire spectrum of retail properties. Before joining Becken, he was Managing Director of Arbireo Retail Invest GmbH. Further stations included management positions at Jones Lang … Continue reading

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Polo Ralph Lauren comes to Mall of Berlin

Polo Ralph Lauren presents a vision of modern American sportswear. The premium brand and its famous logo with the polo pony are considered a symbol of the new preppy lifestyle all over the world. In addition to women’s, men’s and … Continue reading

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Anna Dużyńska as the head of Equilis Poland

The portfolio of Equilis includes both residential investments as well as office and commercial buildings. Poland has a new direction of development Equilis opened its office in Poland in 2016. After four years of operation in its country, this Belgian … Continue reading

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Ceetrus Portugal and Zomato together in a digital pilot project for shopping centre foodcourts

Ceetrus Portugal, owner and manager of Alegro shopping centres, joined the zomato platform for a pioneering project in retail food courts: Click & Eat, at Alegro Montijo shopping centre. This service allows customers to choose and pay their meals quickly and safely, avoiding … Continue reading

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Seven Dials launches pop-up incubator initiative for brands born out of lockdown

While the COVID-19 lockdown has seen much uncertainty, 1 in 10 small businesses have launched new products or expanded their services from home. To celebrate and support budding UK businesses that have responded to adversity with enterprise, Shaftesbury is now … Continue reading

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François Matray appointed Chief Executive Officer of MRM

MRM, a real estate investment company specialising in retail property, announced the appointment of François Matray as Chief Executive Officer. This appointment, which will be effective as of 1 October 2020, follows Jacques Blanchard’s decision to retire. After joining MRM and … Continue reading

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Hines Appoints Farhaz Miah as Director of Research for Europe

Hines, the international real estate firm, has announced the appointment of Farhaz Miah as Director of Research for Europe. The appointment further enhances Hines Europe’s already strong research capabilities, with Farhaz joining Hines’ global Proprietary Research Group, which provides informed … Continue reading

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IKEA Finland completes acquisition of three new wind farms, to support its renewable energy generation

The new wind farms now mean IKEA Finland produces renewable energy comparable to the annual consumption of the residents of a city the size of Turku in Finland. The completion of this transaction means IKEA Oy now owns five wind … Continue reading

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British Land commits to disability inclusion by joining The Valuable 500 movement

The Valuable 500 is the only global CEO community dedicated to radically transforming the business system across the whole supply chain for the benefit of all those with a disability. Launched on the main stage at the World Economic Forum’s … Continue reading

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Shine Forest: InCity’s Illuminating Experience

InCity’s rooftop has been transformed into a magical forest filled with larger-than-life light sculptures of tree and animals. A walk through Shine Forest presents visitors with opportunities to simply enjoy their surroundings or to take advantage of the light art … Continue reading

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DIY chain Bauhaus opens at A1 retail park, Oftringen, Switzerland

After a construction phase of just over 18 months, the well-known DIY chain Bauhaus, which operates stores throughout Europe, was the last and largest anchor tenant to move into its premises on the site. It opened its new 16 000 … Continue reading

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