December 2020

The official store of major world-renowned brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe Jeans, Hackett or Façonnable lands on December 17 at La Torre Outlet Zaragoza. It is All we wear
and it will have a 700 sq m space where visitors can enjoy a 50% discount on all products until December 30 (except for the new collection).

Carmila is pleased to announce that it has joined the SBF 120 – a flagship Paris stock exchange index listing the top 120 Euronext Paris stocks in terms of liquidity and market capitalisation – as well as the CAC Mid 60.

Mall operators with large portfolios of retail destinations that embrace e-commerce next year will generate a billion dollars in sales by 2025, according to Coniq’s recently published industry predictions for next year.

With twelve mandate extensions, MEC enters the tenth year of its existence in a stronger position. METRO PROPERTIES extends all contracts for the center management of its twelve MEC locations, thus strengthening the continuity of MEC’s core business.

Icon Outlet at The O2 has announced British multinational brand, Next, is the latest retailer to join its premium outlet offering. As one of London’s leading shopping destinations, Icon Outlet welcomed the new store last week, joining over 60 other brands including Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, and GAP.

The funds division of retail real estate investor and asset manager redos has again significantly increased its assets under management this year. In the past eleven months, the division was able to acquire properties worth around EUR 220 million for three special AIFs of Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH.

ECE recently opened the Cano shopping center that it has developed and realized in the city of Singen in Southern Germany after roughly two and a half years’ construction.

Asset Management Directors Diederik Bakker and Harold van Riel and their asset management teams work closely together at Multi Corporation. This major pan-European retail service platform manages and redevelops retail properties across 14 countries in Europe and Turkey. How do they maintain sustainable asset value in a health crisis such as the current Covid-19 pandemic?

Shopping centers have been facing a growing number of challenges in the last few years, with many retailers failing to adapt quickly enough to competition from online retail platforms and changing customer habits that reflect new priorities and expectations. Chapman Taylor Group Board Director Jon Hale and Prague Studio Director Filip Pokorny examine how malls in CEE must adapt so that they can flourish in the coming years.

Landlords have assets at their disposal that e-commerce lacks. That allows for a unique mix of services and experience under a single, local roof, says Markus Porvari, Founder of HyperIn and Member of the ACROSS Advisory Board.

East Gate Mall in Skopje, North Macedonia, which features approximately 250 retail units, is scheduled to open its doors in fall 2021. Balfin Group Albania is responsible for the project.

Redevco has recently completed an extensive refurbishment of its C&A store in the city center of 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.

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