Yearly Archives: 2020

Phase one of Victoria Place opens in Woking with 27,500 sq ft ‘Store of the Future’ Boots

At 27,500 sq ft and opening onto Commercial Way and into Wolsey Place, the new Boots has been developed with the brand’s ‘Store of the Future’ elements, such as innovative lighting and flooring, as well as a rehydration station and … Continue reading

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Tatjana Fiedler joins Deutsche Investment Retail as Transaction Manager

Tatjana Fiedler (55) has been working in the real estate industry for more than 25 years and during this time has gained extensive experience in asset management, property management and transaction management for the asset classes residential, commercial and retail. … Continue reading

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Apleona’s growth path to continue under new owner PAI

Apleona, the real estate services company headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, close to Frankfurt am Main, has been acquired by PAI Partners (PAI), the French private-equity company. The seller is EQT, the Swedish financial investor. The transaction is subject to approval from … Continue reading

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Five propositions regarding the potential of sustainable retail Parks in Germany

By Moritz Felix Lück 1. Assume Responsibility ESG revolves around the future of the retail real estate industry – nothing more, nothing less. Changes constantly occur, and these changes affect our businesses, our societies, and the environment. In terms of … Continue reading

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Multi announces departure COO Rüdiger Dany

Steven Poelman, Board Member of Multi Corporation, said: “On behalf of the Management Board, I wish to express our appreciation for Rüdiger’s service to Multi and his excellent management during his tenure. Rüdiger played an important role in further professionalizing … Continue reading

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Echo becomes the owner of plots for city-forming projects in Kraków, Łódź and Poznań

The developer designs open city quarters there, which will perfectly fit into surroundings and needs of residents, called “destinations”. A total of approx. 240 thous. sqm of modern residential, office as well as shopping and service space may be created on these plots. Echo Investment has completed the … Continue reading

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Turkish brand FLO – for the first time in Kyiv for Ukrainian buyers in Prospekt shopping mall

On this occasion, Yağmur Ahmet Güldere, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey in Ukraine, Burak Pelivan, President of the Association of Turkish-Ukrainian relations, Mehmed Ali, Regional Director of Flo in Ukraine, Anna Chubotina, CEO of Arricano and … Continue reading

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Debenhams set to close

Those options included a sale of all or part of the UK business; a further restructure of Debenhams’ operations to go forward on a standalone basis; or the orderly wind-down of the Debenhams business. The sale process has not resulted in a … Continue reading

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Zara debuts new global concept at bluewater

Situated on Bluewater’s upper Guildhall and the result of Landsec combining a number of units and building out over Bluewater’ central service yard, the new Zara showcases the brand’s full ranges for men, women and children over two floors. In addition, … Continue reading

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VIA Outlets and NEINVER awarded 5 star rating in 2020 GRESB benchmark

VIA Outlets As part of the corporate rankings, VIA Outlets scored 85 points, five points ahead of its peer group average, reflecting its commitment to making a lasting positive contribution to the places in which it owns and manages outlet … Continue reading

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CBRE: Jan Janáček is the new Head of A&T Retail

The retail team of CBRE, the world’s leading commercial real estate company, has rewarded the long-standing experience and loyalty of its employees with three promotions. Jan Janáček was named the new Head of Advisory & Transaction Services Retail and Naďa Kryglová … Continue reading

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Digital initiative for brick-and-mortar retail, gastronomy operators, and service providers in Austria

Recently SES Spar European Shopping Centers presented a new customer and retailer platform: “yip.at” (your information point). From now on, all interested retail, gastronomy, service, and skilled trade businesses from all over Austria will be linked to yip.at in order … Continue reading

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Redevco finishes transformation of Parque Corredor Shopping Center in Madrid

Full modernisation of the scheme Parque Corredor is one of the largest shopping centers in Spain, with 123,000 sq m of surface. The large-scale, €45 million renovation affected the entire shopping center. The exterior and its façade underwent a major … Continue reading

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Icon Outlet aces Lacoste signing in time for December reopening

The news coincides with Icon Outlet reopening its doors on Wednesday 2 December and extending its recent trading hours by 80% as retailers open earlier each day and will remain open until 9pm Monday-Saturday to boost Christmas shopping opportunities. To … Continue reading

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Multiplex operator CinemaxX extends rental contract in QUARREE Wandsbek by 15 years

The CinemaxX in Hamburg’s QUARREE Wandsbek shopping center has been an institution in the Hanseatic city’s cinema landscape for almost 20 years. Now the multiplex operator CinemaxX has extended its lease with the owner of QUARREE Wandsbek, Union Investment, by … Continue reading

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Hamleys set to join centre:mk for its first store in the region

Located at 148 Midsummer Arcade for four months, the 2,767 sq ft unit is home to Hamleys’ immersive toy wonderland, housing a selection of games, puzzles, arts and crafts from brands such as Lego, Barbie and Playmobil – including the … Continue reading

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Conscientious Shopping

SES is committed to sustainable construction and environmentally friendly and resource-saving operations for all of its properties. To that end, SES has adopted a clear energy policy and has made substantial investments in the use of environmentally friendly energy at … Continue reading

The new European Council of Shopping Places: Creating a European voice for Europe’s retail property sector

By Joost Koomen The retail sector would normally gear up for the traditionally busy Christmas period, but the Covid pandemic continues to wreak unpredictable havoc around Europe and the world. The latest round of lockdowns and their inconsistent impact on … Continue reading

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Czech Republic: Reopening of shopping centres

Real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield evaluated the turnover and footfall figures for the shopping centres in its portfolio in Prague and in the regions from January to October in 2019 and in 2020. They found that the decrease is … Continue reading

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How important is Christmas in times like these?

By Frank Pöstges-Pragal Well, in my family anyway, very much. My four children have been talking about Christmas for weeks, what they want, how we decorate the tree and much more. They feel an incredible anticipation–even in times like these. … Continue reading

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