April 2021

The exhibition of painter Velimir Ilišević entitled „Striking roots“ is opened in the gallery space LAG within Galerija Belgrade. The series of paintings is a summary of Ilišević’s reflections on painting, while the choice of motifs symbolizes development and indicates his future achievements.

AmRest Holdings SE announced a planned leadership succession which will be completed in July 2021. Luis Comas, who has been leading the La Tagliatella brand at AmRest, will be promoted as the new CEO with an effect on July 1st, 2021. Mr. Comas will succeed Mark Chandler, current Chief Executive Officer, who has decided to retire in June 2021 after serving 13 years in the company.

Industry leaders told us about the sales impact Corona had on their business in 2020. They also explain what fundamental changes in location, sales, and marketing strategy they are planning for 2021/2022 in response to the widespread economic impact of the pandemic.

ADG group, a Russian development company, shared its results for the first quarter of 2021. As the government in Moscow has officially lifted restrictions and started free vaccinations, brick & mortar retail in Russia is on the road to recovery after the impact of the pandemic and ADG’s chain of neighborhood centers is poised to demonstrate strong dynamics.

Realm has grown its leasing team with the appointment of Caroline Helyer as leasing manager. Caroline will be working across several of Realm’s schemes – including Dalton Park, Milsom Place and Bedford Riverside – where she will be leading initiatives to secure new retail lettings and lease renewals, as well as enhance the customer shopping experience and F&B offering across the portfolio.

The Italian brand PINKO will open the second store in Ukraine in Ocean Plaza shopping mall. The exclusive distributor of the brand is ARGO. The new store with an area of ​​160 sq.m. will open its doors on the first floor in May. A wide range of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories will be presented.

NewRiver is pleased to announce that its joint venture with BRAVO Strategies III LLC in which it holds a 10% stake has exchanged contracts to acquire The Moor, a 28 acre estate in Sheffield city centre, from CEP ASI UKPF Nominee 1 Limited and CEP ASI UKPF Nominee 2 Limited, for total consideration of £41.0 million, representing a capital value of £60 per sq ft.

Work has begun on-site at the Grantham Designer Outlet Village, a destination that could create up to 1,500 full and part time jobs after it opens in 2023, in a resounding endorsement of the economic opportunities that bricks-and-mortar retail destinations bring.

The longest and fastest zip wire in England, Skywire, is to open on May 14 at Bluewater, one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations. Landsec is redefining the Bluewater experience and Skywire is the first of nine unique attractions that will comprise Hangloose Adventure, a brand new large-scale leisure offer at Bluewater.

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