July 2021

On this day, Ikea Westbahnhof Wien opens its doors after two years of construction. The new omnichannel store with its green facades is completely car-free. Among other things, a roof terrace offers a view over the Austrian capital.

YIT Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Tuomas Mäkipeska (43, M.Sc. in Economics) as YIT’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Group Management Team. He shall take over his position latest at the beginning of February 2022.

In 2023, Stuttgart-based fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger will open a new flagship store in the Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier district, its first location in northern Germany. As the largest anchor tenant by far in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity district, Breuninger will occupy a total area of more than 14,000 square metres in the future. The long- term lease agreement with the project developer and district operator Unibail-Rodamco- Westfield (URW) was signed today in Hamburg.

The Board has nominated George Aase as Chairman of the Board, effective 18 August 2021. Rudiger Dany has been contracted by the Company from 6 July 2021 and will be appointed as Chief Operations Officer of NEPI Rockcastle effective 18 August 2021.

A new logo, a new brand claim, and an attention-grabbing summer campaign announce the new collaboration between Designer Outlets Wolfsburg and Scholz & Friends NeuMarkt. In a pitch, the creative and versatile concept of the Hamburg-based company prevailed. The re-design of the logo creates modernity and the new claim “Everything but ordinary shopping.” reflects the center’sstrategic orientation to establish even more of an experience character.

The two-phase project in the north of France will cover a GLA of 20,000 sq m and will feature 120 fashion and lifestyle brands as well as leisure facilities, food offers, and other customer services. ROS Retail Outlet Shopping has been appointed as the management company for the designer outlet, whose foundation stone was laid not long ago.

The x+bricks Group has signed a conditional purchase agreement with the SCP Group to acquire large parts of the repositioned grocery-anchored real estate portfolio of the supermarket operator “real”. Under the terms of the Agreement, x+bricks has secured access to a pipeline of assets valued in excess of EUR 1 billion. Upon completing the transaction, the gross asset value of x+bricks’ portfolio will double to more than EUR 2 billion.

Landsec has announced the signing of three F&B operators – Five Guys, Taco Bell, and Pollo To Go – at Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford, the county’s largest dedicated leisure and entertainment destination.

ESTAMA UK has announced the appointment of Nick Round as the new Head of Asset and Property Management. Working closely with the wider team, Nick’s role will be focussed on driving the performance of the company’s schemes and boosting the efficiency of the operational management across ESTAMA UK’s diverse portfolio.

A new shopping center Nikolsky opened in the heart of the Ukrainian city Kharkiv – with 106,000 sq m of GBA, 53,000 sq m of GLA, and 700 parking spaces. There are about 150 shops, the largest Multiplex in the city, a bowling-club, the Smile Park (an entertainment center for children), the sports club Sport Life and many more.

The Howard de Walden Estate is pleased to announce that it has signed two new leasing deals – in addition to a significant extension for The Kooples – in Marylebone Village. The deals encompass brands across the retail sector, adding to the distinctive offering across the estate.

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