September 2021

Three retail park projects currently being developed by Acteeum turned out to be true hot topics during this year’s edition of the Shopping Center Forum. Reail-parks in Koszalin, Ostróda and Siemianowice Śląskie were well received by the participants on the first day of the fair, perfectly matching the current specificity of the shopping centers’ market.

Icon Outlet has revealed it experienced a record-setting August across three key metrics compared to the same month in 2019. Sales increased by 24%, average transaction value grew by 11%, and footfall rose by 10% versus the same benchmarks in August 2019.

In November 2021, the Dutch arcade game operator Gamestate will open its first branch in Germany in Westfield Centro on an area of over 700 square meters. Over 45 arcade stations will then enable visitors to prove their skills at the latest virtual arcade products or popular gaming classics. Gamestate is another highlight in the center’s leisure and entertainment segment and once again demonstrates the international appeal of the location.

On September 21, Invesco Ltd. announced that Invesco Real Estate, the company’s global real estate investment business, has completed the acquisition of The Fort Shopping Park in partnership with George Capital, from a consortium of institutional investors including Nuveen Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors, Aberdeen Standard Investments and M&G Real Estate.

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VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate branding following an extensive rebranding undertaking. The new branding clarifies VIA Outlets’ brand purpose as redefining the outlet shopping experience and refocusses its mission and brand experience towards digital transformation and sustainability, which will sit alongside the company’s 3 R’s strategy of remodelling, remerchandising and remarketing.

Multi Corporation announced Forum Lviv has won ‘Best medium-sized shopping and entertainment centre’ in Ukraine in the category ‘Cities with over 1 million inhabitants’ at the Retail Association of Ukraine (RAU) Awards 2021.

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