June 2022

In order to follow and fulfil customer needs, operators of shopping centers also have to support their tenants. Furthermore, integrating online with offline elements, through proptech partnerships, is the path to maintaining a leading position, according to NEPI.

After the completion of the mandatory takeover offer of CPI Property Group on IMMOFINANZ, today the Supervisory Board and the members of the Executive Board Dietmar Reindl and Stefan Schönauer mutually agreed in relation to the Change of Control Event, that their contract as board members shall end on the 8th of June 2022. Dietmar Reindl and Stefan Schönauer will continue to work for the Company as advisors to the Executive and Supervisory Board until 31st of December 2022.

Under the brand “Made by Society” Vagabond Studio opened its first location abroad in one of the largest shopping centers of London. The company is the first Romanian retailer who enters British market assisted by a real-estate consultant from Romania, following an investment of approximately 800,000 Euro.

Hunter REIM closed the sale of „Fairway” portfolio to Centerscape Investments. The last property, sold within this portfolio transaction, was a retail park in Toruń.

Reify. is Sonae Sierra´s rebranding of its real estate expertise activity which reinforces its commitment to offering multidisciplinary services to investors and developers. ACROSS spoke with Jorge Morgadinho, Reify.’s Executive Director, about the first business year after the rebranding.

In probably the most famous district of Venice, San Marco, a company has managed to expand in recent months and now operates five stores just minutes from each other: Giobagnara. Two of these stores are right next to St. Mark’s Church, another is located on St. Mark’s Square, not far from Caffè Florian (there is a meeting room on the second floor with a wonderful view of St. Mark’s Square); the fourth store can be found beside Harry’s Bar.

Multi Forum is a multi-tasking facility management application developed for Multi Corporation by the Dutch PropTech startup. Data from several Multi managed shopping centers across Europe has shown efficiency benefits. Multi Forum app. is now used in five of the six shopping centers managed by Multi in Poland.

The extent to which a retailer can satisfy the needs of its customers significantly depends on the technology it utilizes and masters. Consumers have become accustomed to the often highly individualized approach provided by e-commerce, and they expect the same in the brick-and-mortar environment. Technology stands ready to meet the challenge.

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