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July 4, 2023

Italian leather goods supplier Gianni Chiarini Firenze has set ambitious growth targets and is focusing on strengthening and expanding partnerships with Internet retailers and department stores.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European retail sector has been experiencing one crisis after another. As the pandemic faded, consumers and retailers finally hoped for relief, but the war in Ukraine immediately followed, causing further crises.

Multi Corporation has been appointed as property manager for four shopping centers in France owned by Retail Property Investments SAS (RPI). Building on an existing partnership, Multi Corporation will provide its expertise to enhance the performance and success of RPI’s portfolio. The expansion into France marks Multi Corporation’s second entry into a new country, following Switzerland, in just one year.

Mauro Abruzzese is an Italian retail and shopping center expert who develops projects in Kosovo for OCM International. In this interview, the CEO and Managing Director explains how the individual SEE markets are developing, what makes them different, what the local consumers are like, and what investors should consider before entering the market.

Learn about the potential! Country Profiles for Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and North Macedonia.

The BALFIN Group is the largest shopping center developer and operator in Albania and North Macedonia and is one of the most important groups in the Western Balkans region. As one of the leading investment groups in Southeastern Europe, the Group’s Vice President of Retail, Julian Mane, spoke with ACROSS about the region’s strengths, weaknesses, and current developments.

“Through constant innovation, we can remain at the forefront of the industry and maintain our commitment to adding value to our clients’ assets,” said Cristina Santos. The Managing Director of Property Management of Sonae Sierra talked to ACROSS founder Reinhard Winiwarter about the Prishtina Mall management contract.

BEO Shopping Center is a best practice example of how to create a meaningful identity for a shopping center. What used to be a ruined factory has become a real community center and an award-winning shopping destination. Nemanja Bućinac, Retail Leasing Director MPC Properties, gives a unique overview of BEO Shopping Center.