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Kaufland operates more than 1,500 large supermarkets in eight European countries. Whether in Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Republic of Moldova or Germany – the stores have not only impressed customers, but also the real estate industry time and time again. At the 19th SEE Real Estate Awards in Bucharest, Kaufland was also recognized for its successful work and ongoing European expansion.

The acquisition signals the return of Multi Corporation to the United Kingdom where it had a significant presence between 2001 and 2021 having developed or managed major retail destinations across the country including the Southgate Centre in Bath, Victoria Square in Belfast, and Glasgow’s St Enoch center. In addition, Multi will also enter Denmark through this investment.

“In reading up for this commentary on outlet malls, I was surprised to learn that the concept has been around for a surprisingly long time, especially in the US”, states Susan Hagerty Bonsak, CEO of Placewise.

Social and geopolitical developments have dominated the placemaking industry in recent years. During these challenging times, important issues, such as location marketing, have been overshadowed by others – and not just in the media. While this may seem understandable at first glance, it has now become clear that companies that have continuously focused on the issues of market positioning and professional location marketing are more fit for the future. ACROSS spoke with Sebastian Guth, Managing Director of 21Media, about what good location campaigns look like, the differences between B2B and B2C campaigns, and why operators who fail to focus on marketing will lose out in the medium term.

“There is a unique opportunity for those who stand out, pioneer innovative concepts and set trends,” states Romina Jenei, CEO of RegioPlan Consulting, in the latest “Industry Outlook 2024”.

In historical comparison, 2024 may be another relatively quiet year for transactions, says Steffen Hofmann, Managing Partner at ambas. However, the prospect of more moderate interest rates means that a number of players are taking a much more positive view of the future. It will also be a year of clarity: Motivated sellers will place highly interesting properties on the market and apply a deal-oriented negotiation approach. For investors, the entry price is not the only thing that matters – the ability to invest in sustainable properties does as well.

ambas Real Estate GmbH is celebrating its tenth anniversary on March 1, 2024. Since launching its market activities in 2014, the Mainz-based company has developed into an internationally active market player in the retail and mixed-use real estate sector as an independent consulting boutique. “We are delighted with the great projects that we have been able to successfully complete during this time and the trusting business partnerships that we can continue to rely on in the future!” says Managing Partner Klaus Mennickheim.

It is time to reveal the secret of success in retail real estate, or rather to remind those who may have forgotten it, says Klaus Striebich, Managing Director of RaRE Advise and Head of the ACROSS Advisory Board. As in many other areas, we sometimes lose the right focus or simply have a different perspective as we become more and more specialized or individualized in our daily work. Let’s hit the reset button!

In historical comparison, 2024 may be another relatively quiet year for transactions, says Steffen Hofmann, Managing Partner at ambas. However, the prospect of more moderate interest rates means that a number of players are taking a much more positive view of the future. It will also be a year of clarity: Motivated sellers will place highly interesting properties on the market and apply a deal-oriented negotiation approach. For investors, the entry price is not the only thing that matters – the ability to invest in sustainable properties does as well.

New highlight at Forum Hanau: on Friday, February 23, 2024, the renowned European retailer Pepco opened its doors for the first time on the second floor of the shopping center.

NEPI Rockcastle generated the highest distributable earnings per share in its history in 2023, exceeding the previous record set in 2019. This marks not only a complete recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also a sustainable step-up in performance determined by continuing investments in its portfolio. Throughout the year, the Company updated its earnings guidance to the upside as management took note of the strong results coming in. Even so, the 17.1% increase in recurring DEPS achieved (9.3% on a nominal basis) exceeded its latest update.

Making good and sensible use of existing space and offering innovative concepts a chance in an effort to attract customers – that is a challenge for every shopping center. METRO PROPERTIES has developed h-our Store: Through the completion of minimal formalities, all online, new tenants have the opportunity to present their offerings at well-established and renowned locations in the region’s commercial landscape.

It is time to reveal the secret of success in retail real estate, or rather to remind those who may have forgotten it, says Klaus Striebich, Managing Director of RaRE Advise and Head of the ACROSS Advisory Board. As in many other areas, we sometimes lose the right focus or simply have a different perspective as we become more and more specialized or individualized in our daily work. Let’s hit the reset button!

Online retail continues to change the shopping landscape, and people have adapted their leisure behavior as a result of the pandemic. Consequently, the role of shopping centers needs to be rethought. Shopping centers are no longer straightforward “shopping machines”, but must prove themselves as sustainable and versatile community centers, argues HBB.