Retail property revitalization and valuation is a complex process that aims to increase a property’s value and make it more attractive to retailers and customers. HBB sheds light on the various aspects of this process, including analyses, costs, steps, success factors, and necessary partners. A site-specific approach is elementary, as the Rathaus Galerie Essen example shows.
Many of the headwinds that have buffeted the global economy over the past 12 months remain very much at the forefront of investors’ minds. However, in tandem with this, investors like Mitiska REIM are also seeing a number of structural tailwinds in support of retail parks and wider convenience real estate.
The retail park: a cornerstone of modern consumer culture that has long been a popular destination for shoppers seeking convenience, variety, and an all-in-one shopping experience. As technology and consumer preferences continue to evolve, the future of retail parks faces both challenges and exciting opportunities. Joseph Jarvis, Content Marketer at Chainels, explores how retail parks are likely to adapt and innovate to remain relevant in the rapidly changing retail landscape.
For the 14th time, the Polish Council of Shopping Centers (PRCH) invited shopping centers, outlets, retail parks, new concepts and service companies to participate in the most prestigious competition of the shopping center industry in Poland – PRCH Retail Awards.
Despite the current unfavorable economic situation in Poland, retail parks are still growing rapidly. Nevertheless, Trei Real Estate Poland has built and opened 35 retail parks under the Vendo Park brand, and has another three scheduled to open later this year. The company may even say that in the face of many market challenges business is going very well.
Recent opening announcements include Mango opening new flagship store at centre:mk, the launch of 64 Goodge Street by the Woodhead Restaurant Group, and Sandbox VR opening its largest site yet in Birmingham.
“Shopping centers shape the city’s identity and, at best, pay dividends for the municipality’s image,“ states Uwe Seidel. The Managing Partner at Dr. Lademann & Partners on the role of shopping centers for society and what tools are essential to monitoring these changes within the respective community.
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.
The GRAI 1|2023 shows: Positive labor market data and trade turnover stabilize the EU-15 index. Furthermore, trends pointing upwards in six markets. The most substantial growth is visible in Italy and Poland.
On May 10, 2023, the Austrian retail and retail real estate industry came together at the 25th RegioPlan Retail Symposium. The event highlighted current and expected market conditions, trends and investments and offered a valuable platform for industry experts to connect.
The property expert WISAG Facility Service offers specialized solutions and service packages for different market sectors. This also applies to retail real estate. WISAG deals with all the fundamental questions of the retail sector, far beyond the company’s core business. Joaquin Jimenez Zabala, who is responsible for WISAG’s business activities in the retail real estate sector, explains this and more to us.
Around 900 guests from the retail, gastronomy, leisure and real estate sectors followed the invitation of URW to the two-day Retail Open House in Hamburg. The focus of this year’s Retail Open House was on the presentation of URW’s corporate strategy, the portfolio in Austria and Germany as well as an update on the mixed-use project Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier.
“What a ‘better everyday life’ means in terms of shopping center experiences has significantly changed over the last 15 years, states Vasco Santos, Global Sales & Leasing Director at Ingka Centres. As a result, the key performance metrics for such spaces have also evolved,” he explains. We might take the same numbers into consideration, but the way in which these numbers should be interpreted is new.
A crisis forces us to think in new and different ways. It is a challenge – but finally, almost always, it leads up to new ideas and helps to speed up the much-needed change, states Caroline von Westerholt, Head of Strategy & Repositioning of Retail Properties at Twenty One Media GmbH. She explains her biggest learnings from the current crisis.
Finnish retail real estate tech company HyperIn’s latest mall retailer data shows that sustainability-related tenant offers have risen significantly in 2022, with the word green appearing in up to four times as many offers over the last year. The trend is an indicator for retailers on ad targeting, pointing towards an increasing share of ads for green products and experiences.
Retail real estate is on its way to the future: MEC’s publication “FMZ Report” for retail real estate deals with the formative changes in this sector. The clear message: The real estate industry must stand together and act together.
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