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At the beginning of October, Union Investment and ACROSS invited leading industry experts to Hamburg to discuss the present as well as the future of retail parks. The following is a brief review.

Since real estate has become both more professional and specialised, dedicated undergraduate and postgraduate real estate education has become widely available. Investing in optimising through ongoing professional development yields returns for both the individual and the organisation.

I’m with my theleisureway colleagues, Pablo and Carlos, in a place in the old center of Zaragoza. It’s a tapas bar, I confess, but I might justify it by saying that it would tick a lot of boxes as one of Ray Oldenburg’s “Great Good Places.”

According to Stephan Austrup, Head of Retail in Germany at TH Real Estate, omni-channeling and digitalization are key drivers of change. In all acquisitions and in business plans for existing portfolios, he therefore considers the impact of this change on retail formats, retailers’ required floor plans, and whether the property provides the necessary layout flexibility.

As the results came in from 25 independent Solal judges across Europe, the person co-ordinating the results was Alan Thornton, CEO of AL Marketing in London and Head of the European Solal Marketing Awards team. He shares his view on the winning entries and considers what Rodovre Centrum, the winner of eight awards, does right when it comes to outstanding marketing effort.

In terms of marketing, they are by far the most powerful generation that has ever existed and could be the most useful when it comes to bringing people back to physical stores.

Operational excellence is achieved when management is able to successfully strike a balance between innovative approaches and traditional corporate values. ACROSS spoke with HBB about tailor-made approaches to center management, why the consistent pursuit of the idea of community and close cooperation with cities is the most significant success factor, especially in turbulent times, and why pop-up stores amount to so much more than a means of concealing vacancies.

Inflation will inevitably have a direct effect on people’s spending habits, but NEINVER CEO Daniel Losantos is confident that the combination of NEINVER’s value proposition, experience and flexibility will continue to be a winning retail formula.

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