Author Archives: ACROSS EDITOR

Vienna, Austria: CEE Property Forum /// September 20 – 21, 2022 

This year expecting more than 700 attendees from the real estate industry, the CEE Property Forum 2022, is going to provide more valuable networking opportunities than ever before, in two days and at two different locations.  With a group of … Continue reading

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March 2022 Research

Post-lockdown times represent a new episode for retail operators and consumers. In turbulent times, knowledge is power. That’s why we at ACROSS regularly compile the latest scientific findings from the placemaking industry. Stay well informed! – That is the ACROSS … Continue reading

Top 20 Store Openings to Watch in February 2022

Who influences the retail market? Who opens where? In a highly competitive sector, such as retail, knowing about the latest market trends and customer preferences is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, ACROSS Magazine and Shopingy Mall Analyser are jointly preparing a … Continue reading

Ibiza, Spain: SQUARE Ibiza /// June 8 – 10, 2022

This conference represents a good opportunity to get informed about ongoing changes within the real estate industry. Designed to be a disruptive conference for a changing real estate sector, this conference focuses on a series of new issues, such as … Continue reading

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“We are Long-term Partners”

ACROSS: How was BIG founded in 1994? Hay Galis: BIG is an Israeli company, founded by Mr. Yehuda Naftali, who moved to the US in 1973, and returned to Israel in 1994, to established BIG Shopping Centers Ltd. with the … Continue reading

Giles Membrey joins ACROSS Advisory Board

Giles Membrey is the Managing Director of Rioja Estates Ltd. He is a pioneer of the designer outlet market, having played a leading role in introducing outlets into the UK in the 1980s and has since successfully developed retail destinations … Continue reading

LONDON, UK: Responsible Business Europe 2022 /// June 8 – 9, 2022

The environmental crisis and the COVID pandemic have caused a major impact in our societies around the globe. Different economic and financial sectors have suffered the aftereffects of these global issues, which have brought along both opportunities and challenges, for … Continue reading

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London, UK: Shoptalk Europe /// June 6 – 8, 2022

Shoptalk was founded in 2016, and since then it has become a large retail conference. Every year this event host over 2,500 attendees, among them are: large retailers brands, startups, technology companies, investors, media, and analysts. This year Shoptalk is … Continue reading

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Milan, Italy: MAPIC Italy 2022 /// May 18 – 19, 2022

For years MAPIC Italy has served as a great meeting point for the most important players from the retail, food, and leisure sectors. This event offers a unique opportunity to build meaningful connections with retailers, leisure operators, restaurants, shopping centers … Continue reading

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Amsterdam, Netherlands: PROVADA /// JUNE 14 – 15 – 16, 2022

PROVADA is a real estate platform in the Netherlands, and it is currently considered the largest real estate fair in the country. From this event you can expect to gather knowledge and inspiration, besides the opportunity of establishing significant connections … Continue reading

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Neinver appoints new Manager of Vicolungo The Style Outlets

With over ten years of experience in the retail industry, Marco Cicchetti will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and supervising the outlet center’s operations. Vicolungo The Style Outlets features 150 boutiques of international brands and a varied dining offer. “I … Continue reading

HIH Invest Acquires Warnow Park retail center in Rostock

The property opened in 1995 and was greatly modernized in 2010. The net internal area of 40,470 sq m divides into about 26,000 sq m of retail floor area on the first two floors. The three levels above provide more … Continue reading

Neinver collects AIS Accessibility Certification for its entire Portfolio

The latest certifications were obtained for its Polish portfolio, which includes five Factory Outlets and one Futura Park center, and for Amsterdam The Style Outlets in the Netherlands, which opened its doors over one year ago. The AIS certification is … Continue reading

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Sonae Sierra secures 30 tenants for their shopping centers in Germany

The occupancy rate in the six shopping centers was 97.2 percent in 2021. New leases were signed for more than 10,000 sq m of leasable space. For the Ottensen commercial building in Hamburg, a new lease agreement with New Yorker … Continue reading

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Market Update: Turkish Retail Real Estate Market

By Ortaç Özortaç – Director, Retail at JLL Turkey The macroeconomic figures show the damage from the pandemic, while recovery steps are also visible. Let’s examine the actual indicators, which might be considered unusual. The first indicator is Economic Growth. … Continue reading

2021 welcomed 38 new brands to the Czech market

Jan Kotrbáček, Partner & Head of CEE Retail Agency team, Cushman & Wakefield comments: “Physical shopping remains an important part of the retail environment despite all the problems and changes that the coronavirus crisis has brought. Czechia is still the … Continue reading

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XXXLutz buys discount furniture chain Lipo from Steinhoff

The furniture discounter Lipo belonged to Steinhoff, as did Kika/Leiner in the past. In 2017, Steinhoff wanted to enter the Austrian discount business with Lipo and thus compete with XXXLutz with its Mömax and Möbelix lines. Ultimately, only two locations … Continue reading

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Making the world a little better@Schön&Gut Vienna

Retail Column by Heidemarie Kriz, Point of Sale Doctor and Retail Architect (KRIZH, POSitive Affairs) What is this concept all about? SCHÖN&GUT is part of Kümmerei, a socio-economic enterprise that offers “training on the job” to people looking for work … Continue reading

Top-selling fashion: who is behind the international textile chains

Vero Moda Few people are familiar with the Danish Povlsen retail family, but they know their textile retail chains. Especially Jack&Jones, Only, Bestseller, and Vero Moda. In 1975, the Povlsen couple opened their first boutique under the name Pigalle, and … Continue reading

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Klépierre sells two retail assets for €345 million

Boulevard Berlin (Klépierre equity interest: 95%), a shopping mall with c. 100 retail units anchored by Karstadt, H&M, Zara, Media Saturn and both supermarkets Edeka & Karstadt Perfetto, located in Schloßstraße in Berlin (Germany). The retail asset management advisor iMallinvest has provided their … Continue reading