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Center Management
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Services and Leisure Take Center Stage

The modern mall has changed beyond all recognition – and necessarily so. Physical malls increasingly reflect the evolving needs of consumers and the accelerating pace of contemporary life. What was fast has become faster. At every turn, technology plays a role. The retail industry has unlocked online sales channels, which complement a brick-and-mortar approach, rather than simply competing with physical stores.

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UK’s first interactive inflatable park to launch at Meadowhall

The debut of Air Haus at the mall in Sheffield reflects the increasing relevance of leisure facilities in shopping centers.

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Parndorf to Focus on Entertainment in the Future

A new food and entertainment complex has recently opened at Parndorf in Burgenland, one of the most successful outlet locations in Europe. Centerprise Group, based in Austria, was jointly responsible for the conceptual design and letting of the complex.

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Refurbishment of Half of the Entire Portfolio until 2020

One of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany's main areas of activity is asset management. Olaf Ley, Director Investment / Asset Management, explains the corresponding strategy.

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Renovation of Outlet Centers

Not every development is successful in the booming outlet center market. This is particularly true if the projects were not developed by one of the Big 3 in the outlet center industry. The necessary outlet-specific expertise is underestimated by many developers who are attracted by and wish to benefit from the theoretically high leasing levels in the outlet asset class.

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A Breath of Fresh Air at Westgate Shopping City

A change in ownership has taken place at the mall in Zagreb, Croatia. Denis Cupic, Head of Asset Management, comments on the background as well as the effects on tenants and customers.

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The Footfall Creator

Holistic consulting and servicing of retail real estate is becoming increasingly important in the industry. The Austrian Centerprise Group has dedicated itself precisely to this purpose, even beyond national borders.

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„Security is not a taboo subject“

A new collaboration with SES promotes cooperation between Austrian police and retail. Shopping centers in general are focusing more and more on security.

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EXCITING DESTINATIONS

ECE is already on the way to establish its shopping centers as places for shopping, dining, sports, and leisure.

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Delightfully epicurean Portugal

Food services and drinks represent more than 70% of retail investment in this southern European country.

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Starting a new life with a new name

The “Freeport Outlets” have become “Affinity Outlets”, “Puerto Venecia” is now called “intu Puerto Venecia”. These are just two current examples that show that retail properties are regularly rebranding themselves.

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Developers continue to push pop-up spaces

With these spaces, they give online brands the opportunity to launch a test balloon and find their footing in stationary retail. But also car companies like Tesla and Volvo work with this retail format.

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Riding the wave

Indoor surfing and shopping seem to be perfectly suited to one another.

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Trampolines are coming

Shopping without leisure is about to become a thing of the past. But how do visitors want to entertain themselves? The increasingly frequent answer is jumping and bouncing, apparently.

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MK Illumination Special: Enlightening Your Vision

With today’s consumer looking for the 'experience', shopping centers can tap into emotions through attractive lighting displays and decorations that tell stories and actively engage them.

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On the rooftop

The world's first modular hotel on top of a shopping center is built in Berlin.

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In the name of security

As a response to past years’ incidents and to meet the rapid changes of risks that are affecting the industry’s security landscape, the Nordic Council of Shopping Centers (NCSC) recently released a “Guide to Shopping Center Risk and Security”.

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„Sports events are always attractive“

In her role as PR & Marketing Manager of Eurovea, Olga Hammer relies heavily on events. One reason is that as a result of exceptional and meaningful leisure activities, people are more willing to accept Eurovea as a "good neighbor".

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The Yin and Yang of Shopping Centers

The way malls co-exist with their immediate surroundings is currently undergoing a fundamental structural change–on a multitude of levels.

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The leisure formula

In every article that I read, in every discussion that I have, and in every forum that I attend, everyone continuously repeats that the times of those traditional concrete boxes full of standardized shops are over.