“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.
The time for one solution fits all is over: Retail parks need a tailor-made individual approach, states Herman Jan Faber, Co-Head of Client & Fund Management at Redevco. He spoke with ACROSS about the company’s goal to take the lead in transforming cities and the role of retail parks in this strategy.
NEPI Rockcastle has raised the equivalent of 143 million Euro equity from its latest scrip dividend, corresponding to approximately 85% of the final dividend payment for the year ended 31 December 2022. As a result, NEPI Rockcastle’s total issued share capital will increase by 4.75% to approximately 636 million ordinary shares and its capital base is strengthened for investment in future growth.
New times and challenges lead to new official guidelines: Redevco has redefined its mission statement in order to lead the transformation of cities to ensure that they are sustainable and liveable, in line with the company’s goal of contributing to the health and well-being of people and the planet. In this joint interview, Marrit Laning, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, and Ton van de Grampel, Chief Human Resources Officer, discuss the key objectives and explain why social KPIs need to be added.
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.
“It is all about people and opportunities”, states Cristina Santos. The Managing Director of Property Management of Sonae Sierra talked to ACROSS founder Reinhard Winiwarter about the management contract for Prishtina Mall, the company’s principles in property management and the potential of new regions.
“Creating great places is a balancing act between art and science,” states William Kistler, Founder and Managing Partner at urbanOvation. urbanOvation is a platform community created to foster better collaboration among all built environment stakeholders. In this article he argues that easy to measure, quantitative KPI metrics distract from the equally important qualitative ‘art’ that is essential to great placemaking.
Rüdiger Dany, CEO of NEPI Rockcastle, believes that one of the biggest mistakes made in the last 15 years was not being able to seize and take advantage of opportunities during a crisis or difficult situation. He has worked in very different markets, with different stories and problems, but his general takeaway is clear: The investments and development plans of a company should never be stopped unless it is absolutely necessary.
In 2022, Atrium European Real Estate became part of G City. As part of the rebranding process the company will be present in the market under the new name G City Europe. Subsequently, a number of corporate rebranding steps will be taken in various areas.
As banal as that may sound, the “question of existence” vis-à-vis the customer is one that many retail locations are currently grappling with in earnest, explains Reinhard Winiwarter, Founder and Managing Director of ACROSS, in his 15-year retrospective.
“By investing in human capital, business development and sustainable business strategy, a crisis cannot meet you unprepared”, states Jovana Cvetković, Development, Technical Operations and Innovations Director at MPC Properties. Investing in ESG on all levels is key in 2023 for companies like MPC Properties.
„Cost efficiency and transparency“ – according to Markus Schmut, these are the two big “drivers”, especially for the retail real estate industry in the coming year. We have spoken with Markus Schmut, the managing director of Fairmoney. Using a shopping center as an example of a case study, he shows us what is possible with efficient fixed cost management.
Better Spaces, Better Communities, and Better Together – those are the pillars upon which Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s sustainability strategy is based. URW is committed to playing a key role in the environmental and energy transition. As such, the company has been implementing its “Better Places 2030” sustainability strategy since 2016.
MPC Properties has developed a socially responsible strategy in accordance with the ESG goals (Environmental, Social, Governance) in order to contribute to the well-being of the wider community in Southeast Europe.
“The world keeps on turning, but marketing strategies have been the same for decades,” is the verdict of Bernhard Klein, Chief Marketing Executive of IMMOFINANZ, on traditional marketing efforts in the retail asset class. In his guest contribution, he outlines various opportunities and improvements with the help of software-based automation of sales and marketing processes.
The Greenman Group (the ‘Group’) is launching GFORM, a commercial real estate and financial management platform, with a particular specialty in grocery-anchored real estate in Germany.
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