LATEST TRENDS AND PROGRESSES IN ASSET AND CENTER MANAGEMENT

Management

Brexit and “Brand Britain”

On June 23, 2016, the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union. More than 30 million people voted, with a much higher than expected turn out, especially in the younger voters.

"Seamless Leisure – Seems More"

In an interview with ACROSS, Gastón Gaitán, Manager and Director of theleisureway, explains why leisure is a branding instrument—the identity of the whole shopping center is at stake.

Going global

In my last article, I talked about the need to introduce new operators into our industry, to allow the smaller operators and companies access into the world of shopping centers, and to support them as they grow.

From the Garage to the World

20 years ago, Austrian Klaus Mark founded MK Illumination together with his wife Marie. Half a year later, his twin brother Thomas also joined the company, who remains to be the third partner and shareholder to this day. MK Illumination designs innovative and custom festive lighting, decoration and interactive Worlds for shopping centers on six continents.

Why Central Tenders Will Fail

MK Illumination has decorated shopping malls for nine years. Klaus and Thomas Mark report among other things in an interview on the growing demands for their concepts.

Brand Management for Retail Parks

Brand building is still the exception rather than the rule for retail parks. But that’s changing.

Leisure through the looking glass

Meeting point, family experience, lifestyle center, wow, more than shopping, dynamism, part of the community. Words, words, words… Believe it or not, all of them talk about leisure, but need to be organized and planned accordingly. How? Let’s discover together.

Toolkit for effective marketing in retail property

Why one needs to understand the 12 Ps of marketing the retail property to show a value of one’s activity and help the industry to thrive in the long term.

Percentage of foodservice space rising sharply

Food courts are increasingly important success factors for shopping centers. Customers particularly appreciate good, fast food and a variety of offerings.

Little people become giants

“The demands for new tenants, interesting concepts, and new food types mean that progressive landlords and developers will have to engage with new operators and, fortunately, there are many of them now appearing in towns and cities across Europe.”

More Quality from a Single Source

The German facility services specialist Wisag is treading an innovative path in the shopping center segment and has been rewarded with a significant increase in new customers. It is therefore now looking to other European countries.

Outlet Shopping

Why outlet center operators are increasingly seeking to emancipate themselves from the “factory” image and why large investors now also like to “shop” there.

For shoppers and tourists

Zsar Outlet Village is taking shape in the Finnish city of Vaalimaa. The developer EFRE is working on the project with a holiday resort going up nearby.

Nominations & Appointments

New Nominations: Positions: Designations: Appointments

The real value of food

I have been watching with interest the change in fortunes of the large supermarkets, both in the UK and across Europe. Consumers have demanded “more and different” from their regular retailers and the discounters have stepped up and delivered it.

The New Language of Leasing

The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time. Around the world, there is a sense of starting again, having a clean slate on both a personal and professional level, and, of course, looking forward to the next 12 months.

Switching on in Frankfurt

MyZeil’s “enchanted forest” sets new standards in Christmas shopping productions. MK Illumination is responsible for the concept and implementation.

Leisure as a differentiating element

With a case study conducted in Spain, theleisureway shows how a shopping center can become “ideal meeting point”

A Lesson in Foodservice Economics

As we move into the final months of 2015, our business is seeing yet more strong indicators that the foodservice industry, gastronomy, and horeca, is on the rise and will continue to be so in 2016 and beyond. In simple terms, life is getting “better” for many people and this shows in the way they consume.

Christmas for individualists

Festive Christmas decorations and shopping centers are now inseparable. The creation of highly emotionally charged habitats adapted to the respective mall is central to the philosophy of First Christmas. A matter of views.