LATEST TRENDS AND PROGRESSES IN ASSET AND CENTER MANAGEMENT

Management

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.

Target Group: Tourists

How shopping centers are discovering tourists as customers.

“You have to grab tourists where you find them”

Around seven million tourists visit Alexa on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz annually. ACROSS asked Center Manager Oliver Hanna why.

Concentrating its presence in countries

Many retailers do not have retail parks on their radar. The concentration principle Immofinanz is following with its Stop.Shop. chain will change all that. Nicolas Fernandez de Retana, the new Director Asset Management Retail Europe, explains how it works.

How an airplane raises visitor frequency

theleisureway is dedicated to the creation of leisure experiences in shopping centers. A case study carried out by the Spanish company shows how it optimizes malls’ leisure offers for children and raises visitor numbers.

Foodservice trends, disruption and chaos

Honestly, I don’t want to scare you. I enjoy writing this contribution for ACROSS magazine very much and I hope that some of the information and background that I provide on the foodservice market is useful, helps to guide you in your decisions, and provides some new direction on your projects.

“Looking forward to opening of our first European shopping center waterpark”

As the economy improves, Grant Poje, Vice President of WhiteWater for the EMEAR Region, sees increasing demand for waterparks in Europe. The Vancouver-based company is targeting locations in shopping centers.

LP12 Mall of Berlin Gift card from PayLife

For shopping centers, it is important to position themselves as a brand, to offer strong emotional content through distinctive design and attractive mixed offerings and experiences. A way to ensure customer loyalty for a mall is to offer its own individualized gift cards.

Leisure: challenge and opportunity

theleisureway is a Spanish company dedicated to the creation of leisure experiences that are unique, innovative, tailor-made for shopping centers, and have the sole mission of satisfying customers to make sure they come back.

Foodservice goes digital and local

We are in very exciting times for the foodservice industry and for foodservice in general. The growth opportunities are tremendous, with new units opening every day in cities, towns, railway stations, airports, and, of course, shopping centers.

“The challenge to develop great unique concepts”

Thomas Mark, Vice President of MK Illumination, talks with ACROSS about the most important trends in Christmas lighting and the reasons why the demands of shopping center operators are incompatible with progressive budget cuts.

The benefits of customer engagement programs

Gaining loyalty from shoppers continues to be a challenge, particularly when retailers within the mall are the primary contact point for your shoppers. That’s where customer engagement programs come in.

Energy audits for retail parks

In response to demand from investors and owners, MEC has recently started offering an energy audit product called “Easy.”