CURRENT PROJECTS, TRENDS AND STRATEGIES OF DEVELOPERS
Zagreb’s city center shopping malls need to be transformed into the pseudo living rooms of the Croatian capital. Conversely, shopping centers located on the outskirts of Zagreb have to be developed into supraregional shopping and entertainment destinations.
Atrium European Real Estate’s strategy is to reposition its portfolio towards large, high quality dominant retail centers in prime urban locations and capital cities.
Green Belt and brownfield are well-known terms. The time for proper consideration of the Gray Belt has arrived. Review of the Gray Belt would give us an opportunity to re-appraise how we use our precious land – and it would give retail park owners the financial imperative to become curators of experience.
The development is the first venture in the United Kingdom by outlet operating company ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.
VIA Outlets has begun redesign work at the Vila do Conde Porto Fashion Outlet and has expanded Hede Fashion Outlet, near Gothenburg.
Parndorf Fashion Outlet and Freeport Fashion Outlet – both in the greater Vienna area – have been expanded and extensively refurbished, in the Art Nouveau style, over the last few years. This effort has resulted in double-digit growth. The next step, which centers around attractive displays and an experience element when shopping, is currently being taken.
Nivy Station is transforming Bratislava’s gateway into a stunning destination, emphasizes René Popik, CEO of HB Reavis Slovakia, in an interview with ACROSS.
Lead8 has recently unveiled its design for the Shanghai ITC mixed-use destination being developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties +++ Nakheel is investing AED 114 million in roads and bridges that will provide direct access to Al Khail Avenue in Dubai +++ Mitsui Fudosan has announced that work on Mitsui Shopping Park Nangang is progressing steadily +++ A new retail and entertainment scheme in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, which will be supported by the EBRD, will be environmentally friendly and create jobs for young people
The appearance of the banks along the Danube in Bratislava is changing: Eurovea is expanding and is certain to become even more beautiful. This development has been part of the long-term plan from the beginning.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s (URW) Westfield Mall of the Netherlands will be located in the Randstad area, the economic heart of the country, which includes four of the nation’s largest cities: Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, and Rotterdam +++ Ingka Centres has recently unveiled a major new park at its Mega Ekaterinburg mall in central Russia +++ Broxbourne Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council have selected Sovereign Centros as their development partner for a £400 million mixed-use scheme at Brookfield Riverside in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.
Supernova Group entered the Romanian market via a project in Sibiu in early 2019. Managing Director Markus Pinggera speaks with ACROSS about the potential of the country, among other things.
A long time ago, Multi Iberia realized that its customers and partners, along with its dealings with them, had to be the company’s primary concern.
HB Reavis is developing the mix-used scheme Stanica Nivy in the emerging Nove Nivy zone in Bratislava. This new shopping destination will attract 55,000 visitors daily.
Fashion Street, a historical boulevard which stretches over 250 meters, is a high street in the heart of Budapest.
Retail parks were long considered a necessary evil. However, their image changed drastically as they defy online retail due to their function as local suppliers. They now have the full support of customers, tenants, and investors.
Austria's first outdoor center is being built in Parndorf. It will complement the retail conurbation there with, among other things, suitable shopping opportunities in the medium to upper-end quality segment. A safety training center featuring a firing range will serve as a particular highlight. A water fun park is scheduled to follow during the second expansion phase.
Diversification in real estate is a smart strategy at any stage in the economic cycle to hedge against risks. While some funds try to balance their holdings across a range of asset classes, an alternative key solution is a mixed-use approach to individual projects. Even when schemes are dominated by one usage type, the inclusion of different elements gives the asset greater resilience across market cycles and evolving political, demographic, and economic scenarios.
The Belgian De Vlier Retail Development Group has been planning and constructing retail parks in Belgium, France, and Austria under the Frunpark umbrella brand for close to 20 years. In an interview with ACROSS, Managing Director Peter De Roo reflects upon the last two decades and looks toward the future.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany is currently cooperating with Hamburg start-ups. In his function as Innovation Manager, Joscha Domdey is responsible for the coordination of activities with such start-ups. The company's first partners include e-floater and Wunder Mobility.
Linstow expanded Ülemiste shopping centre by 13,000 sq m of shopping and entertainment space, with most of the additional floorspace taken up by entertainment and food and beverage services.