CURRENT PROJECTS, TRENDS AND STRATEGIES OF DEVELOPERS

Development

Projects & Openings International

The shopping center and management division of Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group International, Line Investments & Property LLC, boasts a portfolio of malls through the Gulf and India. +++ TribecaCity in Mauritius continues to rise up out of the ground, with good progress being made on the scheme’s basement levels. Benoy is delivering architecture, interior design and master planning for the 150,000 sq m project. +++ The Netherlands-based design firm MVRDV has released details about Glass Mural in Detroit, USA.

Projects & Openings Europe

The opening of the largest inner-city regeneration project in Rotterdam in recent years, Forum Rotterdam, took place on September 24, 2020, with a small gathering and in full compliance with the current Covid-19 guidelines +++ Recently, the refurbishment of TresAguas has completed in the Madrid district of Alcorcón +++ Over the last few decades, Atrium Ljungberg has redeveloped Sickla, a suburb of Stockholm, from an industrial estate into a vibrant, living city district

“The Future Will Be All About Technology-based Convenience”

Revitalization is absolutely essential when it comes to aligning retail locations with the “new normal”, emphasizes Christine Hager, Managing Director / Head of Shopping Center Asset Management at redos, in an interview with ACROSS.

Amsterdam The Style Outlets to open in time for the Christmas Shopping Season

Eduardo Ceballos, Asset Management Director Southern Europe & the Netherlands at Neinver, emphasizes the need for an outlet center in the economic heart of the Netherlands. Amsterdam The Style Outlets, which will open on November 26, 2020, will satisfy the need with an upscale proposition.

Sustainable Solutions in Shopfitting: Refilling is Booming

umdasch has developed an innovative “Liquid Dispenser” refilling system for Ecover for British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s.

“There will always be another Christmas”

Since the beginning of the year, Frank Pöstges-Pragal has been the Managing Director of the Hamburg-based First Christmas company, which is specialized in Christmas and holiday decorations. ACROSS talked with him about the challenges of the year 2020 and why Christmas can always provide a certain level of comfort, even in times of crisis.

“Remodeling, Remerchandising, and Remarketing”

Since VIA Outlets acquired Landquart Fashion Outlet five years ago, the occupancy rate has risen to a strong 96 percent. Center Director Mathias Bommer explains the measures that have led to this development.

Small Country, Saturated Market

The Swiss have a relatively large number of designer outlets at their disposal. A project that has recently been abandoned for good does nothing to alter the situation.

A new shopping destination in northern Spain

Recently La Torre Outlet Zaragoza was opened. This venture a joint project of Pikolin Group and GPA, managed by ROS Retail Outlet Shopping. The scheme’s concept of an open-air shopping destination complies with all the current safety measures.

Rethink and Reshape Retail Space

Multi is currently carrying out several refurbishment projects within its portfolio, all of which center around the creation of spaces that are integral parts of their respective communities.

Eurovea’s 10-Year Review

Eurovea, which opened its doors on the banks of the Danube River roughly 10 years ago, is one of the most visited destinations in Bratislava. The shopping center is currently undergoing expansion.

Opening in the Midst of a Pandemic

Recently, the Outlet Moscow was officially opened by Hines in the Russian capital.

Thinking as Retailers, Investors, and Operators at the Same Time

Daniel Losantos has been the CEO of NEINVER for roughly five years. In an interview with ACROSS, he discusses the events of the last few months, the expected market consolidation, and the advancements of Amsterdam The Style Outlets.

Shaping the Future of Retail

ACROSS interviews Constantin Wiesmann, Director of Leasing, and Anna Laura Riemann, Senior Leasing Manager, responsible for Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) in Germany. They talk about current challenges in retail, omnichannel models, the future of the industry, and the Group’s key project, Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier.

Nivy Station as Future-proof Retail Destination

Nivy Station is a special project. It represents a fusion of various functions into a single, deliberate concept that will provide Bratislava with a new airport-style bus terminal, more than 250 retail establishments, a fully-fledged gastronomic zone with a marketplace offering local farm products, and a green roof for active rest and relaxation. Thanks to the integration of the bus station and its overall location, this center will be a transport hub, suitable for all kinds of urban as well as regional mobility. It is situated in the heart of a dynamically developing business zone and is a neighbor to existing as well as emerging projects in the Nové Nivy zone.

No Expenses Spared

Europe's largest mixed-use project to date is due to be built in the Romanian capital. An investment in the amount of 2.87 billion euros has been made.

La Torre Outlet Zaragoza to Open in October 2020

The urban entertainment center, which features an integrated outlet village, will be the first of its kind in Europe. ROS Outlet Shopping will be responsible for its management.

A New Shopping Oasis for Slavonians

In mid-June, the Supernova Group opened its 15th retail property development in Požega, Croatia: The Supernova Požega retail park introduces famous brands to the city of the same name in Slavonia, in the east of the country.

Can residential be considered within a conversion to mixed-use?

Retail, from purpose-built shopping centers through to traditional high streets, has been facing long-term challenges, even before Covid-19. And the shift from single to multiple format offers, or mixed-use, is becoming firmly established.

The office-ization of the high street

Has the decline in high street shopping brought about a new opportunity for flexible workspace operators to move into town centers and change the way we all work?