A close cooperation with the brands is the key for success. Fran Gutiérrez, Retail Director NEINVER, explains how this looks like in practice. NEINVER not only supports their brands with technological tools. The company has prioritized people and training as two main pillars in its retail strategy to support brands’ growth.
Inflation encourages consumers to go in search of even greater value for money, states Giles Membrey, Managing Director of Rioja Estates. Therefore, he argues, Outlets are becoming more attractive to costumers. Furthermore, also internet sales are a driver of Outlets.
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.
“Retail has become an experiential interface, and the outlet proposition offers a key difference,” states Daniel Losantos. On the occasion of the ACROSS anniversary, the CEO of NEINVER took the opportunity to reflect on the last few years and to look ahead to the future, despite the uncertainty in which we find ourselves today.
“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.
Around 900 guests from the retail, gastronomy, leisure and real estate sectors followed the invitation of URW to the two-day Retail Open House in Hamburg. The focus of this year’s Retail Open House was on the presentation of URW’s corporate strategy, the portfolio in Austria and Germany as well as an update on the mixed-use project Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier.
Eurovea will soon become Slovakia’s largest and widest-ranging shopping center, with 320 shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes covering 85,000 sq m. Work is well advanced on the center and surrounding area to complete construction, approvals, and preparations for the grand May opening.
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.
Steffen Hofmann is a Managing Partner at ambas. Having worked in eight European markets, he has a deep understanding of the mechanisms of international investment markets. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of ACROSS, he discusses the historic evolution of the retail real estate industry from the perspective of the financial market.
Few changes have been as noticeable in business and society as the technological developments of the last 15 years. New platforms and digital ecosystems have opened up huge new global opportunities. Within the shopping center industry, a whole new segment has emerged: The Proptech sector. Peter Tonstad, CEO of Placewise, looks back, explains the most important developments, and reveals the biggest challenges facing retail real estate.
For the past 15 years, we have lived in a V.U.C.A. world, one of vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In order to be successful in the future, we need to look at places not through the lens of real estate, but through the lens of content, argues Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director of Portland Design.
How would one summarize the last 15 years in retail real estate? Gregory Fonseca, Director of Architecture BDP, expresses it in one word: disruptive. He takes us on an instructive journey through 15 years of retail and retail architecture.
When it comes to shaping the future in a positive way, it is impossible to overstate the influence retailers can have. Retail and shopping centers should become much stronger communicators of a positive consumer vision, especially with regard to sustainability, says Andreas Steinle, CEO and founder of Zukunftsinstitut Workshop. The crisis year of 2023 must be a year in which retailers recapitulate their understanding of their role.
ACROSS presents: Exclusive Study Tour to Lisbon. The world metropolis has always been a center for commerce and marketplaces. Together with Rüdiger Pleus Consulting and the Portuguese Shopping Center Association APCC – Associação Portuguesa de Centros Comerciais – we will examine on May 18th and 19th 2023 how Lisbon promotes innovations and shapes the future of retail.
OUT NOW – LATEST ISSUE! +++ RE-THINK! – How to reassess development, invention and communication in retail real estate. The real estate industry has been in a state of change for a few years now: increasing online retail, the move to multi-channel, changing logistics requirements, a strong emphasis on entertainment, a much higher level of diversity in retail, and last but not least, the big issue of ESG. “Re-think” – is the order of the day.
OUT NOW – LATEST ISSUE! +++ OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE – Doing the things that really matter: Especially in times of uncertainty, Operational Excellence has increasingly become the foundation upon which the future will be shaped.
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