Polygone Rivera is the first lifestyle shopping center in France that combines contemporary art and leisure with shopping. It opened in 2015 and has an extremely attractive product range with over 130 brands.
The family business Bucherer was founded in 1888 in Switzerland, is in the 3rd generation and is led by Jörg G. Bucherer as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The headquarters are located in Lucerne, the company has more than 2400 employees.
A metaverse use case in practice: Fiba Commercial Properties and Elyt.net introduced at İnegöl Shopping Mall, Turkey, a metaverse-based, new-generation loyalty program. This makes the shopping center one of the first in the placemaking industry to implement metaverse technology in concrete terms.
Understanding the term Metaverse is essential to understanding its potential. Ahmet Usta, the co-founder of Elyt.net, explains in this first part of this interview the essentials of the Metaverse in order to form a basis to enter the discussion about the potential of this topic.
We truly believe that an in-depth understanding of the term Metaverse is essential to understand its potential. Ahmet Usta, the co-founder of Elyt.net, explains the potential that Metaverse has in practice in this second part of his Metaverse interview with ACROSS.
“Without experimenting, you cannot learn anything,” states Ihsan Elgin, Executive Board Member of Finberg. As an investor, he is very serious about the impact of the metaverse on life and business. The convergence of virtual and real realms within the metaverse allows companies to fasten collaboration as well as to enhance communication, and this is only one of his conclusions.
“The rapid change in the world now necessitates being more than an observer and follower; it requires rapid implementation,” states Yurdaer Kahraman, FIBA CP CEO and Member of the ACROSS Advisory Board. Therefore, he values the Metaverse as an engaging way to reach a younger, digitally connected consumer audience. He shows the perspective of a company that took the metaverse path very early.
E-Commerce does not run over shopping centers because they offer much more than a shared space where people purchase different products. To enhance the appeal of traditional shopping mall experiences, especially to Gen Z customers, enriching these “add-ons” is crucial. A new generation and metaverse-based loyalty programs can be a big part of this. Ahmet Usta, ELYT.net Co-Founder, explains what Metaverse business cases make sense for the placemaking industry.
A metaverse use case in practice: Fiba Commercial Properties and Elyt.net introduced at İnegöl Shopping Mall, Turkey, a metaverse-based, new-generation loyalty program. The important learning: Consumers are ready. The interest in the program was unbelievably high. Visitors were happy to receive gifts and be part of an application that involved innovative technology like NFT.
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.
Where is the high street investment market heading? ACROSS spoke with Kurt Jovy, Head of Real Estate Product Management at Universal Investment, and Jürgen Kreutz, CEO of IPH Transact GmbH, about the current development.
Investors feel safe again in Poland. The total volume of investment transactions in H1 2022 amounted to almost 2.9 billion Euro, which was more than 40% more than in the same period last year. 28% of all investments were made in the shopping center sector.
Altera Vastgoed has acquired off-market local shopping center Het Stroink in Enschede (NL) from WP Retail Invest CV (“WPRI”). The center has recently been renovated by WPRI to create a retail complex with a pharmacy, a medical center, three primary schools, a nursery and a petrol station.
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