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RETAIL INVESTMENT: WIDENING GAP BETWEEN EUROPE’S RETAIL MARKETS

The Union Investment index analyses the attractiveness of the top 17 markets.

Union Investment reduces the retail share of immofonds 1

The reason is the competition from online retail. Residential and logistics assets, in return, will be increased.

News in Sweden, Spain and Poland - VIA Outlets Develops Portfolio

VIA Outlets is continuing the transformation of its portfolio across Europe. An expansion and remodeling program of €29 million, focusing on three outlets in Sweden, Spain, and Poland, began last autumn to help increase the overall guest experience and better position the outlets as premium shopping destinations across Europe.

Entering India

Ingka Centres, formerly IKEA Centres, unveils a major new strategic vision that will see it invest €5.8 bn over the next three years – and sets off for the Indian subcontinent.

An 8-year Acquisition Term

Helaba finances Atrium European Real Estate’s purchase of Wars Sawa Junior for EUR 170 million. The shopping center, located in the Polish capital, comprises 26,000 sq m of retail space.

Man of the Year: René Benko. The Real Estate Tycoon

A self-made man who set out to form a European format omnichannel provider.

Why Polish People Love Click & Collect

EPP is the leading owner of malls in Poland. CEO Hadley Dean emphasizes the importance of the correct weighting of online shopping competition.

Change of Ownership at Trnava City Arena

The acquisition of Trnava City Arena in Slovakia has been recently completed. Peter Korbačka acquired the shopping center from Vladimír Poór. Negotiations lasted for nearly a year. The price as well as other transactional details have not been disclosed and remain subject to business privacy. However, this is one of the country’s most important retail segment transactions of the year.

Almada Fórum in New Hands - Merlin Properties in a Buying Mood

JLL, acting for Blackstone, has completed the sale of Almada Fórum, from the Rio Tejo retail portfolio, to Merlin Properties. The portfolio originally comprised three prime shopping centers and a retail park.

TH Real Estate launches next platform for German retail

Marcus Mack, from TH Real Estate, believes that the country’s retail market is more active than ever before. As a result, he and his team have recently set up a new Germany-focused retail vehicle. With a target portfolio size of €400 million, it has a proposed term of 10 years, with a two-year renewal option.

First Crowdfunding Offer at a Mall in Austria

The Home Rocket crowdfunding platform has been activated on behalf of the ece in Kapfenberg, Styria. Its objective is to contribute to the financing of a health care area in the shopping center.

Adjustment in pricing levels expected

According to Adam Pearce, Managing Partner at Kintyre, the currently inflated investment market for retail assets is not substantiated by the underlying trading environment for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

One transaction quickly follows the next

The European retail real estate industry was on a particularly intensive shopping spree over the last days and weeks.

Takeover-wave in the international shopping center industry

Hammerson, the British real estate group, rejected yet another takeover offer by the French Klépierre Group, as the industry in general seems to be particularly interested in mergers right now.

In times of disruptive markets, institutional real estate investors want to make sure that they are betting on the right horse

An exclusive ACROSS interview with Steffen Hofmann and Klaus Mennickheim, Managing Partners of iMallinvest Europe GmbH.

The new Union Investment Global Retail Attractiveness Index (GRAI)

Retail: Nuanced investment approach in a global upturn.

„Valuation is as much an art form as it is a science”

The challenges of valuating retail properties.

German Council of Shopping Centers, Forum Asset Management

Industry peers discussing latest market trends and tackling challenges with confidence.

“We currently have an oversupply of retail space in Switzerland”

Bruno Kurz is the CEO of Swiss real-estate service provider Immoveris. In his interview with ACROSS, he explains why marketing is not just marketing and how real estate transactions can work ideally.

Retail park in Amberg, Bavaria under the hammer

The Hahn Group has acquired a retail park in Amberg, Bavaria, for the institutional Hahn German Retail Fund II.