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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The new Union Investment Global Retail Attractiveness Index (GRAI)

Retail: Nuanced investment approach in a global upturn.

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

The challenges of valuating retail properties.

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German Council of Shopping Centers, Forum Asset Management

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

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“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.

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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.

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€335 MILLION CREDIT AGREEMENT - ALSO FOR WESTEND CITY CENTER IN BUDAPEST

Gránit Pólus Group has signed a credit agreement of €335 million with a syndicate of Erste Group Bank, Erste Bank Hungary Zrt., UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., UniCredit SpA, and K&H Bank Zrt. to refinance existing loans and provide a capex credit line for WestEnd City Center in Budapest.

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Deutsche Hypo finances mall in Gdansk

Deutsche Hypothekenbank is financing Galeria Baltycka in Gdansk for the property company Shopping Center Galeria Baltycka GmbH and Co. KG sp.K.

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“We want to expand our activities”

Commerz Real is putting out feelers for new shopping centers. In an interview with ACROSS, Katharina von Schacky, Global Head of Real Estate Markets Shopping, reports that purchase prices are somewhat unrealistic.

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An Accounting of Operating Cost

Taking the personnel lift to counters or into the abyss of the performance search engine.

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A South African in CEE

An example: Hystead recently purchased “The Mall” in Sofia, one of the largest shopping centers in Bulgaria.

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Allianz finances Liffey Valley in Dublin

Acting on behalf of several Allianz entities, Allianz Real Estate has closed the financing for Liffey Valley in Dublin.