ACROSS | The European Retail Real Estate Magazine

Opinion
BY CARLOS GONZÁLEZ

Sustainability on the rise

Sustainability has earned an important role in the retail property sector in recent years and sustainability goals are now a pillar of outlet centers’ strategies.

by ACROSS EDITOR

PEOPLE IN THE EUROPEAN RETAIL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Recruitments, promotions and appointments in the European Retail Real Estate Industry

BY THOMAS MARK

The Art of Keeping Ahead of Changing Consumer Habits

Consumers are dramatically changing their shopping habits and preferences and we, the service and product suppliers, must anticipate these changes and respect and cater to them.

by ACROSS EDITOR

Customer Satisfaction Begins with Parking

Competition from online retailers is forcing shopping centers to reassess their retail concepts.

BY JASU JARANKA

Hyper-connected toilets are the future

Just a few years back, the idea of an IoT (Internet of Things) toilet seemed absurd, but if you think about it closely, it really does make sense.

BY MARRIT LANING

Uncertainty Brings Opportunity — Unleash the Innovation Power

Our shopping journeys might look radically different in the foreseeable future.

BY CHRIS IGWE

The Race for Space is Over

For the last five years, we have seen that retailers and brands have slowed their expansion plans significantly as they review their portfolios in an attempt to understand their customers and their rapidly changing habits. Profitability has been hit—hard in many cases.

BY JAN VAN LANCKER

Uplace Brussels’s Long Road to Building Permission

Commentary by Jan Van Lancker, CEO of Uplace.

by ACROSS EDITOR

Patrick Delcol joins the ACROSS Advisory Board

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Patrick Delcol, the CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate for CEE since 2013, as its new member.

BY JAMES TURNER

The Rise of People Power

Commentary by James Turner, Group Managing Director of Balmain Asset Management.

BY ROBERTO ZOIA

Southern Italy: a New Gold Nugget

In 2016, the Italian shopping center sector continued the positive trend begun in 2015, with retailers’ sales performing well. This confirms that, after years of crisis, the shopping center format is growing once again.

by ACROSS EDITOR

PEOPLE IN THE EUROPEAN RETAIL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Recruitments, promotions and appointments in the European Retail Real Estate Industry: Atrium European Real Estate, Multi Corporation, Immofinanz, HB Reavis, TriGranit, Commerz Real, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Catella, CBRE Austria, Capital & Regional, Corpus Sireo, Grosvenior, Hines, JLL Germany, Northern Horizon, Strabag PFS, Valad Europe, Echo Polska Properties, and Revo.

BY PAUL KUSMIERZ

Still enormous potential in Poland

Poland has been a free market economy for nearly 30 years and in that time, the retail landscape has been completely transformed. This is perhaps most apparent when it comes to the way we shop.

BY ERIK J. ENGSTRAND

The shopping center business’s “new normal”: Is it security?

Commentary by Erik J. Engstrand, CEO of Safe ShoppingCenters.

BY GUSTAVO CASTRO

Widespread good performance of Portugal’s retail property market

Over the past two decades, Portugal has been a consumer-driven country, catapulting the country’s retail sales area very close to 1.00 sq m per capita.

ON OUR OWN BEHALF

Lisette van Doorn joins the ACROSS Advisory Board

The ACROSS Advisory Board now comprises 13 industry experts. The latest member to join is Lisette van Doorn, the Chief Executive of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) European operations since January 2015.

ON OUR OWN BEHALF

Josip Kardun and Árpád Török strengthen the ACROSS Advisory Board

Josip Kardun and Árpád Török further strengthen the ACROSS Advisory Board

OUTLOOK 2017

A Consistently Optimistic Industry

What industry experts expect from the retail real estate year 2017.

BY ALEXANDER OTTO

The security dilemma

The shopping center industry has a problem: the security of its customers. No, it’s not that centers have a security issue. Nevertheless, in these times of terror and armed attacks, it is difficult to balance an easygoing and unhindered shopping experience with the best-possible security for our customers.

BY TIBOR TATÁR

Hungary surges ahead

Over the past 18 months, the Hungarian property market has seen one of the most successful and dynamic expansions of any country in CEE, with Budapest identified as having the highest rate of return in the entire region.