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PERSONAL COMMENTARIES OF PLACEMAKING EXPERTS

Without a doubt, the Polish outlet market is the biggest in CEE, which makes it very attractive for investors. Outlet centers operating there are a great example of meeting current market needs—both from tenants’ and customers’ perspective.

Developing outstanding retail projects in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is a key challenge for developers.

What do European retail real estate leaders think about the future? ICSC Europe recently brought them together in Salzburg (Austria) for the annual CEO Forum to find out. Hosted by SES Spar CEO Marcus Wild, it was an insight into what’s on the minds of those at the forefront of the industry.

What do European retail real estate leaders think about the future? ICSC Europe recently brought them together in Salzburg (Austria) for the annual CEO Forum to find out. Hosted by SES Spar CEO Marcus Wild, it was an insight into what’s on the minds of those at the forefront of the industry.

Ukraine is the one of the biggest markets in Europe with 42.5 million consumers. After a steep fall in 2014/2015, the country’s economy has started a gradual recovery.

Infabode is positioning itself as an information hub for the global real estate market. In an interview with ACROSS, Founder and CEO Matt Partridge explains how the European shopping center industry benefits from the platform.

Il Centro in Milan, Bonarka City Center in Krakow, and Westfield in London stand out from the mass of European malls, says Árpád Török, CEO of TriGranit. The latter in particular because of its focus on virtual reality.

Many criteria must be fulfilled for a shopping center to function nowadays. The experts on ACROSS’s Advisory Board responded to a survey about criteria for success and named their favorite malls.

While digitalization is a central topic in all economic sectors, its impact can best be observed in the retail sector.

According to the French anthropologist Marc Augé, if a space can be defined as relational, historical, and concerned with identity, then it is a “place”—if not, it is a “non-place.”

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.