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Kati Kivimäki, MBA (45), has been appointed as the Managing Director of Mall of Tripla, the shopping centre that will be opened in Central Pasila in autumn 2019. She will start in the position in the spring.
Cuppedia, an international brand specialising in artisan chocolate and patisserie, is entering the UK market for the first time by opening a retail unit at intu Trafford Centre.
Following the recent opening of ICON Outlet, a 210,000 sq ft premium urban outlet development by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, The O2 has announced a new wave of restaurants set to open shortly, cementing its position as the best destination for world-class retail, dining and entertainment.
Commerz Real has leased 6,700 sq m of office and retail areas in its Prague office property “Charles Square Center”.
NEINVER, a leading investor, developer and operator in the European outlet centre industry, the market leader in Spain and Poland, has appointed Thomas Delannée as its Leasing Manager for France, where NEINVER operates one outlet centre and is currently developing a new property. He will report to Régine Bogner, NEINVER’s International Leasing Director.
With a growth of 21% in assets managed by Kintyre in 2018, the Frankfurt headquartered investor and asset manager, enjoyed a fourth successive year of growth in excess of 20% and is now pushing the €1.5bn mark for real estate assets under management.
Architectural practice Michaelis Boyd has just completed the design of Casa Pastor and Plaza Pastor - two interconnected restaurants in King’s Cross, London, by acclaimed restaurateurs, Sam and James Hart and Crispin Somerville, the people behind Barrafina, Quo Vadis and the now iconic El Pastor.
The fashion brand italian Brandy Melville will open from next March 1 a new store in Barcelona at Paseo de Gracia 37.
In May, the French fashion brand Maje will open its first independent store in a Hufvudstaden property in Bibliotekstan in Stockholm.
Built in the 1970s, the shopping mall WEZ – Das weststeirische Einkaufszentrum in Bärnbach near Graz is an example of the first generation of malls in Austria.
Xavier Denis was appointed President of AG Real Estate France SAS effective as of 1 January 2019, replacing Mrs Brigitte Gouder de Beauregard.
Work is set to begin in March on the transformation of the Angel Place entrance and façade of Crowngate Shopping Centre in Worcester, as part of a £1.5m investment to create an exciting, modern shopping environment and a rejuvenated public space.
The £72 million retail and leisure development at intu Lakeside, which opens later this year, will introduce new restaurants and leisure brands to the south east of England; boosting the local economy with hundreds of new jobs across the leisure and hospitality sectors.
Shaftesbury has announced that Asia’s largest social gaming internet café, Wanyoo Café, has officially opened its debut European eSports studio, offering gaming stations, leisure areas and co-working spaces at 77-79 Charing Cross Road
A taste of Asia is coming to Basingstoke’s Festival Place with the arrival of not one, but two new f&b operators expanding the wide menu of dining choices at the region’s leading retail and leisure destination. Independent Japanese restaurant The Sushi Maki and Kokoro, offering a palatable menu of East Asian dishes, have both signed up to open at the 1.1 million sq ft shopping centre.
Otto Kajetan Weixler (60) is leaving the management board of the Apleona Group on July 1, 2019, and is moving to the supervisory board of the company.
Berlin shopping center gets a new office areas and will concentrate on historical function as local supply center with new tenant mix .
Shaftesbury has welcomed award-winning Sichuanese restaurant, JinLi, who have opened a second restaurant at Central Cross, named JinLi Chinatown. This is following the success of their first restaurant, which won ‘Best in England’ at the Golden Chopsticks Awards in April 2018.
Strong performance due to good location and high retail centrality – Independent investment and asset manager KGAL is further expanding its portfolio of special real estate AIF, with a high-footfall and established specialist retail centre. The Westfalen Einkaufszentrum (WEZ) is located in the north of Dortmund city centre in Germany.