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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany is Top Employer 2019

The certification is conferred globally to companies for outstanding employee orientation and innovative training programmes. The focus especially lies on two talent initiatives of the Group: The in-house Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Academy, which brings together young talents and experienced executives, as well as the international European Graduate Programme, that gives graduates the chance to gain experience in different business divisions and abroad.

Kati Kivimäki is the new Managing Director of Mall of Tripla, Helsinki

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.

International brand opens first UK retail unit with intu

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.

THE O2 FEEDS APPETITE FOR THE BEST VEGAN, STREET FOOD AND INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS WITH LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 leases 6,700 sq m in Prague

Commerz Real has leased 6,700 sq m of office and retail areas in its Prague office property “Charles Square Center”.

NEINVER appoints Thomas Delannée as Leasing Manager France

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.

Kintyre pushes €1.5bn AUM, with focus on innovation and technology in 2019

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.

MICHAELIS BOYD DESIGNS CASA PASTOR AND PLAZA PASTOR AT COAL DROPS YARD IN KING’S CROSS, LONDON

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.

Cushman & Wakefield advises to Brand Melville in a new opening in Passeig de Gràcia

The fashion brand italian Brandy Melville will open from next March 1 a new store in Barcelona at Paseo de Gracia 37.

Hufvudstaden welcomes Maje to Bibliotekstan

In May, the French fashion brand Maje will open its first independent store in a Hufvudstaden property in Bibliotekstan in Stockholm.

Shopping Mall WEZ receives a contemporary revamp by BEHF Architects

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, new President of AG Real Estate France SAS

Xavier Denis was appointed President of AG Real Estate France SAS effective as of 1 January 2019, replacing Mrs Brigitte Gouder de Beauregard.

RENOVATION AT ANGEL PLACE IN WORCESTER SET TO BEGIN IN MARCH

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.

intu readies opening of multi-million-pound leisure development

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.

GAME ON AS WANYOO CAFE OPENS DEBUT EUROPEAN SITE IN CENTRAL CROSS

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

Basingstoke’s food and beverage appeal expands with arrival of new dining choices to Festival Place

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.

Change to Apleona’s Management Board

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.

Focus on mixed-use: Forum Steglitz to be modernised for a higher double-digit million sum

Berlin shopping center gets a new office areas and will concentrate on historical function as local supply center with new tenant mix .

JINLI CHINATOWN HEATS UP CENTRAL CROSS

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.

KGAL BUYS WESTFALEN SHOPPING CENTRE

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.