management

Better Spaces, Better Communities, and Better Together – those are the pillars upon which Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s sustainability strategy is based. URW is committed to playing a key role in the environmental and energy transition. As such, the company has been implementing its “Better Places 2030” sustainability strategy since 2016.

Never before has the retail sector faced so many challenges at the same time – and shopping center operators alike. Joanna Fisher, CEO at ECE Marketplaces, and Steffen Friedlein, Managing Director Leasing Services at ECE Marketplaces, explain why there are still grounds for optimism, and why flexibility is key – both when setting own priorities and in relation with tenants and investors.

Climate-neutral real estate and long-term value retention: How can high-footfall properties such as shopping centers be operated in a climate-neutral manner in the future? What steps need to be taken in order to achieve that goal, and how much will it cost? ECE has developed a customized Energetic Renovation Roadmap for that particular asset class to help answer such questions.

As Festival Place is due to turn 20 later this year, now seems to be an opportune moment to reflect upon what defines it as a shopping center, a leisure destination, and a community amenity. Neil Churchill, Center Director of Festival Place, one of the UK’s Top 22 shopping centers, shares his view on the importance of community investment.

Operational excellence is achieved when management is able to successfully strike a balance between innovative approaches and traditional corporate values. ACROSS spoke with HBB about tailor-made approaches to center management, why the consistent pursuit of the idea of community and close cooperation with cities is the most significant success factor, especially in turbulent times, and why pop-up stores amount to so much more than a means of concealing vacancies.

Andrzej Hnatiuk has joined the Polish division of Multi Corporation, one of the largest commercial real estate management companies in Europe, as director of Forum Gdańsk shopping center.

Pedja Petronijevic and GTC terminated their agreement with mutual consent as a result Pedja will be steeping down from his current position as a member of GTC’s Management Board effective as of 15 July 2022.

Ryan Lee has assumed the position of CEO of Atrium European Real Estate effective May 31st of this year. This change is part of a proactive succession plan agreed by the Board of AERE and its shareholders.

Vulcano S.p.A. has appointed Multi Corporation, via its subsidiary Multi Italy, as the asset manager for the iconic shopping center Vulcano Buono located in Nola, Italy.

Thomas Hinderling will become Wincasa’s new Head of Center & Mixed-Use Site Management (CMSM) as of May 1, 2022. He takes over the position from Felix Kubat, who is leaving the company at his own request. Philipp Arnold will succeed him as Head of Mixed-Use Site Management (MUSM) German-speaking Switzerland.