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How can shopping places become “future ready” by responding to the rapidly changing retail landscape and the future behaviors and expectations of their audiences? An analysis by Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director of Portland Design.

Why has our industry been so willing to settle for boring? Asks Cindy Andersen, Managing Director at Ingka Centres. The endless rows of identical stores, the predictability of a food court’s menu, the steady drone of escalators… These conventions have been the traditional hallmarks of shopping center decline for decades. To stay relevant, we must evolve as an industry.

“Multi Germany feels small and agile, but it enjoys all the advantages of a large group,” says Jörg-Michael Zimmermann. In Zimmermann, Multi has hired a new Head of Germany who, as a result of his mix of experience can take a 360-degree view of retail real estate. His motto is: “There are neither good nor bad locations. Every asset has specific challenges for which individual solutions need to be found.”

CPI Property Group has appointed CBRE as manager of its STOP SHOP retail park portfolio in Serbia, which comprises 14 retail parks in 14 cities and more than 120,000 sq m of leasable area. CBRE will provide integrated asset management solutions, including financial and property accounting services, leasing services, and will oversee all operational aspects of the property and tenants.

Susan Hagerty Bonsak is the new CEO of Placewise and, in this role, one of the recent members of the ACROSS Advisory Board. She strongly believes in footfall and the future of physical malls. In her first interview with ACROSS, she shares her view on the European shopping center industry, the importance of data connected with technology, and why a collaborative focus of all stakeholders is so important.

The grand opening of Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier in Hamburg, scheduled to take place in spring 2024, will mark the completion of Unibail-Rodamco Westfield’s (URW) largest inner-city development project. In an interview with ACROSS, Andreas Hohlmann, Managing Director Austria & Germany, talks about the role of retail and lifestyle destinations in modern society, the five trends that must be observed, and why size matters.

The biggest challenge facing the F&B industry is the cost of doing business. While the coronavirus has run its course through the markets, operators are struggling to return to profitability in the face of current economic challenges. Ian Hanlon, Director of Coverpoint, explains how the current challenges can be addressed and highlights trends in the shopping center food scene using best practice examples from the industry.

This year’s MAPIC Awards honored winners across thirteen core categories, in addition to the People’s Choice categories and the winners of the MAPIC Academy—MAPIC’s inaugural start-up incubator sponsored by Nhood. The Awards reward exceptional retail brand performance and development, the latest cutting-edge solutions in sustainability and innovation, and the most recent real estate projects and redevelopments.

“Quarters are not defined by their developers, but by those who use, work, and live in them”, stated Christoph Andexlinger, Chairman of ACSP, and CEO of the Austrian shopping center market leader SES, in his opening speech at this year´s congress, which focused on city and town quarters, while presenting not only new ideas, but bringing numerous examples of quarters in practice.

Fiba Commercial Properties, who undertook the leasing and asset management of the shopping mall DownTown Bursa Life and Entertainment Center, has welcomed its visitors with exclusive brands for the first time in the famous city of Bursa. Fiba CP further enriches the region with its grand opening, showcasing nearly 200 brands that span both local and global markets, adding significant value to the area.

With their baumhouse projects, Dietmar Reindl and Alexander Rössler want to combine retail locations and housing sustainably and affordably. They define affordable with rents 20% below the market level. They are planning high-quality, sustainably designed residential complexes above retail buildings. Furthermore, they explain to ACROSS what their motivation is, what social change they would like to help shape, and, above all, where the added value for investors lies.

Shopping Malls in the USA, Middle East, and Asia are not just places to shop but have emerged as epicenters of social interaction, thrill, and recreation. Europe is on the brink of embracing this trend, says Matthias Clostermann, Owner and General Manager at Clostermann Design. Therefore, malls across the continent are inching towards becoming entertainment hubs. But there is still a lot of hesitation.

The biggest challenge facing the F&B industry is the cost of doing business. While the coronavirus has run its course through the markets, operators are struggling to return to profitability in the face of current economic challenges. Ian Hanlon, Director of Coverpoint, explains how the current challenges can be addressed and highlights trends in the shopping center food scene using best practice examples from the industry.

HBB celebrates the opening of component A of Husemann Karree on the square of the same name in Bochum. In the mixed-use business quarter, the department store Woolworth, the food market Rewe Mert and, in addition, the textile retailer KULT (OLYMP&HADES) will open in component B on October 19, 2023.

Buildings are one of the main contributors to CO2 emissions: They are responsible for nearly 20% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. In addition, maintaining inefficient building systems costs real estate companies dearly. As Martin Gruber, Director Europe at BrainBox AI, explains, BrainBox AI is the market leader in Autonomous Decarbonization services to accelerate your decarbonization journey powered by Artificial Intelligence.

The anchor tenant for the LU: project in Mainz has been determined. In the urban mixed-use project development by J. Molitor Immobilien GmbH and Sparkasse Rhein-Nahe, one of Europe’s most successful sports retailers, Engelhorn Sports, is opening its first store in the Rhine-Main area.