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Following its latest recognitions such as ‘Great Retail Company’ and ‘TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice 2023’, La Torre Outlet Zaragoza continues to build on the momentum of its latest achievements.

Portland is working with Saudi Arabia real estate developer Cenomi Centers on its “Mall of
The Future” strategy. At the heart of the project is a fundamental shift in perspective,
where the conventional role of the mall will be re-thought and transformed into a multipurpose, experience-driven lifestyle destination.

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.

The F&B sector has changed significantly in recent years, not only in terms of the size of the market, but also in the variety and quality of the offering. As rents continue to rise in Europe, space previously dominated by fashion retailers is now being occupied by trendy gastronomic restaurants. People have evolved from collecting “things” to collecting “experiences”, and shopping centers have adapted to this change by improving and expanding their gastronomic offerings. Food and beverage (F&B) will play an even more crucial role in the success of retail real estate.

VIA Outlets officially opened the 4,000 sq m extension to its Sevilla Fashion Outlet yesterday, culminating a 30-million-euro project to modernize and evolve the center since its acquisition in 2016. With the recent extension, a 17-million-euro investment that includes a spectacular glass-covered gallery, Sevilla Fashion Outlet now offers 20,000 sq m of prime commercial space.

Ingka Centres is set to launch its newest Hej!Workstation coworking space in its Avion Shopping Park in Bratislava, a smaller version of the already successful and thriving Hej!Workshop concept. Opening its doors on November 2nd, the space in Bratislava’s Avion will open on the 1st floor, offering workplaces that can be booked for free.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Germany announces twelve more partners for the retail sector of the mixed-use quarter in Hamburg’s HafenCity. Through the new partnerships in accessories, jewelry, beauty, technology, fashion, and more, the company ensures further differentiation within the brand and concept mix and once again brings a number of global brands and trend labels on board.

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.

How far along are companies in the sustainable orientation of their proper ties? WISAG’s eleventh Sustainability Radar investigated this with its study entitled “EU taxonomy – Where does the real estate industry stand?” The result: property owners are calling for more concrete specifications.

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.

NEINVER and Nuveen Real Estate have received the highest 5-star rating in the 2023 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the fourth consecutive year for Neptune – a joint venture between NEINVER and Nuveen’s parent company, TIAA -, placing it in the top three in the “Southern Europe, Retail Centres” category in terms of overall ESG performance.

Together with the Dutch Sheltersuit Foundation and local aid organisations, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is once again launching a relief campaign for homeless people in need in eleven German cities and in Vienna. Starting on October 10, 2023, Homelessness Day, Sheltersuits will be distributed to people in need.

MEC is optimizing its range of services for smaller retail locations. The new strategy concerns the management of retail properties without an on-site presence of center management teams. In doing so, MEC combines its operating expertise in the remote management of such properties with its nationwide organizational structure and thus short response times.