Sustainability

The largest exhibition center in the Nordics for exhibitions, conferences, and events, is now even better and safer; as the first exhibition center in the Nordics Stockholmsmässan has become a ”SHORE CERTIFIED GOLD” exhibition center.

The pandemic has confirmed the resilience of Immofinanz’s low-cost retail formats and has resulted in the introduction of new concepts. Immofinanz Board Member Dietmar Reindl spoke with the publisher of ACROSS Magazine, Reinhard Winiwarter, about the resilience of retail relationships, the need for more service, and the company’s expansion plans.

Mitiska REIM announced it has secured €110 million in green loan financing agreements with KBC Bank, in several transactions including €58 million to refinance Malinas retail park, and a further €42 million to fund acquisition opportunities in the Netherlands.

Nhood Services Italy became a service provider for the urban transformation project of Waterfront di Levante, located in Genoa. Due to the special architectural solutions made by Renzo Piano, Waterfront can be described as a low environmental impact project for the city.

For more environmentally friendly mobility: Schwarz Group expands its network of EV charging stations across Europe. The corporate group will install around 6,200 new EV charging points at store locations of its retail divisions.

Coca‑Cola Great Britain announces the launch of its first flagship store in London. Located on Long Acre, Covent Garden, the new retail destination offers a range of limited-edition apparel collections, exclusive designer collaborations, gift items, and unique drinks creations.

The retail destination centre:mk Milton Keynes in the UK has been recognized for its sustainability achievements over the last 24 months with a Green World Award. The Green Apple Awards enable companies and organizations to win environmental recognition not only for themselves, but also for their countries.

Newsec launches a new initiative, Newsec Digital Accelerator, to further enhance the position within digitalization and sustainability. Christoffer Börjesson is appointed to head up and continue developing this strategy.

Ulrike Gehmacher has taken over the sustainability agendas of Immofinanz as the Head of Group ESG. In this role, she has been responsible for the group-wide coordination and implementation of the company’s sustainability strategy since the beginning of February 2022, leading a cross-functional ESG committee that implements a sustainable value chain in the company.

Many retail real estate companies are currently hesitant to promote their sustainability efforts. The fear of being accused of greenwashing if the location or company is not 100% sustainable outweighs the potential upside of leasing to green-minded tenants. Yet, there is a clear and simple strategy when it comes to marketing one’s sustainability efforts without fearing to be accused of greenwashing.

Immofinanz is presenting its new residential brand “On Top Living” at the real estate trade fair, MIPIM in Cannes. Under this brand, tenants will be offered up to 12,000 smart and sustainable apartments at affordable prices in the medium term.

The return to a virus-free world, the fight against global phenomena such as climate change, and the conflict in Ukraine – this and many other issues are driving the retail industry in Cannes.

German non-food retailer, TEDi, and the Austrian chain of sport stores, Hervis, will open their shops in newly emerging retail parks in Romania developed by the Polish company Scallier. In total, the new stores will occupy an area of ​​nearly 5,500 sq m in the facilities located in Timisoara, Vaslui, Mosnita, Turda (TEDi) and in Vaslui and Turda (Hervis).

The retail park in Focsani, which was opened in November last year, received the BREEAM certificate at the Excellent level. A commercial facility with a lease area of 5,000 sq m is part of the network of compact retail facilities developed by the Polish company Scallier in Romania.

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