Hatric retail park, Hartberg, Austria. Credit: Union Investment
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Union Investment Special: Retail Parks

Hidden Stars: Why retail parks become increasingly popular among investors, developers, and customers.

Henrike Waldburg is Head of Investment Management Retail at Union Investment. Roman Müller is Investment Manager Retail at Union Investment. Credit: Across

“WE SEE OURSELVES AS AN ACTIVE ASSET MANAGER”

Union Investment currently counts 13 retail parks in its portfolio. Henrike Waldburg, Head of Investment Management Retail, and Roman Müller, Investment Manager Retail, explain how they manage their performance.


F.l.t.r.: Angelus Bernreuther (Kaufland), Stefan Rutter (Rutter Immobiliengruppe), Günther Helm (CEO Müller), Henrike Waldburg (Union Investment), Hannes Lindner (Standort+Markt), and Reinhard Winiwarter (ACROSS). Credit: Across

WHERE ARE RETAIL PARKS HEADING?

At the beginning of October, Union Investment and ACROSS invited leading industry experts to Hamburg to discuss the present as well as the future of retail parks. The following is a brief review.


Hatric retail park, Hartberg, Austria. Credit: Union Investment

RETAIL PARKS IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA

Selected projects from the portfolio of Union Investment.

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Work, Live, Play: Creation of a More Diverse, Competitive Product

Just as the Covid-19 pandemic blurred the lines between office and home in 2020, the office of the future will need to combine elements of work, life, and experience in order to be competitive in post-pandemic city center locations, writes Nicole Pötsch, Head of Acquisitions & Sales for North & Central Europe at Allianz Real Estate.

Ingka Centres’ First Acquisition in the USA

The company has purchased the “6X6” building in downtown San Francisco. Following a transformation, the retail destination will be anchored by IKEA and will be complemented by mixed-use offerings.

Stricter financing conditions for retail properties

Business closures and rent losses in the coronavirus crisis have made banks even more cautious about retail properties and shopping centers. In the case of refinancing, portfolio holders have to calculate with higher interest rates and additional equity.

Ingka Centres Acquires Kings Mall in London

Following its transformation, the scheme will be the first mixed-use object in a downtown location, anchored by an IKEA city store, in the United Kingdom.

Upgrading the existing portfolio

Ingka Centres’ €7.3 billion investment to transform its business remains on track – with particular emphasis on sustainability and innovation.