The European association for retail and mixed use destinations and their communities

The European Council of Shopping Places provides a European voice for an industry that designs, creates, funds, develops, builds and manages places anchored by retail across Europe

How shopping places are helping to shape and connect people, communities and businesses

Thought Leadership

BPIE defines steps to Paris-Proof retail property by 2050

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a leading independent think tank on energy performance of buildings, has published a roadmap for retail real estate to collectively reach 2050 net zero carbon emissions targets. With the built environment responsible for 36% of Europe’s total GHG emissions and as its largest energy consumer, the broader real estate sector faces systemic change. The retail property sector has an important role to play. The roadmap

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Thought Leadership

ECSP develops joint position paper on the EC’s initiative on shell entities

In Q1, 2022 the European Commission will adopt an initiative exploring the most suitable options to ensure that legal entities and legal structures in the EU without a substantial business presence will not benefit from tax advantages. Together with 11 other associations across the real estate investment, built environment, private equity and infrastructure sectors, ECSP has now published a joint position paper calling on the European Commission to rethink its

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Thought Leadership

A brave new retail world?

As the retail property sector starts to reengage following lockdown, digitalisation and decarbonisation are undoubtedly two main priorities. In his latest column for ACROSS Magazine, ECSP’s secretary general Joost Koomen looks at what challenges must be addressed to ensure a smooth digital and green transition. Access the full article here.

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MISSION & VISION

The European Council of Shopping Places provides a European voice for an industry that designs, creates, funds, develops, builds and manages places anchored by retail across Europe.

Our members are a catalyst for sustainable urban regeneration and represent an important civic function in virtually every European community.

In recognizing the fundamental role of its members, ECSP aims to:

Membership

Are you involved in the industry that designs, creates, funds, develops, builds and manages places anchored by retail across Europe? Then you should join our community and gain exclusive access to the industry’s best practices, market insights, networking opportunities, working groups, events, awards, innovations, and much more! For membership queries, please contact us.

Membership Brochure

Download the membership brochure for more details.

Founding members

members

OUR WORK

ECSP will be at the heart of every issue affecting the sector, discussing key topics of greatest relevance and importance to our members & the industry, sharing knowledge and expertise with colleagues at a European level.

Working Groups

ECSP will establish a number of dedicated working groups.  Supported by the Secretariat, each group will develop and define clear objectives to promote and protect best practice within the sector and report directly to ECSP’s Executive Board & Members Assembly.

These will include:

Brussels Calling

Welcome to Brussels Calling, the European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP)’s bimonthly newsletter for the European retail property sector. Every two months we share the association’s latest news and views, relevant policy updates and a selection of upcoming events and interesting reads.

Make sure to subscribe!

Contact

For further information on the work that ECSP does and for all membership enquiries please contact:

Joost Koomen
Secretary General

Peter Wilhelm
Chairman of the Board

ECSP, Rue de la Bonté 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium