Let’s Talk #4: Shopping Matters – Making the retail property sector Paris-proof

Welcome to the fourth in our series of podcasts from the European Council of Shopping Places and its members. This week Joost Koomen, the ECSP’s Secretary General, is joined by Bogdan Tabetu, head of property management at NEPI Rockcastle, the premier owner and operator of shopping centers in Central and Eastern Europe. The speakers talked about the European retail property sector’s role in fighting the climate crisis and addressed the

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ECSP responds to the European Commission consultation on revising the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

In the context of the European Green Deal’s ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission recently launched an open public consultation on revising the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). The European Council of Shopping places has answered the consultation, providing the retail property sector’s view on important issues linked to the directive and feeding into the Commissions’ preparation of legislative proposals for its revision. ECSP’s full answer is available here.

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Let’s Talk #3: Shopping Matters – The future of the listed real estate sector

Welcome to the third in our series of podcasts from the European Council of Shopping Places and its members. This week Joost Koomen, ECSP’s Secretary General, is joined by Dominique Moerenhout, the CEO of EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association. The speakers discussed the current challenges of the real estate sector and the way the European market can recover. A recovery which might come sooner than you expect!

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10 key takeaways from ECSP’s webinar on buildings for a greener future

Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency has not gone away. Europe’s real estate sector is facing rising expectations as the EU shines a spotlight on Europe’s largest energy user and GHG emitter. On 9 June, ECSP hosted the first of a series of events on ESG, inviting several senior experts to discuss what is on the broader sustainability agenda and what the retail property industry should

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Making Europe’s retail real estate Paris proof

While the pandemic still rages, the climate crisis hasn’t gone away. Retail property has an important part to play in reducing emissions and build back better. ECSP’s secretary general Joost Koomen outlines what needs to be done to help deliver energy targets and become Paris-proof and carbon neutral by 2050. Access the full article in ACROSS Magazine.

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ECSP identifies 5 priorities to help support Europe’s retail property sector

On 29 March 2021, the European Council of Shopping Places released a position paper responding to the financial impact of Covid-19 on the retail property sector. The uncertainty of repeated lockdowns, the inconsistent approach of different governments, and the overly onerous focus on retail property owners to support an industry in crisis is not sustainable. In its paper, ECSP calls on the relevant authorities to urgently consider the following measures

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Guest blog: What makes a vibrant centre attractive?

As part of our ‘Vibrant Cities: Shopping Places Matter’ campaign, we spoke to Roberto Limetti, member of the ECSP Executive Board on behalf of founding member CNCC Italy, the Italian Council of Shopping Places to tell us what he thinks makes a vibrant centre attractive.

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The European Council Of Shopping Places In Conversation With Centros Comerciales

Peter Wilhelm, ECSP Chairman and CEO of Wilhelm & CO, and Joost Koomen, Secretary General of ECSP, met with the Spanish magazine Centros Comerciales to discuss the association’s mission and strategy for 2021. They looked into the current challenges the industry is facing due to the Covid-19 crisis and also covered how different authorities are addressing these issues, on EU and national level. Read the full interview here on pages

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ECSP discusses impact on landlord tenant relationships following pandemic

On 3rd March over 130 participants attended an  ECSP workshop to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on lease agreements in the retail sector, bringing together senior legal experts from across Europe. The pandemic has had a major impact on the retail sector, leading to the forced closure of hundreds of thousands of shops, bars, restaurants, and leisure facilities across the EU. It is an unprecedented crisis that has also had

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