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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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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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Measuring the impact of Covid-19 on the retail property sector

In November 2020, ECSP conducted a survey looking at some of the main issues currently affecting the retail property sector. Below you will find a summary of the main highlights from nearly 90 responses focused on the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the industry. Do you believe EU policymakers understand the challenges that shopping places are currently facing in the pandemic? Do you believe EU policymakers are introducing

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ECSP Christmas 2020 survey

In November 2020, ECSP conducted a survey amongst its members looking at some of the main issues currently affecting the retail property sector. Below you will find a summary of the main highlights from nearly 90 responses focused on the impact the covid-19 pandemic is having on the traditionally busy Christmas shopping period. Do you support your government’s response to close shopping places in response to the recent spike in

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ECSP letter to the European Commission on the Covid-19 crisis

The European Council of Shopping Places has written to the European Commission expressing concerns that the current measures being considered by the EU in response to the Covid-19 crisis may not be sufficient to prevent a severe downturn in the retail property sector. The letter clearly states that our sector is willing to help where it can and proposes among others, to set up a EU Retail Relief Fund to financially support the entire retail industry is set up as part of the EU recovery action plan as well as amenable solutions to alleviate the burden of rental costs for retail companies.

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