Evolving is already in the DNA of the commercial real estate sector

The pandemic has highlighted how the omnichannel shopping experience will become increasingly important to the European retail property sector. ECSP’s secretary general, Joost Koomen, spoke to Book a Corner, a digital solution that helps shopping centres digitalise their short-term leasing process, about retail property’s digital transformation and many other key issues impacting the sector. Access the full interview here.

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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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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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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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