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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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Let’s Talk #2: Shopping Matters – Values and challenges for 2021

Welcome to the second 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 Roberto Limetti, Managing Director of Pradera and a member of the ECSP Executive Board on behalf of founding member CNCC Italy, the Italian Council of Shopping Places, and Luis Mota Duarte, Chief Financial Officer of Sonae Sierra, a major property

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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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ECSP COVID-19 tracker launched

24 + EU country-by-country analysis of lockdown measures impacting Shopping Centres across Europe Today, Europe’s leading association representing the retail property industry and Shopping Places has launched an online interactive map showing what lockdown measures are in place in 24 countries as well as at the EU level. It will be updated as measures evolve to provide a comprehensive and comparative guide to how different markets are managing the pandemic

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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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Impact of new Covid-19 measures on shopping places in Europe

Joint statement by Peter R. Wilhelm, Chairman of the ECSP Board, and Dominique Moerenhout, CEO of EPRA. For our members, the run up to Christmas is the most important time of the year. We have therefore noted with grave concern the rise of new Covid-19 infections. Public health and safety must always be everyone’s primary priority.

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