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ECSP welcomes Safe Asset Group as risk management partner

European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP) and SAFE Asset Group are joining forces as of September 2021 to partner a future focus on managing risk within the retail property sector. Their relationship will result in the sharing of information and best practice on risk management and operational resilience to ECSP members based on SAFE’s world-class experience and expertise. Access the full press release here.

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ECSP guest blog: Local spaces in big cities, a neighborhood approach to the future of shopping

A megapolis is by definition a big place, a super city where everybody thinks big in terms of scale and planning. However, cities cannot continue to grow exponentially where the focus remains on the centre as a source for everything we need, whether it’s a place of work, entertainment or to go shopping. As Europe’s largest cities, such as Moscow, Paris or London, expand and take on the features of

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Podcast

Let’s Talk #5: Shopping Matters – A common agenda for retail and retail property

Welcome to the fifth 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 Christian Verschueren, Director General at EuroCommerce, the principal European organisation representing the retail and wholesale sector. The speakers discussed what’s on the agenda for retail and retail property, and there is much room for collaboration between both sectors. Check it

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Campaign

ECSP guest blog: A shopping experience is an inclusive experience

As part of ECSP’s ‘Shopping Values’ campaign running this month, Christoph Andexlinger, Chief Operations Officer at SES Spar European Shopping Centers, explains why diversity matters, and his company’s commitment to it. It should be a given that all people are treated equally, regardless of their gender, their culture, their age, their place in society, their religion, their origin, or their station in life. What makes us special as a species

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ECSP guest blog: Innovating to achieve energy efficiency at Atrium Group’s shopping centres

Europe has some of the world’s most ambitious climate targets and regulators are getting tough on those sectors that are either the biggest emitters of GHG gases or big energy consumers. Everyone has a responsibility to respond, and that includes retail property. There is a change in emphasis from highlighting good practice in terms of reductions to an agenda that is far more urgent in the race to deliver net

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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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