Thought Leadership

A brave new retail world?

As the retail property sector starts to reengage following lockdown, digitalisation and decarbonisation are undoubtedly two main priorities. In his latest column for ACROSS Magazine, ECSP’s secretary general Joost Koomen looks at what challenges must be addressed to ensure a smooth digital and green transition. Access the full article here.

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ECSP helps the European Commission identify barriers to the retail sector’s green and digital transition

As part of the EU’s 2020 Industrial Strategy, the European Commission is planning the green and digital transition of 14 key industrial ecosystems for Europe. The European Council of Shopping Places was contacted to provide input on what it views as potential barriers in this transition for the retail sector, along with recommendations on how to address them. ECSP’s response is available here.

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Thought Leadership

Global tax deal is not enough

While we still need to digest and assess the full financial impact of the pandemic, Covid-19 has undeniably accelerated existing trends in the retail sphere. For years, online shopping had been on the rise, making retail business models increasingly omnichannel. But the pandemic has led to its definitive breakthrough, also reaching countries and communities where penetration had previously been more limited. In his latest column for ACROSS Magazine, ECSP’s secretary

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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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News

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. Secretary General of the ECSP, Joost Koomen said that: “This dynamic new

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