ICSC Specialist Working Groups
European Advisory Board
European Leasing Group
European Legal Group
European Marketing Group
European Next Generation Group
European Public Affairs Committee (EPAC)
European Research Group
European Retail Asset Management Committee
European Retailer Group
European Sustainability Group
European Programme Planning Committees
European Awards Juries
European Research Group
Founded in 1998, ICSC's European Research Group (ERG) is formed of 50 experienced and highly regarded professional researchers from all areas of the retail real estate industry in Europe.
The ERG is supported by the ICSC Research Department and the ICSC European office.
Mission and Objectives of the Group:
- To identify and to participate in pan-European research initiatives sponsored by ICSC
- To promote and guide best practices for researching the European retail real estate industry
- To create a network of researchers for the retail real estate industry throughout Europe and to facilitate the sharing of market intelligence
- To organise research seminars or other forums that reach a broad audience of professional retail real estate researchers
Current ERG Projects
Pan-European Shopping Centre Executive Survey
A confidential monthly survey that monitors shopping centre executives' opinions on the current and future state of the industry. It measures the current condition and future direction of four critical indicators of industry health and shopping centre valuation: sales, footfall, occupancy and rents.
Pan-European Shopping Centre Benchmarking
Building on research currently being undertaken by many of the National Councils, ICSC, in association with its European Research Group and Retail Asset Management Committee, is in the process of developing a pan-European shopping centre sales index, analysing turnover per sq. m. by retail category in a sample of shopping centres across a number of European countries. Other benchmarking data may be collected as well, including footfall.
For further information on any ICSC Europe research projects or if you are interested in becoming a member of the ERG, please contact:
Sarah Banfield, Senior Research Analyst, or Tel: +44 20 7976 3103
GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd
Anthony Banfield, FRICS
BCSC (British Council of Shopping Centres)
Allianz Real Estate GmbH
CBRE Global Investors
Eurocommercial Properties N.V.
Prassicoop Soc. Coop.
Université de Paris
Belinda L. Clur
Clur Research International (Pty) Ltd
Yvonne Court, Ph.D.
Cushman & Wakefield LLP
Gesellschaft Für Markt Und Absatzforschung MbH
Property Market Analysis
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Chris Igwe, EMEA
Foot Locker Europe
Bouwfonds Investment Management
Polish Council of Shopping Centres
Herman J Kok
ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Real Capital Analytics
Aareal Bank AG
Sascha Muench, CDP,CLS
Shopping Centres International
Larry Smith S.r.l.
Jean Pierre Payat
José Luis Pellicer
Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP
Rafael Gomes Pelote
Invesco Real Estate
L3CON Location & Real Estate Consulting
SES Spar European Shopping Centers
Austrian Council of Shopping Centers
Hans Hugo Smit
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Speer Consulting International
Rolf Stiel, CSM
Commerz Real AG
Inter IKEA Centre Europe A/S
Steen and Strřm Danmark
Christopher M Wicker
Retail Consulting Company Ltd
Fabian M. Wildenauer