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ICSC appoints Business Development Manager for Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and India

23 July 2014

London, 23 July, 2014 – ICSC has appointed Abigail Livesey as Business Development Manager for Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and India to support the organisation’s continued strong international growth.

ICSC highlights need for balanced national planning laws in Europe

11 July 2014

Brussels 11 July 2014. ICSC is urging the EU to strike a balance between retailers’ freedom of establishment (right of retailers to cross borders and do business throughout the EU) and national authorities’ urban planning objectives.

ICSC Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey hits all time high

03 July 2014

London, 4 July 2014 – Business conditions for the European shopping centre industry are at a record high, according to the latest Pan European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey, released by ICSC today.

Employment confidence up across retail real estate industry

01 July 2014

London, 1 July, 2014 – A growth in staff numbers and expansion of retail real estate activity has led to a rise in job confidence across the industry, according to the ICSC 2014 Career and Rewards Survey, carried out in partnership with Foundation Recruitment

20 young shopping centre executives win scholarships to Europe's only retail property school

25 June 2014

London, 25 June 2014 – 20 young shopping centre executives from across Europe have won scholarships to the annual ICSC Retail Property School, in Berlin from 7-11 July.

ICSC welcomes re-election of key retail spokespeople

18 June 2014

Brussels, 18 June, 2014 – Following May’s European Parliament elections, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has welcomed the re-election of four key MEPs who were all involved in the EU’s first Retail Action Plan published during the last Parliament.

Two under-35 French shopping centre executives win ICSC retail property scholarships

17 June 2014

Paris, 17 June 2014–Two young French shopping centre executives have won scholarships to the annual International Council of Shopping Centers’(ICSC) Retail Property School, being held in Berlin from 7-11 July.

Confidence remains high across European shopping centres

09 June 2014

Confidence among shopping centre executives remained positive in May as they reported an improvement in sales growth, according to the latest Pan European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey released by ICSC

Europe's retail real estate bosses drive retail progress-New Sustainability Initiative

04 June 2014

London, 4 June, 2014 – More than 30 chief executive officers from Europe’s most active and influential shopping centre owners, developers and investors have come together at the annual ICSC European CEO Forum, to discuss the industry’s biggest ongoing issues.

ICSC ANOUNCES VIVA BEST-OF-THE-BEST AWARD WINNERS

27 May 2014

LAS VEGAS, May 18, 2014 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is pleased to announce that five shopping centres have been chosen as ICSC’s VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Best-of-the-Best Award winners for 2014.

The ICSC Foundation Awards The Mall at Cribbs Causeway for Charitable Campaign

27 May 2014

The ICSC Foundation presents one centre with its European Community Support Award. This year’s award has gone to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, United Kingdom, for their “Gromit Unleashed” campaign which raised funds for the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Cushman and Wakefield's John Strachan elected to ICSC Board of Trustees

22 May 2014

LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2014 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is pleased to announce that 10 industry executives have been elected to the ICSC Board of Trustees.

ICSC honours Stephen Pragnell with the 2014 Trustees Distinguished Service Award

20 May 2014

LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2014 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) presented the Trustee’s Distinguished Service Award to Stephen Pragnell, formerly director of operations (retired), IKEA Shopping Centers Russia. 

ICSC announces 2014 Solal Marketing Awards

15 May 2014

AMSTERDAM, Thursday 15 May 2014 - The 2014 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) European Solal Marketing Awards winners have been announced. Seven Gold Awards and 22 Silver Awards were made.

ICSC launches new European Marketing Group

15 May 2014

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has established its first Marketing Group in Europe and has announced the chair will be Jacques Sinke, CEO at Reteam International.

Business conditions buoyant for European Shopping Centres, survey shows

07 May 2014

Business conditions for the European shopping centre industry continue to improve markedly month on month, according to the latest Pan European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey, released by ICSC today.

Business conditions for shopping centres continue to improve

14 April 2014

Business conditions for the European shopping centre industry showed a continued improvement, with growth accelerating on the previous month, according to the latest Pan European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey, released by ICSC.

It's all about the brands, say European CEOs at ICSC Conference

05 April 2014

A shopping centre’s personality is largely dictated by the brands within it, according to the leaders of five of the world’s most successful shopping centre owner and development companies, but other factors are critical to deliver an attractive centre for shoppers...

European shopping centre footfall up says new ICSC survey

03 April 2014

Shopping centre footfall is rising, according to the ICSC Shopping Centre Footfall Survey survey carried out by The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Dutch Council of Shopping Centres signs up with ICSC

03 April 2014

The Dutch Council of Shopping Centres (NRW - Nederlandse Raad Winkelcentra), is the latest council to become a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers ICSC). ICSC’s membership in Europe now stands at over 6,500 members, a historic high for the industry

Peter Wilhelm takes the helm of ICSC European Public Affairs

20 March 2014

Peter Wilhelm, one of Europe’s most experienced retail real estate and urban neighbourhood developers and long-standing member of ICSC, has taken over as the Chair of ICSC’s high profile European Public Affairs Committee.

Africa open for business

10 March 2014

Developers, agents and retailers from across Africa converged on London last week, participating for the first time alongside industry colleagues from Europe, Russia and the Middle East at the ICSC Retail Connections leasing fair.

Registrations up in run-up to 2014 ICSC European Conference

07 March 2014

Registrations are running ahead of last year in the run up to the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) European Conference in Istanbul as hundreds of international delegates sign up for the event being held from 2-3 April 2014

Neinver COO warns new outlet developers to do their homework

06 March 2014

As new players enter the outlet market, Barbara Topolska, Chief Operating Officer at outlet development and management company Neinver, warned them not to underestimate the fundamental differences

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister to speak at International Retail Conference

13 February 2014

Mr Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and an expert in international business, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) European Conference, being held from 2-3 April 2014 a

Shopping centre business conditions slow, but remain positive

07 February 2014

Business conditions for the European shopping centre industry remain positive but the pace of growth slowed on the previous month, according to the latest Pan European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey

Robert F. Welanetz Nominated for ICSC Chairmanship

27 January 2014

MIAMI, January 24, 2013 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced today that Robert F. Welanetz, global retail real estate advisor for Blackstone Real Estate Partners, has been has been selected by ICSC’s Board of Trustees nominating committee

Are you being served? Asks 2014 ICSC European Conference

20 January 2014

Over 700 delegates are expected at the 2014 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) European Conference, being held from 2-3 April 2014 at the Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

ICSC Euro-Shop Index ends 2013 on a high

08 January 2014

Business conditions for the European shopping centre industry are looking better as the industry heads into 2014, according to the latest Pan European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey

ICSC Europe pays tribute to Europe Shopping Centre Pioneer

18 December 2013

London, UK, 17 December 2013. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Europe has today paid tribute to one of the most influential pioneers of the European Shopping Centre Industry. Charles Joye died in 2008 but his impact is still felt across the sector today.

Italian Council of Shopping Centres celebrates 30 successful years

16 December 2013

The Italian Council of Shopping Centres celebrated 30 successful years supporting its shopping centre industry at a Christmas conference and Awards held in Milan, Italy on 11 December

ICSC Euro-Shop Index up, but pace of improvement slows

10 December 2013

Business conditions for shopping centres continue to improve, but the pace of growth has slowed as retailers continue to drive a hard bargain on re-leasing rents in a bid to reduce occupancy costs.

ICSC launches first ever career and rewards survey

05 December 2013

ICSC is launching the first ever career and rewards survey for the European shopping centre industry.

Where next for retail investment?

02 December 2013

There was a remarkable diversity of opinion among investors as to which countries offered the next big opportunity for retail investment, at the first International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Retail Strategy and Trends Forum, held in Prague.

Cushman & Wakefield and ICSC Reinforce Their Positions in Global Retail With First-Ever Global Partnership

21 November 2013

Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately held property advisor and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), have today announced a Global Partnership Agreement.

ICSC Europe announces finalists for 2014 European Shopping Centre Awards

14 November 2013

CANNES, FRANCE, 14 November 2013 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the 2014 European Shopping Centre Awards finalists.

Further ICSC Europe expansion as Turkish & Swiss Councils of Shopping Centres sign

14 November 2013

ICSC is delighted to announce that The Turkish Shopping Centre and Retailer Federation (TAMPF) and the Swiss Council of Shopping Centres have signed membership agreements with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

CBRE Global Investors sign with ICSC Europe

13 November 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced that global real estate investment management company CBRE Global Investors has become an ICSC European Partner.

ICSC Hosts Africa Summit in London

12 November 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) hosted an Africa Summit in their London office last week, where industry professionals from Africa gathered to discuss future collaborations in the region.

Retailers and retail sales rise across Baltic States

22 October 2013

Rising employment and wages have boosted retail sales across the Baltic States, delegates heard at the 2013 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Baltic States Retail Real Estate Conference, held this year in Riga.

ICSC Announces New Board Members

14 October 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the appointment of new European Advisory Board members. The new members, drawn from some of the European Shopping Centre industry’s most influential organisations

Retail recovery awaits upturn in Czech/Slovak consumer confidence

07 October 2013

The European Union’s astute financial crisis management helped the Czech and Slovak economies survive the recession reasonably intact, according to Martin Tomanek, Investment Planning Specialist at Prague-based Partners Financial Services.

ICSC Euro-Shop Index continues on growth path, but pace slows

03 October 2013

Business conditions for shopping centres remain positive, but the pace of growth has slowed since last month according to the latest Pan European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey, released by ICSC Europe today.

International retailer to chair ICSC Europe Retailer Group

25 September 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is delighted to announce that John Scott, Head of Business Development at Debenhams, has been appointed as Chair of the ICSC European Retailer Group.

ICSC Europe and Path Intelligence sign partnership & launch new game

10 September 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced that a global leader in mobile data information for the retail industry, Path Intelligence, has become an ICSC European Partner.

European Outlet Conference and ICSC Retail Connections link in 2014

05 September 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is moving its successful European Outlet Conference to 3 March 2014.

ICSC Euro-Shop Index reaches record growth

04 September 2013

Business conditions for shopping centres are at a record high, according to the latest Pan European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey

ICSC draws Ukraine into the spotlight

14 August 2013

As the Ukraine seeks to drive its economy forwards, The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has established an ICSC Ukraine Steering Group to establish a more permanent presence in the country, in support of its growing retail real estate industry.

ICSC trend-watches at new Research and Asset Management Forum

12 August 2013

ICSC is launching a brand new forum this autumn for the first time bringing together shopping centre research and retail asset management experts

Shopping Centre Industry Confidence rises

09 August 2013

As the sun shines brightly across much of Europe this summer, so does the outlook for the European shopping centre industry, following a significant upturn in sentiment among European shopping centre industry professionals

 

Outlets centres continue to outperform

06 August 2013

Sales growth at designer outlet centres across Europe has substantially outperformed the region’s non-food retail industry average since 2010

ICSC to work more closely with European Parliament

18 July 2013

1. ICSC to work more closely with European Parliament
2. ICSC and Parliamentarians want to see sustainability at the heart of retail
3. ICSC helping to deliver the goals of the European Retail Action Plan

Shopping Centre Industry Confidence Drops Again

09 July 2013

After a promising resurgence in confidence in the previous month, sentiment among the European shopping centre industry fell away again in June as sales, footfall and re-leasing rent dropped, cancelling out the improvement of the previous month

International retailers sign up for ICSC Property School

04 July 2013

For the first time, employees of international retailers H&M and Desigual are studying at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) European Retail Property School, previously almost exclusively attended by young professionals from retail real estate

European Law Forum Conference

28 June 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is to hold the first-ever European Law Forum conference on Multi Channel Retailing, on 24th September in Brussels to address new issues around online retailing and its legal repercussions, and has assembled a top line-up

Pan-European Shopping Centre Executive Opinion Survey

17 June 2013

European shopping-centre business conditions experienced a marked improvement in May as three of the four market indicators returned to growth, led primarily by an upturn in sales which rose by 26 percentage points to reach 63% in May

ICSC to work more closely with European Parliament

13 June 2013

1. ICSC to work more closely with European Parliament
2. ICSC and Parliamentarians want to see sustainability at the heart of retail
3. ICSC helping to deliver the goals of the European Retail Action Plan

Confidence returns to European shopping centre industry

10 June 2013

Sales are up in shopping centres across much of Europe; according to the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) pan-European survey of shopping centre industry business conditions

Marcus Wild, CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Centers ICSC Divisional VP, Europe

10 June 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that Marcus Wild, CEO SES Spar European Shopping Centers, has been elected by ICSC’s Executive Committee as the Divisional Vice President for ICSC’s European Division.

ICSCs Next Generation drive the retail real estate Industry

10 June 2013

In less than two months, ICSC’s Next Generation in Europe has gained over 200 participants, as commitment increases amongst young professionals seeking to boost their participation in driving the shopping centre industry to its next stage of growth.

Retail vital to economy, ICSC group reminds EU

03 June 2013

Shopping centers and retailers are critical to Europe’s economic health, these
days more than ever. That was the message retail real estate leaders delivered
on Wednesday to European Parliament officials in Brussels

ICSC Europe membership at historic high

20 May 2013

The British and French Councils of Shopping Centres are the latest European National Councils to sign membership agreements with the International Council of Shopping Centres, which allows their members to also receive all ICSC membership benefits. 

Shopping Centre Executive confidence declines again

02 May 2013

Shopping-centre business conditions continued to decline across Europe in April, with the pace of deterioration accelerating since the previous month, a reversal of last month’s trend, according to ICSC's pan-European survey of shopping centre industry business

Lack of space in the right place

27 April 2013

A lack of space in the right place is the main barrier for retailers entering new
European markets, driving many to enter via the internet to establish their brand
before building physical stores, but e-commerce does not pose the threat

Big isn't always better

27 April 2013

Big is not always better, according to retailer Bestseller, which prefers to enter
new markets via small city stores, according to Jørgen Nielsen, European
Expansion Manager.

Global shift in shopping centre ownership

22 April 2013

Retail investment opportunities exist across Turkey and Russia but investors’
appetite still hasn’t recovered for areas still considered higher up the risk
scale, delegates heard from a panel session discussing

ICSC Europe membership expands as Austrian Council of Shopping Centres joins

18 April 2013

The Austrian Council of Shopping Centres has become a member of the
International Council of Shopping Centres. ICSC’s membership in Europe now
stands at an all-time high of close to 4,000 members

CBRE Global Investors' Rik Eertink to lead ICSC Next Generation Programme

09 April 2013

Rik Eertink, Head of Asset Management Nordics at CBRE Global Investors has
been appointed as the new chair of ICSC’s Next Generation Group across
Europe.

ICSC Euro-Shop Index Continues to Contract in March

05 April 2013

European shopping-centre business conditions remain firmly in contraction, although the pace of decline has slowed since last month, according to the March ICSC pan-European survey of shopping-centre industry business conditions.

New Head of ICSC Europe's Retail Asset Management Committee

01 February 2013

Robert Bonwell, CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Retail at Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed Chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) European Retail Asset Management Committee.

New Head of ICSC Europe's Leasing Group

30 January 2013

Sheila King, Hammerson New Business Leasing Director is taking over as Chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers' (ICSC) European Leasing Group which is responsible for the highly successful Retail Connections leasing fair organised by ICSC.

UK Shopping Centre Lull Accentuated by Storm

28 January 2013

UK consumers shopped less over the past week as a seasonally slow selling period was impacted by a snow storm during the weekend, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Path Intelligence and as measured by the Path Index.

Shopping Centres Innovating Today Can Succeed Tomorrow

22 January 2013

Over 600 shopping centre professionals will head to Stockholm from 16-18 April to attend the ICSC European Conference, where we intend to challenge the usual industry debate. 

 

Festive Cheer Absent from ICSC Euro-Shop Confidence Index

08 January 2013

Retailers are working hard to maintain sales volumes, but at the expense of profit margins, according to the ICSC's monthly Euro-Shop Index.

 


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