Designer Outlet Algarve celebrated Grand Opening

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Cláudia Vieira, Jessica Athaíde, Diogo Amaral and many other celebrities at the opening of Designer Outlet Algarve

Cláudia Vieira, together with Miguel Guerreiro, Centre Manager of Designer Outlet Algarve, have been the hosts of the Outlet’s opening party on the 23rd of November, in Loulé. Invited to meet the biggest outlet in the Algarve, with discounts from 30 to 70% all year round, other celebrities have attended: Jessica Athaíde, Diogo Amaral, Sara Salgado, Vanessa Martins, Andreia Rodrigues, Andreia Dinis, Joana Duarte and Diogo Dias. Having taken a tour around the new space which is inspired from typical algarvian villages, they didn’t resist to do some shopping in the Outlet’s stores.

he opening happened on the 23rd November at 5 p.m. with the presence of the vice president of Loulé Town Hall, Pedro Pimpão, of Alexandra Ramos, Manager of Meeting Industry at Associação de Turismo do Algarve; Miguel Guerreiro, Centre Manager of Designer Outlet Algarve and the investors IKEA Centres, Mutschler Outlet Holding and the managing company of the new outlet, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.

Thrilled and in a spirit of celebration, the celebrities didn’t resist the invitation to meet the new outlet and entered some of the stores to enjoy the exclusive discounts of 30 to 70%, guaranteed all year round.

More than 50 brands of fashion and lifestyle are confirmed
The Designer Outlet Algarve, with 13,000 m2, is now the biggest outlet of the south region of Portugal, offering more than 50 brands of fashion and lifestyle, with discounts from 30 to 70%, all year round.

The visitors can now enjoy exclusive discounts of sports brands like Adidas, Puma, Ericeira and fashion brands with Bimba y Lola, Lacoste, Lion of Porches, Cortefiel, Springfield, Desigual, Decenio, Ana Sousa and Pepe Jeans. In beauty, The Body Shop, Perfumes & Companhia, Douglas, in shoes and accessories the brands Festina, Sunglass Hut, Multiopticas, Rockport, Seaside and Samsonite, and in home and lifestyle, it is already possible to enjoy unique prices at Vista Alegre, Lameirinho, Textura and Home&Cook. In underwear, Calzedonia, Intimissimi and Triumph have already opened their stores.

More brands will be available until Christmas: Purificacion Garcia, Benetton, Suits Inc., Guess and Timberland. Also expected are the stores of CK Jeans, CK Underwear, Sacoor, Sacoor One and Geox, counting more than 45 shops in spring of 2018.

“This is a historic day for the Algarve, not only because we completed the commercial offer of this complex, along with MAR Shopping Algarve and the IKEA store, but also because we believe that the Designer Outlet is a relevant asset for shopping tourism in the region by strengthening the attractiveness of the Algarve as a touristic polo all year-round.”, says Miguel Guerreiro.

Opening Lottery
Until January 6th, all visitors can win a week to New York for 2, one weekend at Disneyland Paris or two nights at the prestigious Conrad Algarve Hotel. The participation can be submitted at designeroutletalgarve.com or the Facebook page of the Designer Outlet Algarve, from November 23rd to January 6th 2018.

Along with Loulé IKEA store and MAR Shopping Algarve, the Designer Outlet Algarve, managed by the Austrian operator ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, completes the construction of the biggest commercial complex of the southern region of Portugal, with the investments from IKEA Centres and Mutschler Outlet Holding. 

Start of construction work of City Outlet Wuppertal 

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The Clees Group of Companies has officially commenced construction work on the City Outlet Wuppertal. Preparatory construction work has been underway since July. Now it is to continue rapidly at the centrally located Döppersberg, in the district Elbersfeld.

Alexander Clees, project manager of the Clees Group, explains: "All constructional questioins  have been clarified  and the letting of the location is in full swing. The revitalisation measures in the Federal Railway Directorate can now begin step-by-step:"The upgrading of the property to an inner-city outlet has begun.

The City Outlet Wuppertal will be developed in a total of three construction phases. In the first phase of construction, the former Federal Railway Directorate, will comprise approx. 10,000 m² of retail space with up to 65 shops. The opening is planned for the second half of 2018. A development plan for the second and third construction phase is currently being developed with public participation. The construction project is expected to have around 30,000 sqm of retail space after completion of all phases of construction and will be completed in 2020.   

Listed building can be rediscovered through modern retail architecture
In recent months, numerous detailed questions have been clarified for the first construction phase. The optimal integration of the historical building fabric was a challenge to which all project participants contributed intensively. The result is a successful synthesis of history and modernity, which has been developed by the internationally recognised architectural firm ATP Frankfurt in close cooperation with the city of Wuppertal's Historic Monuments Conservation Department. ATP has already been awarded numerous national and international property prizes, which particularly emphasize the integration of real estate in harmony with the environment and people.

Georg Rosen, head of the Architecture Group at ATP Frankfurt emphasises the high standards of the project: "The City Outlet Wuppertal is a unique construction project. We are very proud that we were able to develop an innovative concept for this very beautiful listed property together with all those involved in the project. This is a milestone for the urban development of Wuppertal and creates a new attraction at the Döppersberg for the Wuppertal residents and visitors from the region, from which the entire city centre will benefit. The architectural concept has the necessary value and attractiveness to do justice to the property and the location." 
The Federal Railway Directorate, built in 1875, is the starting point and heart of the new City Outlet and is now undergoing a reconstruction. The characteristic architecture of the building will be retained in the course of modernization.

National & international designer and fashion brands in the focus of rental
Thomas Reichenauer, Managing Director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, is responsible for the letting and subsequent operation of the outlet:"The many new brands we have been able to acquire for the City Outlet so far, will enrich the shopping facilities in Wuppertal in the long term. in connection with the inner-city location in a city centre the City Outlet stands for the premium claim of a designer outlet . Our brand partners appreciate that."
ROS Retail Outlet Shopping is one of the top 10 European outlet operators. The large rental portfolio provides excellent access to leading german and international designer and fashion brands. ROS will present the City Outlet Wuppertal from 15th to 17th November at the leading trade fair for retail real estate, MAPIC, in Cannes, France, along with other outlet projects in Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Croatia, France, Portugal and Poland. More than 2,000 decision-makers from the retail sector who are responsible for the expansion, will be present there. Thomas Reichenauer adds:"With the City Outlet Wuppertal, we are offering a highly attractive and innovative outlet concept in an inner-city location in one of the strongest metropolitan areas in Europe with a catchment area of 20 million inhabitants. With this offer, we are a sought-after interlocutor and attract great international interest."

Starfeeling in Designer Outlet Soltau: Hollywood Glamour with Bo Derek and many Stars

On the 4th of August it was time again: Numerous Celebrities came for a good purpose to Soltau. Designer Outlet Soltau organized the beloved Late Night Shopping for the 5th time with a lot of exclusive offers, live performances, VIP close enough to touch and a charity tombola for the benefit of the „Kinder-UKE“ in Hamburg.

Actress Bettina Zimmermann, Kai Wiesinger, pop-princess Vanessa Mai, pop duo „Glasperlenspiel“, actor and moderator Thore Schölermann, social media stars Xenia Overdose, Milena Le Secret and Diana zur Löwen met on the pink carpet inmidst of numerous fans. U.S star Bo Derek, best known as „The Dreamlike Woman“, brought Hollywood glamour to the Lueneburger Heath. After that they all personally sold tombola tickets to the numerous visitors. Everybody had the opportunity to buy a tombola ticket from his favourite celebrity.

Festival Atmosphere with Glasperlenspiel and Vanessa Mai
The pop-duo „Glasperlenspiel“ heated up the atmosphere with its electrosound in the heart of the outlet center. This day the shops were open till 11 o’clock PM and attracted consumers with discounts with up to 80%. Children’s face painting and the popular balloon artist Mr. Jack provided for beaming faces among the youngest visitors. Heavy rush also at the free of charge Beauty Lounge, where make-up and hairstyling professionals ensured the right styling for the shopping party – including one or another styling tip. The absolute favourite of the younger visitors were social media stars Xenia Overdose, Milena Le Secret and Diana zur Löwen. They readily posed for numerous selfies with their fans. The climax of the shopping night was the performance of shooting star Vanessa Mai. She impressed the audience with her songs and her passionate performance. To the delight of the center visitors, she presented her new title „Nie wieder“ and extended the gig to a total of 40 minutes. The evening provided many special moments and was an event with many highlights and satisfied visitors.

Attractive Charity Tombola for the benefit of the „Kinder-UKE“ in Hamburg
The full proceeds of the charity tombola were spent by Designer Outlet Soltau to the „Kinder-UKE“ in Hamburg to support the modernization process of the university hospital. The main prize of the tombola was a weekend with a Range Rover Evoque Cabrio and almost all tickets were sold by the end of the event.

„We are very pleased by the increasing number of visitors and the fact that our 5th Late Night Shopping became a firm component of  the event calender up here in the north“, said Center Manager Michael Lungkofler. „Once again, we were able to offer shopping fun, star glamour and charity in a proper way and entertain our guest. We are proud that our guests and we were able to contribute for a better care in the new „Kinder-UKE“, said investor Sylvie Mutschler.

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Two reasons for celebration: 6-year anniversary of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping and a shooting star in the European outlet operator market 

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ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, headquartered in Vienna, has established itself during the last six years from a newcomer to a strong player in the European outlet operator market.

ROS Retail Outlet Shopping is ranked 8th in the Eurpean Outlet Operator Market
costra, Wiesbaden – the leading business consulting for the property sector and retail – announced in its latest FOC analysis of 13 July 2017 that the Viennese company managed by Thomas Reichenauer and Gerhard Graf is this year’s rising star, winning a market share of 3.2% in relation to the operational outlet area in Europe, thereby attaining 8th place.

PRÔM – Entrusted for the Polish outlet portfolio from the Deutsche Bank with locations in Warsaw, Gdansk and Sosnowiec

The current portfolio of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping includes Designer Outlet Soltau, City Outlet Geislingen, Shopinn Brugnato 5Terre Outlet Village and the Premier Outlet Budpaest in cooperation with Savills Investment Management since October 2016. In June 2017 ROS was able to secure the Polish outlet portfolio from the Deutsche Bank with locations in Warsaw, Gdansk and Sosnowiec together with their joint venture partner Peakside Capital  (PRÔM).  Directly after the take over the locations were rebranded as Designer Outlet Warszawa, Designer Outlet Gdansk and Designer Outlet Sosnowiec according to the new aimed trading-up strategy.

“We are delighted about the success over the last few months and we would very much like to thank all our investors and brand partners for the confidence they have placed in us. Special thanks, however, also go to our strong local centre teams, without whom none of this would have been possible”, says Thomas Reichenauer, Founder & Managing Director, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.

Strong partnership with IKEA Centres in Portugal and Croatia
ROS retail outlet shopping also has another reason to be happy and that is the partnership with IKEA Centres. The Designer Outlet Algarve will be opening this autumn and the foundation stone for the second project with IKEA, the Designer Outlet Croatia near Zagreb, was laid last week. The opening is scheduled for spring 2018. 

"We are particularly proud of our current occupancy rate of more than 50% at construction start of the Designer Outlet Croatia. Both projects demonstrate a strong interest from our brand partners in Central and Southern Europe as well as in the innovative concept with IKEA, which will set new standards in the international outlet market," said Gerhard Graf, Founder & Managing Director, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.

Further five new developments in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Poland in the pipeline
In addition to the currently operating outlet retail area of round 90,000 square meters, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping also plans further centre extensions and new developments of more than 100,000 square meters outlet retail space by 2019. The new project developments include the Designer Outlet Zaragoza, City Outlets Paris, City Outlet Wuppertal, Home & Design Outlet Santhià and Fashion Outlet Kraków. 

Foundation stone laid for the Designer Outlet Croatia

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On Thursday, 20 July, there was held a ground-breaking ceremony for the largest outlet complex in Croatia, near IKEA Zagreb Store. The opening of the Designer Outlet Croatia is planned for spring 2018. Foundation stone was laid by representatives of the investors: Branko Mihajlov, the director of Designer Outlet Croatia, Sylvie Mutschler, the director of Swiss Mutschler Outlet Holding AG, Stefan Vanoverbeke, the director IKEA SEE and Thomas Reichenauer, the director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping which will be responsible for management of the complex and outlet renting. Mato Cicak, head of the Municipality of Rugvica and Stjepan Kozic, Zagreb County Prefect, also joined the ceremony. Branko Mihajlov, the director of Designer Outlet Croatia, presented details of the new shopping destination: “We want to contribute to a further development of the local community. After the first phase of the construction, along with 400 new jobs, within Designer Outlet Croatia there will also be a market where  family farms, primarily from the Municipality of Rugvica, will offer their products to our visitors. The shopping experience will be additionally enriched with architecture inspired by Croatian regions. We are convinced that Designer Outlet Croatia will become the favourite place for leisure and relaxation and provide a unique shopping experience.“ Frano Matusic, a delegate of the Croatian Prime Minister and State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, pointed out that the outlet complex will contribute to tourist offer in the vicinity of Croatian capital and attract many visitors from the region and neighbouring countries with its unique offer and its position on the intersection of highways. The ceremony was also attended by other representatives of state authorities - Marko Jurcic, a delegate and economic advisor to the President of the Republic of Croatia and Zeljko Uhlir, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning. The project was also supported by the representatives of the Embassies of Sweden and Austria in the Republic of Croatia and representatives of Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatian Employers' Association and Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts.

roject in two phases
A total of 88 million euros will be invested in the two phases of the construction and accompanying content. After the first phase, which will be completed in spring 2018, the largest outlet complex in Croatia will extend to more than 15,000 square meters with around 90 shops. After the completion of the second phase of the project, the complex will extend to 25,000 square meters with around 150 shops, mainly containing various fashion brands. Together with IKEA Zagreb Store, Designer Outlet Croatia will provide visitors with accompanying content, such as fast food restaurants, a children playground and petrol station, which will be ready to use already in 2018, while the hypermarket, retail park and DIY Retail Park will be opened after the second phase of the construction.

Occupancy rate of already 50%
"Designer Outlet Croatia brings an entirely new retail concept to Croatia and that is why we, as an operator specialized designer outlets and innovative outlet shopping concepts across Europe, decided to participate We are very please, that our brand partners perceive the project in the same way, that we have currently an occupancy rate of 50%. We will incorporate our knowledge and experience in this project in order to provide Croatian citizens, visitors from neighbouring countries and many tourists with a unique shopping experience at affordable outlet prices“, said Thomas Reichenauer, the director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.  

ustainable construction with BREEAM certificate
Designer Outlet Croatia will be one of the first retail buildings in Croatia that will own BREEAM, the international certificate for green building. Namely, the project will involve many sustainable elements, such as the use of geothermal energy, LED lighting, solar panels on the roof, collecting rainwater and its reuse for the supply of irrigation and cleaning of various areas, as well as e-charging stations. Investing in Designer Outlet Croatia is a joint venture of IKEA Centres and the Swiss Mutschler Outlet Holding AG, companies which have already cooperated in a similar project Designer Outlet Algarve in Portugal. The largest outlet complex in Croatia is going to be managed by ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, the renowned Austrian outlet operator.

Fashion Outlet Kraków – new standard on the Polish outlet centre market – already half lease

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Fashion Outlet Kraków, a new outlet centre being developed in the Dąbie district of Kraków, will offer clients an innovative concept on the Polish outlet centre market, combining shopping with an extensive entertainment and service offering. Clients will have access to nearly 100 stores, coffee shops, restaurants, a bowling alley and a Cinema City IMAX movie theatre. Although the investment is expected to be completed in 2018, almost 50% of the centre’s space has already been leased.

The investment, which will eventually be comprised of 30,000 sqm of prime space, combines an optimal central location with an extensive range of fashion brands as well as services and entertainment functions, alongside a wide array of restaurants. The centre’s tenants will include attractive and well-known brands of the fashion, sport and premium categories. The food and entertainment part will include amongst others McDonald’s, Fitness Platinium, Pink Bowling, as well as a large creative kid’s play zone. Other tenants of the centre include Rossmann, and Media Expert and recently, Cinema City, the operator of an nine screen cinema with IMAX has signed a long term lease.

“Fashion Outlet Kraków is an entirely new concept on the Polish market and at the same time a new standard in the quality of retail space, combining the features of a modern gallery and an outlet centre. Our investment is designed so as to fully meet the increasing requirements of our brand partners, who are searching for an attractive, well-located and profitable retail location. We are glad that, having already leased half of the centre, tenants are appreciating our concept and want to be a part of this project,” said Thomas Reichenauer, managing director at PRÔM.

he investor in Fashion Outlet Kraków is Peakside Capital, a firm with many years of experience in developing outlet centres in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe. PRÔM (Peakside ROS Outlet Management), one of the leading outlet management firms in Poland, is the developer and property manager. Currently, PRÔM’s portfolio covers a total of 81,000 sqm of space, including 30,000 sqm of retail space at Fashion Outlet Kraków and 51,000 sqm in three outlet centres in Warsaw, Sosnowiec and Gdańsk. “Polish clients are increasingly interested in international brands that are making their way to the country via outlet centres. We are proud that, we have become a leader in this segment of the retail market. Our portfolio continues to have tremendous potential for further growth therefore we want to continue working closely with brands and business partners strengthening PRÔM’s position as the leading operator of outlet centres,” said Dawid Rutkowski, managing director at PRÔM.

onvenient location
Fashion Outlet Kraków will be situated in Kraków’s Dębie district, replacing the existing Galeria Plaza. The excellent location in Kraków, just 5km from the main train station, in the vicinity of the Decathlon sports store and the Tauron Arena venue, is Fashion Outlet Kraków’s strong point. The strategic location at Aleja Pokoju, one of the city’s main transport arteries, near numerous bus and tram stops, will ensure easy and quick access to the facility from all of Kraków’s districts – by car as well as using public transport. In addition, having clients’ comfort in mind, a ground-level and underground parking lots are designed at the centre, offering a total of 1,000 free-of-charge parking spots. 

Torre Village starts its project

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The leisure and shopping complex TorreVillage, promoted by Grupo Iberebro, will generate more than a thousand direct jobs and will open its doors in the last quarter of 2018. Today, the construction work on the project has started with the demolition of the old factory of Pikolin, space that will occupy TorreVillage. 

"Today we are starting a new stage, TorreVillage. Today we go from being a project to being a reality”, has said Alfonso Solans, President of Grupo Iberebro, at the event that took place this morning in the grounds of the old Pikolin Factory. The demolition of the already in disuse facilities of the factory marks the beginning of the constructive works of the future leisure and shopping complex. The act was also attended by Marta Gastón, Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment of the Government of Aragon, stating that this is a project that means "commitment, impact and benefit" for the Community, as well as "employment, innovation, corporate social responsibility and, ultimately, wealth in the territory”. Alfonso Solans thanked its presence to the large institutional representation that had the event, which was attended by politicians from the different Aragonese institutions, a large number of Mayors from the TorreVillage surroundings, social and business representatives and the main mass media of the Community; and he also had a special mention for the consumer associations of Aragon.

TorreVillage will create more than a thousand direct jobs and has its opening date set in the last quarter of 2018. At this moment, as stated by the President of Grupo Iberebro, "the commercialisation is very advanced, both in the outlet and in the park of central reservation. The commercialisation of the area of he restaurant business and leisure will begin very soon. We are surprised by the very high acceptance that the project is having among operators, which confirms the commercial appeal and dynamism of Zaragoza as a tourist destination. The outlet format is growing in Spain, and Zaragoza deserves to have this concept among its commercial offer, which competes neither with the neighborhood trade nor with the large supermarkets, our main competition is the internet”.

Alfonso Solans valued the importance of Zaragoza as a destination city for shopping and the importance of continuing to build a brand city, "it is essential for Zaragoza to continue betting on tourism and we expect to add TorreVillage to the cultural and commercial offer of our city. Our expectation of annual visits is around 3.5 million visitors, of which a significant percentage will be tourists who will come to Zaragoza”. In addition, in reference to the new reality of the commercial sector, carried out by the digitization and a high penetration of electronic commerce -especially in our community-, Solans affirmed that "TorreVillage bet decisively on the small commerce and the physical spaces". He added: "We bet on the classical store, but adapted to the technology and quality of service that the consumer demands today. The traditional trade faces the challenge of digitization and TorreVillage pretends to be an international reference in the integration of the traditional store and internet; with the aim of reaching solutions that are exportable and applicable to any small business. This is basically the purpose of the work we are developing at TorreVillage ZIR (Zaragoza´s Innovation in Retail Center), whose first results we will see very soon".

his act of initiation of the project TorreVillage has been developed in one of the industrial units of the already unoccupied Aragonese factory and the assistants have been able to observe the demolition of the first industrial unit of the old facilities of Pikolin. The demolition phase, which begins today, will last until approximately August 1st.

commemorative urn has also been placed in honor of the industrial activity developed over more than forty years by the Business Group of the Solans Family in the areas of the Logroño Motorway that will occupy TorreVillage. This urn will be installed later in a representative location of the future leisure and shopping complex.

New impressions of the City Outlet Wuppertal

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The Clees consortium introdruces latest details on City Outlet Wuppertal. The visuals, which are created by the architectural office ATP Frankfurt, are showing the indoor areas and the retail spaces in the historical Federal Railways Head Office. The Federal Railways Head Office from 1875 is the centrepiece of City Outlet Wuppertal. The characteristic architecture of the property will be maintained in the course of modernization. The building is going to be revitalized and prepared for the retail uses.

The unique character of the historical inner courtyard will be renovated with pillars and other historical elements to remain the character of the monument-protected building. City Outlet Wuppertal aims to create a shopping atmosphere as well a quality of stay and simultaneously maintain the uniqueness of the building.

he outside view highlights the this intention. The enlarged main entrance is emphasised by a frame and a mounted facade – without changing the appearence of the historical facade. Alexander Clees, project leader of the Clees consortium, is confident: „The new City Outlet Wuppertal is going to be a positive asset for Doeppersberg and the whole city Wuppertal.

utlet Concept satisfies all tenants
Appealing architecture and an sustained downtown location, both met with a positive response among potential tenants. Thomas Reichenauer, CEO of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping GmbH, the future Center Management of City Outlet Wuppertal: „The letting negotiations with national and international fashion brands develop very favorably. At the same time the unique architecture of the outlet and the harmonic integration into the Doeppersberg cityscape are good rental arguments. Those aspects in connection with the coherent rental concept are essential to the attractiveness of City Outlet Wuppertal.

uppertal focuses on Outlet-Shopping
„Construction work is going very well. All the more we are pleased that the planning and the allocation of City Outlet Wuppertal are doing well“, says Lord Mayor Andreas Mucke. „We will create a new entrance to our city and present ourselves as city of the future. The City Outlet is an important element for this doorway.“

Dr. Johannes Slawig, town clerk of Wuppertal, underlines the importance of City Outlet Wuppertal for the city: „The leading outlet centre of the region belongs to Wuppertal. It is a key component of the urban developement of Doeppersberg and will contribute to boost the inner city. We welcome the new plans, which are developed in close cooperation with the monument protection authority.“

he construction of City Outlet Wuppertal will take place in three construction phases. In the first, the Federal Railways Head Office, with about 10.000 m² retail space, will contain up to 65 shops. The opening is planned for 2018. Currently the construction plan for the second and the third phase is developed under participation of the public. After the conclusion of the construction project in 2020, it will include 30.000 m² retail space.

City Outlet Wuppertal: Green light for the first construction phase

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On 22nd December 2016, the Clees company group received the building permit for the first construction phase of the City Outlet Wuppertal. This positive news puts the start of the outlet within reach. The first construction section "former federal railway directorate" will include approx. 10,000 m² rental area with probably up to 65 shops. The opening is planned for spring 2018.

Important hurdle taken
Alexander Clees, project manager of the Clees Company Group: "We are very pleased with this good and important news. This represents a significant step in the realisation of the leading German City Outlet in Wuppertal. The city of Wuppertal supports our project very constructively. As an investor, we will implement all the requirements with the same professionalism that is presented to us. "Johannes Slawig, City Director of Wuppertal:" The city of Wuppertal is making a strong contribution to the City Outlet Wuppertal. There is no doubt about this. In this respect I am very pleased that the building project has taken such an important hurdle. We will continue the good cooperation with the investor and all those involved in planning. "

City Outlet integrates historical architecture
Built in 1875, the building "Bundesbahndirektion" is the heart of the new City Outlet Wuppertal. For more than 140 years, the Federal Railway Directorate has shaped the cityscape of Wuppertal and is a protected monument. The characteristic architecture of the property will be maintained in the course of modernisation. The building is to be carefully revitalised and prepared for the new retail. 

The tradition of the "Bundesbahndirektion"will also be accessible to visitors after its transformation into a modern commercial property. Even in the newly renovated inner courtyards, the historical supports are largely preserved and the prominent ceiling supports and the floor coverings allow the course of the original walls to be visible.

Construction starts in the first quarter of 2017
Construction of the first construction phase is expected to start in the first quarter of the coming year. Alexander Clees: "With this building permit, our timetable has become more concrete. In the construction planning procedure for the remaining two construction sections, we are working in close dialogue with the city, the public and the local retail. We are very confident to achieve good results in the coming months. "

he closer the realisation date, the greater the interest of potential tenants from the retail trade. Thomas Reichenauer, Managing Director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping GmbH, the future Centre Management of the City Outlet Wuppertal, said: "The letting meetings with national and international fashion and lifestyle brands reflect the fact that we have a very good location package: the unique architecture of the outlet, Its unique inner-city connection as well as the attractiveness of the centre of Wuppertal are convincing arguments. We are on the right track not only from the construction side, but also in marketing. "

he City Outlet Wuppertal will be developed in a total of three construction phases. For the second and third construction phase, a development plan is being developed with public participation. After completion of all construction phases, the construction project will have about 30,000 m² of rental space and will be fully completed by 2020

Opening City Outlet Geislingen with Enie van de Meiklokjes, Christine Neubauer and Jana Ina Zarella

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One year after starting construction work, it was time to open the “curtains” for the former “Fabrikverkäufe Geislingen”. On the 27th October at 10am,

Investor Sylvie Mutschler, Mayor Frank Dehmer and ROS managing director Thomas Reichenauer will welcome all visitors by traditionally cutting through the welcoming tape. They will be supported by TV moderator Enie van de Meiklokjes, actress Christine Neubauer and model Jana Ina Zarella, who will officially commence the celebration. The stars will also be involved in another highlight of the day. All brands, who are part of the City Outlet Geislingen, like Lindt, Gardena or Nachtmann have donated a little surprise for charity bags. For 5 Euros to charity, visitors were able to receive a bag full of surprises – and maybe even the chance to take a selfie with the celebrities, who stand behind the counter, actively selling the bags. All the profit will be given to the charity “Gute Hirte”, who

support families with difficult lives. However, it’s not only the management and the celebrities who are part of the celebrations: All shops have up to 70% discounts to the normal UVP, after they open their doors at 10am. A stand for children where they can carve pumpkins and get scary makeup will prepare the younger audience for Halloween. Food Trucks with specialties from Swabia and sweet treats, as well as a truck from the Kumpf brewery with the newly announced world cup winning beer, will guarantee a market atmosphere and the well-being of the customers.

Official ground-breaking: Launch of the extension of the Fabrikverkäufe Geislingen

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The Fabrikverkäufe Geislingen will expand its gross lettable area of lmost 5,000 square meters. The official ground-breaking ceremony of the corresponding construction was carried by investor Sylvie Mutschler (Mutschler Group), Thomas Reichenau (CEO ROS Retail Outlet shopping) and Peter Field (CEO of the WMF Group) and the Mayor of Geislingen, Frank Dehmer. "For the city of Geislingen and the circle Göppingen provides the extension of the Fabrikverkäufe Geislingen with the redesign and opening to the B10 towards not only a new attraction for tourists and residents. It's a positive impulse for the labor market and our hope is that there are so effect for the downtown, "said Dehmer. The Fabrikverkäufe Geislingen, previously conducted by the WMF Group were taken over in the summer of 2015 from the Mutschler Group based in Ulm. "Already during the takeover process, we have exchanged with the community to discuss this extension. We are very pleased that both the investor and the operator had a constructive dialogue with us and other institutions of the city such as the 5 star city marketing community. In this way good ideas were born and first collaborations are already realised. We look forward to a further joint path, "Dehmer continues. The WMF Group is pleased with newly won investors and the resulting possibilities: "We are very pleased that we could win with the Mutschler Group a regional investor and an experienced partner in the outlet market. With Mutschler Group and the operator ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, the success story of Geislingen factory sales will be continued and developed. Also we will continue to engage us here as a long-term partner, "says Peter Field, CEO of the WMF Group.

Designer Outlet Soltau Extensions: Reports confirm positive effects for the town Soltau and the heath region

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The Designer Outlet Soltau is an important pillar in the heath region, so now two independent studies confirm. The Outlet would like to grow in order to secure its competitiveness for the future. For this reason, the two consultancies Lademann & Partner (Hamburg)

and IFT (Cologne) were consulted.Lademann & Partner analyzed the impact of the enlargement of the Designer Outlet Soltau on the regional retail. According to Boris Böhm, Managing Director, "negative urban and regional planning effects can be excluded." With the expansion of the Designer Outlet Soltau, an upgrade of brands and product ranges, more customers of the cities of Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen would come in the heath region.

At the same time, one would seperate more from regional retail, so Böhm. Another important result of the study clearly demonstrates that the Designer Outlet has positive effect on the image and on the investment decisions in Heidekreis of the last two years. 90 percent of companies, whcih were surveyed in the heath region are satisfied with their location and 40 percent have invested in large scale. The Designer Outlet Soltau currently has a total lettable area of 3,500 square meters, making it the smallest Designer Outlet in Germany. Both studies analyze precisely this correlation between size and competitiveness. "We come up against our development limits because of limited space. I am referring specifically to our sustainable competitiveness of the Outlet site in German and European comparison. We need to secure long-term growth through surface the location of the outlets, "concludes Sylvie Mutschler, Managing Director of the investor Mutschler Group.

IKEA Centres Portugal entrusts to ROS Retail Outlet Shopping the Designer Outlet Algarve, the first Outlet in Algarve

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IKEA Centres Portugal, IKEA Group’s global shopping centre company, signed a Leasing and Centre management contract with ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, the Austrian operator of Designer Outlets and innovative outlet shopping concepts, for the Designer Outlet Algarve. 

Located in Loulé, the Designer Outlet Algarve is part of the Algarve Commercial Complex, which is IKEA Centres’ Portugal second retail scheme in the country. The Centre, with more than 85,000 sqm, is in the south and most touristic region of Portugal, anchored by an IKEA store, a two-level covered shopping centre, a leisure area as well as an Outlet Village, the Designer Outlet Algarve. 

The Designer Outlet Algarve will be one of the highlights of the Algarve Commercial Complex, attracting residents and tourists with 110 shops on 17,000 sqm, build in two phases.  Visitors will enjoy great fashion and lifestyle brands with permanent discounts up to 70% compared to the recommended retail prices, all year round. 

“We are really proud to be partner of IKEA Centres on this unique project. The catchment and tourism potential of the Algarve provide the perfect conditions for a successful outlet centre. In combination with IKEA, fashion and lifestyle shopping offer and the leisure area it will be the ultimate one-stop-shopping location in Portugal“ says Thomas Reichenauer, Managing Director, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.

Richard Vathaire, Managing Director South Europe of IKEA Centres, is delighted, too. “We are really happy about the partnership with ROS Retail Outlet Shopping. ROS is an innovative, experienced European operator for the Designer Outlet Algarve, which gives the whole Algarve scheme beside our IKEA store an unique selling proposition.“

ROS started already with the letting process of the Designer Outlet Algarve and will be presenting the project during the MAPIC, Cannes, 18-20 November. Opening is schedulded for Summer 2017.

Desperate Housewives Star Marcia Cross at the Designer Outlet Landquart

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The Designer Outlet Landquart invited last Saturday night for the second time for a late night shopping event. On the red carpet steps "Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross, model Bianca Gubser, Freestyle skiier Elias Ambühl, Ex-Miss Switzerland Kerstin Cook and "The Voice of Germany" presenter Thore Schölermann. The stars sat down with the charity raffle a share for the Children's Cancer Aid Switzerland. Marcia Cross had a big heart and promised to double the proceeds of the action with their personal donation. Yesterday's late night shopping in the Designer Outlet Landquart allowed the visitors a shopping experience of a special kind until the late evening hours. For the second time gathered the Outlet Village together with national and international prominence donations for the Children's Cancer Aid Switzerland. Thore Schölermann led charming as moderator for the evening and made as at the charity raffle for many purchases. Guest star Marcia Cross followed the invitation of the Designer Outlet Landquart immediately: "In my family I have come with the topic cancer in contact. Therefore, my commitment is here a matter of the heart. Also, I love Switzerland:.. Swiss chocolate and shopping I can never resist" said Marcia Cross. Because you is the charity event for the Children's Cancer Aid Switzerland at heart, they will double the collected proceeds with their personal donation. They also rewarded each Lot buyers with a common Selfie.

WMF Group sold Factory Outlets Geislingen to the Mutschler Group

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The WMF Group has found a local investor for the Geislingen factory sales and the WMF fish hall. The Mutschler Group of Ulm has today signed the purchase agreement, which was agreed on the purchase price Sillschweigen. The Mutschler Group is a family run business with many years of experience as a developer and investor of Outlet Center, retail and commercial real estate. For the employees of WMF fish hall is changed by the change in ownership not. No redundancies are made and also the WMF company health insurance (BKK) keeps her site at. The WMF Group had already announced as part of its strategic realignment, wanting to give the factory outlets in the hands of professionals. "We are very pleased that we could win with the Mutschler Group a regional investor and an experienced partner in the outlet market," says Peter Field, CEO of WMF AG. The WMF Group sold the factory sales to the Mutschler Group, but rents the fish market back in the long term. The lease was initially set at 15 years with the option to extend this to a total of 20 years.

"We are looking forward to the Geislingen factory sales and the long-term cooperation with the WMF Group. We want to strengthen Geislingen as a business location further and provide added value for the whole region, "says Sylvie Mutschler, Managing Director of the Mutschler Group. The Mutschler Group has already developed two designer outlet center. Highlight was the successful opened in 2012. Designer Outlet Soltau, which has established itself in a short time as a supra-regional shopping destination in northern Germany. The Designer Outlet Soltau is operated by ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, which won the Mutschler Group for the Geislingen factory sales. ROS operates the Designer Outlet Soltau, Designer Outlet Landquart, Fashion Outlet Parndorf and the City Outlet Bad Münstereifel. "The Mutschler Group and ROS Retail Outlet Shopping the success story of the Geislingen factory sales will be continued and developed. Also, we will continue here as partners involved, "said the CEO of WMF AG.

City Outlet Bad Münstereifel wins "Immobilienmanager" Award "town development" and is second of the "German Council of Shopping Center" Award in the category European innovation

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The City Outlet Bad Münstereifel wins the "Immobilenmanager" Award for "town development". Among numerous, top-class applications could Investor Marc Brucherseifer, Thomas Reichenauer, Managing Director, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, and Uli Nölkensmeier, Center Manager of the City Outlet Bad Münstereifel took the Oscar of the real estate industry at the DOCK.ONE in Cologne. The innovative inner-city outlet concept to revitalize the city of Bad Münstereifel could prevail successfully its competitors. Georg Cruse's idea for the City Outlet Bad Münstereifel was implemented in 2010 together with the also local investors Marc Brucherseifer and Rainer Harzheim. In fall of 2012 ROS Retail Outlet Shopping came for the Center management. After the City Outlet has been awarded the 2nd place in the European Innovation Prize of the German Council of Shopping Centers (GCSC), this is now the coronation for investors and operators. Investor Marc Brucherseifer looks back once more: "When I look back and think of the initial idea and now see this enormous and successful development, I am very proud of our project. We have to thank not only all participants, but especially the city of Bad Münstereifel and the citizens. Without this close and good cooperation and the support of local residents would have been all impossible." Even Thomas Reichenauer, Managing ROS Retail Outlet shopping is thrilled with the property manager trophy: "We can not describe how much we are looking forward to receive this award. It rewards the long-standing and consistent work of investors and ROS in this innovative outlet project. From planning and design to implementation, there was a long way and this confirms the approach to break new ground in the outlet market. "

German Service Award for the Designer Outlet Soltau - award for the best customer service

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For the fifth time n-tv has awarded together with the German Institute for Service Quality Germans Service Price. Previously, more than 500 companies were tested and evaluated. In the end, 36 winners were able to look forward to awards in twelve categories. In the area of etail lifestyle the following three providers were distinguished by particularly good service: Designer Outlet Soltau, jewelers Mahlberg & Meyer and perfumery HC.

The Designer Outlet Soltau convinced especially by very competent staff at the Information Center, which reacted professionally on customer complaints. The staff welcomed the customer friendly, inquired motivated by the exact concerns and took plenty of time. The questions were all answered completely. Jewelers Mahlberg & Meyer convinced with a sophisticated ambiance and a diverse range of high quality watches and jewelery. In addition, extensive additional services were offered, such as an individual jewelery making and engraving services. The employees of Perfumery HC were extremely friendly and helpful and shared their information very understandable. Short waiting times at the checkout and attractively designed stores rounded out the positive overall impression.

In the area of etail lifestyle studies jewelers, Outlets, perfume and shoe shops were re-evaluated. In total 38 companies were evaluated based on 380 test covert Heritage Search. The interested parties were consulted on site. Competence, friendliness, waiting and consulting environment were the key criteria.

Lena Meyer-Landrut rocked to Late Night Shopping Designer Outlet Soltau

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With a lot of glamor, celebrities and good mood the Designer Outlet Soltau August 28, celebrated its second anniversary with the Late Night Shopping to 23 clock and sensational offers. In the pink carpet to presenter Rebecca Mir with her fiance Massimo Sinato and musical performers Alexander Klaws and actresses Sila Sahin and Nina Bott presented. The highlight of the evening were two performances by singer Lena Meyer-Landrut, the amount brought their songs to cheer. In between the celebrity guests raffle tickets sold for the benefit of the Robert Enke Foundation in which there was to win more than 600 attractive and valuable prizes. Thanks to good weather and the full program of the event was fun for the whole family.

Large charity raffle with Rebecca Mir, Massimo Sinato, Alexander Klaws and many more
As part of the Late Night shopping the celebrities selling raffle tickets for a raffle for a good cause. "With our charity campaign, we would like the Robert Enke Foundation and thus the support for people who are suffering from depression, support," said Center Manager Michael Lung Kofler, the rush, especially in the prominent sellers, was enormous. Rebecca Mir, Massimo Sinato and Lena Meyer-Landrut were the visitors for autographs and Selfies available. There was much to gain! Including a stylish Aprillia scooter, Armani watches, Samsonite suitcases, Esprit Sunglasses, Heide Park Soltau vouchers and much more Exceptional actions such as a photo-Funbox where every visitor could make a great souvenir photos with unusual motifs and kids entertainment made for a rollicking evening, where the weather was.

Lena Meyer-Landrut Live on Stage
20 and 23 clock the Designer Outlet Soltau was barely recognizable. A crowd of people gathered in front of the concert stage and cheered Lena Meyer-Landrut to. With well-known and new songs rocked Lena the Outlet Center and created fantastic atmosphere. Lena was recently the title of their forthcoming fourth album known "Crystal Sky", wait for the fans excited now. For the grand finale lit up the stage with her performance spectacular effects - the perfect end to late night shopping.

Positive developments made for a festive mood
With guests from politics and industry celebrated investor Sylvie Mutschler, Center Manager Michael Lung Kofler and Thomas Reichenau, managing director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, the second annual balance sheet. "We are delighted that the second year has been so successful. The direct location on the A7 and the heath region, with its great tourism potential speaks for itself and attract both visitors and potential tenants. The full occupancy we have already achieved and continue to have a large demand from brand partners. We hope that we can fulfill the wishes of these inquiries in the near future ", Michael Lung Kofler said. Another reason for the success of the Designer Outlet Soltau is a varied range of national and international designers and fashion brands. Attractive brands such as Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Cecil, Desigual and Gaastra, Nike and Hunkemöller, its fashion offer all year round. Sylvie Mutschler also expressed his satisfaction. "I am pleased with the many guests and visitors who accepted the invitation to our Late Night Shopping. It makes me proud that the positive trend of the first year has continued and the Designer Outlet Soltau has established itself as a major attraction in the tourist region of Lüneburg Heath, "said the investor.

City Outlet Bad Münstereifel celebrates grand opening

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In Bad Münstereifel the City Outlet Bad Münstereifel has opened the first inner-city outlet in a historic city center today at 11 clock its doors. With immediate effect, more than 40 fashion and lifestyle brands, offered along the 800m long pedestrian street between Orchheimer and Werther Tor, all year 30-70% below the manufacturer's recommended retail prices. Rebecca Mir conducted the grand opening ceremony. Attended by Mayor Alexander Büttner, investors Georg Cruse, Rainer Harzheim and Marc Brucherseifer and operators of the ROS Retail Outlet Shopping GmbH, Thomas Reichenauer and Uli Nölkensmeier and cult singer Heino.

More than 40 fashion and lifestyle brands in the Outlet City Bad Münstereifel
The City Outlet Bad Münstereifel is virtually fully leased to the opening. The local gastronomy as well as many historical sites have been integrated in this case. What makes the City Outlet Bad Münstereifel is the combination of outlet shopping with the charm and ambience of a medieval city. In around 30 shops to fashion, sports brands, shoes and leather, as well as children's clothing, home accessories and present. Among other classic and contemporary brands such as Bugatti, Street One, Cecil to Tom Tailor and Garcia Jeans are represented. Also offer the multi-brand stores and Robert Ley Deerberg to fashion, shoes and accessories by well-known international brands. In Sports & outdoor area, visitors can look forward to Wellensteyn and Puma. In addition children's fashion from the brand names Sterntaler, Sanetta and Lego wear and lifestyle brand watches Ice Watch is offered. Chocolate lovers can enjoy delicious Swiss premium chocolate brand Lindt. For high quality home textiles and home accessories Lambert and Bassetti care. The alpine fashion and lifestyle brand, Luis Trenker and the Italian shoe brand Bagatt open its first German outlet shop in City Outlet Bad Münstereifel.

Added value for Bad Münstereifel
For the first time in Germany's growing trade concept of Outlet Centers has been integrated into an already existing, historic city. The local group of investors of Bad Münstereifel Property Management GmbH has been heavily involved in recent years for this project. The partly listed buildings, such as the French lily and the Windeck house were rehabilitated and returned to their original buildings. "With the development and shape of acceptance the project it became clear that this particular charm makes a special part of the City Outlet Bad Münstereifel and the city Bad Münstereifel can be revitalized by new visitors and stimulate trade," said Georg Cruse, Investor. Even Bad Münstereifel Mayor Alexander Büttner was there when the orange ribbon was cut officially and confirmed in his speech the great importance for the city Bad Münstereifel: "The City Outlet Bad Münstereifel provides a great opportunity for the city. Following the decline of spa guests, as well as declines in local retail, we now get the opportunity again more visitors to the city and revitalize the downtown. Moreover, Bad Münstereifel versa Reiterating the calm atmosphere of the textile trade to its roots, as a former cloth-making and Gerber city back." In addition, at the beginning created around 250 new jobs in the region that will be continuously expanded. In cooperation with the Employment Agency Euskirchen has its own pool of applicants "City Outlet Bad Münstereifel" in which job seekers have already been mediated successfully and can still register new.

Outlet Shopping for Cologne, Bonn, Aachen and Benelux
Bad Münstereifel is located in a catchment area of early 14 million inhabitants within 90 minutes driving time. The cities of Cologne and Bonn are just 30 minutes away by car and the nearest railway station Bad Münstereifel, the City Outlet can be easily reached by train. In the medium expect the operator with one million additional visitors per year. "One success factor is certainly the good location. Moreover, Bad Münstereifel is already a well-known excursion destination. In addition to the tourism potential of the Eifel and the nearby tourist attractions, it is an ideal outlet location. For the first time in Germany had for an outlet center no village will be modeled, but it has been integrated directly into a historic city. This very special charm that makes this project so unique and worth seeing, "concludes Thomas Reichenau, managing director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, together.

Eagerly now the exclusive concert by Heino opening at 19 clock on the Klosterplatz is expected.