´Designer Outlet Zaragoza - the new unique shopping destination for Northern Spain
Premier Outlet Budapest has undergone an enormous transformation inside and outside. The outlet village is waiting for the visitors with new premium brands, like Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Lacoste and many more, but not only the supply has changed, the new centre logo and the more pleasant atmosphere reflects the upgrade of the centre with more fashion & lifestyle appeal. The transformation is not over yet, new shopping atmosphere and food passage are coming soon.
Till now 8 new brands opened already their store and further 6 more new brands will come to the premium outlet village in Biatorbágy. Tommy Hilfiger, one of the most successful international fashion brands, inspired by the American way of life, just opened their new bigger store on 400 sqm. Further new stores are Devergo Shoes, Hervis, Bushman, HEAD and Skechers. Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Kazar, Sloggi and Fifty selling Women’secret and Springfield merchandise are coming soon.
With these newly opened and coming outlet stores Premier Outlet Budapest would like to upgrade the centre image and strength their position as the only premium outlet village for the metropol region Budapest and the growing tourism. In addition to new outlets, the environment of the outlet centre also changed considerably: new leisure zones, a playground and green areas await the visitors.
Visitor, who is looking for more than fashionable garments would also like to do something else, will also not be bored as Pirex and an Alexandra bookshop, which moved recently to the outlet centre.
And, in case anyone would fancy fine coffee or cookies while shopping, from now on they can relax and chill at Starbucks in Premier Outlet Budapest.
This complete ongoing refurbishment is set to be fully completed by spring 2019. During this process the entire area of the outlet centre will be transformed so after shopping we will be able to enjoy the first rays of spring sunshine in the new park, while taking little sips of our coffee. Both existing and new outlet shop continue to offer fashion & lifestyle brands 30-70% discounts to visitors on each day of the week during opening hours.
For this occasion Csaba Imre, Centre Manger and Thomas Reichenauer Managing Director of ROS Retail Outlet shopping, the operator of Premier Outlet Budapest presented and announced this new development during a press brunch event, which was held in the new Starbucks, where fashion bloggers - Fifty Pairs of Shoes, Chloe From The Woods, Smizedivat by Chabi, Niki Nagy, Gergő Juhász, Bianka Pál -, Vivien Mádai and moderator Dóri Szabó joined.
ROS Retail Outlet Shopping will showcase their project across Europe as every year at MAPIC 2018, Cannes, from 14th - 16th November at Palais de Festival, Stand P-1.F15.
ROS is also really proud, that the Designer Outlet Croatia is one of the Finalist in the category ‘Best Outlet Centre’. Do not hesitate to visit us our fair stand. ROS Retail Outlet Shopping and PRÔM will present their centre portfolio, centre extension and new projects.
Designer Outlet Algarve (Portugal)
Designer Outlet Croatia (Croatia)
Designer Outlet Soltau (Germany)
Premier Outlet Budapest (Hungary)
Brugnato 5Terre Outlet Village (Italy)
City Outlet Geislingen (Germany)
Barilla Center Parma (Italy)
Designer Outlet Zaragoza (Spain)
Designer Outlet L'Escale-Hautmont (France)
City Outlet Wuppertal (Germany)
Exclusive in Poland as PRÔM with our joint venture partner Peakside Capital
Designer Outlet Warszawa
Designer Outlet Gdańsk
Designer Outlet Sosnowiec
Fashion Outlet Kraków
ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, with its headquarter in Vienna, founded by Thomas Reichenauer and Gerhard Graf, celebrates its 7thanniversary and enhances its position as leading operator in the European Outlet Market with the opening of the Designer Outlet Croatia.
Opening of the 10thcentre in the ROS portfolio
Since 2011 ROS Retail Outlet Shopping specialises in the development and management of retail real estate with focus on designer outlets and innovative outlet shopping concepts. The current portfolio of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping includes Designer Outlet Soltau, Designer Outlet Algarve, Designer Outlet Warszawa, Designer Outlet Gdansk, Designer Outlet Sosnowiec, Premier Outlet Budapest, City Outlet Geislingen, Barilla Center Parma and the Designer Outlet Croatia, which was successfully opened last week.
More than 15,000 visitors at the Grand Opening Day of the Designer Outlet Croatia
ROS opened the premium outlet village with more than 55 stores on a gross lettable area of 15,000 square metres. The occupancy rate will grow up to 90% until November 2018 with the arrival of brands such as Desigual, Pepe Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and others.
Sports and outdoor enthusiasts can already enjoy great prices at Adidas, Under Armour, Sport Vision, Timberland and Superdry. Men with refined taste can discover brands like Joop!, Strellson and Canali in Heraldi and at Barbolini. Guess, Armani Exchange, Sportina and XYZ Outlet, with brands such as Michael Kors, Ugg, Tosca Blue and Dsquared, capture the attention of many female visitors. Fashion for the whole family is ensured by Tom Tailor, Esprit and United Colors of Benetton. Shoes and Accessories are provided by Mass Shoes, Guliver and Nine West. The joy of shopping is completed with Douglas and Croatian design pop-up stores by Hippy Garden and Xenia Design.
“We are really proud of this unique project and all efforts of the last months have paid off. We are aiming to become the most favourite shopping destination in South Eastern Europe. Special thanks go to brand partners and our outstanding local centre teams, without whom none of this would have been possible”,says Thomas Reichenauer, Founder & Managing Director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.
Strong partnership with IKEA Centres, Mutschler Outlet Holding AG and Deutsche Asset Management
ROS Retail Outlet Shopping also strengthened its partnership with IKEA Centres and Mutschler Outlet Holding AG as well as the Deutsche Asset Management.
After the opening of the Designer Outlet Algarve in November last year, the Designer Outlet Croatia is the second project in this constellation. Deutsche Asset Management, which are already the investor of the Designer Outlet Warszawa, Designer Outlet Sosnowiec and Designer Outlet Gdansk recently acquired the Premier Outlet Budapest, which is also managed by ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.
Further four new developments in Germany, France, Spain and Poland
in the pipeline
In addition to the currently operating outlet retail area of around 150,000 square metres, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping also plans further centre extensions and new developments of more than 100,000 square metres outlet retail space by 2020. The new project developments include the Designer Outlet Zaragoza, City Outlet Wuppertal and Fashion Outlet Kraków.
The opening of the new and largest outlet in Croatia was spiced up by Severina, and some of the first customers were Sandra Bagarić, Andrea Andrassy, Damir Kedžo, Mario Petreković and Zsa Zsa.
More than 15,000 visitors attended the grand opening of the new and largest outlet in Croatia, Designer Outlet Croatia, on Thursday, 21 June. During pink ribbon cutting, Severina invited all visitors to indulge in shopping in shops offering more than one hundred fashion and lifestyle brands at outlet prices, which are 30% to 70% lower compared to recommended retail prices year-round.
Among the first visitors who enjoyed shopping in the unique environment and architecture of the outlet inspired by Croatian regions were famous Croatians like Sandra Bagarić, Andrea Andrassy, Damir Kedžo, Mario Petreković, young singer Zsa Zsa and popular Croatian designers Đurđica Vorkapić and Ksenija Vrbanić.
After shopping and exploring a wide gastronomic offer in the outlet, many visitors and fashion lovers attended a free concert by Severina and enjoyed the first public performance of her new ballad ‘Unaprijed gotovo'.
Rich offer for all tastes and styles
Sport enthusiasts checked the offer at Adidas, Under Armour, Sport Vision and Superdry store which welcomed them with big discounts. Men with refined tastes were won over by the offer of brands Joop!, Strellson and Canali in Heraldi. The offer in Guess and shops Armani Exchange, Sportina and XYZ Outlet with brands such as Michael Kors, Ugg, Tosca Blu, and Dsquared captured the attention of many female visitors who combined their clothes with shoes from shops Mass Shoes, Guliver and NINE WEST. The joy of shopping was completed with Douglas perfumery and Croatian design in Hippy Garden & Xenia Design pop-up shop.
The Lotrščak Tower and Dubrovnik City Bell Tower with a view of IKEA store Zagreb
In the outlet which is, in this phase, spreading over 15,000 sqm, there is also a small farmers’ market of products from local farmers which aroused interest of everyone who lead an active and healthy life. The entire outlet was built with sustainability in mind and, and the unique shopping experience was enrichened by its architecture inspired by Croatian regions. While exploring the outlet offer, many visitors stopped by replicas of Lotrščak Tower and Dubrovnik City Bell Tower, while they also had a chance to walk through Dalmatian streets.
Designer Outlet Croatia is powered by the investors, IKEA Centres and Mutschler Outlet Holding AG and one of the leading European outlet managers, ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, that have already cooperated in the project of Designer Outlet Algarve in Portugal. You can find more information on new shopping destination and rich offer at designeroutletcroatia.com
On Thursday, 21 June, 5 pm, the eagerly anticipated opening of Designer Outlet Croatia, the new premium outlet village for Croatia, was celebrated with a pink ribbon-cutting ceremony. Representatives of the investors, operator and authorities, as well as famous singer Severina, attended the grand opening.
The Designer Outlet Croatia has a gross lettable area (GLA) of 15,000 sqm and is a joint venture of IKEA Centres and Swiss Mutschler Outlet Holding AG, which invested 33 million euros in the first phase of its construction. With the opening of the new outlet, located opposite IKEA store Zagreb, in Rugvica commercial zone, more than 400 new jobs were created. A second phase is planned for the coming years and will grow the centre up to 25,000 sqm with approximately 150 shops.
More than 100 fashion and lifestyle brands welcomed first visitors
The centre features more than 100 international fashion and lifestyle brands including Armani Exchange,
Superdry, Guess, Gant, Adidas, Under Armour and with more great names like Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe Jeans, Calvin Klein to follow in the coming months – all offering savings 30% to 70%, all year round. The centre features also some Croatia’s design, like Xenia Design and Hippy Garden. Culinary delights and refreshments are ensured by Mlinar, Leggiero, Greenbar, and Ali Kebaba.
'Designer Outlet Croatia is a unique project and we are really proud that we open today more than 50 shops. We achieved occupancy rate of 70%, which will additionally grow to 85% until November, clearly showing the need and quality of this project. With the planned second phase of the centre and additional complementary retail the investment will group up to 88 million. There is also a small farmers' market within the outlet. It mainly includes products of farmers around Rugvica and it will, we believe, additionally encourage the development of the local community', pointed out Branko Mihajlov, the Director of Designer Outlet Croatia.
European Outlet Standards for Croatia
'Designer Outlet Croatia is a different retail concept in Croatia. Currently only big cities and important tourist towns have outlet centres to attract visitors form further away. Together with our brand partners and IKEA we are aiming to become the most favourite shopping destination in South Eastern Europe at the cross roads of Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I would like to mention, that we will bring European outlet standards to Croatia fulfilling our customer expectations and offering a unique outlet shopping experience', said Thomas Reichenauer, founder and Director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping.
Together with its commercial offer, the Designer Outlet Croatia offers a lot of customer services like Center Information, Kids Cars, Free Wi-Fi, Gift cards, mobile charger, baby care room, exchange office, chill out zones, terraces and a playground area in the future. For easy access services also include 2,500 free parking spaces and public transport links with IKEA.
Sustainable Premium Village Architecture
Designer Outlet Croatia is one of the first retail objects in Croatia with the international certificate for green building BREEAM. The project thus includes many sustainable elements such as the use of geothermal energy, LED lighting, solar panels on the roof, rainwater collection and its reuse for irrigation and washing surfaces as well as an electric car charger.
The architecture of the new shopping destination is inspired by Croatian regions. Visitors can find a replica of Dubrovnik City Bell Tower, take a walk through Dalmatian streets and find the Lotrščak Tower or simply enjoy the view of lively colored facades resembling the architecture of Zagreb.
The grand opening of Designer Outlet Croatia, which began with a press conference, was attended by Nataša Mikuš Žigman, state secretary in the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts in the role of the representative of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb County prefect Stjepan Kožić and the mayor of the municipality of Rugvica Mato Čičak. They were joined by the representatives of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian Employers’ Association and Zagreb County Tourist Board as well as representatives of the investors - Sylvie Mutschler, the director of Swiss Mutschler Outlet Holding AG and Vladislav Lalić, Property & Expansion Manager IKEA South East Europe
Due to the opening, from 22 to 24 June, Designer Outlet Croatia will be opened from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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.
The 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.
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.
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."
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.
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, Designer Outlet Hautmont, City Outlet Wuppertal and Fashion Outlet Kraków.
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.
Project 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.
Sustainable 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, a new outlet centre being developed in the Dabie 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.
The 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.
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.
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, the Designer Outlet Zaragoza, 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".
This 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 till summer 2019.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.