2009 – 2014:

Network with international shopping center groups

Thanks to Alexander Otto's shareholdings in two distinguished overseas shopping center groups the efforts outside Europe have been increased so that ECE mainly benefits from the extensive exchange of know-how.

Since 2009 Alexander Otto has been the largest single shareholder of the leading US shopping center company DDR Corp. The company develops, leases out and operates retail properties in the USA and Puerto Rico. With this shareholding, ECE was able to further strengthen its global network and international market contacts.

In 2014, Alexander Otto expanded his business activities to South America for the first time and acquired a share in the shopping center company Sonae Sierra Brasil, SA. The South American joint venture with the Portuguese shopping center specialist Sonae Sierra sees good growth opportunities in this dynamic market.