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Studies and Reports

Studies and Market Reports

Since 2015, ECE has been publishing studies about various aspects of the shopping center business. Knowing the requirements and expectation of the customers is the objective of the analyses, enabeling the company to to respond more rapidly and flexibly to new trends. more

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Refurbishment by ECE

Whether for modernization, extension or repositioning, ECE continuously cooperates with owners to always keep the shopping centers it manages up to date. That way, the centers don’t only remain attractive to customers and tenants, but also maintain their value for investors. more

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Ideas to Innovations

For more than 50 years, ECE has been developing future solutions that made it European market leader for inner-city shopping centers. “Ideas to Innovations” will help place the focus even more firmly on ECE's innovations and will carve out the process from planning to implementation more clearly. more

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Future Labs

The advancing digitalization has long since reached the retail industry and challenges the operators of shopping galleries into a competition with online providers. The Future Labs put new digital and interactive shopping experiences and services to the test. more

ECE Funds

ECE Real Estate Partners established its first pan-European real estate fund, the "ECE European Prime Shopping Centre Fund". Shares of the Fund are owned by world-leading institutional investors, including international sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and insurances. more

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ECE History

On January 22, 1965, mail order pioneer Werner Otto founded ECE – he initially aimed to prevent real estate issues interfering with the thriving Otto Versand. At the end of the 1960s, Otto brought the modern shopping center concept from the U.S. to Germany. more