Business areas

Alstertal-Einkaufszentrum Hamburg, exterior view, photo by Toni Momtschew


ECE has been developing, planning, leasing out, and managing shopping centers since 1965. The company is European market leader in the sector with approx. 195 shopping centers under management. Every center developed by ECE is highly complex and unique

  • with an individual architecture ranging from historicizing to futuristic, developed by experienced ECE architects and civil engineers and often in cooperation with renowned architects such as Prof. Dr. Gunter Henn or Renzo Piano
  • sensitively integrated with reference to the city and by taking into account local conditions, particularities and interests
  • with a specific branch and tenant mixture specifically supplementing the on High Street retail offers
ThyssenKrupp Quartier Essen, exterior view, photo by Peter Wieler


Office buildings need two things in order to assert themselves in the long term: profitability and efficient spaces. ECE provides decades of experience in this field and has realized around 1,196,000 m² of office space – in close cooperation with customers like Philips and ThyssenKrupp.

Each client has own requirements regarding profitability and own ideas about location, architecture, functionality and flexibility. ECE offers all this from one source – from planning and realization up to leasing out and operation. Mainly in connection with office and retail space ECE also realizes major residential projects such as currently Alstercampus or (together with partners) Mitte Altona in Hamburg.

Bahnhofcity Wien West Wien, exterior view, photo by Ulrik Eichentopf


It is not by chance that three of Germany's most popular central stations were revitalized by ECE: Leipzig, Cologne and Hanover rank high among travelers. This knowhow is also internationally in demand. For example, the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) commissioned ECE with the optimization, leasing out and center management of the new train stations in Vienna's BahnhofCity Wien West and BahnhofCity Wien Hauptbahnhof.

Apart from this, ECE developed innovative concepts for the land use in large-scale projects, for example at Frankfurt Airport or BMW Welt in Munich.

Hermes Zentral-HUB Friedewald Hessen, exterior view, photo by ECE, Hermes Zentral HUB, Friedewald


Our range of services in the Industries area comprise the analysis of the current situation and the master plan as well as the general planning, project management and realization of industrial and logistics properties. The focus is hereby placed on the goal to facilitate together with the client today's and future processes in efficient as well as functionally and cost-effectively optimized properties.

In close cooperation with the client, ECE thus considerably contributes to an increased competitiveness of the respective industrial company. In total, ECE realized more than 550,000 m² of logistic space.