At your Service

Centers face tougher competition. Many operators rely on providing individual services to stand out from their competitors: Offers that make shopping easier or more convenient and provide a good experience. But which services do customers really want? more



Food services are playing an increasingly significant role in shopping centers. For many visitors it is the key factor for a pleasant shopping experience. At ECE’s centers, too, food services have been increasing in number and variety. more

Hamburger Meile Hamburg, exterior view

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

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

Woman in a shopping mall, logo "Ideas to Innovations"

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

Alstertal-Einkaufszentrum 1970

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