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Rely on Europe's Shopping Center Market Leader

As the European market leader in the shopping center sector, ECE has been broadly positioned on the market for over five decades. Each of the approximately 200 shopping centers is unique and managed by us in the best possible way. Our centers impress visitors with their individual architecture, their mixing of national and international, and their locally and regionally-based shopping concepts, all of which is tailored to their respective locations. Our 20,000 retail partners benefit from shops in prime locations and in sizes that offer them numerous opportunities to optimally develop their concepts.

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Joanna Fisher

CEO ECE Marketplaces

"Shopping centers are more than just places to shop: they are shop windows, meeting places, places of experience and service providers for the residents around them – in other words, urban marketplaces. Designing these versatile microcosms today for tomorrow has always been our motto."

Shopping of the future: Ready for tomorrow

With trendy gastronomy and entertainment offers, space concepts at the cutting edge of technology and innovative services such as the Digital Mall and Connected Commerce, which merge offline and online commerce, we succeed in creating highly frequented hotspots for today and tomorrow.


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Shopping centers as distribution channels

More than four million consumer-oriented visitors daily are the optimal target group for your sales activities. Whether shop, pop-up, promotion, mall media or digital advertising - we have the right offer for your distribution.

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Shopping centers as investment

International institutional investors and small investors alike trust in the successful future of our shopping centers and in ECE as an experienced and innovative operator who always thinks like an investor.

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Loom Bielefeld

As part of a major refurbishment, City Passage, which opened in 1977, was converted into a modern and attractive shopping center with around 110 shops covering about 26,000 m² of retail space. With a new appearance, the center also received a new name: Loom Bielefeld. The location is perfectly integrated into Bielefeld’s city center and connects the city’s central shopping avenues. The showpiece of the 135 million euro project is an elliptical plaza, which is straddled by an impressive glass dome.

Our shopping centers at a glance

Adigeo Verona

In the Italian tourist destination of Verona, we constructed the city’s first shopping center. Adigeo offers its visitors an attractive mix of Italian retail concepts and international retailers, many of whom are new to the region. In 2019, ICSC awarded Adigeo the “European Shopping Center Award” for being best new development. It was also the first shopping center in Italy to receive platinum “LEED certification” because of its performance in regard to sustainability in various areas.

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Skyline Plaza Frankfurt

Skyline Plaza, the heart of the new Europaviertel, is the urban center between Messe Frankfurt, the financial district, and the city. Integrated into its urban surroundings via its layout, Skyline Plaza gives the architectural impression of a beating heart. The slats of the outer façade change their color according to light and perspective. At night, the exterior is illuminated and pulses at constant intervals. Skyline Plaza offers a vital combination, bringing together the shopping center, gastronomy, and sports and wellness facilities.

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Zielone Arkady Bydgoszcz

Zielone Arkady is our largest project in Poland and the largest shopping center in Bydgoszcz and the region. In addition to numerous internationally known shops and labels, it is also quite architecturally impressive. The most distinctive point is the west entrance: Visitors enter the building through an entrance hall that is almost 30 meters high and has the form of a crystal rising into the sky. Another architectural highlight is the atrium at the south entrance of Zielone Arkady. Its theater-like structure with boxes and grandstands on three levels creates a large space for activity on the ground floor. Clear the stage for center events and performances!

Our shopping centers at a glance

Potsdamer Platz Arkaden Berlin

Together with Brookfield Properties, we are creating Berlin's new top address for gastronomy and shopping in the heart of the capital. As part of the complete repositioning of the arcades, a shopping centre with international high street flair is to be created, which will house around 90 shops and flagship stores of well-known brands from the technology, sports & entertainment, science & beauty, mobility & leisure and gastronomy sectors.

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Potsdamer Platz Arkaden

Successful Shopping Partnerships 

Markus Wickenträger

“As a company based in Frankfurt, Germany, we are particularly pleased that we were able to see the potential of the entire Palais Quartier complex, including MyZeil Shopping Center, when we acquired it in 2014 and that we have now realized this potential together with ECE. This is what modern, experience-oriented shopping centers look like.”

MyZeil, Frankfurt
Portraitfoto Norman Naehrig von Union Investment Real Estate

Norman Naehrig

“Union Investment and ECE can look back on more than 15 years of partnership in the management of shopping centers. ECE currently manages a portfolio for Union Investment consisting of seven assets with a volume of approximately €1.5 billion. Even in challenging times, our partnership with ECE has proven to be reliable and solid. This creates a good foundation for future cooperation.”

Gemeinsam mit der Union Investment umgesetzt: Der Limbecker Platz in Essen

Niklas Baldauf

“The customers’ expectations regarding a shopping center are increasing. At the same time, however, it is difficult, especially for existing malls, to implement costly renovations, technical innovations, and the trend towards digitization and to simply keep up with change. At pep Einkaufs-Center in Munich-Neuperlach, we seized the opportunity, together with ECE, to add a new building to the center – and it was worth it: On average, the frequency of visits and their lengths of stay are now 20% higher than before repositioning, and sales have also increased by almost 10%. Our cooperation with ECE, as a partnership, has always been one where we see eye to eye, and the on-site support has also been excellent.”

Nick Halpin

Nick Halpin

“Since being appointed in 2011 as Center Manager for the Königsbau-Passagen shopping center in Stuttgart, we have developed an excellent long-term relationship with ECE. Together we have successfully developed and executed a comprehensive strategy for significantly growing the annual rent roll and achieving full occupancy. In particular, ECE have been able to target tenants from a wide range of national and international premium brands, allowing us to make the center one of the top shopping destinations in Baden-Württemberg.”

Königsbau Passagen Stuttgart