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Shopping centers as your sales channel

All under one roof! Our shopping centers are service hotspots in top urban locations: they continually bring shopping, gastronomy, leisure, lifestyle and other service offerings into a new symbiosis for over four million visitors a day. And other sectors, such as the automotive industry, are constantly discovering how they can benefit from this.

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Long term: Your shop or service area

Are you interested in independent shops and brand showrooms in our centers or are you looking for space for your office or practice in a highly frequented location? Our letting experts are happy to assist you with their many years of retail and letting expertise. As a tenant with ECE, no question remains unanswered. Our Portfolio-Teams will then ensure comprehensive support for the shopping centers we manage. See for yourself. 


Short to medium term: pop-ups and marketing at the point of sale

With us directly at the point of sale of a consumer- and experience-oriented clientele - Our shopping centers are optimal locations for the promotion and sale of products and services. Whether it's an action area, advertising banner or pop-up area: our Mall Marketing experts will design and implement your strategy in effective, comprehensive measures. To the ECE Mall Marketing website >

Leasing concept

The foundation of our and your success is our leasing concept: A balanced tenant mix tailored to the respective location, consisting of new, innovative concepts, local and regional retailers, and international chain stores, gives each individual ECE shopping center a unique character. We will find the optimal location for you too!

Location analysis

The location analysis comes first: Which shopping centers are optimal locations for your business and where do you best reach your target groups? We will find out for you – reliably, thoroughly, and comprehensively.

Differentiated leasing system

Diversity in shopping centers requires a balanced mix of different industries and sectors and store concepts: From new, innovative concepts such as online-to-offline retailers, local and regional providers, and large and internationally operating chain stores, everything is represented in our centers. It is obvious that not every industry has the same capabilities in regard to performance on a continuous basis – just as an individual retailer cannot be compared to a large chain store. This is why we at ECE have a differentiated leasing system that promotes innovative concepts and is geared toward the viability of your business. This gives you, as a start-up or medium-sized business, the chance to do business at a top location.

Expansion consulting

Whether going from Germany to other countries or coming to Germany from abroad, whether increasing or decreasing shop space – numerous national and international retailers are aware of our wide-ranging network and our expertise in expansion. Whatever your objective is – our experienced team will support and advise you on your project.

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Assistance for founders of new businesses and start-ups

Do you have a business idea and are playing around with the idea of opening a store in a shopping center? Your core business is online sales, but you would also like to expand your business to a brick-and-mortar location? We can support you in the implementation of your plans and prepare you optimally for the launch of your business in the shopping center. 

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Responsibly operated, safe and sustainable

Our centers are living marketplaces. Attractive service offers and spectacular events create a feel-good atmosphere and attract numerous customers and visitors. Our successful facility management ensures that center operations run smoothly and modern concepts guarantee the safety of our visitors. All against the background of our efforts to achieve the greatest possible sustainability in our centers.

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Urban or top locations
Reliable and comprehensive location analyses
High frequency real estate
Regular analyses of customer needs
Regular center adjustments to meet changing customer requirements


Gastro sells: 40% of visitors choose a shopping center primarily on the basis of the existing gastronomy offerings. Our hip food courts, restaurant areas, and gastronomy and entertainment center floors offer you and your concept the ideal locations to start up! Our Food Service, Leisure, and Placemaking Experts are happy to advise you.

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Retail Meetings

Whether at our in-house events – the Retail Meeting, the Retail Technical Meeting, and the ECE Investors Day – or at large real estate and trade fairs such as EXPO Real in Munich or MIPIM and MAPIC in Cannes – ECE is represented at numerous forums for the retail industry and invites you to come and talk with us.

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Marketing & Events

Our shopping centers should inspire our visitors and arouse their attention and emotions. Professional center marketing ensures strong visitor frequencies and attractive target groups. The basis of our successful marketing is the development of the shopping center into a strong brand. Become a part of it as a tenant or brand.

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Shop- and gastronomy space planning

We bring our well-founded expert knowledge in the development, planning, realisation, letting and management of large commercial properties directly to the consultation meetings. We advise you as a potential tenant on all aspects of the technical expansion of your shop space, answer all questions about space sizes, integration and positioning in the shopping center and support future restaurateurs in developing their technical concept.

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Leasing of further service areas

More than shopping! Did you know that more than 375,000 m² are leased out to other service providers commission-free in our shopping centers, in addition to retail space? Whether legal or medical practices, shared offices, law firms, or coworking providers – use flexibly divisible areas in 1A city center or district center locations. By car or on foot: Our shopping centers are easily accessible by public transport and offer numerous parking spaces on location.