A retail revolution has been underway over the last five years, and there is not a shopping centre, high street or retail park that’s immune from the rise of the online consumer. Today, investors and brands are not only focussing on how to survive it, but on how to win.
This infoburst covers the highlights of a forum of 19 leading European retail real estate professionals, held in February 2014. The forum took place in the London offices of CBRE Global Investors, which generously sponsored and hosted the event, and kicked off the debate with an overview of its E-RISC tool, which assesses the impact of e-commerceon shopping centre assets. The objective of the forum was to explore the impact of e-commerce and multi-channel retailing on developers, owners and retailers, and identify the role of each in shaping this new retail landscape.