Panel discussion on sustainability at Mapic

On Wednesday November 14th Marinus Dijkman, Editor in Chief, handed over the first copy of Retail Space Europe 2008 to Ermine Amies, Managing Director of ICSC in Europe on the first day of MAPIC, the retail real estate show held in Cannes, France, every November –this year attended by around 10,000 people. In the afternoon leading retail experts from around Europe gathered for a Real Estate Publishers (REP) panel discussion. "Sustainability" was the subject of the discussion, which continued one of the prevailing themes of REP's new 580-page Retail Space Europe yearbook officially launched by Redevco COO Jaap Gillis, chairman of the ICSC European Board, during the opening minutes of the panel discussion.

Ermine Amies receives the first copy of
Retail Space Europe 2008 from
Marinus Dijkman.

Launch Retail Space Yearbook 2008
Like it or loathe it, the quest for sustainability will play a greater role in all our lives in the future. Real Estate Publishers' Retail Space Europe yearbook, which has been published in co-operation with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), features a Cushman & Wakefield survey conducted among 250 retailers as well as the results of a Round Table discussion organized by Real Estate Publishers last September. Both focused on attitudes towards sustainable development of shopping facilities.

FLTR: Jaap Gillis, Yvonne Court, Álvaro
Portela, Lorant Varga, David Sheldon

Celebratory cocktail after the official
launch of Retail Space Europe 2008.

The survey report author, Yvonne Court, partner and head of retail research, at Cushman & Wakefield, set the scene for the latest discussion. Summarizing the report findings she reminded the packed auditorium that the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directi

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