SES SPAR EUROPEAN SHOPPING CENTERS

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Developer, center manager, and retail real estate partner

Our Business: We specialize in everything surrounding prime retail properties at the international level, whether it's developing, further developing, building, leasing, managing, or marketing them to investors. SES also offers the know-how in these core competencies as a service within the SPAR Austria Group and to external third parties like Signa, Deka, Unicredit, and Allianz.

We live the Spirit of Retailing and this makes us different: We bring a special sense for retail, and for the people who shop and work in SES shopping malls, into the design and orientation of a shopping center. Our roots are in retail—and that shapes us. We are a subsidiary of SPAR Austria Group, a private, family-owned, 100% Austrian company with more than 75,000 employees in Austria and six other countries. SPAR Austria Group has enjoyed decades of success within three corporate “pillars”: the food trade (Spar, Interspar), sporting goods (Hervis), and shopping centers (SES Spar European Shopping Centers).

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Management

It’s about the people

People are at the center of our daily activities: We develop and operate our shopping centers for them—the visitors, consumers, and our shop partners. We act sensibly and create places where people feel good.

SES currently has a team of about 400 employees managing some 30 shopping sites and working in SES’s headquarters and offices in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, and the Czech Republic. More than 80 specialists from the fields of development, architecture, construction management, asset management, leasing, and center and facility management work on the company’s joint success in SES’s headquarters in Salzburg.

SES CEO Marcus Wild on current industry trends: 

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Urbanity is the big issue for the future. 95% of our centers are located directly in cities.

Marcus Wild
 CEO

We have clearly increased the value of our properties in the past decade and we are proud of that.

Johann Felser
 CFO
1950er

  • SPAR was founded in Tyrol, Austria, in 1954 with 100 independent retailers and has been present throughout the country since the late ‘50s.

1960er
1970er

  • 10 wholesalers in Austria come together to form SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels-AG.
  • The first hypermarkets arise in Innsbruck, Neu-Rum, Dornbirn, and Graz (1971).
  • The first INTERSPAR hypermarket with leased front-end space opens in Linz (1974). This format is the forerunner to the shopping centers.

1980er

  • The systematic expansion of hypermarkets, turning them into small malls, heralds the start of SPAR Group’s shopping center developments.
  • Messepark Dornbirn opens, today an SES associate center (1986).

1990er

  • Start of activities outside Austria.
  • Purchase of Pampam and Konsum lay the groundwork for the Group’s further shopping center developments.

2000

  • Market entry into Slovenia (EUROPARK Maribor).
  • Expansion engine in Austria and its states runs at full speed. Several real estate objects gained through corporate acquisitions are developed into modern shopping centers: Q19 Vienna (2005), MURPARK Graz (2007), ATRIO Villach (2007), VARENA Vöcklabruck (2010).

2002

  • Market entry into the Czech Republic (EUROPARK Prague).
  • Acquisition of the Maximarkt hypermarket paves the way for the later acquisition of MAX.CENTER Wels (2006).

2007

  • The establishment of SES Spar European Shopping Centers as an independent strategic group entity combines 19 shopping centers in five countries under one leadership.
  • EUROPARK Salzburg granted the World’s Best Shopping Center award in two categories (ICSC Design & Development Award and Award for Sustainable Design, 2007).

2009

  • ATRIO Villach wins international award for sustainable shopping centers (ICSC Best-of-the-Best Award for Sustainable Design, 2009).

2013

  • Joint venture with ALLIANZ at seven SES locations in three countries.

2015

  • WERBERZEILE Ried opens and SES’s first managed shopping street begins operation. SES’s management portfolio grows to 30 locations (2015).
  • The extended FISCHAPARK Wiener Neustadt celebrates its grand opening (2015).

2016

  • HUMA ELEVEN opens with a completely new, timeless modern style at a traditional location in Vienna (2016).
  • SES Spar European Shopping Centers celebrates its 10th anniversary (2017).

INTERNATIONALLY AWARD-WINNING

We are proud to set standards for the industry. SES and its centers have already won several national and international architecture, design, sustainability, transport design, and innovative marketing awards. Here are the most prominent awards at a glance:

EUROPARK: Best shopping centers of Europe awarded in Warsaw - EUROPARK again awarded with prestigious ICSC Award

The awards bestowed by the ICSC, the International Council of Shopping Centers, are the most prestigious in the industry. Before the ICSC Award ceremony, an international jury of experts screened the nominees intensively. EUROPARK Salzburg was the only center to be awarded a prize in the “Established Shopping Center” category, bringing yet another prize home to Salzburg: the “ICSC European Shopping Center Award 2017” after 10 years of operation. SES CEO Marcus Wild, EUROPARK managing director Christoph Andexlinger and center manager Manuel Mayer received the award at the ICSC Conference in Warsaw (Poland).

WEBERZEILE: Best shopping centers of Europe awarded in Warsaw - WEBERZEILE and the city Ried win “ICSC Regeneration Award 2017”

The awards bestowed by the ICSC, the International Council of Shopping Centers, are the most prestigious in the industry. WEBERZEILE Ried, newly opened in 2015, won the “Regeneration Award” together with the city of Ried im Innkreis. The ICSC established that award to recognize centers that have opened in the last two years and are pioneers in city center beautification. SES CEO Marcus Wild received the award at the ICSC Conference in Warsaw (Poland). The ICSC experts back up their choice of WEBERZEILE and the City of Ried for the “Regeneration Award 2017” by noting the very good cooperation between the center developer and the municipality from day one.

MURPARK: ICSC European Shopping Center Award 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

Q19: Merit Award, Phoenix (2008)

Q19 achieved a Merit Award from ICSC in 2008 for top three finish in the category „Shopping Center under 15,000 m²” and is thus one of the most innovative shopping centers in the world.

EUROPARK: ICSC European Shopping Center Award 2007, Warsaw

MURPARK: MAPIC Retail Future Project Award 2005

The MAPIC Awards, established in 1996, reward excellence, innovation, and creativity in the retail real estate industry.

FISCHAPARK: Austrian Event Award 2016 in Bronze

The Austrian Event Award honors Austria's best events every year. SES Spar European Shopping Centers won bronze for the glamorous Golden Opening of the FISCHAPARK Wiener Neustadt in the "Corporate Public Events" category. In October 2015, the second component of FISCHAPARK was officially opened.

EUROPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2014, Amsterdam

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

CITYPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2013

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors reviews each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

VARENA: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2013 (category “Public Relations”)

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors reviews each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

VARENA: Guinness World Record in 2012 for the world’s largest candy mosaic

The Guinness Book of World Records is the most important collection of records. It has been published annually since 1955 and includes both human records and extremes and natural phenomena.

ALLEE: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2012

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

CITYPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2011

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors reviews each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

ZIMBAPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

IPERCITY: Guinness World Record™ for the largest photo album in the world, 2010: Group world record together with the customers

The Guinness Book of World Records is the most important collection of records. It has been published annually since 1955 and includes both human records and extremes and natural phenomena.

ATRIO: ICSC Solal Marketing Award in Silver in 2009, Cat.: Sales, Promotions, & Events

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

FISCHAPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2009 in Gold in the category “B2B communication”

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors reviews each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

EUROPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2008, Prague

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

EUROPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award “Merit” 2002, Monte Carlo

Q19: Q19 Ökoprofit 2017

The shopping center Q19 is the first and to date only Viennese shopping center that passed ÖkoProfit. ÖkoProfit aims to reduce overheads by reduction of resources and materials, as well as waste avoidance.

VARENA: BREEAM In-Use: EXCELLENT

BREEAM In-Use is a rating system for environmental and socio-cultural aspects of buildings’ sustainability.

ATRIO: ICSC Best-of-the-Best Award for Sustainable Design, 2009

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

ATRIO: TRIGOS 2008/2009

The TRIGOS Prize is an Austrian award bestowed on commercial enterprises that are particularly committed to social and environmental causes.

Q19: ICSC ReSource Award 2008, Amsterdam (2008)

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

EUROPARK: ICSC Award for Sustainable Design 2007, Phoenix

What the Oscar is for the film industry, the ICSC Award is for the international shopping center industry. At its annual meeting in Phoenix (USA), the “International Council of Shopping Centers” (ICSC) bestowed its annual, global “ICSC International Design and Development Award.” EUROPARK Salzburg won two of the coveted trophies. EUROPARK’s architectural design and overall concept and its sustainable development were both judged to be outstanding and trend-setting.

EUROPARK: “Most Family-Friendly Company” 2006, State of Salzburg

ATRIO: ICSC International Design and Development Award 2008

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category.

ATRIO: ICSC ReSource Award 2008

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category.

Q19: ICSC ReSource Award 2008, Amsterdam (2008)

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors review each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

MAX.CENTER: ICSC Int’l. Design and Development Award 2006, Merit Award

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the most important organization in the world for shopping centers, with 67,000 members in more than 100 countries. Their awards are the most coveted international accolades. The winners are counted among the world’s best companies in the industry in each category. An international jury of architects, retail experts, and investors reviews each applicant in detail on site. The criteria go far beyond architecture and ambiance. They also include social features, the innovative spirit, and the economic viability of the overall concept.

EUROPARK: Venice Biennale 2000, Italy

International Architecture Exhibition in Venice

EUROPARK: Austrian Builder Award 1998, Graz, Austria

The Austrian Builder Award (Bauherrenpreis) is an architectural prize handed out by the Architects Association of Austria (Zentralvereinigung der Architekten Österreichs) and has been awarded since 1967.

EUROPARK: Salzburg Provincial Architecture Award 1998, Austria

To promote and recognize exemplary performance in the field of architecture, the Salzburg Provincial Government bestows the “Salzburg Provincial Architecture Award.”

1.000 BRANDS, 12 SHOPPING CENTERS, 1 GIFT CERTIFICATE

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