Shopping centre designs for attracting tenants and consumers
Thursday, 8th November 2012 from 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMWorkshop HKCEC, Level 5, Hall F-G, Ruby Room Retail Summit
SES SPAR EUROPEAN SHOPPING CENTERS | Head of Research and Innovation
Graduated in Business Administration (ISCTE - Lisbon University), holds an MBA from Indeg/ISCTE Business School and Doctoral Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid/ Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Ph.D in Strategic Financial Marketing). Regular lecturer in the subjects of Strategic Management, Marketing & Research. Started her career with Young & Rubicam and afterwards worked for Novartis, Tech Data/Cisco Systems, MDC (Multi Development Corporation) and Chamartin Imobiliária. Currently working as Head of Research and Innovation of SES Spar European Shopping Centers in Austria. Also acting as jury member for several International Shopping Centers Awards Programs, as well as lecturer at the ICSC Retail Property School.
About SES Spar European Shopping Centers:
SES Spar European Shopping Centers is Austria's largest developer, constructor and operator of shopping centers. The company currently manages 24 shopping centers in five countries and is one of the top developers in Europe. SES is the market leader in the shopping center industry in Austria and Slovenia.
SES controls over 700,000 square meters of leasable space, enjoys annual sales totalling over two billion Euro and employs circa 300 employees. The main office of the company is located in Salzburg, Austria.
SES Spar European Shopping Centers was established as an independent subsidiary of the SPAR Austria Group in June 2007. This concentrated all of the shopping center related activities of SPAR Austria into one company with the objective of bundling and promoting its successful real estate strategy for shopping centers throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Prior to the founding of SES, the main emphasis of SPAR was the continued development of activities relating to the food trade in Austria and its neighbouring countries, as well as in the specialist sports trade. SPAR has successful invested in shopping centers and real estate development for decades.
The objective of SES is the sustainable development and efficient operation of shopping centers. The decades of experience and the unique combination of SPAR as a retailer, developer, constructor, investor and operator of shopping centers set the foundation for SES and its holistic business philosophy. As a promoter of regional development, SES designs individualized concepts tailored to the respective locations.
The core competencies of SES include:
02 Construction Management
03 Leasing (of retail space)
04 Center Management and Facility Management
05 Asset Management
SES is also a service provider for project development, construction management, leasing of retail space, center management and facility management.
CHAN Lai Kiu
Hysan Development Co. Ltd | Director, Design & Project
Dr. Chan is the Director of Design and Project in Hysan Development Co. Ltd. She has just completed the LEED and Beam Plus pre-certified Platinum project, Hysan Place. She used to be a design director in P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd. and won many local and international awards for her projects. She was also the recipient of Hong Kong Young Architect Award. Apart from work, she actively participates in community works and currently being the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Architecture Centre. She is also an artist, teacher and author of a few books.
About Hysan Development Co. Ltd:
Hysan Development Company Limited is a leading property investment, management and development company in Hong Kong with an investment property portfolio of over 4 million square feet of high quality office, retail and residential space. It is the largest commercial landlord in Causeway Bay.
Benoy Limited | Managing Director, East
Simon joined Benoy in the UK in 1986, became Associate in 1988 and a Director in 1997.
He established Benoy's first international operation in Hong Kong in 2002 and is now Managing Director of the Asia region overseeing and leading Benoy's growing Far East & Asia Pacific portfolio.
A qualified architect, and member of the RIBA and ICSC, Simon has been responsible for handling major successes in the region, beginning with the lead design role on the award winning Elements project in Hong Kong.
A noted expert in his field with a strong understanding of retail planning and design, Simon is also an experienced mixed use designer and masterplanner, and he continues to provide design leadership on major commercial mixed-use projects in the region such as ION Singapore, IFC Pudong and ICC
About Benoy Limited:
Benoy is a world-leading international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers with some 500 staff working internationally. The business was founded in 1947 in the UK and opened their Hong Kong office in 2002, since then Benoy has expanded across Asia and the Middle East.
Underpinned by real personality and united by the desire to create the very best, the Benoy Team brings together international experience and local understanding, creative flair and design integrity.
Consequently, Benoy consistently delivers design solutions that are inspiring, enduring, cost effective and commercially sound.
Internationally recognised, Benoy's core philosophy remains simple. Creativity and viability are not mutually exclusive. They are essential and complementary elements of the unique "Benoy Offer".
Benoy's global reputation is built on award-wining projects including Elements in Hong Kong, ION Orchard in Singapore, Shanghai ifc mall, Westfield in London, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, Bluewater in England and the new Hysan Place in Hong Kong.
Cushman & Wakefield (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd | Executive Director, Retail Services
Photo credit: Cathy Qian
James Hawkey is Executive Director for Retail Services at Cushman & Wakefield in China leading a team of over 40 staff across China. He has been involved in China real estate since 1994. Since 2000 he has been with Cushman & Wakefield in roles based in Beijing, London and Chengdu. He has worked with investors on the concept and planning of large scale development projects in many locations across China, and has also worked on large scale location strategy projects with multinational companies. His recent projects include concept development and leasing work for major Chinese and international developers of shopping centers, as well as strategy and expansion projects for major retailers. James graduated from the University of York, is an active member of the ICSC and a regular speaker on China retail issues.
About Cushman & Wakefield:
Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world's major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and assignments. Founded in 1917 it has 243 offices in 60 countries and more than 14,000 employees. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has more than $4 billion in assets under management. In China, Cushman & Wakefield maintains six market-leading offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. More information is available at www.cushmanwakefield.com.