London, 31st May 2022
ACROSS is the international and independent trade medium for PLACEMAKING in Europe. The magazine covers topics throughout the entire value chain of modern mixed-use, retail property, high street, and PPP projects. Established in 2008 as a trade journal for the retail real estate industry, this international publication has consistently evolved since then and now meets the thematic requirements and highlights the challenges of modern (retail) projects, with a clear focus on “placemaking”.
The ACROSS Advisory Board’s declared aim is to offer its expertise on topic identification and formulation. The board currently has 27 members and is headed up by Klaus Streibich, former MD (Leasing) of German Shopping Centre group, ECE. There will be a semi-annual discussion process, whereby the advisory board identifies the challenges and opportunities that the industry faces, and what burning problems and emerging trends they see.
Ibrahim comments: “I am delighted to be joining the ACROSS advisory board and to be part of such an esteemed group of professionals. I look forward to exploring new ideas as a response to the significant changes we are witnessing in consumerism, retail and placemaking”.
He continues: “However, I believe we have not seen anything yet! With the seismic shifts in the relationship between people, brands and places and changes in our town centres as a consequence of the pandemic, inequality and the climate crises, it’s not enough to think out of the box, we need to discard the box and think differently!”
”The times are as challenging for the retail and placemaking industry as they are exciting. Therefore, we at ACROSS strongly believe in collaboration between all stakeholders. The mix of expertise from all different areas that our industry has to offer makes the ACROSS Board unique and the perfect place to discuss the future of the industry. Ibrahim Ibrahim is without a doubt one of the leading experts in Retail Design in Europe. I am very happy to have Ibrahim on the ACROSS Advisory Board and to learn from his expertise,” said Reinhard Winiwarter, Founder and Publisher of ACROSS.
Note to Editors – Portland Design
Established in 1987, Portland Design is a London-based, multi-disciplinary design agency and one of the most forward-thinking practices in the world.
We are a collective of creative individuals strong on research and insights, brand communications, retail masterplanning, public realm design, signage and wayfinding and retail and F&B design. In November 2015 Portland was acquired by US architectural firm, Perkins & Will which means we also have access to a full range of architectural services on a global basis.
Clients (past & present) include British Land, CBRE Global Investors, Coima, Ellandi, Legal & General Investment Management, Oxford Properties, Coima, Heathrow Airport, HMSHost, HS2, Nestlé, Roundhill Capital, Transport for London, Unilever and Vienna International Airport.
Note to Editors – ACROSS Magazine
ACROSS is an international and independent trade medium for PLACEMAKING in Europe. The magazine covers topics throughout the entire value chain of modern mixeduse, retail property, high street, and PPP projects. ACROSS was established in 2008 as a trade journal for the retail real estate industry. The magazine’s editorial coverage includes interviews and experts’ opinions, the latest developments and trends in the retail sector, trends from the entertainment sector, gastronomy, and leisure, as well as news from individual markets.