SES Spar European Shopping Centers


We create vibrant market places.

Our business: We are specialized in the successful development, construction management, and operation of retail properties of international standard. SES offers its know-how in these core competences as services to retail property owners. In addition, and for selected projects only, SES offers investment opportunities to third parties. In Austria, SES is by far the largest operator of shopping centers, both with regard to the number of locations and to GLA. The company operates 31 shopping destinations in Europe, of which 16 malls, one retail park and one managed shopping street in Austria alone. SES malls feature an above-average sales density and rank among Austria’s best. As a part of the SPAR Group, SES is responsible for the letting as well as for construction and facility management for the Interspar and Maximarkt hypermarkets.

What We Offer



Center management

Asset management

Promotion Areas

Our Portfolio

SES manages 31 shopping locations in Central and Southern Europe.

What we offer our partners

Services & competences

This is SES

ALEJA wins ECSP Design and Development Award 2023

ALEJA has won the international award of the European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP) in the category “New center developments over 15,000 to 45,000 square meters”.

The power of real shopping experiences

True to its motto “Never be boring”, SES creates vibrating living spaces that are highly relevant to our customers. Urban, central, and dynamic: We are an integral part of our customers’ daily lives and represent the power of brick-and-mortar retail.

Energie management system

All SES locations in Austria, Slovenia, and Italy operate with an energy management system certified according to ISO 50001:2018 by TÜV AUSTRIA. This allows us to further optimize the already very energy-efficient operation of our malls.

corporate social responsibility

Sustainable activity has been part of our corporate DNA at SES for many years. Many SES centers have received several awards for their commitment to CSR. We do more than simply implement required standards. We apply a forward-looking approach to putting in place energy-saving and energy-efficient measures.

climate active mobil project partner

SES has been investing in e-charging stations for years and use 100 per cent green electricity from renewable energy sources. For this we were awarded the title of “klimaaktiv mobil project partner” by the Austrian Ministry of Climate Protection.

ALEJA Ljubljana wins Global RLI Award 2021

The most recent Slovenian center has received the worldwide Shopping Center Award in the “International Shopping Center – New Build” category. The award is in recognition of the particularly high level of customer focus to be found at the mixed-use ALEJA center.

Certified Hygiene Concept

Healthy and safe through the pandemic: The hygiene management concept SES has established at its centers has been certified by TÜV Austria, making SES the first company in the retail properties sector to achieve such certification.

Shopping meets architecture