SES spar european shopping centers

About Us

WHO WE ARE

Developer, Center Manager, and Retail Real Estate Partner

SES Spar European Shopping Centers is a developer, builder, and operator of large-scale, mixed-use properties, with an emphasis on retail and services. SES currently manages 30 shopping locations in six Central and Southern European countries. In Austria and Slovenia, SES is the market leader in large-scale shopping centers.

As a service to external partners, SES also offers its know-how in the areas of project development, construction management, leasing of shop space, as well as asset, center, and facility management for shopping centers. Observing a holistic approach and high quality standards, SES creates customized, successful, and unique shopping destinations.

We embody the Spirit of Retailing, and it sets us apart. Our roots are in retail – and that is what shapes us. We are a subsidiary of the SPAR Austria Group, which, with its three corporate pillars, has enjoyed decades of success as a Central European retail group: food trade (SPAR, INTERSPAR), sporting goods (Hervis), and shopping centers (SES). We incorporate solid know-how in retail, and a special flair for the people who shop and work at SES shopping malls, into the design of a shopping center.

Urban Market Places With a Recreational Factor: The locations within SES’s portfolio comprise neighborhood centers and district centers, as well as mixed-use downtown quarters, supraregional shopping magnets, and a managed shopping street.

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Facts and Figures

Over 100 million visitors

In 2020, SES centers boasted over 100 million visitors.

2.45 billion euros

In 2020, retail partners at SES centers generated gross sales in the amount of 2.45 billion euros.

820,000 m² GLA

Attractive shop spaces at popular, urban, mixed-use shopping destinations, including neighborhood and district centers, supraregional shopping magnets and a managed shopping street

389 employees

A total of 389 employees work at the SES headquarters in Salzburg, at the country offices, and as part of center management teams.

1,800 retail partners

Shops, restaurants, and service outlets are pivotal to our success: from local heroes to internationally successful brands.

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 tenants. We act sensibly and create places where people feel good.

 

Urbanity is the big issue of the future. 95% of our centers are located in urban areas
Johann Felser
Chief Executive Officer

Vision & Mission

Professional in Local Supply

Attractive grocery stores are a valuable anchor for any location. Together with pharmacies, bakers, hairdressers, flower shops, dry cleaners, and post offices, our centers form part of a reliable local supply network.

Our Goal

Vibrant meeting places, featuring timeless, modern architecture and fashionable retail, restaurant, service, and entertainment offers that make life a bit more colorful.

Our Philosophy

We aim to meet the requirements of our customers and retailers in the best possible ways. Commercial cities and regions benefit from the pull of our popular meeting places.

We Love Innovation.

We live innovation, whether it’s about the shop mix and architecture, via new technologies, in our customer communication, or via urban facilities at our centers.

Established Retail Locations

We develop centers in which retail has traditionally taken place and focus on locations in city centers.

Popular in the Regions

We attach particular importance to integrating our malls into their environments and aligning them to the local requirements in a best possible manner. Local events and cooperations connect us to people.

Successful Together

We want to be the Number 1 in the region. Urbanity, long-term partnerships, mutual trust and qualified investment decisions are at the heart of our strategy for success.

This is SES

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International Award Winner

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: ICSC European Award 2017, Warsaw, Poland

EUROPARK in Salzburg gained was granted an award in the “Established Shopping Centers” category by the International Council of Shopping Centers. The award is only presented to centers that received an ICSC award shortly after their opening and that performed extraordinarily well in all areas for at least 10 years thereafter.

WEBERZEILE: ICSC Regeneration Award 2017, Warsaw, Poland

WEBERZEILE and the town of Ried in the Innkreis district won the “ICSC Regeneration Award 2017”, by which the ICSC honors centers that have been opened within the European region within the prior two years and that have been acting as pioneers in making downtown areas more attractive.

MURPARK: ICSC European Shopping Center Award 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

MURPARK gained the ICSC European Shopping Center Award in the “Established Centers” category. The Graz-based shopping center convinced the jury via its well thought-out traffic concept, which was established via a public-private partnership with the city of Graz, as well as the infrastructure and the quality of stay.

Q19: Certificate of Merit 2008 / Design & Development Awards, Phoenix, USA

In 2008, Q19 ranked among the world’s top three shopping centers in the “Shopping Center of less than 15,000 Square Meters” category.

MURPARK: MAPIC Retail Future Project Award 2005, Cannes, France

MURPARK in Graz won the “MAPIC – Retail Future Project Award 2005” as part of the global competition organized by the “Plaza” trade journal. In the “Best Shopping Center Near a Transport Hub” category, MURPARK achieved an impressive second place.

FISCHAPARK: Austrian Event Award 2016, Austria

Every year, the Austrian Event Award acknowledges Austria’s best events. For the glamorous Golden Opening of FISCHAPARK Wiener Neustadt, SES Spar European Shopping Centers received a Bronze award in the ”Corporate Public Events“ category.

EUROPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

In May 2014, EUROPARK won the coveted Gold Award in Amsterdam for its innovative “Poetry Peep – the world’s smallest theater” project. The prize is awarded every year to honor outstanding marketing achievements in the shopping center industries in Europe and South Africa.

CITYPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2013, London, UK

CITYPARK Graz won the ICSC Solal Marketing Gold Award in the “Cause-related Marketing” category for a sustainable competition amongst school classes. The award is one of the most prestigious quality seals in the industry.

VARENA: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2013, London, UK

VARENA won the international ICSC Solal Marketing Silver Award in the “Public Relations” category. The award was granted in acknowledgment of the spectacular implementation of the world’s biggest candy mosaic at VARENA.

VARENA: Guinness World Records 2012, Austria

VARENA is entered in the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s biggest candy mosaic.

CITYPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2011, Istanbul, Turkey

CITYPARK Graz won the ICSC Solal Marketing Award in the “Alternative Revenue” category. As the first house music club integrated into a shopping center, “I love IBIZA Clubbing” makes history above the roofs of Graz and contributes to the success of CITYPARK.

ZIMBAPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2011, Istanbul, Turkey

ZIMBAPARK received the ICSC Solal Marketing Award in the “Sales Promotion & Event” category. Customers modeled for photo artists, and the large-scale photographs formed Vorarlberg’s biggest photo exhibition, which was shown for many weeks.

SILLPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2010, Lisbon, Portugal

In 2010, SILLPARK won the ICSC Solal Marketing Award in the “Alternative Revenue” category. It was the only Austrian shopping center that the International Council of Shopping Centers honored for the nationwide, family-centered initiative “Child & Co.”.

IPERCITY: Guinness World Record™ 2010, Padua, Italy

Together with its customers, IPERCITY created the world’s biggest photo album, which made it into the Guinness Book of Records as a group world record.

ATRIO: ICSC Solal Marketing Silver Award 2009, Las Vegas, USA

In 2009, ATRIO won the ICSC Solal Marketing Silver Award in the “Sales, Promotion & Events” category, demonstrating that SES sets international standards, not only in architecture and sustainability, but also in terms of location marketing.

FISCHAPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Gold Award 2009, Austria

In Vienna, FISCHAPARK is honored with the ICSC Solal Marketing Gold Award in the “B2B Communication” category for its “Employee Program and 1st Employee Award” project.

EUROPARK: ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2008, Prague, Czech Republic

In Prague, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) honored EUROPARK Salzburg with the “Solal Marketing Award” for its “Piano Days” marketing campaign.

Climate Active Mobile Project Partner

In 2021, SES was awarded the title of “Climate Active Mobile Project Partner” by the Austrian Ministry of Climate Protection. We have actively invested in the installation of e-charging stations in the parking areas of our shopping centers for a number of years, and we intend to install 21 additional charging points to the 130 e-charging stations we currently have by the end of 2022.

Q19: OekoBusiness (ÖkoProfit) 2017 to 2021, Vienna, Austria

In 2017, Q19 was the first shopping center in Vienna to complete the ÖkoProfit module, and continues to do so until today. The former ÖkoProfit module has become OekoBusiness and is geared towards decreasing costs of operation, for example, via the efficient use of resources and raw materials, as well as the reduction of waste.

VARENA: BREEAM In-use: EXCELLENT, Austria

In 2013, VARENA submitted itself to BREEAM AT In-use certification of existing premises. In 2017, the excellent result was surpassed in the context of the BREEAM In-use recertification: since then the center now ranks as “excellent” with regard to both its operational management and its building performance.

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

In 2009, ATRIO received the Best-of-the-Best Award for Sustainable Design in Las Vegas (USA), confirming its position as the world’s most sustainable shopping center in its category. Within a short time, it had become a role model in terms of sustainability and ecologically responsible behavior.

ATRIO: TRIGOS, 2009, Austria

In 2009, ATRIO was awarded the TRIGOS in the “Society” category in acknowledgment of its social and ecological commitment, in particular, its unique technology of resource-saving energy generation.

ATRIO: ICSC ReSource Award 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ATRIO won the ReSource Award 2008, which honors sustainable behavior in the fields of environment, social affairs, and economic efficiency. Operator SES was the first, and only, European developer to receive the ReSource Award 2008.

Q19: ICSC ReSource Award 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Q19 won the ReSource Award 2008, which honors sustainable behavior in the fields of environment, social affairs, and economic efficiency. Operator SES was the first, and only, European developer that received the ReSource Award 2008.

EUROPARK: ICSC Sustainable Design Award 2007, Phoenix, USA

In December 2007, EUROPARK won the Sustainable Design Award for sustainable construction, making it the most sustainable shopping center in its category.

EUROPARK: “Family-friendly Company”, 2006, Austria

In 2006, the center was awarded the title “Family-friendly Company”. Special emphasis was placed in flexible working time models as well as corporate childcare facilities. The State of Salzburg honors companies that are particularly family-friendly and act as pioneers in the development of new work-life-balance models.

ATRIO: ICSC Int. Design and Development Award 2008, Phoenix, USA

ATRIO was awarded the most prestigious prize in its industry as the most innovative shopping center in 2008. The international jury was particularly impressed by the intercultural concept of “senza confini” that ATRIO has implemented at the border triangle of Austria, Slovenia, and Italy. The concept was planned and implemented by SES, all the way from the architectural design to the creation of flyers.

Q19: ICSC Int. Design and Development Award 2008, Phoenix, USA

In the competition for the ICSC International Design and Development Award 2008, Q19 ranked among the top three in the “Shopping Centers of less than 15,000 square meters” category. The Vienna-based shopping quarter convinced the international jury with its concept of social sustainability.

EUROPARK: ICSC Int. Design and Development Award 2007, Phoenix, USA

EUROPARK was awarded the most prestigious industry prize in its category, as the world’s best shopping center in 2007. In addition to its well thought-out and functional architectural design, it was mainly its service, leisure, and cultural facilities, as well as its social activities, that made it into a vital district center.

MAX.CENTER: Certificate of Merit/ICSC Int. Design and Development Award 2006

The unique architecture of MAX.CENTER Wels was honored in 2006, when the center received the “Certificate of Merit” in the context of the ”30th International Design and Development Award“ by the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).

EUROPARK: Salzburg Provincial Architecture Awards 1998, Austria

Just after its opening, EUROPARK Salzburg was awarded the Salzburg Provincial Architecture Awards, via which the Salzburg government supports and acknowledges exemplary performance in the field of architecture within the federal state.

EUROPARK: Austrian Builder Award 1998, Austria

EUROPARK Salzburg was awarded the Austrian Builder Award 1998 in Graz. The Austrian Builder Award is an architectural award that the Central Association of Austrian Architects has been giving out since 1967.

SES: ReSource Award 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

SES Spar European Shopping Centers was the first, and only, European developer to receive the ReSource Award 2008.

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