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Specialized market star industry prize awarded for the 4th time

This week, the industry prizes for exemplary specialist markets and specialist market centers in the categories of new construction, refurbishment, mixed use and the special prize of the jury were awarded. The organizers are the dfv Conference Group, a subsidiary of the dfv media group, and Heuer Dialog. The winners were first honored in the digital award ceremony on Monday, after which the organizers personally presented the trophies and certificates.

Category new building: Kaufland
The specialist store star in the new building category went to Kaufland for the new building in Bergkamen : Christian Zehnpfenning (Head of Expansion Germany, Kaufland) accepted the award. The jury particularly praised the attractive location: the open architecture, the spacious design of the specialist departments and the new food court concept guarantee a comprehensive shopping experience.

Refurbishment category: Rewe
Rewe received an award for the Alteotton Flöha retail park: Christian Schneider, Head of Real Estate / Expansion, Rewe Group, accepted the Star Retailer in the Refurbishment category. The integration of the retail trade into the listed complex of the former cotton mill has been particularly successful. In this way, the old building fabric has been developed into a functional and contemporary retail location that creates a lot of traffic.

Mixed Use category: Ulanenpark
The Uhlan Park project in Bamberg was awarded the specialist store Star in the Mixed Use category: The jury praised the coherent overall concept: The Uhlan Park represents the start of urban district development an ecologically valuable multi-use building with a high-quality green facade, complete green roof and modern architectural language. The award went to Johannes Pohl, Managing Director, Sontowski & Partner.

Special prize: Funding association diva x hilft eV
The special prize of the jury was given to the sponsoring association diva x hilft eV from Munich: The jury honored the initiators Michèle Stöckel and Franziska Justl as heroes of retail in the Corona crisis . Stöckel and Justl work pro bono for social projects in their free time and on vacation as cashiers in retail: they donated their wages to social projects such as the Munich outpatient children's hospice and the Münchner Tafel e. V.
The construction of a retail park center is an interdisciplinary task and requires cooperation that is beneficial for everyone involved. The industry award honors companies that are successfully breaking new ground in a saturated retail property market. With the Fachmarkt Stars, successful trendsetters such as project developers, property owners and tenants get a stage to present their innovative concepts.

Municipalities, investors, tenants and customers value properties that function over the long term. Three such projects are awarded annually as part of the German Specialist Real Estate Congress. With the award, a jury made up of specialists honors actors who promote quality awareness in the industry.

“Baukultur is gaining in importance in the specialist real estate industry. A sophisticated architecture and a thoughtful conception can turn a specialty store location into a brand and thus ensure the sustainable success of all those involved, ”says Johannes Blank, Managing Director of Blank Real Estate, juror and co-initiator of the award, which the organizers Heuer Dialog and dfv Conference Group for the fourth time.

Nominees and award winners 2020/2021:

New building category
Finalists: Edeka Nolte in Wiesbaden, Kaufland in Bergkamen and REWE-Markt Rainer Boie in Harsefeld
Prize winner: Kaufland in Bergkamen
Laudator: Martin Bressem, _blaenk
Refurbishment category
Finalists: Aller Center (famila) in Celle; Specialist market center old cotton in Flöha and northwest center in Garbsen
Award winner: Specialist market center for old cotton in Flöha
Laudator: Dr. Christine Lemaitre
Mixed Use category
Finalists: Rewe Markt Tobias Buchner in Landshut, Ulanenpark in Bamberg and Voltapark E-Werk Bockenheim in Frankfurt
Prize winner: Ulanenpark in Bamberg
Laudator: Michael Garstka
Special prize of the jury
Prize winner: Friends of diva x hilft eV
Laudator: Dr. Angelus Bernreuther

The jury was composed of:

Dr. Angelus Bernreuther, Kaufland Service (trade)
Martin Bressem, _blaenk (Start-up Innovations)
Johannes Blank, Blank Real Estate (initiator)
Jörn Burghardt, formerly Hahn Group (Asset Management)
Michael Garstka, LIST Develop Commercial (project development)
Michaela Hauser, ATP Architects Engineers (architecture)
Dr. Christine Lemaitre, German Society for Sustainable Building - DGNB eV (Sustainability)
State Councilor Gabriele Nießen, City of Bremen (municipalities)
Christoph v. Schwanenflug, Immobilien Zeitung (trade press)

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