German Council of Shopping Centers e.V. (GCSC)

The German Council of Shopping Centers e.V. (GCSC) is the only association in Germany representing the interests of retail property owners.

More than 730 member companies from the areas of development and analysis, financing, centre management, architecture, retail properties, retailers and marketing specialists create an active group that's an ideal network for retail property owners and industry players. With round 1 million employees and directly affected service providers, the GCSC member companies represent a nationally important business branch.


Forum Centermanagement 2017

SAVE the DATE January 26th / 27th 2017 in Frankfurt

Combined with the New Year's Reception & Innovation award the Forum Center Management takes also place in Frankfurt. Now you have the opportunity to visit both events! More information will follow soon.


Innovation award & New Year's Reception

We warmly invite you to the GCSC New Year's Reception and to the award ceremony of the 5th Innovation Retail Award on January 26th 2017 in Frankfurt.

In combination the Forum Center Management will take place as well. This gives you the chance to visit both events. We will share shortly more information here.



Christine Hager speaks at the Retail 4.0 Congress of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group at the German Parliament

Where and how do we buy in the future and what does this mean for industry, city and country? GCSC board member Christine Hager, opens the discussion panel to around 200 specialists from all over Germany. The GCSC alone had activated round about 60 members and thus made a strong picture of the industry visible. With two visions, Christine Hager looked into the year 2030 and used provocative terms like "online trading tax" or "digital tax" as well as the demand that "the online trade of the future commits itself to bear an equal share of the social costs as it does the stationary trade today", decisive points for the subsequent, lively discussion.


Issue 05: Trust

  • Softening the assortment list is a very clearly the wrong path
  • Policy must give more freedom to retailers
  • A holistic approach is the basis for successful investments in shopping centers
  • Is the "day of work rest and the spiritual edification" still contemporary?