Madrid. 28 February 2017 – NEINVER, a Spanish company specialised in investment, development and management of property assets—the second-largest operator of outlet centres in Europe and the largest in Spain and Poland—has successfully completed BREEAM In-Use recertification of all the outlet centres in Europe under the company’s management for a minimum of 2 years, in keeping with its commitment to sustainability. Scores rose at 92% of the centres, reinforcing the excellent sustainability and energy efficiency of the company’s asset management, and its commitment to ongoing improvement.
As early as 2013, NEINVER positioned itself as a benchmark in sustainable management when it became the first operator to earn BREEAM In-Use certification for its whole outlet portfolio in Europe. The company has proved its commitment by renewing its certificates and certifying three new centres. In all, the process involved assessing 18 centres in 2016 and early 2017.
For the first time, the company earned BREEAM In-Use certification for Nassica in Spain, and for FACTORY Annopol and Futura Park Wroclaw in Poland.
In Spain, the five The Style Outlets centres—Getafe, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Las Rozas, Coruña and Sevilla (1)—received an “Excellent” rating for building management. In addition, the Nassica Retail and Leisure Park, whose management NEINVER assumed two years ago, has earned BREEAM In-Use certification for the first time, also with a rating of “Excellent.”
In Poland, certification was renewed for five centres—Galeria Malta, FACTORY Ursus, FACTORY Poznan, FACTORY Krakow and FACTORY Wroclaw (1)—all of which earned a “Very Good” rating for their management. In addition, FACTORY Annopol and Futura Park Wroclaw received the BREEAM In-Use seal for the first time, both with a rating of “Very Good.”
In Italy, the two centres that the company manages—Vicolungo The Style Outlets and Castel Guelfo The Style Outlets—boosted their building-management rating from “Good” to “Very Good.”
In Portugal, Vila do Conde The Style Outlets also renewed its certification, increasing its rating from “Good” to “Very Good” since 2013.
Lastly, Zweibrücken The Style Outlets (1) in Germany maintained its management rating of “Good” and building-design rating of “Very Good” under the company’s supervision.
The renewal process did not include Roppenheim The Style Outlets in France, whose certification was renewed in 2015, making it the first outlet centre in Europe to obtain a rating of “Outstanding” for building management. The centre is nominated for 2017 BREEAM Awards’ Retail In-Use category, which recognises the best BREEAM In-Use certified buildings in the sector.
NEINVER’s commitment to sustainable management
In line with its long-term commitment to sustainability, NEINVER manages its centres according to strict criteria for environmental management and energy efficiency, which are increasingly a priority for both operators and investors and one of the challenges the sector now faces. The company has strengthened its position by implementing management policies and systems to ensure its properties’ sustainability, and pioneered the adoption of BREEAM standards in every phase of its assets’ development. NEINVER also works with the brands that operate in its centres by sharing best practices for sustainability.
(1) Centers under NEINVER’s management until late 2016 or early 2017.