German Council of Shopping Centers e.V.

The GCSV e.V. is a lobby of the commercial property and shopping center industry focusing on retail. Klaus Striebich, the letting division CEO of ECE, is a Board Member of the GCSC. Here, companies in the commercial property, entertainment, financing, center management, marketing, architecture, development, and analyses industry sectors join with retailers in a versatile lobby. The German Council of Shopping Centers e.V. advances and promotes the interests of its member base that comprises more than 500 members; it takes an opinion forming role to the world; organizes events, informs the public and establishes business connections. Moreover, diverse services are offered to its members.

Gesellschaft für Immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung e.V.

The gif e.V. takes an interdisciplinary approach in its retail property industry research. It fosters the combination of theory and practice in the retail property industry and at advancing the European and worldwide dimension of research. Common to the gif e.V. members is their opinion that Germany needs a web of communication between the market participants and also an information and discussion forum for questions of common interests. The members of gif e.V. have been united by their interest in retail property; therefore, the association operates as a non-profit organization exclusively for public benefit. The members have various services at their disposal.