A long path of sustainable growth

Since the listing in 2005 we have almost quadrupled the size of our portfolio.  We followed a path of sustainable growth along which strategic choices were made with a view to the long term.

Having achieved all the targets outlined in the 2016-2018 Business Plan, in November 2018 we presented the new Strategic Plan for the three year period 2019-2021. It’s a plan focused on strengthening the leadership of our shopping centers in their respective catchment areas and it is based mainly on three pillars:

  • Innovation and operational excellence
  • Asset management
  • Financial strategy

“After having built a leading portfolio in Italy, with €1.2 billion invested in 10 years, in this Plan, which takes us through 2021, we will focus even more on strengthnening the positioning of our assets, on the quality of the structures, as well as cutting edge commercial initiatives and marketing which reflects the most recent sector changes”

Claudio Albertini, IGD’s CEO

Our strategy

We can count on a specialized staff, capable of managing all aspects of the business internally:

  • Innovation and operational excellence: lifestyle changes compel us to be increasingly more dynamic in the management of our spaces in order to meet the needs of our customers and our tenants in a timely and adequate manner. Therefore we put great focus on innovation and operational excellence mainly in relation to commercial, marketing and sustainability areas.
For a greater understanding of our most innovative initiatives

Over the next few years we will focus on enhancing the value of our existing portfolio and on the innovations which will allow us to increase traffic in our centers.

  • Asset management: namely the day-to-day operation, as well as the construction, sale, extension and restyling of our properties. The investments planned aim to maintain and increase the quality of the portfolio, favoring innovation, appeal, quality materials, in addition to sustainability.
  • Financial strategy: the company intends to maintain rigorous discipline, in line with the investment grade profile, in order to reduce the cost of debt and have a better access to credit.

Sustainability  permeates all our business strategies. In the 2019-2021 Plan approx €5 million are earmarked for projects which are designed to help us reach our targets for sustainability defined based on the materiality analysis updated in 2017.