‘No man is an island’. A saying we are all no doubt familiar with, and one which underlines that most of us live as part of a community. We live in neighbourhoods – in big cities, in the suburbs or in outlying towns and villages. Naturally, the most important element is the people, but communities also need facilities, and often at their heart is a shopping center where local residents meet and catch up on the local news while indulging their retail habits. It is vital that such centers offer a pleasant but practical experience, and that they blend into and support the local environment. Retail property is the specialty of Garigal Asset Management GmbH.