Taubman Asia received the Excellence Management Company Award and Peter Sharp acceptedthe Outstanding Industry Leader Award at the 2019 Mall China Golden Mall Awards Ceremony
(September 10th, 2019) During the 17th Annual Conference of the Mall China International Forum and Asia-Pacific Retail Innovation Leadership Summit, Taubman Asia won the Excellence Management Company Award at the 2019 Mall China Golden Mall Awards for its outstanding development and operation of the two CityOn projects. In addition, Peter Sharp, President of Taubman Asia, was honored with the Outstanding Industry Leader for his professional recognition and significant contribution to the development of shopping malls in China and Asia.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Taubman Asia opened the first mall in Chinain April 2016, CityOn.Xi'an Shopping Center, jointly developed by Taubman Asia and Wangfujing Group. The mall fully demonstrated the integration of Chinese and Western culturein terms of design, and brand mix, not to mention its world class facilities and caring services enjoyed by consumers and the industry alike. After three years of operation, CityOn.Xi'an is still recognized as the pioneer in emerging technology partnerships and innovative services.
In March 2017, the two joint venture partners launched their second project, CityOn.Zhengzhou Shopping Center. Since its opening, the mall has debuted numerous initiatives in central China, being the first shopping center to provide parking spots exclusively for females, opened the first Victoria’s Secret’s full range anchor store , the first Wooderful Life pop-up store, the first dinosaur fossil exhibition to name but a few.
Both CityOn projects have maintained a solid growth in sales and footfall volumes, and launched successful O2O services and innovative partnerships. CityOn.Xi’an collaborated with China’s first and largest online audio library platform, Himalaya, to launch the first offline store in the mall. It further partnered with food delivery giant Ele.me to setup nation’s first “Home for Riders” rest area for the delivery crew in return for promoting the mall’s F&B tenants and directing online orders to CityOn. . Meanwhile CityOn.Zhengzhou cooperated with Zhang Zhong Jing Pharmacy, the No.1 pharmacy in Henan province, and opened the first self-serviced dispensary kiosk in the mall.
Taubman’s nearly 70 years’ expertise in shopping centers enables it to manage assets and provide services with a consumer-oriented focus, create a compelling environment for retailers as well as offering entrepreneurial and innovative services. Taubman Asia is the wholly owned subsidiary of Taubman and established since 2005.Peter Sharp joined Taubman Asia in 2017. He is responsible for the operations of the two CityOn developments in China and Starfield Hanam in South Korea. He also leads the growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, which currently includes Starfield Anseong that is under development in South Korea.
The China Shopping Center Development Association of Mall China (“Mall China”) is founded in 2002 and has over 1,000 institutional members to date. Mall China is the country’s first shopping center industry platform for sharing information and encouraging cooperation between industry players. It is also a founding member of the Council of Asian Shopping Centers.
About Taubman Asia
Taubman Asia is a subsidiary of U.S. Mall operator Taubman Centers - a leader in the shopping center industry. Taubman Asia is the platform for Taubman Centers' expansion into China and South Korea and focuses on owning, managing, and/or leasing high-quality and sustainable retail real estate projects in Asia that leverage Taubman's strong retail planning design and operational capabilities. For more information about Taubman Asia, visit www.taubmanasia.com.
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