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Under existing service contracts, the Executive Board of Deutsche EuroShop AG is continuously briefed about the business performance of individual property companies. Financial statements and financial control reports are submitted on a quarterly basis for each shopping center, with medium-term corporate plans submitted annually. The Executive Board regularly reviews and analyses these reports, using the following information in particular to assess the level of risk:

  1. Portfolio properties
    • Trends in accounts receivable
    • Occupancy rates
    • Retail sales trends in the shopping centers
    • Variance against projected income from the properties
  2. Centers under construction
    • Pre-letting levels
    • Construction status
    • Budget status

Risks are identified by observing issues and changes that deviate from the original plans and budgets. The systematic analysis of economic data such as consumer confidence and retail sales trends is also incorporated into risk management. The activities of competitors are also monitored continually.

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