Unibail-Rodamco was formed by the merger in 2007 of Unibail and Rodamco Europe. Until the acquisition of the Westfield Group in June 2018, Unibail-Rodamco was the leading listed commercial property company in Continental Europe.
Unibail was created in 1968 by the Worms Group.
In 1992, Unibail chose to become an owner, developer and manager of shopping malls and offices by concentrating on large and non-reproducible assets. Large shopping malls were acquired from 1992 till 1995, then offices (in particular from Vivendi in 1999). In 2000, a congress & exhibition division was formed after the takeover of Paris Expo, part of the congress & exhibition activities of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This formed Viparis in 2008, the European leader in the sector.
Rodamco Europe, present in 14 countries, was formed in 1999 from the split in four units of the Rodamco fund, created by the Robeco group. Rodamco Europe was an investor and an owner of stores and dominant shopping malls in its domestic markets in the Netherlands, Belgium as well as in Scandinavian countries, France, Spain and Central Europe.
Unibail-Rodamco and Westfield Corporation announce the creation of the world’s premier developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations.
Inauguration of the Paris Convention Centre at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles (Paris, France).
Delivery of the Parly 2 shopping center extension project (Le Chesnay, France).
Delivery of a new extension at the Carré Sénart shopping centre (Lieussaint, France).
Inauguration of the Wroclavia shopping centre (Wroclaw, Poland).
Delivery of the extension project at the shopping centre Centrum Chodov (Prague, The Czech Republic).
Unibail-Rodamco launches its new CSR strategy Better Places 2030.
The Group inaugurates the Mixer in its Paris HQ, a space dedicated to innovation. There is an UR Lab and start-ups participate in UR Link.
Inauguration of the new Canopy at Forum des Halles (Paris, France).
The launch of the first season of UR Link, the Group’s start-up accelerator.
Viparis welcomed the United Nations Conference of the Parties, the COP21, at the Parc des Expositions of Paris Le Bourget. It is the largest international conference ever organised.
The shopping centre Ruhr Park (Bochum, Germany) is fully refurbished and a new extension is inaugurated.
Inauguration of Mall of Scandinavia (Stockholm, Sweden).
Inauguration of Polygone Riviera (Cagnes-sur-Mer, France).
The Group receives the 4th consecutive golden award for EPRA’s best practice recommendations.
Unibail-Rodamco completes the disposal of its stake in Comexposium to Charterhouse Capital Partners LPP.
The mixed used project, Triangle 2 (Paris, France), is approved by the Paris City Council.
An important renovation project is delivered at the shopping centre Euralille (Lille, France), the first since its construction in 1944.
Unibail-Rodamco announces the successful placement of €1 Bn of bonds, including a €500 Mn Green bond, and a
€500 Mn convertible bond. It is the first convertible bond with a negative yield issued by a real estate company.
Inauguration of the shopping centre Minto (Möchengladbach, Germany).
Unibail-Rodamco completes the disposal of six French assets to Wereldhave.
Unibail-Rodamco signs an agreement with the City of Hamburg, Germany, to develop Überseequartier - the largest inner-city development project in Europe.
Unibail-Rodamco completes the disposal of six assets to Carmila in France.
Viparis’ portfolio is certified ISO 20121 by Bureau Veritas, a first worldwide.
Inauguration of the office tower Majunga (La Défense, France).
Inauguration of the shopping centre Palais Vest (Recklinghausen, Germany).
Unibail-Rodamco launches an offering of net share settled bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (ORNANE).
Unibail-Rodamco wins the tender for NEO 1 and will develop Mall of Europe (Brussels, Belgium). This will be the Group’s first implementation in Brussels.
Launch of The Unexpected Shopping Campaign across 24 shopping centres in 12 European countries.
Unibail-Rodamco has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the most ethical companies in the world.
Unibail-Rodamco wins the BREEAM Retail category for SO Ouest, the 1st shopping center in Europe to be certified BREEAM “Excellent” in the final stage of construction.
Successful placement of €750 Mn Green Bond for the first time in the real estate sector.
Unibail-Rodamco enters in a new partnership with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on CentrO (Oberhausen,Germany) one of the Europe’s largest and most successful shopping centres.
After a two year refurbishment project, the shopping centre Shopping City Süd (Vienna, Austria) now offers a brand new shopping experience.
Delivery of Aéroville (Paris region, France), a 83,300 m² GLA shopping centre.
The shopping centre Alma (Rennes, France) is completely re-designed with a 10,000 m² GLA new extension.
Launch of the Digital Dream™ at the shopping centre Les 4 Temps. With panoramic LED screens, this innovative media strategy immerses onlookers in poetic content and gives brands a unique opportunity to advertise in a creative way. It is the largest indoor LED screen in Europe.
The shopping centre Täby Centrum (Stockholm, Sweden) inaugurates a new South extension.
Christophe Cuvillier becomes CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Unibail-Rodamco.
The shopping centre Centrum Černý Most (Prague, Czech Republic) opens to the public, after two years of major extension and renovation works.
Unibail-Rodamco celebrates its 40 year listing anniversary on the Paris Stock Exchange. From December 1972 to December 2012, the Group achieved a total annualised shareholder return of 16.4%.
The shopping centre So Ouest opens to the public (Greater Paris, France).
Unibail-Rodamco successfully issues a €500 Mn bond
Unibail-Rodamco successfully launches an offering of net share settled bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (ORNANE)
Launch of the Dining Experience™, the Group’s strategy dedicated to offering customers a spectacular gastronomic experience.
Unibail-Rodamco acquires a 51% stake in the holding company owning 90.4% of mfi AG, Germany’s second largest shopping centre operator, investor and developer. This acquisition marks the start of Unibail-Rodamco’s activities in Germany.
Launch of the 4 Star label strategy, which ensures high standards are met for services across the Group's retail portfolio. The label is externally audited.
Inauguration of Confluence shopping centre (Lyon, France).
The Shareholders' General Meeting approves the exceptional distribution of 20€ / share from the "Contribution Premium".
Unibail-Rodamco becomes a European Company (Societas Europaea) and is now formally known as Unibail-Rodamco SE.
Unibail-Rodamco and the Paris International Chamber of Commerce merge their convention & exhibition activities to form VIPARIS, European and global leader in the industry.
Unibail to become Unibail-Rodamco as a limited liability company with a two-tier governance structure with a Management Board and a Supervisory Board.
Inclusion of Unibail in the CAC 40 index.
Unibail makes a recommended exchange offer for all outstanding Rodamco Europe shares.
Announcement of the merger between Rodamco and Unibail which will create the Leading Pan-European Commercial Property Company.
Unibail and the Whitehall Funds sell Cœur Défense an office complex in La Défense, France. With 350,000 m², it is one of the largest buildings in Europe.
Unibail and CCIP announce a project to merge their convention & exhibition activities.
Guillaume Poitrinal becomes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UNIBAIL.
Following the Annual General Meeting held on April 28, 2005, on the proposition of Léon Bressler, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Unibail, the Board of Directors decides to appoint Guillaume Poitrinal as the new Chief Executive Officer. Léon Bressler will remain Chairman of the Board.
Unibail acquires 100% of the Exposium Group for €232.6 Mn.
Unibail announces an exceptional payout of 23 euros per share by the Board of Directors.
Unibail announces the sale of a 51% equity stake in SCI Karanis, the company that owns the Coeur Defense office complex (La Défense, France) to Whitehall funds (investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs).
Unibail launches the refinancing of Coeur Defense office complex (La Défense, France) via a CMBS issuance totalling €820 Mn with an average life of 6.3 years. The success of this non-recourse financing enables Unibail to extend the average debt maturity and to diversify the company's sources of funding.
Unibail opts for the new tax regime applicable to Listed Property Investment Companies. Unibail will from now on be exempt from taxes on recurring income on capital gains on property sales providing that the company complies with the requirement to pay out 85% of the recurring income in the next year as well as 50% of the realised capital gains within two years.
All the convention & exhibition sites belonging to Unibail are grouped together under the umbrella brand 'Paris Expo'.
Delivery of Cœur Défense ( La Défense, France), Europe's largest office complex
Unibail’s three-for-one stock split to 5€. Conversion of Unibail's share capital into euros.
Unibail decides to give up its 'finance company' status on November 28, 2002.
Unibail takes the control of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (Versailles, France).
Unibail acquires Crossroads Property Company's property assets valued at FF4.7 Bn (more than 716 millions).
Acquisition of a property portfolio worth nearly FF6 Bn (more than €914 Mn) from the Vivendi Group.
Unibail Group becomes General Partner of Crossroads Property Investors investment fund.
Takeover of Arc Union: Unibail becomes self-managed and self-administered. Espace Expansion main shopping centre operator in France becomes its subsidiary.
Unibail's property assets grouped around two core business areas: shopping centres and office properties.
Decisive strengthening (FF +2.2 Bn) of interests in shopping centres: acquisition of the Suez Group portfolio (CFI) and absorption of Price, a real estate company specialised in shopping centres.
Nomination of Léon Bressler as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Partial disposal of FF 2.2 Bn from the leasing financing portfolio.
First stake acquired in a major shopping centre: Les Quatre Temps in Paris-La Défense (23%).
Strategic decision to become a Property Investment Company, resulting in the progressive winding down of lease financing business and giving up of Sicomi status.
First external growth operation: acquisition of Sliminco, one of the two Crédit Lyonnais Sicomis.
Admission to the Paris Stock Market monthly settlement.
Shares first listed on the Paris Stock Market (spot market).
Creation of Unibail as a finance leasing company by the Worms & Cie Group.