ECE was founded by Werner Otto in 1965 and is still family owned with Alexander Otto as CEO. ECE develops, plans, builds, leases out, and manages large commercial real estate in the sectors shopping, office, industries.
The company is European market leader with 199 managed shopping centers and activities in 12 countries.
Moreover, ECE is also active as investor. Every day, more than 4.3 million customers are visiting ECE shopping galleries in which around 21,000 retail tenants are offering their goods and services.