ECE was founded in 1965 by mail-order pioneer Prof. Werner Otto (1909-2011)
and is owned by the Otto family. Since 2000, the company founder’s son, Alexander Otto,
has been heading the company. Hamburg-based ECE has been developing, building, leasing
out, and managing large commercial properties in the business areas Shopping, Office, Traffic,
and Industries and is European market leader in the field of inner-city shopping centers.