Leveraging the Power of Data Mesh for Eurocommercial Properties

Client and Challenge

Eurocommercial Properties (ECP), a leading company in the real estate industry that owns, manages, and develops shopping centers in Europe, grappled with rising demand for reporting stemming from standard business activities and external obligations such as ESG reporting. As ECP progresses towards becoming a more datadriven organization, its current data infrastructure has begun to hit scalability limits, thus impairing its ability to efficiently cater to the rising need for insights from the business. Additional challenges included siloed data, ineffective processes, minimal data governance, and limited flexibility. After sessions about the theory of Data Mesh that Latitude hosted, the core question for the project was:

How could ECP leverage data mesh principles to overcome these hurdles, gather insights, and turn them into valuable, actionable strategies?


In this initial phase, we embarked on an exploratory journey to comprehend the current state of affairs regarding endusers, technology, and business processes. We defined problem statements, identified bottlenecks in the technical landscape, and explored potential solutions that align with the principles of Data Mesh and ECPs operational strategy. This work laid the groundwork for an expansive effort to transform ECPs data architecture and operations towards a more scalable, decentralized, and selforganizing paradigm.


Our approach consisted of technical sessions, enduser sessions, Problem Statement Canvases, and Use Case Canvases. The Discovery Sprint allowed us to design the asis architectural overviews, define architectural bottlenecks, and establish a connection between Data Mesh theory and ECPs practice.


Our collaboration with ECP led to the definition of concrete steps toward a successful Data Mesh transformation. We proposed tech, process, and people initiatives. Tech initiatives included modernizing Data Architecture, creating a Data Catalog, and setting up Row Level Security in their reporting environment. The process initiatives consisted of developing Data Products, putting Domain Users in the Drivers Seat, and standardizing the Data Product Lifecycle. People initiatives involved setting up Multidisciplinary Teams and forming a Central Governance Team.

In conclusion Our approach at Eurocommercial Properties demonstrates how implementing data mesh principles can overcome scalability constraints, siloed data, ineffective processes, and limited flexibility. Our datadriven solution, incorporating tech, process, and people initiatives, has set the stage for a scalable, decentralized, and selforganizing paradigm that addresses ECPs growing need for reporting and insights. This transformation highlights the power of effective data governance in driving organizational efficiency and value generation in the retail real estate sector.

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