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Mills Wins GM Portfolio on Merit, not Money
Last month, Mills Corp. beat out a long list of bidders for the General Motors Pension Trust portfolio of malls. But the Arlington, Va.-based REIT's victory
Henri Heads West
Limited Brands could be making another attempt to roll out its Henri Bendel brand nationwide. Limited is opening a new store at Easton Town Center in
Dick's Wins A New Trophy
In a move heavily influenced by real estate strategy, retailer Dick's Sporting Goods is paying $307 million for competitor Galyan's. The Galyan's portfolio
Simon's New Growth Outlet
Simon Property Group has shifted its expansion strategy into the premium factory outlet segment with its recent $4.8 billion acquisition of the 16.6 million-square-foot
A lot has changed in my hometown of Montgomery, Ala., since I left for college 10 years ago. Known as the cradle of the Confederacy and the birthplace
General Growth's Gamble
General Growth's high-rolling purchase of the Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas may be a gamble, some analysts say. The Chicago-based REIT is paying $766
Westfield America's top two executives aren't sweating over the influence of lifestyle centers on U.S. retail. In fact, they thumb their noses at the
After 31 years in the business and 5 million square feet of GLA developed, Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hopkins Real Estate Group is ready to become less
The Buddy System
After four years of false starts and close calls, this February Steve Hopkins finally found the partner he needed to fuel a new growth period at his Newport
Toys "R" Us, Footstar woes benefit Foot Locker, Office Depot
Office Depot announced plans to purchase 124 former Kids "R" Us Stores from troubled conglomerate Toys "R" Us for $197 million, but only 50 or 60 of those
REIT CEOs Reveal Plans for 2004
Seventy-two companies are attending Smith Barney's REIT CEO conference in Florida this week, making presentations to investors about the state of their
Can a buxom babe in a cottontail costume still attract a crowd of men, even in an age when bare breasts are flashed for free on the Internet and during
Torn Between Two Rivals
Last month in Orange County Supreme Court, The Wet Seal sued Greg Scott, former president of the company's upscale Arden B. division, after he become
Acadia: A Distressed Retailer's New Best Friend
Acadia Realty Trust is taking the offense in its dealings with troubled retailers. The White Plains, N.Y.-based REIT, which has a history of turning dark
Consumers fell in love with electronic strip gift cards this holiday season. Sales rose an estimated 18 percent to $43.5 billion for the entire year.
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