Curt Hazlett

Curt
Hazlett
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CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
Where's retail development headed these days? RED Development is drawing a pretty good roadmap. There's Cornerstone of Leawood, a lifestyle center on
FROM BOTOX TO BOWLING
The past year has brought a flood of new concepts to the market, enough to keep brokers, tenant reps and owners happily occupied for some time to come. Why the burst of innovation? In part, it reflects a better retailing climate. There are dozens of examples of emerging retail stars, but here are six standouts
When The Wind Blows
When Hurricane Charley slammed into Florida's Charlotte County Aug. 13, its 145-mph winds jackhammered everything in sight. By the time it moved north,
ONE LESS REIT
Call it the summer of spending When General Growth Properties announced last month that it would acquire the venerable Rouse Co. in a deal worth $12.6
General Growth Drops $12 Billion On Rouse
Even in a season of big deals, General Growth's $12 billion acquisition of Rouse stands out. One clear reason is price. General Growth agreed to pay $67.50 a share for the Columbia, Md.-based Rouse, a 33 percent premium over the REIT's previous close, and also agreed to assume $5.4 billion in Rouse debt
ABRACADABRA: Maximize Your Operations Budget
Shoppers are a demanding bunch. They expect top-rung stores and a choice between pizza and pan-fried dumplings for lunch, but their list of wants goes far beyond that. They want good air conditioning on a sweltering day. Security that shields them from wannabe hoodlums. A parking lot free of broken glass. And, whether they realize it or not, effective marketing that encourages them to spend money. Center managers know all this. They also know how expensive it is these days to provide such services
LVMH: Luxury's International Name
Recessions come and recessions go, but luxury never goes completely out of style, even if sales were subdued following the September 11 tragedy. Some
NOW BOARDING
Ed Vinson certainly doesn't need any more frequent flyer miles. The Mills Corp. executive vice president got more than he could use during construction of the company's glitzy new Madrid Xanadu in Spain, sometimes crossing the Atlantic a couple of times a month to meet with the firm's partner and check on the mall's progress. The upgrades to first class will come in handy, too, as Vinson helps Mills move ahead with projects in Italy and maybe elsewhere. Mills is in the first wave of a trend that's likely to reshape U.S. mall REITs in the next few years
Running The Show
Paul Harnett is breathing easier. The birth of his new baby, the Shops at Columbus Circle in Manhattan's opulent Time Warner Center, is finally over,
Retail Real Estate's Young Guns : The Young and the Restless
Retail Traffic profiles five young, retail real estate high achievers, including a superstar broker, a hard-driving director of real estate, two nationally known developers and a rising retail architect.
(THE NEW POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT)
In retail development, like politics, spin is everything. That's why developer Ben Devine found time in his busy schedule to sip cider at a Maine senior
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Nicholas Pritzker had nothing but brains and energy when he came to America from Kiev in 1881 as a ten-year-old. More than a century later, his heirs
Follow the STAR
Downtown Wichita's Arkansas River isn't much of a tourist attraction, but wait three or four years. If all goes as planned, the blighted waterfront will
The Stealth Developer
Gary Safady's working the crowd hard. Animated and tieless, he's manning the O&S Holdings booth at a jammed ICSC conference in New York, touting the attractions
Pride, AMBITION, Daring and Disaster 2003
A $1.7 billion hostile-takeover fracas kept the REIT world buzzing for months. Discounters made still more gains, even as some big-name retailers sank
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