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Urbanist spends pennies, makes dollars
Joseph Sitt, chairman and CEO of New York-based Thor Equities, got an early lesson from Sam Walton. Sitt's dad, a clothing salesman, let Joe tag along
It's reigning cats & dogs
Dr. Seuss has used up two of her nine lives. The 13-year-old cat first was rescued from a shelter, then her owners spent nearly $1,000 to save her from
When Ron Graziano strolls around Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill., you can almost hear his eyes clicking from storefront to storefront. He scans the
SIMON BUSINESS NETWORK Masters the Art of Aggregation
Easier, cheaper, faster, better. Virtually every corporation is chanting the mantra and trying to remain relevant to clients, enhance existing business
Hanging Around
Bumper-stickered minivans, rusty compact cars, posh luxury sedans and massive SUVs line up side by side in the Costco parking lot on Chicago's Clyburne
Navigating the environmental insurance maze
Lead-based paint, leaky underground storage tanks, dry cleaning solvent and ground water and soil contamination. The mere mention of such terms in conjunction
New Columbus center puts the super into super-regional
You won't see befuddled shoppers shuffling through Polaris Fashion Place's parking lots looking for a misplaced car, nor will you see them roaming through
Two young men were detained at a national retail store in Dearborn, Mich., asked to hand over the sweaters they were wearing and then were handcuffed. The men hadn't stolen the sweaters or anything else. In another Dearborn store, Frederick Finley, died ...
BEST PRACTICES: Dispensing luck
A number of times in his career, Roy Higgs, CEO of Design Development Group, has received lucky breaks allowing him to advance his architecture career.
Endearing Design
There's no denying that architecture plays a central role in the success of a retail property, and it's expected that the Lakes Mall's design from its
HOT TOPIC: Money in the middle
Ottumwa, Iowa, Paducah, Ky., Clarksville, Tenn. Few average Joes could easily pinpoint such places on a map. But as prime markets get leased and become
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The Lakes Mall
It's not often that a community sincerely sings the praises of a developer. But it's exactly what's happening in Fruitport Charter Township in Michigan,
In every major metro area, you'll find a dearth of retail venues in blighted inner city neighborhoods. Yet residents though they might not have the buying
HOT TOPIC: Stacking the odds
Andrew Kaufman started his career at Crown American as an intern in the mail room. Today, he's vice president of partnership marketing. Thanks to training
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