Marc Hequet

Articles by Marc Hequet
Checking In
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. was on a mission. Making its ICSC convention debut in full force last month, the hospitality chain was eager
HOW THE SMALL SURVIVE
Simon Property Group and General Growth Properties both command regional mall portfolios in the neighborhood of 200 million square feet. In the strip
Polishing a Penney
When J.C. Penney Co. reported a 5 percent jump in same-store sales and a 66 percent rise in profits for 2004, it provided the final proof that the turnaround begun by retired CEO Allen Questrom five years ago has been a solid success. Today, the ...
MAKE OVER TIME
Redevelopment is going full blast, construction barriers block passageways and dust from drywall is settling in customers' hair. All too often, a messy
PREIT Goes Mall Shopping
Timing is everything, PREIT reckoned, as it evaluated a plan to dump all its residential properties and add regional malls to its portfolio. The transaction
Urban Magic
The suburbs are familiar turf for developers, but an outfit run by NBA Hall of Famer Earvin Johnson mostly works the other end of the court inner-city
The Site Ace
Recapturing overlooked markets, particularly those where minority-dominated, inner-city neighborhoods have been underestimated, will be an important factor
2004 TOP CONTRACTORS
It's been a wacky year. Material shortages and breathtaking price hikes shocked builders, but construction is hanging in there as retailers continue to
CINEMATIC COMEBACK
Another blockbuster deal shows that theater chains are working their way out of a screen glut and that bodes well for retail property owners banking on
The Paycheck Report
That long awaited pay raise may be just around the corner for many retail real estate executives, according to a just-released survey by Specialty Consultants
TERRORISM: READY OR NOT?
In Israel, shoppers wait in long lines to have their bags checked, while heavily armed guards roam the malls. The owners have no choice. They must obey
TIF Hybrids BLOSSOM
Without the right incentives, Georgetown, Texas, might have had to settle for strip malls where a lifestyle center with 17 acres of parkland is now rising.
SHAKEUP
Landlords are bracing for Target Corp.'s possible sale of Marshall Field's and Mervyn's, which could bring the retailer a total of $4 billion. It could
Call It The Me Registry
Gift registries aren't just for weddings anymore. The Galleria in Edina, Minn., rolled out a mall-wide registry that lets individuals create a wish list
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