Patricia Kirk

Patricia
Kirk
Articles
UNDOCUMENTED GAINS
Immigration reform is a political hot potato, especially in California. Debate centers around border control and limiting undocumented workers. But new research shows that this population has much to offer the retail industry
Burbank's Rise
No longer in L.A.'s shadow, Burbank has much to offer
IMPERIAL AMBITIONS
The Inland Empire's hot residential market is attracting young professionals and employers who want to hire them. Retailers are following.
Amazon's Food Play
Amazon.com has jumped into the highly competitive grocery market full throttle, adding a grocery store concept to its online shopping lineup.
Vornado's Prize
Vornado Realty Trust has snapped up a prized historic property in Boston's Downtown Crossing district: Filene's department store.
Bank On It
Although a household name when it comes to residential mortgages, Countrywide Financial Corp. is a newcomer to lending on commercial real estate. But
Bench Press
Niche clothing brand moves into a Philippine neighborhood in California
CASE STUDY: Macerich Makes Riches
Two mergers have transformed the company from a west coast based value added REIT to a national player with diversified skills
Lightstone Thinks Small
Lightstone Group is targeting small investors for a REIT that ultimately will go public
Shea Grows Up
Shea Properties is diving into mixed-use, assembling a team of executives with the experience to make the company a major player
Back In Action
After several years of sitting out the acquisition market, Glimcher Realty Trust has jumped into action. In the last month, the Columbus, Ohio-based REIT
MARKET PROFILE: Freeing Shoppers From Border Bog Down
The ramifications of September 11 and subsequent extremist acts around the globe are hurting San Diego retail. Concern about terrorism has led to intensified
Shopko Sells
Minneapolis-based Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison (GHJM), a private equity investment firm, says it has agreed to acquire Green Bay, Wis.-based ShopKo,
CHINA QUOTAS PROBE
A 35 percent surge in textile and garment imports from China since quotas expired on January 1, has prompted the Bush administration to open an inquiry
DOWNTOWN VEGAS THE LAST FRONTIER
Downtown Las Vegas must have set a record for most persistent decay in the midst of plenty. The area has been in a 40-year slide, starting with the exodus
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