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Aug 10, 2011

CoStar CRE Sale Index Shows Improvement in June, Second Quarter of 2011

The CoStar Group reported a definite improvement in the investment sales climate for commercial real estate properties in June. CoStar's National....More
Jul 28, 2011

Back to the Future?

Retail industry insiders are noticing an unexpected shift: smaller, independent booksellers have begun to prosper now that the big-box operators are....More
Jul 27, 2011

Now You See it, Now You Don't--Borders Deal Falls Through

As Borders announced its liquidation early last week, reports surfaced that Books-a-Million, a rival bricks-and-mortar book seller, wanted to....More
Jul 27, 2011

Everybody's Lovin' Dunkin'

Investors are showing a great deal of confidence in Dunkin' Brands and its potential for growth. Yesterday, the firm, currently owned by the private....More
Jul 14, 2011

CoStar's CCRSI Index Posts an Increase in Retail Sales

CoStar released the latest results from its Commercial Repeat Sale Index (CCRSI), which shows that May was a very good month for commercial....More
Jul 14, 2011

Liquidation Threat for Borders?

When Borders filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, few people expected it to survive long-term, but the chain might be gone faster than most....More
Jul 13, 2011

More on Apple's Power

Just in time to give more credence to the idea that mall landlords should give Apple stores anchor status, new research claims the chain accounted....More
Jul 12, 2011

How Old Navy is Getting Its Groove Back

Gap Inc.'s Old Navy chain has undergone a bit of a transformation in recent years, most notably by following in the footsteps of other big-box....More
Jun 29, 2011

Centro Portfolio Sale a Done Deal

The Blackstone Group and Centro Properties Group finalized the sale of Centro's U.S. assets to Blackstone's affiliate BRE Retail Holdings Inc....More
Jun 28, 2011

New Kind of Mall?

That most men hate malls, and shopping in general, is a well-known maxim in the retail industry. Anecdotal evidence would point to the fact that men....More
Jun 16, 2011

Should Apple Be Considered An Anchor?

There is a lot of buzz on the web this week about the possibility of Apple being seen as an anchor for malls and lifestyle centers as opposed to as....More
Jun 09, 2011

Gap to Cut Down Full-Price Stores, Expand in Outlets

The Gap continues to tweak its operating model, in the hope of reversing the trends that put it on a downward spiral in the mid-2000s. During a call....More
Jun 02, 2011

Possible Buyer for Borders Stores

Today news emerged that the Gores Group, a private equity firm, might be looking to buy as many as half of Borders' remaining stores out of....More
Jun 01, 2011

Leo Ullman Stepping Down as Cedar CEO

This year is bringing a spate of senior management changes at large retail real estate firms. After Charles Ratner has stepped down at Forest City....More
May 31, 2011

Westfield to Dispose of Non-Core Malls

Australian mall giant Westfield Group has plans to dispose of about $1.2 billion in U.S. mall properties, according to The Sydney Morning Herald,....More
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Senior associate editor Elaine Misonzhnik has been writing for National Real Estate Investor since June 2006 and has covered commercial real estate for more than 12 years. She first became...
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