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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
May 26, 2011

Private Equity Activity Heats Up

Private equity started looking at retail chains last year, but it seems activity on that front is really heating up now that the retail industry is....More
May 05, 2011

April Same-Store Sales Growth Shows Positive Momentum

ICSC just released its same-store sales figures (password needed) for April and it looks like it has been a very strong month. In ICSC estimates,....More
May 04, 2011

Dunkin' Donuts to Go Public

In a widely anticipated move, the parent company of the Dunkin' Donuts chain has filed for an IPO. The company will trade under the symbol DNKN and....More
May 02, 2011

Schottenstein Ready for an IPO

The trend of new retail REITs coming on the public market in 2011 continues. Schottenstein Realty Trust has just filed a notice with the SEC....More
Apr 28, 2011

Xanadu Meadowlands to Become American Dream

This just in--the Triple Five Group, owners of the Mall of America, the country's largest regional mall complex, has reached a deal with the New....More
Apr 28, 2011

Can GGP, Caruso Get Along?

The news that Nordstrom would be leaving Glendale Galleria, a General Growth Properties project, to join the line-up of tenants at Caruso Affiliated'....More
Apr 27, 2011

Starbucks Climbs to Third on U.S. Restaurant List

Just in time to coincide with our story on how Starbucks has been regaining it leading position among national coffee chains, USA Today reports that....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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