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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
Apr 04, 2011

J.P. Morgan Aims to Increase CRE Lending (Monday's News & Notes)

Want more proof that the commercial real estate sector is on the way to recovery? Nasdaq.com reports that Todd Maclin, head of commercial banking....More
Apr 01, 2011

What Would Make Xanadu Meadowlands More Appealing?

One of the prominently-featured stories on the New York Times website today is about the ugliness of the design at Xanadu Meadowlands, the ill-fated....More
Apr 01, 2011

Ever-Expanding Forever 21 (Friday's News & Notes)

Apparel retailer Forever 21 opened one of its largest stores at Fashion Fair mall in Fresno, Calif. this week. The store will span three levels and....More
Mar 25, 2011

Shopping Center REITs Trail Behind Mall Sector in Fourth Quarter

Shopping center REITs closed 2010 in stable condition, though their performance was more mixed than that posted by regional mall REITs. The sector....More
Mar 25, 2011

More Store Closings in the Works (Friday's News & Notes)

Blockbuster revealed this week that it will reject 150 leases, in addition to the 220 it had already canceled, according to The Street. The company....More
Mar 24, 2011

BJ's, Leonard Green in Talks (Thursday's News & Notes)

The streak of private equity firms going after retailers continues, with Leonard Green....More
Mar 21, 2011

Top Walmart Exec Talks Turnaround Plans (Monday's News & Notes)

In the past few months, retailing giant Walmart has come under scrutiny for lackluster sales, with some experts claiming that its era of dominance in....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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