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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? 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
Mar 17, 2011

Borders Gets More Time to Mull Lease Decisions (Thursday's News & Notes)

Landlords anxious to know whether their centers will be affected by the Borders reorganization will have to wait a little longer. On Wednesday, the....More
Mar 11, 2011

GGP Focuses on Pruning its Portfolio (Friday's News & Notes)

Now that Sandeep Mathrani has assumed the post as GGP's new CEO, he plans to further clean out the REIT's portfolio. Mathrani would like GGP to stick....More
Mar 10, 2011

Wealthy Individual Investors Set Sights on CRE (Thursday's News & Notes)

As commercial real estate values recover, wealthy individual investors are following institutional capital in chasing real estate yields, according....More
Mar 07, 2011

Regional Mall REITs in Great Shape in Fourth Quarter

Regional mall REITs once again outperformed other sectors in the fourth quarter of 2010. Out of the sector's seven REITs, five beat consensus analyst....More
Mar 01, 2011

Forest City Enterprises Changes Leadership

Charles A. Ratner, head of diversified REIT real estate operating company Forest City Enterprises, revealed today he will be stepping down as....More
Feb 25, 2011

Target Steps Up Expansion, Continues to Grow Grocery Business

In what seems to be an attempt to compete more effectively with the dollar stores, Target made two announcements about its plans for 2011. The first....More
Feb 18, 2011

Alternate Tenants on the Horizon for Closed Borders Spaces

It feels like in the past two days the entire retail real estate industry has been talking about one thing--Borders. The questions ranged from....More

Elaine Misonzhnik

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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