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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
Feb 11, 2011

Pershing Square Lost Millions on Borders Bet (Friday's News & Notes)

After all the news surrounding Borders' efforts to secure financing recently, I spent the past week scanning through the news reports every morning....More
Feb 08, 2011

Shady CMBS Deals in the Works? (Tuesday's News & Notes)

We reported in our January/February issue how the increasing competition for CMBS deals among Wall Street firms was leading to a loosening of....More
Feb 07, 2011

Illiquid Assets Still Holding Back Banks (Monday's News & Notes)

This weekend went down fairly quietly, without too much news emerging about retail real estate. The news reports that did emerge, however, were....More
Feb 02, 2011

Is CRE Crisis Really Here? (Wednesday's News & Notes)

While most retail real estate insiders feel the worst of the downturn may be over for the industry, one notable contrarian claims we might be in the....More
Jan 31, 2011

Borders to Delay Rent Payments to Protect Liquidity

The potential of a Borders bankruptcy filing has been generating a lot of buzz in the retail real estate industry in the past few weeks. The book....More
Jan 13, 2011

New Retail REIT on the Market (Thursday's News & Notes)

It looks like the number of publicly traded retail REITs might grow a bit this year. Today, news emerged that American Assets Trust Inc. successfully....More
Jan 10, 2011

Growing Bakery Concept to Go Public (Monday's News & Notes)

The hunger for mergers and acquisitions in the retail sector has picked up in the past few months, as evidenced by the growing interest in the J.Crew....More
Dec 28, 2010

Holiday Sales Might Be Strongest Since 2007

Here's a pleasant thought to take with you into 2011--in spite of sluggish pace of economic growth, Americans' penchant for shopping is back and in....More
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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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