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Nov 16, 2010

Crisis Period is Behind Us, REIT Execs Proclaim

Remember when commercial real estate was "the next shoe to drop"? Listening to REIT executives talk about current market conditions at NAREIT's....More
Nov 10, 2010

Regional Mall REITs Rack Up Solid Q3

Continuing a trend that began late last year, regional mall REITs reported improving fundamentals in the third quarter of 2010, including increases....More
Oct 27, 2010

Holiday Sales to Favor Luxury, Department Stores (Wednesday's News & Notes)

The National Retail Federation expects luxury stores and department stores to see relatively healthy sales results this holiday season, according to....More
Oct 25, 2010

GGP Finds Candidate for CEO Post (Monday's News & Notes)

General Growth Properties, which is set to exit bankruptcy within the next two weeks, appears to have found a new CEO to helm the reorganized company....More
Oct 19, 2010

Simon Launches iPhone App

Simon Property Group unveiled an iPhone app for its centers this week. The app is available through the iTunes app store and is compatible with....More
Oct 12, 2010

Mall Vacancy Declines! (Tuesday's News & Notes)

This is news landlords have been eagerly waiting for: New York-based research firm Reis Inc. just reported that the vacancy rate for U.S. malls fell....More
Oct 08, 2010

Bill Ackman Strikes Again (Friday's News & Notes)

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management seems to be everywhere these days: the firm has been an investor in Target, Borders and Sears, as....More
Oct 07, 2010

Retailers Post Solid Sales Growth in September

Looks like the retail sector continues its modest recovery. Industry data shows that September same-store sales were in line with analysts'....More
Sep 30, 2010

10 Would-Be Buyout Targets

We've reported before how private equity players are coming back into the market for retailers. In recent weeks, we've already seen the acquisition....More
Sep 23, 2010

How to Do Mixed-Use Right (Thursday's News & Notes)

For the better part of the past decade, developers and architects have been arguing about the best way to approach mixed-use projects. Mixed-use was....More
Sep 21, 2010

Borders' New Game Plan: Hit or Miss?

It seems that Borders, the second largest bookseller in the U.S. and currently a company that's struggling to stay afloat, has hit on an interesting....More
Sep 13, 2010

CRE Loans Performing Better (Monday's News & Notes)

Remember all the talk about commercial real estate being the next shoe to drop? Based on recent statistics, that fear might have been overblown. The....More
Sep 09, 2010

Burger King Sale Raises Eyebrows

Now that Burger King has agreed to sell itself to 3G Capital for $3.3 billion, retail industry insiders are collectively scratching their heads as to....More
Sep 08, 2010

JLL to Manage Xanadu Meadowlands (Tuesday's News & Notes)

One of the biggest questions of this era in the retail real estate industry might be whether the Xanadu Meadowlands project in the New Jersey....More
Sep 01, 2010

Burger King Puts Itself on the Block

Private equity deals appear to be coming back in vogue in the retail sector. Earlier today, The Street reported that Burger King has been discussing....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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