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Dec 27, 2010

Mall of America Owners Want Xanadu Meadowlands (Monday's News & Notes)

It looks like Xanadu Meadowlands, North Jersey's ill-fated retail/entertainment complex has finally found the right developer. Over the weekend,....More
Dec 16, 2010

More Money Flows Into CRE

As many people had expected, the commercial real estate industry is showing increasing signs of health in the wake of GGP's successful reorganization....More
Dec 10, 2010

Hundreds of New Stores Planned for 2011 (Friday's News & Notes)

We seem to be finally getting to a point where store opening announcements outnumber announcements of closings and liquidations. Family Dollar has....More
Dec 08, 2010

Borders and Barnes & Noble Might Merge

Now here's an interesting approach to the problems battering traditional booksellers--a merger of the sector's two behemoths, Borders and Barnes....More
Nov 24, 2010

More on the J.Crew Deal

There was lots of follow-up to yesterday's news that J.Crew has agreed to a private equity buyout and it looks like we are not the only ones....More
Nov 23, 2010

Texas Pacific, Leonard Cohen to Buy J.Crew

Just as we predicted earlier this year, private equity firms are starting to pay closer attention to the retail sector. This morning news emerged....More
Nov 18, 2010

Shopping Center REITs Post Respectable Numbers in 3Q2010

Now that all 13 shopping center operators in the REIT universe have posted results for the third quarter of 2010, it looks like the sector continues....More
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
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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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