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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
Aug 30, 2010

Blackstone Pays Back Former Fund Investors (Monday's News & Notes)

Investors in commercial real estate funds that lost money in the current downturn can take heart: their fund managers might be forced to recoup at....More
Aug 26, 2010

CBL to Launch Mobile App

In the wake of all the fanfare surrounding Simon Property Group's partnership with the Shopkick mobile app, CBL....More
Aug 24, 2010

Dollar Stores Rule Retail Universe (Tuesday's News & Notes)

The dollar stores continue to be the bright light in the still struggling retail sector. Dollar Tree appears to be looking at major expansion--up to....More
Aug 12, 2010

Simon to Launch Mobile App (Thursday's News & Notes)

Mall owners are making strides in leveraging mobile technology for marketing purposes. Earlier this year, Madison Marquette launched an app for its....More
Aug 10, 2010

Malls Form Partnerships with Churches (Tuesday's News & Notes)

With the shortage of expanding retailers in the marketplace, mall owners have turned to courting unconventional tenants. Among these tenants are....More
Aug 06, 2010

Growing Rift Appears Between Mayor and Developers in Boston's Downtown Crossing Project (Friday's News & Notes)

We've reported before how the relationship between Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the developers of the Downtown Crossing project might have been....More
Jul 28, 2010

New CMBS Deal in the Works (Wednesday's News & Notes)

Good news for commercial real estate borrowers: there is another CMBS issue in the works. Put together by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, the new issue....More
Jul 22, 2010

Is the FDIC Doing the Right Thing? (Thursday's News & Notes)

The debate continues to rage on whether the FDIC's current policies regarding commercial real estate assets constitute the right approach to the....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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