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Apr 30, 2010

Brokerage Firms Turn a Corner; Gottschalks Resurrected (Friday's News & Notes)

This might be a temporary lull, but conditions in the retail real estate industry really do seem to be improving. Some retailers, like department....More
Apr 29, 2010

How to Grow Into World's Biggest Retailer

Fortune has posted an interactive map that tracks Walmart's growth from its modest beginnings in Arkansas in 1962. We've previously posted a similar....More
Apr 29, 2010

Simon Courts Blackstone; Consumer Confidence Keeps Flying High (Thursday's News & Notes)

The market continues to be abuzz about the potential Simon/General Growth transaction. It's been rumored for a while that Simon might want to bring....More
Apr 28, 2010

Walmart Tries Its Luck in NYC Again

Multiple newspaper reports, including this one from The Daily News, claim Walmart is once again trying to bring a store to New York City. The....More
Apr 26, 2010

Sears Sells Stores Online; How is Commercial Real Estate Like a Shot of Tequila? (Monday's News & Notes)

Hard times call for innovation. In an effort to unload its excess real estate, Sears Holdings Corp. has reportedly launched a Web site dedicated to....More
Apr 21, 2010

Simon to Meet GGP Board; Tips on Using Social Media (Wednesday's News & Notes)

Activity is heating up again on the Simon/General Growth Properties front, as the industry looks into Simon's revised plan for General Growth's....More
Apr 19, 2010

Barneys Looks for CEO, Leaves Bankruptcy Talk Behind

After months of will they/won't they speculation on whether luxury department store chain Barneys New York will be forced to file for bankruptcy....More
Apr 14, 2010

RBS Releases Details on 2010's First Conduit Deal; DLC Goes Public (Wednesday's News & Notes)

Industry insiders have known about it for a while, but this week the Royal Bank of Scotland revealed the exact details of its multi-borrower CMBS....More
Apr 06, 2010

Loehmann's in Trouble; More Retail M&A Deals Expected This Year (Tuesday's News & Notes)

Private equity deals have a checkered history in the retail sector, often resulting in bankruptcies and liquidations, but they are undoubtedly a sign....More
Apr 02, 2010

Gymboree Plans More Stores; FDIC to Auction $1B in Assets (Friday's News & Notes)

While many retailers continue to struggle with lackluster sales, at least we've come to a point where some are thinking about expansion. Children's....More
Mar 29, 2010

American Apparel Falling Off the Pedestal

A one-time darling of the U.S. retail industry, American Apparel is reportedly going through some tough times, according to a story in The New York....More
Mar 19, 2010

Retailers Look At Smaller Spaces; New Survey Shows Investor Optimism (Friday's News & Notes)

With General Growth and Simon Property Group toning down their public barbs for a while (as General Growth works on its reorganization plan), the....More
Mar 17, 2010

Blockbuster Eyes Bankruptcy; Dunkin' Donuts Tracks Twitter Impact (Wednesday's News & Notes)

The news on store closings and openings continues to pile up. While there is significantly less bad news out there than there was at this time last....More
Mar 17, 2010

Simon Plans to Raise Its Offer for General Growth

After insisting it doesn't feel any pressure to up its offer for General Growth Properties just a few days ago, Simon Property Group has changed its....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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