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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
Mar 15, 2010

Vornado Chairman Commits a Potentially Costly Faux Pas

We all have those moments when we accidentally say something we shouldn't, so it's easy to relate to how Vornado chairman Stephen Roth ended up in a....More
Mar 15, 2010

2010 Store Closings Adding Up; Mall Owner Finds Use for Empty Spaces (Weekend Roundup)

The season of annual earnings reports is upon us and as retailers take stock of their performance in 2009, we are starting to see announcements of....More
Feb 23, 2010

CompUSA Comes Back from the Dead; Brookfield Seeks Stake in General Growth (Tuesday's News & Notes)

In a rare instance of industry rebirth, electronics retailer CompUSA appears to have come back from the dead, with a new concept store that is more....More
Feb 16, 2010

Vornado Plans a Toys 'R' Us IPO; Cap Rates on Retail Properties Continue to Climb Upward (Tuesday's News & Notes)

There was a lot of interesting news on retail and retail real estate over this holiday weekend. Word on the street is that Vornado Realty Trust,....More
Feb 04, 2010

Commercial Mortgage Originations Increase; Meijer Comes Up With New Concept (Thursday's News & Notes)

Though we are no longer in a de facto credit crisis, the shortage of available financing continues to be a serious problem for both retailers and....More
Jan 29, 2010

Retailers Announce Further Layoffs; Institutional Investors Still Love CRE (Friday's News & Notes)

And the layoffs continue. Struggling book seller Borders became the latest in a string of big chain retailers to announce staff cuts. This should be....More
Jan 28, 2010

CRE Bleeding Slows; More Bankruptcies Coming in the Retail Sector (Thursday's News & Notes)

This might be hard to believe in the wake of Tishman Speyer and BlackRock's handover of New York's Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village to 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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