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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
Jan 28, 2010

One Stop Shopping Coming To a Supermarket Near You

The country's supermarket operators seem to be following a curious new trend, signing deals for store-within-a-store concepts with businesses hawking....More
Jan 26, 2010

Court Orders Joseph Freed To Hand Over Block 37; CRE Positions Remain in Demand (Tuesday's News & Notes)

And the saga of the Block 37 development in Chicago continues. This week, a Judge ordered developer Joseph Freed....More
Jan 22, 2010

Beer and Fries

The No. 2 burger chain in the world might be hoping to become No. 1 with the help of a little booze. Burger King will soon begin offering moderately-....More
Jan 20, 2010

January Sales Hold Up; Some Experts Claim CRE Prices Have Hit Bottom (Wednesday's News & Notes)

It might be a cheerful piece of news, but can we believe it? A Wall Street Journal story looks at the theory that prices on commercial properties are....More
Dec 28, 2009

Another Mall Defaults in Orange County; Kingsbridge Armory Project Officially Dead (Monday's News & Notes)

The week surrounding Christmas has historically been a quiet period for the real estate industry, as everyone concentrates on friends and family and....More
Dec 17, 2009

Bronx Project Voted Down, Brooklyn Project Should Go Ahead (Wednesday's News & Notes)

Getting a retail project approved in New York City is always a challenge, but this week's decision by the New York City Council to say no to Related....More
Dec 11, 2009

Mobile Technology to Play a Large Role This Christmas; CMBS Investors Ready for New Issuance (Friday's News & Notes)

As we round off the first decade of the oughts, the way we shop has been changed dramatically by all the new technology that's been developed in the....More
Dec 08, 2009

ICSC Participants Report More Optimism Among Show Attendees, but Mood Remains Cautious

At a meeting this morning one high-level real estate executive summed up his team's feelings about the success of the trip to New York: "We are....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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