Shopping Centers Today July 2014


Featured Articles

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U.S.’ retail melting pot attracts more chains than ever

International chains are expanding more aggressively into U.S. markets thanks to a recovering economy, and the list of retailers happens to include some unusual newcomers.

— SCT July 2014
Developers adjust to China’s cooling luxury market — SCT July 2014
Kimco’s corporate blog has much to talk about — SCT July 2014
Few centers are trading despite an abundance of capital — SCT July 2014

The Common Area

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Security has been at center stage in the media and in the shopping center world over the past few years as a series of high-profile mall shootings forces landlords and law-enforcement agencies to reassess readiness levels in preparation for the dreaded “worst-case scenario.”

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News Makers

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Polly Troughton, Land -Securities’ head of retail parks and leisure, knows she has her hands full as landlords strive to lure customers away from their computers by offering more of what Internet retailers cannot: food and entertainment.

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Retailing Today

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Hitting the century mark is a huge accomplishment for any business, but the celebration will be much the sweeter for Books-A-Million, which has been expanding its store base in the face of stiff headwinds of competition from digital media and online booksellers.

— SCT July 2014
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The Bottom Line

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Despite stagnant consumer confidence and newly-announced store closings, the U.S. retail sector has continued on its solid recovery and is exhibiting tightening market conditions.

— SCT July 2014
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Center Stage

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If the near-record crowds at the February grand opening of the new Palm Beach Outlets are any indication, New England Development’s $250 million bet on this 500,000-square-foot retail redevelopment in West Palm Beach, Fla., is right on the money.

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On the Ground

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The retail real estate market in Omaha, Neb., is showing positive signs for both developers and landlords, thanks to high absorption and low vacancy.

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