Shopping Centers Today April 2017

Featured Articles


Finding your way just got easier

High-tech tools help shoppers navigate centers more efficiently

— SCT April 2017
Getting ahead of the nomenclature — SCT April 2017
AMC’s Adam Aron on the changing movie business — SCT April 2017
Attendance at RECon 2017 is expected to attract a postrecession high — SCT April 2017
Retailers bring expansion plans to RECon — SCT April 2017
Public officials are heading to RECon 2017 to seek out private partners — SCT April 2017

The Common Area


Despite a home-ownership dip, home-improvement and furnishings chains see strong sales

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News Makers


Louis Conforti has spent much of his career dealing with stocks and bonds. Since becoming CEO of  Washington Prime Group in October, he is dealing with the concrete: physical real estate.

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Auto parts retailers may be in for a bumpier drive than they have been accustomed to. Sales to do-it-yourself customers are slowing, market consolidation is tightening, and competition from, in particular, is toughening. But even with all that, the U.S. retail market for auto parts retains horsepower.

— SCT April 2017
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The Bottom Line


Open-air center REITs reported strong net operating income growth, thanks to positive leasing results for 2016. Many achieved these results despite tenant bankruptcies that left some with empty anchor stores to refill.

— SCT April 2017
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Center Stage


Suburban Square  undertakes a major redevelopment as it  prepares to celebrate  its 90th anniversary in 2018

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On the Ground


Salt Lake City has a rich history in retailing that dates back nearly 150 years to the opening of the first department store in the U.S. Against the backdrop of that tradition, this year is set to be the city’s best for retail growth since 2007. 

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