Shopping Centers Today October 2014

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Bidding wars

A crowd of buyers is chasing a small number of properties for sale, causing cap rates to dive.

— SCT October 2014
Cross-trainers — SCT October 2014
Building pressure — SCT October 2014
Bearing fruit — SCT October 2014
Green deserts — SCT October 2014
Iran’s retail revolution — SCT October 2014

The Common Area


In addition to the nearly 300 Apple stores in the U.S., other retailers that will support Apple Pay include Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Whole Foods and many more.

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News Makers


The mall has a bright future, says retail expert Paco Underhill.

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Retailing Today


Are retailers hurting their brands by relying more on part-timers?

— SCT October 2014
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The Bottom Line


“The immediate effect of the potential acquisition is unknown in the marketplace.”

— SCT October 2014
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Center Stage


The storied past of the Grove Arcade shopping center, in Asheville, N.C., began with the vision of E.W. Grove, a patent-medicine magnate who imagined building what he came to call “the finest structure in the South.” When the arcade opened in 1929 tenants in the neo-Gothic-style building included a haberdashery, candy and cigar stores, millinery shops, bookstalls and specialty grocery stores. 

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On the Ground


In California's Inland Empire region, boomtowns that went bust are seeing resurgence thanks to improved fundamentals.

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