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December 13, 1901 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

KKR, RED Legacy close on Legends Outlets Kansas City

Global investment firm KKR and real estate developer RED Legacy completed their acquisition of Legends Outlets Kansas City (Kan.) on March 14. The seven-year-old project was the object of a bidding war by the industry’s major players, including Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Craig Realty Group and Macerich. KKR/RED won the 1.1 million-sf center with a final bid of $131.5 million. The center... more >>

USA Outlet Shopping Festival set for May 24-27

The Outlet Marketing Alliance and Shop America Alliance will launch the inaugural USA Outlet Shopping Festival, a national event to promote outlet shopping throughout the U.S., during Memorial Day weekend, Friday through Monday, May 24-27. The organizers are planning to develop the festival into an annual event showcasing outlet centers and top name-brand outlet retailers. The Festival... more >>


"Our portfolio associated with value retail is a little over 34 percent of our business. In 2011 it generated $1.2 billion of our NOI. And it is growing." - David Simon, CEO of Simon Property GroupSee more details in the March 2013 VRN more >>

By the Numbers

The world’s 35 largest outlet centers – those that are 500,000 sf or bigger – are mostly found in North America. Twenty-five of the world’s largest are in the U.S., and three are in Canada. Two large outlet centers are in China and two more are in Australia. The 35 centers total more than 23 million sf, or about one-fourth of the world’s total outlet GLA of 96 million sf. Chelsea... more >>

Neinver opens its 5th center in Poland

FACTORY Warsaw Annopol, Neinver’s fifth outlet center in Poland and second in Warsaw, opened on a snowy March 13. The weather didn’t matter to value-loving Poles – some 31,450 came that day, with 3,000 showing up in the first hour. Tenants in the 19,700-m2 mall include Adidas, Big Star, Cropp, Cross Jeans, Digel, Guess, House, Kazar, Lee Cooper, Levi’s, Mohito, Mustang, Nike, Reserved,... more >>

Outlet Evolution

Outlet retailing might seem like the new kid on the block, but the sector has been evolving since it began in 1979. Check out our "Changing with the Times: Outlet Retailing in America" video, made exclusively for VRN by global outlet researcher Michael Baker more >>

Was Group to lease Rockvale Outlets

The Was Group of North Haledon, N.J., has been retained to handle leasing at Rockvale Outlets in Lancaster, Pa. The center will continue to be operated and marketed by David Ober, who is a principal with its owner, PA Outlet Management. At 565,000 sf, Rockvale Outlets is one of the largest outlet centers in the U.S., ranking No. 15 out of 175 unanchored outlet projects. It is also the... more >>

Outlet Agenda

Fall Outlet Leasing and Marketing Convention In September, the VRN Fall Outlet Leasing and Marketing Convention moves back to Secaucus, N.J., for an enhanced program that will include keynote speakers, marketing workshops and roundtables, one-and-a-half days of deal making, and the presentation of the ORCA and Hall of Fame awards. Qualified retailers get in free, and this meeting... more >>

Mississippi tax deal leads to outlet center name change

Outlets of Mississippi is the new name of the in-development retail center in Pearl, Miss., that was formerly known as Outlets at Bloomfield. The name change occurred after the state of Mississippi added the term "cultural retail" to its definition of tourism projects. That’s when the developer, Spectrum Capital, decided to honor its partnership with Mississippi’s tourism programs by... more >>

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Mitsui Fudosan plans outlet center in Taiwan

Mitsui Fudosan, which operates 13 outlet centers in Japan as well as one in Ningbo, China, plans to develop an outlet project in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Construction is expected to start in 2015 with the opening scheduled for 2017. Mitsui Fudosan is also developing an outlet center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which will open in winter 2014. The Malaysian project’s site is within the... more >>


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