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December 13, 1901 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Tanger, RioCan break ground on 2 projects

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust were busy in mid-May with groundbreakings on two projects totaling nearly 450,000 sf of outlet GLA. On May 15 the JV partners officially commenced construction on Tanger Outlets at Ottawa. The 293,000-sf phase 1 is scheduled to open in 2014. The center’s site is in Kanata, Ont., off Highway 417 at Palladium Drive, directly... 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 >>

Ivanhoé Cambridge starts on Niagara outlet project

On May 7, Ivanhoé Cambridge started construction on the Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Phase 1, slated to open in May 2014, will total 420,000 sf. Signed tenants include Banana Republic, Bench Outlet, Brooks Brother Outlet, Calvin Klein, Forever 21, Gap Outlet, Izod, Michael Kors, Naturalizer, OshKosh B’Gosh, Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen. Bass Pro Shops will... 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 >>

Arts Initiative to debut with Fashion Outlets of Chicago

The Arts Initiative, a newly formed group of renowned contemporary artists, will do its first installation at Fashion Outlets of Chicago, which will grand open on Aug. 1. The Arts Initiative is the brainchild of Miami-based Arthur Weiner, chairman of AWE Talisman, the co-developer of the outlet center with Macerich."I am a lifelong lover of street art," Weiner told VRN. "I realized that... more >>

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Opening grows near for Toronto Premium Outlets

Simon Property Group and Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust are in the final stages of prepping for the Aug. 1 grand opening of Toronto Premium Outlets. The 360,000-sf center will be home to Hudson Bay Company’s first outlet concept, Hudson Bay Outlet. Reportedly SPG approached Hudson Bay with the idea; the retailer also owns Lord & Taylor, which operates three outlet/clearance... more >>

Fashion House outlet center opens in Moscow

Fashion House Outlet Centre Moscow opened June 27 with a tenant line-up that includes Adidas, Lacoste, Nike, Puma, Quiksilver, Reebok and Tommy Hilfiger. The 300,000-sf project is the first fully enclosed, closely managed, European-style outlet center in Russia, according to Fashion House Group. Located seven miles from Moscow on the Leningradskoye Highway (M10) to St. Petersburg, near... more >>

Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay breaks ground

On July 10, Lockard Companies, Dolphin Ventures and EWB Development joined local officials in Texas to officially break ground on the Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay. The site of the 335,000-sf center is nine miles from Corpus Christi International Airport and 15 miles from downtown Corpus Christi and the Port of Corpus Christi. The center will serve the tourist-rich Coastal Bend of the... more >>

First tenants announced at Springfield outlet center

Global Outlet Management and The Was Group have announced the first slate of tenants to sign up for the Outlets at Springfield (Ill.). Coach Factory Store, Famous Footwear, J. Crew Factory Store, Kitchen Collection, Oshkosh B’Gosh and Skechers have signed leases for the 340,000-sf center, which is scheduled to open in spring 2014. The project is part of local developer Lincoln Land’s... more >>

ICSC launches new executive certification

ICSC’s professional certification program has launched a new credential: certified retail property executive (CRX). The new credential is geared toward current and aspiring leaders who have a vested interest in elevating multi-disciplinary industry standards, recognizing best practices, cultivating professionalism in the next generation of corporate executives and enhancing the assets... more >>

Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
set for Wednesday opening

Horizon Group Properties and CBL & Associates Properties are all set for the grand opening on Wednesday of the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. The 370,000-sf center will open nearly 100 percent leased with a tenant line-up that includes Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Brooks Brothers, White House | Black Market, Guess, Michael Kors, Under Armour, Puma, Converse, Cole Haan, Vans, Le Creuset,... 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 >>

Simon acquires Craig’s outlet center in Oregon

In a deal with roots dating back to 1995, Simon Property Group has acquired for an undisclosed price Craig Realty Group’s 388,378-sf outlet center in Woodburn, Ore. The closing took place in early June. Immediately redubbed Woodburn Premium Outlets, the 14-year-old center is one of Oregon’s top tourist attractions, drawing more than 4 million visitors annually. In Woodburn, Simon... 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 >>


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