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December 13, 1901 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Paragon moves forward on Houston outlet center

Paragon Outlet Partners and the city of Rosenberg, Texas have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of an outlet center just off Houston's Southwest Freeway (Interstate 69), about 25 miles from downtown Houston. Groundbreaking is planned for spring 2015 with phase 1 to open in 2016. The agreement states that the project will eventually reach about 400,000 sf. The site is... more >>

Correction: White House | Black Market

White House|Black Market won the 2014 Outlet Retail Chain Award for Best Customer Service. The name of the chain was incorrectly listed in a previous issue of Global Outlet NewsBrief. more >>

Howard Hughes gets the green light in Sacramento

The city of Elk Grove, Calif., just southeast of state capital Sacramento, gave planning commission approval to the latest plan submitted by Howard Hughes Corp. for redevelopment of the stalled Promenade Mall. The project, adjacent to State Highway 99, was partly developed by General Growth Properties, but was abandoned in bankruptcy in 2008. In its plan for The Outlet Collection at Elk... 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 >>

Rack, Off 5th coming ashore in NYC

In two developments that could generate complementary shopper traffic, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Nordstrom Rack announced plans for big new stores on or near New York Harbor. Nordstrom Rack is the first major tenant to lease space in Empire Outlets, the 350,000-sf outlet center on Staten Island being developed by BFC Partners. The 34,000-sf store, set to open on Black Friday 2016,... 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 >>

Value center to open at Palm Beach Outlets

New England Development and Eastern Real Estate are set to open Marketplace at the Outlets this month. The 300,000-sf value-oriented project is on the same property as the 500,000-sf Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard just east of Interstate 95. The Marketplace’s tenant lineup includes Bed, Bath & Beyond, DSW Shoe Warehouse, DXL Men's Apparel,... 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 >>

AEO Factory a fit for American Eagle

Half of the stores American Eagle Outfitters opened in Q2 of 2014 were AEO Factory Stores, a decision based in part on the division's productivity average of more than $600 per sf. AEO Factory now represents a bit more than 15 percent of the total store base, the company said during its recent earnings report. American Eagle entered Q3 with a fleet of 1,072 units: 836 mainline stores... more >>

NC Chamber honors Steven B. Tanger

In partnership with Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, the North Carolina Chamber has named Steven B. Tanger, president and CEO, Tanger Outlet Centers, one of its three 2014 North Carolina Business Hall of Fame inductees. The laureates were selected by a panel of the region’s business and community leaders; they are recognized for having made "significant contributions in building... more >>

Three outlet centers to open this month

Three outlet centers are on the docket for grand openings in October, two in Canada and one in California. First up is Tanger Outlet Center Ottawa in Kanata, Ont., a 293,000-sf center co-developed with RioCan REIT, set to open October 16. The next week, Shamrock Group will open the 135,000-sf Outlets at the Border in San Diego on October 23. Third comes Premium Outlets Montreal in... more >>

Alabama developer taps Avison Young, Simkin

Daniel Corporation, developer of The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Birmingham, Ala., has retained Avison Young Outlet Resource Group to handle leasing and marketing for the 330,000-sf center, which opened in October 2010. Ron Simkin of the Simkin Group will team up with Avison Young principals Lisa Quier Wagner and David Hinkle.For further details see the November 2014 VRN more >>

Macerich’s Niagara outlet expansion opens this month

The first 29 of about 50 new retailers will open for business on October 23 at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (N.Y.) USA. Macerich, the owner/operator of the mall that opened in July 1982, will mount grand opening festivities for its 175,000-sf expansion on November 6. The expansion will take the enclosed center to 708,000 sf, making it the seventh largest outlet center in North... more >>

European outlet centers plan expansions

Developers are expanding thriving outlet centers from England to Dubai, from Naples to Moscow. Arcus Real Estate, Hines, McArthurGlen, Resolution Property and Value Retail are among those who are well along with major expansions. Arcus is adding 4,000 m2 to its 26,000-m2 Sicilia Outlet Village in Agira, which opened in November 2010. The expansion, due to open by yearend, will add 30... more >>


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