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Global Outlet NewsBrief is the only news update exclusively focused on outlet retailing and development. Emailed and posted online every two weeks, Global Outlet NewsBrief is edited and written by ICSC's Value Retail News and International Outlet Journal staff. Global Outlet NewsBrief is emailed free to all VRN/IOJ subscribers, and also delivered to those ICSC members who use our quick and... more >>

New brands open at Designer Outlet Salzburg

Nine new retail stores have opened at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Salzburg (Austria) in time for the fall and holiday seasons: Alessi, Asics, Basler, Ben Sherman, Brooks Brothers, Hapsburg, Lambert, Luisa Cerano and True Religion. The 302,600-sf center, which opened in September 2009, has approximately 200 tenants. The center draws upon 4 million residents within a 90-minute... more >>

Garrison acquires Tulare Outlet Center

Garrison Investment Group has its leasing, management and marketing team up and running for the newly acquired Tulare (Calif.) Outlet Center. Garrison has retained The Woodmont Company to manage the center. FFO Realty will spearhead leasing and Strategy+Style Marketing Group will direct marketing. The 226,413-sf center, which opened in November 1995, is the first California property in... 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 >>

Glimcher mega projects on separate paths

Once the $4.3 billion acquisition of Glimcher Realty Trust by Simon spinoff Washington Prime Group closes in Q1 2015, the future of two Glimcher megamall properties will diverge. As part of the transaction, Simon will take ownership of The Outlet Collection/Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, N.J., but not The Outlet Collection Seattle in Auburn, Wash. The latter center will remain in the... 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 >>

Douglass E. Karp named NED president

Douglass E. Karp has been named president of New England Development. Serving most recently as EVP, Karp has been involved for more than 15 years with all aspects of the company’s business, including site acquisition, financing, permitting and planning, design, construction and leasing. "Douglass understands the history of our company and has a strong vision of where we’re going," NED... 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 >>

Outlets of Louisiana Boardwalk attracts new brands

By yearend, Outlets of Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier, La. will welcome a J.Crew store (6,841 sf), while Charming Charlie (5,000 sf) will follow in early 2015. Levi’s (3,722 sf) opened in September. Garrison Investment Group owns the 550,000-sf value-oriented center; FFO Real Estate Advisors handles leasing. In August, the center hosted a pop-up Coach Factory Store (8,474 sf), one of a... more >>

Lululemon, CK, Brighton join
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas

Lululemon Athletica, Calvin Klein and Brighton Collectibles recently opened at the 400,000-sf Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas in Primm, Nev., owned by AWE Talisman. The Lululemon unit is the retailer’s first outlet store in the Las Vegas market.For further details see the October 2014 VRN more >>

Citadel Outlets poised for $100,000 charity event

More than 4,000 shoppers are expected to attend Citadel Outlets’ 9th Annual Shopping Extravaganza on October 18. The event at the center, owned and operated by Craig Realty Group, is slated to raise at least $100,000 to benefit 38 local charities; $20 of each $25 ticket will go directly to the charity chosen by the shopper. The 431,603-sf center in Commerce, Calif., minutes southeast of... more >>

Neinver’s remodels show results in Madrid market

Three outlet centers in the Madrid market – The Style Outlets of Las Rozas, Getafe and San Sebasti├ín de los Reyes – have collectively recorded a 6.76 percent sales upswing since they were renovated by owner/operator Neinver last year. The figures reflected activity for the first six months of 2014, the company said, and included a foot traffic increase of 9.28 percent, or more than 5... more >>


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