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October 30, 2014 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Construction started on Taipei Gloria Outlets

The Outlet! Company has started construction on the 220,000-sf Gloria Outlets in greater Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The opening is set for August 2015; the developer plans additional phases for an ultimate buildout of 590,000 sf. A 45-minute drive from central Taipei, Gloria Outlets is directly connected to the existing high speed rail network, and will also connect to an... more >>

Craig Realty Group promotes Kim Shelford

Kim Shelford, a nine-year member of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Craig Realty Group, has been named director of leasing for the outlet and management group. Shelford has been the developer’s primary leasing executive at numerous Craig centers, including Outlets at Traverse Mountain, Utah, and three outlet centers in Colorado: Castle Rock, Silverthorne and Loveland. In her new role, she... more >>

Three outlet centers open in October

Late October activity in Canada and California kept the outlet center industry bubbling merrily, with three openings in 13 days. This brings the 2014 phase 1 North American openings count to 11, with a total GLA of 3.8 million sf. Along with some expansion, this burst also effectively doubles total Canadian outlet center GLA to 2.4 million sf. The three openings this fortnight: • The... 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 >>

Vaughan Mills opens 200,000-sf expansion

The first North American location of Dr. Martens Outlet is among the 50 stores that opened on Oct. 23 at Vaughan (Ont.) Mills, about 20 miles north of downtown Toronto. The $87 million, 200,000-sf expansion also features a 20,000-sf Nike Factory Store, the first Charming Charlie store in Canada and the first Below the Belt door in Ontario. Other new tenants in the Ivanhoé Cambridge... 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 >>

AWE Talisman taps Was Group for leasing

The Was Group has been retained by AWE Talisman to assist in leasing at Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas in Primm, Nev., and at Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe (N. Mex.). Tenants at the 370,000-sf Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas include BCBG, Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, Hugo Boss, Levi’s, Lululemon, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and Williams-Sonoma. The 16-year-old... 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 >>

Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets: new name, campaign

Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City, launched a new name (from the Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk), logo, signage and marketing campaign just in time for the holidays. Conceived and designed by Strategy+Style Marketing Group, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets’ new marketing campaign features the simple headline: "Shop. Save. Dine." The new ad campaign, which will initially include... more >>

Pearl Izumi to open first UK factory outlet

Bikewear brand Pearl Izumi will open its first factory outlet store in the UK on November 1, at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, England. The 1,470-sf store will mainly stock previous-season goods sourced through the brand's designated distributor in the country, performance sports gear merchant Madison. Pearl Izumi opened its first European factory outlet store in Valkenburg, Netherlands... more >>

Two Fashion House centers announce new tenants

In Russia, the designer brands Versace Collection and Bluemarine opened stores on October 23 at Fashion House Outlet Centre Moscow. Brendon O'Reilly, managing director, Fashion House Group, said the pair of new stores is expanding the Red Carpet Alley concept area at the 420,000-sf center. "This part enjoys big interest from both customers and business partners and further leases are... more >>


Duke Ratliff
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Business Development
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Business Development
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Business Development
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