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November 13, 2014 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Outlet centers plan early Thanksgiving openings

Midnight Madness and Black Friday are starting even earlier this year at certain major outlet centers. For example, on Thanksgiving shoppers will find Simon’s Woodbury Common Premium Outlets open at 10 a.m. The 847,000-sf center will stay open through midnight and then through Friday until 10 p.m., or 36 straight hours. Several other Premium centers, including Orlando Vineland Premium... 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 >>

Macerich celebrates expansion of FO Niagara Falls

The grand opening of the 175,000-sf expansion of Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (N.Y.) USA took place on Nov. 6. Owner/operator Macerich welcomed more than 30 new retailers, including Asics, Barbour, Disney, Helly Hansen, Merrell, Swarovski, Vera Bradley and White House | Black Market. Several existing tenants relocated to the newer space, including Brooks Brothers, Dressbarn, Puma,... 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 >>

Tanger expansions open in time for the holidays

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has opened three expansions to existing projects in time for the holidays: The 153,000-sf expansion of Tanger Outlets Cookstown (Ont.) opened on Nov. 7, nearly doubling the center to 309,000 sf. An hour north of Toronto, the 19-year-old center was acquired by Tanger and RioCan REIT in December 2011 for $61.2 million. The 40 new tenants include American... more >>

Outlet Site fight erupts in Tulsa market

Three planned projects in Tulsa, Okla. – a market with fewer than 1 million residents – are so close in proximity and quality that in early November a group of 20 retailers flew in for site visits to compare and contrast projects proposed by these developers: • Horizon Group Properties, 355,000 sf, 2017 opening, in Tulsa city limits at 129th East Avenue and Interstate 44. Horizon opened... more >>

Simon expanding Las Vegas-North

Simon is halfway along in its 150,000-sf phase 3 expansion of Premium Outlets Las Vegas–North. The 34-store expansion, set to open in May 2015, will augment the current 540,000-sf center, which opened in August 2003. Current anchor tenants include Adidas, Banana Republic, Burberry, Ecko Unltd., J.Crew, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren... more >>

Macerich wins three sustainability honors

Macerich has earned the 2014 Retail Leader in the Light Award bestowed by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts – one of three recent environmental laurels for the company. The NAREIT honor recognizes "consistent commitment to innovative environmental stewardship across its portfolio." The developer also was designated a Green Star 2014 by Global Real Estate... more >>

Abacus selling Birkenhead center to Mirvac Group

Abacus Property Group has entered into an agreement to sell Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre and Marina in Sydney, Australia to Mirvac Group for $270 million. Sydney-based Abacus acquired the 225,000-sf center in 2010 for $152 million in an investment partnership with South Africa-based Kirsh Holdings Group. The waterfront center opened in 1988. Tenants include Corningware Corelle &... 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 >>


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