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Outlets provide energy at NYDM

More than 9,500 attendees – the most ever – squared off to do business at this week's ICSC New York National Deal Making at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Outlet center developers, managers, leasing agents and marketers were in the center of the action – seen huddling with top retailers, including the real estate teams from Aeropostale, Brooks Brothers, Gap Inc., Hudson's Bay, Levi's,... 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 breaks ground on Tampa outlet project

Simon broke ground today on Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel, Fla. The targeted opening is October 2015 for the 441,000-sf project, which is at Interstate 75 and Florida State Road 56. The 57-acre site is 16 miles northeast of downtown Tampa, 80 miles west of Simon's two Orlando Premium Outlets and 50 miles north of Ellenton Premium Outlets.For further details see 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 >>

Express accelerates its outlet rollout

The original 2014 plan for Express was to augment its fleet of more than 600 stores with a new division: Express Factory Outlet. The projection: 30 stores by yearend, and sales of $30 million. Results have been so good since opening its first outlet store in April 2014 at Tanger Outlets National Harbor that the plan has been revised. The Factory division will now have at least 41 stores... 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 >>

Tenants join Taubman’s St. Louis center

Four new tenants are in place for Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield (Mo.). They include a 4,000-sf Talbots that opened in November and three others set to open in spring 2015: Hugo Boss Factory at 3,000 sf, Kate Spade Saturday at 1,800 sf and skin care brand Forever Flawless at 2,000 sf. The Hugo Boss and Kate Spade Saturday doors are firsts in the St. Louis market. The 310,000-sf... more >>

AY to rep Liebeskind Berlin in N. America

The German fashion accessories brand Liebeskind Berlin has selected Avison Young to direct its outlet expansion into the U.S. and Canada. Avison Young principals Lisa Quier Wagner and David Hinkle will lead the effort. The brand was founded in 2003 by brothers Johannes and Julian Rellecke with a focus on handbags and small leather goods. In addition to its worldwide department and... more >>

Vera Bradley taps Saks exec

Fashion accessories brand Vera Bradley has named Harry Cunningham head of store development, with responsibility for visual presentation and store merchandising across all formats. With nearly 25 years of experience, Cunningham was most recently SVP-store planning, design and visual merchandising with Saks Fifth Avenue. Among other achievements, Cunningham led the development and launch... more >>

Neinver sets green pace for Euro outlet centers

Neinver has become the first European retail property firm to earn triple ISO certification for all its centers. ISO is a global standard recognizing energy efficiency, environmental management and quality management. The green honor was bestowed by the ISO certifying and monitoring company TÜV Rheinland. Isabel Torres, country manager-Spain for the monitor, said, "Neinver's strong... more >>

Looking for Russians in Finland

There are now three separate outlet projects under way in Finland – and all will compete for Russian consumers from St. Petersburg who habitually indulge in cross-border shopping. A group led by outlet development consultant Byrne Murphy along with DEA Real Estate Advisor, GVA Sawyer, Pacific Real Estate Capital Partners and Milligan Retail is looking to start construction in Q2 2015 on... more >>


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