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MCG opens Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport today

McArthurGlen today opened its first outlet center outside of Europe: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport. The 242,000-sf center, a JV with the Vancouver Airport Authority and Simon (as a 40-percent owner), is the first outlet center in British Columbia and the 12th outlet center in Canada. Vancouver hosts more than 8 million visitors annually, with the largest contingents... more >>

Tanger readies Grand Rapids center opening

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is in final preparation for the grand opening of its 343,932-sf Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids (Mich.) on July 31. Between 75 and 80 tenants will open, bolstered by centerwide promotions to include chances to win a $250 gift card by mobile-posting new looks prompted by a People StyleWatch fashion editor, a $5,000 closet makeover and $3,000 shopping spree and... more >>

Luxury tenants slated for SF Premium Outlets expansion

A select group of luxury retailers will be part of the tenant roster in the 190,000-sf expansion of San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore, Calif., on Aug. 13. Local media posted a partial list of new tenants, including: A/X Armani Exchange, CH Carolina Herrera, Ermenegildo Zegna, Jimmy Choo, Rag & Bone New York, Scotch & Soda, Ted Baker London, Tory Burch, UGG Australia, Versace... more >>

Tanger courts Asian shoppers via China UnionPay

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has started a partnership with the China-based UnionPay International payment network to provide convenient purchasing options to cardholders from several Asian countries. "As we continue to see an increase in shoppers from China, Korea and Japan at key centers in our portfolio, we are constantly seeking new ways to accommodate this growing consumer group... more >>

Neinver starts construction of Viladecans outlets

Neinver has begun construction of the 213,125-sf phase 1 of Viladecans The Style Outlets in southwest Barcelona, its sixth center in Spain. Target date for opening is fall 2016. The developer plans to open the Viladecans center with 100 stores. A planned 72,118-sf phase 2 will provide sf for another 30 retailers.Neinver's finance partner in the development is TH Real Estate (formed in... more >>

IOJ Centers of Interest issue

The 2015 Centers of Interest issue will be coming soon from VRN's International Outlet Journal. This special advertorial issue, which is going to press in July, will feature existing and planned retail centers around the globe that are tenanted by or currently seeking outlet brands. For more information, check out IOJ's Centers of Interest for pricing and deadlines. 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 >>

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 >>

VRN outlet development tweets read by thousands

Outlet center developers and managers, retailers and brands, real estate leasing advisors and brokers are reading and reacting to VRN tweets – more than 20,000 impressions monthly. Readers including CBL Properties, Cherokee Nation, Empire Outlets NYC, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Howard Hughes, Kimco, Lowry Outlet, New England Development, Outlets at Little Rock, Outlets of Brazil,... more >>

10,000 subscribers and growing: Global Outlet NewsBrief

If you like reading Global Outlet NewsBrief and know someone who'd like to receive it regularly, click the "FORWARD" button to have a copy emailed to him or her. They'll find it easy to subscribe or to opt out at any time. Every two weeks the editors of VRN and IOJ provide up-to-the-minute news and follow-up analysis on: outlet industry pipeline updates, outlet chain activity, outlet... 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 >>


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