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October 15, 2015 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

NED to open third center, Outlets of Little Rock, tomorrow

New England Development will open 328,563-sf Outlets of Little Rock on Friday, Oct. 16. The developer has gone from zero to three outlet centers within 22 months: NED opened centers in Palm Beach in February 2014 and in Asheville, N.C., this May. The Little Rock site is at the junction of Interstates 30 and 430 about 10 miles from downtown; it is the only outlet center in the state and is at... more >>

Tanger trims portfolio, sells five non-core outlet centers

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has completed the sale of five outlet centers to two separate buyers for a total of $150.7 million. Craig Realty Group acquired Tanger Outlets Barstow (Calif.) for $106.7 million. The estimated cap rate on the 171,300-sf property is 5.8 percent. Craig will rename the 20-year-old center Outlets at Barstow.  Tanger sold two centers in Kittery, Maine, and... more >>

McArthurGlen breaks ground on Designer Outlet Provence

McArthurGlen held groundbreaking ceremonies Oct. 13 for Designer Outlet Provence in Miramas, Bouche-du-Rhône. MCG will invest €120 million in the 25,000-m2 project, with a targeted opening in 2017. The site is about 30 minutes from Marseille, Nimes and Avignon. Miramas is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France, which draws 31 million visitors annually, of which 20... more >>

Fashion House Moscow starts phase 2

Fashion House Group has begun construction on a 4,500-m2 expansion of Fashion House Outlet Centre Moscow with opening planned for November 2016. The center opened in June 2013 at more than 15,000 m2 and both footfall and sales have increased by nearly 30 percent this year. One factor: The Leningradskoe highway opened an extension that cuts travel time from downtown Moscow nearly in... more >>

Genting UK set to open Outlets at Resorts World Birmingham

Genting UK will partly open its 538,000-sf mixed-use Resorts World Birmingham, England, on Oct. 21, including Next Outlet, Nike Factory and Gap Outlet along with several other outlet stores. Genting UK said additional outlet retailers will open in coming weeks, along with restaurants, bars and spa facilities. An 11-screen Cineworld will open Oct. 23 and the four-star Genting Hotel is... more >>

Outlet veterans Hinkle, Wagner form The Outlet Resource Group

Veteran outlet industry professionals David Hinkle and Lisa Wagner have formed The Outlet Resource Group, an all-purpose development consultancy for outlet center financing, acquisitions, leasing, marketing and tenant representation. The principals have appointed three executives, Mitchell Brown, COO and SVP-marketing; Ron Simkin, SVP-leasing; and Marc Gurstel, VP-leasing. TORG has... more >>

Simon EVP Richard Lewis retires; Larry Weinstein takes his place

Larry Weinstein has been promoted to EVP-leasing for Simon Premium Outlets, from senior VP-leasing in the division. Weinstein succeeds Richard Lewis, who retired Oct. 31 from the position. Lewis joined Simon in 2004 when the company acquired Chelsea Property Group, where he was senior VP-domestic leasing. Weinstein joined Simon in 2001; he previously had worked at First Washington... more >>

Daniel Losantos named CEO of Neinver

Daniel Losantos has been named CEO of Neinver, the second-largest operator of outlet centers in Europe. Losantos joined the company in 2011, working in a business development role. He was promoted to managing director in 2012. Prior to joining Neinver, he had worked in finance with the boutique agency A&G. He is a son of Jose Maria Losantos y del Campo, who founded the company in... more >>


"We will be opening several stores with Lagerfeld within the next 12 months. The first few stores will be flagships. And then there is a strong possibility we will open Karl Lagerfeld Outlet stores." - Morris Goldfarb, CEO, G-III Apparel Group, November 2015 VRN more >>

By the numbers

On Aug. 13 Simon opened the 185,000-sf phase 2 at San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore, taking it to 697,247 sf, the 8th largest outlet center in North America The center, which opened in Nov. 2012 at 512,247 sf, will ultimately gain 50 more tenants for an ultimate store count of more than 180. - Simon's Summer: SFPO expansion opens, October 2015 VRN more >>

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Who follows @ValueRetailNews on Twitter? Retailer leasing executives. Outlet center developers. Real estate advisors. Brand strategists. VRN tweets are retweeted by an amazing range of companies 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... more >>

Outlet Agenda

ICSC New York National Conference Monday-Tuesday, December 7-8, 2015 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC This two-day event has become the cold-weather complement to RECon. More than 9,500 attended the 2014 edition. Deal making. Networking. How-to panels, research results, action plans and much more. Outlet industry colleagues form a key cohort of this vital and growing retail real... more >>


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