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February 5, 2016 FORWARD | ADVERTISE

Ares buys French centers, MCG involved

Ares Management (NYSE:ARES) said on Feb. 3 that a fund it manages has acquired two designer outlet centers located in the French regional cities of Troyes and Roubaix (above) from Resolution Property for approximately €200 million. The centers will continue to be managed by McArthurGlen, which has made a minority investment in the centers as part of this transaction. The outlet centers... more >>

Neinver to manage Barakaldo

Madrid-based outlet-center developer Neinver is taking over management of the outlet portion of Megapark Barakaldo, a 128,000-m2 retail park in Spain. The center includes a 64,000-m2 outlet center, as well as big box brands IKEA, MediaMarkt, Decathlon and El Corte Inglés. It is the largest shopping complex in the Basque region. The center is Vizcaya, visible from the A8 Bilbao Santander... more >>

Simon’s Super Promo

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, being played Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif., 11 Simon properties – including five outlet centers – in the San Francisco Bay area are joining the fun with gift card giveaways, family tailgates and viewing parties on big-screen TVs. Leading up to game, football fans who stop by Simon’s Bay Area centers will have a chance to score a $50... more >>

Time Equities buys Simon center in Oregon

New York-based Time Equities said on Jan. 22 that it has acquired Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets in Troutdale, Ore., from Simon. The purchase price was $28.4 million. Now named Columbia Gorge Outlets, the 164,235-sf center is 16 miles northeast of downtown Portland, just off Interstate 84. Currently 90 percent leased, the center’s 37 tenants include Coach, Gap, Eddie Bauer, Levi’s,... more >>

Nanjing East Outlets opens

Nanjing East Outlets, a joint-venture of The Outlet! Company and WB Outlet Developments, grand opened in Zhenjiang City on Oct. 1, 2015. Although the 239,206-sf center soft-opened in February 2015, the autumn event was timed to coincide with and celebrate the National Holiday in China. Merriment was in the air, with traditional drum shows, fireworks, flash mob dances and a fashion show... more >>

Gloria Outlets opens in Taiwan

The retail scene in greater Taipei, capital of the island nation of Taiwan, has a new landmark: The 210,867-sf Gloria Outlets opened by Outlet! Company and Gloria Hotel Group on Dec. 18. The center features 90 retailers in a largely open racetrack layout, something of a novelty for Taiwanese shoppers. Plans call for three phases that will ultimately lead to a 590,000-sf center with more... more >>

Mitsui opens in northern Taiwan

Mitsui Outlet Park Linkou opened in late January in northern Taiwan. The 67,340-m2 outlet center was developed by Mitsui Fudosan of Japan. The developer has opened 12 Mitsui Outlet Parks in Japan, as well as one in Malaysia and another in China. MOP Linkou, which is 30 minutes from downtown Taipei and 20 minutes from Taoyuan International Airport, expects annual sales to exceed $170... more >>

Freeport A’Famosa Outlet opens

Freeport A’Famosa Outlet in Malacca, which soft-opened in November 2015, held a grand opening celebration on Jan. 29. The 100 percent-occupied center is a joint venture between UK-based Freeport Retail and Langkah Realiti Sdn Bhd, the owners of the A’Famosa Resort. Located just five minutes from the Alor Gajah toll on the North-South Expressway, the center is accessible to over 9... more >>

Leasing News

Gucci, Versace, Tod’s, Bally, Roger Vivier, All Saints, Sarar and A|X Armani Exchange opened in November at Simon’s San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore, Calif. SFPO is in San Francisco’s East Bay area at the intersection of Interstate 580 and El Charro Road.  CH Carolina Herrera, Helmut Lang, John Varvatos Outlet, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone and Tod’s have joined The Colonnade... more >>

By the Numbers

50 percent of millennials versus only 17 percent of baby boomers conduct product research via mobile, and 45 percent of millennials vs. just 19 percent of boomers get mobile coupons. more >>


Avison Young will manage Dahlmann Properties’ Sanibel Outlets in Fort Myers, Fla. The Outlet Resource Group will handle marketing and leasing on the center, which was acquired from Tanger Factory Outlet Centers on Jan. 12 for $26 million. VRN erred in reporting that TORG would also handle management of the 198,877-sf center. more >>

VRN Spring Outlet Retail Deal Making

Thursday-Friday, February 11-12, 2016 Loews Pacific Resort Orlando, Fla. Earlier this year! VRN Spring Outlet Retail Deal Making will return to Loews Pacific Resort Orlando, Fla., Thursday-Friday, February 11-12, 2016. The outlet center industry's must-attend spring event. Register now and save: click here. more >>

ICSC European Outlet Conference

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Business Design Centre London Brands, retailers, landlords and developers come together for this one-of-a-kind event: Representing Europe's more than 150 outlet centers operating from Ireland to Dubai and from Portugal to Russia. Dozens of new projects and expansions. Ownership changes and new joint ventures. Save the Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Business... more >>

ICSC Retail Connections 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Business Design Centre London Only in Europe, a must for global retail real estate professionals: Retailers and developers meet in the biggest and best pure deal making event for shopping center leasing. Save the Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Business Design Centre, London. Full details coming soon click here. more >>

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