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Legends Outlets Kansas City and Strategy + Style win a MAXI

  Legends Outlets Kansas City (Kan.) was the only outlet center to win a 2016 ICSC MAXI Award. The annual national award highlights the retail real estate industry’s most innovative marketing events, programs and technologies that add value to shopping centers and retail companies across the United States.  This year is also the third in a row that Strategy +Style Marketing Group, which... more >>

Madison Marquette joins BFC Partners for Empire Outlets

  BFC Partners said on May 24 that it has formed a strategic partnership with privately held Madison Marquette for Empire Outlets, New York City’s first and only outlet center. The contract was finalized during RECon in Las Vegas. Madison Marquette will coordinate leasing (handled by Casandra Properties and EB Development) and marketing and will manage the 350,000-sf center when it... more >>

CBL joins Horizon in Laredo

  CBL & Associates Properties has joined Horizon Group Properties for the development of the Outlet Shoppes at Laredo (Texas). The partnership split is 65 percent CBL and 35 percent Horizon. The Laredo project is the sixth Horizon Group outlet center that CBL has joined since 2011. The other five, in Louisville, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, El Paso and Gettysburg, total 1.94 million sf.... more >>

Neinver moves quickly on Barcelona project

  Spanish outlet developer Neinver is moving quickly and hitting all the deadlines to open Viladecans The Style Outlets near Barcelona this fall. Work on the 19,800-m2 center, estimated at more than €80 million, is going at full speed. The structure and facades are already looking finished, and the developer is focused on paving, shop interiors and facilities systems.    Joan Manuel... more >>

Craig Realty Group wins SPIRE award

  Craig Realty Group’s Outlets at San Clemente (Calif.) was honored in March with an award for superior performance by the Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County, which annually recognizes local talent and projects.  “This is a special project that unlocks unlimited potential for the economic development of the greater Orange County community,” said Catherine Falco, SPIRE awards... more >>

Vera Bradley joins Taubman outlet center

  Vera Bradley Outlet (2,800 sf) opened in May at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, Mich., 35 miles north of Detroit. The store is the second Vera Bradley Outlet in the state. Taubman Company developed the 1.4 million-sf value megamall in 1998. Tenants include Coach, J.Crew, Loft Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Gap Outlet, a 1,000-seat food court... more >>

Four new ICSC trustees have outlet connection

  Among the seven executives newly appointed to ICSC’s Board of Trustees, four are from companies with outlet connections. They are:  •    Karen Janes, SVP-global real estate, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, which operates more than 250 outlet stores worldwide •    Bobby Perlmutter, EVP-leasing, Macerich, which owns Fashion Outlet centers in Chicago and Niagara Falls and is developing... more >>

Retail analyst Dana Telsey to speak at VRN convention

   Dana Telsey, CEO and chief research officer of Telsey Advisory Group, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 VRN National Outlet Convention. The event will be Sept. 26-27 at the New York Hilton and Towers.    Well-known in retail circles, Telsey will speak to the world’s largest gathering of outlet executives on “Key Trends Impacting the Consumer, Retail and Outlet... more >>

DOC&R seeks nominations for the Outlet Hall of Fame

Developers of Outlet Centers & Retailers is seeking nominations for the 2016 Outlet Hall Fame, which will be held during the VRN National Outlet Convention in New York, Sept. 26-27. Since 2005, the Outlet Hall of Fame has honored those who have worked tirelessly to expand and shape the outlet industry in every area of development and retailing. All members of the Hall of Fame have... more >>

VRN National Convention information

  The 2016 VRN National Outlet Convention, previously called the VRN Fall Outlet Convention, has a full program that will include a pre-convention event on Sept. 25, as well as 13 hours of deal making, a networking cocktail reception, presentation of the Outlet Retail Chain Awards and the Outlet Hall of Fame at the seated luncheon, plus a half day of educational sessions targeting top... more >>


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