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The Simpson Organization Acquires Vero Beach Outlets

The Simpson Organization, an Atlanta-based real estate investment banking firm, announced that it has purchased Vero Beach Outlets.  The open and operating 329,000-square-foot outlet center is home to more than 60 leading designer and brand name retailers. According to Boyd Simpson, president, The Simpson Organization, Vero Beach Outlets brings a successful performance history along with... more >>

Wilmorite Acquires Macy’s Building for Marketplace Conversion

Wilmorite announced that it has purchased the Macy’s building at the Marketplace Mall in Henrietta, N.Y., as a key step in the plan to convert the center from a full-price mall to an outlet center. The Macy’s building and parcel are critical to attracting restaurant and outlet retailers to the project, according to Wilmorite. Preliminary plans contemplate partial demolition of the... more >>

Neinver Launches Ad Campaign for The Style Outlets

Neinver has unveiled a new international campaign for its brand The Style Outlets, an international platform that operates outlet centers in Europe. The consumer-centered campaign features the slogan “Hunters, welcome” to reflect the sense of motivation the consumer feels during his shopping experience at the centers, including the excitement of thinking ahead and being able to find... more >>

DOC&R Awards Three Outlet Scholarships

Three college students have been named the 2017 recipients of scholarships awarded by Developers of Outlet Centers and Retailers. The outlet trade group, founded in 1989, created the scholarship program to help nurture college students majoring in retail or real estate. The 2017 recipients each received $2,500 grants in March and trips to VRN deal-making conventions to connect with... more >>

Asheville Outlets Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service

Asheville Outlets announced a new, free shuttle bus service available for Asheville hotels, convention locations and local attractions. The bus will run daily on a call-for-service basis from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with final drop offs at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, the bus can be reserved for private group transportation to and from the outlet center. The service started in April. “We are... more >>


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