Value Retail News: August, 2008

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August 2008

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Breaking New Ground
VRN asks a dozen first-time outlet–center developers why they’re taking the risk. Their answers prove to be enlightening and diverse.

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Who’s Building What?
VRN’s Planned Phase 1 Outlet Center chart reveals developers’ plans for their projects, including project names, their markets, timetables, square footages and partners.

Site Fights Renewed
The long-dormant outlet-center site fight, prominent more than a decade ago, has returned with a vengeance. VRN profiles four tantalizing markets: Richmond, Va.; Jackson, Miss.; and Dallas and Laredo, Texas.

Veterans’ Steady Pace
Their portfolios aren’t the biggest in the industry but these five experienced outletcenter developers continue to open thriving centers. VRN profiles their eight planned projects.

Jumping on Board
More than a dozen developers new to the outlet industry hope to open their first centers within the next two years, and VRN looks at some of their plans.

The Pack Leaders
Every business has its leaders, and for U.S. outlet-center development, four companies – Chelsea, Tanger, Prime and Craig – lead the pack in planned projects and expansions.


News Up Front
Industry veteran Bob Berger dies; Chelsea Property Group breaks ground on Cincinnati Premium Outlets; Simon Property Group’s Potomac Mills plans 84,000-sf expansion; GIII, parent company of Andrew Marc and licenser of Kenneth Cole and Nine West goods, acquires Wilsons; Craig Realty’s Woodburn Company Stores to expand by 27,260 sf; Lightstone REIT buys minority interest in 20 Prime centers.