The outlet industry’s real estate consultants find their Web pages to be an inexpensive way to spread the word. VRN looks at five consultants using the Web to their best
Outlet Center Heroes
Almost every outlet center is a willing partner in its community’s charitable and civic programs, recognizing that good will and fellowship go a long way in the consumer’s
mind. VRN features a few of these outlet center heroes.
It was bound to happen in the independentspirited, environment-conscious Green Mountain State. EuroWest Properties’ Essex Shoppes & Cinema has gone green – incorporating
techniques that range from the use of energy-efficient light bulbs to lowering the thermostat – and earned an official State of Vermont designation to prove and promote it.
News Up Front
The world’s largest outlet-center owner told analysts in January that 2009 will see pressure put on occupancy, but there are still chains that want to grow; the former Belz outlet
mall in Las Vegas has won expansion approval; a new outlet-center site in Texas has a great site, a new joint-venture partner, commitments from 70 tenants, and a rotten economy.