VRN - August 2016

August 2016



Tanger Outlets Columbus opens

Tanger-Simon joint venture provides a boost to Ohio’s economy.


Picking up the signals: Geo-fencing/GPS tracking

Contributing editor David Lobaugh explains why geo-fencing and GPS technologies are game-changers for landlords and retailers.

VRN National Outlet Convention Q&A with Dana Telsey

Dana Telsey, one of the country’s leading equity research analysts, shares her insights on why the outlet sector is poised to grow, top retail trends and holiday 2016 predictions.


News Up Front

Outlets of Des Moines is slated to open in October 2017; Legends Outlets and Strategy + Style win 2016 gold MAXI award; Madison Marquette joins BFC Partners on Empire Outlets; seven executives newly appointed to ICSC’s Board of Trustees

Development Briefs

Wilmorite’s Marketplace Mall to convert to an outlet center; Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores plans an expansion; St. Augustine Outlets earns a TripAdvisor honor; McArthurGlen Vancouver logs a record first year

Outlet Outlook

Top retailers Vera Bradley, Michael Kors and Express credit outlet centers for a stellar first quarter.

Staff News

Ivanhoé Cambridge names Claude Sirois president of Ivanhoé Cambridge Retail. ADCO Group has hired two industry experts.