August 17, 2015

Jonas Prising, CEO of staffing firm ManpowerGroup, has joined the board of directors of Kohl’s Corp.

May 1, 2015

EBay Inc. shareholders have reportedly voted themselves a measure of power to nominate directors on the company’s board.

April 13, 2015

The Children's Place Inc. has rejected three board of directors nominees from shareholders Barington Capital Group L.P. and Macellum Advisors GP LLC.

March 5, 2015

Ascena Retail Group Inc. has named board member Randy L. Pearce to the newly created role of lead independent director.

December 30, 2014

The statement  “class action for wage and hour violations” has become an all too familiar phrase in the retail industry. 

November 21, 2014

 X Team International, an international alliance of retail real estate advisors with expertise in more than 45 major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, released third quarter transactional volumes totaling $746 million, bringing its year-to-date transactional volume to more than $2.24 billion. 

October 23, 2014

 Winick Realty Group has secured two retail leases at the base of the 177-unit PowerHouse Condominium, located at 50-09 Second Street in Long Island City, N.Y.

October 22, 2014

 Retail real estate services firm Levin Management has inked more than three dozen new leases, renewals and expansions totaling 277,000 sq. ft. during the past four months, announced Matthew K. Harding, president.

October 21, 2014

While mixed-use development is an aspirational goal for many communities and real estate professionals, the recipe for mixed-use success has been notoriously difficult to pin down.

August 27, 2014

As the holiday season approaches, many retailers will ramp up their staff to accommodate the increase in customers and other operational demands. However, in today’s era of widespread employment litigation, employers must be even more conscientious of the legal liabilities and practical consequences they face during this time of year.

July 16, 2014

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT), a New York-based real estate investment trust, has completed the acquisition of the ground and operating leases at 112 West 34th Street and the ground lease at 1400 Broadway for a total of approximately $734 million in cash, common stock and operating partnership units.

July 7, 2014

PetSmart investor Longview Asset Management LLC, Chicago, has joined activist investor Jana Partners in calling for the retail chain to consider a sale.

June 24, 2014

▲ Understand the assets covered by your leases: Taken together, leases are more than just one of a chain’s largest costs — they are the largest fixed expense, and they are fixed for the long term. As a rule, individual leases average seven to 10 years.

“Understanding that is critical,” said Michael P. Glimcher, chairman and CEO, Glimcher Realty Trust, Columbus, Ohio. “For a cost so large, you should have a strong knowledge about the assets covered by your leases.”

June 11, 2014

Target Corp. announced at its annual meeting on Wednesday that the company’s shareholders re-elected its entire 10-member board of directors. Shareholders also approved the company’s executive compensation plan.

May 29, 2014

Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. shareholders approved, at a special meeting of shareholders held May 28, the previously disclosed merger agreement that provides for the acquisition of the company.

May 7, 2014

Simon Property Group plans to distribute all of the common shares of Washington Prime Group Inc. to Simon stockholders.

May 2, 2014

Mike George likes to say that his company is in the retail real estate information business. “Our clients buy, sell and lease retail real estate,” said George, principal and president of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.- based Mid-America Real Estate Group. “Clients that buy and sell real estate rely on us for information that helps them make the best business decisions. When clients hire us to manage and lease shopping centers, they want our information-based decisions.”

May 1, 2014

Editor’s Note: The 25th annual survey of Fastest-Growing Managers surveys new domestic and international third-party management and leasing contracts obtained during the 2013 calendar year and ranks the top performers. As always, the measuring stick is square footage.

March 27, 2014

Divaris Real Estate has announced the signing of two new leases for a combined 7,700 sq. ft. and one lease renewal for 3,612 sq. ft. in the greater Richmond area.

February 7, 2014

Levin Management inked 27 new leases and lease renewals totaling more than 190,000 sq. ft. over the past several months.

November 26, 2013

Dollar General, Lily’s As Seen on TV, Sunrise Pizzeria and General Nutrition Corporation have all signed leases for retail space in Virginia, according to Divaris Real Estate, which represented the shopping centers in the transactions.

October 2, 2013

The Sembler Company leased 58,000 sq. ft. in Florida during August. Here are the individual lease signings:

September 20, 2013

Divaris Real Estate has renewed two retail leases totaling more than 9,500 sq. ft. in Richmond, Va.