August 17, 2015

For many, the concept of an outlet mall is associated with not only appealing deals on name-brand products, but also with driving long distances to get to the far-flung locations where outlets have traditionally been located.

August 4, 2015

Some shopping centers are getting dog friendly.

July 17, 2015

Mike Kercheval, president and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers, is making the case for the use of robots in shopping malls.

July 8, 2015

Aventura Mall is the first U.S. shopping center to deploy a state-of-the-art digital map solution.

July 6, 2015

Here are some of the ways shopping centers around the nation can develop the right programs to give back:Shopping Centers: Four Strategies for Giving Back

June 26, 2015

Malls have long been physical spots for consumers to socialize, and Mall of America is trying to extend that social aspect into the digital space.

June 19, 2015

Cypress Equities, the management company for Brookwood Village, announced its plans for updating the interior of the two-level shopping center that straddles the communities of Homewood and Mountain Brook.

June 5, 2015

While empty, decaying malls make for inspired photo shoots, most of America’s shopping malls are actually doing well. In fact, according to new data from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, shopping center occupancy rates were 92.7% at the end of 2014 – the highest level in six years.

May 15, 2015

As tens of thousands of retail real estate industry members head to Las Vegas for ICSC’s annual RECon event, I find myself reflecting on the evolution of the industry and the fundamental changes that will affect the shopping center business over the next five years.

May 15, 2015

Despite significant changes in society and online commerce, the mall remains the primary shopping destination in America. Consumer shopping habits have changed, but only slightly, according to JLL’s Shopping Preferences Survey, which polled nearly 3,000 consumers nationwide.

May 13, 2015

Tanger Factory Outlets is enhancing the grand opening events of its new centers with social media.

May 12, 2015

Canadians are not flocking over the border as much as last year, according to a recent cross-border shopping survey by marketing research firm GfK.

May 11, 2015

While empty, decaying malls make for inspired photo shoots, most of America’s shopping malls are actually doing well. In fact, according to new data from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, shopping center occupancy rates were 92.7% at the end of 2014 – the highest level in six years! Occupancy was even higher for malls (both super-regional and regional malls) at 94.2%, the highest since 1987. 

April 30, 2015

Liberty Center is Greater Cincinnati’s something-for-everyone developmentThere are mixed-use developments, town centers, and then there are PLACES, and Liberty Center is being designed to be just that when it brings 1.2 million sq. ft. of retail, restaurant, offices, residences, a hotel and three parks — including one inside the enclosed mall — to a young and affluent area of North Cincinnati.Liberty Center, opening Oct.

April 30, 2015

Customers at malls are actively posting via social media, but leaving out information that could help mall-based retailers. According to a new study from location-based social media monitoring firm Geofeedia, 91% of mall-based social posts lack relevant hashtags and/or keywords, and 8% of posts only contain photos or videos.

April 20, 2015

A. Alfred Taubman, a real estate developer who is credited with inventing the modern indoor shopping center, has died.

March 30, 2015

The death of the mall has been highly exaggerated, according to data released Monday by the International Council of Shopping Centers and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

March 11, 2015

Triple Five Group,  the company that owns and manages the nation’s largest shopping center, Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., and the largest one in North America, West Edmonton Mall, Alberta (Canada), is looking to build its largest center yet.

March 6, 2015

The retail industry is ever-changing, with shoppers now looking to malls as a place of both business and socialization. A constant evolution of attractions is needed to entice them to visit a center and then keep them coming back on a consistent basis.

March 6, 2015

The phrase “open air” conjures images of freedom and health. Increasingly, open-air shopping centers are offering consumers both of these amenities.

February 24, 2015

If we wanted to show the struggles of the classic American mall, I don’t think we could come up with a better example than Northland Mall in Southfield, Michigan.

February 23, 2015

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, warned shoppers at shopping centers to be vigilant after a terror group called for attacks at shopping venues in Canada, the U.K. and the United States, mentioning by name the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota.

February 11, 2015

The JCR Companies has acquired Manokeek Village Shopping Center in Accokeek, Maryland, just 10 minutes from the Washington, D.C. Beltway, for $22 million. The seller was Klaff Realty.

February 10, 2015

One of the interesting retail real estate trends I’ve been seeing pick up steam in the last couple of years is the willingness of many retailers to look beyond the traditional mall locations. Many are choosing locations on “hot streets,” bustling avenues within major communities that happen to be the retail hub, or in the downtown/village center area of the market.