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March 11, 2011

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Commercial Lending Rebounds, Open-Air Conference

Commercial real estate finance has regrouped amid improving economic conditions and there’s now an abundance of lenders chasing down a growing number of mostly Class A retail real estate purchases, said a panel of high-profile lenders Thursday at the ICSC … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

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ICSC PRESENTS 600th NEXT GENERATION PROGRAM IN SAN FRAN!

“Improve Your Learning Curve- An Introduction to ICSC Northern California’s Mentoring Program” NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is proud to present the 600th Next Generation Program. The conference will take place April … Continue reading

February 1, 2011

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Northeast Storm Slams Store Sales in Region–ICSC and Goldman Sachs

  Another week, another storm seemed to derail the consumers’ ability to shop, which in turn was accentuated since January is a low-volume month for sales. The ICSC-Goldman Sachs (ICSC-GS) chain-store sales index for the latest week ending on January … Continue reading

January 31, 2011

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Commercial Real Estate Recovery Has Legs, PwC Poll Finds

A poll of investors, lenders, executives and other commercial real estate stakeholders conducted by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found a generally optimistic attitude towards the industry in 2011. Of the more than 200 respondents, more than 70 percent indicated that … Continue reading

January 27, 2011

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Walmart to Spend $500 Million Expanding Canadian Footprint in 2011…

Target isn’t the only U.S.-based discounter interested in Canada these days. Walmart’s Canadian division announced that it plans to spend $500 million opening 40 new supercentres and expanding, remodelling or relocating existing stores in the coming year. The expansion includes … Continue reading

January 25, 2011

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J.C. Penney to close outlets, catalog division, six stores

Picture Source: http://bit.ly/eNiqY3  J.C. Penney Co. is to wind down its catalog and outlet operations, and close down underperforming stores, it announced today. The retailer also said it has taken on two new board members — activist investor William Ackman … Continue reading

January 20, 2011

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Conference on Open Air Centers

Conference on Open Air Centers 9 – 11 March, 2011 – Dallas, TX Join us in Dallas for the only ICSC Conference in 2011 featuring all-Open Air formats. Here are just Five Great Reasons to sign up: 1. Access to … Continue reading