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January 6, 2012

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Bet on art, accessories, and tire start-ups in 2012, report says

Many small retailers struggle to overcome overwhelming competition from national chains and big-box stores, causing most to go out of business within a couple of years after opening shop. But research firm IbisWorld has singled out four small-business retail sectors … Continue reading

June 29, 2011

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BLACKSTONE COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF CENTRO PROPERTIES GROUP US

- POSITIONS COMPANY TO DRIVE LEASING AND REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS – NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 – BRE Retail Holdings Inc., an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI L.P. (“Blackstone”), today announced that it has closed the previously announced transaction … Continue reading

June 10, 2011

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RECon: A View from a Newcomer

Emily Corbin, marketing & real estate student, Sam Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas My Father, a small carwash developer based in Arkansas, is always traveling and going to different meetings or conferences across the United States to promote … Continue reading

March 9, 2011

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Paris’ Biggest Retail Center to Get Major Overhaul

By Bennett Voyles Le Forum des Halles is the biggest shopping center in central Paris. It is one of Europe’s most profitable. And it is roundly hated by many Parisians, who regard the three-decade-old, nearly 650,000-square-foot center as cramped, unsafe … Continue reading