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April 18, 2011

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Easton Town Center is emulated the world over

By Dees Stribling If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, there was nary a more sincerely flattered project than the 1.7 million-square-foot retail component of Easton Town Center during the building boom of a few years ago. Today, 10 … Continue reading

April 11, 2011

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Limiting Liability: Landlords and Tenants Work Together to Create Safer Shopping Centers

By María Bird Picó Declining sales and property values and a generally sour economy offered developers little scope for revenue growth at the end of 2009. But U.S. landlord Developers Diversified Realty saw one area, at least, where it could … 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

March 2, 2011

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Retail development surges in Ecuador

By María Bird Picó When the Quicentro Sur mall opened in Quito, Ecuador, last September, the country’s biggest bank, Banco Pichincha, opened three high-tech, nonstaffed branches in it. The city’s tech-loving northern residents like them. Those in the southern neighborhoods, … Continue reading

February 2, 2011

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How Antara Polanco Revived a Corner of Mexico City..

How Antara Polanco Revived a Corner of Mexico City By Maria Bird Pico Skeptics predicted that Antara Polanco would become a white elephant, albeit a beautiful one. Instead, not only has this architecturally precocious mixed-use center grown over the past … Continue reading

January 19, 2011

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Retail Drives Caribbean Growth, Conference Hears…

The retail boom taking place in emerging markets has not skipped over the Caribbean region thanks to the continuing and steady growth of tourism and government initiatives to attract private investment, speakers said Tuesday during the first day of ICSC´s … Continue reading