FACEBOOK PLACES GIVES RETAILERS AND LANDLORDS NEW WAY TO DRIVE TRAFFIC

January 15, 2011

Social media continues to evolve. It is transforming from a technology that it is hard to calculate returns on investment to one that can more clearly drive traffic to brick-and-mortar stores.

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SHOPPING CENTER AND MALL FUNDAMENTALS STABLE, BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN

January 15, 2011

While the outlook for neighborhood and community centers remains muddy, the regional mall sector is showing clearer signs of recovery. Vacancies declined by 10 basis points, from 8.8 percent to 8.7 percent during the fourth quarter. This is the second consecutive quarter that vacancy for regional mall figures has declined after rising from the third quarter of 2007 and peaking in the second quarter of 2010 at 9.0 percent

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