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Recommended Reading: The 3 Best CRE Articles of the Week

Every week, VTS scours the web to find the most insightful, valuable articles in CRE across the office, retail, and industrial sectors. Here’s what we have for you this week.

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The Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Owners By Square Feet

When the biggest commercial real estate owners make moves, the rest of the industry feels the consequences. So who are these players and how do their strategies differ? We’ve found a lot of variation at the top, with each landlord taking a unique approach to their portfolio.


Here’s our overview of the top five commercial real estate owners by square footage.

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Recommended Reading: The 3 Best CRE Articles of the Week

Every week, VTS scours the web to find the most insightful, valuable articles in CRE across the office, retail, and industrial sectors. Here’s what we have for you this week.

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West Elm Shows Retailers New Way to Reach Customers

 Ever stay in a hotel and wonder where you can buy the chic table lamp or cozy sofa? Well, if you stay at West Elm’s new hotels, everything in the room will be available to purchase online. 

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Recommended Reading: The 3 Best CRE Articles of the Week

Every week, VTS scours the web to find the most insightful, valuable articles in CRE across the office, retail, and industrial sectors. Here’s what we have for you this week.

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3 Key Trends Have Retail Broker Confidence Down in NYC, But Not Out

I had a friend and former colleague visit me in New York last month. We worked together in San Francisco back when I was a retail broker, and he’s still there riding the Bay Area’s booming economy and surging rents. But, despite San Fran’s impressive growth, its retail rents still pale in comparison to New York (“$3,000 per square foot asking rents” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue in Fog City like it does in the Big Apple.) So we decided to go on a walking tour of New York’s busiest retail corridors for comparison’s sake.

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Your Favorite Local Restaurant Might Actually Be a National Chain

On pretty much every evening, people line up around the corner trying to enter the Grimaldi’s Pizzeria flagship location near the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Recommended Reading: The 3 Best CRE Articles of the Week

Every week, VTS scours the web to find the most insightful, valuable articles in CRE across the office, retail, and industrial sectors. Here’s what we have for you this week.

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Simon, GGP Scoop up Aeropostale in Unexpected Move

Simon Property Group and General Growth Properties, the country’s two biggest mall owners, are getting understandably tired of stores in their properties closing and of the subsequent vacancies. So they couldn’t have been thrilled when Aeropostale, a large teen-apparel retailer based primarily in malls, filed for bankruptcy in May.

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Target and Other Big Box Retailers Trying Out Small, Flexible-format Stores

Perhaps bigger isn’t always better, at least when it comes to store size. Giant retailer Target’s mantra appears to be “go small, go flexible, and go urban,” as it adapts its stores to fit different locations and lifestyles.

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