AFFLUENT SHOPPERS ARE SPENDING again, enabling posh malls and retailers to put the recession behind them at last. Find out more in this month's cover story.

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Franchised stores, versus start-ups, enable entrepreneurs, landlords and bankers to sleep better.

A weak dollar is fueling strong sales at U.S. shopping centers bordering Canada and Mexico.

The acquisition of LoopNet by CoStar will create a formidable digital property listing entity.

Malls flourish as the city sheds its reputation for lawlessness.



Americans are spending slightly less time shopping than in the past few years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


 Menno Maas takes over property advisory firm DTZ amidst turmoil in Europe and the Mideast.


Aldi's first mall supermarket is meeting with success in Chicago.


More lifestyle centers are lowering rental rates to compete with malls for tenants.