The Great Recession put the $1 billion Duke Realty Corp. project years behind schedule, but progress picked up again in 2011 and 2012. A tipping point for momentum was the long-anticipated Meijer store’s opening in 2014.
Mall landlords, besieged for the past two years by the rise of online shopping and retailer bankrupties, are trying to push a new narrative of improving sales and increased demand for empty space at their properties.
Kite Realty Group Trust now sports a whopping 8.5 percent annual dividend yield—by far the highest of any publicly traded firm in Indiana—a reflection of the cold shoulder investors are giving retail real estate companies as internet sales soar higher.
An Indianapolis City-County Council panel on Monday night unanimously advanced proposals that would help Duke Realty Corp. move its headquarters from Carmel to a new $28 million office building it would build in Indianapolis.
Brookfield Property's deal to take over shopping center landlord GGP Inc. isn't winning over Wall Street analysts, nor is it scoring points with investors in retail real estate stocks, including Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group.
The collapse of Toys “R” Us Inc. is yet another blow for landlords—including Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group—who now will have gaping holes of suburban retail space up for grabs. And few tenants would want them.