Testimonials

Who uses DMM and what some of them they have to say...

Retailers

, major retail chains and up-and -coming retailers alike use DMM to locate and analyze new locations, review existing markets as well as pinpoint the competition. Specialty and Seasonal Retailers, such as those leasing carts, kiosks and in-line space on a short-term basis year round or just during the holiday season, also rely on us. DMM helps identify those major centers with specialty leasing programs and the specialty retail leasing contact.

Barbara McGovern

"Love the new mapping feature! And I love using the Mall Directory online-thought I would miss using the big book but….not at all! "

Barbara McGovern
— Real Estate Dept., Brooks Brothers


Peter LaColla

"We started using DMM online last year. The completeness of the data, the accessibility of the site, the ease of use has made marvel at how we got along with out in the past. Years of reluctance to subscribe to yet another data service, I now view not having this system as potential cost. How many hours have we wasted searching for data that could have been out our fingertips all along? DMM is a must-have product for our company. "

Peter LaColla, CEO
— Street Corner News


Bill Simms

"The DMM database is an important piece of our strategic planning process. It helps us quickly identify centers that should be on our radar as we investigate future opportunities. The depth of information offered is unique and highly valuable."

Bill Simms, Divisional Vice President - Planning and Analysis
— Helzberg Diamonds


Michael Duarte

"ShoppingCenters.com has played a very important role in how I do business. With amazing reports and a tremendous amount of current data at my fingertips we are able to have a complete overview of where our business currently is and where we need to focus on growing our real estate. With much less effort from my team we can now identify opportunities with the proper geographical data and competitive analysis in easy to use reports containing all the statistics we require to make a decision."

Michael Duarte, Vice President
— Cellairis


Kathleen Pelzman

"I have been with See's since 1979 and Directory of Major Malls is certainly an excellent tool for our research of Shopping Centers throughout the country. It is a huge resource for me and one I think could benefit those just starting out in retail and shopping center leasing. I have used it for many years - first the printed directory and now online - for our continual expansion throughout the country. DMM is my #1 tool, for the majority of our research. It provides the detail I need and the ease of navigating the website is really appreciated."

Kathleen Pelzman, Real Estate Manager
— See's Candies


Sharon Yu

"Minime recently started using Directory of Major Malls and we've already had great success. All the information they provide has proven very helpful. We are also impressed with Directory of Major Malls' customer service and attention to detail. There are now several major department stores interested in Minime, because of the contacts we got from the directory. Special thanks to Tama Shor ~ Publisher of Directory of Major Malls!"

Sharon Yu, Director
— Minimeusa.com


Brian R. Dwan

"As you know I have been a strong supporter of your program on computer. This tool not only saves time it also saves money being able to analyze malls that may or may not be right for our business, without actually having to visit them. It is also useful for my real estate meetings as far as presentations DMM is one of the pieces for getting my locations approved. I have been in the business for twenty years and using your program for at least ten I think and will continue to be a strong supporter. Thanks again."

Brian R. Dwan
— Triple R, LLC - Retail Realty (former VP of Real Estate @ Liz Claiborne)


Frank J. Schools

"Pacific Sunwear has been using databases from Directory of Major Malls for many years. We use the demographic information in real estate decisions. We also find the other information very helpful. I have always been impressed by Directory of Major Malls customer service and attention to detail."

Frank J. Schools, past Vice President of Finance
— Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.


Frank Fox

"Genesco Inc. has used the Directory of Major Malls since its inception. A handful of years ago we also began subscribing to DOC (Directory On Computer). This has proven to be a great "one two" punch that is so easy to use, even I can do it! Finally, we've had good success with customized demographic programs that we have purchased from DOC. Updated every 6 months, it provides us with the latest, most accurate demographic information available to the industry. With multiple concepts (Johnston & Murphy, Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Underground Station and Lids) it has paid for itself many times over in helping the overall accuracy of our new site selections."

Frank Fox, Regional Vice President of Real Estate
— Genesco Inc., Nashville,TN


Sue Waldman

"The Directory of Major Malls has been my primary retail source for over 20 years. I use it constantly to research specific information, such as trade area competition as well as mall co-tenancy. The Directory is a reliable reference tool I keep close at hand. In this ever-changing retail climate, it's nice to have a constant source that you can depend on."

Sue Waldman, Director of Real Estate
— Spencer Gifts


Real Estate Analyst

"I use your directory on a daily basis, it has been an excellent recourse for me in site selection and market analysis. I just wanted to let you know that you have an extremely happy customer at The Children's Place. Thank you."

Real Estate Analyst
— The Children's Place


Chris Youngs

"I have been a mall-based retailer since 1987, and have owned a mall-based retail business since 1993. My company currently operates in 500 malls nationwide, and we have an aggressive expansion plan for the next 3 years. I began using the Directory of Major Malls on my very first day in the industry and still refer to it almost every day. I consider it a crucial tool for our expansion plans. I've investigated other mall directories over the years, but nowhere else have I been able to find all of the truly important information on shopping centers necessary to grow my business. After 18 years of use, I can comfortably state that DMM is the most productive and most useful directory of shopping malls available. "

Chris Youngs, Partner
— CTM Group Inc. D/B/A South Mountain Kiddie Rides


"I have been involved with retail leasing for 30 years, first in the corporate world as Director of Real Estate for Walden Books and now as President of my own Retail Consulting Company. In those capacities I found the Directory of Malls on Computer to be an invaluable tool. As a consultant, I would be lost without this service. It provides me with up to date information of any center in the country at my fingertips. The benefits far exceed the cost."

Bill Anderson
— Anderson Consulting


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"DMM is my "Go To" resource for site selection to insure malls are a demographic match to ours! This site provides a cross-check that is vital to my decision making."

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— Director of retail development, Rosetta Stone Ltd


Owner/Developers and Management

companies who build and manage shopping centers and malls use DMM to help them analyze the tenant mix of other centers in their area, other locations of stores that are tenants in their centers and identify companies which oversee other major retail centers in their market(s).

Anita Davis

"I'm a fan of 'Directory of Major Malls.' I find it to be one of the most comprehensive references to shopping centers throughout the United States and Canada. It's a wonderful resource. "

Anita Davis, Vice President, Specialty Leasing
— Taubman Companies


Deborah Georgetti-Piro

"If you want to keep up to date in our ever changing industry, I would highly recommend you adding this to your library. It works for both retailers and developers. I often use their maps to easily find competing centers in major markets when traveling on business. Three words describe it.."Worth Every Penny"! "

Deborah Georgetti-Piro , Senior Vice President
— Senior Vice President at The Mills/A Simon Company


Mitchel Friedman

"We are extremely pleased with Directory of Major Malls. We use a custom dataset and import it into our primary line of business application. Their comprehensive and complete data has streamlined our processes and allowed us to turn what was highly disorganized data into highly valuable information. This in turn has allowed us to service our clients better. Thanks DMM! "

Mitchel Friedman, Senior Vice President
— RCS Real Estate Advisors


Barbara Ivankovich, SCMD

"We have subscribed to the Directory of Major Malls from its inception. The members of our leasing and management teams use this as a major reference throughout the year. It is an integral research component of the tools we use in our daily business practices."

Barbara Ivankovich, SCMD, Vice President
— Mall Marketing & Corporate Relations, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.


Michael P. McCarty

"Knowledge is power. In our business, access to reliable information about retail real estate is critical. The Directory of Major Malls has had a place in our library for many years and continues to be one of the most useful sources of information."

Michael P. McCarty, (former) Senior Vice President
— Research & Corporate Communications, Simon Property Group


Kimberly Jones

"I really have found that the Directory of Major Malls has been a great asset to my work. Whenever my supervisor has a project for me to work on regarding shopping malls it allows me to use this software. It is so informative!!!"

Kimberly Jones
— Leasing Department, Highwoods Properties


Finance

--Financial Institutions and investments companies need to react quickly to changes in the industry such as store chain closings and openings, the sale of portfolios of shopping centers and malls sales, new developments and construction and properties affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods. The investment portfolios they analyze are affected by this type of activity on a daily basis.

Richard W. Latella, MAI, MRICS

"Cushman & Wakefields's Valuation & Advisory Services Group has been a long time subscriber to the Directory of Major Malls. Our Retail practice has 50 professionals supported by 10 Market Research Specialists who are in need of timely and accurate information in the course of our work. The ability to access the Directory of Major Malls on line 24/7 has had a significant positive impact on the services we are able to offer our clients."

Richard W. Latella, MAI, MRICS, Executive Managing Director National Practice Leader-Retail Industry Group
— Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.


 Anne Marie Parker

"We are thoroughly enjoying the web service with Directory of Major Malls."

Anne Marie Parker, Research Analyst
— Sandy Jackson Associates, Inc.


"I've used DMM for many years and have been very impressed by the consistency and accuracy of their reporting. They have done an excellent job capturing information and maintaining their database of properties. I know of no other source with such extensive coverage and reliability. "

Jack Kern, Managing Director
— Kern Investment Research


Suppliers and Service

companies involved in such things as the sale of security uniforms, recycling services, energy management, stroller rentals and gift card programs use DMM to identify and contact new prospects and sales leads at the individual centers. The DMM Top 50 Portfolio section in the print Directory also allows them to evaluate the size of a company based upon the number of listings they oversee. DMM CD and Online allow them to search by specific companies and export contact information for various marketing campaigns.

Thomas J. Martin

"As a leading provider of commercial holiday decorations to major retail establishments throughout the US, Downtown Decorations, Inc. continually requires up-to-date and accurate information and data on not only the centers themselves, but also on the decision makers behind the scenes. The Directory of Major Malls provides us with not only detailed custom reporting that is responsible for increasing our prospecting velocity, but also provides access to their online directory that is continually being maintained and updated our account executives are on the site daily. Their information is priceless, and their service is exceptional! "

Thomas J. Martin, Director of Project Management
— Downtown Decorations, Inc.


James Pagano

"The DMM database is the single most powerful tool in our toolkit. It allows us to capture and manipulate a plethora of valuable information in a timely fashion. Candidly, there's not a week that goes by where I don't reference the database and extrapolate relevant, useful data. In short, the DMM product allows us to work smart!"

James Pagano, Senior Vice President Business Development
— Boston Barricade Company


Teresa Schmidt

"I have been using the Major Mall Directory since 1991 to contact Marketing Directors for our audio products. I love the on line edition - there is no other directory that offers anything close to what the DMM offers as far as filtering the information that we need to keep our database of both old and new mall projects updated. Its a wealth of information and if you provide products or services to malls, its a MUST HAVE. "

Teresa Schmidt, President
— Audio Dynamix


Daniel Kraft

"As President of National Site Selection Service, I find ShoppingCenters.com an invaluable resource. The website is instrumental in my obtaining pertinent data on various shopping centers prior to conducting a site search. "

Daniel Kraft, President
— National Site Selection Service, Inc.


Dan Katz

"I've been a loyal subscriber of Directory of Major Malls / ShoppingCenters.com for many years and find it to be a valuable source of information for our business. The publication does a great job of updating the latest information on retailers and shopping center developments. "

Dan Katz, President & CEO
— Katz & Associates Corp.


Michael J. O'Keefe

"Working with DMM, continues to ensure I receive a quality listing of property management professionals. The Directory of Major Malls continues to be an excellent marketing tool. With the Directory of Major Malls, I get a complete list of present and potential property managers and owners. It lets me see who owns what and where it is. It lets me personally contact the right decision makers to discuss our products and services. The cost of the CD is cheap compared to the time I would waste speaking to the wrong people. Most of all, I enjoy the networking and your professionalism. "

Michael J. O'Keefe, President
— The O'Keefe Group - Waste Management and Consulting


"Our company had been a subscriber to the Directory of Major Malls Printed Edition for many years, but we love the Directory on the Web. This has become an invaluable source of information for us, since our entire business is dedicated to serving owners and managers of shopping malls. Now I can access information from my laptop computer anywhere I travel instead of being anchored to my office desk and the large printed directory. We are able to use the features of the Directory on the Web to locate specific information about our customers and prospects, gather data for direct mail and other marketing campaigns, and for many other uses. We always had this capability, but it's much easier on the web."

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— PrePaid Gift Card Company


Other Industry Professionals

such as retail site advisors and consultants, marketing/advertising agencies, media buying companies, architectural and design firms, construction companies, manufacturers and more use DMM data to make the right decisions for their clients and their own businesses.

David O'Niones

"We (PLAYTIME) have been with DMM for many years now. We truly view them as a partner. At the outset of any project, we turn to the Directory of Major Malls on the web to familiarize ourselves with the property. Their ongoing research and updates keep us informed with the latest information of almost any center / developer / market we are involved with. What they offer by way of their advanced search options allows us to hone in on exactly what we're looking for. Additionally, their staff has always been accommodating, most responsive and a complete pleasure to work with. We value our partnership with DMM and view the Directory as an integral step within our processes internally. I would highly recommend the Directory to anyone involved in retail and the shopping center industry. Keep up the good work DMM!"

David O'Niones, VP/ Retail
— Playtime, LLC


Ken Garagiola

"The Directory of Major Malls is a great resource and a very useful tool for accessing mall information. The Directory has a consistent information format making it easy to access and understand shopping center information. It is an excellent cross-check for site evaluations with our client base, both tenant and landlord. I sincerely believe this is the most comprehensive Directory available today and well worth the investment."

Ken Garagiola, Managing Member
— Century 4 Retail Advisors, LLC


Bill Speer

"As a shopping center industry research professional for more than 30 years, I have come to rely on the data contained in the Directory of Major Malls as a critical element of my competitive analysis. I have been a subscriber since 1983, and have always been impressed with the continuing improvement in the product, its versatility (especially with the online version), accuracy and timeliness."

Bill Speer, Principal
— Speer Consulting LLC


Pat Martin

"This is like the Rice Krispy Treat commercial.....it's so fast and easy....I wait a day to give back the information back to my team so they think I worked really hard to retrieve the study they requested when it normally only takes under an hour."

Pat Martin, Director Retail Operations
— MediaPlace


Heidi Maybruck

"Would highly recommend this excellent source of information for this industry ! "

Heidi Maybruck, Independant Consultant at
— Steiner + Associates / The Maybruck Group


Andy Alsop

"Directory of Major Malls (DMM) provides a comprehensive database of the major malls in the US. They are a wonderful, independently owned operation that has been doing business for decades and represents the largest database of US major malls. DMM is a great partner for TheRetailPlanet.com and they help our mutual customers through this excellent database of information. "

Andy Alsop, Business Development
— TheRetailPlanet.com