Directory of Major Malls Breaks Barrier

The Directory of Major Malls has broken through the 5,000-listings barrier with its latest, 2008, 29th Edition providing in-depth information on the major enclosed malls, open-air centers, lifestyle/mixed-use/entertainment centers in the US and Canada. After 30 years as the main data source in the shopping center industry, said Publisher Tama J. Shor, it’s an achievement for our research team to be able to pass this benchmark and report on over 5,000 of the most important developments in our universe. In addition, we’ve also expanded our coverage to now report on over 500 properties in Canada alone. When the annual publication first began it focused on the early stages of the larger malls comprising the industry.  We’ve watched it mature and transform itself several times over, and it’s amazing to see the diversity in the types of retail complexes that now comprise this dominant part of the retail community, said Shor.

Each listing in The Directory of Major Malls describes each individual project with its tenant list and contact information. That’s 2,000 major enclosed malls, and well over 3,000 open-air centers categorized as community, power and lifestyle centers, Shor pointed out. Additionally, our tenant lists now number close to 250,000 individual retail locations and we’ve expanded our site/leasing plans to over 3,000 images, said Shor. Concerning the presentation of our use of the very popular section of metro maps, she continued, we’ve segmented New Jersey into two specific maps, North and Central; other parts of the state are also included in the New York City and Philadelphia markets. Then, we’ve substantially increased the number of these maps to 54 so we could include such growing markets as Austin and San Jose, broken down such important, densely-populated cities as Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, into several maps offering a more legible overview of those markets. 

Last year the Directory of Major Malls converted the maps into four-color illustrations and added enhancements so data pops out and are a more useful tool for those seeking in-depth information in specific markets. Thanks to the continued support of our subscribers over the last 30-some years–before computers, when the only way to manage data was through a printed source, said Shor, we’re continually growing the dataset of the Directory of Major Malls, and are looking to expand our coverage even more in the future.

Directory of Major Malls, Inc. is based in Nyack, NY. It is the leading source of detailed information on the major enclosed malls, open-air shopping centers, and lifestyle/specialty centers for over 30 years. DMM is used by retail real estate professionals, development and management companies, brokers and financial investment firms, service and supply companies, and government and academic research institutes.

Its information is available in a hard copy directory, on CD, through on-line subscription and dataset licensing. Details of Directory of Major Malls may be found on its websites, www.shoppingcenters.com and www.directoryofmajormalls.com.

For further information, contact Publisher Tama J. Shor at P.O. Box 837, Nyack, NY 10960, telephone (845) 348-7000, Ext. 200, or email: publisher@shoppingcenters.com.

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