Madison Marquette, Roseview Finalize Merger, Costantini Named CEO

Washington, D.C. — Madison Marquette, a leading national real estate investment manager, service provider, developer and operator based in Washington, D.C., finalized its merger with The Roseview Group, a boutique institutional real estate investment and advisory company based in Boston.

URW to Launch Three New Solar Projects in the U.S.

Los Angeles — Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), a premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations, has revealed details of its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program — the most ambitious of its kind for a listed retail real estate company. Called

Equinox Development Hires Genny Hall to Oversee Leasing

Maitland, Fla. — Equinox Development Properties Inc. has hired Genny Hall as senior vice president and a partner to oversee the leasing for all developments and retailer relationships. Hall has more than 15 years of retail brokerage experience. Prior to

Women’s Apparel Chain Dressbarn to Close All 650 Stores

Mahwah, N.J. — Dressbarn, a women’s apparel retailer, plans to eventually close all 650 of its stores nationwide. The New Jersey-based company is winding down its retail operations and plans to assist its 6,800 associates with transition support as individual

Richard Johnson, Charlie Koniver Launch Odyssey Retail Advisors

New York City — Richard Johnson and Charlie Koniver have launched Odyssey Retail Advisors LLC, an expansion and rebranding of Johnson Retail RE Consulting Inc. Johnson and Koniver both previously worked for global luxury group, Kering. Johnson is an attorney

Discount Retail Chain Fred’s to Close 159 U.S. Stores by June

Memphis, Tenn. — Fred’s Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED), a discount chain and pharmacy, will close 159 underperforming U.S. stores, approximately 30 percent of the company’s total footprint. Memphis, Tennessee-based Fred’s will have about 400 general merchandise stores left open following this

Executive Vice President of Divaris Real Estate Dies at Age 40

Virginia Beach, Va. — Alex Divaris, executive vice president of Divaris Real Estate Inc., died April 8 due to complications from colon cancer. He was 40 years old. Divaris assisted local, regional and national investors, users and sellers in the

Cushman & Wakefield Launches Sports & Entertainment Advisory Group

Chicago — Cushman & Wakefield has established a new Sports & Entertainment Advisory Group to provide solutions for designing, building, financing, operating and maximizing revenue streams for athletic and entertainment venues. The new S&E Advisory Group includes partnerships with industry