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April 8, 2014

Come on down to Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, and maybe you’ll get to be on television.

Come on down to Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, and maybe you’ll get to be on television.

The entertainment news magazine “Extra” and Westfield, which owns and operates 38 shopping centers nationwide, have formed a partnership to deliver fashion, lifestyle and celebrity news and features to television audiences from Westfield Century City.

April 8, 2014

Wesfield Garden State Plaza, in Paramus, N.J., is merging the digital experience with the physical one. The shopping center has installed a series of 7-ft. tall, ultra-high definition touch-screen displays, called “digital storefronts,” in its just-opened Fashion District wing.

New York -- Westfield Garden State Plaza, in Paramus, N.J., is merging the digital experience with the physical one. The shopping center has installed a series of 7-ft. tall, ultra-high definition touch-screen displays, called “digital storefronts,” in its just-opened, two-floor Fashion District wing, which adds 22 new stores and restaurants to the mall. To see photos of the screens, click here.

April 8, 2014

Wesfield Garden State Plaza, in Paramus, N.J., is merging the digital experience with the physical one. The shopping center has installed a series of 7-ft. tall, ultra-high definition touch-screen displays, called “digital storefronts,” in its just-opened Fashion District wing.

New York -- Westfield Garden State Plaza, in Paramus, N.J., is merging the digital experience with the physical one. The shopping center has installed a series of 7-ft. tall, ultra-high definition touch-screen displays, called “digital storefronts,” in its just-opened, two-floor Fashion District wing, which adds 22 new stores and restaurants to the mall. To see photos of the screens, click here.

December 6, 2013

The Westfield Group has agreed to purchase the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s remaining 50% interest in the World Trade Center’s retail square footage.

The Westfield Group has agreed to purchase the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s remaining 50% interest in the World Trade Center’s retail square footage. The purchase price is US$800 million. Following the transaction, expected to close early next year, Westfield will own 100% of the retail space, which totals 365,000 sq. ft.

December 5, 2013

In a continued effort to return the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to its core mission, the Board of Commissioners today approved the sale of the agency’s remaining 50% joint venture in the World Trade Center retail project to the Westfield Group for $800 million.

New York -- In a continued effort to return the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to its core mission, the Board of Commissioners today approved the sale of the agency’s remaining 50% joint venture in the World Trade Center retail project to the Westfield Group for $800 million.
 

December 5, 2013

In a continued effort to return the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to its core mission, the Board of Commissioners today approved the sale of the agency’s remaining 50% joint venture in the World Trade Center retail project to the Westfield Group for $800 million.

New York -- In a continued effort to return the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to its core mission, the Board of Commissioners today approved the sale of the agency’s remaining 50% joint venture in the World Trade Center retail project to the Westfield Group for $800 million.
 

September 19, 2012

Los Angeles -- The Westfield Group announced that David T. Weinert will join the U.S. unit of the group as senior executive VP leasing.

Weinert joins Westfield after 25 years with the Taubman Co., most recently serving as senior VP of leasing.

August 8, 2012

Los Angeles-based Westfield Group said that Westfield San Francisco Centrewill welcome a lineup of new luxury retailers to the mall.

San Francisco -- Los Angeles-based Westfield Group said that Westfield San Francisco Centrewill welcome a lineup of new luxury retailers to the mall.

This fall, menswear retailer Onassis Clothing will open a 2,500-sq.-ft. store. Located next to Bloomingdale’s on Level 2, the new Westfield San Francisco Centre store will be the brand’s third location and its first outside of New York.

Burberry Brit, a casual sportswear concept, opens a standalone 2,500-sq.-ft. store selling apparel, handbags and shoes on Level 1.

August 8, 2012

Los Angeles-based Westfield Group said that Westfield San Francisco Centrewill welcome a lineup of new luxury retailers to the mall.

San Francisco -- Los Angeles-based Westfield Group said that Westfield San Francisco Centrewill welcome a lineup of new luxury retailers to the mall.

This fall, menswear retailer Onassis Clothing will open a 2,500-sq.-ft. store. Located next to Bloomingdale’s on Level 2, the new Westfield San Francisco Centre store will be the brand’s third location and its first outside of New York.

Burberry Brit, a casual sportswear concept, opens a standalone 2,500-sq.-ft. store selling apparel, handbags and shoes on Level 1.

July 5, 2012

Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group announced that an affiliate of Starwood has completed its acquisition of a 90% majority interest in seven U.S. shopping centers from the Westfield Group.

Greenwich, Conn. -- Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group announced that an affiliate of Starwood has completed its acquisition of a 90% majority interest in seven U.S. shopping centers from the Westfield Group.

Westfield retained a 10% minority interest in the portfolio.

Starwood also announced that it has formed a new subsidiary, Starwood Retail Partners, to be based in Chicago, to oversee the management of the newly acquired assets and has named Scott Wolstein, co-founder of DDR, as its CEO. 

July 5, 2012

Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group announced that an affiliate of Starwood has completed its acquisition of a 90% majority interest in seven U.S. shopping centers from the Westfield Group.

Greenwich, Conn. -- Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group announced that an affiliate of Starwood has completed its acquisition of a 90% majority interest in seven U.S. shopping centers from the Westfield Group.

Westfield retained a 10% minority interest in the portfolio.

Starwood also announced that it has formed a new subsidiary, Starwood Retail Partners, to be based in Chicago, to oversee the management of the newly acquired assets and has named Scott Wolstein, co-founder of DDR, as its CEO. 

July 3, 2012

Westfield Group said that its Westfield San Francisco Centre has added another celebrated chef to its roster with the opening of La Boulange du Dome by French master baker Pascal Rigo on June 25.

San Francisco -- Westfield Group said that its Westfield San Francisco Centre has added another celebrated chef to its roster with the opening of La Boulange du Dome by French master baker Pascal Rigo on June 25.

July 3, 2012

Westfield Group said that its Westfield San Francisco Centre has added another celebrated chef to its roster with the opening of La Boulange du Dome by French master baker Pascal Rigo on June 25.

San Francisco -- Westfield Group said that its Westfield San Francisco Centre has added another celebrated chef to its roster with the opening of La Boulange du Dome by French master baker Pascal Rigo on June 25.

April 16, 2012

Editor’s note: Chain Store Age’s 23rd annual survey of Fastest-Growing Acquirers measured retail square footage purchased during the 2011 calendar year.

For some companies, being among the top acquirers of shopping centers almost is business as usual — top-ranked Inland Real Estate is a perennial leader, largely through avidly scouring daily for possible deals, while Kimco maintained its focus on top projects in top markets.

February 14, 2012

Boingo Wireless has announced agreements with mall owners Westfield and Cafaro to manage and operate retail Wi-Fi networks in several of each developer’s shopping centers.

Los Angeles -- Boingo Wireless has announced agreements with mall owners Westfield and Cafaro to manage and operate retail Wi-Fi networks in several of each developer’s shopping centers.

With this agreement, Boingo now manages Wi-Fi networks in 33 malls across the country.
 

December 22, 2011

Last fall, Los Angeles-based mega mall owner Westfield Group announced it had partnered with tvsdesign on an innovative Web-based solution that would transform the art of common-area interior design into a more consistent and reliable science.

December 22, 2011

Last fall, Los Angeles-based mega mall owner Westfield Group announced it had partnered with tvsdesign on an innovative Web-based solution that would transform the art of common-area interior design into a more consistent and reliable science.

December 8, 2011

Westfield Group has unveiled a multimedia, 3D light show at its Westfield San Francisco Centre, as part of a comprehensive holiday celebration that includes a toy drive, giveaways, and photos with Santa.

December 8, 2011

Westfield Group has unveiled a multimedia, 3D light show at its Westfield San Francisco Centre, as part of a comprehensive holiday celebration that includes a toy drive, giveaways, and photos with Santa.

August 22, 2011

One-stop shopping convenience has taken on new meaning at Westfield Chicago Ridge, in Chicago Ridge, Ill., where Aldi has opened its first U.S. mall store. In May, the German discount grocer opened a supermarket inside the 800,000-sq.-ft. suburban Chicago center, a property of The Westfield Group. Except for its location, the 20,000-sq.-ft. Aldi is prototypical in most respects. 


August 11, 2011

Shopping mall owner Westfield Group said Wednesday it is implementing a new feature on its in-mall mobile shopping app by using Google Commerce search technology.

Los Angeles -- Shopping mall owner Westfield Group said Wednesday it is implementing a new feature on its in-mall mobile shopping app by using Google Commerce search technology.

The launch of the debut product search feature, available via the free Westfield App, allows shoppers to browse the merchandise offerings of retailers located in all 55 Westfield shopping centers.

August 11, 2011

Shopping mall owner Westfield Group said Wednesday it is implementing a new feature on its in-mall mobile shopping app by using Google Commerce search technology.

Los Angeles -- Shopping mall owner Westfield Group said Wednesday it is implementing a new feature on its in-mall mobile shopping app by using Google Commerce search technology.

The launch of the debut product search feature, available via the free Westfield App, allows shoppers to browse the merchandise offerings of retailers located in all 55 Westfield shopping centers.

July 29, 2011

Westfield Group shopping center owner said in a statement that it has agreed in principle to joint-venture with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey the new retail precinct at the site of the New York World Trade Center.

Los Angeles -- Westfield Group shopping center owner said in a statement that it has agreed in principle to joint-venture with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey the new retail precinct at the site of the New York World Trade Center.

Westfield, upon completion of the deal, would manage and lease out the retail space expected to open in early 2015.

July 29, 2011

Westfield Group shopping center owner said in a statement that it has agreed in principle to joint-venture with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey the new retail precinct at the site of the New York World Trade Center.

Los Angeles -- Westfield Group shopping center owner said in a statement that it has agreed in principle to joint-venture with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey the new retail precinct at the site of the New York World Trade Center.

Westfield, upon completion of the deal, would manage and lease out the retail space expected to open in early 2015.

June 21, 2011

Discount grocer Aldi has made its U.S. mall debut, opening in Westfield Chicago Ridge, an 800,000-sq.-ft. enclosed shopping center in suburban Chicago Ridge, Ill. The mall is a property of The Westfield Group.

Discount grocer Aldi has made its U.S. mall debut, opening in Westfield Chicago Ridge, an 800,000-sq.-ft. enclosed shopping center in suburban Chicago Ridge, Ill. The mall is a property of The Westfield Group.

Brightly lit and colorful, the 20,000-sq.-ft. Aldi resembles a prototypical Aldi in most respects.