Debra Hazel

Executive Bio

Debra Hazel is a writer and consultant focusing on retail, commercial real estate and related industries. In addition to working with a number of corporate clients, she continues to cover the industry for several industry publications, and shortly will launch “Around the World in 80 Malls,” a separate blog at www.debrahazelcommunications.com.

  • Man-i Pedi?

    NEW YORK CITY—Male grooming is no longer just a close shave. Someone should tell retail centers.

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  • Love’s Labour’s Lost?

    More trouble in with retailers as Love Culture files for Chapter 11.

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  • Gotta Grow at Moe’s?

    ATLANTA—Moe's Southwest Grill is showing that there doesn’t seem to be a slowdown in the expansion of fast-casual restaurants.

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  • Deal or No Deal?

    Regency Centers is making a play for AmREIT, but what looks like the next wave of retail REIT consolidation could instead be hitting a major bump.

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  • Counting the Crumbs

    NEW YORK CITY—So long, Crumbs, yet another example of a fad gone fast.

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  • The World Is Flat

    NEW YORK CITY—And flat might be a good thing. Debra Hazel looks at the recent report from on mall and strip centers.

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  • Home for the Holidays?

    SANTA MONICA, CA—Macerich and HGTV are making Santa high-tech.

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  • Summer Closings

    We may just have started summer, but it seems like store closing season in the real estate game, with some major names retrenching.

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  • Should We Fear Firefly?

    Just when retailers are making peace with e-commerce and embracing omnichannel retail, Amazon.com dials in another wrinkle.

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  • Warming From the Ground Up

    MERRIAM, KS—Wind power? Yawn. Solar power? So 2012. The latest sustainable source of heating and cooling large stores and shopping centers is in the ground itself: geothermal energy.

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