Asked by panel moderator Brad Hutensky, president of theHutensky Group of Hartford, CT, to define a "lifestyle center,"Daniel Hurwitz, EVP of Developers Diversified of Beachwood, OH,told attendees that such a property is "defined by its tenancy.They are moderate-priced to upscale tenants usually found in anenclosed mall, but are now in an open-air environment."

"They're working, and people keep doing them," said RebeccaMaccardini, president of RM Resources of Ann Arbor, MI, aconsulting firm. "Shoppers like them because of theiraccessibility, and for a sense of nostalgia" for old-time Main

"Tenants are under pressure to grow, but there are not manyenclosed malls being built, so they're looking for alternatives,"Hurwitz said. "They're trying to grow by exploring new venues."

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