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 St.shopping.

"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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