NEW YORK CITY-Expanding its presence and building on the brand, Real Estate Media Inc. launched, which offers up-to-date news on leasing, financing and development and redevelopment transactions, as well as cutting-edge insight and analysis on the retail business. It also includes information about national and regional economic indicators, demographics, consumer-buying patterns, regulations, store openings and closings to top strategies, emerging retail formats.

Ian Ritter leads the editorial team. He most recently served as associate editor at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ monthly magazine, Shopping Centers Today, where he was responsible for feature stories as well as investigative reporting. He is joined by a group of veteran journalists who will offer readers an inside look at the retail business. Jackie Day, editorial director for Real Estate Media’s Online Newsletter Group, will serve as senior copy editor, and Midwest regional editor Dees Stribling will be managing editor and Midwest bureau chief. Bob Howard, who is the the Southern California-based West Coast bureau chief, also covers Los Angeles and Orange County commercial real estate news for Connie Gore, the Southwest news bureau chief for since it launched in July 2000, is functioning in the same role for’s Philadelphia correspondent Marita Thomas is put in the role of Northeast bureau chief, while Jennifer D. Duell, who reports on the Houston and Phoenix market for, serves as Southeast bureau chief. John Salustri,’s national online editor, is editor at large for the new venture.

On hand to serve in an advisory capacity are a variety of both retail and real estate industry veterans including Kenneth P. Balin, president and CEO of AMC Delaney Group Inc., Robert K. Futterman, chairman and CEO of RKF & Associates, Steve O’Connell, chief administrative officer and CFO for Bear Creek/Harry & David, and David Lichtenstein, chairman and principal, the Lightstone Group.

Real Estate Media’s other products are print publications Real Estate Southern California, Midwest Business Quarterly, Real Estate New York and Real Estate New Jersey; online newsletters for the CMBS, international, multifamily and net-lease markets; and the RealShare conference series.

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