February 28, 2011 08:03 ET

Equity Research on Simon Property Group Inc. and CBL & Associates Properties Inc. -- Retail REITs Benefiting From Macroeconomic Gains

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - has a handpicked team of market professionals with over 100 years of combined investing experience. Today they are providing members comprehensive research on the REIT - retail industry and are offering free analytical research on Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) and CBL & Associates Properties Inc. (NYSE: CBL). Register with us today at to have free access to this research and speak to one of our pros.

The Retail REIT sector has been regaining strength after hard times during the recession. Largely dependent on the performance of shopping centers, this success has been precipitated predominantly by a recovery in consumer spending now that the overall economy is strengthening. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Simon Property Group Inc. and CBL & Associates Properties Inc. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Shine's performance in 2005 was +14%, 2006 + 26%, 2007 +99%, 2008 + 355% and 2009 + 46%. Sign up today to find out what you are missing. 

The International Council of Shopping Centers announced that January retail sales were up 4.2% from last year. Shopping outlets are also performing strongly during the recovery as consumers look for deals to save money. Mall construction levels have been low in quality areas as a result of difficulty getting permits, helping limit oversupply.

The largest publicly traded retail REIT in North America, Simon Property Group has benefited strongly during the recovery from their quality high-traffic locations where retailers, forced to choose their locations more carefully, have flocked. Simon Property Group Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has also been performing well recently, and have posted improved year over year figures. CBL & Associates Properties Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

The sector has several factors that are currently weighing against it, however. The growing prevalence of online and catalog shopping threatens to significantly reduce sales for the retail shopping centers. With a mild glut of available retail space, the recent news that major retailer Borders had gone bankrupt should leave companies scrambling to potentially fill more than 200 vacant storefronts.

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