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Who Buys Source

According to a 2013 survey of approximately 3,400 adults, conducted by Glimcher Realty Trust, 81% of mall shoppers are accompanied by a friend, relative, etc. In addition, the study revealed that people are willing to drive up to 30 minutes to get to the mall, and stay 1-5 hours on a monthly basis.

Glimcher Realty Trust, 2013

A survey of General Growth Property mall shoppers showed that approximately 4 in 10 of the respondents had kids under 18 in their household.

General Growth Properties, 2013

A 2013 survey conducted by Glimcher Realty Trust showed that half of the respondents prefer to shop both at the mall and online, with nearly 30% shopping exclusively at the mall, and 20% shopping exclusively online.

Glimcher Realty Trust, 2013

California has the most shopping centers, 14,993, while Wyoming has the fewest with 74.

International Council of Shopping Centers, 2013

When They Buy Source

Based on a survey conducted by the International Council of Shopping Centers, the monthly distribution of non-anchor tenant sales in shopping malls during 2012: January, 6.6%; February, 7.6%; March, 8.3%; April, 7.4%; May, 7.4%; June, 8.1%; July, 7.6%; August, 8.5%; September, 7.9%; October, 7.3%; November, 8.8%; December, 15.1%.

ICSC, 2013

According to research by the GGP Mall Advertising Network, share of weekly General Growth Properties mall traffic, by day: Monday, 12%; Tuesday, 12%; Wednesday, 12%; Thursday, 13%; Friday, 16%; Saturday, 22%; Sunday, 13%.

General Growth Properties, 2013

According to a survey of General Growth Properties customers, 43% of the respondents visit a mall at least once a week, with 80% visiting at least once a month.

General Growth Properties, 2013

A survey of General Growth Properties customers indicated that on average, GGP malls are visited 38 times a year by shoppers, with the typical mall visit lasting between 75 and 90 minutes.

General Growth Properties, 2013

Why They Buy Source

According to a 2013 survey of approximately 3,400 adults, conducted by Glimcher Realty Trust, the ability to try on clothes (74%), the overall shopping experience (55%) and store variety (49%) were cited as the primary reasons for shopping at the mall.

Glimcher Realty Trust, 2013

Based on a 2013 survey by Glimcher Realty Trust, a greater variety of stores is the number one thing that would get consumers to the mall more frequently, followed by more sit-down restaurants, department stores and entertainment options. The respondents also noted that they would like stores to offer more experiences like workshops and cooking demos.

Glimcher Realty Trust, 2013


What They Buy Source

Apparel and accessories stores account for 57.3% of all non-anchor mall space.

International Council of Shopping Centers, 2013

A study of General Growth Property customers indicated that 62% of the shoppers visit a mall's food court.

General Growth Properties, 2013

Where They Buy Source

The five largest shopping center owners in 2012, based on amount of domestic gross leasable area: 1. Blackstone; 2. Simon; 3. Kimco Realty; 4. General Growth; 5. DDR. 

International Council of Shopping Centers, 2013

Share of shopping center gross leasable area, by category of facility: Neighborhood (open-air), 31.1%; Community (open-air), 24.9%; Strip/Convenience (open-air), 11.9%; Super Regional (mall), 11.2%; Power Center (open-air), 11.1%; Regional (mall), 6.5%; Lifestyle (open-air), 1.7%; Outlet (open-air), 1.0%; Theme/Festival (open-air), 0.3%; Airport Retail (special purpose), 0.2%.

ICSC, 2013

The 10 largest malls in the U.S., based on millions of square feet of gross leasable area (GLA): 1. Mall of America (Bloomington, MN), 4.2; 2. Eastwood Mall Complex (Niles, OH), 3.2; 3. South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA), 2.7; 4. King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia, PA), 2.7; 5. Millcreek Mall (Eria, PA), 2.6; 6. Celebrate Virginia (Fredericksburg, VA), 2.5; 7. Del Amo Fashion Center (Torrance, CA), 2.3; 8. Woodfield Mall (Schaumburg, IL), 2.2; 9. The Houston Galleria (Houston, TX), 2.2; 10. Palisades Center (West Nyack, NY), 2.2.

Directory of Major Malls, 2012

Business Trends Source

Shopping center-related sales amounted to an estimated $2.4 trillion in 2012, an increase of 2.8% from the previous year.

ICSC, 2013

Net operating income per square foot for U.S. shopping centers was $16.24 in 2012, a 3.6% gain over 2011. Net operating income for shopping centers by region in 2012 (with change from 2011 in parentheses): East, $18.82 (+8.1%); Midwest, $13.18 (+1.9%); South, $14.04 (+0.5%); West, $18.62 (+1.2%).

ICSC, 2013

The number of shopping centers operating in the U.S. increased to 112,874 in 2012, 254 more than the total for 2011.

ICSC, 2013

Net operating income per square foot for selected shopping center segments in 2012 (with change from the previous year in parentheses): Neighborhood Centers, $14.18 (+7.9%); Community Centers, $12.28 (+0.7%); Power Centers, $11.84 (+9.1%); Regional Malls, $19.84 (-3.2%); Super Regional Malls, $22.40 (+2.4%).

ICSC, 2013

As of the second quarter of 2013, the vacancy rate of U.S. shopping centers stood at 9.3%. Vacancy rates by selected segments: Neighborhood, 9.4%; Community, 11.3%; Power Centers, 5.7%; Regional Malls, 7.1%; Super Regional Malls, 8.6%.

International Council of Shopping Centers, 2013

There were 1,513 enclosed malls in the U.S. in 2012, and approximately 400 lifestyle centers.

ICSC, 2013

Misc Source

The average enclosed shopping mall contains 876,256 sq. ft. of total floor space.

ICSC, 2013