Feeling the Squeeze
December 19, 2002
International Council of Shopping Centers
When the real estate financing market got back to business after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, borrowers found themselves in a very serious lending environment. On the one hand, the floors — that is, historically low interest rates — were dropping out from under them. But at the same time, credit had become very tight.
Pollack Holiday Party - Good Morning Arizona
Dec 16, 2002
Discount Retailer Leads Redone Center's Cast
December 9, 2002
The Glendale Central Center, once the site of vacant storefronts and a hangout for transients, has gotten a new lease on life with the opening of a 99 Cents Only store, which leased 22,390 sf.
Experts Share Insights on Eventful Year
Shopping Centers Today
The past year has seen record low interest rates, Kmart Corp.'s bankruptcy and a tapering off of sales, among other retail industry events and trends. SCT asked industry specialists engaged in various aspects of retail real estate finance to give their assessment of the past year and to share a few hunches about what's to come.
The Pollack Redevelopment Legacy
Commercial Leasing Update
The foundation for the Pollack family's ascendancy into the upper echelon of real estate developers was laid down in 1937 when San Jose, California was a sleepy rural community and the surrounding area was dotted with farms, not dot corns.
Program Encourages Investment in Old Retail Centers
November 22, 2002
Putting a new face on older retail centers is just the beginning for a program recently approved by city officials.
Businessman Expanding Commercial Investments
November 15, 2002
The Business Journal
Even in a bear market, East Valley businessman Michael A. Pollack is bullish on commercial real estate investments.
Breathe Life Into Ailing Centers
November 11, 2002
Inside Tuscon Business
Is there any city or town in America that doesn't have at least one underperforming or unsightly shopping center in dire need of revitalization?
Michael Pollack: Aggressive, Yet Conservative
Shopping Center Business
One of Arizona's largest independent shopping center owners and operators, Michael Pollack Real Estate Investments, currently owns or controls more than 50 shopping centers in metropolitan Phoenix, totaling 2 million square feet. Its Arizona portfolio includes renovated retail centers in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria and Tucson, which industry sources value at more than $200 million.
A Look at Where People Work
October 16, 2002
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Michael A. Pollack's workspace.
Face Lifts Give Malls New Life
August 11, 2002
Older E.V. shopping centers modernize to retain tenants.
Pollack Debuts 32,000 SF Repositioned Retail Center
July 3, 2002
The well known owner of Mesa's 25 year old Gilbert Plaza is ready for the grand opening of a 32,000 sf overhaul that has boosted occupancy at 330 S. Gilbert Rd. to 97%.
Pollack Apache Central Center Accorded 2002 Honor
June 25, 2002
The City of Tempe bestowed its 2002 Beautification Award on Pollack Apache Central Center and owner, Arizona's Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments.
Aging Neighborhoods Getting New Faces
June 1, 2002
Michael Pollack measures his success in square feet. “We have over three million square feet of property we manage or own,” said Pollack, founder and president of Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investment, a company whose visibility in East Valley neighborhoods seems to have become increasingly ubiquitous.
A Rare Find
March 1, 2002
The Business Journal
Michael Pollack is an overachieving baby boomer who, while sometimes flamboyant, has done well by renovating tired neighborhood shopping centers. He owns and operates about 60 in the Valley, with another 25 or more in California and Nevada.
Advertising Museum Tour - 5 Morning News
Feb 18, 2002