What’s New?

As the September launch date for CPN’s promised redesign approaches, we are hard at work finalizing our products. Keep an eye out: The new size accommodates a very different look from what you’ve grown accustomed to. You will find an exciting array of new columns, as well as new contributors and a fresh approach to the business of commercial real estate.Meanwhile, in this month’s issue, look for the second installment in our quarterly retail-research partnership with powerhouse demographic data provider and sister company Claritas Inc. We have teamed up to examine the revitalization of older shopping centers. What consumer groups should retailers and retail-property owners target for the greatest results? And what types of data will best identify them? Our story offers insights and some of that hard data.As with our first joint report, this CPN-Claritas feature encompasses both print and online components, including plenty more data online to help launch your strategic efforts. And that is not the only new tool now available on our Web site. In July, we launched CPN Radio. Accessible through our home page, this audiocast includes daily updates Monday through Thursday, plus special features on Fridays. Be sure to listen to Adam Perrotta’s economic report every Monday morning for the latest on newly released performance data about economic indicators, employment and other key macroeconomic measurements, plus analysis of what they mean to you. Tuesdays bring a rotation among property types, with commentary from our beat reporters. Wednesdays feature Coreen Bailor’s real estate trends update and Amanda Marsh’s biweekly international report. And Thursdays offer guest slots for fellow Nielsen Business Media editors representing industries that relate closely to our own to provide an expanded perspective on topics that impact commercial real estate. Simply visit www.cpnonline.com and click on the CPN Radio icon to listen.We have also shifted our daily e-newsletter to an early-morning release. Sign up at www.cpnonline.com/newsletter to stay ahead of the competition by receiving breaking news in your mailbox every morning. And don’t forget to click on our blog, REal Talk with CPN, for further insight and to offer your own feedback on the latest happenings in the industry.In addition, we have a number of exciting conference features coming up. August brings you CPN’s South Florida Property Opportunities conference with a keynote speech by Miami Herald real estate reporter Matt Haggman, as well as our Dallas-Fort Worth event, which includes a discussion of “How Green Is My Office?” In September, our Net Lease Summit offers an economist face-off and, in the spirit of this election year, a debate, plus a Q&A with Paul McDowell of CapLease Inc. CPN also takes things international with a panel called “Examining Effects from the Subprime Crisis on the Institutional Real Estate Market” at September’s Cityscape USA conference in New York City. For more information on all our upcoming conferences, call 877-9ASK-CPN or visit www.cpnonline.com/conferences.And visit www.cpnonline.com/executivenomination to nominate candidates for our Executives of the Year awards. But do it soon—we’re closing nominations on Sept. 5.Enjoy the rest of your summer. And remember: We’ll be peering out at you from a new face come September.