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For an "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer sat down with Joseph Coradino, chairman and CEO of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI - Get Report) , a retail REIT with shares that are down 45% so far this year. Shares currently yield over 8%.
Coradino said the talk of the retail Armageddon is overdone. Retail is indeed changing and evolving, but there will still be winners as well as losers.
Coradino added that PREIT was early in seeing the shifting consumer patterns and sold 42% of their lesser performing malls. He said those that remain, are in great markets in Philadelphia and Washington, DC and are in locations that retailers need to be in if they want a national footprint.
As for the ailing department stores, Coradino noted that when a department store closes, PREIT is typically able to increase rents by as much as eight times. In Scranton, Penn., he said, one department store was replaced with a Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS - Get Report) and a HomeGoods, part of TJX Companies (TJX - Get Report) , and foot traffic doubled -- a big win for every tenant at that mall.
When asked about winning trends, Coradino said that they continue to focus on dining and entertainment with companies like Dave & Busters (PLAY - Get Report) and also with discount and off-price retailers.
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