Large retail center transactions of the first half of 2011 included the $58 million purchase of Bressi Ranch Village Center in Carlsbad by Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, and the $35.7 million acquisition of Marketplace del Rio in Oceanside by Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.

Large retail center transactions of the first half of 2011 included the $58 million purchase of Bressi Ranch Village Center in Carlsbad by Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, and the $35.7 million acquisition of Marketplace del Rio in Oceanside by Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.

Like its rivals large and small, Westfield Group has been stepping up efforts to get shoppers into its seven San Diego County malls amid what continues to be a fragile economic recovery for retailers — made more so by the latest economic upheavals...

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