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February 18, 2015
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Learn About VIVA Finalist: Shops Around Lenox

So tell us about who you are and what you do? Healey Weatherholtz Properties (HWP), in partnership with institutional and individual investors transforms properties in collaboration with innovative merchants, architects and artists. ASD I SKY is a national architecture, interiors and graphic design firm. HWP and ASD I SKY began collaborating in 2009 and have…

February 17, 2015
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Q&A with J. Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director of Simon Venture Group: What is SVG, the SXSW: Retail Competition, and the Future of Retail?

ICSC: What is Simon Venture Group? Skyler: Simon Venture Group launched in early 2014 and is the corporate venture capital arm of Simon, focused on investing in the future innovation of retail, both in-store and online. The investment strategy is to make directly strategic investments that improve the overall shopping experience as well as indirectly…

February 9, 2015
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Top 6 Highlights of ICSC #WhisConf

Blog provided by PiinPoint Skiing. Space-shuttles. Signatures. This year’s ICSC conference in Whistler was an impactful occasion: three jam-packed days of deal making and entertainment in all things retail real estate. Although tough to narrow down, here’s what we’ve pinpointed as the top 6 highlights of #WhisConf 2015: 1. Chris Hadfield’s inspirational keynote: “The sky…

February 4, 2015
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Check Out ICSC Retailer of the Week: Paper Source

Based on trends from the recent holiday season, even a casual observer would recognize that paper holiday cards seem to be on the wane. Rather than sending cards by mail, many individuals and families are opting for electronic cards or greetings via social media. However, for true stationery aficionados, there remain a rich variety of…

February 2, 2015
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Don’t let cynicism steal your opportunity to influence Congress

By Leslie Fox, ICSC Director of Legislative Outreach As the 114th Congress opens, the political mudslinging continues along with charges that deep pockets have too much influence. Understandably, many Americans have an extremely cynical view of Congress. In fact, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, 66% of constituents believe that their elected officials in Congress…

January 23, 2015
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Win A Free #RECon15 Badge!

RECon 2015 is looking to be better than ever and we are giving away four free full-conference badges! How could you get one of these hot-ticket items? It’s simple, each week we will be posting a trivia questions on Twitter using the hashtag #REConTrivia, if you answer the question correctly and use the hashtag in…

January 16, 2015
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10 Reasons to Attend #RECon15

Reconnect with prosperity and profits at ICSC’s RECon 2015! RECon is the world’s largest retail real estate exhibition and conference and is a must-attend event for shopping center industry executives, retailers, financial companies, and product and service suppliers. If you’re in the shopping center industry, you can’t afford not to attend RECon. When over 34,000…