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October 10, 2014
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Q&A With US Law Conference Speaker Aubrey Waddell

Tell us about yourself and what you do. I wear a number of hats. I spend my workdays negotiating global real estate outsourcing contracts for JLL, and managing claims that inevitably arise out of those services. I also do a fair amount of compliance and ethics training for our firm. When I’m not working for…

October 6, 2014
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America’s Foremost Marketplace

By Jesse Tron @JesseTronPR Without a doubt we are experiencing one of the most profound periods of evolution within our industry since the advent of the first suburban malls in the mid 1950’s. Both technology and the quest for experience have changed the way the consumer shops and so to how the shopping center has…

October 3, 2014
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ICSC Foundation Commemorates 25th Anniversary

 The ICSC Foundation released its 2013 annual report which looks back at their 25th anniversary year. Highlights include: Awards of 54 scholarships to professionals, students and to increase industry diversity representing $171,500 in industry education Presentstions of 6 global Community Support Awards with $35,000 in community grants paid to charities the shopping center industry cares…

September 30, 2014
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Retail Gets Its Groove Back: 10 Incisive Insights from the CEO of Shopping Center REIT, ROIC

Interview conducted and condensed by Michael Lagazo Stuart Tanz, President and CEO of San Diego-based Retail Opportunity Investments Corporation (NASDAQ: ROIC), an excellent dividend growth REIT, shares leadership insights to kick off the ICSC Western Division conference this week. Q: Were you always interested in shopping centers? A: Yes. I started my real estate career…

September 26, 2014
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Congratulations to Montreal Eaton Centre

Congratulations to Montreal Eaton Centre, an Ivanhoé Cambridge property, the 2014 ICSC Foundation Canadian Community Support Award recipient. For the last decade, Montreal Eaton Centre (MEC) has supported Dans La Rue, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Montreal’s at-risk and homeless youth, through holiday campaigns that aimed to raise awareness and funds. 2013 marked Dans…

September 17, 2014
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ICSC Retailer of the Week: Central Perk

This week’s Retailer of the Week is Central Perk. Yes you heard that right, the famous fictional coffee shop from the ever-popular sitcom “Friends” is real and now open in Manhattan SoHo neighborhood. This iteration of the shop is a pop-up shop brought to you by Warner Bros and Eight O’Clock Coffee to commemorate the…

September 16, 2014
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Three Things for National Developers to Consider When Moving to a Local Market

By: Jill Krupp de Uribe, Neoscape Across the nation, the retail market is being driven by tenants demanding Class A space, which is in short supply almost everywhere, while the growth of e-commerce, especially in apparel, consumer electronics and office supplies, is slowing construction of brick-and-mortar stores. And yet mixed-use real estate developments have never been…

September 15, 2014
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Teach Them to Tweet, Creative Brand Advocates for a Lifetime

A special ICSC webinar, Wednesday, September 18 #TeachThemToTweet Your company is ready to go social, but are your coworkers? A socially engaged and knowledgeable workforce can accelerate brand advocacy and enhance departmental objectives. While Altimeter Group reports that 62% of companies do not have an internal social media training program in place, only 43% identified…

August 4, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Natanya Anderson

Tell us about yourself…. I am responsible for social media, email, and other digital communications for the Whole Foods Market brand. Outside of work I am a mom to an active teenager, a food blogger, and a member of several non-profit organizations. What is your favorite apps to use? My favorite productivity app is Evernote…