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March 20, 2014
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Does Congress Hear You? Does It Matter?

It’s less than a week out from ICSC’s Strategic Leadership Summit (SLS) Will you be there? Wait, you’re not even sure what it is? As part of ICSC’s efforts to make sure that our industry is represented before elected officials, each year we organize an opportunity for our members travel to Washington, DC and meet…

March 19, 2014
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RECon Latin America Speaker Brook Scott Q&A

Tell us about yourself… As CBRE’s recent Interim Head of Research and Head of Occupier Research for the Americas, I closely follow the economic and demographic factors and megatrends impacting the retail sector as well as the other major property types. I work with other members of CBRE’s Global Research and Consulting team, a network…

February 24, 2014
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It’s the Real Thing

By: Sarah Ritchie As part of New York’s Social Media Week, ICSC was delighted to host a gathering featuring Scott Ryan and Keith Berman from the Coca-Cola Company, who presented on “Customer Engagement in the SoLoMo Revolution.”  The pair provided a sweeping review of advertising strategies during the Coca-Cola’s 127-year history.  With products in 207…

January 9, 2014
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The Winding Academic Paths to a Career in Retail Real Estate

By: Sarah Ritchie Over the last several years, there has been a rapid expansion in academic degrees focused specifically on the real estate discipline.  The curricula and programs vary and include undergraduate and graduate degrees, interdisciplinary real estate development programs (often in schools of planning or architecture), and finance-driven majors, located in business schools.  While…

January 6, 2014
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SeeItFit partners with retailers to bring consumers a virtual dressing room

Written by: John Crossman With “selfie” selected as the word of 2013, it seems a new website has taken the term as a call to action., launched in November 2013, promoting ecommerce by providing a new online shopping experience.  By partnering with retailers to create a virtual dressing room, users can upload a personal…