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November 14, 2013
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Deck the Malls with Crowds of Shoppers

When the holiday season officially kicks off the day after Thanksgiving, retailers will be scurrying to make the most of a compressed shopping season that is six days shorter than last year. In addition to timing considerations, increased competition is also pushing retail operators to re-evaluate their strategies and service offerings this year. Thankfully, according…

November 1, 2013
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Foundation Fridays: Do You Believe in the Future of Retail Real Estate? We Do!

Do you believe in the future of retail real estate? We do and that is why we are proud to offer several scholarship and fellowships to help shape the next generation of industry leaders.   Whether you are a university student, a working professional or new to the industry, the ICSC Foundation has created unique…

October 18, 2013
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Crumbs Opens New Gluten Free Store in NYC

By Sarah Ritchie Just yesterday, the World Health Organization issued a report stating what most people believe—that air pollution may be filled with toxins that cause cancer. As our environments become ever-more complex and hazardous, the condition of “regular people” is most certainly impacted. While we must leave it to the scientists to untangle the…

October 17, 2013
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Michael Kors Goes High-Tech For World Food Day

By: Sarah Ritchie Two weeks into the U.S. government shutdown, America sits on the brink of default. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that an NGO (non-government organization) and privately held company are doing some of the most exciting and innovative work to address global malnutrition on World Food Day, observed in more than…

October 2, 2013
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The Building of a Collegiate Real Estate Program: Virginia Tech Takes on the Challenge

For those of us who’ve dealt with the complexities of university bureaucracies, we applaud the success of the academicians and practitioners who’ve worked so diligently to launch the new undergraduate degree in real estate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, affectionately known by all as Virginia Tech.  The typical process of winning approval for…

September 12, 2013
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Get To Know MOCIAL Speaker: Stephanie Lynch

1. Tell us about yourself…… Understanding the power of the written word from an early age, my first job was a papergirl for the Boston Globe when I was 12 years old. Since then the world has changed and so has the way we receive and consume information.  I now deliver news and marketing communication…