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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…

November 7, 2014
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A Tale of Connection & Conversation in NYC

By Sarah Hill, MBA Student, Baylor University I’m still in graduate school, but I’ve already learned how important networking and connections can be in the fields of retailing and real estate. For years, my undergraduate alma mater, Union University in Tennessee, has been visiting ICSC each fall when we participate in a study tour and…

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…

July 25, 2014
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Q&A with Retail Prophet’s Doug Stephens

Interview conducted by Michael Lagazo   Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of North America’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands including Walmart, Home Depot, Disney, Microsoft, WestJet, Citibank, Razorfish, Intel and WestJet. In 2013 Doug was voted one of retail’s top global…

July 18, 2014
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Q&A with MOCIAL Speaker Jeff Gibb

What are your favorite apps to use? My apps fall into two categories - Ones that make my life easy/efficient (Google Maps, TripIt, Fitbit, Kindle), or Apps that entertain (Instagram, Hootsuite, Spotify, Swarm). With society's increasing dependence on technology, what changes in marketing strategies has it made in last few years? You can talk about…

July 15, 2014
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Michael A. Carroll, CEO, Brixmor Property Group Offers Advice to the Next Generation of Industry Leaders

By: Veronica Polanco As Millennials just getting started on our careers, we are the talk of the town. We are analyzed by research teams, targeted by advertisers and ultimately, expected to start careers and eventually make up the majority of the workforce. As we begin our jobs, the spotlight is on us. We’re nervous, enthusiastic,…

July 3, 2014
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Critical Preparations You Need (but hope you never have to use)

By: Daniel Wagstaff, After waking up bright and early, my morning routine consists of a little breakfast, coffee and catching some news on the television before I head out to the office. Pretty standard. Sometimes, however, I am hesitant to turn on the news. Sometimes, I just want to leave the TV off. With recent headlines…

June 24, 2014
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Using Effective Communication to Help Retain Tenants

By: Daniel Wagstaff, Last week we sat down with Daniel Wagstaff, a communications industry executive, for a short Q&A session about the importance of effective communication in the landlord-tenant relationship that Shopping Center operators and property managers know so well. His answers provide some insight into what operators and managers are currently doing to…

June 23, 2014
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Professionalism & Success: Executive Women at ICSC share Wisdom with Summer Interns

By: Sara Marron This week at ICSC, eight fresh faces mixed with some of the top female executives for a casual luncheon to discuss professionalism in the corporate world and tips for building a successful career. All of the interns for the summer 2014 were invited, and we agreed it was informative, and inspiring. I…

June 4, 2014
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Understanding Today’s Mass Notification Systems: Why You Need One

By: Daniel Wagstaff, The odds are that your head of security can’t nail Detroit Rock City on Guitar Hero. And the odds are even greater that your Shopping Center will never experience a terrorist takeover. But it still begs the question, what if Paul Blart (you remember Paul from 2009’s comedy Mall Cop) had…