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March 24, 2015
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Don’t Miss Erik Qualman’s #RECon15 Keynote

By Lily Sloss             With a superhero name like E.Qualman (Equalman!), it’s a surprise Erik Qualman has never been to RECon before, a top destination for superheroes. He’s super excited to be a keynote speaker at RECon 2015 – and he’s really hoping he does well enough to be invited…

March 23, 2015
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Q&A With #EuroConf Speaker Kevin McKenzie

1. ICSC is celebrating its' 40th Anniversary of the European Conference in London - in your opinion what are the reasons for this milestone and ultimately its success? The success of the organization over the last 40 years can really be attributed to ICSC serving as an impartial convener and educator to numerous property owners,…

March 20, 2015
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The rumors are true: RECon 2015 will be the best yet!

Can’t get enough RECon? Neither can we; here’s some insight into some of our top presenters at RECon 2015 – the keynote speakers for Sunday through Tuesday. Speaking Sunday, May 17th, 2:30 – 3:30 pm John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker. He’s sold more than 24 million books,…

March 11, 2015
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Learn About VIVA Finalist: Siam Center

1. So tell us about who you are and what you do? Siam Piwat is the Icon of Innovation in Thailand’s retail property development. We are a company of ‘firsts’, bringing innovation and unparalleled experiences to Thailand, and to our visitors from around the world. We create distinctive and creative world-class projects. We win by…

March 9, 2015
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RECon 2015 is coming! RECon 2015 is coming!

Yes. You heard right. RECon 2015 is a mere ten weeks away. Nine weeks and six days to be precise – but who’s counting? Those of you waiting eagerly for the event – get hyped – read the following for a brief introduction to one of our impeccable keynote speakers. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, the…

March 4, 2015
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Learn About VIVA Finalist: Highstreet Shopping Centre

So tell us about who you are and what you do? Having spent most of my career in hotel and resort management and consulting, I recently transitioned to shopping center management. When I learned of Shape Properties’ plans to create retail destinations that not only meet today’s societies practical needs, but are authentic, full of…

February 25, 2015
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Learn About VIVA Finalist: Fashion Outlets of Chicago

So tell us about who you are and what you do? My name is Jeff Gunning, and I lead RTKL's Commercial Practice Group in the Americas. I am based in our Dallas office. RTKL is a global firm, and I have the privilege of working with talented architects and designers worldwide, creating experiential places that…

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 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…