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February 17, 2015
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Q&A with J. Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director of Simon Venture Group: What is SVG, the SXSW: Retail Competition, and the Future of Retail?

ICSC: What is Simon Venture Group? Skyler: Simon Venture Group launched in early 2014 and is the corporate venture capital arm of Simon, focused on investing in the future innovation of retail, both in-store and online. The investment strategy is to make directly strategic investments that improve the overall shopping experience as well as indirectly…

July 17, 2014
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ICSC Research Summer Meeting

ICSC’s research department hosted a summer meeting on Friday, July 11, with its North American Research Task Force (NARTF). The NARTF meets with the department twice a year and is involved in planning ICSC’s annual Research Conference. The conference will be held this year on September 28-30 in Denver, Colo. In addition to discussing future…

May 19, 2014
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Beyond Your Backyard, The Global Retail Landscapes Opportunities

The way retailers use real estate around the globe is fundamentally changing in response to shifts in consumer preferences, spending patterns and robust growth in e-commerce. International retailers are focused on acquiring high-quality retail space in markets with healthy market fundamentals. London, New York, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Shanghai continue to attract…

April 24, 2014
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DDR Expands Partnership with Tesla

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, (April 24, 2014) DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) is pleased to announce the installation of the third Tesla Supercharger station in the Company’s portfolio. The new Supercharger station is located at Hamilton Marketplace in Hamilton, NJ and represents the third state where a flagship Supercharger station has been activated at a DDR shopping center,…

March 18, 2014
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ICSC Interview with Timothy J. Bruce, Executive Vice President of Leasing Redevelopment, Brixmor Property Group Inc.

Interview conducted and condensed by Michael Lagazo Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) owns and operates the nation's largest wholly-owned portfolio of grocery-anchored community and neighborhood shopping centers, with 522 properties aggregating approximately 87 million square feet of gross leasable area located primarily across the top 50 U.S. metro markets. On November 4, 2013, Brixmor…

February 10, 2014
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Pop Up Shop uses Twitter/Instagram as Currency

  BY: Sarah Ritchie, A few years ago “Bit Coin” made a splash in the online shopping world.  BitCoin represented a unique way to purchase online items—through a newly devised currency that had nothing to do with greenbacks.  A variation on this theme can be found at the new Marc Jacobs Daisy pop-up store in…

November 29, 2013
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Forest City Survey Finds Holiday Shoppers Driven by Value

According to a recent survey, shoppers are looking for value and kids’ gifts this holiday season, but might get caught short on time. The survey, representing Forest City Enterprises, Inc. centers nationwide, also found: • 23.0 percent of shoppers expect to spend more on “value brands” this year than last; 13.9 percent expect to spend…

November 22, 2013
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Cushman & Wakefield Becomes ICSC’s First Global Partner

Cushman & Wakefield has signed a 13-month global sponsorship agreement with ICSC through which it will share global market retail intelligence and collaborate on research enterprises such as the European Shopping Centre database. The two will also be showcasing their collaborative efforts at ICSC’s major shows, such as RECon in Las Vegas; RECon Asia; RECon…

March 29, 2013
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INFOGRAPHIC: 4-year Cumulative Impact of Sustainability Measures

Mark Peternell, Vice President of Sustainability, Regency Centers Today, sustainability practices are becoming more common among retail REITs with many implementing similar tactics such as smart irrigation, exterior and common area lighting controls, innovative storm water management and LEED-certified developments. Real estate owners and operators benefit from a number of benefits, such as operating expense…