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March 30, 2011
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Shopping Centers Focus on the Future by Giving Back to the Community

By Steve McLinden In a day when many businesses may find giving to charity difficult, retail real estate decision makers the world over are holding fast to a commitment to help their fellow man, in good times and in bad. In addition to supporting such causes as United Way or various worldwide disaster-relief funds, the…

March 29, 2011
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ICSC PRESENTS 600th NEXT GENERATION PROGRAM IN SAN FRAN!

“Improve Your Learning Curve- An Introduction to ICSC Northern California’s Mentoring Program” NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is proud to present the 600th Next Generation Program. The conference will take place April 14, 2011 at Metreon in San Francisco, Calif. [Editor’s note: see attached program for full…

March 23, 2011
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The Slow but Steady Recovery of Las Vegas

By Dees Stribling As ICSC members finalize their travel plans to Las Vegas for RECon 2011 this May, their destination city is on a path of its own. One of the U.S. markets hit hardest by the recession, Las Vegas is on a slow but steady road to recovery, observers say. "The best we can…

March 22, 2011
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Who’s coming to Vegas?!?!

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March 17, 2011
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Watch the Your Voice Counts ICSC Survey Webinar!

ICSC is conducting a brief survey to ensure we are meeting all of our members’ needs. The Member Needs Survey will provide us with an effective tool to learn more about you and your company. The findings will guide ICSC in offering the most valuable programs and services to members, and every voice is critical…

March 17, 2011
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Retailer Closure Announcements on Wane, ICSC says

Nearly 700 U.S. stores and restaurants announced closure plans during the fourth quarter. That figure may seem large, but it is a big improvement over the comparable period a year before. These 700 units comprise some 10.4 million square feet — 0.07 percent of the total inventory of U.S. retail space, according to a report…

March 14, 2011
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YOUR VOICE COUNTS! Look out for a SURVEY on March 21st, 2011!

ICSC is conducting a brief survey to ensure we are meeting all of our members’ needs. The Member Needs Survey will provide us with an effective tool to learn more about you and your company. The findings will guide ICSC in offering the most valuable programs and services to members, and every voice is critical…

March 11, 2011
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Commercial Lending Rebounds, Open-Air Conference

Commercial real estate finance has regrouped amid improving economic conditions and there’s now an abundance of lenders chasing down a growing number of mostly Class A retail real estate purchases, said a panel of high-profile lenders Thursday at the ICSC Open Air Conference in Dallas. The controversial commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan market, written off…