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March 10, 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 9, 2011
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Paris’ Biggest Retail Center to Get Major Overhaul

By Bennett Voyles Le Forum des Halles is the biggest shopping center in central Paris. It is one of Europe’s most profitable. And it is roundly hated by many Parisians, who regard the three-decade-old, nearly 650,000-square-foot center as cramped, unsafe and spectacularly ugly. But the center Paris loves to hate is soon to undergo a…

March 8, 2011
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NOW in eBook Formats: Gary Rappaport’s “Investing in Retail Properties”

BIG NEWS! ICSC Releases Investing in Retail Properties by Gary D. Rappaport in eBook Format! Investing in Retail Properties: A Guide to Structuring Partnerships for Sharing Capital Appreciation and Cash Flow educates professionals at every stage of their careers on how to build successful commercial real estate portfolios—providing expert guidance delivered in a conversational and…

March 4, 2011
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The FUSION App is NOW Available in the App Store!!!

IT’S HERE! ICSC’s FUSION 2011 MOBILE APP IS NOW AVAILABLE! A free, new and innovative way for you to plan and get the most out of your FUSION experience! The FUSION APP provides you with mobile 24/7 access to: -Conference Agenda -Exhibitor List -Social Media access -And Much More! Join us at the Fusion Conference…

March 2, 2011
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Retail development surges in Ecuador

By María Bird Picó When the Quicentro Sur mall opened in Quito, Ecuador, last September, the country’s biggest bank, Banco Pichincha, opened three high-tech, nonstaffed branches in it. The city’s tech-loving northern residents like them. Those in the southern neighborhoods, however, sulked. So the bank plans to open a staffed branch there this year. There…