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April 19, 2011
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Is it Getting Hot in Here?

  Hot Retailer Awards - New and Future Retail Concepts At this session ICSC will unveil the winners of the 2011 Hot Retailer Awards selected through a survey of ICSC’s 55,000 plus members from around the world. This award honors those retailers with imagination and creativity. New to the awards this year is a “New…

April 18, 2011
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Easton Town Center is emulated the world over

By Dees Stribling If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, there was nary a more sincerely flattered project than the 1.7 million-square-foot retail component of Easton Town Center during the building boom of a few years ago. Today, 10 years after developers Steiner & Associates and the Georgetown Co. completed the second phase of…

April 14, 2011
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What did you do for your birthday? Meet John Crossman!

By Janelle Wellman I have worked with John for the past six months and I like to describe him as vibrant, passionate, full of talent and optimism, and an all-star volunteer – I absolutely love working with him. Based on his enthusiasm, energy, and involvement with the ICSC Next Gen program, it is almost impossible…

April 11, 2011
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Limiting Liability: Landlords and Tenants Work Together to Create Safer Shopping Centers

By María Bird Picó Declining sales and property values and a generally sour economy offered developers little scope for revenue growth at the end of 2009. But U.S. landlord Developers Diversified Realty saw one area, at least, where it could cut costs: liability insurance. “We began asking ourselves how we could reduce costs, seeing it…