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May 24, 2011
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The Social Media Pavilion at ICSC RECon

For executives looking to integrate rapidly evolving social-media technology into their daily work, the Social Media Pavilion, located at S222 Q Street, is probably the place to be. The pavilion, sponsored by Cohn Marketing, is where they can explore ways that social technologies are applied in retail real estate and shopping centers both locally and…

May 18, 2011
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ONE WORLD ONE MUSIC.

How can a Canadian shopping centre professional based in India, help over 5000 needy young musicians in South Africa through his volunteer involvement with a California drum and bugle corps? “Facebook and the power of social media” says Phil McArthur, Senior Vice President of Ivanhoe Cambridge India. McArthur has always believed that shopping centers make…

May 18, 2011
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Bringing outlet centers to Canada is Anthony Grossi’s new mission

By Anna Robaton Growing up in the 1960s, Anthony Grossi watched Toronto's transformation through the eyes of his father, a construction worker who labored on the iconic Toronto-Dominion Centre and other projects developed by The Cadillac Fairview Corp. “Toronto was breaking out of its stodgy mold and becoming a world-class city with gleaming skyscrapers,” Grossi…

May 16, 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…

May 6, 2011
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Glasgow’s Argyll Arcade regains its luster

By Bennett Voyles While scouting Europe for new uses for some property, mahogany importer John Reid discovered the elegant covered shopping passages of Paris. Glass-covered shopping arcades had been popular in the notoriously rainy city for 29 years and in equally rainy London for eight. Reid bet that a similar arcade would do well in…

May 2, 2011
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ADA update could trip landlords

For the first time in two decades, the Americans with Disabilities Act has been revamped, meaning it is time again for retail owners to size up their properties accordingly and steer clear of costly noncompliance sanctions. Because the ADA is a civil-rights law, not a building code, there are no local inspection or enforcement bodies…