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February 24, 2012
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What are you in the Market for?

 New tenants for landlords, new locations for retailers or even an entire new shopping center project could be on the agenda.  But don’t forget all the products and services you need to run a successful and profitable shopping center.  So, with RECon just three short months away, I thought it prudent to update you…

February 13, 2012
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RECon Keynote Speakers No Longer A “Secret”

ICSC Taps Four Unique “Outliers”   NEW YORK, February 13, 2012 – Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people will be the opening keynote speaker on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) annual RECon conference.  Gladwell has an incomparable gift for interpreting new…

February 8, 2012
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ICSC Student Track at RECon

Imagine that you are an undergraduate or graduate student walking into the Las Vegas Convention Center to attend your first RECon.  Just grasping the elementary parts of the program experience would be challenging:  “Where is Registration?” “Where do I find a Conference Program?” “How do a find a particular company in the Leasing Mall?”  Even…

February 8, 2012
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An ‘arresting’ mall at former prison in Uruguay

Mall landlords are always looking for ways to detain their customers just a little longer. Uruguay’s Punta Carretas Shopping, housed in a former prison in Montevideo, appears to be quite good at it: This year the 18-year-old shopping center is embarking on its third expansion. In fact its owners, a partnership of Uruguayan investors operating…