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May 31, 2012
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Luxury Leaps Ahead in Retail

Retailers looking to increase their profit per square foot are increasingly moving into urban, high-end locations with a proven demographic. L3 Capital's Gregg Schott talks about why luxury is becoming de rigueur lately.

May 29, 2012
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The Who’s, How’s and Why’s of Retail Spending

Peer reviews, baby boomers and millenials are all making their mark in retail lately. Jones Lang LaSalle's Aaron Ahlburn talks about the trends happening in the shopping sector and what retailers are profiting from them. He also talks about the impact e-commerce has had on the industry.

May 23, 2012
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Lauralee Martin, Chief Operating & Financial Officer, Jones Lang LaSalle

During the financial recession, retailers focused on "greening" their products, but during the recovery-they're putting renewed vigor into their real estate sustainability practices. They're making tremendous strides in energy and water reduction and almost doubling their recycling efforts. Jones Lang LaSalle's Lauralee Martin says partnerships between real estate owners and retails will bring great things…

May 21, 2012
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U.S. – Good, Better and Best Retailers and their Strategies – Spring 2012

Lew Kornberg, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle Retail Tenant Solutions, discusses why high-street luxury and value oriented retail are hot right now and how grocery-anchored centers will continue to thrive. He also discusses the inextricable link between e-commerce and bricks and mortar and how they enhance each other and the customer experience.

May 16, 2012
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A slow and steady recovery for retail

Greg Maloney, President and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Retail, discusses what's happening the retail sector as well as what we can expect for the remainder of 2012. Greg provides his outlook on sales, development and the mood at this year's RECON conference.

May 15, 2012
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Cities court retail development at RECon

Despite tightened budgets among local governments nationwide, representatives of municipalities and economic development groups are heading to RECon in force to court retail development at the Cities of the World Pavilion. Hundreds of city representatives attend RECon each year, and many of them rent exhibit space to showcase their incentive programs and other opportunities for…

May 9, 2012
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Florida International University Offers New Scholarship Opportunity for ICSC Members!

Through ICSC’s University Partnership Program, Florida International University’s Chapman School of Business will be offering at least one scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, to an ICSC member to be applied to his or her tuition for the school’s Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) program. Any ICSC member in good standing will…

May 8, 2012
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RECon 2012 registration outpaces 2011

RECon registration is up this year over last year, reflecting a business climate that is improving steadily, if not as quickly as everyone might like. The number of registrants approached 26,000 by week’s end; there were fewer than 25,000 by this time last year. Expectations are that several thousand more will register at the show…