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November 22, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- Virgin land 1984

Expansion is a crucial part of success for any retail real estate. Howard N. Brownstein, always grinning, gives some valuable advice on this topic “Expansion isn’t like building on virgin land, because the new has to blend seamlessly with the old, in terms of function, traffic, and visual impact.”

November 15, 2012
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Get Your Instagram ON at The New York National Conference!

We are VERY excited to announce ICSC is doing its first Instagram contest at the New York National Conference! Here is your chance to win a FUJIFILM instax 210! Upload a photo and tag #ICSC and #NYConf during the NY National Conference on 12/3/12 and 12/4/12! Feel free to upload as many photos you like!…

November 12, 2012
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ICSC Wins a 2012 MARCOM Award!

We are excited to announce that ICSC has won a 2012 MARCOM Gold award for the ICSC Mobile App! A huge thank you to Steven So, Nippun Dhiman, Nate Lockard, Nancy Xu, Jennifer Giraldo, Sarah Malcolm, and Robert Pimpsner. The MARCOM Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept,…

November 9, 2012
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Send us your #RetailShoutOut

Do you love Retail as much as we do? Then give your favorite retailer(s) a Shout Out and you can win big! We are looking for the most creative, thoughtful, & heartwarming stories from YOU, the Retail Real Estate Industry! So get your video cameras rolling and tell ICSC and the industry who your favorite…

November 8, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- Saving energy even in the sweltering heat of 1984

In Waikiki, Hawaii the heat is always a dilemma when it comes to building a shopping center. However, the developers of the Waikiki Center found a way to save energy and still keep the center cool and comfortable. Energy saving was created by using natural cooling materials such as cement, high ceilings to maximize the…

November 1, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- Toast to the ‘sister’ centers

The first know international relationship between shopping centers occurred in 1985 with the bond between Fremont Hub in California and Kamishiba Center in Fukaya, Japan. The official collaboration was made at the annual merchant’s association dinner, set in a Japanese theme.