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February 24, 2011
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ICSC Scholarship Winner Tatijana Stafets is Excited About Retail!

By Jesse Serwer Tatijana Stafets, a 2010 winner of the ICSC Foundation’s Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarship, was in the fifth year of a six-year architecture program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when she decided she was more interested in the business side of real estate than in the design side. “I thought it…

January 31, 2011
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Commercial Real Estate Recovery Has Legs, PwC Poll Finds

A poll of investors, lenders, executives and other commercial real estate stakeholders conducted by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found a generally optimistic attitude towards the industry in 2011. Of the more than 200 respondents, more than 70 percent indicated that they believe ongoing recovery in the commercial real estate industry has legs. More than half,…

January 18, 2011
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Back To School!

By Steve McLinden   The retail real estate business is going back to school, not just to tweak its own skills, but also to scout all of the up-and-coming talent already seated in the classrooms. Growing numbers of universities are both fine-tuning their master’s and undergraduate commercial real estate programs and creating new ones, as…

December 22, 2010
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Investing in Retail Properties: A Guide to Structuring Partnerships for Sharing Capital Appreciation and Cash Flow.

  NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has published an invaluable new guide to acquiring, financing, redeveloping and managing shopping centers entitled “Investing in Retail Properties: A Guide to Structuring Partnerships for Sharing Capital Appreciation and Cash Flow.” From start to finish, this volume educates professionals at every stage of their careers…