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January 9, 2014
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The Winding Academic Paths to a Career in Retail Real Estate

By: Sarah Ritchie Over the last several years, there has been a rapid expansion in academic degrees focused specifically on the real estate discipline.  The curricula and programs vary and include undergraduate and graduate degrees, interdisciplinary real estate development programs (often in schools of planning or architecture), and finance-driven majors, located in business schools.  While…

December 6, 2013
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Reflections on RECon Asia 2013

By: Matt Winn, Global Retail COO, Cushman & Wakefield Inc. This week in Beijing, Cushman & Wakefield and ICSC launched our global partnership. We did so with 20 C&W colleagues from 9 countries. It highlighted for me the importance of ICSC as a gathering place and facilitator of meetings. After three fascinating days in Beijing…

August 30, 2013
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Foundation Fridays: Introducing ICSC Foundation’s New Program Manager, Bethany Vensel

In honor of Foundation Friday, we sat down with ICSC Foundation’s new program manager, Bethany Vensel to get to know her and find out the new projects coming out of the foundation. You have been with ICSC for three months and your first week was RECon. I was in the office for three days, barely…

August 26, 2013
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ICSC Student Members Learn More With Our Mentoring Program

Recently, ICSC has adopted the acronym “EARN” to provide a quick review of the major benefits and programs of the association:  Education, Advocacy, Research, and Networking.  But to my mind, there is another important activity in which the association—or more accurately its members—routinely engage:  mentoring college and university students.  Despite the demands of making deals,…

August 16, 2013
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JTR Scholarship Winner 5 Years Later

  Five years ago when Danaria Farris McCoy, CDM, CSM, was selected as one of the John T. Riordan (JTR) Professional Education Scholarship recipients, she was a Marketing Manager at Service Star USA in Greenwood, CO. Today, she is the General Manager of the first-ever, privately operated open-air shopping center on a U.S. Military Installation,…

August 12, 2013
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All Roads Lead to Retail in Florida

10. All Roads Lead to Retail in Florida from Cindy Radney on Vimeo. Are you heading to ICSC's Florida conference this month? Get an insider's perspective on Florida's major retail markets of Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Broward County from on-the-ground experts. Learn about the different drivers impacting the resurgence of retail in the Sunshine State…