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March 19, 2014
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RECon Latin America Speaker Brook Scott Q&A

Tell us about yourself… As CBRE’s recent Interim Head of Research and Head of Occupier Research for the Americas, I closely follow the economic and demographic factors and megatrends impacting the retail sector as well as the other major property types. I work with other members of CBRE’s Global Research and Consulting team, a network…

March 14, 2014
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Q&A with RECon Latin America Speaker Zia Daniell Wigder

Tell us about yourself... I am a VP and Research Director at Forrester Research focused on global eCommerce issues. I look at how eCommerce is evolving in different international markets and help companies figure out how to take advantage of best practices around the globe. I’m especially interested in the rapidly growing emerging eCommerce markets…

February 24, 2014
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Q&A With RECon Latin America Speaker Matthew Oster

How long have you been involved with the shopping center industry? For the past three years, I have managed the research for Euromonitor International's retailing coverage for a number of countries in Latin America, first for Central America, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador, and then for Colombia and Venezuela. It has been remarkable to see…

October 18, 2013
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Introducing the Planigrupo Latin American Fellowship

The shopping center industry is booming in Latin America, and at the center are Planigrupo Latam and its chairman, Eduardo Bross. When talking about Latin America’s growing retail market with Mr. Bross, his excitement is palpable, but he will also lament about the lack of skilled workers to manage these centers.   Planigrupo decided to…

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…