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July 12, 2011
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Leasing skills critical for industry success

July 2011, Brussels.  Leasing is seen as the most essential skill within the Retail Real Estate Industry according to students attending the 2011 International Council of Shopping Centre's European Retail Property School. More than double the number of students attended the 2011 school than the previous year, and far more students registered for this topic…

July 7, 2011
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City gives retailers free rent to encourage growth

by Jesse Serwer The city of West Palm Beach, Fla., and a local landlord have devised a novel way to drum up interest in its downtown, while also incubating local business: they are giving away free rent for a year to the company with the most impressive plan for a store on its Clematis Street…

July 1, 2011
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ICSC Student Comments About RECon

What are you doing for your future and how are you assuring your success? If you are looking for opportunities, connections and knowledge, read on. In real estate, it is not always what you know, but who you know. Business transactions are done with mutual trust and established relationships. When you are in college the…

June 10, 2011
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RECon: A View from a Newcomer

Emily Corbin, marketing & real estate student, Sam Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas My Father, a small carwash developer based in Arkansas, is always traveling and going to different meetings or conferences across the United States to promote his business. Since I was young, he has asked me to go with him, but…

March 30, 2011
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Shopping Centers Focus on the Future by Giving Back to the Community

By Steve McLinden In a day when many businesses may find giving to charity difficult, retail real estate decision makers the world over are holding fast to a commitment to help their fellow man, in good times and in bad. In addition to supporting such causes as United Way or various worldwide disaster-relief funds, the…

March 29, 2011
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ICSC PRESENTS 600th NEXT GENERATION PROGRAM IN SAN FRAN!

“Improve Your Learning Curve- An Introduction to ICSC Northern California’s Mentoring Program” NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is proud to present the 600th Next Generation Program. The conference will take place April 14, 2011 at Metreon in San Francisco, Calif. [Editor’s note: see attached program for full…

March 10, 2011
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ICSC PRESENTS 600th NEXT GENERATION PROGRAM IN SAN FRAN!

“Improve Your Learning Curve- An Introduction to ICSC Northern California’s Mentoring Program” NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is proud to present the 600th Next Generation Program. The conference will take place April 14, 2011 at Metreon in San Francisco, Calif. [Editor’s note: see attached program for full…

February 28, 2011
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JTR School for Professional Development!!!

  What is the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development? The John T. Riordan (JTR) School for Professional Development is an exciting week of training designed for real estate professionals across North America to learn from key industry leaders specializing in their field of study and to earn their ICSC certification. The school offers…

February 9, 2011
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Who’s Coming to Wharton?!?!

  What is the University ICSC's University of Shopping Centers has been providing Master's level education to real-estate professionals for over 45 years. In 2011, the University of Shopping Centers features 10 colleges - areas of concentration - offering 60 advanced courses on cutting-edge topics that provide real-world examples and practical solutions to some of…