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January 21, 2011
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Kimco’s Henry Tapped for ICSC Chairmanship

Picture Source- images.businessweek.com David B. Henry, president, vice chairman and CEO of Kimco Realty Corp., North America’s largest owner of neighborhood and community shopping centers, was nominated today to be ICSC chairman for the 2011–2012 term. Henry, an ICSC trustee, brings three decades of capital markets industry experience to the post. He was tapped by…

January 20, 2011
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NEWLY BRANDED CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE A SUCCESS

New York, January 20, 2011- The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Caribbean Conference was truly a success with close to 400 retail real estate professionals from around the world in attendance. This conference featured professional development opportunities, informative sessions on current industry trends led by experts in the field, tours of local shopping centers,…

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…

December 20, 2010
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Holiday Help: People vs. Robots

This holiday shopping season, online retailers are testing a critical hiring decision: machine versus man. Zipping around the floor of a Crate & Barrel warehouse in Tracy, Calif., a cadre of 35 orange robots helps solitary human employees do the work of six people. The squat machines carry shelves with the company's 8,000 different products…

December 16, 2010
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Dept. Stores Dole Out Excess Space to Other Retailers….

  By Joel Groover Department stores have figured out a way to deal with all that excess space resulting from the collapse of consumer spending: They’re doling it out to expanding chains. These store-within-a-store subleases tend to be all upside, no downside for the anchors and the new lessees alike, observers say. For landlords, not…