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May 28, 2014
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Beyond Your Backyard, The Global Retail Landscapes Opportunities

The way retailers use real estate around the globe is fundamentally changing in response to shifts in consumer preferences, spending patterns and robust growth in e-commerce. International retailers are focused on acquiring high-quality retail space in markets with healthy market fundamentals. London, New York, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Shanghai continue to attract…

May 19, 2014
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Beyond Your Backyard, The Global Retail Landscapes Opportunities

The way retailers use real estate around the globe is fundamentally changing in response to shifts in consumer preferences, spending patterns and robust growth in e-commerce. International retailers are focused on acquiring high-quality retail space in markets with healthy market fundamentals. London, New York, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Shanghai continue to attract…

May 19, 2014
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3 Ways to brand a luxury building

By: Rodrigo Lopez, Chief Creative Officer, Neoscape Luxury is an overused marketing term, especially when it comes to real estate. Is there any property today that does not have luxury finishes or offer a luxury brand or luxury shopping experience as its core message? What makes luxury, luxury? When the market is saturated with the…

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…

October 2, 2013
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The Building of a Collegiate Real Estate Program: Virginia Tech Takes on the Challenge

For those of us who’ve dealt with the complexities of university bureaucracies, we applaud the success of the academicians and practitioners who’ve worked so diligently to launch the new undergraduate degree in real estate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, affectionately known by all as Virginia Tech.  The typical process of winning approval for…

November 10, 2011
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Google+ Unveils Brand Pages

This past Monday Google launched its Google+ Pages for Businesses after launching four months ago. From the official Google Blog: “For businesses and brands, Google+ pages help you connect with the customers and fans who love you. Not only can they recommend you with a +1, or add you to a circle to listen long-term.…

November 7, 2011
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SM Prime Holdings mall builds homes for poor neighbors

The ICSC Foundation has honored SM Prime Holdings, of the Philippines, with this year’s Asia Community Support Award for the “Breaking the Poverty Chain” campaign, at RECon Asia. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the SM North Edsa Mall, the owners wanted a campaign that would give back to the community. The company teamed…

October 14, 2011
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Kerry Cavanaugh applies lessons learned in the consumer-goods marketing business to shopping centers

By Jesse Serwer Divergent as consumer-goods and retail real estate businesses may be, Kerry Cavanaugh sees parallels between them. “Consumer products [is] focused on improving consumers’ lives. Commercial retail centers are really big consumer products,” Cavanaugh said. “For the consumer to spend money there and come out of her way to spend time at the…

August 17, 2011
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Social Media Spotlight: North American Properties

Greg Fitzgerald, the Digital Media Specialist for North American Properties supplied us with our first edition of Social Media Spotlight, highlighting the success that North American Properties has had through the use of social media. North American Properties (NAP) acquired Midtown Atlanta’s 130-acre, mixed-use Atlantic Station property in January of 2011, and social media has…

July 20, 2011
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ICSC Intern takes Chicago!

As a small-town girl from Pennsylvania and rising junior at Cornell University, interning in the meetings department at ICSC in New York couldn’t have been a more exciting opportunity. Like many, working in the City every day and joining the fast pace of the crowd has been a goal since I was old enough to…