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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 11, 2011
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Commercial Lending Rebounds, Open-Air Conference

Commercial real estate finance has regrouped amid improving economic conditions and there’s now an abundance of lenders chasing down a growing number of mostly Class A retail real estate purchases, said a panel of high-profile lenders Thursday at the ICSC Open Air Conference in Dallas. The controversial commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan market, written off…

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…

March 9, 2011
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Paris’ Biggest Retail Center to Get Major Overhaul

By Bennett Voyles Le Forum des Halles is the biggest shopping center in central Paris. It is one of Europe’s most profitable. And it is roundly hated by many Parisians, who regard the three-decade-old, nearly 650,000-square-foot center as cramped, unsafe and spectacularly ugly. But the center Paris loves to hate is soon to undergo a…

March 8, 2011
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NOW in eBook Formats: Gary Rappaport’s “Investing in Retail Properties”

BIG NEWS! ICSC Releases Investing in Retail Properties by Gary D. Rappaport in eBook Format! Investing in Retail Properties: A Guide to Structuring Partnerships for Sharing Capital Appreciation and Cash Flow educates professionals at every stage of their careers on how to build successful commercial real estate portfolios—providing expert guidance delivered in a conversational and…

March 4, 2011
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The FUSION App is NOW Available in the App Store!!!

IT’S HERE! ICSC’s FUSION 2011 MOBILE APP IS NOW AVAILABLE! A free, new and innovative way for you to plan and get the most out of your FUSION experience! The FUSION APP provides you with mobile 24/7 access to: -Conference Agenda -Exhibitor List -Social Media access -And Much More! Join us at the Fusion Conference…

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 24, 2011
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ICSC Scholarship Winner Tatijana Stafets is Excited About Retail!

By Jesse Serwer Tatijana Stafets, a 2010 winner of the ICSC Foundation’s Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarship, was in the fifth year of a six-year architecture program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when she decided she was more interested in the business side of real estate than in the design side. “I thought it…

February 22, 2011
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Innovators in Business: Milton Cooper, King of the R.E.I.T.

Watch the full episode. See more Nightly Business Report. Innovators in Business: Milton Cooper, King of the R.E.I.T. Strip shopping centers may not be the most glamorous type of commercial real estate. But they are a kind of "cash cow"-- generating substantial rents for their owners year in and year out. Milton Cooper realized that…