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November 1, 2013
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Foundation Fridays: Do You Believe in the Future of Retail Real Estate? We Do!

Do you believe in the future of retail real estate? We do and that is why we are proud to offer several scholarship and fellowships to help shape the next generation of industry leaders.   Whether you are a university student, a working professional or new to the industry, the ICSC Foundation has created unique…

November 22, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- Virgin land 1984

Expansion is a crucial part of success for any retail real estate. Howard N. Brownstein, always grinning, gives some valuable advice on this topic “Expansion isn’t like building on virgin land, because the new has to blend seamlessly with the old, in terms of function, traffic, and visual impact.”

May 8, 2012
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RECon 2012 registration outpaces 2011

RECon registration is up this year over last year, reflecting a business climate that is improving steadily, if not as quickly as everyone might like. The number of registrants approached 26,000 by week’s end; there were fewer than 25,000 by this time last year. Expectations are that several thousand more will register at the show…

February 8, 2012
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ICSC Student Track at RECon

Imagine that you are an undergraduate or graduate student walking into the Las Vegas Convention Center to attend your first RECon.  Just grasping the elementary parts of the program experience would be challenging:  “Where is Registration?” “Where do I find a Conference Program?” “How do a find a particular company in the Leasing Mall?”  Even…

October 19, 2011
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Introducing the ICSC Social Media iPhone App

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Mobile Fringe have teamed up to create the first ever ICSC Social Media App. This is a full-featured iPhone (and iPod touch) application for the Retail Real Estate industry with a lot of personality! This application delivers the latest coverage in ICSC social media feeds, technology and social…

June 29, 2011
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BLACKSTONE COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF CENTRO PROPERTIES GROUP US

- POSITIONS COMPANY TO DRIVE LEASING AND REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS – NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 – BRE Retail Holdings Inc., an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI L.P. (“Blackstone”), today announced that it has closed the previously announced transaction to purchase the US assets and platform of Centro Properties Group and its managed funds…