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ICSC Deal Making Conference Explores the Changing Retail Industry

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The ICSC New England Conference & Deal Making was held from July 18 through July 20, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Registered attendance at the Conference was strong again this year, with over 1,200 people registered for the show. The sessions on the opening day of the show included a program on public/private… Continue Reading

ICSC RECon 2017 – ICSC RECon Continues to Draw the Crowds

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ICSC RECon 2017 was held last week from May 21-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year, the conference lived up to its billing as the “World’s Largest Retail Real Estate Convention” with an estimated crowd of 37,000.  This represents about a 2.7% increase over last year and continues the trend of growing attendance… Continue Reading

When in Rome: Our Take on the ICSC OAC (Open Air Summit)

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We know from our high school history lessons that large scale public shopping centers have been around since the days of the Roman Empire, if not before. The fabled open air markets of cities like Istanbul and Damascus still exist today and are often the backdrop of our favorite action movies and TV shows (anyone… Continue Reading

ICSC Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal Making Recap

Posted in Landlords, Leasing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Tenant

With seemingly all of the country’s attention focused on Washington DC lately, we snuck out of the District and across the Potomac River to National Harbor last week for ICSC’s 2017 Mid-Atlantic Conference and Deal Making. The conference was very well attended, and the mood among attendees and presenters was generally upbeat. Anecdotally, the sentiment… Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Conventions: MAPIC and ICSC New York

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Autumn has been a busy time for our Retail, Restaurant and Consumer team, with our attendance at two major industry events each attracting thousands of attendees. Interestingly, both events recorded their largest attendance numbers to date, and given Brexit and the results of the U.S. presidential election there was much fodder for discussion. Here’s what… Continue Reading

Industry-Wide Confidence Shines Through At ICSC’s 2016 Law Conference

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The 2016 ICSC Law Conference was held last week at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida.  Attendance was very strong this year, with over 1425 lawyers, paralegals, lease administrators, brokers and other retail real estate professionals attending. The strong participation seems to reflect wider confidence in our industry, with companies willing to send their teams… Continue Reading

ICSC’s New England Idea Exchange Draws a Crowd to Talk Shop

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The Hynes Convention Center hosted the ICSC New England Deal Making Conference in Boston last week from July 19 through July 21. ICSC announced that attendance was at an all-time high of about 1,200 people. The conference kicked-off with several social activities, including the golf tournament, the new sporting clays event and the retailer fun… Continue Reading

ICSC RECon 2016 – Holding Court

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ICSC RECon 2016 tipped off with a keynote address by Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and former NBA superstar. Attendance was up by about 2.7 percent from last year, with around 36,000 attendees, representing the more than 1,100 companies that registered for the sold out event. Real Estate developers from… Continue Reading

ICSC 2015 National Deal Making – Bigger, Better And Back At The Javits Center

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This is the second year that the New York ICSC has been held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and no one is pining for the old venue. Attendance was up, perhaps breaking 10,000, which would be an all time record. The mood of the crowd was very positive, perhaps even ebullient, reflecting the… Continue Reading

Strong Showing in Arizona: ICSC’s 2015 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

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Arizona played host to ICSC‘s 2015 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, and with great success. The conference took place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, which comfortably housed over 1,400 attendees. The conference offered a robust itinerary of educational sessions, focus groups and roundtables. As always, the gathering was rich with… Continue Reading

ICSC’s New England Idea Exchange Talks Trends and Technology

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As ICSC’s New England Idea Exchange closes on yet another successful conference, the message is clear:  the retail industry is reinventing itself once again.  Attendance was on the increase again this year as real estate professionals gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, appropriately located within the quickly expanding Seaport District, to hear about… Continue Reading

RECon 2015: a Decidedly Global Outlook

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We are back from the ICSC’s RECon Global Retail conference, and needed the full long weekend to recover!  More than 34,000 real estate professionals attended the event (substantially exceeding last year’s attendance), and the mood among was decidedly upbeat. While the conference has always been the single most important event on the calendar of U.S…. Continue Reading

The Evolution of the Shopping Experience: Heard at ICSC Dealmaking 2014

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Despite a terrible Nor’Easter that hit the first day of the conference, nearly 9,000 attendees – a record-breaking number and 26% increase over 2013 – joined the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for the 2014 Dealmaking Conference at the new venue, the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. With a larger, better laid-out… Continue Reading

ICSC 44th Annual US Shopping Center Law Conference Recap: Something for Everyone

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Last week, the International Council of Shopping Centers hosted its 44th annual U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in Orlando, Florida from October 22nd – 25th. It saw an incredible turnout of approximately 1,430 attendees and included over 75 sessions and 100 roundtables, along with several networking opportunities and receptions. The sessions covered a wide range… Continue Reading

Internet Sales Tax Update: Senate Introduces Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act

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Senators Enzi, Durbin, Alexander, Heitkamp, Collins and Pryor introduced the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (MITFA) and the retail industry is listening! Two of the largest retail industry trade groups in the U.S., the Retail Industry Leaders Association and National Retail Federation, urged Congress to pass a combined version of two bills. Essentially, the… Continue Reading

ICSC RECon Global Retail Conference Recap

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The annual ICSC RECon global retail conference went off without a hitch in Las Vegas this May. With 33,000 people in attendance, there was action in every corner. As promised in our April post, here is a recap of what we saw: Where the Action Is RECon has a reputation for being the fast lane… Continue Reading

Fast Forward: Anticipation Grows as ICSC RECon Global Conference Approaches

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The annual ICSC RECon Global Retail conference is coming fast and we are poised to take it all in. This year’s conference takes place from May 18-20th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As we see it, this conference is the place to be if you participate in any part of the retail industry. As… Continue Reading

A Glimpse into ICSC’s Annual Conference in New York

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Snow and cold greeted the more than 7000 attendees for this year’s ICSC National Conference in New York City! Notwithstanding the inclement weather, attendees were busy between the two program venues, the Hilton and the Sheraton, but the energy was high. Overall, a big success for the ICSC again this year. As promised in previous… Continue Reading

Retail Environment Showing Strong Signs

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The improving retail environment is reflected in a strong showing at this year’s ICSC Law Conference held in San Diego last week. There were almost 1400 people at the conference, which alternates annually between the east and west coasts. We find this conference provides a wonderful, educational environment on a broad array of retail-related topics… Continue Reading

Tuning into the Buzz at RECon: The Global Retail Real Estate Convention

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Attending ICSC’s annual conference RECon Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas is the right choice if you want to take the pulse of the US retail real estate industry. This annual event is a true “deal exchange”—the place to be for connecting on all that’s happening in retail real estate across the nation…. Continue Reading

ICSC Industry Snapshot Infographic Released

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In April 2013, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a global trade association of the shopping center industry, released an infographic depicting a snapshot of the retail industry that may be of interest to retailers throughout the U.S. The infographic shares figures on a broad range of topics, such as shopping center sales, chain… Continue Reading

Recap of 42nd Annual US Shopping Center Law Conference: October 24-27, 2012

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The International Council of Shopping Center (“ICSC”) held its 42nd annual US Shopping Center Law Conference in Orlando from October 24-27. Approximately 1,350 attendees representing a diverse cross-section of the retail real estate industry attended the four-day program, which included more than 65 sessions on a range of hot-button topics and recent developments on various… Continue Reading

RECon 2012: Tempered Enthusiasm for Continued Recovery and Growth

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The International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”) held its annual Global Retail Real Estate Convention (“RECon”) in Las Vegas from May 20-23. Over 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors lined the halls of RECon 2012 and those in attendance observed a guarded optimism and tempered enthusiasm that has been absent in recent years. Although the U.S…. Continue Reading

Suburban Retailers Moving Into Urban Spaces, an ICSC Discussion

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The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) kicked off its recent 2012 Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal-Making with a panel discussion on the growing trend of suburban, large-format retailers, such as Wal-Mart, moving into urban markets that were once viewed as impenetrable and undesirable. Grant Ehat of JBG Rosenfeld Retail Properties moderated the panel, which included… Continue Reading