The International Council of Shopping Centers: National Retail Real Estate Conference will be held July 26-28 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami

National Retail Real Estate Conference to be held July 26-28 in Miami

NEW YORK, 2015-6-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Next Generation National Conference will cover the future of retail, emphasizing high street and urban locations, luxury retailers, and international appeal. The national conference will be held July 26-28 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami.

This year’s conference will provide the future decision makers of the retail real estate industry exposure and the opportunity to network with the top names in the industry, previews to the latest and upcoming projects, and valuable professional development opportunities. The high-energy program features a host of activities including morning networking workouts, professional development sessions, dynamic retail and property tours, and a vibrant roster of speakers.

The three-day event will kick off on Sunday, July 26 with a boat cruise along Miami’s coastline – providing an exclusive vantage to Miami’s esteemed real estate properties – followed by an opening cocktail and dinner reception.

On Monday, ICSC President and CEO Michael P. Kercheval; JLL Vice President, Retail Brokerage Aileen Messinger; ICSC Chairman, CBL & Associates President and CEO Stephen Lebovitz; and Shiner Capital Partners, LLC Principal Sam Ankin will open the program. The itinerary includes tours of Brickell City Centre and Lincoln Road, and a retail presentation led by executives from Nike, Macy’s, and Gap on Lincoln Road. The day also features entertaining libations including a Nespresso coffee tasting at the brand’s flagship boutique and a wine tasting and retail showcase at Lincoln Center.

Executives from Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Related Company Retail Group, Forest City, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, and Weingarten Realty will commence Tuesday’s program. Madison Gross, director, conference program development, ICSC will identify 60 best practices for presentations. In keeping with the next generation theme, the “Four Under Forty” session will highlight the accomplishments and input from the following young executives: Conor C. Flynn, president, COO and CIO of Kimco Realty Corporation; Douglass E. Karp, president, New England Development; David J. Oakes, president and CEO, DDR Corp.; and Andy Stein, principal, Clark Street Real Estate. The conference will conclude with dual luncheons. The Women’s Special Industry Group (SIG) Luncheon will feature a panel of leading women from Nike, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, and Thor Equities, LLC and the Retailers Only Special Industry Group (SIG) Luncheon will be led by executives from CVS and Public Super Markets, Inc. who will discuss current and future retail trends.

Registration fees for ICSC’s Next Generation National Conference are $250 in advance for members and $400 in advance for non-members. To qualify for the advanced rate, registration must be completed by July 21.  Press registration is complimentary. To register, contact ICSC’s Members Services Department at 646-728-3800, or register online.  To obtain press credentials contact Noelle Malone in ICSC’s media relations department at 646-728-3540 or

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  For more information, visit



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