Prestigious Industry Opportunity Returns to West Coast
NEW YORK, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), in collaboration with the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, is pleased to announce the second annual University of Shopping Centers West, the premier educational program serving the retail real estate and shopping center industry with an emphasis on the West Coast marketplace, to be held Oct. 25–27 at the University of Southern California.
The executive level program, which marked its successful debut last year, provides intensive training in trends, practices and forecasts of every aspect of the retail real estate industry. The University features engaging keynote presentations, world-class educational courses and myriad networking opportunities.
The University of Shopping Centers West offers an unparalleled educational experience while promoting a seamless exchange of ideas via roundtable discussions, panels, and receptions. The three-day program commences with retail tours followed by two days of content. Participants can choose from more than 20 interactive courses, taught by a distinguished group of industry professionals and experts, covering the following industry-related topics: retailing, leasing, asset management, development, design and construction and specialized studies.
“The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate is thrilled to again partner with ICSC to bring University of Shopping Centers to Los Angeles. As the retail sector continues its recovery, technology and demographics are reshaping how business is done. This session allows us to design a curriculum and create programs that directly address how these disrupters affect retailers, developers and owners. We are looking forward to another exchange of ideas on what the future will bring,” said Richard K. Green, director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.
“For more than 50 years, we have effectively and efficiently operated the University of Shopping Centers at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business,” said Eric Hertz, senior vice president of education at ICSC. “Last year, we introduced this unique industry opportunity to the West Coast in collaboration with USC Lusk, another esteemed institution in Southern California, and experienced remarkable results. We are excited to once again offer this dynamic program to the West Coast.”
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Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 68,000 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 www.icsc.org.