New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Keynote New York National Deal Making Conference

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Keynote #NYnDM, which is marking its return Dec. 7 and 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

NEW YORK, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is gearing up for the annual New York National Deal Making Conference, which will be held Dec. 7 and 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Thriving on the positive momentum of the retail real estate industry, this year’s conference is shaping up to be the biggest and best to date.

The 2015 program features new programming and distinguished speakers including New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi as the keynote. Girardi is a baseball legend famous for guiding the New York Yankees to five playoffs and one World Series Championship. Girardi will deliver the keynote address at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

“With shopping center sales equaling 15% of U.S. GDP and the industry directly employing 1 out of every 11 Americans, it is an engine of our nation’s economy. Industry occupancy rates currently approximate 94%, illustrating its healthy condition,” said ICSC President and CEO Tom McGee. “With expected attendance of nearly 10,000 people, this conference, which serves as a medium to secure deals and foster relationships, speaks to continued optimism for that strength. This is good news given the integral role the industry plays in the social, economic and civic vibrancy of our communities across America.”

The two-day New York National Deal Making Conference will open with a preview networking event on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the ICSC Foundation “Bigger Better Party” in Times Square. The event will give attendees the opportunity to convene before the deals get going.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with owners, developers, brokers and premier retailers at the brand new Retailer Row on Tuesday. Participating retailers include Target, Starbucks, Century 21, Juice Press and Walgreens among others. Attendees are also invited to take advantage of the Pavilions: Finance, Global
and the newly added P3, which promotes public-private partnerships and features neighborhoods and communities with development opportunities.

Unable to attend? Need a break from all the deals? Tune into ICSC LIVE! Filmed directly on the show floor, the C-Suite interview series will be available in real time across ICSC’s social channels and conference website. Produced in a late-night show format, attendees can experience the show as the studio audience while ICSC Spokesman Jesse Tron sits down with the industry’s most powerful players to discuss the current and future state of the industry, trends and more.

ICSC has a penchant for picking buzzworthy speakers – the 2014 keynote was Donald Trump. Also of note, last year’s program marked its first appearance at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which resulted in an impressive 25% growth in attendance with more than 400 exhibiting companies and 9,600 attendees. ICSC forecasts even better results for the 2015 conference.

Join the conversation on Twitter – follow @ICSC and use #NYnDM.

Register here today! Registration fees are $635 for members and $835 for non-members. Press registration is complimentary. Contact Noelle Malone in ICSC’s media relations department to obtain press credentials.

About ICSC
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, investors, retailers, brokers, academics, and public officials. The shopping center industry is essential to economic development and opportunity. They are a significant job creator, driver of GDP, and critical revenue source for the communities they serve through the generation of sales taxes and the payment of property taxes. These taxes fund important municipal services like firefighters, police officers, school services, and infrastructure like roadways and parks. Shopping centers aren’t only fiscal engines however; they are integral to the social fabric of their communities by providing a central place to congregate with friends and family, discuss community matters, and participate in and encourage philanthropic endeavors. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.org and for the latest news from ICSC and the industry go to www.thecenterofshopping.com.

SOURCE: International Council of Shopping Centers

 

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New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Keynote New York National Deal Making Conference

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Keynote New York National Deal Making Conference

ICSC Foundation presents the Canadian Community Support Award to Bentall Kennedy for their charitable campaign at the North Hill Centre in Calgary

CSC Foundation honors outstanding social campaign at local Calgary centre

TORONTO, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation is proud to present the prestigious Canadian Community Support Award to Bentall Kennedy for their outstanding charitable campaign at the North Hill Centre, located in Calgary, Alberta.

Bentall Kennedy received accolade for their “Great Calgary Cake Off” competition, which provided the local community the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for a number of charities. Ten local teams, each representing a different charity, competed in a cake-decorating contest for the chance to win a $10,000 donation. The competition enlisted the community to vote to determine the winner, which heightened awareness for all participating charities. At the conclusion of the contest, the winning team’s charity, Cystric Fibrosis Canada, received the generous donation.

“This award recognition is a testament to the enthusiasm and hard work of the community that we are so proud to be a part of,” said Stephen J. Michniewicz, Senior Vice President, National Retail Operations, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP. “It is gratifying to see the dedication, ideas, and creativity of our team and North Hill Centre’s staff manifest into such a fulfilling event, especially on a limited budget. On behalf of the North Hill Centre ownership and Bentall Kennedy, we are proud of everyone involved in making the event a success.”

The Canadian Community Support Awards recognize and promote the most outstanding examples of social responsibility by shopping centers in the region. To commemorate this honor, the ICSC Foundation has donated $5,000 USD to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Bentall Kennedy’s partnering charity.

“Our valuable partnership with North Hill Centre through the Great Calgary Cake Off event has been instrumental to our success in helping to fund cystic fibrosis (CF) clinics. The event helped us achieve new recognition and awareness from donors and volunteers who had never heard of cystic fibrosis before,” said Kristy Gill, Regional Executive Director Cystic Fibrosis Canada. “The ICSC Foundation’s generous contribution of $5,000 will help to support cystic fibrosis research and clinical care. These efforts bring hope to 150 children and their families that attend the specialized CF clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.”

The ICSC Foundation presented the award to Bentall Kennedy during a ceremony at the Canadian Convention in Toronto. The Canadian Community Support Award winner, along with the winners of other international community support awards, are automatically entered into a global competition for the Albert Sussman International Community Support Award, which will be announced on May 22, 2016 at RECon in Las Vegas.

Want to learn more? Join the conversation on Twitter via @ICSC and #ICSCFoundation with the hashtag #MindfulMalls to recognize shopping centers that share a common vision of making a difference.

The ICSC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the ICSC whose mission is to strengthen the global retail real estate industry by supporting students, professionals and the philanthropic work of shopping centers. For more information, visit www.icscfoundation.org.

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, investors, retailers, brokers, academics, and public officials. The shopping center industry is essential to economic development and opportunity. They are a significant job creator, driver of GDP, and critical revenue source for the communities they serve through the collection of sales taxes and the payment of property taxes. These taxes fund important municipal services like firefighters, police officers, school services, and infrastructure like roadways and parks. Shopping centers aren’t only fiscal engines however; they are integral to the social fabric of their communities by providing a central place to congregate with friends and family, discuss community matters, and participate in and encourage philanthropic endeavors. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.org and for the latest news from ICSC and the industry go to www.thecenterofshopping.com.

SOURCE: International Council of Shopping Centers

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ICSC Foundation presents the Canadian Community Support Award to Bentall Kennedy for their charitable campaign at the North Hill Centre in Calgary

ICSC Foundation presents the Canadian Community Support Award to Bentall Kennedy for their charitable campaign at the North Hill Centre in Calgary

ICSC Foundation presents the Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarships to Garrett Biss and Charles Griffith

Garrett Biss and Charles Griffith Honored with Prestigious Scholarships

NEW YORK, 2015-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its mission to encourage the continuing education of retail real estate professionals, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation has presented the Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarships to Garrett Biss and Charles Griffith, honoring their onset dedication and potential to advance retail real estate.

The Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarship is named in honor of the late Charles Grossman who served as the Foundation’s chairman from 2006-2007 and was instrumental in taking the Foundation in its current direction.  The award provides each recipient with a $10,000 academic scholarship and the opportunity to attend RECon, ICSC’s global retail real estate convention held in Las Vegas. The scholarships are available to graduate students, who are also ICSC members who indicate a preference for a career in retail real estate.

Scholarship recipient Garrett Biss is pursuing his master’s degree in real estate development at Auburn University. Biss has applied his experience as a U.S. Marine to his studies and work ethic, and aspires to become a developer, strategic real estate investor and future civic leader.

“Through my military experience, I have developed many skills and disciplines that will serve me well in real estate development and investment, Biss said. “My goal is to blend a career in real estate development with a future position as a community leader in order to help achieve that greater good.”

While pursuing his master’s degree at Columbia University, Charles Griffith is making forward steps to achieve his goal to join an international real estate firm directly involved in real estate investment, development and asset management in Asia. Having accumulated six years of experience, he is looking forward to continuing his education and making strides in the industry,

“I am eager to make the most out of business school. I have been working diligently to develop myself personally and professionally so that I can fulfill my aspiration of transitioning from real estate service provider to real estate developer and financier, and achieve my dream of walking into a landmark building that I helped conceive,” said Griffith.

The ICSC Foundation presented the scholarships during an awards ceremony at RECon on May 19 in Las Vegas.

The ICSC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the ICSC whose mission is to strengthen the global retail real estate industry by supporting students, professionals and the philanthropic work of shopping centers. For more information, visit www.icscfoundation.org

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 www.icsc.org.

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